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    YAN Chuan
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    Group of Agricultural Animal Ecology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China
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    2017-: Associate professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    2015 - 2016: Visiting scholar, University of Zurich
    2013 - 2016: Assistant professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    2010 - 2013: Ph.D, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
    2007 - 2010: M.Sc, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
    2003 - 2007: B.Sc, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
    At present, my research interests generally lie in population and community ecology, global change biology, and species interactions. By integrating data from field survey, online database and many other resources, I apply statistical and simulation modeling method to understand population dynamics and biodiversity under the impacts of global change.

    Research Interest:
    Population and community ecology, Global change biology, Species interaction.
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    Awards and Honors:
    2016: Outstanding young animal ecology scientist of China
    2013: Merit Graduate, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
    2013: Pacemaker to Merit Graduate, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
    2007-2010: Full scholarship for Master graduate. Lanzhou University.
    Research Grants:
    A study on mechanisms of community composition and dynamics of rodents in forest ecosystem of the Donglingshan Mountain, Beijing (NSFC, 2016-2018)
    Modeling the spatial distribution of rodents in China. (Key project of Science-technology basic condition platform from The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, 2015)
    Selected Publication:
    1. Yan, C., Y. Xie, X. Li, M. Holyoak, and Z. Zhang. 2016. Species co-occurrence and phylogenetic structure of terrestrial vertebrates at regional scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:455-463.
    2. Yan, C., and Z. Zhang. 2016. Interspecific interaction strength influences population density more than carrying capacity in more complex ecological networks. Ecological Modelling 332:1-7.
    3. Cao, L., Z. Wang, C. Yan, J. Chen, C. Guo, and Z. Zhang. 2016. Differential foraging preferences on seed size by rodents result in higher dispersal success of medium-sized seeds. Ecology 97:3070-3078.
    4. Zhang, H., C. Yan, G. Chang, and Z. Zhang. 2016. Seed trait-mediated selection by rodents affects mutualistic interactions and seedling recruitment of co-occurring tree species. Oecologia 180:475-484.
    5. Zhang, Z., Z. Wang, G. Chang, X. Yi, J. Lu, Z. Xiao, H. Zhang, L. Cao, F. Wang, H. Li, and C. Yan. 2016. Trade-off between seed defensive traits and impacts on interaction patterns between seeds and rodents in forest ecosystems. Plant Ecology:1-13.
    6. Zhang, Z., C. Yan, C. J. Krebs, and N. C. Stenseth. 2015. Ecological non-monotonicity and its effects on complexity and stability of populations, communities and ecosystems. Ecological Modelling 312:374-384.
    7. Yan, C., and Z. Zhang. 2014. Specific non-monotonous interactions increase persistence of ecological networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281:20132797.
    8. Jiang, G., J. Liu, L. Xu, C. Yan, H. He, and Z. Zhang. 2014. Intra- and interspecific interactions and environmental factors determine spatial–temporal species assemblages of rodents in arid grasslands. Landscape Ecology:1-13.
    9. Yan, C., T. Xu, X. Cao, F. Wang, S. Wang, S. Hao, H. Yang, H. Li, and Z. Zhang. 2014. Temporal change in body mass of two sympatric hamster species and implications for population dynamics. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:389-395.
    10. Li, X., G. Jiang, H. Tian, L. Xu, C. Yan, Z. Wang, F. Wei, and Z. Zhang. 2014. Human impact and climate cooling caused range contraction of large mammals in China over the past two millennia. Ecography 38:74-82.
    11. Yan C., Stenseth N.C., Krebs C.J., Zhang Z. 2013. Linking climate change to population cycles of hares and lynx. Global change biology 19(11), 3263-3271.
    12. Yan C., Xu L., Xu T., Cao X., Wang F., Wang S., Hao S., Yang H., Zhang Z. 2013. Agricultural irrigation mediates climatic effects and density dependence in population dynamics of Chinese striped hamster in North China Plain. Journal of Animal Ecology 82(2), 334-344.
    13. 赵清建, 顾海峰, 严川, 曹科, and 张知彬. 2016. 森林破碎化对鼠类—种子互作网络的影响. 兽类学报 36:15-23.