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Xiaoming Zou




 1988-1992. Department of Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. “Phosphorus transformations in soils: A new method and tree species effects”. 

Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and Soil Ecology.


  1986-1988. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. “Pattern of Kirtland’s warbler occurrence in its summer habitat, northern Lower Michigan”.

    M.S. in Natural Resources.


  1978-1982. Department of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, P. R. China.

    B. A. in Forest Science.



Soil ecology and biogeochemistry, especially biotic processes regulating the stabilization and destabilization of soil organic carbon, and the roles of plants in creating soil heterogeneity.



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González, G., Y. Li and X. Zou. In press. Effects of post-hurricane fertilization and debris removal on earthworm abundance and biomass in subtropical forests in Puerto Rico. Biodiversidade e Ecologia



Schaefer, D. A., W. T. Feng, and X. M. Zou. In press. Plant carbon inputs and environmental factors strongly affect soil respiration in a subtropical forest of southwestern China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.  


Li, Y. J., X. D. Yang, X. M. Zou, and J. H. Wu. 2008. Response of soil nematode communities to tree girdling in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest of southwest China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry DOI: 10.1016/ j.soilbio.2008.07.031.


Feng, W. T., X. M. Zou, D. A. Schaefer. 2008. Above- and belowground carbon inputs affect seasonal variations of soil microbial biomass in a subtropical monsoon forest of southwest China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry DOI: 10.1016 / j.soilbio.2008.10.002


Feng, W. T., D. A. Schaefer, J. Z. Li, J. H. Chen, X. M. Zou. 2008. Soil mono- and disaccharides and amino acids as influenced by plant litter and root processes in a subtropical moist forest of Southwest China. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-008-9229-0.




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 Biol. 6995 - Biogeochemistry

During the last two decades, tropical environmental issues have attracted a great deal of scientific and public attention.  These issues include, for example, tropical deforestation linked with global warming, and land use changes associated with sustainability of plant primary productivity and maintenance of tropical biodiversity.  This course will introduce some of the fundamental biogeochemical principles which are used in studies of tropical ecological issues.  A strong theme of this class will examine how natural biogeochemical processes operate and how human activities can alter these processes.  The subject has been divided roughly into two parts: natural biogeochemical processes, and interactions between natural and anthropogenic processes.  In the first part, we will discuss biogeochemical processes occurring in atmosphere, land, and in ocean.  In the second part, we will use all that covered thus far to understand the anthropogenic effects on the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, cations, and sulfur and the implications to a variety of environmental issues.  Thus the course will analyze biogeochemical cycles from several different points of view, emphasizing an integrated approach.

Biol. 3111 - General Ecology

Teach the fundamentals of ecology to non-ecology majors. The course covers all aspects of ecology, from autoecology, developmental and behavioral ecology, through population and community ecology, ecosystems, biogeography and global change.


  Matthew Warren


Nutrient retaintion in tropical forests

  Sara Raquel



Soil doc in tropical pastures and forests



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