Doctor Jun-Tao Wang

Jun-Tao Wang joined HIE in June 2019 as a research fellow within the Soil Biology & Genomics research theme. He is interested in the ecology of microbial community, including their biogeography, functional traits and theoretical interpretation. Jun-Tao finished his PhD in the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he used statistical and NGS-based molecular approaches to study the biogeographic patterns of soil bacterial and fungal taxa in forest and grassland ecosystems. Then he extended his study from taxonomy to functions, by combing the metagenomic output with the ecological strategy of microbes.

Currently, Jun-Tao is working with Prof. Brajesh Singh on a CRDC project, which aims to develop biological based products to improve cotton productions and predict soil health.


2017-2019, NSFC, Soil microbial traits along elevational gradient on Mt Wuzhi in Hainan, (c.a. $40,000)

Selected publications

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Guerra CA, Cano-Diaz C, Egidi E, Wang J-T, Eisenhauer N, Singh BK, Maestre FT, (2020) 'The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale', Nature Climate Change, vol.10, no.6, pp 550-554

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Reich PB, Trivedi C, Eldridge DJ, Abades S, Alfaro FD, Bastida F, Berhe AA, Cutler NA, Gallardo A, Garcia-Velazquez L, Hart SC, Hayes PE, He JZ, Hseu ZY, Hu HW, Kirchmair M, Neuhauser S, Perez CA, Reed SC, Santos F, Sullivan BW, Trivedi P, Wang JT, Weber-Grullon L, Williams MA, Singh BK, (2020) 'Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes', Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol.4, no.2, pp 210-220

Eldridge DJ, Travers SK, Val J, Wang J-T, Liu H, Singh BK, Delgado-Baquerizo M, (2020) 'Grazing Regulates the Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Microbial Communities Within Ecological Networks', Ecosystems, vol.23, no.5, pp 932-942

Qiu Z, Wang J, Delgado-Baquerizo Manuel, Trivedi P, Egidi E, Chen YM, Zhang HY, Singh BK, (2020) 'Plant Microbiomes: Do Different Preservation Approaches and Primer Sets Alter Our Capacity to Assess Microbial Diversity and Community Composition?', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.11, Article no.993

Egidi E, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Plett JM, Wang JT, Eldridge DJ, Bardgett RD, Maestre FT, Singh BK, (2019) 'A few Ascomycota taxa dominate soil fungal communities worldwide', Nature Communications, vol.10, Article no.2369

Li J, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Wang JT, Hu HW, Cai ZJ, Zhu YN, Singh BK, (2019) 'Fungal richness contributes to multifunctionality in boreal forest soil', Soil Biology & Biochemistry, vol.136, Article no.UNSP 107526

Li J, Hu HW, Cai ZJ, Lei YR, Zhang MY, Li W, Wang JT, (2019) 'Contrasting Soil Bacterial and Fungal Communities between the Swamp and Upland in the Boreal Forest and their Biogeographic Distribution Patterns', Wetlands, vol.39, no.3, pp 441-451

Li J#, Wang J-T#, Hu H-W, Cai Z-J, Lei Y-R, Li W, Zhang M-Y, Li Z-M, Zhu Y-N, Cui LJ*, (2019) 'Changes of the denitrifying communities in a multi-stage free water surface constructed wetland', Sci. Total Environ. vol.650, pp 1419-1425 (#Equal contribution)

Wang JT, Egidi E, Li J, Singh BK, (2019) 'Linking microbial diversity with ecosystem functioning through a trait framework', Journal of Biosciences, vol.44, no.5, Article no.109

Zhao Z-B, He J-Z, Geisen S*, Han L-L, Wang J-T, Shen J-P, Wei W-X, Fang Y-T, Li P-P, Zhang L-M* (2019) 'Protist communities are more sensitive to nitrogen fertilization than other microorganisms in diverse agricultural soils', Microbiome, vol.7, p 33

Hu HW, Wang JT, Singh BK, Liu YR, Chen YL, Zhang YJ, He JZ, (2018) 'Diversity of herbaceous plants and bacterial communities regulates soil resistome across forest biomes', Environmental Microbiology, vol.20, no.9, pp 3186-3200, Special Issue: SI

Veresoglou SD#, Liu L#, Xu T-L#, Rillig MC, Wang M-E, Wang J-T, Chen Y-L, Hu Y-J, Hao Z-P, Chen B-D*, (2018) 'Biogeographical constraints in Glomeromycotinan distribution across forest habitats in China',  J. Ecol.

Zhang CJ, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Drake JE, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Tissue DT, Wang JT, He JZ, Singh BK, (2018) 'Intraspecies variation in a widely distributed tree species regulates the responses of soil microbiome to different temperature regimes', Environmental Microbiology Reports, vol.10, no.2, pp 167-178

Bai R, Wang J-T, Deng Y, He J-Z, Feng K, Zhang L-M*, (2017) 'Microbial community and functional structure significantly varied among distinct types of paddy soils but responded differently along gradients of soil depth layers', Front Microbiol, vol.8, p 945

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Bissett A, Eldridge DJ, Maestre FT, He J-Z, Wang J-T, Hamonts K, Liu Y-R, Singh BK, Fierer N, (2017) 'Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities', Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol.1, no.9, pp 1339-1347

Hu H-W, J-T Wang J-T, Li J, Shi X-Z, Ma Y-B, Chen D, He J-Z*, (2017) 'Long-term nickel contamination increases the occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in agricultural soils', Environ. Sci. Technol, vol.51, pp 790-800

Liu Y-R, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Trivedi P, He J-Z, Wang J-T, Singh BK, (2017) 'Identity of biocrust species and microbial communities drive the response of soil multifunctionality to simulated global change', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.107, pp 208-217

Cao P, Wang J-T, Hu H-W, Zheng Y-M, Ge Y, Shen J-P*, He J-Z*, (2016) 'Environmental filtering process has more important roles than dispersal limitation in shaping large-scale prokaryotic beta diversity patterns of grassland soils', Microb. Ecol, vol.72, pp 221-230

Hu H-W, Macdonald CA, Trivedi P, Anderson IC, Zheng Y, Holmes B, Bodrossy L, Wang J-T, He J-Z, Singh BK, (2016) 'Effects of climate warming and elevated CO2 on autotrophic nitrification and nitrifiers  in dryland ecosystems', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.92, pp 1-15

Hu H-W, Wang J-T, Li J, Li J-J, Ma Y-B, Chen D, He J-Z*, (2016) 'Field-based evidence for copper contamination induced changes of antibiotic resistance in agricultural soils: Copper induced changes in antibiotic resistance', Environ. Microbiol, vol.18, pp 3896-3909

Li J, Wang J-T, Hu H-W, Ma Y-B, Zhang L-M, He J-Z*, (2016) 'Copper pollution decreases the resistance of soil microbial community to subsequent dry–rewetting disturbance', J. Environ. Sci, vol.39, pp 155-164

Long X-E, Shen J-P*, Wang J-T, Zhang L-M, Di H, He J-Z*, (2016) 'Contrasting response of two grassland soils to N addition and moisture levels: N2O emission and functional gene abundance' J. Soil Sediment, vol.17, pp 384-392

Wang J-T, Zheng Y-M, Hu H-W, Li J, Zhang L-M, Chen B-D, Chen W-P, He J-Z*, (2016) 'Coupling of soil prokaryotic diversity and plant diversity across latitudinal forest ecosystems', Sci. Rep, vol.6 Art no.19561

Wu F, Wang J-T, Yang J, Li J, Zheng Y-M*, (2016) 'Does arsenic play an important role in the soil microbial community around a typical arsenic mining area?', Environ Pollut, vol.213, pp 949-956

Hu H-W, Zhang L-M, Yuan C-L, Zheng Y, Wang J-T, Chen D, He J-Z*, (2015) 'The large-scale distribution of ammonia oxidizers in paddy soils is driven by soil pH, geographic distance, and climatic factors', Front. Microbiol, vol.6, p 938

Li J, Ma Y-B, Hu H-W, Wang J-T, Liu Y-R, He J-Z*, (2015) 'Field-based evidence for consistent responses of bacterial communities to copper contamination in two contrasting agricultural soils', Front. Microbiol, vol.6, p 31

Wang J-T, Cao P, Hu H-W, Li J, Han L-L, Zhang L-M, Zheng Y-M, He J-Z*, (2015) 'Altitudinal distribution patterns of soil bacterial and archaeal communities along Mt. Shegyla on the Tibetan Plateau', Microb. Ecol, vol.69, pp 135-145

Wang J-T, Zheng Y-M, Hu H-W, Zhang L-M, Li J, He J-Z*, (2015) 'Soil pH determines the alpha diversity but not beta diversity of soil fungal community along altitude in a typical Tibetan forest ecosystem', J. Soil Sediment, vol.15, pp 1224–1232

Hu J-L, Zhu A-N, Wang J-H, Dai J, Wang J-T, Chen R-R, Lin X-G*, (2013) 'Soil microbial metabolism and invertase activity under crop rotation and no-tillage in North China', Plant Soil Environ, vol.59, no.11, pp 511-516