Doctor Jun-Tao Wang

Juntao WangJun-Tao Wang was awarded a Research Support Program Fellowship in 2021. His research centres on Bushfire Research: Soil Biodiversity.

Jun-Tao 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.

  • Research Support Program Fellow (Level B) - Bushfire Research: Soil Biodiversity (4 yrs), 2021

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

Selected publications

Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Liu Y-R, Sokoya B, Wang J-T, Hu H-W, He J-Z, Bastida F, Moreno JL, Bamigboye AR, Blanco-Pastor JL, Cano-Diáz C, Illán JG, Makhalanyane TP, Siebe C, Trivedi P, Zaady E, Verma JP, Wang L, Wang J, Grebenc T, Peñaloza-Bojacá GF, Nahberger TU, Teixido AL, Zhou X-Q, Berdugo M, Duran J, Rodríguez A, Zhou X, Alfaro F, Abades S, Plaza C, Rey A, Singh BK,Tedersoo L, Fierer N, (2021) 'Global homogenization of the structure and function in the soil microbiome of urban greenspaces', Science Advances, vol.7, no.28, Article no.eabg5809

Fernandez-Alonso MJ, Rodriguez A, Garcia-Velazquez L, Dos Santos E, de Almeida L, Lafuente A, Wang JT, Singh B, Fangueiro D, Duran J, (2021) 'Integrative effects of increasing aridity and biotic cover on soil attributes and functioning in coastal dune ecosystems', Geoderma, vol.390, Article no.114952

Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, Gross N, Saiz H, Maestre FT, Ruiz S, Dacal M, Asensio S, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, Cornelissen JHC, Deschamps L, Garcia C, Maire V, Milla R, Salinas N, Wang JT, Singh BK, Garcia-Palacios P, (2021) 'Functional rarity and evenness are key facets of biodiversity to boost multifunctionality', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.118, no.7, Article no.e2019355118

Liu YR, Eldridge DJ, Zeng XM, Wang JT, Singh BK, Delgado-Baquerizo M, (2021) 'Global diversity and ecological drivers of lichenised soil fungi', New Phytologist, vol.231, no.3, pp 1210-1219

Pereira APD, Santana MC, Zagatto MRG, Brandani CB, Wang JT, Verma JP, Singh BK, Cardoso EJBN, (2021) 'Nitrogen-fixing trees in mixed forest systems regulate the ecology of fungal community and phosphorus cycling', Science of the Total Environment, vol.758, Article no.143711

Santana MC, Pereira APDA, de Souza AJ, Zagatto MRG, de Araujo VLVP, Wang J-T, Verma JP, Singh BK, Cardoso EJBN, (2021) 'Shifts on archaeal community structure in pure and mixed Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium plantations', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.492, Article no.119218

Wang JT, Shen JP, Zhang LM, Singh BK, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Hu HW, Han LL, Wei WX, Fang YT, He JZ, (2021) 'Generalist Taxa Shape Fungal Community Structure in Cropping Ecosystems', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.12, Article no.678290

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

Garcia-Velazquez L, Rodriguez A, Gallardo A, Maestre FT, Dos Santos E, Lafuente A, Fernandez-Alonso MJ, Singh BK, Wang JT, Duran J, (2020) 'Climate and soil micro‐organisms drive soil phosphorus fractions in coastal dune systems', Functional Ecology, vol.34, no.8, pp 1690-1701

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

Zhang YJ, Hu HW, Chen QL, Yan H, Wang JT, Chen DL, He JZ, (2020) 'Manure Application Did Not Enrich Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Root Endophytic Bacterial Microbiota of Cherry Radish Plants', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.86, no.2, e02106-19

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