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Department of Plant Sciences


Research groups


Research overview

Yi provides lab management, oversees safety, trains students and researchers and supports research activities across the three ecology groups in the department. Current major projects include mapping of endangered tree species using drones to improve conservation management outcomes; monitoring of lakes and tracking seasonality of dissolved organic matter associated with Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network.


Yi helps with IA Biology of Cells and 1A Physiology of Organisms practicals



Selected Publications

Chen, L., Zhang, Y., Nunes, M., Stoddart, J., Khoury, S., Chan, H. Y., Coomes, D. 2022. Predicting leaf traits of temperate broadleaf deciduous trees from hyperspectral reflectance: can a general model be applied across a growing season? Remote Sensing of Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112767

Sheridan, E., Fonvielle, J., Cottingham, S., Zhang, Y., Dittmar, T., Aldridge, D., Tanentzap, A.. 2022. Plastic pollution fosters more microbial growth in lakes than natural organic matter. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31691-9

Lab Manager

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
Downing Street,
01223 330221