Publications

For a full list of publications, click on my Google Scholar, or ResearchGate.


  1. Si X, Cadotte MW, Zeng D, Baselga A, Zhao Y, Li J, Wu Y, Wang S, Ding P. (2017) Functional and phylogenetic structure of island bird communities. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 532-542.
    In the news: U of T News, The Varsity.

  2. Si X, Zhao Y, Chen C, Ren P, Zeng D, Wu L, Ding P. (2017) Beta-diversity partitioning: methods, applications and perspectives. Biodiversity Science 25: 464–480. [in Chinese with English Abstract]

  3. Wu L#, Si X#, Didham RK, Ge D, Ding P. (2017) Dispersal modality determines the relative partitioning of beta diversity in spider assemblages on subtropical land-bridge islands. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2121–2131.

  4. Wang Y#, Si X#, Peter M. Bennett PM, Chen C, Zeng D, Zhao Y, Wu Y, Ding P. (2017) Ecological correlates of extinction risk in Chinese birds. Ecography, in press.

  5. Song X, Holt RD, Si X, Christman MC, Ding P. (2017) When the species-time-area relationship meets island biogeography: diversity patterns of avian communities over time and space in a subtropical archipelago. Journal of Biogeography, in press.

  6. Chen C, Holyoak M, Si X, Wang Y, Ding P. (2017) Do seasonal species assemblages differ in their biogeography? Evidence from the spatial structure of bird communities on land-bridge islands. Journal of Biogeography, in press.

  7. Liang C, Feng G, Si X, Mao L, Yang G, Svenning J-C, Yang J. (2017) Bird species richness is associated with phylogenetic relatedness, plant species richness and altitudinal range in Inner Mongolia. Ecology and Evolution, in press.

  8. Si X, Baselga A, Leprieur F, Song X, Ding P. (2016) Selective extinction drives taxonomic and functional alpha and beta diversities in island bird assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 409–418.

  9. Wilson MC, Chen X, Corlett RT, Didham RK, Ding P, Holt RD, Holyoak M, Hu G, Hughes AC, Jiang L, Laurance WF, Liu J, Pimm SL, Robinson SK, Russo SE, Si X, Wilcove DS, Wu J, Yu M. (2016) Habitat fragmentation and biodiversity conservation: key findings and future challenges. Landscape Ecology 31: 219–227.

  10. Wu Y, Si X, Chen C, Zeng D, Zhao Y, Li J, Ding P. (2016) Effects of dispersal abilities on community dynamics of breeding birds on the land-bridge islands in the Thousand Island Lake, China. Biodiversity Science 24: 1143–1153. [in Chinese with English Abstract][Cover article]

  11. Pan X, Ding Z, Hu Y, Liang J, Wu Y, Si X, Guo M, Hu H, Jin K. (2016) Elevational pattern of bird species richness and its causes along a central Himalaya gradient, China. PeerJ 4: e2636.

  12. Si X, Baselga A, Ding P. (2015) Revealing beta-diversity patterns of breeding bird and lizard communities on inundated land-bridge islands by separating the turnover and nestedness components. PLoS ONE 10: e0127692.

  13. Shen G, Pimm SL, Feng C, Ren G, Liu Y, Xu W, Li J, Si X, Xie Z. (2015) Climate change challenges the current conservation strategy for the giant panda. Biological Conservation 190: 43–50.

  14. Goodale E, Ding P, Liu X, Martínez A, Si X, Walters M, Robinson SK. (2015) The structure of mixed-species bird flocks, and their response to anthropogenic disturbance, with special reference to East Asia. Avian Research 6: 14.

  15. Si X, Pimm SL, Russell GJ, Ding P. (2014) Turnover of breeding bird communities on islands in an inundated lake. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2283–2292.

  16. Si X, Kays R, Ding P. (2014) How long is enough to detect terrestrial animals? Estimating the minimum trapping effort on camera traps. PeerJ 2: e374.

  17. Si X, Ding P. (2014) Camera trap survey of population dynamics of mammals and birds in Gutianshan Forest Dynamics Plot, eastern China. Biodiversity Science 22: 819–822. [in Chinese]

  18. Xu A, Si X, Wang Y, Ding P. (2014) Camera traps and its minimum trapping effort for ground-dwelling mammals in fragmented habitats in the Thousand Island Lake, Zhejiang Province. Biodiversity Science 22: 764–772. [in Chinese with English Abstract]

  19. Si X, Ding P. (2011) History, status of monitoring land birds in Europe and American and countermeasures of China. Biodiversity Science 19: 303–310. [in Chinese with English Abstract]