Hongyu Guo

Hongyu in the field in Georgia.

Hongyu at University of Georgia Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, GA.

At LTER all-scientist meeting in Colorado.

Riding to research site in China.

Hongyu at field site in China.

How to study the tall plant?

Academic History:

Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston TX, 2011.

M.S. in Plant Ecology, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Nankai University, Tianjin, P. R. China, 2005

 B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, P. R. China, 2002

Research Interests:

For my postdoc I am examining the consequences of mangrove invasion into salt marsh habitats on the Texas coast.  My Ph.D. research focused on examining the factors that mediate the distribution of plants along the freshwater-salt water gradient of estuaries at the GCE-LTER site in Georgia, and how these factors simultaneously mediate plant productivity and diversity. 

 

Publications:

Guo, H., K. Więski, Z. Lan and S. C. Pennings. 2014. Relative influence of deterministic processes on structuring marsh plant communities varies across an abiotic gradient. Oikos 123:173-178. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00425.x.

Guo, H., Y. Zhang, Z. Lan and S. C. Pennings. 2013. Biotic interactions mediate the expansion of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) into salt marshes under climate change. Global Change Biology 19:2765-2774. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12221.

Guo, H. and S. C. Pennings.  2012.  Mechanisms mediating plant distributions across estuarine landscapes in a low-latitude tidal estuary.  Ecology 93(1):90-100.

Guo, H. and S. C. Pennings. 2012. Post-mortem ecosystem engineering by oysters creates habitat for a rare marsh plant. Oecologia 170:789-798.

Więski, K., H. Guo, C. B. Craft and S. C. Pennings. 2010. Ecosystem functions of tidal fresh, brackish, and salt marshes on the Georgia Coast. Estuaries and Coasts 33:161-169.

Craft C, Clough J, Ehman J , Joye S, Park R D, Pennings S, Guo H, and Machmuller M. 2009. Forecasting the effects of accelerated sea-level rise on tidal marsh ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(2):73-78

Guo H-Y, Gao Y-B, Ma C-C, Ren A-Z, Wu J-B, Wang Y-H. 2008. Studies on Genetic Diversity and Genetic Relationship of Caragana microphylla, Caragana davazamcii and Caragana korshinskii in Inner Mongolia Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 28 (8): 3729-3736

Guo H-Y, Gao Y-B, Ma C-C,  Wu J-B, Wang Y-H. 2008. Studies on Genetic differentiation of Caragana microphylla in Inner Mongolia Steppe. Acta  Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica, 28 (1):72-77

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Guo H-Y, Wang J-L, Wu J-B, Xu J-S. 2008. Physiological adaptations of four dominant Caragana species in the desert region of the Inner Mongolia Plateau. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 247-254

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Li Q-F, Guo H-Y, et al. A comparison of ecophysiological characteristics of four dominant Caragana species in adaptation to desert habitat of the Inner Mongolia Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 27: 4643-4650

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Guo H-Y, Wu J-B, Wang J-L. 2006. Morphological adaptation of four dominant Caragana species in the desert area of the Inner Mongolia Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 26: 2308-2312

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Li Q-F, Guo H-Y, et al. 2006. Water regulation characteristics and stress resistance of Caragana opulens population in different habitats of Inner Mongolia plateau. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 17(2): 187-191

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Guo H-Y, Liu H-F, Wang J-L. 2006. Studies on genetic differentiation of Caragana opulens in Inner Mongolia plateau. Chinese Journal of Ecologic Science, 25 (1):1-3

Guo H-Y, Yang J, Guo J-S, Cai C, Cao Y. 2005. Ecophysiological Responses of Caragana korshinskii and Ammopiptanthus mongolicus in Shelter-forest along Railway in Western Ordos to Different Management Measures. Chinese Journal of Desert Research, 25(1): 81-87

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Guo H-Y, Wang J-L. 2004. Photosynthesis, transpiration, and water use efficiency of Caragana microphylla, C.davazamcii and C.korshinskii. Photosynthetica 42(1):65-70

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Wang J-L, Guo H-Y, et al. 2004.The comparison studies of photosynthetic characteristics and protective enzymes of Caragana microphylla and caragana stenophylla. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 24(8):20-27

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Wang J-L, Guo H-Y. 2004. Ecological adaptation of Caragana opulens on the Inner Mongolia Plateau: photosynthesis and water metabolism. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 28(3): 305-311

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Jiang F-Q, Wang J-L, Guo H-Y, et al. 2004.The Comparison Studies of Ecological and Water Regulation Characteristics of Caragana microphylla and Caragana stenophylla. Acta Ecologica Sinica 24(7):1442~1451

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Guo H-Y, Wang J-L. 2003. Interspecific Transition Among Caragana microphylla, C. davazamcii and C. korshinskii Along Geographic Gradient Ⅱ.Characteristics of photosynthesis and water metabolism. Acta Botanica Sinica, 45(10):1228-1237

Ma C-C, Gao Y-B, Liu H-F, Wang J-L, Guo H-Y.2003. Interspecific Transition Among Caragana microphylla, C. davazamcii and C.korshinskii Along Geographic Gradient. Ecological and RAPD Evidence. Acta Botanica Sinica, 45 (10): 1218-1227

Funding:

2009:  Global warming and the interaction between mangroves and salt marshes in Texas. (Environmental Institute of Houston)

 2008:  Plant species richness and productivity in Texas tidal marshes. (Environmental Institute of Houston) 

2007:  Nutrient content of plant across salinity gradient in Georgia tidal marshes. (Friends of University of Georgia Marine Institute)   

2006-present:  Mechanisms mediating plant distributions in Georgia tidal marshes. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program, which is supported by US National Science Foundation 

2002-2005:  Studies on ecological mechanisms of Inner Mongolia grassland restoration. National Key Basic Research Development Program of China

 2001-2002:  Studies on problems in ecological construction of shelter-forest along the railway in desert region. National Natural Science Foundation of China

 

Updated 1/2014