Wenwen Liu, Visiting Scholar





Academic History:


2017.09-Present     Visiting Ph.D. Student in Wetland Ecology, University of Houston


2015.09-Present     Ph.D. student of Science, Xiamen University


2012.09-2015.06    Master of Science, Xiamen University


2008.09-2012.07    Bachelor of Science, Huzhou University


Research Interests:

I am interested in geographical variation and evolution evidence of invasive species in the introduced and native ranges, and plant-herbivore interactions in the salt marshes. I am currently working on the allometric variation of the salt marsh grass Spartina alterniflora along environmental gradients in its native range.  



Selected Publications:


Liu WW, Strong DR, Pennings SC, Zhang YH*. 2017. Provenance-by-environment interaction of reproductive traits in the invasion of Spartina alterniflora in China. Ecology, 98: 1591-1599.

Liu WW, Maung-Douglass K, Strong DR, Pennings SC, Zhang YH*. 2016. Geographical variation in vegetative growth and sexual reproduction of the invasive Spartina alterniflora in China. Journal of Ecology, 104:173-181.

Dai MY, Liu WW, Hong HL, Lu HL, Liu JC, Jia H, Yan CL*. 2018. Exogenous phosphorus enhances cadmium tolerance by affecting cell wall polysaccharides in two mangrove seedlings Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh and Kandelia obovata (S., L.) Yong differing in cadmium accumulation. Marine pollution Bulletin 126: 86-92.

Dai MY, Lu HL, Liu WW, Jia H, Hong HL, Liu JC, Yan CL*. 2017. Phosphorus mediation of cadmium stress in two mangrove seedlings Avicennia marina and Kandelia obovata differing in cadmium accumulation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 139:272-279.

Dai MY, Liu JC, Liu WW, Lu HL, Jia H, Hong HL, Yan CL*. 2017. Phosphorus effects on radial oxygen loss, root porosity and iron plaque in two mangrove seedlings under cadmium stress. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 119: 262-269.


Updated 06/2018