Linna Ma

Research assistant, Plant adaptation strategy and mechanism group, State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012-2016


2006-2009 MSc, Northeast Normal University   Ecology
2009-2012 PhD, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences   Ecology

Research Interests

  1. Soil N cycling in response to climate changes
  1. Soil microbial N cycling and nutrient dynamic in non-growing seasons
  1. Soil microbial community structure and diversity along large-scale gradients


Guo CY, Ma LN*, Yuan S, Wang RZ*. Morphological, physiological and anatomical traits of plant functional types in temperate grasslands along a large-scale aridity gradient in northeastern China. Scientific Reports, 2016, Accepted.

Wang RZ*, Ma LN. Climate-driven C4 plant distributions in China: Divergence in C4 taxa. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:27977.

Yuan S, Ma LN, Guo CY, Wang RZ*. What drivers phenotypic divergence in Leymus chinensis (Poaceae) on large-scale gradient, climate or genetic differentiation? Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:26288.

Crowther TW, Todd-Brown KEO, Rowe CW, Wieder WR, Carey JC, Machmuller MB, Snoek BL, Fang S, Zhou G, Allison SD, Blair JM, Bridgham SD, Burton AJ, Carrillo Y, Reich PB, Clark JS, Classen AT, Dijkstra FA, Elberling B, Emmett BA, Estiarte M, Frey SD, Guo J, Harte J, Jiang L, Johnson BR, Kröel-Dulay G, Larsen K S, Laudon H, J. M. Lavallee, Luo Y, Lupascu M, Ma LN, Marhan S, Michelsen A, Mohan J, Niu S, Pendall E, Peñuelas J, Pfeifer-Meister L, Poll C, Reinsch S,

Reynolds LL, Schmidt IK, Sistla S, Soko NW, Templer PH, Treseder KK, Welker JM, Bradford MA. Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature, 2016, doi:10.1038/nature20150.

Ma LN, Yuan S, Guo CY,Wang RZ*. Soil moisture and land use are major determinants of soil microbial community composition and biomass at a regional scale in northeastern China. Biogeosciences, 2015, 12, 2585-2596.

Guo CY, Wang XZ, Chen L, Ma LN, Wang RZ*. Physiological and biochemical responses to saline-alkaline stress in two halophytic grass species with different photosynthetic pathways. Photosynthetica, 2015, 53(1), 128-135.

Ma LN, Yuan S, Guo CY,Wang RZ*. Carbon and nitrogen dynamics of native Leymus chinensis grasslands along a 1000-km longitudinal precipitation gradient in northeast China. Biogeosciences, 2014, 11, 7097-7106.

Ma LN, Guo CY, Xin XP, Yuan S, Wang RZ*. Effects of belowground litter addition, increased precipitation and clipping on soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization in a temperate steppe. Biogeosciences, 2013, 10, 7361-7372,

Ma LN, Huang WW, Guo CY, Wang RZ*, Xiao CW*. Soil microbial properties and plant growth responses to carbon and water addition in a temperate steppe: the importance of nutrient availability. PloS One, 2012, 7(4), e35165. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0035165.

Wang RZ*, Huang WW, Chen L, Ma LN, Guo CY, Liu XQ, Yi Y. Anatomical and physiological in Leymus chinensis (Poaceae) along large-scale longitudinal gradient in northeast China. PloS One, 2011, 6(11), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026209.

Ma LN, Lv XT, Liu Y, Guo JX, Zhang NY, Yang JQ, Wang RZ*. The effects of warming and nitrogen addition on soil nitrogen cycling in a temperate grassland, northeastern China. PLoS One, 2011, 6 (11), e27645. doi: 10.1371/ journal. pone.0027645.