ABOUTYou are here:Home > About > Our People
  • Rong Wang
  • Associate Professor
  • rwang@niglas.ac.cn

Rong got his Ph.D degree in Physical geography at University of Southampton, UK in 2013, during which his research focused on lake ecosystem dynamic and aquatic ecosystem transition. Since 2013, he is working in Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS as an associate professor.


Research interest:

Rong focus on aquatic ecosystem dynamics, mainly in lakes’ critical transition. His main interests are looking for tipping point in ecosystems, and detecting early warning signals of critical transition in ecosystems. Recently, his work is focusing on revealing the links between ecosystem structure and resilience. His research interest covers the disciplines of ecology, ecosystem, physics, system dynamic and network science, and mainly conducts the studies through techniques of palaeolimnology and system dynamic models.  



 1 Wang, R., Dearing, J. A., Langdon, P. G., Zhang, E., Yang, X., Dakos, V., & Scheffer, M. (2012). Flickering gives early warning signals of a critical transition to a eutrophic lake state.. Nature, 492(7429), 419-422.

  2 Wang, R., Dearing, J. A., Langdon, P. G., Zhang, E., Yang, X., Dakos, V., & Scheffer, M. (2013). Wang et al. reply.. Nature, 498(7455).

3 Dearing, J. A., Wang, R., Zhang, K., Dyke, J. G., Haberl, H., Hossain, S., ... & Poppy, G. M. (2014). Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions, 28(0), 227-238.

4 Doncaster, C. P., Chavez, V. A., Viguier, C., Wang, R., Zhang, E., Dong, X., ... & Dyke, J. G. (2016). Early warning of critical transitions in biodiversity from compositional disorder. Ecology,.

5 Wang, R., Yang, X., Langdon, P. G., & Zhang, E. (2011). Limnological responses to warming on the Xizang Plateau, Tibet, over the past 200 years. Journal of Paleolimnology, 45(2), 257-271.