In press

Wang S, Altermatt F. 2019. Metapopulations revisited: the area-dependence of dispersal matters. Ecology. (Accepted)


Wang S, Brose U, Gravel D. (2019) Intraguild predation enhances biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in complex food webs. Ecology. 100, e02616

Wang S, Lamy T, Hallett L, Loreau M. (2019) Partitioning ecological stability across hierarchical levels in heterogeneous landscapes. Ecography42, 1200–1211

Lamy T, Wang S, Renard D, Lafferty K, Reed D, Miller R. (2019) Species insurance trumps spatial insurance in stabilizing biomass of a marine macroalgal metacommunity. Ecology. 100, e02719

Yuan Z, Ali A, Jucker T, Ruiz-Benito P, Wang S, Jiang L, Wang X, Lin F, Ye J, Hao Z, Loreau M. (2019) Multiple abiotic and biotic pathways shape biomass demographic processes in temperate forests. Ecology. 100, e02650

Brose U, et al. (including Wang S) (2019) Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution3, 919–927

Gauzens B, Barnes A, Giling D, Hines J, Jochum M, Lefcheck J, Rosenbaum B, Wang S, and Brose U. (2019) fluxweb: a R package to easily estimate energy fluxes in food webs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10, 270–279

Zhao Q, Van den Brink P, Carpentier C, Wang Y, Rodríguez-Sánchez P, Xu C, Vollbrecht S, Gillissen F, Vollebregt M, Wang S, De Laender F. (2019) Horizontal and vertical diversity jointly shape food web stability against small and large perturbations. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.13282


Wang S, Brose U. (2018) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in food webs: the vertical diversity hypothesis. Ecology Letters. 21: 9-20.

Wang S. (2018) Simplicity from complex interactions. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, 1201-1202

Yuan Z, Ali A, Wang S, Gazol A, Freckleton R, Wang X, Lin F, Ye J, Zhou L, Hao Z, Loreau, M. (2018) Abiotic and biotic determinants of coarse woody productivity in temperate mixed forests. Science of the Total Environment, 630: 422-431.

Yuan Z, Wang S, Ali A. et al. (2018) Aboveground carbon storage is driven by functional trait composition and stand structural attributes rather than biodiversity in temperate mixed forests recovering from disturbances. Annals of Forest Science, 75: 67.

周彤, 曹入尹, 王少鹏, 陈晋, & 唐艳鸿. (2018). 中国草地和欧洲木本植物返青期对气温和降水变化的响应: 基于生存分析的研究. 植物生态学报, 42(5), 526-538.


Wang S, Loreau M, Arnoldi JF, Fang J, Rahman K, Tao S, de Mazancourt C. (2017) An Invariability-Area Relationship sheds new light on the spatial scaling of ecological stability. Nature Communications. 8, 15211. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15211.

Liao J, Bearup D, Wang Y, Nijs I, Bonte D, Li Y, Brose U, Wang S and Blasius B. (2017) Robustness of metacommunities with omnivory to habitat destruction: disentangling patch fragmentation from patch loss. Ecology. 98: 1631–1639

Leroux S, Albert C, Lafuite A,Rayfield B, WangS, Gravel D. (2017) Structural uncertainty in models projecting the consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity. Ecography. 40: 36–47


Wang S, Loreau M. (2016) Biodiversity and ecosystem stability across scales in metacommunities. Ecology Letters. 19: 510-518. Faculty of 1000 Recommended

Yuan Z, Wang S, Gazol A, Mellard J, Lin F, Ye J, Hao Z, Wang X, Loreau M. (2016) Multiple metrics of diversity have different effects on temperate forest functioning over succession. Oecologia. 182: 1175-118

Tao S, Guo Q, Wu F, Li L, Wang S, Tang Z, Xue B, Liu J, Fang J. (2016) Spatial scale and pattern dependences of aboveground biomass estimation from satellite images: a case study of the Sierra National Forest, California. Landscape Ecology. 31: 1711–1723

Zheng T, Zhu J, Wang S, Fang J. (2016). When will China achieve its carbon emission peak? National Science Review. 3: 8-12.


Wang S, Chen A, Pacala S, Fang J. (2015). Density-dependent speciation alters the structure and dynamics of neutral communities. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 372: 128-134.

Wang S, Haegeman B, Loreau M. (2015) Dispersal and metapopulation stability. PeerJ 3:e1295

Hu H*, Wang S*, Guo Z, Xu B, Fang J. (2015). The stage-classified matrix models project a significant increase in biomass carbon stocks in China’s forests between 2005 and 2050. Scientific Reports. 5: 11203.*equal contribution.

de Roissart A, Wang S, Bonte D. (2015) Spatial and spatiotemporal variation in metapopulation structure affects population dynamics in a passively dispersing arthropod. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84: 1565-1574.


Wang S, Loreau M. (2014). Ecosystem stability in space: α, β and γ variability. Ecology Letters. 17: 891-901. Faculty of 1000 Recommended (Exceptional)


Wang S*, Chen A*, Fang J, Pacala SW. (2013). Why abundant tropical tree species are phylogenetically old? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110: 16039-16043. *equal contribution.

Wang S, Chen A, Fang J, Pacala SW. (2013). Speciation rates decline through time in individual-based models of speciation and extinction. The American Naturalist. 182(3): E83-E93.


Wang S, Tang Z, Qiao X, Shen Z, Wang X, Zheng C, Fang J. (2012). The influence of species pools and local processes on the community structure: a test case with woody plant communities in China's mountains. Ecography. 35(12): 1168–1175.

Chen A, Wang S, Pacala SW. (2012). Comments on "Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality". Science. 336: 1639d

Qiao X, Tang Z, Wang S, Liu Y, Fang J. (2012). Effects of community structure on species-area relationship in China. Ecography. 35(12), 1117–1123.

Yang Y, Fang J, Ji C, Ma W, Mohammat A, Wang SF, Wang S, Datta A, Robinson D, Smith P. (2012). Widespread decreases in topsoil inorganic carbon stocks across China's grasslands during 1980s–2000s. Global Change Biology. 18: 3672-2680.

Yang Y, Ji C, Ma W, Wang SF, Wang S, Han W, Mohammat A, Robinson D, Smith P. (2012). Significant soil acidification across northern China’s grasslands during 1980s-2000s. Global Change Biology. 18(7): 2292-2300.

Geng Y, Wang Y, Yang K, Wang S, Zeng H, Baumann F, Kuehn P, Scholten T, He J-S. (2012). Soil respiration in tibetan alpine grasslands: belowground biomass and soil moisture, but not soil temperature, best explain the large-scale patterns. PLoS ONE. 7(4): e34968.

Before 2012

Fang J, Zhu J, Wang S, Yue C, Shen H. (2011). Global warming, human-induced carbon emissions, and their uncertainties. Science in China Series D-Earth Science, 54: 1458–1468

李利平, 努尔巴依.阿布都沙力克, 王少鹏, 王志恒, 唐志尧. (2011) 新疆野生维管束植物物种丰富度分布格局的水热解释. 干旱区研究. 28(1): 25-30

Wang S, Wang Z, Piao S, Fang J. (2010). Regional differences in the timing of recent air warming during the past four decades in China. Chinese Science Bulletin. 55(19): 1968−1973

Piao S, Luyssaert S, Ciais P, Janssens IA, Chen A, Cao C, Fang J, Friedlingstein P, Luo Y, Wang S. (2010). Forest annual carbon cost: A global-scale analysis of autotrophic respiration. Ecology. 91(3): 652–661

Yang Y, Fang J, Ma W, Smith P, Mohammat A, Wang S, Wang W. (2010). Soil carbon stock and its changes in northern China’s grasslands from 1980s to 2000s. Global Change Biology. 16: 3036–3047.

Wang W, Chen W, Wang S. (2010). Forest soil respiration and its heterotrophic and autotrophic components: Global patterns and responses to temperature and precipitation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 42: 1236-1244.

朱江玲,岳超,王少鹏,方精云. (2010) 1850-2008 年中国及世界主要国家的碳排放——碳排放与社会发展I. 北京大学学报. 45(4): 497-504.

王少鹏, 朱江玲, 岳超, 方精云. (2010) 碳排放与社会经济发展——碳排放与社会发展Ⅱ. 北京大学学报. 45(4): 505-509

岳超, 胡雪洋, 贺灿飞, 朱江玲, 王少鹏, 方精云. (2010) 1995-2007年我国省区碳排放及碳强度的分析——碳排放与社会发展Ⅲ. 北京大学学报. 45(4): 510-516

岳超, 王少鹏, 朱江玲, 方精云. (2010) 2050年中国碳排放量的情景预测——碳排放与社会发展Ⅳ. 北京大学学报. 45(4): 517-524

Fang J, Wang S, Yue C, Zhu J, Guo Z, He C, Tang Z. (2009). Scenario analysis on the global carbon emissions reduction goal proposed in the declaration of the 2009 G8 Summit. Science in China Series D-Earth Science, 52(11): 1694-1702