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Migration Paper Among Most Cited

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. Of all the 608 articles contributing to the journal’s 2013 Impact Factor, this paper is one of the 25 most-cited since publication according to Web of Science®, placing it among the top 4% of articles.

2017-09-02T12:32:15+00:00

Embarking at Stanford

Really excited to begin postdoc at Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University, with Chris Field, Nona Chiariello, and Tad Fukami!

2017-09-02T12:28:39+00:00

Graduated from Duke

Five years, three degrees! 2009-2014, Ph.D., Environment (Ecology) 2012-2014, M.S., Statistical Science 2013-2014, Certificate in College Teaching

2017-09-02T12:28:49+00:00

Migration Paper Cited by IPCC

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations. The IPCC provides an internationally accepted authority on climate change, producing reports which have the agreement of leading climate scientists and the consensus of participating governments. For the efforts to [...]

2017-09-02T12:29:06+00:00

Turnover Paper Published in Global Change Biology

Climate Warming May Speed up Forests' Life Cycles Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Ghosh S., Gelfand A.E., Clark J.S. (2014). Dual impacts of climate change: forest migration and turnover through life history. Global Change Biology, 20, 251-264. News release below. DURHAM, N.C. – Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates. But a new study of 65 different species in 31 eastern [...]

2017-09-02T12:29:18+00:00

Awarded NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) to James S. Clark (Principal Investigator) and Kai Zhu (Co-Principal Investigator) for support of the project entitled "DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Forest climate requirements change through species life history." This award is effective May 1 , 2013 and expires April 30, 2014. See details on the NSF website. Abstract below. Global warming is expected to have strongly negative effects on many species. One way [...]

2017-09-02T12:29:40+00:00

Received ESA Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has named Kai Zhu, a doctoral student at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, the recipient of its prestigious 2012 Outstanding Research in Ecology by a Graduate Student Award on August 7 at the ESA annual meeting in Portland, OR. Press release below. PhD Student Kai Zhu Receives ESA Award for Outstanding Research DURHAM, NC – The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has named Kai Zhu, a [...]

2017-09-02T12:30:18+00:00

Winning Dean’s Award

Kai Zhu was named a recipient of the 2012 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Student Manuscript of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment for his paper, “Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change,” which was published in October 2011 in the peer-reviewed journal Global Change Biology. Press release highlights below. Zhu’s study finds that more than half of eastern U.S. tree species aren’t responding as predicted to climate [...]

2017-09-02T12:30:40+00:00

Migration Paper Recommended by F1000

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. Faculty of 1000 (F1000), a post-publication peer review service, places the above work in the library of the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine. The service is widely used to find significant new research articles, and the inclusion of the article should significantly increase its visibility. [...]

2017-09-02T12:30:54+00:00

Migration Paper Published in Global Change Biology

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. Failure to Migrate by David Malakoff, Conservation Magazine, October 18, 2011 Trees can’t migrate – but forests can. Indeed, many climate scientists have predicted that as temperatures warm, plant populations will respond by shifting to higher elevations and poleward toward cooler, higher latitudes. Now, a new study examines whether U.S. [...]

2017-09-02T12:30:58+00:00