Kai received Sino-Eco Award

Kai’s 2016 PNAS paper won the Best Young Investigator Paper Award, recognized by the Sino-Ecologists Association Overseas (Sino-Eco). Kai received the award at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. From the July 2017 issue of Sino-Eco newsletter: Dr. Kai Zhu is an assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Zhu completed his postdoc at Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University. Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D. in ecology and M.S. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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