Kai published in Journal of Ecology

Kai published a paper in Journal of Ecology on mycorrhizal-tree associations across the eastern US. UCSC News: Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change, according to UC Santa Cruz study Mycorrhizal fungi provide soil nutrients and receive carbon resources from their host plants, with arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi forming the two most common mycorrhizal associations with forest trees. Continental-scale distribution of tree-mycorrhizal associations in relation to soil carbon and nitrogen [...]


Kai talked at Stanford

Kai was invited to give a talk at Stanford Complexity Group’s Symposium It’s Complicated…..The Relationship of Complexity Theory to Normative Discourse in Science, Society, and Beyond Talk video available here: https://youtu.be/WYOkf4eerO0


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. [...]

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