Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Biao Zhu

Biao Zhu

Biao Zhu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Climate Sciences Department

 

 

Phone: 831-331-3627

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: biaozhu@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Biao Zhu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He uses stable and radioactive isotopes (13C and 14C) to investigate mechanisms relevant to the impacts of soil warming, plant inputs, and microbial community on soil carbon cycling. 

Research Interests

Ecosystem ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, soil microbial ecology; plant-soil interactions, rhizosphere C and N dynamics in response to global change, and stable and radioactive isotope ecology (13C, 15N, 14C).

Education

  • 9/2005 – 8/2010, Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • 9/2002 – 7/2005, M.S. in Ecology, Peking University, China
  • 9/1998 – 7/2002, B.S. in Environmental Science, Peking University, China

Professional Experience

  • 12/2012 – present Postdoctoral Fellow, Margaret Torn Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 04/2011 – 11/2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jenny Kao-Kniffin Lab, Cornell University
  • 10/2010 – 03/2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Weixin Cheng Lab, UCSC
  • 09/2005 – 08/2010 Graduate Student Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Weixin Cheng Lab, UCSC
  • 09/2002 – 08/2005 Graduate Research Assistant, Jingyun Fang Lab, Peking University
  • 07/2001 – 08/2002 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Jingyun Fang Lab, Peking University

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 Travel Award ($436), “Scaling Root Processes: Global Impacts” Workshop, NSF
  • 2010 Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship (Spring 2010, $5,460 plus tuition and fees), UCSC  
  • 2008 Travel Award ($350), ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2008 Annual Meeting, Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
  • 2006-2009 Summer Research Award ($3,260 totally), Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
  • 2005-2006 Regents Fellowship ($8,290 plus tuition and fees, Fall 2005 and Winter 2006), UCSC
  • 2005 Outstanding Graduate Award, Peking University
  • 2003-2004 Guanghua Scholarship and Outstanding Student Award, Peking University
  • 2000-2001 Xiyue Scholarship and Outstanding Student Award, Peking University
  • 1999-2000 Outstanding Student Award, Peking University

Academic Affiliations

  • 2007- Sino-Ecologists Association Overseas
  • 2006- Ecological Society of America (Soil Ecology Section)
  • 2006- American Geophysical Union (Biogeosciences Section)