Dandan Wang

Nationality: China

Gender: Female  Date of Birth: 2nd May 1995

E-mail: wangdan502@hotmail.com

Mobile: +86 184-6828-5464

Yunnan Key Laboratory of Plateau Geographical Processes & Environmental changes, School of Tourism and Geography, Yunnan Normal University,

768 Juxian Street, Chenggong District, Kunming 650500, China.

Education/Training background


09/2017 – 06/2020  Yunnan Normal University

MSc Thesis title: Spatio-temporal patterns of Cladocera community response to hydrological and climate changes in southwestern China

Supervisor: Prof. Guangjie Chen

09/2013 - 06/2017  Shaanxi University of Technology

Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China

Bachelor of Science on Geography

Thesis title: Spatio-temporal variation of regional climate in Qinba area over the last six decades.


Outstanding Report of Postgraduate Students at the 18th Ecological Congress            2019

The National Scholarship for Postgraduate, Yunnan Normal University                2019

University Outstanding Student Cadres, Yunnan Normal University                   2019

The Tier-3 Prize of the University 6th Postgraduate Teaching Skills Competition         2018

The Tier-1 Prize of the College Postgraduate Teaching Skills Competition              2018

The Tier-3 Postgraduate Scholarship, Yunnan Normal University                     2018

Outstanding Member of Communist Youth League, Yunnan Normal University          2017

The Tier-3 Postgraduate Scholarship, Yunnan Normal University                      2017

The Tier-3 Prize of the College 1st Geography Teaching Skills Competition              2016

The Tier-2 Prize of the 2nd National Geography Teaching Skill Competition              2015

The Tier-3 Prize in the Speech Contest of Party Lecture, Shaanxi University of Technology  2015

Outstanding Intern on Fieldwork, Shaanxi University of Technology                  2014

Merit Student of the University, Shaanxi University of Technology                    2014

National Encouragement Undergraduate Scholarship, Shaanxi University of Technology   2014

The Tier-3 Prize of Campus Simulation Recruitment Competition                     2013

The Tier-3 Prize of the Political Theory Contest, Shaanxi University of Technology        2013

Research Interests

I am interested in detecting the community stability and ecosystem structure (community structure, biodiversity and productivity) in inland waters in response to anthropogenic disturbance and climatic fluctuation through applying limnological analyses (i.e. Cladocera, zoonplankton).

I am also interested in applying geochemical methods (carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes, Chla pigments) to tackle research questions on biogeochemical cycles and food web interaction.

In the first case study during my Msc program, I have identified the roles of lake damming and water-level fluctuation in driving spatio-temporal patterns of cladoceran community. Specifically, a gradual increase in water level has led to the loss of macrophytes, benthic communities and species diversity in a medium-sized reservoir of Southwest China. Moreover, there existed a threshold water depth of ~8 m on both temporal and spatial scale of cladoceran community. In consistent with the field surveys, this lake has experienced a regime shift with the loss of benthic conmmunities hydrological regulations (Wang et al. 2019 Inland Waters in press).

My second research work focused on the ecological changes of two alpine lake (~4,000 m a.s.l.) without direct human disturbances over the past two centuries. We found that climate warming might have played a more important role, when compared to the impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition, in structuring cladoceran communities in two shallow headwater lakes over the last few decades (Wang et al. 2020 in preparation).

Field experiences

During the 2017-2019, I conducted fieldwork for collecting water, zooplankton, phytoplankton, macrophyte, aquatic isotope and sediment samples at 12 lakes in Yunnan Plateau, China.

During the 2013-2016, I have carried out a comprehensive survey of hydrology, climate, vegetation, soil, geology, remote sensing and so on in the Hanjiang River, Qinling, Bashan, Gansu and Qinghai.

Research skills

Cladocera taxonomy and ecology;

Field skills including algae and zooplankton sampling, aquatic isotopes, sediment samples, etc. (limnological and paleolimnological sampling);

Multivariate data analysis (including exploratory analysis, regression analysis, ordination and calibration analyses) of environmental and ecological statistics mainly using the open-source program R;

Computer other skills including Arcgis, Envi, Origin, Grapher, AI, Minitab, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc on PC platforms;

Water chemistry analysis (including Chla-a, TN, NH4-N, NO3-N, NO2-N, TP, PO4-P, DOC, Cl-1, SiO3-2, SO42- and heavy metal ion)

Conferences & Training

18th China Ecology Congress, Kunming, China, 28th November – 1st December 2019 (Oral Presentation);

China Conference on Geography 2019 & 110th Anniversary of the Geographycal Society of China, Beijing, China, 1st - 3rd November 2019 (Oral Presentation);

Academic Exchange meeting between Natural Organic Matter and Environment, Kunming, China, 28th – 30th June 2019.

Training course on “Ecological and Environmental Science data Analysis based on R language” (mentor: Dr. Nai, Jiangshan), Kunming, China, 20th – 22nd December 2018.

2nd Lake Paleoecology Seminar, Guangzhou, China, 2nd - 5th December 2018. (Oral Presentation)

Limnology and Wetlands Committe of China Geographical Society, China Oceanography and Limnology Society (COLS) 2017 Joint Academic Annual Meeting & the first Plateau Lake Summit Forum. Kunming, China, 16th – 19th October 2017.

Papers Published

First author

Wang DD, Kong LY, Wang JY, Huang LP, Liu YY, Chen GJ. (2019). Spatio-temporal patterns of cladoceran community responses to water level variation in Haixi Lake, southwest China. Inland waters. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/20442041.2019.1672483 (In press)

Wang DD, Xing HH. (2016). Evaluation of Livability in Hanzhong City based on satisfaction surveys. Reform & Opening, 2016(18): 73-76. (in Chinese)

Student activities and hobbies


Chief adviser to the Postgraduate Association, School of Tourism and Geography, Yunnan Normal University, China                    09/2019 – 09/2020

Chair of the Postgraduate Association, School of Tourism and Geography, Yunnan Normal University, China                    09/2018 – 09/2019

Trustee of the 14th China Geography Postgraduate Student Union            11/2018 – 11/2019

Public officer of the Postgraduate Association, School of Tourism and Geography, Yunnan Normal University, China                    09/2017 – 09/2018

Well-being officer of the Student Union, Shaanxi University of Technology   09/2014 – 09/2013


Photography, hiking, table tennis, badminton, cycling.










2017.09—至今        云南师范大学  自然地理学专业  硕士

2013.09—2017.06    陕西理工大学   地理科学专业   本科




研究生期间:Dandan Wang, Lingyang Kong, Jiaoyuan Wang, Linpei Huang, Yuanyuan Liu, Guangjie Chen. Spatio-temporal patterns of cladoceran community responses to water level variation in Haixi Lake, southwest China. Inland Waters, 2019.(https://doi.org/10.1080/20442041.2019.1672483


中国地理学会湖泊与湿地分会、中国海洋湖沼学会湖泊分会2017年联合学术年会,2017 昆明

第二届湖泊古生态学术研讨会,2018 广州 (口头报告)

基于R语言的生态与环境科学数据分析培训班,2018 昆明

2019年中国地理学大会,2019 北京 (口头报告)

第18届全国生态学大会,2019 昆明 (口头报告)




















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