Prof. Yihui Zhang is the Professor of Plant Ecology, College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China.
He obtained his PhD degree from Xiamen University. He visited the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston for one year from 2009-2010, and he was a visiting senior research scholar in Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal and Marine Sciences, University of South Carolina in 2018. As the project leader, he presided over a number of projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, including the Distinguished Young Scholar project, NSFC, in 2020. He is interested in mangrove and salt marsh community ecology, particularly those mangrove-Spartina alterniflora ecotones in southern China, which is affected by climate change and human impacts. He is also an experimental ecologist and employ manipulative field studies in coastline systems to examine and unravel how patterns in natural communities are generated and maintained.