Last update: 2007-02-20 17:19:14

Dali Fu

Dartmouth College
Department of Biological Sciences
Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: 603-646-2847
FAX: 603-646-1347

  • Ph.D. Dartmouth College, in Ecology and Evolution, 1998-present
  • M.S. Peking University, China in Animal Ecology, 1998.
  • B.S. Peking University, China, in Environmental Biology and Ecology, 1995.

  • Professional Positions:
  • Teaching assistant (1998-2002) Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Teaching assistant (1996-1998) Peking University, China

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Plant population/community ecology, seed/seedling dynamics of canopy tree species, individual hazard analysis.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    Awards: Dartmouth College Graduate Fellowship, 1998- present Dartmouth College Graduate School Alumni Research Award 2001 P&G Scholarship, 1996 Outstanding Graduating Student in Beijing City, 1995 Membership Ecological Society of America NH/VT SUG (SAS user group)

    Selected Publications:
  • Loucks CJ, Lu Z, Dinerstein E, Wang DJ, Fu DL, Wang H. The giant pandas of the Qinling Mountains, China: A case study in designing conservation landscapes for elevational migrants. Conservation Biology, 17 (2): 558-565 APR 2003.
  • Pan Wenshi, Lü Zhi, Zhu Xiaojian, Wang Dajun, Wang Hao, Long Yu, Fu Dali, Zhou Xin. 2001. The opportunity for the Giant Panda to exist. Peking University Press, Beijing, China.
  • Fu Dali, Wang Hao, et al. A survey of Vegetation in Estrus Sites and Scent Marks of Pandas in Qinling Mountains. Bulletin of Biology, Vol32, No. 4, 1997: 19-20.

  • Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    Ecological processes in the early life stages of tree species may have profound implications for the dynamics of forest communities. With series of experiments and field measurements, I analyze the population dynamics in the seed and seedling stages of two of the dominant canopy species in HBEF, sugar maple and beech. By synthesizing the results, I can assess the emergent patterns of spatial and temporal dynamics, with emphasis on density dependent death rate and their relation to the absolute and relative abundance of conspecific seeds, seedlings and adult trees.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    PhD Candidate