Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhanqing Hao focused on the biodiversity and ecological functions. As one of the Chinese scientists who participated in biodiversity research, he initiated the establishment of 25ha temperate permanent monitoring forest plot in Northeast China at 2004, which is the earliest temperate forest plot in china and had been an important member of Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network (CForBio). After that, a series of forest plots had been established along successional stages and latitude gradients. All those forest plot provided the opportunity to detect the biodiversity patterns and maintaining mechanisms in temperate forests.