Yikang Cheng

Position: Visiting PhD student

Research interests: I am conducting my PhD research based on a long-term simulated nitrogen deposition experiment in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The aim of my research is to assess the effects of global change on both host plant and root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) community structure and the relative strengths of direct (soil condition mediated) and indirect (host plant-mediated) nitrogen addition effects on AMF community in plant roots.