Lidong Mo

Lidong Mo

PhD Student

Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 84 30

Research interests

My interests are focus on macroecology research. Use modeling approach to investigate the global climate change pattern in different time episodes (past, present, future), and the impact of climate change on different organisms (distribution, migration, evolution etc.).



2015 - Present: PhD studies in macroecology, Institut für Systematische und Evolutionäre Botanik, Universität Zürich, Switzerland. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kessler.

2013-2015: Environment Protection Engineer, doing Environmental Impaction Assessment (EIA) and Ecology Investigation of construction and planning projects.

Company: CCTEG Chongqing Engineering Co., Ltd, Chongqing, China.

2010- 2013: MSc, “Plant Physiological Ecology/phylogeography”, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Life Science College, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Supervisor: Yubao Gao

Master Thesis: “Distribution Dynamics Prediction and Phylogeography Research of

Stipa krylovii Roshev. (Gramineae)”.

2006-2010: BSc, “Biology Science”, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science &Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, ­China.

Bachelor Thesis: “Study of Impaction of Drought Stress on Plant Species with Infrared Thermal Imaging”. Supervisor: Shangbin Chen.

Field work

6/2013 Carried transplantation of Stipa krylovii between two typical steppe populations, and community composition investigation, Inner Mongolia Province,


8/2012 investigation and herbaria collection of Delphinium and Aconitum genus with my schoolmate at college who was study in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang Province, China.

7/2012 Investigate the community composition of steppe under three different utilization form, Inner Mongolia Province, China.

6/2011 Investigation of the community composition and did transplantation of Stipa krylovii between two typical steppes, Inner Mongolia Province, China.

7-8/2011 Collected Stipa krylovii leaf and soil samples of 53 populations across more than 1000km, did community investigation of steppe as well, Inner Mongolia Province, China.