Peijian Shi

Visiting scientist

E-Mail: shi_peijian[at]
Tel.: +49 (0) 551 39-9556

Home Institution
Bamboo Research Institute & College of Biology and the Environment, Nanjing Forestry University

2000−2004, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Bachelor in Management
2006−2009, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Master in Zoology
2010−2013, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Doctor in Ecology (PhD supervisor: Prof. & Dr. Feng Ge)

Professional experience
2004−2006, Accountant, Beijing No.1 Municipal Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
2013−2013, Assistant Professor, Key Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Marine Fisheries of Ministry of Agriculture, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
2014−2016, Assistant Professor, Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University
2016−the present, Associate Professor, Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University
2019−the present, Visiting scientist, Department of Tropical Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Göttingen University

Selected publications
Zhao, Z.H., Shi, P.J., Hui, C., Ouyang, F., Ge, F., Li, B.-L. 2013. Solving the pitfalls of pitfall trapping: a two-circle method for density estimation of ground-dwelling arthropods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 865−871

Shi, P.J., Huang, J.G., Hui, C., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., Tardif, J., Zhai, L.H., Wang, F.S., Li, B.L. 2015. Capturing spiral radial growth of conifers using the superellipse to model tree-ring geometric shape. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 856. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00856

Shi, P.J., Fan, M.L., Ratkowsky, D.A., Huang, J.G., Wu, H.I, Chen, L., Fang, S.Y., Zhang, C.X. 2017. Comparison of two ontogenetic growth equations for animals and plants. Ecological Modelling 349: 1−10

Shi, P.J., Chen, Z.H., Reddy, G.V.P., Hui, C., Huang, J.G., Xiao, M. 2017. Timing of cherry tree blooming: Contrasting effects of rising winter low temperatures and early spring temperatures. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 240-241: 78−89

Shi, P.J., Ratkowsky, D.A., Wang, N.T., Li, Y., Reddy, G.V.P., Zhao, L., Li, B.L. 2017. Comparison of five methods for parameter estimation under Taylor’s power law. Ecological Complexity 32: 121−130

Shi, P.J., Liu, M.D., Ratkowsky, D.A., Gielis, J., Su, J.L., Yu, X.J., Wang, P., Zhang, L.F., Lin, Z.Y., Schrader, J., 2019. Leaf area-length allometry and its implications in leaf-shape evolution. Trees – Structure and Function 33, in press,