Wenyuan Zhang

Wenyuan Zhang


Name: Wenyuan Zhang
Position: DPhil Student
Email: wenyuan.zhang@zoo.ox.ac.uk

I studied Ecology as an undergraduate at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (2010-2015). In 2018, I graduated from Tsinghua University with a MSc degree in Global Change Ecology, specialising in species distribution of migratory birds. My research project, under the supervision of Dr Yali Si, investigated how environmental drivers influence the distribution of waterfowl in their stopover sites across different scales. After my master study, I came to Oxford on a CSC scholarship.

Research Activities:

I’m currently studying the biodiversity conservation of birds, supervised by Professor Ben Sheldon, Professor Richard Grenyer and Professor Kevin Gaston. Specifically, I am interested in how human-induced factors influence the taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of birds. I am also enjoying in combing the fieldwork and office working when conducting my projects. My personal website is wenyuanzhang.com


Wenyuan Zhang, Xinhai Li, Le Yu, Yali Si. 2018. Multi-scale habitat selection by two declining East Asian waterfowl species at their core stopover area, Ecological Indicators. 87:127-135. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.12.035.

Yali Si, Yanjie Xu, Fei Xu, Xueyan Li, Wenyuan Zhang, Ben Wielstra, Jie Wei, Guanhua Liu, Hao Luo, John Takekawa, Sivananintha Balachandran, Tao Zhang, Willem F. de Boer, Herbert H. T. Prins, Peng Gong, Spring migration patterns, habitat use and stopover site protection status for two declining waterfowl species wintering in China revealed by satellite tracking, Ecology and Evolution. 00:1–10. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4174.