Loy Xingwen

Loy Xingwen

PhD student
Population Biology, Ecology, Evolution Program

Email: xingwen.loy@emory.edu

Bachelor of Science in Botany (Hons Class 1) – 2014
University of Queensland, Australia
Honors thesis: Effects of invasive plant species on insect pollination and pre-dispersal seed predation in seven native annual wildflowers from the York gum woodlands of Western Australia
Honors supervisor: Assoc Prof. Margaret Mayfield

Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape Management – 2009
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Research Interests

Last updated May 2020

I study how anthropogenic change impacts wild plant communities. For more, check out my website: loyxingwen.com

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Loy, X., Wainwright, C. E. and Mayfield, M. M. (2015). Asteraceae invaders have limited impacts on the pollination of common native annual species in SW Western Australia’s open woodland wildflower communities. Plant Ecology 216 8: 1103-1115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-015-0495-3

Staples, T. J., Dwyer, J. M., Loy, X. and Mayfield. M. M. (2016). Potential mechanisms of coexistence in closely related forbs. Oikos 125(12): 1812-1823. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.03180

Reynolds, V. A., Anderegg, L. D. L., Loy, X., HilleRisLambers, J., Mayfield, M. M. (2017) Unexpected drought resistance strategies in seedlings of four Brachychiton species. Tree Physiology 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpx143

Wainwright, C. E., Staples, T. L., Charles, L. S., Flanagan, T. C., Lai, H. R., Loy, X., Reynolds, V. A. and Mayfield, M. M. (2018), Links between community ecology theory and ecological restoration are on the rise. J Appl Ecol. 55:570–581. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12975

Miljanic, A. S., Loy, X., Gruenewald, D. L., Dobbs, E. K., Gottlieb, I. G. W., Fletcher, Jr. R. J., Brosi, B. J. (2019). Bee communities in forestry production landscapes: interactive effects of local-level management and landscape context. Landscape Ecol. 34: 1015–1032. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0651-y

Wainwright, C. E., HilleRisLambers, J.,  Lai, H. R., Loy, X., Mayfield, M. M. (2019). Distinct responses of niche and fitness differences to water availability underlie variable coexistence outcomes in semi-arid annual plant communities.  J Ecol. 107: 293–306. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13056

Loy, X., Gruenewald, D., Gottlieb, I. G. W., Dobbs, E. K., Miljanic, A. S., Botsch, J., Lawley, B., Ober, H. K., Smith, L., Fletcher Jr., R. J., Brosi, B. J. (2020). The impacts of bioenergy pine plantation management practices on bee communities. J Appl Ecolhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13586