My name is Chao Song. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with James Bence in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Previously, I obtained a PhD in Ecology from Odum School of Ecology with Ford Ballantyne and a Master in statistics from the Department of Statistics with Daniel Hall at the University of Georgia. Before coming to University of Georgia, I got a Master degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with Ford Ballantyne at the University of Kansas. I obtained my Bachelor degree in Ecology with Jin-sheng He and a double Bachelor degree in Economics from Peking University, China.

My current research focuses on meta-analysis in ecology. I am also broadly interested in  different aspects of ecosystem ecology. I am particularly interested in carbon cycles in various ecosystems. I have studied carbon cycles in grasslands, soils, lakes, and streams. I also have a keen interest in statistics and its application to ecological problems. I employ both theoretical and experimental approaches in my research. You can find my CV here and a list of publications on my Google Scholar or ORCiD page.