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Research interests

My research interest is biodiversity and conservation. Currently, I am working on aquatic invertebrate diversity in urban wetlands for my PhD. My project focuses on how extrinsic and intrinsic factors of urbanisation affect diving beetle (Dytiscidae) diversity. I have also developed my interest in bringing findings of science to conservation practice via cooperation with the City of Helsinki and the City of Vantaa.

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Ecology, Master of Science, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 28 Mar 2017

Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

English (General), Bachelor of Arts, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • urban ecology
  • biodiversity conservation and management
  • urban wetlands
  • aquatic Coleoptera
  • Dytiscidae

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Environmental determinants of diving beetle assemblages (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in an urban landscape

Liao, W., Venn, S. & Niemelä, J., Jun 2020, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 29, 7, p. 2343-2359 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Water Mites: Beauty and Pest

Liao, W., Sep 2020, In : Latissimus. 47, p. 2-5 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesProfessional

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Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Vegetation in Kruunuvuorenlampi

Liao, W., 2019, 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

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The beaver facilitates species richness and abundance of terrestrial and semi-aquatic mammals

Nummi, P., Liao, W., Huet, O., Scarpulla, E. & Sundell, J., Oct 2019, In : Global Ecology and Conservation. 20, 10 p., e00701.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Aquatic Invertebrates in Särkkäniemi

Liao, W., 2018, (Unpublished) 5 p.

Research output: Other contribution

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Prizes

Professori Uunio Saalaan apuraha

Liao, Wenfei (Recipient), Feb 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

YEB/LUOVA travel grant

Liao, Wenfei (Recipient), Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Journal of urban Ecology (Journal)

Wenfei Liao (Reviewer)

Mar 2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Spring Symposium 2020

Wenfei Liao (Speaker)

2 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Biology Letters (Journal)

Wenfei Liao (Reviewer)

Mar 2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Helmi-hankkeen Koulutuspäivä

Petri Nummi (Speaker), & Wenfei Liao (Speaker)

1 Apr 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Environmental determinants of diving beetle assemblages in an urban landscape

Wenfei Liao (Speaker), , Stephen Venn (Speaker), & Jari Niemelä (Speaker)

18 Sep 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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