Chuliang Song

Chuliang Song


McGill University and University of Toronto

I am a theoretical and computational community ecologist. My central research goal is to understand the role of context-dependency in generating and maintaining the diversity (or lack of diversity) that we observe in nature. My PhD research has focused on understanding species coexistencen in changing environments via structural stability of local ecological systems.

I am currently a postdoc with Andrew Gonzalez at McGill University and Marie-Josée Fortin at University of Toronto. I received a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT under the supervision of Serguei Saavedra, and a BS in Mathematics from Zhejiang University under the supervision of Yang-Yu Liu.

You can reach me via email: clsong.ecology AT gmail DOT com.


  • Species coexistence
  • Structural stability
  • Priority effects
  • Spatial ecology
  • Nonlinear time series


  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016 - 2020

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2013 - 2016

    Zhejiang University