Lingling grew up in north China and completed her undergraduate and
master’s degrees at Northwest A&F University and Tianjin University
respectively. During her master’s time, she focused on plant nutrition
transport, which intrigued her about plant nutrition and plant physiology.
Western Australia's native plants and extremely P-impoverished soil are
unique to the world which fuel her desire for further studies about the P-acquisition and -utilization strategies of native plants in Western Australia.