People

 

  Chen Jin (陈 进)

 

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     Tel: 0086-691-8715457

     Fax: 0086-691-8715070

     E-mail: cj@xtbg.org.cn

    I was trained in horticulture in Nanjing Agricultural University. During my university life, I dreamed of being a Chinese-version of Luther Burbank (a well-known American plant breeder).  This was the major reason that I decided to come to Xishuangbanna after my graduation from university, because inside of Xishuangbanna‘s tropical jungle there are a lot of wild fruits with great potential to be domesticated. During the early period of my career, I devoted myself to multiple projects related to rural development and botanical management. From 2000 onward, I started to have interests in frugivore-plant interactions. During 2002, I visited the University of Miami for six months under the supervision of Prof. Ted Fleming, where I gained most of my conceptual background in the field. Currently, as the director of the garden, most of my time has been occupied by administration, but I enjoy working with my students to pursue research. I love to ’do something new, do something different‘.

   

  Zhang Ling(张 玲)

 

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     Tel: 0086-691-8715948

     Fax: 0086-691-8715070

     E-mail: zhangl@xtbg.org.cn

     Dr. Zhang Ling studies the phylogeography and reproductive biology of Taccaceae and Zingiberaceae plants. Her research focuses on the sytematics and evolution of reproductive traits, the adaptive radiation and evolution of morphological traits, and the reproductive ecology, seed dispersal and population genetic structure of tropical plants. By comparing the morphological traits  and population genetics structure, they are now attempting to use DNA barcoding and the indagation of geographic distribution to understand the trends in ecology and evolution of tropical plants.

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Gao Jie (高洁)

Associate Professor

E-mail: gaojie@xtbg.org.cn

 

 Zhao Jin(赵 瑾)

ZJAssistant Professor

E-mail: zhaojin@xtbg.org.cn

Nearly seven years have passed since I came Xishuangbanna. Here is my first time to see the red beans which have been praised in the poem for million times, and the first time to see the mysterious fireflies which just mentioned in the textbooks. It’s also my first time to be shocked by the scientific research. Therefore, after finished my master degree, I decided to stay here.It is my pleasure and god-given chance to be PhD student here. I am interested in the relationship of plant and animal. And the co-evolution of plant and herbivore attracts me very much. Until now, people have already done many researches on how plant response to attack from herbivore, but scientists have different opinions on that. The important role of herbivore on plant evolution has also been focused for lots of years. However, how herbivore ‘helped’ plant evolve during the long history remain debates. My study plant is Ficus which is the main species and play very important roles in the rainforest. I hope to interpret how Ficus defense to the natural insects, and understand the relationship between plant and selective pressure from herbivore.

Wang Gang (王 刚)

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Assistant Professor

E-mail: wanggang@xtbg.org.cn 

(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gang_Wang24)

I joined the XTBG in 2007 as a master student, and got my PhD degree here in 2013. The thesis titled “Coevolutionary Pattern and Process of Fig-Fig Wasp Mutualism”, which covered three main points: 1) How pollination mode shift shaped traits of figs and fig wasps; 2) Pollinator mediated reproductive isolation between two varieties of F. semicordata; 3)Pollinator sharing and interspecies gene flow among sympatric close related figs, the pattern and causation. All those work focus on the question: whether and how coevolution between fig and fig wasp generate the diversification of two partners? Or shortly, Why there are so many figs?

My current projects focus on 1) how species divergence and formation under condition of the strict sense coevolution or the diffuse coevolution in fig-fig wasp mutualism. 2) What derived the evolution of cauliflory in Ficus genus, in which the force of the seed dispersal phase and pollination phase will be compared. I am also interesting in discovering some “smart plant” who can do well in both reproduction and defense with same kind of weapon.   Contact me for deep discussion if you are intresting some of those work.  (2015)

Doctoral students

Liu Junwei(刘军伟)

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Ph D candidate

Directed by Prof. Chen

E-mail: liujunwei@xtbg.org.cn

I’m interested in association of plant and microbe, especially endophytism. Endophytes of plant are intriguing in term of their hyperdiversity, considerable dynamics, extent of specialization, and the influence on host fitness. So, welcome any comments and suggestions.

 

Zhao Jinli (赵金丽)

Ph D candidate

Directed by Prof. Chen

E-mail: zhaojinli@xtbg.ac.cn

 

Yue Xinke (乐新科)

Ph D candidate

Directed by Prof. Chen

E-mail: yuexinke@xtbg.ac.cn

At an unprecedented rate in the recent past, our planet has been experiencing a multitude of dramatic and far-reaching changes, bring the earth into a new era– the Anthropocene. I am interested in the phenotype and genetic responses of bat to recent climate change in China.

 

Qin Ruimin (秦瑞敏)

Ph D candidate

Directed by Prof. Chen

E-mail: qinruimin@xtbg.org.cn

 

 

 

Luo Fang (罗方)

Ph D candidate

Directed by Prof. Chen

E-mail: luofang@xtbg.ac.cn

 

 

Master degree candidates

Li Manru (李慢如)

Master degree candidate

Directed by Prof. Zhang

E-mail:limanru@xtbg.ac.cn

I’m interested in ecological significances of phenological asynchrony of sympatric mistletoes.

 

Ma Mingle (马明乐)

Directed by Prof.Chen

E-mail:mamingle@xtbg.ac.cn

Hi,everyone,my name is Ma Mingle, I am very happy to join the big family of EEPAI.Now I am pursuing a master’s degree in environmental education.My research direction is the relationship between minority culture and plant blindness.Friends who are interested in this direction are welcome to discuss with me.

 

 

Tluang Hmung Thang

Directed by Prof.Chen

E-mail:tluang@xtbg.ac.cn

:jamesheaven2014@gmail.com

Master Student

 

Nan Dam Maw!

My name is Tluang Hmung Thang (James), from Myanmar. I graduated from University of Forestry, Yezin, Naypyitaw. I grabbed a chance to pursue further study and now I became a master student in EEPAI group of XTBG.

My desire and appetite of research was bending on Rhododendron treeline ecotone studies. Rhododendron arboreum is the State Flower of Chin State, my home State. Conserving this denizen is kept in mind as an obligation of mine for the sake of the State and the Nature as well.

One can easily find this beautiful and showy flower in Chin State, especially its robustness was in Natma Taung National Park (Mt. Victoria) also in local name called “Khaw-Nu-Soum”. This species residing near the peak of the mountain, and mountaineers and hikers who came to this mountain were awarded by this glamorous flower and by the meadow at the peak.

Many forest areas in Chin State are still pristine as exploration by scientists, researchers and adventures are not reaching out much. One should not miss a chance of visiting this place if there is a plan to pace a step in Myanmar.

I’m happy and glad that to be a portion of the EEPAI, XTBG and CAS. The atmosphere in here is satisfactory and I indulge in studying here.

May GOD bless you all!

 

 

 

 

Wang Xueqi (王雪琦)

Directed by Prof.Chen

E-mail: wangxueqi@xtbg.ac.cn

My name is Wangxueqi. I was graduated from Hubei Unversity, majored in Tourism Management. After graduated from college, I worked as a project assistant for four years in a jewelry company. Now I am pursuing my master degree in Environmental education in XTBG.

I am curious about the relationship between human emotion and biodiversity conservation. Different emotion attribute to different learning efficiency, such as biophilia, biophobia, curious and awesome. I hope more and more people could pay attention to biodiversity and environment conservation.

 

Yi Mon Kyaw 

Graduated from University of Forestry, Myanmer in 2013

Master student

Supervisor – Prof. Chen Jin

E-mail: yimonkyaw@xtbg.ac.cn

Institute – Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

Background knowledge – Forestry, Environment

Research Interest – Environmental Education, Ecology