- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
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- Research Description
I am an evolutionary biology working with amphibians and reptiles, particularly frogs and lizards from the Tibetan area and central Asia. My research mostly focuses on their genetic basis of adaption and speciation. I am also interested in their morphological, behavioural, and life history evolution.
- Research Summary
My recent research includes detecting genetic and phenotypic variations of a common toad (Bufo gargarizans) along elevational gradients, establishing associations between them, and understanding how these variations may have contributed to the adaptation process. I am also studying the Phrynocephalus lizards, particularly their signal evolution, special adaptation to high-elevation environment (5000m), and population genetics and speciation. I also plan to return to one of my favorite research topics, the evolution of unisexuality in the Caucasian rock lizards (Darevskia).
- Techniques Used
Field survey, DNA sequencing, microsatellite DNA analysis, genome analysis, chromosome analysis.
- Lab Equipment
- Locations of international collaborators
Western China, central Asia, Caucasus countries.