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XING Yaowu
Principal Investigator of Biogeography and Ecology Group
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Biogeography and Ecology
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China



              l 2006.9-2010.1: Ph.D. Department of Biogeography and Ecology, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS (KIB-CAS)

-The late Miocene Xianfeng flora in Yunnan, southwestern China and its paleoclimate reconstructions.

Supervisors: Dr. Zhe-Kun Zhou (KIB-CAS).

Dr. Yu-Sheng (Christopher) Liu (East Tennessee State University, U.S.A.)

              l 2003.9-2006.7: M.Sc. Department of Biogeography and Ecology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB-CAS)

-Floristic biogeography and taxonomic notes on Chinese species of Calamus (Palmae).

Supervisor: Prof. Kang-Lin Wang (KIB-CAS).

              l 1999.9- 2003.7: B.Sc. Department of Agronomy, Qingdao Agricultural University, China.



l 2016.6-: Principal Investigator of Biogeography and Ecology Group at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS.

l 2014.11-2016.5: Postdoctoral at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Work with Dr. Richard Ree.

-Research focus: An integrative assessment of angiosperm diversification and biogeographic assembly processes in the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot.

l 2010.12-2014.09: Postdoctoral in University of Zurich. Work with Prof. Peter Linder

              -Research focus: Inferring diversification patterns of angiosperms based on phylogenies and fossil record.

              l 2010.06-2012.08: Postdoctoral in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden.

              l 2010.01-2010.06: Research Assistant. Department of Biogeography and Ecology, KIB-CAS.

              -Research focus: Systematic palaeobotany and palaeoclimate reconstruction on late Cenozoic floras of S.W. China

              -Research focus: Systematic palaeobotany and palaeoclimate reconstructions of Cenozic floras in Yunnan Province, S.W. China.

              l 2008.12-2009.1: Short-term visiting scholar to the Institute of Palaeontology, Lanzhou University (N.W. China)

-Advanced training on reconstructing Palaeo-CO2 concentration based on fossil cuticle analysis.



l Biogeographic and diversification patterns of key groups and regions.

l Inferring the diversification patterns of angiosperms by using molecular and fossil data and linking the radiations to environmental changes.

              l Multiple-organ paleobotanical investigations providing characters of flowers, fruits, pollen, leaves and wood.

              l Palaeoclimate and palaeovegetation reconstructions using plant fossils.




      In peer reviewed journals: (* indicating corresponding author)


    1.    Xing Y*, Gandolfo MA, Onstein RE, Cantrill DJ, Jacobs BF, Jordan GJ, Lee DE, Popova S, Srivastava R, Su T, Vikulin SV, Yabe A & Linder HP (2016) Testing the biases in the rich Cenozoic angiosperm macrofossil record. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177(4): 371-388.

    2.    Huang Y-J, Jacques FM, Liu Y-SC, Su T, Ferguson, D.K., Xing Y-W & Zhou Z-K (2015) Rubus (Rosaceae) diversity in the late Pliocene of Yunnan, southwestern China. Geobios 48(6):439-448.

    3.    Xing Y*, Gandolfo MA, & Linder HP (2015) The Cenozoic biogeographical evolution of woody angiosperms inferred from fossil distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24(11):1290-1301.

    4.    Jia L-B, Manchester, S.R., Su T, Xing Y-W, Chen W-Y, Huang Y-J & Zhou Z-K (2015) First occurrence of Cedrelospermum (Ulmaceae) in Asia and its biogeographic implications. Journal of plant research 128(5):747-761.

    5.    BouchenakKhelladi Y, Onstein RE, Xing Y, Schwery O, & Linder HP (2015) On the complexity of triggering evolutionary radiations. New Phytologist 207(2):313-326.

    6.    Onstein RE, Carter RJ, Xing Y, Richardson JE, & Linder HP (2015) Do Mediterraneantype ecosystems have a common history?Insights from the Buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). Evolution 69(3):756-771.

    7.    Hu J-J, Xing Y-W, Turkington R, Jacques FM, Su T, Huang Y-J & Zhou Z-K (2015) A new positive relationship between pCO2 and stomatal frequency in Quercus guyavifolia (Fagaceae): a potential proxy for palaeo-CO2 levels. Annals of botany 115(5):777-788.

    8.    Schwery O, Onstein RE, Bouchenak-Khelladi Y, Xing, Y., Carter RJ & Linder HP (2015) As old as the mountains: the radiations of the Ericaceae. New Phytologist 207(2):355-367.

    9.    Onstein RE, Carter RJ, Xing Y, & Linder HP (2014) Diversification rate shifts in the Cape Floristic Region: the right traits in the right place at the right time. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 16(6):331-340.

    10.  Xing Y, Onstein RE, Carter RJ, Stadler T, & Linder HP (2014) Fossils and large molecular phylogeny show that the evolution of species richness, generic diversity and turnover rates are disconnected. Evolution 68(10):2821-2832.

    11.  Jacques FM, Su T, Spicer RA, Xing Y-W, Huang Y-J & Zhou Z-K (2014) Late Miocene southwestern Chinese floristic diversity shaped by the southeastern uplift of the Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 411:208-215.

    12.  Hu Q, Xing Y*, Hu J, Huang Y, Ma H & Zhou Z (2014) Evolution of stomatal and trichome density of the Quercus delavayi complex since the late Miocene. Chinese Science Bulletin 59(3):310-319.

    13.  Xing Y-W, Liu YC, Su T, Jacques FM, & Zhou Z-K (2013) A new Tsuga species from the upper Miocene of Yunnan, southwestern China and its palaeogeographic significance. Palaeoworld 22(3):159-167.

    14.  Wang L, Jacques FM, Su T, Xing Y, Zhang, S. & Zhou Z (2013) The earliest fossil bamboos of China (middle Miocene, Yunnan) and their biogeographical importance. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 197:253-265.

    15.  胡茜, 星耀武*, 胡瑾瑾, 黄永江, 马宏杰 & 周浙昆 (2013) 中新世以来黄毛青冈复合群 (Quercus delavayi complex) 气孔及叶表皮毛密度的演变. 科学通报 58(21):2057-2067.

    16.  Su T, Spicer RA, Liu Y-SC, Huang Y-J, Xing Y-W, Jacques FM, Chen W-Y & Zhou Z-K (2013) Regional constraints on leaf physiognomy and precipitation regression models: a case study from China. Bulletin of Geoscience 88(3):595-608.

    17.  Xing Y, Hu J, Jacques FM, Wang L, Su T, Huang Y, Liu Y-SC & Zhou Z (2013) A new Quercus species from the upper Miocene of southwestern China and its ecological significance. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 193:99-109.

    18.  Su T, Jacques F, Spicer R, Liu Y-S, Huang Y-J, Xing Y-W & Zhou Z-K (2013) Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora. Climate of the Past 9:1911-1920.

    19.  Su T, Liu Y-SC, Jacques F, Huang Y-J, Xing Y-W & Zhou Z-K (2013) The intensification of the East Asian winter monsoon contributed to the disappearance of Cedrus (Pinaceae) in southwestern China. Quaternary Research 80(2):316-325.

    20.  Huang Y-J, Liu Y-SC, Jacques FM, Su T, Xing Y & Zhou Z (2013) First discovery of Cucubalus (Caryophyllaceae) fossil, and its biogeographical and ecological implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 190:41-47.

    21.  Xing Y, Utescher T, Jacques F, Su T, Liu YC, Huang Y & Zhou Z (2012) Paleoclimatic estimation reveals a weak winter monsoon in southwestern China during the late Miocene: evidence from plant macrofossils. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 358:19-26.

    22.  Chen S, Xing Y, Su T, Zhou Z, Dilcher EDL & Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeographic analysis reveals significant spatial genetic structure of Incarvillea sinensis as a product of mountain building. BMC Plant Biology 12(1):1-12.

    23.  Huang Y, Jacques FM, Liu Y-SC, Su T, Xing Y, Xiao X & Zhou Z. (2012) New fossil endocarps of Sambucus (Adoxaceae) from the upper Pliocene in SW China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 171:152-163.

    24.  Jacques FM, Su T, Spicer RA, Xing Y, Huang Y, Wang W & Zhou Z (2011) Leaf physiognomy and climate: Are monsoon systems different? Global and Planetary Change 76(1):56-62.

    25.  Su T, Jacques FM, Liu Y-SC, Xiang J, Xing Y, Huang Y & Zhou Z (2011) A new Drynaria (Polypodiaceae) from the upper Pliocene of Southwest China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164(1):132-142.

    26.  Jacques FM, Guo, S.-X., Su T, Xing Y-W, Huang Y-J, Liu Y-SC, Ferguson DK & Zhou Z-K (2011) Quantitative reconstruction of the Late Miocene monsoon climates of southwest China: a case study of the Lincang flora from Yunnan Province. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 304(3):318-327.

    27.  翟艳红, 杨莹, 星耀武, 纪运恒, & 周浙昆 (2011) 云贵高原多星韭二倍体—四倍体分布格局研究. 植物科学学报 29(1):50-57.

    28.  黄永江, 苏涛, 星耀武, & 周浙昆 (2011) 两种古海拔重建方法及山旺中中新世古海拔的定量重建. 古生物学报 (4):532-538.

    29.  Xing Y, Liu Y-SC, Su T, Jacques FM, & Zhou Z (2010) Pinus prekesiya sp. nov. from the upper Miocene of Yunnan, southwestern China and its biogeographical implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 160(1):1-9.

    30.  星耀武, 刘裕生, 苏涛, & 周浙昆 (2010) X-射线 CT 扫描技术在中新世松属球果化石研究中的应用. 古生物学报 (1):133-137.

    31.  苏涛, 星耀武, 杨青松, & 周浙昆 (2009) 基于叶缘分析法定量重建中国始新世植物群的年均温. 古生物学报 (1):65-72.

    32.  Su T, Xing Y-W, Liu Y-SC, Jacques FM, Chen W-Y, Huang Y-J & Zhou Z-K (2010) Leaf margin analysis: a new equation from humid to mesic forests in China. Palaios 25(4):234-238.

    33.  Xia K, Su T, Liu Y-SC, Xing Y-W, Jacques FM & Zhou Z-K (2009) Quantitative climate reconstructions of the late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Yunnan, southwest China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 276(1):80-86.

    34.  杨青松, 星耀武, & 周浙昆 (2009) 亚洲季风区铁杉属现代分布区及其气候特征. 云南植物研究 31(5):389-398.

    35.  苏涛, 星耀武, 陈文允, 黄永江, 刘裕生 & 周浙昆 (2010) 叶缘—年均温中国模型在定量重建中国新生代植物群古年均温中的应用. 地质论评 56(5):638-646.

    36.  星耀武, 王慷林, & 杨宇明 (2006) 中国省藤属 (棕榈科) 区系地理研究. 云南植物研究 28(5):461-467.

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