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SUN Yongshuai
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Associate professor
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Mailing Address:
88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, Yunnan, China


  Personal information   

  Family name: Sun     

  Given name: Yongshuai     

  Birth ate: 13/1/1985   

  Nationality: People’s Republic of China  

  E-mail: sunyongshuai@xtbg.ac.cn 


  B.S., July 2008Lanzhou University (College of Mathematics and Statistics)   

  Ph.D., December 2012, Lanzhou University (College of Life Sciences, Ecology)   


  2013.1 - 2015.6Postdoc.Sichuan University (College of Life Sciences) 

  2015.7 -      , Associate Professor, XTBG 


  Fields of Interest and Specialization  

  My research interest is about plant speciation and evolution, especially the forest health and ecological genomics. I am good at 

the computational analysis of population genetic/genomic data and also the phylogenetic inference using coalescent probability theory 

and many other statistical technologies 





  PUBLICATIONS (***: correspondence ) 


  1.       Ru, D., Mao, K., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Lu, Z., Sun, Yongshuai***. Genomic evidence for polyphyletic origins and inter-lineage gene flow within complex taxa: a case study of Picea brachytyla in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 2016, 25: 2373–2386.  

  2.       Bi, H., Yue, W., Wang, X., Zou, J., Li, L., Liu, J., Sun, Yongshuai***. Late Pleistocene climate change promoted divergence between Picea asperata and P. crassifolia on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau through recent bottlenecks. Ecology and Evolution. 2016, 6: 4435–4444.  

  3.       Paudel, B. R., Shrestha, M., Burd, M., Adhikari, S., Sun, Yongshuai, Li, Q. J. Coevolutionary elaboration of pollination-related traits in an alpine ginger (Roscoea purpurea) and a tabanid fly in the Nepalese Himalayas. New Phytologist. 2016, 211: 1402-1411.  



  1.       Sun Yongshuai, Li, L.L., Li, L., Zou, J.B., Liu, J.Q. Distributional dynamics and interspecific gene flow in Picea likiangensis and P. wilsonii triggered by climate change on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Journal of Biogeography. 2015, 42: 475–484.  

  2.       Wang, X., Li, Y., Liang, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, Q., Hu, H., Sun, Yongshuai***. Contrasting responses to Pleistocene climate changes: A case study of two sister species Allium cyathophorum and A. spicata (Amaryllidaceae) distributed in the eastern and western Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecology and Evolution. 2015, 5: 1513–1524.  

  3.       Li, L.L., Sun, Yongshuai, Zou, J.B., Yue, W., Wang, X., Liu, J.Q. Origin and speciation of Picea schrenkiana and P. smithiana in the Center Asian Highlands and Himalayas. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2015, 33: 661–672.  

  4.       Wang, X.J., Shi, D.C., Wang, X.Y., Wang, J., Sun, Yongshuai Liu, J.Q. Evolutionary Migration of the Disjunct Salt Cress Eutrema salsugineum (=Thellungiella salsuginea, Brassicaceae) between Asia and North America. PLoS ONE. 2015, 10: e0124010.  

  5.       Hu, H., Al-Shehbaz, I.A., Sun, Yongshuai, Hao, G., Wang, Q. Liu, J. Species delimitation in Orychophragmus (Brassicaceae) based on chloroplast and nuclear DNA barcodes. Taxon. 2015, 64: 714–726.  



  1.       Sun, Yongshuai, Abbott, R.J., Li, L., Li, L., Zou, J., Liu, J. Evolutionary history of Purple cone spruce (Picea purpurea) in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: homoploid hybrid origin and Pleistocene expansion. Molecular Ecology. 2014. 23: 343–359.  

  2.       Wan, D*., Sun, Yongshuai*, Zhang, X., Bai, X., Wang, J., Wang, A., Milne, R. Multiple ITS Copies Reveal Extensive Hybridization within Rheum(Polygonaceae), a Genus That Has Undergone Rapid Radiation. PLoS ONE. 2014, 9: e89769. (*Co-first) 

  3.       Tian,, Ji, M.F., Zhang, Y., Fu, Y., Yu, D.K., Sun, Yongshuai***. The Advance on Homoploid Hybrid Speciation. Journal of Yunnan Agricultural University. 2014, 29: 586-590. 



  1.       Zou, J., Sun, Yonghuai, Li, L., Wang, G., Yue, W., Lu, Z., Wang, Q., Liu, J. Population genetic evidence for speciation pattern and gene flow between Picea wilsonii, P. morrisonicola and neoveitchii. Annals of botany. 2013, 112: 1829–1844.  

  2.       Li, L., Abbott, R. J., Liu, B., Sun, Yongshuai, Li, L., Zou, J., Wang, X., Miehe, G., Liu, J. Pliocene intraspecific divergence and Plio-Pleistocene range expansions within Picea likiangensis (Lijiang spruce), a dominant forest tree of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 2013, 22: 5237–5255. 


  Before 2013 

  1.       Sun, Yongshuai, Wang, A.L., Wan, D.S., Wang, Q., Liu, J.Q. Rapid radiation of Rheum (Polygonaceae) and parallel evolution of morphological traits. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2012, 63: 150–158.  

  2.       Sun, Yongshuai, Ikeda, H., Wang, Y.J., Liu, J.Q. Phylogeography of Potentilla fruticosa (Rosaceae) in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau revisited: A reappraisal and new insights. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 2010, 3: 249–257.  

  3.       China Plant BOL Group, Li, D.Z., Gao, L.M., Li, H.T., Wang, H., Ge, X.J., Liu, J.Q., Chen, Z.D., Zhou, S.L., Chen, S.L., Yang, J.B., Fu, C.X., Zeng, C.X., Yan, H.F., Zhu, Y.J., Sun, Yongshuai, Chen, S.Y., Zhao, L., Wang, K., Yang, T., Duan, G.W. Comparative analysis of a large dataset indicates that internal transcribed spacer (ITS) should be incorporated into the core barcode for seed plants.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2011, 108: 19641–19646.  

  4.       Liu, J.Q., Sun, Yongshuai, Ge, X.J., Gao, L.M., Qiu, Y.X. Phylogeographic studies of plants in China: advances in the past and directions in the future. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 2012, 50: 267–275.  

  5.       Wu, L.L., Cui, X.K., Milne, R.I., Sun, Yongshuai, Liu, J.Q. Multiple autopolyploidizations and range expansion of Allium przewalskianum (Alliaceae) in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 2010, 19: 1691–1704.  


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