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Xiaolei Huang


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From 2014, Professor, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
2012-2014, Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2012, Visiting Scientist, University of California, Irvine, USA
2011, Visiting Scientist, USDA Systematic Entomology Lab, USA
2008-2011, Assistant Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2008, Ph.D., Entomology & Biogeography, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Main research interests of Huang Lab are in biodiversity patterns (character, distribution, species relationship) and their ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. The lab mainly uses agricultural and forestry insects as research models. We try to integrate time (species phylogenetics and evolutionary history), space (spatial pattern of species distributions and genetic diversity), and relationship (ecological interactions and endosymbiosis between species) to understand scientific questions such as why agriculture and forestry pests can be pests, evolutionary patterns and processes of insect diversity, evolution and maintenance of species interactions. Multiple research approaches from different fields are used, including biodiversity, molecular phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, ecology, biogeography, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Biodiversity Biogeography Ecology Entomology Evolutionary Studies

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Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
College of Plant Protection
Main research interests are in biodiversity patterns (character, distribution, species relationship) and their ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. The lab mainly uses agriculture and forestry insects as research models. We try to integrate time (species phylogenetics and evolutionary history), space (spatial pattern of species distributions and genetic diversity), and relationship (ecological interactions and endosymbiosis between species) to understand scientific questions such as why agriculture and forestry pests can be pests, evolutionary patterns and processes of insect diversity, evolution and maintenance of species interactions. Multiple research approaches from different fields are recruited, including biodiversity, molecular phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, ecology, biogeography, genomics, and bioinformatics. The lab is also interested in some topics of general interest in biology, including issues on biodiversity data sharing and related data policies, the challenges and opportunities in taxonomy. We try to understand these issues based on empirical studies. Current topics: 1) biogeographical patterns and evolution of fauna in the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas (QTPH); 2) biogeography and speciation of Mindarinae (Insecta, Aphididae) with continentally and regionally disjunct distributions; 3) molecular phylogenetics of higher aphid groups with K/T radiation and evolution of key biological features; 4) phylogenetic relationships between aphids and their primary endosymbionts, Buchnera, and underlying mechanisms; 5) population genetics and molecular basis of biology of aphid pest species; 6) aphid-ant interactions; 7) aphid mito-genomics and genome evolution; 8) general issues: biodiversity data sharing and related science policies, challenges and opportunities in taxonomy.
September 29, 2016
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