Alice Hughes (PhD)

May 17th, 2013 Comments off


Associate Professor in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests: My interests are broad, and include many aspects of how species interact with the environment and factors underlying species distribution patterns, in the past, present and potentially into the future. To gain a greater understanding of these factors, and gain insights into what the effect of environmental change may be on species distributions I combine diverse forms of data, and use both predictive and empirical approaches to develop integrative models which can be used to better inform conservation and future research. My particular interest is the Old-World tropics, as this highly diverse region is seriously threatened by an array of pressures, and much further research is needed to develop appropriate conservation strategies across the region.

Email: ach_biodiversity[at]hotmail dot com


Jing-Xin LIU (PhD student)

May 16th, 2013 Comments off


PhD student of University of Hohenheim, Germany


My thesis topic is about “Vascular plant diversity in the major land use types of Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve, Xishuangbanna, China”. Plot surveys were carried out in forests, rubber and tea plantations, and annual crop lands including paddy rice field, corn field and hemp field. I am also interested in plant-animal interactions, invasive biology and conservation.

Email: liujingxin[at]msn dot com


Richard T. CORLETT (PhD)

August 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Professor, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

My major research interests include terrestrial ecology and biodiversity conservation in tropical East Asia, plant-animal interactions, and the impacts of climate change. I am the author or co-author of several books, including The Ecology of Tropical East Asia and Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison. I am also an author for the Asia chapter of the next (2014) Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the Steering Committee of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Climate Change Taskforce..

Fieldcourses: Too many to list!

Email: corlett [at] xtbg dot org dot com