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Eben GOODALE (PhD)

October 5th, 2012 Comments off

 

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

I am a behavioral ecologist, interested in the connection between
behavior, community ecology and conservation.  Much of my research
work has focused on communication and mixed-species flocks of birds.
New to XTBG in 2012, I will be exploring interactions between fruiting
trees and frugivores in the XTBG region, as well as continuing other
projects on bird behavior and conservation in Asia and Melanesia.

Email: eben dot goodale [at] gmail dot com

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Uromi Manage GOODALE (PhD)

October 5th, 2012 Comments off

 

 

Post Doctoral Scholar, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Ph.D. Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; MFS, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. My research focus is on plant physiological ecology and tropical resource management. I am especially interested in plant photosynthesis and resource use under changing environmental conditions.

Email: ugoodale [at] xtbg dot org dot com

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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

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Chuck CANNON (PhD)

August 15th, 2011 Comments off

Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Assoc. Prof., Texas Tech University

I have been working on conservation and basic research questions on tropical Asian forests for +20 years, more specifically on how forest tree species adapt and diversify. We’re attempting to use the latest DNA sequencing technologies to examine both applied and academic questions.

Email: chuck.cannon [at] gmail dot com

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Ferry SLIK (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

I try to explain spatial and temporal patterns in tropical plant distributions. One of the main research themes is how global change will affect plant communities and vegetation patterns. My aim is to design optimum conservation strategies that integrate economic development with environmental sustainability.

Fieldcourses: Java-Bali-Lombok 2010, AFEC-X 2009-2011.

Workshops: XTBG Field Botany Course 2012

Email: ferryslik [at] hotmail dot com

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Douglas SCHAEFER (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Associate Professor of Soil Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

An American doing ecological research in China, because significant ecological events will happen here in the next decades. I studied chemistry first and biology second, focused on biogeochemical (nutrient) cycles. My current research is on processes controlling soil organic carbon and the fungi that decompose wood. Yours should be also!

Fieldcourses: AFEC-X 2009-2011.

Email: xiedaoan [at] xtbg dot ac dot cn

 

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Douglas YU (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Researcher, Principal Investigator of Ecology, Conservation, & Environment Center (ECEC), Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yu’s research covers the evolution and ecology of mutualisms and the conservation biology of tropical forests. His current research focuses on the theory of the evolution of mutualism (esp. using economic models) and on the development of rapid biodiversity censusing techniques.

Fieldcourses: AFEC-X 2009-2011.

Email: dougwyu [at] gmail dot com

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Jin CHEN (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Director, Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

My group’s current interests focus on plant-animal interaction, specifically the following questions: 1) How do plant-animal interaction complexes contribute to the creation and maintenance of biodiversity in above and blow ground ecosystems? 2) To what extent are interacting plants and animals co-evolutionarily adapted to and shaped by each other? 3) How do plant-animal interactions respond to changing environments? Our study systems include animals such as frugivory birds, rodents, ants and spiders, and plants such as figs, pines and Tacca spp.

Fieldcourses: CTFS-AA 2007 (Xishuangbanna), AFEC-X 2009-2011.

Email: cj [at] xtbg dot org dot com

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Kunfang CAO (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ph.D. of Wageningen University, the Netherlands, My research focuses on plant physiological ecology, especially plant hydraulics, water relations, photosynthesis, and trait evolution and ecological adaptation.

Fieldcourses: CTFS-AA 2007 (Xishuangbanna), AFEC-X 2009-2011.

Email: caokf [at] xtbg dot ac dot cn

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Zengfu XU (PhD)

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Professor, Laboratory of Tropical Plant Resource Science, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor (Adjunct), School of Life Sciences, The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Our principal interest is genetic improvement of biodiesel feedstock plants. We focus on floral sex determination, flower and seed development, and oil biosynthesis in Jatropha curcas. Our goal is to improve Jatropha seed yield and oil content through genomic and genetic engineering approaches, and to develop Jatropha as a model plant for energy plant research.

Fieldcourses: AFEC-X 2010-2011

Email: zfxu [at] xtbg dot ac dot cn, zengfu dot xu [at] gmail dot com

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