"Nothing in biology makes sence except in the light of evolution." — Theodosius Dobzhansky (1973)
Hi, dear colleague and friend, welcome to visit Plant Evolutionary Biology, Meng Honghu's homepage.
Meng Honghu, an assistant professor of Plant Phylogenetics & Conservaton Group at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences, is interested in plant evolution, biogeography and biodiversity conservation.
The current and future research plans mainly focus on the spatiotemporal evolutionary history of Juglandaceae (the walnut family) and Fagaceae (the oak family) to environmental variation and what are the implications for conservation under global change, as follows: (a) Spatiotemporal evolutionary history of Engelhardia (Juglandaceae) in tropical and subtropical forest respond to the environmental variation under global change, especially the climatic change; (b) Geographic distribution pattern, and genetic structure of Trigonobalanus (Fagaceae), around the south-east Asia and mid-America; (c) Biodiversity conservation in tropical Asia under the Anthropocene changes, i.e., human activities and climate changes, the representative taxon are focused; such as Trigonobalanus doichangensis (Fagaceae), Rhoiptelea chiliantha (Rhoipteleaceae), etc. (d) Biogeography of high-mountain oaks (Quercus Sect. Heterobalanus; Fagaceae), expecting to address the issues that the relationships between the uplift of Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains and the geographic distribution of the oaks.
"How and why does biological diversity (biodiversity) vary over the surface of the Earth?", an interesting issue will continue to play a significant role in biogeography and will rely heavily on biologists, collaborating across disciplines. Is there any like-minded people participate to resolve this question?