Wed, May 30 2018 15:33
Phenotypic plasticity and geographical evolution of animals is one of the core issues in behavioral and evolutionary ecology. It is vital for the understanding of basic process of biological evolution to investigate the interaction of environmental change, natural selection and gene flow on animal phenotype in different spatial scales. Because of its perfect combination of vocalization, auditory sense and motor system in its acoustic behavior, bat is an ideal model for the research on the adaptive evolution of animal phenotype.
Since 1995, the group has conducted long-term and stable researches on ecology, behavior, bioacoustics, evolution and conservation of bats under the leadership of Professor FENG Jiang. The researches have obtained series of innovative outcomes that provided powerful scientific supports for the conservation and utilization of animal resources. The group has hosted over fifty research projects, including National Major Science and Technology Project, National Program on Key Basic Research Project ("973" Project), Basic Work Item of Ministry of Science and Technology, and projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China including Key Project, Training Program of the Major Research Plan, Priority Development Project of Ministry of Education, and other projects from the provincial and ministerial governments.
Ninety-three papers have been published on various well-known journals by the group, such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, Animal Behavior and so on. The works of the group have been awarded twice by Jilin provincial government as the First Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress.
Group Leader: Prof. FENG Jiang
Group Members: Prof. LIU Ying, Associate Prof. SUN Keping, Associate Prof. JIANG Tinglei, Dr. WANG Jing, Dr. LIN Aiqing, Dr. XIAO Yanhong