Ecology and Evolution
1997-2001, BSc, Liao Normal University, China
2001-2006, Ph.D., Beijing Normal University, China
2006-2011, Assistant Prof, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2012-2013, Associate Prof, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2014-2018, Associate Prof, Beijing Normal University, China
2018-present, Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
My research addresses the origins and evolution of tree diversity, using the tools of molecular systematics and genomics. Current research in our Lab focuses on walnuts ( Juglans , Juglandaceae), and the use of phylogenetic and trait diversity to inform questions in speciation and adaptation. I am also interested in plant mating system evolution, and will do some field and lab experiments to consider joint effects of mating system and life history.
♦ Research Articles
1. Zhang BW, Xu LL, Li N, Yan PC, Jiang XH, Woeste KE, Lin K*, Renner SS*, Zhang DY*, Bai, WN*. Phylogenomics reveals an ancient hybrid origin of the Persian walnut. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2019, 36: 2451-2461.
2. Bai WN*, Yan PC, Zhang BW, Woeste KE, Lin K, Zhang DY*. 2018. Demogrphically idiosyncratic responses to climate change and rapid Pleistocene diversification of the walnut genus Juglans (Juglandaceae) revealed by whole-genome sequences. New Phytologist 217: 1726-1736.
3. Bai WN*, Wang WT, Zhang DY*. 2016. Phylogeographic breaks within Asian butternuts indicate the existence of a phytogeographic divide in East Asia. New Phytologist 209:1757-1772.
4. Yin G, Barrett SCH, Luo YB, Bai WN*2016. Seasonal variation in the mating system of a selfing annual with large floral displays. Annals of Botany 117: 391-400.
5. Shang H, Luo YB, Bai WN*. 2012. Influence of asymmetrical mating patterns and male reproductive success on the maintenance of sexual polymorphism in Acer pictum subsp. mono (Aceraceae). Molecular Ecology 21: 3869-3878.
6. Bai WN*,Liao WJ, Zhang DY.2010. Nuclear and chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveal two refuge areas with asymmetrical gene flow in a temperate walnut tree from East Asia. New Phytologist 188: 892-901.
College of Life Sciences,
Beijing Normal University,
P. R. China
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