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LIU Hongmei
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Associate Professor
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China



2001/09-2007/07  Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. Botany 

1997/09-2001/07  Henan Normal University, Bachelor Degree, Biology 


Professional experience 

2017/05- Associate Professor, Research leader of fern group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

2012/04-2017/04 Associate Professor, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences 

2014/11-2015/11 Visiting Scholar, Natural History Museum, UK 

2010/12-2012/03 Assistant Professor, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences   

2007/10-2010/12 Postdoctoral in Peking University 

Research interest 

Phylogenetic reconstruction of fern lineages (e.g., Dryopteridaceae, Tectariaceae, and Blechnaceae) 

Comprehensive study on East Asia endemic fern groups (mainly at the generic level) 

Conservation and phylogeny of rare and endangered fern groups 

Fern flora of Kenya  

Directions: taxonomy, molecular phylogeny 

Representative publications (2010-) 

1.        Liu H-M. 2016. Embracing the pteridophyte classification of Ren-Chang Ching using a generic phylogeny of Chinese ferns and lycophytes. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 54: 307-335 (SCI, special Issue, sole author) 

2.        Liu H-M, Zhang S-Z, Wan T, Kamau PW, Wang Z-W, Grall A, Hemp A, Schneider H. 2016. Exploring the pteridophyte flora of the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 54: 691-705 (SCI, special Issue, first author) 

3.        Liu H-M, Zhang X-C, Wang M-P, Shang H, Zhou S-L, Yan Y-H, Xu W-B, Schneider H. 2016. Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic fern genus Trichoneuron informs on the infra-familial relationship of Dryopteridaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution 302: 319-332. (SCI, first & corresponding author) 

4.        Clark J, Hidalgo O, Pellicer J, Liu H-M, Marquardt J, Robert Y, Christenhusz M, Zhang S-Z, Gibby M, Leitch IJ, Schneider H. 2016. Genome evolution of ferns: evidence for relative stasis of genome size across the fern phylogeny. New Phytologist 210: 1072-1082 (SCI,  fourth author) 

5.        Liu H-M, Lu NT, Truong VD. 2014. Arthropteris guinanensis (Arthropteridaceae), a new record to the fern flora of Vietnam. Journal of Fairylake Botanical Garden 13(3-4): 11-13. (first & corresponding author) 

6.        Liu H-M, Yan Y-H, Wang F-G. 2014. A new loxogrammoid record in South China. Journal of Fairylake Botanical Garden 13(3-4): 14-16. (first & corresponding author) 

7.        Wang F-G*, Liu H-M*, He C-M, Yang D-M, Xing F-W. 2015. Taxonomic and evolutionary implications of spore ornamentation in Davalliaceae. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53(1): 72-81. (SCI, * equally contributed first author) 

8.        Schneider H, Liu H-M, Clark J, Hidalgo O, Pellicer J, Zhang S-Z, Kelly LJ, Fay MF, Leitch IJ. 2015. Are the genomes of royal ferns really frozen in time? Evidence for coinciding genome stability and limited evolvability in the royal ferns. New Phytologist 207, 10-13. (SCI, 2nd author) 

9.        Liu H-M*, He L-J, Schneider H. 2014. Towards the natural classification of tectarioid ferns: Confirming the phylogenetic relationships of Pleocnemia and Pteridrys (eupolypods I (eupolypods I). Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 52: 161-174. (SCI, first &corresponding author)  

10.    Zhang L-B, Liu H-M. 2014. Dryopteris tripinnatifida sp. nov. (subg. Nothoperanema; Dryopteridaceae) from Guangxi, China. Novon, 2014 (1): 119-122. (SCI, 2nd author) 

11.    Liu H-M*, Jiang R-H, Guo J, Hovenkamp P, Perrie LR, Shepherd L, Hennequin S, Schneider H. 2013. Toward a phylogenetic classification of the climbing fern genus Arthropteris. Taxon, 62(4): 688-700. (SCI, first &corresponding author) 

12.    Liu H-M, Schneider H. 2013. Evidence supporting Davallia canariensis as a Late Miocene relict endemic to Macaronesia and Atlantic Europe. Australian Systematic Botany, 26: 378-385. (SCI, first author) 

13.    Guo Z-Y, Liu H-M*. 2013. Gametophyte morphology and development of three species of Cyrtogonellum Ching (Dryopteridaceae). American Fern Journal, 103(3): 153-165. (SCI, 2nd & corresponding author) 

14.    Liu H-M*, Dyer RJ, Guo Z-Y, Meng Z, Li J-H, Schneider H. 2012. The evolutionary dynamics of apomixis in ferns: a case study from polystichoid ferns. Journal of Botany, Volume 2012, Article ID 510478, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/510478 (first & corresponding author) 

15.    Liu H-M, Zhang X-C, Wang W, Zeng H. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of two fern genera Cyrtogonellum and Cyrtomidictyum (Dryopteridaceae) from East Asia. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 10: 57-68. (SCI, first author) 




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