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MENG Honghu
Academic title:
Associate Professor
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Subject categories:
Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography
Mailing Address:
88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, Yunnan, China


ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hong-Hu_Meng 


09/2013-07/2016 Ph.D. (Ecology); Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 

09/2009-07/2012 M.S. (Botany); Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science 

09/2005-07/2009 B. S. (Biological Science), Northwest Normal University 

Professional experiences: 

05/2020 -- Associate Professor; Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

07/2016-04/2020 Assistant Professor; Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Current research interests:  

Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of plant in tropical Asia: Currently, biodiversity conservation has focused on the endangered and threatened taxon, i.g., Rhoiptelea (Rhoipteleaceae), Trigonobalanus (Fagaceae); evolutionary and biogeographic works have focused on Engelhardia (Juglandaceae) in tropical Asia as well as the sister taxon. 

Honors and awards: 

Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Associate of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018) 

Excellent PhD Dissertation of Yunnan Province (2018) 

The President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016) 

JSE Outstanding Paper Award (2016) 

National Scholarship for Doctoral Student (2015) 

Zhu-Li Yuehua Outstanding Doctoral Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015) 

Pacemaker to Merit Student of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015) 

Outstanding contribution award of S&T Innovation of Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS (2012) 

Pacemaker to Merit Student of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012) 


Song YG, Fragnière Y, Meng HH, Corrales A, Manchester SR, Deng M, Jasińska AK, Sam HV, Kozlowskig G. 2020. Global biogeographic synthesis and priority conservation regions of the relict tree family Juglandaceae. Journal of Biogeography, 47: 643-657. 

Li L, Tan YH, Meng HH, Ma  H, Li J. 2020. Two new species of Alseodaphnopsis (Lauraceae) from southwestern China and northern Myanmar: evidence from morphological and molecular analyses, PhytoKey, 138: 27-39. 

Meng HH, Zhou SS, Jiang XL, Gugger PF, Li Lang, Tan YH, Li J. 2019. Are mountaintops climate refugia for plants under global warming? A lesson from high-mountain oaks in tropical rainforest. Alpine Botany, 129: 175-183. 

Meng HH, Zhou SS, Li L, Tan YH, Li JW, Li J. 2019. Conflict between biodiversity conservation and economic growth: insight into rare plants in tropical China. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28:523-537. 

孟宏虎, 高晓阳. 2019. “一带一路”的全球生物多样性与保护. 中国科学院院刊, 34: 818-826. 

Jiang XL, Elliot MG, Meng HH, Deng M, Xu GB. 2019. Land bridges in the Pleistocene contributed to flora assembly on the continental islands of South China: Insights from the evolutionary history of Quercus championii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 132:36-45.  

Gao XY, Zhang X, Meng HH, Li J, Zhang D, Liu CN. 2018. Comparative chloroplast genomes of Paris Sect. Marmorata: insight into repeat regions and evolutionary implications. BMC Genomics, 19:878. 

Meng HH, Su T, Gao XY, Li J, Jiang XL, Sun H, Zhou ZK. 2017. Warm-cold colonization: response of oaks to uplift of the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains. Molecular Ecology, 26:3276-3294.  

Huang JF., Li L, Van der WH, Li HW, Rohwer J, Crayn, D, Meng HH, van der MM, Conran J.G, Li J. 2016. Origins and evolution of cinnamon and camphor: A phylogenetic and historical biogeographical analysis of the Cinnamomum group (Lauraceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 96: 33-44. 

Wen ZB, Li Y, Zhang HX, Meng HH, Femg Y, Shi W. 2016. Species-level phylogeographical history of the endemic species Calligonum roborovskii and its close relatives in Calligonum section Medusa (Polygonaceae) in arid north-western China. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 180: 542-553. 

Meng HH, Su T, Huang YJ, Zhu H, Zhou ZK. 2015. Late Miocene Palaeocarya (Engelhardieae: Juglandaceae) from Southwest China and its biogeographic implications. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 53:499-511.  

Meng HH, Jacques FMB, Su T, Huang YJ, Zhang ST, Ma HJ, Zhou ZK. 2014. New Biogeographic insight into Bauhinia s.l. (Leguminosae): integration from fossil records and molecular analyses. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:181 

Zhang ML, Meng HH, Zhang HX, Byalt, VV, Sanderson SC. 2014. Himalayan origin and evolution of Myricaria (Tamaricaceae) in the Neogene. PLoS ONE, 9: e97582. 

Wen ZB, Zhang ML, Meng HH. 2014. Salsola arbusculiformis and S. laricifolia (Chenopodiaceae) in China. Nordic Journal of Botany, 32: 176-175. 

Gao XY, Meng HH, Zhang ML. 2014. Diversification and vicariance of desert plants: Evidence inferred from chloroplast DNA sequence variation of Lagochilus ilicifolius (Lamiaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 55: 93-100.  

Meng HH, Zhang ML. 2013. Diversification of plant species in arid Northwest China: Species-level phylogeographical history of Lagochilus Bunge ex Bentham (Lamiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68: 398-409.  

Meng HH, Zhang ML. 2011. Phylogeography of Lagochilus ilicifolius (Lamiaceae) in relation to Quaternary climatic oscillation and aridification in northern China. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 39: 787-796.  

马松梅,张明理,张宏祥,孟宏虎,陈曦. 2010. 利用最大熵模型和规则集遗传算法模型预测孑遗植物裸果木的潜在地理分布及格局. 植物生态学报, 23: 1327-1335. 

孟宏虎. 2008. 被子植物在进化中与环境相适应的传粉机制. 生物学通报, 43: 12-15. 




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