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LI Jie
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Zou DY, Cao GL, Zhang JG, Li L, Li J: Endiandra macrocarpa (Lauraceae), a new tree species from south-western China. Phytokeys 2023(224):183-192. 

Zhou R, Ci XQ, Hu JL, Zhang XY, Cao GL, Xiao JH, Liu ZF, Li L, Thornhill AH, Conran JG et al: Transitional areas of vegetation as biodiversity hotspots evidenced by multifaceted biodiversity analysis of a dominant group in Chinese evergreen broad-leaved forests. Ecological Indicators 2023, 147. 

Zhang Y, Duan MG, Huang PH, Li M, Meng HH, Qiao HJ, Li J: Blinded by the bright-Afforestation is affecting widespread sampling deficiency in plant collections. Forest Ecology and Management 2023, 530. 

Zhang XY, Ci XQ, Hu JL, Bai Y, Thornhill AH, Conran JG, Li J: Riparian areas as a conservation priority under climate change. Science of the Total Environment 2023, 858. 

Liu ZF, Ci XQ, Zhang SF, Zhang XY, Zhang X, Dong LN, Conran JG, Li J: Diverse Host Spectrum and the Parasitic Process in the Pantropical Hemiparasite Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae) in China. Diversity-Basel 2023, 15(4). 

Zhang Y, Song YG, Zhang CY, Wang TR, Su TH, Huang PH, Meng HH, Li J: Latitudinal Diversity Gradient in the Changing World: Retrospectives and Perspectives. Diversity-Basel 2022, 14(5). 

Zhang XY, Ci XQ, Zhu RB, Conran JG, Li J: Spatial phylogenetic patterns and conservation of threatened woody species in a transition zone of southwest China. Biodiversity and Conservation 2022, 31(8-9):2205-2225. 

Meng HH, Zhang CY, Song YG, Yu XQ, Cao GL, Li L, Cai CN, Xiao JH, Zhou SS, Tan YH et al: Opening a door to the spatiotemporal history of plants from the tropical Indochina Peninsula to subtropical China. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2022, 171. 

Liu ZF, Ma H, Zhang XY, Ci XQ, Li L, Hu JL, Zhang CY, Xiao JH, Li HW, Conran JG et al: Do taxon-specific DNA barcodes improve species discrimination relative to universal barcodes in Lauraceae? Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 2022, 199(4):741-753. 

Hu L, Le XG, Zhou SS, Zhang CY, Tan YH, Ren Q, Meng HH, Cun YP, Li J: Conservation Significance of the Rare and Endangered Tree Species, Trigonobalanus doichangensis (Fagaceae). Diversity-Basel 2022, 14(8). 

Hu JL, Ci XQ, Liu ZF, Dormontt EE, Conran JG, Lowe AJ, Li J: Assessing candidate DNA barcodes for Chinese and internationally traded timber species. Molecular Ecology Resources 2022, 22(4):1478-1492. 

Cai CN, Zhang XY, Zha JJ, Li J, Li JM: Predicting Climate Change Impacts on the Rare and Endangered Horsfieldia tetratepala in China. Forests 2022, 13(7). 

Wiegand T, Wang XG, Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Bourg NA, Cao M, Ci XQ, Davies SJ, Hao ZQ, Howe RW, Kress WJ et al: Consequences of spatial patterns for coexistence in species-rich plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2021, 5(7):965-+. 

Mi XC, Sun ZH, Song YF, Liu XJ, Yang J, Wu JJ, Ci XQ, Li J, Lin LX, Cao M et al: Rare tree species have narrow environmental but not functional niches. Functional Ecology 2021, 35(2):511-520. 

Liu ZF, Ma H, Ci XQ, Li L, Song Y, Liu B, Li HW, Wang SL, Qu XJ, Hu JL et al: Can plastid genome sequencing be used for species identification in Lauraceae? Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 2021, 197(1):1-14. 

Cai CN, Xiao JH, Ci XQ, Conran JG, Li J: Genetic diversity of Horsfieldia tetratepala (Myristicaceae), an endangered Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations to China: implications for its conservation. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2021, 307(4). 

Cai CN, Ma H, Ci XQ, Conran JG, Li J: Comparative phylogenetic analyses of Chinese Horsfieldia (Myristicaceae) using complete chloroplast genome sequences. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 2021, 59(3):504-514. 

Zhang CY, Ma H, Sanchez-Puerta MV, Li L, Xiao JH, Liu ZF, Ci XQ, Li J: Horizontal Gene Transfer has Impacted cox1 Gene Evolution in Cassytha filiformis. Journal of Molecular Evolution 2020, 88(4):361-371. 

Zhang CY, Low SL, Song YG, Nurainas, Kozlowski G, Do TV, Li L, Zhou SS, Tan YH, Cao GL et al: Shining a light on species delimitation in the tree genus Engelhardia Leschenault ex Blume (Juglandaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2020, 152. 

Xu WM, Tomlinson KW, Li J: Strong intraspecific trait variation in a tropical dominant tree species along an elevational gradient. Plant Diversity 2020, 42(1):1-6. 

Xiao JH, Ding X, Li L, Ma H, Ci XQ, van der Merwe M, Conran JG, Li J: Miocene diversification of a golden-thread nanmu tree species (Phoebe zhennan, Lauraceae) around the Sichuan Basin shaped by the East Asian monsoon. Ecology and Evolution 2020, 10(19):10543-10557. 

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

Wang SL, Li L, Ci XQ, Conran JG, Li J: Taxonomic status and distribution of Mirabilis himalaica (Nyctaginaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution 2019, 57(5):431-439. 

Wang SL, Cai CN, Ma H, Li J: Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Mirabilis himalaica (Nyctaginaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B-Resources 2019, 4(2):4021-4022. 

Meng HH, Zhou SS, Li L, Tan YH, Li JW, Li J: Conflict between biodiversity conservation and economic growth: insight into rare plants in tropical China. Biodiversity and Conservation 2019, 28(2):523-537. 

Meng HH, Zhou SS, Jiang XL, Gugger PF, Li L, Tan YH, Li J: Are mountaintops climate refugia for plants under global warming? A lesson from high-mountain oaks in tropical rainforest. Alp Bot 2019, 129(2):175-183. 

Li ZY, Zhang XC, Liang ZL, Li J: A Taxonomic Revision of Fern Genus Pseudocyclosorus (Thelypteridaceae) from China and the Pan-Himalaya Region, with Special Reference to the Identity of Pseudocyclosorus stramineus. Phytotaxa 2019, 424(4):197-216. 

Larridon I, Tanaka N, Liang YX, Phillips SM, Barfod AS, Cho SH, Gale SW, Jobson RW, Kim YD, Li J et al: First molecular phylogenetic insights into the evolution of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae, Poales). Journal of Plant Research 2019, 132(5):589-600. 

Ito Y, Tanaka N, Barfod AS, Bogner J, Li J, Yano O, Gale SW: Molecular phylogenetic species delimitation in the aquatic genus Ottelia (Hydrocharitaceae) reveals cryptic diversity within a widespread species. Journal of Plant Research 2019, 132(3):335-344. 

Ding X, Xiao JH, Li L, Conran JG, Li J: Congruent species delimitation of two controversial gold-thread nanmu tree species based on morphological and restriction site-associated DNA sequencing data. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 2019, 57(3):234-246. 

Asefa M, Brown C, Cao M, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Sha LQ, Li J, Lin LX, Yang J: Contrasting effects of space and environment on functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity in a tropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 2019, 12(2):314-326. 

Ito Y, Enju C, Li J, Tanaka N: Evolutionary distinctiveness and conservation priority of the endangered Najas ancistrocarpa (Hydrocharitaceae). Systematics and Biodiversity 2018, 16(1):45-54. 

Zhou P, Li J, Moller M: Secondary contact, hybridization and polyploidization add to the biodiversity in the Hengduan Mountains, exemplified by the widespread Corallodiscus lanuginosus (Gesneriaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 2017, 303(5):587-602. 

Zhang CC, Yang J, Sha LQ, Ci XQ, Li J, Cao M, Brown C, Swenson NG, Lin LX: Lack of phylogenetic signals within environmental niches of tropical tree species across life stages. Scientific Reports 2017, 7. 

Rohde R, Rudolph B, Ruthe K, Lorea-Hernandez FG, de Moraes PLR, Li J, Rohwer JG: Neither Phoebe nor Cinnamomum - the tetrasporangiate species of Aiouea (Lauraceae). Taxon 2017, 66(5):1085-1111. 

Robi AJ, Udayan PS, Li HW, Li J: A new species of Litsea (Lauraceae) from Kerala part of Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 2017, 303(3):285-289. 

Mo YQ, Li L, Li JW, Rohwer JG, Li HW, Li J: Alseodaphnopsis: A new genus of Lauraceae based on molecular and morphological evidence. Plos One 2017, 12(10). 

Meng HH, Su T, Gao XY, Li J, Jiang XL, Sun H, Zhou ZK: Warm-cold colonization: response of oaks to uplift of the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains. Molecular Ecology 2017, 26(12):3276-3294. 

Liu ZF, Ci XQ, Li L, Li HW, Conran JG, Li J: DNA barcoding evaluation and implications for phylogenetic relationships in Lauraceae from China. Plos One 2017, 12(4). 

Ito Y, Tanaka N, Gale SW, Yano O, Li J: Phylogeny of Najas (Hydrocharitaceae) revisited: Implications for systematics and evolution. Taxon 2017, 66(2):309-323. 

Asefa M, Cao M, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Li J, Yang J: Environmental filtering structures tree functional traits combination and lineages across space in tropical tree assemblages. Scientific Reports 2017, 7. 

            Zhou P, Li J, Moller M: Secondary contact, hybridization and polyploidization add to the biodiversity in the Hengduan Mountains, exemplified by the widespread Corallodiscus lanuginosus (Gesneriaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 2017, 303(5):587-602. 

   Xu WM, Liu L, He TH, Cao M, Sha LQ, Hu YH, Li QM, Li J: Soil properties drive a negative correlation between species diversity and genetic diversity in a tropical seasonal rainforest. Scientific Reports 2016, 6.   

      Wu JJ, Swenson NG, Brown C, Zhang CC, Yang J, Ci XQ, Li J, Sha LQ, Cao M, Lin LX: How does habitat filtering affect the detection of conspecific and phylogenetic density dependence? Ecology 2016, 97(5):1182-1193.   

      Li L, Madrinan S, Li J: Phylogeny and biogeography of Caryodaphnopsis (Lauraceae) inferred from low-copy nuclear gene and ITS sequences. Taxon 2016, 65(3):433-443.   

      Huang JF, Li L, van der Werff H, Li HW, Rohwer JG, Crayn DM, Meng HH, van der Merwe M, Conran JG, Li J: Origins and evolution of cinnamon and camphor: A phylogenetic and historical biogeographical analysis of the Cinnamomum group (Lauraceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2016, 96:33-44.   

      Huang JF, Li L, Conran JG, Li J: Phylogenetic utility of LEAFY gene in Cinnamomum (Lauraceae): Gene duplication and polymerase chain reaction-mediated recombination. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 2016, 54(3):238-249.   

      Yang J, Swenson NG, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Cao M, Sha LQ, Li J, Slik JWF, Lin LX: Local-scale Partitioning of Functional and Phylogenetic Beta Diversity in a Tropical Tree Assemblage. Scientific Reports 2015, 5.   

      Huang XC, Ci XQ, Conran JG, Li J: Application of DNA Barcodes in Asian Tropical Trees - A Case Study from Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, Southwest China. PLoS One 2015, 10(6).   

    Yu XQ, Maki M, Drew BT, Paton AJ, Li HW, Zhao JL, Conran JG, Li J: Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Isodon (Lamiaceae): Rapid radiation in south-west China and Miocene overland dispersal into Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2014, 77:183-194.  

     Yang J, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Swenson NG, Cao M, Sha LQ, Li J, Baskin CC, Slik JWF, Lin LX: Functional and phylogenetic assembly in a Chinese tropical tree community across size classes, spatial scales and habitats. Functional Ecology 2014, 28(2):520-529.  

      Yang J, Ci XQ, Lu MM, Zhang GC, Cao M, Li J, Lin LX: Functional traits of tree species with phylogenetic signal co-vary with environmental niches in two large forest dynamics plots. Journal of Plant Ecology 2014, 7(2):115-125.  

   Chang YF, Li J, Lu SG, Sehneider H: Species diversity and reticulate evolution in the Asplenium normale complex (Aspleniaceae) in China and adjacent areas. Taxon 2013, 62(4):673-687.  


     Zhong JS, Li J, Li L, Conran JG, Li HW: Phylogeny of Isodon (Schrad. ex Benth.) Spach (Lamiaceae) and Related Genera Inferred from Nuclear Ribosomal ITS, trnL-trnF Region, and rps16 Intron Sequences and Morphology. Systematic Botany 2010, 35(1):207-219.  

         Wang ZH, Li J, Conran JG, Li HW: Phylogeny of the Southeast Asian endemic genus Neocinnamomum H. Liu (Lauraceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 2010, 290(1-4):173-184.  

    Rohwer JG, Li J, Rudolph B, Schmidt SA, van der Werff H, Li HW: Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Taxon 2009, 58(4):1153-1167.  

      Li J, Xia NH, Li XW: Sinopora, a new genus of Lauraceae from South China. Novon 2008, 18(2):199-201.  


   Ci XQ, Chen JQ, Li QM, Li J: AFLP and ISSR analysis reveals high genetic variation and inter-population differentiation in fragmented populations of the endangered Litsea szemaois (Lauraceae) from Southwest China. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2008, 273(3-4):237-246.  

  Li L, Li J, Conran JG, Li XW, Li HW: Phylogeny of Neolitsea (Lauraceae) inferred from Bayesian analysis of nrDNA ITS and ETS sequences. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2007, 269(3-4):203-221. 

 Li ZM, Li J, Li XW: Polyphyly of the genus Actinodaphne (Lauraceae) inferred from the analyses of nrDNA ITS and ETS sequences. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 2006, 44(3):272-285. 

 Li J, Li XW: A new species of the genus Actinodaphne with four new synonyms of the genus Litsea (Lauraceae). Novon 2005, 15(4):555-558. 

Li J, Christophel DC, Conran JG, Li HW: Phylogenetic relationships within the 'core' Laureae (Litsea complex, Lauraceae) inferred from sequences of the chloroplast gene matK and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS regions. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2004, 246(1-2):19-34. 

Li J, Conran JG: Phylogenetic relationships in Magnoliaceae subfam. Magnolioideae: a morphological cladistic analysis. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2003, 242(1-4):33-47. 


Li Xi-wen, Li Jie* & Ashton P., 2002. Notes on Dipterocarpaceae of China, Acta Botanica Yunnanica 24(4): 409--420; 

Li Jie, 2001. Systematic relationships within the Litsea Complex (Lauraceae). Ph.D. Thesis, unpublished, University of Adelaide, Australia;

Li Jie* & Christophel D.C., 2000. Systematic relationships within the Litsea complex (Lauraceae): A cladistic analysis based on morphological and leaf cuticle data. Australian Systematic Botany 13(1): 1--13;

Li Xi-wen, Li Jie, Huang Pu-hua, Xiang Qiao-ping, Fu Li-kuo, Lee Shu-kang & Wei Fa-nan, 2000. Higher Plants of China Vol 3: Lauraceae by Fu Li-kuo et al. (eds.). Qingdao Publishing House, Qingdao;

Li Jie, 1997. A cladistic analysis of Magnoliaceae. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 19(4): 342--356;

Li Jie, 1997. Notes on the Magnoliaceae from China. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 19(2): 131--138;

Li Xi-wen & Li Jie, 1997. The Tanaka-Kaiyong line-an important floristic line for the study of the flora of East Asia. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84(4): 888--892;

Li Jie, 1996. A systematic study on the genera Stewartia and Hartia (Theaceae). Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 34(1): 48--67;

Li Jie & Li Xi-wen, 1996. Notes on the Lauraceae from China. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 18(1): 53--55;

Li Jie, 1994. A preliminary study on the floristic elements of the community of Formanodendron doichangensis. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 16(1): 17--24;

Li Xi-wen & Li Jie, 1993. A preliminary floristic study on the seed plants from the region of Hengduan Mountain. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 15(3): 217--231;

Li Jie, 1992. The floristic geography of Lauraceous plants in Yunnan. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 14(4): 353--361;

Li Xi-wen & Li Jie, 1992. On the validity of Tanaka Line & its significance viewed from the distribution of Eastern Asiatic genera in Yunnan. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 14(1): 1--12;

Li Xi-wen & Li Jie, 1991. Notes on the taxonomy and distribution of the genus Caryodaphnopsis of Lauraceae and to discuss the characteristics of its area-type. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 13(1): 1--13.

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