Miao Sun | 孙苗

Miao Sun | 孙苗

Postdoctoral Scientist

Aarhus University (Denmark)

I’m a postdoctoral researcher in Plant Evolution & Biodiversity Group leading by Dr. Wolf L. Eiserhardt at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Former Soltis Lab member. 🐊 Once gator, always gator! 🐊

I have a keen passion for applying phylogenetic tree as a pivotal framework attempting to solve some fundamental issues in biology. Phylogenetic tree is a crucial reference system for biological research. It captures evolutionary relationships among species, linking all the biological data together with an evolutionary context, serving as the biological “Periodic Table”.

My research interests are:

  • Building and using large-scale phylogenetic trees to explore the evolutionary and/or ecological patterns with spatial and/or paleoclimate data. E.g., some works have done for rosids and PhyloSynth.

  • Investigating the phylogenetic incongruence among data partitions, and deciphering its potential evolutionary cause

  • Studying taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, origin and dispersal for a focal clade (e.g., Elaeagnus)

When NOT struggling for existence, I occasionally do some coding!!

Download my resumé 下载 中文简历.

Interests
  • Phylogeny
  • Taxonomy
  • Diversification
  • Evolution
  • Bioinformatics
Education
  • PhD in Botany, 2014

    Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • MS in Botany, 2009

    Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • BS in Environmental Science, 2006

    Beijing Forestry University

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