PhyloSynth is a collaborative group of scientists that aim to provide an updated framework and set of phylogenies for the plant tree of life.

Research Talk at IBCAS Youth Forum

Research talk to introduce my 5-year post-doc research to students, and researchers at Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Lightning Talks at Florida Museum of Natural History

5-min lightning talk to introduce my research to researchers at Florida Museum of Natural History


**Biodiversity** is multidimensional, composed of genetic, phenotypic, ecological, and geographic variation within and among species. The forests of eastern Asia and eastern North America were anciently connected, offering an excellent opportunity to study the drivers of its biodiversity. This is a US-China collaboration project. See [Project Homepage](

Biodiversity and the Earth

Our world’s heartbeat is its biodiversity. This complex network of all life is responsible for the food we eat, the water we drink ...

Tree of Life

[Tree of Life]( --- Evolutionary relastionship matters!! See [TreeTender](, [Doug Slotis @TedxUF talk](, and [The Great Tree of Life by Solti (2019)](

Nature---ISME: Phylogenetic imprint of woody plants on the soil mycobiome in natural mountain forests of eastern China

Recent studies have detected strong phylogenetic signals in tree–fungus associations for diseased leaves and mycorrhizal symbioses. However, the extent of plant phylogenetic constraints on the free-living soil mycobiome remains unknown, especially at …

Tree of Life and Its Applications

The term “Tree of Life” was first used by Charles Darwin in 1859 as a metaphor for describing phylogenetic relationships among organisms. Over the past three decades, the recognized tree of life has im- proved considerably in overall size and …