Noise does not equal bias in assessing the evolutionary history of the angiosperm flora of China: A response to Qian (2019)

In response to our paper on the evolutionary history of the Chinese flora, Qian suggests that certain features of the divergence time estimation employed might have led to biased conclusions in Lu et al (2018). Here, we consider Qian's specific …


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 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: Evolutionary history of the angiosperm flora of China

High species diversity may result from recent rapid speciation in a ‘cradle’ and/or the gradual accumulation and preservation of species over time in a ‘museum’. China harbours nearly 10% of angiosperm species worldwide and has long been considered …

FPLS: Unveiling the Identity of Wenwan Walnuts and Phylogenetic Relationships of Asian Juglans Species Using Restriction Site-Associated DNA-Sequencing

_Juglans_ species have considerable ecological and economic value worldwide. In China, Wenwan walnuts have been collected by aristocrats and noblemen for more than 2000 years. As a diversity center of Asian _Juglans_, five species are widely …