How to built a completely resolved species-level phylogeny using TCAT

A completely resolved species-level phylogeny is necessary for studies in macroevolution and macroecology. Sampling fraction and taxonomy are the two most commonly used methods to account for incomplete sampling, however, the pros and cons for both methods are unappreciated. Here I biefly demonstrate superior method --- TACT, using dated Vitales tree and its taxonomy to generate a completely resolved species-level Vitales tree.

Field work activities from 2006-2012 in China

Dive deep into the big mountains and forests, and completely immerse myself into Mother Nature with all my heart and soul. Because I'm able to feel it from the smell in the air of the forest and the songs from birds, when I'm writing the paper.


Under this project, mainly two parts related to my Master work: 1) Taxonomic revision of Elaeagus L. (Elaeagnaceae) in China Combined knowledges from field observations and comprehensive study on more than 7000 specimens from 20 herbaria, I have recognised of 36 species, one subspecies and five varieties in mainland China. 13 species names and three variety names are regarded as new synonyms. See more details in Sun et al. (2010)

JSE: A revision of Elaeagnus L. (Elaeagnaceae) in mainland China

A revision of _Elaeagnus_ L. for mainland China is provided based on field observations and herbarium studies. Forty‐two morphological characters are selected and coded, then the matrix is prepared following cluster analysis. Morphological characters …

Primary Taxonomic Study of Elaeagnus ( Elaeagnaceae) in Mainland China

Based on field observations in Chongqing, Hubei, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang etc. provinces, and comprehensive study on more than 7,000 specimens including 161 type specimens from 20 herbaria, referring to the former results and geographical data, the …