Tree of Life

For common community phylogenetic analyses, go ahead and use synthesis phylogenies

Should we build our own phylogenetic trees based on gene sequence data, or can we simply use available synthesis phylogenies? This is a fundamental question that any study involving a phylogenetic framework must face at the beginning of the project. …

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

Teaching Tree of Life

Those outreach activities always make me wondering how could I deliver the knowledge I learned to the public and also make me realized that how important my work is! Tree of life is beautiful metaphor! It perfectly explains how everything in this enormous tree connected and related. If we can educate the public about the biodiversity and conservation, and how our future depends on it! Then so, ultimately more and more people realize it and will initiatively promote saving the Tree of Life! _It’s never too big to do something about it! We all play a part for the greater good!_

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](https://blog.opentreeoflife.org/what-is-the-tree-of-life/) --- Evolutionary relastionship matters!! See [TreeTender](https://www.treetender.org/), [Doug Slotis @TedxUF talk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qXz9X-rltE&index=18&list=LLcUzUXTh2qnFN92T4ZqLesg&t=0s), and [The Great Tree of Life by Solti (2019)](https://www.elsevier.com/books/the-great-tree-of-life/soltis/978-0-12-812553-3).

Plotting Christmas Tree

I saw a figure of all potential Christmas tree 🎄 at 🐦 Polypompholyx’s Tweet. It looks strange for my first impression. So I did a quick check from Open Tree. This looks much better! See code below: rm(list=ls()) # install.packages("rotl") # install.packages("ape") #loading libraries library("rotl") #for querying open tree database library("ape") #for tree manipulation #First I preapred a table for those potential **Christmas Trees** with first column is common names,a nd second column is the scientific names # then we read in the table as a query list to the Open Tree query <- read.

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 …

AJB: Challenges of comprehensive taxon sampling in comparative biology: Wrestling with rosids

JSE: Global versus Chinese perspectives on the phylogeny of the N-fixing clade

There has been increasing interest in integrating a regional tree of life with community assembly rules in the ecological research. This raises questions regarding the impacts of taxon sampling strategies at the regional versus global scales on the …

JSE: Phylogeny of the Rosidae: A dense taxon sampling analysis

_Rosidae_, a clade of approximately 90,000 species of angiosperms, exhibits remarkable morphological diversity and extraordinary heterogeneity in habitats and life forms. Resolving phylogenetic relationships within Rosidae has been difficult, in …