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Ge Deyan
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Ge Deyan

GE, De-Yan
+86-10-64807225  /  +86-10-64807099
104 Box, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 25 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101.
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Ph.D. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zoology, 2006.9-2009.7; (Co-supervised by Prof. Xingke Yang in IOZCAS and Prof. Alfried P. Vogler in the Natural History Museum of London, UK)
M.S. Guizhou University, Institute of Zoology, Zoology, 2003.9-2006.7; (Supervised by Prof. Xiangsheng Chen)
B.S. Huaibei Normal University, Department of Life Sciences,Biology, 1999.9-2003.7. 

Research Interests:

A synthesis of fossil occurrences of extant species will offer a bridge in understanding microevolution and macroevolution, allowing more accurate reconstruction of the evolutionary history of organisms. However, the fossils of most organisms have been sparsely collected or poorly studied, and so provide limited information in understanding the evolutionary history of the whole group. In addition, several organisms have small extant populations, which limits the information available from molecular data. The diversity of both fossils and extant species, a cosmopolitan distribution, as well as high diversity in behaviour, physiology and ecological characteristics, rank the mammals as ideal taxa for these kind of integrative studies. My recent study aims to:
(1). compile the fossil occurrences of different mammals, as well as to infer the historical biogeography of different eco-type groups based on fossils and molecular data from extant species. Based on theses analyses, we aim to identify the main ecological factors affecting the evolutionary dynamics of different groups and to infer or deduce any possible concordance between global environmental change and the evolutionary history of these animals.
(2). study the morphological evolution of these animals (including body size, size and shape variation of important organs), and to identify the phylogenetic and ecological concordance of these form changes.
(3). compare the phylogeographic structure in the representative species of different eco-type groups, and to trace back the historical global environmental change which induced population expansion or contraction, gene flow, and transformation of distribution patterns in these animals.

Professional Activities:
On the editorial board for the Journal of Zoology (2015/01-2017/12).

Research Grants:
  1. Newton advanced fellowship of the Royal Society, United Kingdom. Interpreting the evolution of forage selection in small mammals (2016-2019, Principle investigator, jointly hold by Professor Alfried P. Vogler)
  2. Exploring the biodiversity of small mammals in Wolong National Nature Reserve, (2014-2016) (Principle investigator).
  3. National Science Fund of China (2014-2015) : Compiling the Fauna of China, Volume: Muridae, (Main participant, hold by Prof. Qisen Yang) .
  4. National Science Fund of China (No. 31272289, 2013-2016): The evolution of different ecotype groups in Sciuridae and their response to global change (First Participants, hold by Prof. Qisen Yang)
  5. Key Basic Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China: Exploring the biodiversity in Southeast of Tibet (2014-2018) (Participant, hold by Prof. Fuming Lei).
  6. National Science Foundation of China (No. 31101629, 2012-2014): Morphological evolution and integration in the skull of Lagomorpha (Principal investigator)
  7. The 46th Chinese Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2009 -2011): Interpreting the adaptive evolution of Lagomorpha by using geometric morphometrics.(Principle investigator).
  8. Visiting scholarship for a joint project between China and Russia: The adaptive evolution of representative rodents in China and Russia, in 2011 and 2013.
  9. The joint project of China and United Kingdom for training Ph.D. students (2008-2009): Morphological evolution and molecular systematics of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Galerucinae and Alticinae)

Selected Publications:
  1. Lissovsky A.,Obolenskaya E., Ge D. Y., Yang Q.S. 2016. Phylogeny and distribution of Palaearctic chipmunks (Eutamias). Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy (In press)
  2. Ma H. D., Ge D. Y., Shenbrot G., Pisano J., Yang Q. S., Zhang Z. Q. 2016. Hypsodonty of Dipodidae (Rodentia) in correlation with diet preferences and habitats. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s10914-016-9352-y.
  3. Lv X., Xia, L., Ge D. Y., Wu Y. J., Yang Q. S. 2016. Climatic niche conservatism and ecological opportunity in the explosive radiation of arvicoline rodents (Arvicolinae, Cricetidae). Evolution. 70, 1094-1104.
  4. Fontanesi L., Di Palma F., Flicek P., Smith A.T., Thulin C.G., Alves P.C. & Lagomorph Genomics Consortium. 2016. LaGomiCs—Lagomorph Genomics Consortium: An international collaborative effort for sequencing the genomes of an entire mammalian order. Journal of Heredity,107, 295-308.
  5. Lissovsky A., Yatsentyuk S., Ge D. Y. 2016. Phylogeny and taxonomic reassessment of pikas Ochotona pallasii and O. argentata (Mammalia, Lagomorpha). Zoologica Scripta, 45, 583-594
  6. Lv X., Xia L., Ge D. Y., Wen Z. X., Qu Y. H., Lu L., Yang Q. S. 2016. Continental refugium in the Mongolian Plateau during Quaternary glacial oscillations: phylogeography and niche modelling of the endemic desert hamster, Phodopus roborovskii. PLoS ONE, 11, e0148182.
  7. Wen Z. X., Yang Q. S., Quan Q., Xia L., Ge D. Y., Lv X. 2016. Multiscale partitioning of small mammal b-diversity provides novel insights into the Quaternary faunal history of Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau and Hengduan Mountains. Journal of Biogeography, 43, 1412-1424.
  8. Wen Z. X., Quan Q., Du Y.B , Xia L., Ge D. Y., Yang Q. S. 2016. Dispersal, niche, and isolation processes jointly explain species turnover patterns of nonvolant small mammals in a large mountainous region of China. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1962.
  9. Ge D. Y., Yao L., Xia L., Zhang Z. Q., Yang Q. S. 2015. Geometric morphometric analysis of skull morphology reveals loss of phylogenetic signal at the generic level in extant lagomorphs (Mammalia: Lagomorpha). Contributions to Zoology, 84 (4) 267-284.
  10. Lu L*., Ge D. Y*., Chesters D., Simon Y. W. Ho, Ma Y., et al., 2015. Molecular phylogeny and the underestimated species diversity of the endemic white-bellied rat (Rodentia: Muridae: Niviventer) in Southeast Asia and China. Zoologica Scripta, 44(5): 475-494 (Joint first authorship).
  11. Wen Z.X., Wu Y. J., Du Y. B. Xia L., Ge D. Y., Yang Q. S. Shen L. M. 2014. Seasonal change of species diversity patterns of Non-volant small mammals along three subtropical elevational gradients. Biotropica, 46(4): 479-488.
  12. Zhang Z. G., Ge D. Y*. 2014. Postnatal ontogenetic size and shape changes in the craniums of plateau pika and woolly hare (Mammalia: Lagomorpha). Zoological Research, 35(4): 287-293.
  13. Ge D. Y., Liu X. Lv X. F., Zhang Z.Q., Xia L., Yang Q. S. 2014. Historical Biogeography and Body Form Evolution of Ground Squirrels (Sciuridae: Xerinae). Evolutionary Biology. 2014(41):99-114.
  14. Ge D. Y., Wen Z. X., Xia L., Zhang Z. Q., Erbajeva M., Huang C.M., Yang Q. S. 2013. Evolutionary history of lagomorphs in response to global environmental change. PLoS ONE. 8(4):e59668.
  15. Lv X. F., Ge D. Y., Xia L., Huang C.M., Yang Q. S. 2013. Geometric morphometric study of the skull shape diversification in Sciuridae (Mammalia, Rodentia). Integrative Zoology. 9(3):231-45.
  16. Lv X. F., Ge D. Y., Xia L., Zhang Z. Q. Li S., Yang Q. S. 2013.The Evolution and Paleobiogeography of Flying Squirrels (Sciuridae, Pteromyini) in response to global environmental change. Evolutionary Biology. 40:117–132.
  17. Zhang Q., Xia L., Kimura Y., Shenbrot G., Zhang Z. Q., Ge D. Y., Yang Q. S., 2013. Trace the origin and diversification of Dipodoidea (Order: Rodentia): Evidence from both fossil records and molecular phylogeny. Evolutionary Biology. 40:32–44.
  18. Ge D. Y., Zhang Z. Q., Xia L., Zhang Q., Ma Y., Yang Q. S., 2012. Did the expansion of C4 plants drive extinction and massive range contraction of micromammals? A case inferred from food preference and historical biogeography of pikas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 320-328(2012): 160-171.
  19. Ge D. Y., Lv, X. F., Xia L., Huang C. M., Yang Q. S. 2012. Geometric morphometrics of postnatal size and shape changes in the cranium of cape hare (Lagomorpha, Leporidea, Lepus capensis). Acta Theriologica Sinica. 32(1):12-24.
  20. Ge D. Y., Gómez-Zurita J., Chesters D., Yang X. K., Vogler A. P., 2012. Suprageneric systematics of flea beetles (Chrysomelidae, Alticinae) inferred from multilocus sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62(3):793-805.
  21. Ge D. Y., Lissovsky A. A., Xia L., Cheng C., Smith A., Yang Q. S., 2012. Reevaluation of several taxa of Chinese lagomorphs (Mammalia: Lagomorpha) described on the basis of pelage phenotype variation. Mammalian Biology, 77(2): 113-123.
  22. Ge D. Y., Chesters D., Gómez-Zurita J., Zhang L. J., Yang X. K., Vogler A. P., 2011. Anti-predator defense drives parallel morphological evolution in flea beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science, 278(1715):2133-41.
  23. Ge D. Y., Wang S. Y., Yang X. K., 2010. A new species of the genus Phygasia Chevrolat from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticinae). Biologia, 65(2): 325-329.
  24. Ge D. Y., Wang S. Y., Yang X. K. 2009. Study on the Genus Philopona Weise (Coleoptera , Chrysomelidae, Alticinae) and a New Species from China. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(1): 27-32.
  25. Ge D. Y., Wang S. Y., Yang X. K., 2008. Study on Phygasia Chevrolat (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae)from China, with description of eight new species. Biologia, 63(4), 553-565.
  26. Wang S. Y., Ge D. Y., Yang X. K. 2008. A new species of Euphitrea Baly 1875, from China and redescription of the male of Euphitrea rufomarginata Wang 1992 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 33(1): 46-48.
  27. Ge D. Y., Chen X. S., 2008. Review of the genus Palaeothespis Tinkham (Mantodea: Thespidae) with description of one new species. Zootaxa, 1716, 53-58.
  28. Wang S. Y., Ge D. Y., Yang X. K. 2007. A new record genus and a new species of flea beetles from China (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 32(4): 952-954.

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