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Xue-Long Jiang
Highest Education 
Kunming Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences No. 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, P.R.China
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Mammal Ecology and Evolution
1. Ecological behaviour and its adaptation of black crested gibbons
Black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) is one of the lesser apes with major distribution range in Yunnan, China, the unique social structure and stress habitat make them evolve a series of ecological and behaviroural adaptive traits. Recent years, the laboratory have been conducting systematic filed observations on the ecological behaviour of the gibbon in different forest vegetations and disturbed habitat, we found the monogamous and polygynous familial gibbon inhabits the mid-mountane humid ever-green broadleaved forests and in patched distribution patterns but with high population viable ability, occupies a much larger home range but its range behaviour is affected by food availability and topography, the seasonal and annual changes in diet and temperature have significant effects on its activity budget, the sleeping and singing sites selection is significantly related with food patches, predation avoidance, and for sound transmission and warmth.

2. Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of small mammals in Hengduan Mountain Regions
Focusing on some endemic small mammals in recent years, the laboratory tries to address the formation and maintenance of mammal biodiversity in this region. Tribe Nectogalini have a major distribution range in the East Himalaya and Hengduan Mountain Region and adapted to different habitat, but current results suggest that it might originated from Europe, and its radiation, dispersal and extinction was related with the process of cooling and drought from the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene in northern hemisphere. The discovery of a new species of Rhinolophus in Yunnan and its phylogenetic status show that the warmth in the Late Miocene made riholopnids possible to disperse between the Ethiopian and the Palaearctic regions through Sahara, Middle East and northern Indian Subcontinent.

Selected Publication:
1. Fan PF, Jiang XL, 2010. Maintenance of Multifemale Social Organization in a Group of Nomascus concolor at Wuliang Mountain, Yunnan, China. International Journal of Primatology 31:1–13.
2. Fan PF, Jiang XL, 2010. Altitudinal Ranging of Black-Crested Gibbons at Mt. Wuliang, Yunnan: Effects of Food Distribution, Temperature and Human Disturbance. Folia Primatologica 81:1-9.
3. He K, Li YJ, Brandley MC, Lin LK, Wang YX, Zhang YP, Jiang XL*. 2010. A multi-locus phylogeny of Nectogalini shrews and influences of the paleoclimate on speciation and evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 734–746.
4. Sun GZ, Huang B, Guan ZH, Geissmann T, Jiang XL. 2010. Individuality in male songs of wild black crested gibbons (Nomascus concolor). American Journal of Primatology (Published online: DOI 10.1002/ajp.20917).

1.   Fan PF, Jiang XL, 2008. Sleeping sites, Sleeping trees, and Sleeping-related Behaviors of Black Crested Gibbons (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis) at Mt. Wuliang, Central Yunnan, China. American Journal of Primatology, 70:153–160.

2.  Fan PF, Jiang XL, 2008. Effects of Food and Topography on Ranging Behavior of Black Crested Gibbon (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis) in Wuliang Mountain, Yunnan, China. American Journal of Primatology, 70: 871–878.

3.  Fan PF, Ni QY, Sun GZ, Huang B, Jiang XL, 2008. Seasonal Variations in the Activity Budget of Nomascus concolor jingdongensis at Mt. Wuliang, Central Yunnan, China: Effects of Diet and Temperature. International Journal of Primatology, 29:1047–1057.

4.  Feng Qi, Li S, Wang YX, 2008. A New Species of Bamboo Bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Tylonycteris) from Southwestern China. ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE 25: 225–234.


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