Home | Contact | Sitemap | 中文 | CAS
  About Research Education Partnerships People Resources  
Location: Home > People > Staff
CAS Members
Principal Investigator
Xue-Long Jiang   Ph.D  
Title Professor
Phone +86 871 65125226
Fax +86 871 65125226
Address Kunming Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences No. 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, P.R.China
Zip Code 650223
   Education and Appointments:


  Ph.D., Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2000.  

  M. S., Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1989 

  B. S., Biology, Anhui Normal University, China, 1986 

Scientific Experience

  Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, 2007?present 

  Associate Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, 1995?2007 

  Assistant Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, 1992?1995. 

  Research Fellow, Kunming Institute of Zoology, 1989?1992. 

  Visiting Scholar, National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, 1998?1999. 

  Professional Services
   Research Interests:

My research mainly includes the specimen-based investigations of the biodiversity inventory, taxonomy and systematics, phylogenetics and phylogeography of small mammals. I am especially interested in those of the Henduanshan region, southwest China, due to its unique geological background and the high-diversity and endemism of mammals. The core of my research is to describe the rich but overlooked biodiversity, and to untangle the formation and radiation of this diversity.  

My research also focuses on the ecology and behavior of black crested gibbons. This fascinating small ape locates at the root of the gibbon phylogeny tree, inhibits high elevation, lives in large monogamous/polygynous family and occupies large home range. I am interested in elucidating their ecological and social behaviors in the ecological adaptation and the formation of social organizations. These research interests and expertise also extend to applications of the conservation of mammals and resource animals, such as the musk deer.  

  Supported Projects:

1. Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of Genus Nivivernter, Supported by NSFC (2013?2016) 

2. Speciation and diversification of small mammals in Qinghai-Xizang Plateua, Supported by the Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013?2015) 

3. Pattern and formation mechanism of vertebrate diversity in the East Africa, supported by Overea Science and Education Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013?2015) 

4. Population and habitat survey and conservation research of Gaoligong Takin, supported by Special Program for Yunnan Biodiversity Survey and Conservation (2013?2015) 

5. Abundance of terrestrial vertebrates in Baoshan and Linchang prefectures, supported by Special Survey Program for Yunnan Terrestrial Vertebrates 2013?2015) 

6.  Population, distribution and habitat survey of gibbons in China, supported by The Second National Survey for Terrestrial Vertebrates-Special Program for Speices (2013?-2014) 

  Public Services:
  Selected Publications:

 (* Corresponding author)

  1.He K, Jiang XL*. 2014. Mitochondrial phylogeny reveals cryptic genetic diversity in the genus Niviventer (Rodentia, Muroidea). Mitochondrial DNA (On line). 

  2. He K, Jiang XL*. 2014. Sky islands in southwest China. I. an overview of phylogeographic patterns. Chinese Science Bulletin, 59: 585-597. 

  3. He K, Shinohara A, Jiang XL*, Campbell KL*. 2014. Multilocus phylogeny of talpine moles (Talpini, Talpidae, Eulipotyphla) and its implications for systematics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 70:513-521. 

  4. Hu NQ, Orkin J, Huang B, He K, Jiang XL*. 2014. Isolation and characterization of Thirteen microsatellite loci for the western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) by high-throughput sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources, 6:179-181. 

  5. Li XY, Buzzard P, Jiang XL*. 2014. Validity of the camera trapping method for abundance estimate and its application to a habitat association analysis for four ungulate species in mountain forests. Population Ecology, 56:251-256. 

  6. Ni QY, Huang B, Liang ZL, Wang XW, Jiang XL*. 2014. Diet adaptation of the western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) in an isolated and disturbed forest patch in southern Yunnan, China. American Journal of Primatology, 76:217-229 

  7. Deng K, Zhang LZ, Li Q, Li Xueyou, Jiang XL*. 2013. Mammal survey of Tianchi Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology, 33(3):458-463. 

  8. Guan ZH, Huang B, Ning WH, Ni QY, Sun GZ, Jiang XL*. 2013. Significance of grooming behavior in two polygynous groups of western black crested gibbons: implications for understanding social relationships among immigrant and resident group members. American Journal of Primatology, 75:1165-1173. 

  9.  Guan ZH, Huang B, Ning WH, Ni QY, Jiang XL*. 2013. Proximity association in polygynous western black crested gibbons (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis): network structure and seasonality. Zoological Research, 34 (E1): E1-E8. 2013.  

  10.  He K, Bai M, Wan T, Li Q, Wang YX, Jiang XL*. 2013. Shape variation in mandibles of Parascaptor leucura (Mammalia,Talpidae)based on geometric morphometrics:implication for geographic diversification. Acta Theriologica Sinica, 33:7-17. 

  11.  Huang B, Guan ZH, Ni QY, Joseph DO, Fan PF, Jiang XL*. 2013. Observation of intra- and extra-group copulation and reproductive characters in free ranging groups of western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis). Integrative Zoology, 8:427-440.  

  12.  Jiang XL. 2013. The Macaques. In:Ji WZ, ed. Reproduction and Breeding of Rhesus Monkey. Beijing: Science Press, p.1-26. 

  13.  Li XY, Buzzard P, Chen YC, Jiang XL*. 2013. Patterns of Livestock Predation by Carnivores: Human–Wildlife Conflict in Northwest Yunnan, China. Environmental Management, 52:1334-1340.  

  14.  Wan T, He K, Jiang XL*. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny and cryptic diversity in Asian shrew-like moles (Uropsilus, Talpidae): implications for taxonomy and conservation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13:232. 

  15.  He K, Wang JH, Su WT, Li Q, Nie WH, Jiang XL*. 2012. Karyotype of the Gansu mole (Scapanulus oweni): further evidence for karyotypic stability in talpid. Mammal Study, 37: 341-348. 

  16.  He K, Hu NQ, Orkin JO, Nyein DT, Ma C, Xiao W, FAan PF, Jiang XL*. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and divergence time of Trachypithecus: with implications for the taxonomy of T. phayrei. Zoological Research, 33(E5-6): 104-110. 

  17.  He K, Chen JH, Gould GC, Yamaguchi N, Ai HS, Wang YX, Zhang YP, Jiang XL*. 2012. An Estimation of Erinaceidae Phylogeny: A Combined Analysis Approach. PLoS ONE, 7(6): e39304. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039304. 

  18.  He K, Deng K, Jiang XL*. 2012. First record of Van sung’s shrew (Chodsigoa caovansunga) in China. Zoological Research,33(5): 542-544. 

  19. Chang SW, Oshida T, Endo H, Nguyen ST, Dang CN, Nguyen DX, Jiang XL, Lin LK. 2011. Ancient hybridization and underestimated species diversity in Asian striped squirrels (genus Tamiops): inference from paternal, maternal and biparental markers. Journal of Zoology, 285:128-138. 

  20. Engesser B., Jiang XL., 2011. Odontological and craniological comparisons of the recent hedgehog Neotetracus with Hylomys and Neohylomys (Erinaceidae, Insectivora, Mammalia)。Vertebrata Palasiatica, 49:406-422. 

  21. Liu J, Chen P, Yu L, Wu SF, Zhang YP*, Jiang XL*. 2011. The taxonomic status of Lepus melainus (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) based on nuclear DNA and morphological analyses. Zootaxa, 3010:47-57. 

  22. Liu Q, Chen P, He K, Kilpatrick CW, Liu SY, Yu FH*, Jiang XL*, 2012. Phylogeographic Study of Apodemus ilex (Rodentia: Muridae) in Southwest China. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31453.  

  23. Sun GZ, Huang B, Guan ZH, Geissmann T, Jiang XL*, 2011. Individuality in Male Songs of Wild Black Crested Gibbons (Nomascus concolor). American Journal of Primatology, 73:431-438.  

  24. Vakurin1 AA, Korablev VP, Jiang XL, Grigor'eva TV. 2012. The chromosomes of Tsing-Ling pika, Ochotona huangensis Matschie, 1908 (Lagomorpha, Ochotonidae). Comparative Cytogenetics, 6: 347-358. 

  25. 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.  

  26. 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.  

  27. Fan PF, Jiang XL* , Liu CM, Luo WS. 2010. Sonogram structure and timing of duets of western black crested gibbon in Wuliang Mountain. Zoological Research, 31 (3):293-302. 

  28. Fan PF, Huang B,Guan ZH,Jiang XL*. 2010. Singing behavior before and after male replacement in a western blackcrested gibbon group in Wuliang Mountain, Yunnan. Acta Theriologica Sinica,30 ( 2) : 139-143。 

  29. 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. 

  30. Zhang MX, Fellowes JR, Jiang XL, Wang W, Chan BPL, Ren GP, Zhu JG. 2010. Degradation of tropical forest in Hainan, China, 1991–2008: Conservation implications for Hainan Gibbon (Nomascus hainanus). Biological Conservation, 143: 1397-1404. 

  Research Team:

Lab Staff 


Ding-Qi Rao, Associate Professor 

Bei Huang, Assistant Professor 

Kai He, Assistant Professor 

Xue-You Li, Assistant Professor 

Dong-Ru Zhang, Assistant Professor 

Su Lin, Assistant Engineer 

Wen-He Ning, Research Assistant     

Graduate Students 

Nai-Qing Hu, 2009Tao Wan, 2010Xi Liu, 2011Bin Zhang, 2012Zhong-Zheng Chen, 2012 

Ran Dai, 2012Quan Li, 2012Qi-Long Zhao, 2012Cheng Huang, 2013Narayan Kaju 

  Home Mail Login Intranet login Living and Working in Kunming
Copyright© Kunming Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences .All Rights Reserved
Address:No.32 Jiaochang Donglu Kunming 650223 Yunnan,China
Tel:+86 871 65130513 Fax:+86 871 65191823 【mail】