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Principal Investigator
Rui-Wu Wang   Ph.D  
Title Professor
Phone +86 871 65116002
Fax +86 871 65116002
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:

2010 to present: Professor, Principal Investigator of Experimental and Theoretical Ecology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

2008-2010: Associate professor, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science. 

2003-2008: Assistant professor, Associate professor, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution; Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science. 

1998-2003: PH.D.,M.S., Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

1996-1997: Economics and English language training, Xi’an branch of Chinese Academy of Science. 

1994-1996: Bio-chemistry student, in Shanxi Education College. 

  Professional Services
Associate Editor Proceeding of the Royal Society B
   Research Interests:

Focus areas: ecosystem stability, chaos theory, meta-populations, and climate changing biology. Research interests: (1) evolution and maintenance of cooperative systems, especially in insect-plant mutualisms; (2) mathematical and statistical modeling on the evolution of cooperation and species co-existence; (3) evolution of biodiversity under the influence of climate change; (4) sex ratio evolution under the selective pressure of environment. Study system involves: fig-fig wasps, plant- endofungi, and insect-fungi symbiosis. 

  Supported Projects:

  2014-2017: the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. ¥2000,000. 

  2014-2017:NSFC-Yunnan United fund (U1302267). ¥1800,000. 

  2013-2016: National Natural Science Foundation of China, ¥ 880,000 

  2011-2013: Fund of Chinese Academy of Sciences for principal investigator of yang scientist ¥ 1500,000. 

  2011-2013: Special Fund for Excellent Youth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. ¥ 800,000. 

  2011-2014: National Natural Science Foundation of China, ¥ 610,000. 

  2009-2011: West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥ 230,000. 

  2003-2006: National Natural Science Foundation of China for young scientist (evolution of inter-specific cooperation), ¥ 210,000. 

  2003-2005: Fund of Laboratory of Genetics and Evolution of Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥ 50,000. 

  2003-2005: Fund of Knowledge Innovation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥ 130,000. 

  2006-2009: National Natural Science Foundation of China (resolving the evolution of cooperation without kin), ¥ 350,000. 

  2008-2010: National Natural Science Foundation of China (the role of sanction in the cooperation systems, co-PI with Pro. Yao-Tang Li), ¥ 270,000. 

  2007-2012: National Basic Research Program of China (subject of mechanism of co-existence and co-evolution of in eco-systems, major investigator), ¥ 500,000. 

  2009-2011: Yunnan Natural Science Foundation (impact of fragmentation on the species interaction in tropical rain forest), ¥ 50,00. 

  2009-2012: West Light Foundation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences (Problems of evolution cooperation), ¥ 230,00. 

  2009-2010: Fund of State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, ¥ 130,00. 

  2009-2011: Fund of risk investment from a company, ¥ 310,000. 

Associate Editor  

  Proceeding of the Royal Society B  

Reviewer for 

  Journal of Animal Ecology, Oikos, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Zoological Research (in Chinese).  


  Public Services:
  Selected Publications:

  1. Wang RW* Dunn DW, Sun BF. 2014. Discriminative host sanction in fig-fig wasp mutualism. Ecology. 

  2. Wang B, Geng XZ, Ma LB, Cook JM, Wang RW*. 2014. A trophic cascade induced by predatory ants in a fig-fig wasp mutualism. Jounal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12219. 

  3. Wang RW* Yang Y. Wiggins NL. 2014. Asymmetric and/or diffusive co-evolution generate meta-populations in fig-fig wasp mutualisms. Science China: life science DOI: 10.1007/s11427-014-4653-y . 

  4. He JZ, Zhao Y. Cai HJ. Wang RW*. 2013. Spatial games and the maintenance of cooperation in an asymmetric Hawk–Dove game. Chinese Science Bulletin. doi: 10.1007/s11434-013-5810-6. 

  5. Wang RW*, Wang YQ, He JZ, Li YT*. 2013. Resource elasticity of offspring survival and the optimal evolution of sex ratios, PLOS ONE, 8(1): e53904. Faculty of 1000 Recommended Paper, 

  6. He JZ, Wang RW*, Christopher XJJ, Li YT, Li CQ. 2012. Cooperation in an asymmetric volunteer’s dilemma game with relatedness. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(16): 1972-1981. 

  7. Wang RW*, Sun BF, Zheng Q, Shi L, Zhu LX, 2011. Asymmetric interaction and indeterminate fitness correlation between cooperative partners in the fig/fig wasp mutualism. Journal of Royal Society Interface, 8(63): 1487-1496. 

  8. Wang RW*, Sun BF, Zheng Q, 2010. Diffusive co-evolution and mutualism maintenance mechanisms in a fig-fig wasp system. Ecology, 91:1308-1316. 

  9. Shi L, Wang RW*, Zhu LXZen WM, Xu WL, Zheng Q, 2011. Varying coefficient analysis for indeterminate species interaction with non-parametric estimation, exemplifying with a fig-fig wasp system. Chinese Science Bulletin, 562545–2552.  

  10. Wang RW*, Lei S, 2010. The evolution of cooperation in asymmetric systems. Science China: Life Sciences, 53: 139-149. 

  11. Wang RW*, He JZ, Wang YQ, Lei S, Li YT, 2010. Asymmetric interaction will facilitate the evolution of cooperation. Science China: Life Sciences, 53(6): 1041-1046. 

  12. Wang RW, Ridley J, Sun BF, Zheng Q, Dunn DW, Cook J, Shi L, Zhang YP, Yu DW*, 2009. Interference Competition and High Temperatures Reduce the Virulence of Fig Wasps and Stabilize a Fig-Wasp Mutualism. PLoS ONE, 4(11): e7802. Faculty of 1000 Recommended Paper, 

  13. Wang RW*, Sun BF, 2009. The seasonal change in the structure of fig-wasp community of figs and its implication for conservation. Symbiosis, 47: 77-83.  

  14. Wang RW*, Shi L, Ai SM, Zheng Q, 2008. Trade-off between the reciprocal mutualists: local resource availability oriented interaction in fig/fig wasp mutualism. Journal of Animal Ecology,77616-623. 

  15. Wang RW*, Zheng Q, 2008. Structure of a fig wasp community: Temporal segregation of oviposition and larval diets. Symbiosis, 45: 113-116. 

  16. Wang RW*, Yang CY, Zhao GF, Yang JX, 2005. Fragmentation effects on diversity of wasp community and its impact on fig/fig wasp interaction in Ficus racemosa. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 47 (1): 20-26. 

  17.Wang RW*, Yang JX, Yang DR, 2005. Seasonal change in the trade-off among the fig-supported wasps and viable seeds in Ficus racemosa, and their evolutionary implications. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 47:1-9.  

  Research Team:


Yan Yang,Assistant Professor 

Jun-Zhou He, Postdoctoral  

Qiang,Huang, Postdoctoral  

Rafeal Moreno Ripoll, Postdoctoral  

Riccardo Pansini, Postdoctoral  

Graduate Students: 

Tian-Xun Luo, 2013;  Xiao-Lan Wen, 2012; 

Zhao-Tian Li, 2012;  Li-Li Li ,2011 

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