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Fumin Lei
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
Biography
Lei is a Professor in Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2000. He worked as Associate Professor in Institute of Zoology (1996-2000). He completed his Post-doc from University of Michigan, and as a visiting professor in California Academy of Sciences and University of Washington, USA during 1998 - 2000. His research interests include bird taxonomy and evolution; molecular phylogeny and phylogeography; geographical distribution, endemism and biodiversity conservation; adaptive evolution by comparative genomics; and molecular epidemiology of wildlife diseases (avian influenza). Over 250 research papers or monographs have been published. He is a Vice-president of the International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU), and Associate editor in chief or associate editors for several international peer-reviewed journals, eg. Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Ornithology, Avian Research, Zoological Systematics, Current Zoology and etc.
Research Interests
Taxonomy, vocalization and evolution. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography. Geographical distribution, endemism and biodiversity conservation. Adaptive evolution under extreme environments (e.g. Tibetan Plateau) by comparative genomics. Molecular epidemiology of wildlife diseases (e.g. avian influenza)

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