News In The Lab 会议通知

It is the beginning of a new academic year...

2018 November
New students joined our group
New students joined our group

It is the beginning of a new academic year and many new students joined our group: Kamal Raj Gosai (Ph.D. student), Supun Galappaththi, Tan Xiaocai, Li Cheng, Chen Youfang and Guan Zhuoli (Master students), and finally Emily Anderson (visiting student).
You can find more information for each of them in the People section.

At the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) conference

2018 July
Members at ATBC
Members at ATBC

Several members represented our group at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) conference that occurred in Kuching, Malaysia on the first week of July.

There were posters by our MSc students who just finished:

ZHOU Wenjing: “The relationship between the diversity of herbaceous plants and the extent and heterogeneity of croplands in non-crop vegetation in an agricultural landscape of South China

Research on Sri Lanka Drongo & new article in the Journal of Avian Biology

2018 March
Sanjaya Weerakkody with a Drongo
Sanjaya Weerakkody with a Drongo

We are currently working in Sri Lanka with Dr. Sampath Seneviratne and his student Sanjaya Weerakkody (pictured) trying to understand how an endemic species, the Sri Lanka Drongo, is vocally different from other drongos, even though it has the capacity to mimic a huge variety of sounds.

Second International Birding Race in Longzhou

2018 March
Second International Birding Race in Longzhou
Second International Birding Race in Longzhou

March, 2018. Our three PhD students, Jiang Demeng, Salindra Dayananda and Estelle Meaux, participated to the Second International Birding Race in Longzhou, Guangxi Province, China. The competition took place in one of our main field sites for avian studies: the karst habitat of Nonggang National Nature Reserve. This national reserve is famous for the Nonggang Babbler, a species recently described by Zhou Fang and one of our associate professors, Jiang Aiwu, in 2008. As for the previous race, Jiang Aiwu actively participated this year in organizing and managing this 3-days competition

Translocation experiment at Thousand Island Lake

2018 January
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta

In January, 2018 we did some exploratory fieldwork in Thousand Island Lake, Zhejiang Province, one of Chinese’s premier studies of habitat fragmentation. Eben Goodale, Demeng Jiang, Salindra Dayananda and Estelle Meaux tested successfully whether the Grey-cheeked Fulvetta (shown here with a radiotransmitter on its back), the leading species of mixed-species flocks in the area, could be moved to a new island.

Congrats to our two 2016 MSc students ...

2016 December

Dec 15, 2017.  Congrats to our two 2016 MSc students who successfully defended their proposals.  HE Chao presented “Levels of heavy metals in a zinc and lead mining region of southern China: levels of target and nontarget metals (mercury and cadmium) across trophic levels”, and XIE Qiao presented “The effect of noise on bird nestlings’ vocal behaviors and predation risk”.