Dr. Jiayun Zou

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Research interests

  • Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning
  • Phylogeny, functional traits and congeneric species coexistence
  • Elevational gradient

Selected Publications

Zou, JY., Luo, YH., Burgess, KS., Tan, SL., Zheng, W., Fu, CN., Xu, K., Gao, LM. 2020. Joint effect of phylogenetic relatedness and trait selection on the elevational distribution of Rhododendron species. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/jse.12690.

Ye, LJ., Möller, M., Luo, YH., Zou, JY., Zheng, W., Wang, YH., Liu, J., Zhu, AD., Hu, JY., Li, DZ., Gao, LM. 2021. Differential expressions of anthocyanin synthesis genes underlie flower color divergence in a sympatric Rhododendron sanguineum complex. BMC Plant Biology, 21, 204.

Fu, CN., Mo, ZQ., Yang, JB., Cai, J., Ye, LJ., Zou, JY., Qin, HT., Zheng, W., Hollingsworth, PH., Li, DZ., Gao, LM. 2021. Testing genome skimming for species discrimination in the large and taxonomically difficult genus Rhododendron. Molecular Ecology Resources, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.13479.

Luo, YH., Cadotte, MW., Burgess, KS., Liu, J., Tan, SL., Zou, JY., Xu, K., Li, DZ., Gao, LM. 2019. Greater than the sum of the parts: how the species composition in different forest strata influence ecosystem function. Ecology Letters, 22, 1449-1461.

Tan, SL., Hollingsworth, PM., Qin, HT., Ye, LJ., Zou, JY., Gao, LM. 2019. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for tree peony Paeonia delavayi (Paeoniaceae) using ddRAD‑seq data. Molecular Biology Reports, 46, 4605-4610.


Since 2021 Postdoctoral researcher, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group, Technical University of Munich, Germany
2015-2021 Doctoral researcher and teaching assistant, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2011-2015 Bachelor of Sciences in Ecology, Guizhou University, China