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Peer-reviewed Publications

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  1. Li Q, D Chen, & S Wang*. 2023. Character displacement of egg colors during tinamou speciation. Evolution, 77(8): 1874–1881. Link
  2. Li Q*, J Wang, R Fuller, Y Xing, J Liu, & RH Ree*. 2022. Evidence for divergence in phenology over morphology in response to limiting similarity in montane communities of Rhododendron. Journal of Ecology, 110(12): 2960-2970. Link
  3. Zhang Li#, Q Li#, X Kou*, Z Ouyang*. 2022. Distributions of two native ungulates at the third pole are highly sensitive to global warming. Global Ecology and Conservation, 39: e02292. (# co-first author) Link
  4. Wang H*, X-N Li, S-H Mo, M Wang, P-L Liu, Q Li, Z-Y Chang. 2022. Tension zone trapped by exogenous cline: Analysis of a narrow hybrid zone between two parapatric Oxytropis species (Fabaceae). Ecology and Evolution, 12(9):e9351. Link
  5. Li Q*, H Sun, DE Boufford, B Bartholomew, PR Fritsch, J Chen, T Deng, & RH Ree*. 2021. Grade of Membership models reveal geographical and environmental correlates of floristic structure in a temperate biodiversity hotspot. New Phytologist, 232: 1424–1435. Link
  6. Li Q & X Kou*. 2021. WiBB: an integrated method quantifying relative importance of predicting variables. Ecography, 44: 1–11. Link
  7. Wang H*, P-L Liu, J Li, H Yang, Q Li, Z-Y Chang. 2021. Why more leaflets? The role of natural selection in shaping the spatial pattern of leaf shape variation in Oxytropis diversifolia (Fabaceae) and two close relatives. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 1685. Link
  8. Li Q*, D Grossenbacher, & AL Angert. 2018. The effect of range overlap on ecological niche divergence depends on spatial scale in monkeyflowers. Evolution, 72(10): 2100-2113. Link
  9. Li Q, X Kou*, C Beierkuhnlein, S Liu, & J Ge. 2018. Global patterns of non‐analogous climates in the past and future derived from thermal and hydraulic factors. Global Change Biology, 24(6): 2463-2475. Link
  10. Lee-Yaw JA*, HM Kharouba, M Bontrager, C Mahony, AM Csergő, AM Noreen, Q Li, R Schuster, & AL Angert. 2016. A synthesis of transplant experiments and ecological niche models suggests that range limits are often niche limits. Ecology Letters, 19(6): 710-722. Link
  11. Kou X, Q Li, C Beierkuhnlein, Y Zhao, & S Liu*. 2014. A new tool for exploring climate change induced range shifts of conifer species in China. PLoS ONE, 9(9): e98643. Link
  12. Li Q, J Wu, X Kou*, & L Feng. 2013. Applications of camera trap in wildlife population ecology. China Journal of Applied Ecology. 24(4): 947-955 (in Chinese). Link
  13. Kou X*, Q Li, & S Liu. 2011. Quantifying species’ range shifts in relation to climate change: A case study of Abies spp. in China. PLoS ONE. 6(8): e23115. Link
  14. Kou X*, Q Li, & S Liu. 2011. High-resolution bioclimatic dataset derived from future climate projections for plant species distribution modeling. Ecological Informatics. 6: 196-204. Link

Manuscripts under review/revision (available upon request)

  1. Li Q & AL Angert. The diversification and evolution of niche breadth across spatial scales in western North American monkeyflowers.

Manuscripts in preparation

  1. Li Q & RH Ree. Genomic structure and local adaptation of an alpine Rhododendron.


  1. Williams, JW, A Taylor, KA Tolley, DB Provete, R Correia, TB Guedes, H Farooq, Q Li, HT Pinheiro, AV Liz, LW Luna. 2023. Shifts to open access with high article processing charges hinder research equity and careers. Journal of Biogeography, 50(9): 1485-1489.
  2. Dawson MN, RA Correia, Q Li, TJ Matthews, AF Palmeirim. 2023. Journal of biogeography innovation awards. Journal of Biogeography, 50(1):41-2.