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  Associate Professor
Sun, Baojun
Animal ecophysiology
+86-10-64807075  /  +86-10-64807099
Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Ecological adaptation and conservation biology      

Research Interests:

Evolution of thermal physiology

Reptilian physiological and biochemical adaptation

Awards and Honors:

Professional Activities:

Research Grants:

1. How gene and environment interact to modify the phenotype of embryonic heat tolerance in oviparous ectotherms. (supported by NSFC)

2. Physiological and biochemical adaptation of reptiles to seasonal environmental variation. (supported by NSFC)

3. How ectotherms (with reptiles as subject) from different latitudes and altitudes respond to climate warming in metabolism. (supported by NSFC)

Selected Publications:
  1. Sun, B.J.#, Williams, C.M.#, Li, T., Speakman, J.R., Jin, Z.G., Lu, H.L., Luo L.G., Du, W.G.* 2022. Higher metabolic plasticity in temperate compared to tropical lizards suggests increased resilience to climate change. Ecological Monographs 92(2), e1512.
  2. Mi, C.R., Huettmann, F., Li, X.H., Jiang, Z.W., Du, W.G., Sun, B.J.* 2022. Effects of climate and human activity on the current distribution of amphibians in China. Conservation Biology  https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13964
  3. Liu, W.L., Liu, P., Cui, L.X., Meng, Y., Tao, S.A., Han, X.Z., Sun, B.J.* 2022. Moderate climate warming scenarios during embryonic and post‐embryonic stages benefit a cold‐climate lizard. Functional Ecology, 36(5), 1137-1150.
  4. Sun B.J.#, Ma L.#, Wang Y.#; Mi, C.R., Buckley, L.B., Levy, O., Lu, H.L., Du, W. G*. 2021. Latitudinal embryonic thermal tolerance and plasticity shape the vulnerability of oviparous species to climate change, Ecological Monographs, 91(3): e01468.
  5. Sun B.J., Huebner C., Treidel L., Clark R., Roberts K., Kenagy G.J., Williams C.M.* 2020. Nocturnal dispersal flight of crickets: Behavioural and physiological responses to cool environmental temperatures, Functional Ecology, 34(9): 1907-1920.
  6. Tang G. S.#; Liang X.X.#; Yang M.Y., Wang T.T., Chen J.P., Du W.G., Li H.*, Sun B.J.* Captivity Influences Gut Microbiota in Crocodile Lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus), Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, 10(550): 0-00550. 2019
  7. Ye Y.Z.#, Ma L.#, Sun B.J.#, Li T., Wang Y., Shine R., & Du W.G*. 2019. The embryos of turtles can influence their own sexual destinies. Current Biology. Doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.038.
  8. Sun B.J., Ma L., Li S.R., Williams C.M., Wang Y., Hao X. & Du W.G*. 2018. Phenology and the physiological niche are coadapted in a desert-dwelling lizard. Functional Ecology. 32: 2520–2530.
  9. Sun B.J., Wang Y., Wang Y., Lu H.L. & Du W.G*. 2018. Anticipatory parental effects in a subtropical lizard in response to experimental warming. Frontiers in Zoology 15:51. 2016
  10. Sun B.J.#, Li T#, Mu Y#, McGlashan JK, Georges A, Shine R & Du W.G*. 2016. Thyroid hormone modulates offspring sex ratio in a turtle with temperature-dependent sex determination. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B: Biological Science. 20161206