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LI Shuqiang
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Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Invertebrate Zoology      

09/1981–07/1985: Department of Biology, Hebei University, China (B.Sc.)
09/1985–07/1988: Department of Biology, Jilin University, China (M.Sc.) 
09/1992–11/1998: Department of Biology, University of Hohenheim, Germany (Ph.D.)

07/1988– now: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, including 1988–1990 as Research Assistant, 1990–1995 as Assistant Professor, 1995–2000 as Associate Professor, 2000– now as Full Professor.

Research Interests:

Awards and Honors:

Professional Activities:
  • Editor in Chief for Zoological Systematics (formerly Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica)
  • Subject editor for ZooKeys
  • Secretary General, Asia Society for Arachnology
  • Plenary Speaker, 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Taiwan (2013)

Research Grants:
  • 01/2011–12/2014, Animal Systematics, China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 01/2013–12/2016, Tethyan origin and diversification of cave spiders, National Natural Science Foundation of China;
  • 01/2015–12/2019, Leptonetidae of the world: turbo taxonomy and diversification in space and time, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications:
  1. Hou Z.E., Sket B. & *Li S. 2014. Phylogenetic analyses of Gammaridae crustacean reveal different diversification patterns among sister lineages in the Tethyan region. Cladistics (30): 352–365.
  2. Zhang Y. & *Li S. 2014. A spider species complex revealed high cryptic diversity in South China caves. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 353–358.
  3. Yang L., Hou Z.E. & *Li S. 2013. Marine incursion into East Asia: a forgotten driving force of biodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 280: 20122892. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2892. 
  4. Zhang Y. & *Li S. 2013. Ancient lineage, young troglobites: recent colonization of caves by Nesticella spiders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:183. 
  5. Hou Z.E., Sket B., Fi?er C. & *Li S., 2011. Eocene habitat shift from saline to freshwater promoted Tethyan amphipods diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America 108(35): 14533–14538.