My research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and conservation of Asian reptiles and amphibians, particularly agamid lizards in the subfamily Draconinae in China and across the Pan-Himalaya region.
Project 1: Herpetofaunal diversity of the East Himalaya
Explore the cryptic diversity of reptiles and amphibians along the eastern Himalaya
Project 2: Systematics & Phylogeography of Japalura sensu lato
Revise the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of Mountain Dragons in the paraphyletic genus Japalura sensu lato. Focusing on the Chinese clade (genus Diploderma), I will then further explore the biogeographic history and speciation mechanisms of the genus in the Hengduan Mountain Region of SW China