© 2023 by Kai Wang

     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