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Bei An
Visiting Scholar

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA02138

Basic medical Science School
Lanzhou University, China
222 Tianshui South Road
Lanzhou, P. R. China 730000 

Ph.D in Animal Ecology
School of Life Sciences,
Lanzhou University, China



Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of Quaternary climate change in shaping birds of present geographic distribution and to investigate the effects of landscape and environmental variation on population structure, gene flow, divergence, adaptation, maintenance of genetic variation; conservation biology of birds.

I am currently studying the phylogeography of the Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) in the Edwards lab. I am interested in using multilocus approaches to test the causes and origin of the geographic distribution of P. montanus globally, and I have a general interest in widely distributed species that span multiple biomes.


1. Bei An, Tianlin Duan, Yifang Sun. 2005. Labortary Zoology. Lanzhou University Press.

2. Bei An, Lixun Zhang, Stephen Brown Naifa Liu , Luzhang Ruand, Sen Song,
Phylogeography of Tibetan snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus) in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau , Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Volume 50, Issue 3, March 2009, Pages 526-533.

3. Zhuo chen, Bei An. 2004.The effect of temperature on SOD acivity of lizard liver, Acta of Lanzhou University. 40 (6) 83-85.

4. Lixun Zhang., Luzhang Ruan., Bei an., Genetic structure and geographic variance of the Tibetian snowcock Przewalsky’s subspecies Tetraogallus tibetanus przewalskii populations. Acta Zoologica Sinica. 51 (6) 1044-10495.

5. Lixun Zhang., Bei An. 2006. Ten kinds of avain new record in Gansu Province. 42 (3) 57-59.



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