Huiying Shang, MSc

PhD student

e-mail: huiying.shang[@]
phone: +43 1 4277 54134

address: Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences
Rennweg 14, Room 216
A-1030 Vienna

Research Interests

I am highly motivated in understanding evolutionary mechanisms and processes. Speciation is a key topic in evolutionary biology. I am currently busy working and learning on analytical approaches at the interface of population genomics and phylogenomics. I am using whole genome sequencing to investigate genome-wide patterns of divergence, gene flow, lineage sorting, and different forms of natural selection in a Eurasian species complex of Populus (poplars and aspens) at different taxonomic levels.

Short CV

2016-present PhD student

2012-2015 Master degree. Molecular Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Supervisor: Prof. Jianquan Liu. 

2008-2012 Bachelor degree. Biological Science, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University.


Huiying Shang, Jaqueline Hess, Melinda Pickup, David L. Field, Pär K. Ingvarsson, Jianquan Liu, and Christian Lexer (2020) Evolution of strong reproductive isolation in plants: broad-scale patterns and lessons from a perennial model group. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B.

Shang HY, Li ZH, Dong M, Adams RP, Miehe G, Opgenoorth L & Mao KS. (2015) Evolutionary origin and demographic history of an ancient conifer (Juniperus microsperma) in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports 5, 10216.

Kou YX*, Shang HY*, Mao KS, Li ZH, Rushforth K, Adams RP. (2014). Nuclear and cytoplasmic DNA sequence data further illuminate the genetic composition of Leyland Cypresses. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 139(5): 558-566(Lu et al. 2014)

Lu X, Xu H, Li Z, Shang H, Adams R & Mao K. (2014) Genetic Diversity and Conservation Implications of Four Cupressus Species in China as Revealed by Microsatellite Markers. Biochemical Genetics 52, 181-202.

Feng JJ, Jiang DC, Shang HY, Dong M, Wang GN, He XY, Zhao CM, Mao KS. (2013) Barcoding Poplars (Populus L.) from Western China. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71710.