CONTACT INFO
Cong Liu
Naomi Pierce Lab
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Email: congliu@g.harvard.edu
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© Cong Liu 2019

  Cong Liu  

EDUCATION

 

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution, 2012.09- 2018.01

Advisor: Dr. Evan Economo

Thesis: Understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes shaping ant biodiversity across spatiotemporal scales

 

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG, CAS)

M.Sc. in Ecology, 2009.09-2012.07

Advisor: Dr. Yan-Qiong Peng

Thesis: Body size in a pollinating fig wasp and implications for stability in a fig-pollinator mutualism

 

Anhui Normal University, China (AHNU)

B.Sc. in Biology, 2005.09-2009.07

E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Pierce Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.

congliu@g.harvard.edu

APPOINTMENTS

 

2019.09-                       E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

2018.08-2019.08          Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

2016.04-2018.07          JSPS DC2 Fellow, OIST, Japan

2012.09-2016.03          Graduate Research Assistant, OIST, Japan

2009.09-2012.07          Graduate Research Assistant, XTBG, China

HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2019       E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellowship, Harvard University

2016       JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2)

2017       1st Prize for student oral presentation at 11th ATBC (Asia-Pacific) Meeting.

2012       DiAo Fellowship, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

2016    Workshop on Molecular Evolution, MBL, Woods Hole.

2016    Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, Český Krumlov.

2014    Ant course, California Academy of Science, Borneo.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Outreach: “Wonder of Ants” Scientific Booth, OIST Open Campus (2014-2017).

 

Ants of Xishuangbanna: Checklist and images of ants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China.

 

Reviewer for: Asian Myrmecology, Basic and Applied Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecological Entomology, Ecology, Ecography, Global Ecology and Conservation, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Journal of Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Myrmecological News, Oikos, Zookeys.

PRESENTATIONS

 

Oral presentations:

  1. Biodiversity estimation in time and space Symposium (2018). “Mountain metacommunities: climate and spatial connectivity shape ant diversity in a complex landscape”

  2. Annual meeting of Ecological Society of Japan (2018). “Comparative phylogeography of ant genus Strumigenys in Pacific archipelago reveals a deterministic macroevolutionary pathway”

  3. 11th Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting (2017), Xishuangbanna, China. “Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity after conversion to rubber plantation”

  4. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), Orlando, USA. “Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity after conversion to rubber plantation”

  5. Annual meeting of Ecological Society of Japan (2016). “Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity after conversion to rubber plantation”

 

Invited Seminar:

  1. Harvard University (2019). “Understand the ecological and evolutionary processes shaping ant biodiversity across spatiotemporal scales”

  2. The City College of New York (2019). “Understanding the eco-evolutionary processes shaping ant biodiversity in the Pacific Archipelago”

  3. Shaaxi Normal University (2018), China. “The future of ant research in China: biodiversity, comparative genomics and phenomics, and more”

  4. Yunnan University (2018), China. “The future of ant research in China: biodiversity, comparative genomics and phenomics, and more”

  5. The University of Hong Kong (2017). “Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity after conversion to rubber plantation”

 

Poster presentation:

  1. The Asian Evolutionary Research Conference (2018), Shenzhen, China. “Comparative phylogeography of ant genus Strumigenys in Pacific archipelago reveals a deterministic macroevolutionary pathway”

  2. International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI 2014), Australia. “How do agricultural practices in South China affect ant communities?”

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

Entomology Society of America, Ecological Society of Japan, Entomology Society of China, Ecological Society of China