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Yanfu Qu Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology of reptiles and amphibians
  • Educational Background

PhD. Ecology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University (2011)

MA, Zoology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University (2006)

BA, Biology science, College of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University (2003)

  • Research Projects

Phenotypic and genetic variation of the king ratsnake (Elaphe carinata) across its range in mainland China: testing local adaptation. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31770443)

Effects of isolated by environment on local adaptation in the north grass lizard (Takydromus septentrionalis). Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20161556)

Convergent evolution of snakes driven by abiotic and biotic factors. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31200283)

Interspecies relation between red-ear slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) and indigenous turtles. Natural Science Foundation of the Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions of China (12KJB180005)

  • Journal Articles

Fu T.-L., Sun S., Zhu C.-N., Qu Y.-F. 2016. Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite markers for red-backed ratsnake, Elaphe rufodorsata. Asian Herpetological Reserch, 7: 227-228.

Zhou Z.-S., Zhang Y.-X., Qu Y.-F. 2015. Isolation and characterization of 12 microsatellite loci in the Chinese Cornsnake, Elaphe bimaculata (Colubridae). Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 283-284.

Zhou Z.-S. Fu T.-B., Zhu C.-N., Sun S., Qu Y.-F. 2015. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Asiatic water snake (Xenochrophis piscator). Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 289-290.

Qu Y.-F., Lu H.-L., Li H., Ji X. 2014. Incubation temperature fluctuation does not affect incubation length and hatchling phenotype in the Chinese skink Plestiodon chinensis. Journal of Thermal Biology 46: 10-15.

Qu Y.-F., Zhao Qun, Lu H.-L., Ji X. 2014. Population Dynamics Following the Last Glacial Maximum in Two Sympatric Lizards in Northern China. Asian Herpetological Research 5: 213–227.

Wu Y.-Q., Wang R.-F., Lin L.-H., Qu Y.-F. 2014. Microsatellite primer development for the king ratsnakes Elaphe carinata (Colubridae). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 211-212.

Wang R.-F., Wu Y.-Q., Liu Z., Qu Y.-F. 2014. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Ussuri mamushi (Gloydius ussuriensis). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 783-784.

Wang R.-F. Zhu C.-N., Liu Z., Qu Y.-F. 2014. Isolation and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci from the Chinese ratsnake (Zaocys dhumnades). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 1047-1048.

Gao J.-F., Wang J., He Y., Qu Y.-F., Lin L.-H., Ma X.-M., Ji X. 2014. Proteomic and biochemical analyses of short-tailed pit viper (Gloydius brevicaudus) venom: age-related variation and composition-activity correlation. Journal of Proteomics, 105: 307-322.

Lin L.-H., Hua L., Qu Y.-F., Gao J.-F., Ji X. 2014. The Phylogeographical Pattern and Conservation of the Chinese Cobra (Naja atra) across Its Range Based on Mitochondrial Control Region Sequences. PLos One, 9(9), 2014/9/3.

Gao J.-F., Qu Y.-F., Zhang X.-Q., He Y., Ji X. 2013. Neonate-to-adult transition of snake venomics in the short-tailed pit viper, Gloydius brevicaudus. Journal of Proteomics 84: 148-157.

Gao J.-F., Wang J., Qu Y.-F., Ma X.-M., Ji X. 2013. Immunoreactivity between venoms and commercial antiserums in four Chinese snakes and venom identification by species-specific antibody. Journal of Immunological Methods 387: 211-218.

Lin L.-H., Qu Y.-F., Li H., Zhou K.-Y., Ji X. 2012. Genetic structure and demographic history should inform conservation: Chinese cobras currently treated as homogenous show population divergence. PLoS One 7(4): e36334.

Qu, Y.-F., Gao, J.-F., Mao, L.-X., and Ji, X. 2011. Sexual dimorphism and female reproduction in two sympatric toad-headed lizards, Phrynocephalus frontalis and P. versicolor (Agamidae). Animal Biology 61: 139-151.

Qu, Y.-F., Li, H., Gao, J.-F., and Ji, X. 2011. Embryonic thermosensitivity and hatchling morphology differ between two coexisting lizards. Acta Oecologica, 37: 375-380.

Qu, Y.-F., Li, H., Gao, J.-F., and Ji, X. 2011. Geographical variation in reproductive traits and trade-offs between size and number of eggs in the king ratsnake, Elaphe carinata. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104: 701-709.

Qu, Y.-F., Li, H., Gao, J.-F., Xu, X.-F., and Ji, X. 2011. Thermal preference, thermal tolerance and the thermal dependence of digestive performance in two coexisting Phrynocephalus lizards (Agamidae), with a review of species studied. Current Zoology 57: 684-700.

Li, H., Qu, Y.-F., Ding, G.-H., and Ji, X. 2011. Life-history variation with respect to the experienced thermal environments in the lizard, Eremias multiocellata (Lacertidae). Zoological Science, 28: 28: 332-338. 

Lin, L.-H., Mao, L.-X., Luo, X., Qu, Y.-F., and Ji, X. 2011. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Chinese cobra Naja atra (Elapidae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12: 4435-4440. 

Gao, J.-F., Qu, Y.-F., Zhang, X.-Q., and Ji, X. 2011. Within-clutch variation in venoms from hatchlings of Deinagkistrodon acutus (Viperidae). Toxicon, 57: 970--977.

GAO, J.-F., Qu, Y.-F., LUO, L.-G., AND JI, X. 2010. Evolution of reptilian viviparity: a test of the maternal manipulation hypothesis in a temperate snake, Gloydius brevicaudus (Viperidae). Zoological Science 27: 248-255.

Shu, L., Zhang, Q.-L., Qu Y.-F., AND JI, X. 2010. Thermal tolerance, selected body temperature and thermal dependence of food assimilation and locomotor performance in the Qinghai toad headed lizard, Phrynocephalus vlangalii. Acta Ecologica Sinica 30: 2036 2042.

JI, X., DU, W.-G., Qu, Y.-F., AND LIN, L.-H. 2009. Nonlinear continuum of egg size-number trade-offs in a snake: is egg-size variation fitness related? Oecologia 159: 689-696.

LI, H., QU, Y.-F., HU, R.-B., AND JI, X. 2009. Evolution of viviparity in cold-climate lizards: testing the maternal manipulation hypothesis. Evolutionary Ecology 23: 777-790.

LI, H., JI, X., QU, Y.-F., GAO, J.-F., AND ZHANG, L. 2006. Sexual dimorphism and female reproduction in the multi-ocellated racerunner, Eremias multiocellata (Lacertidae). Acta Zoologica Sinica 52: 250-255.

LUO, L.-G., QU, Y.-F., AND JI, X. 2006. Thermal dependence of food assimilation and sprint speed in a lacertid lizard (Eremias argus) from northern China. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52: 256-262.

LIN, Z.-H., QU, Y.-F., AND JI, X. 2006. Energetic and locomotor costs of tail loss in the Chinese skink, Eumeces chinensis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 143: 508-513.

  • Contact

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