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YANG Yongping's Group
Professor YANG Yongping

  YANG Yongping, Professor of botany and Deputy Director to Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS). Major research interests are to document traditional knowledge of plant use by applying ethnobotanical approach, and then some state-in-the-art technologies in phytochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, reproductive ecology and evolutionary biology, are employ... More Content>>
Current Group Members
Group Leader:
  YANG Yongping (Professor)
  Dr. MENG Ying (Associate professor)
  Dr. CHEN Jiahui (Associate professor)
  Dr. DUAN Yuanwen (Associate professor)
  Dr. LI Xiaoli (Research fellow)
  Dr. SUN Shan (Research fellow)
  M.S. WANG Yun (Research fellow)
  Ph. D. Candidates:
  Mr. YANG Yunqiang
  Ms. WANG Guangyan
  Master Students:
  Ms. ZHANG Chan
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Major Research Achievements
In the documentation of local knowledge of plant use, we found that Shuhi people had relatively limited knowledge about medicinal plants but frequently used ritual plants. We postulated two main factors influencing wild plant use among the Shuhi: cultural values and accessibility. The medicinal plant knowledge of the Bai in Shaxi valley was strongly influenced by mainstream Chinese herbal medic... More Content>>
Selected publications in last 5 years:
  1. Caroline S. Weckerle, Franz K. Huber, Yang Yongping and Sun Weibang. 2006. Plant knowledge of the Shuhi in the Hengduan mountains, Southwest China. Economic Botany 60: 3-23.
  2. Meng Ying, Hong-Yan Xie, Ze-Long Nie, Zi-Jian Gu and Yong-Ping Yang*. 2006. A karyomorphological study on four species of Meconopsis Vig. (Papaveraceae) from the Hengduan... More Content>>
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