Dr. Kiyotaka Hori from Makino Botanical Garden, Japan visited XTBG at November 21-28. He was invited by Professor Harald Schneider, PI of Macroevolution Research Group of the Center of Integrative Conservation, XTBG, CAS. The main aim of Dr Hori’s was to establish research collaborations to improve our understanding of the conservation of fern diversity occurring in SE Asia.
Dr. Kiyotaka Hori obtained his PhD degree in 2017 at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan in 2017. He is now working as researcher in Makino Botanical garden. Dr Hori’s research is focused on the evolutionary history shaping the diversification of lineages in which apomixis and reticulate evolution are arguably major mechanisms, such as Dryopteris varia complex. His research includes studies of species complex in several derived genera such as Cyrtomium, Diplazium, Dryopteris and Hymenasplenium.
Dr Hori together with team members of the Macroevolution Group
at Bubeng ecosystem field research stations