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Ruichang QUAN

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xishuangbanna,Yunnan,China 666303



Research Interests:

Behavioral ecology, biodiversity conservation (particularly birds and mammals), animal-mediated seed dispersal (birds and mammals).


 1.Quan, R-C*, H., Li, B., Wang, B., Goodale 2015. The relationship between defecation and feeding in nestling birds: observational and experimental evidence. Frontier in Zoology 12:21, DOI 10.1186/s12983-015-0116-y

2.Quan, R-C., H., Li. 2015. Nest defense by a White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) Against Snakes. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(3), 538-542.

3.H. LI1,3, M-X Zhang3, X-J Yang2, L-W Cui1*, R-C quan3*.2015. The breeding biology of Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Zoological Research 36 (4), 223-240

4.T-T. Shi1, B. Wang1, R-C. Quan1*. 2015. Effects of frugivorous birds on seed retention time and germination in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Zoological Research 36 (4), 241-247.

5.Sreekar, R., G. Huang, J. Zhao, B. O. Pasion, M. Yasuda, K. Zhang, I., Peabotuwage, X., Wang, R-C., Quan, J.W.F. Slik, R.T. Corlett, E., Goodale, and R.D., Harrison 2015. The use of species-area relationships to partition the effects of hunting and deforestation on bird extirpations in a fragmented landscape. Diversity and distributions, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12292.

6.Duan, Q., Goodale, E., Quan, R-C*. 2014. Bird fruit preferences match the frequency of fruit colours in tropical Asia. Scientific Reports 4:5627/DOI:10.1038/srep05627 

7.Xiao, Z., Li, X., Wang, X., Zhou, Q., Quan, R-C., Shen, X., Li, S. 2014. Developing camera-trapping protocols for wildlife monitoring in Chinese forests. Biodiversity Science. 22, 704-711.

8.Zhang, M., Cao, L., Quan, R-C., Xiao, Z., Yang, X., Zhang, W., Wang, x., Deng, X. 2014. Camera trap survey of animails in Xishuangbanna forest dynamics plot, Yunnan. Biodiversity Science. 22, 830-832.

9.Wan, Y., Quan, R-C.*, Ren, G-P., Wang, L., Long, Y-C., Liu, X-H., Zhu, J-G. 2013. Niche divergence among sex and age classes in Black-and-White Snub-nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti). International journal of primatology 34, 946-956.

10.Duan, Q., Quan, R-C.*, 2013. The effect of color on fruit selection in six tropical Asian birds. Condor 115, 623-629.

11.Chang, X., Quan, R-C.*, Wang, L. 2013. Bird conservation in extremely small tropical rainforest patches in southwest China. Biological Conservation, 158, 188-195

12.Quan, R-C*, Cui, L.W. 2013. Winter pairs of ruddy shelducks at Lashihai Lake, Southwest China. Integrative Zoology, S1, 46-49.

13.Quan, R-C, Ren, G., Behm, J. E., Wang, L., Huang Y., Long, Y., and Zhu, J. 2011. Why does Rhinopithecus bieti Prefer the Highest Elevation Range in Winter? A Test of the Sunshine Hypothesis. PloS One, 6(9): e24449. 

14.Quan, R-C., Huang Y., Warren M. W., Zhao, Q-K., Ren, G., Huo, S., Long, Y., and Zhu, J. 2011. How Human Household Size Affects the Habitat of Black-and-white Snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in Hongla Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in Tibet, China. International journal of primatology 32, 1190-1202.

15.Xiang, Z., Huo, S., Xiao, W., Quan, R-C., Grueter, C. C. 2009. Terrestrial behavior and use of forest strata in a group of black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys Rhinopithecus bieti at Xiaochangdu, Tibet. Current zoology 55: 180-187.

16.Cui, L.W., Huo, S., Zhong, T., Xiang, Z-F., Xiao, W., and Quan, R-C*. 2008. Social organization of Black-and-White Snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) at Deqin, China. American Journal of Primatology 70: 169-174

17.Xiang, Z-F., Huo, S., Xiao W., Quan R-C., and Grueter C C. 2007. Diet and feeding Behavior of Rhinopithecus bieti at Xiaochangdu, Tibet: adaptations to a marginal environment. American Journal of Primatology 69: 1141-1158.

18.Xiang, Z-F., Huo, S., Wang L., Cui L-W., Xiao W., Quan R-C., and Zhong T. 2007 Distribution, status and conservation of the Black-and-White Snub-nosed monkey Rhinopithecus bieti in Tibet. Oryx 41(4): 525-531.

19.Cui, L. W., Quan R-C., and Xiao, W. 2006. Sleeping sites of black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) at Baima Snow Mountain, China. Journal of Zoology 270(1): 192-198. 

20.Quan, R-C, Cui, L. W., and Wen X. 2003. Sexual differences in vigilance of paired Ruddy Shelduck in winter. Waterbirds 26:335-337.

21.Quan, R-C., Wen, X., and Yang, X. 2002. Effects of human activities on migratory waterbirds at Lashihai Lake, China. Biological Conservation 108:273-279. 

22.Quan, R-C., Wen, X., and Yang, X. 2002. Numbers of migratory waterbirds at Lake Lashihai, China. Waterbirds 25: 239-244. 

23.Quan, R-C., Wen, X., Yang, X., Peng, G-H., and Huang, T-F. 2001. Habitat use by wintering Ruddy Shelduck at Lashihai Lake, Lijiang, China. Waterbirds 24: 402-406.


The Animal Behavior and Environmental Change research group was  stablished in June 2012 within the Centre for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The group focuses on the highly biodiverse regions of tropical Southwest China and Southeast Asia, with study topics encompassing: 1) animal ecology (in particular seed dispersal and behavioral ecology), and 2) environmental change and conservation (particularly focused on the effects of habitat loss, fragmentation, and anthropogenic disturbance on avian and mammalian community distribution and composition). 

We welcome all graduate students and professional scientists with an interest in animal seed dispersal, behavioral ecology, and conservation to contact us for collaborations and join our research group.