Liang Ma

Associate Research Scholar
311 Robertson Hall

Before joining C-PREE, I focused my research on understanding the relationship between thermal variation over space and time and the physiology and life history of ectotherms. I parameterized mechanistic models with reaction norms derived from empirical studies to generate new insights about the process of thermal adaptation at both local and global scales. Now, I am exploring how climate and land-use change will impact pikas in China. Specifically, I currently plan to answer this question from the perspectives of species distribution and physiological limitation, respectively.

From 2012 to 2019, I completed my PhD and did a postdoc with Wei-guo Du at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I received my BS from Beijing Forestry University in 2012. During 2015-2016, I did a one-year internship at the University of Washington (Seattle) with Lauren B. Buckley and Raymond B. Huey.