Journal of Mammal Research

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Mammal Research -Research Interests:

-LI, Chunwang


University of Chinese Academy of Sciences



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LI, Chunwang


Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology,

Chinese Academy of Sciences 

1Beichen West Road,

Chaoyang District,

Beijing 100101, P.R. China 

Research Interests:

Research Interests:
  • To study the ecological adaptation, endocrine regulation and genetic evolution of animal behavior, and relate animal behavior to conservation biology of endangered species
  • To monitor the biodiversity in many different regions and study the hotspots of biodiversity science


Professional Activities:
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Zoology (2015- )
  • Member, Council of the Herpetologiy Society of China (2013- )
  • Member, Biodiversity Specialist Group, Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau (2006- )
Research Grants (ongoing):
  • Nation Nature Science Foundation: Behavior and Genetics of Pere David’s deer (2016-2019)
  • State Special Program of Basic Research. Survey on Reptiles and its Biogeography in Chinese Altay (2013-2018)
  • State Special Program of Basic Research. Monitoring Biodiversity in World Heritage (2016-2021)
  • State Forestry Administration Foundation: Surveying Musk Deer (2016-2018)
Awards and Honors:
  • 1. The Second Class Prize of Conservation Milu in China, Dafeng Natural Reserve, China, 2011
  • 2. The Best Oral Presentation Award of The 2nd National Animal Behavior Symposium, Hefei, China, 2009
  • 3. The President Excellence Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2009
  • 4. The Excellence Award of Postgraduates, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2004
  • 5. A main member in The Excellent Research Group of One Hundred Person Project, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1999 
  • 6. The Third-grade Award of The ORCHID CUP Contest of Scientific Paper, Lanzhou University. Thesis: Study on caloric biology of desert toad-headed agama (Phrynocephalus przewalskii), Lanzhou, China, 1991 


  1. Ping X, Liu N., Jiang Z., Xu H., Li C*. 2017. Assaying progesterone, estradiol and cortisol concentrations in hair of Père David deer hinds:An alternative way to reflect seasonality of steroid secretion. Biological Rhythm Research (available online) DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2017.1367063
  2. Ji S., Lian X., Jiang Z., Li L., Bi J. and Li C*. 2017. Effects of sand grain size on habitat selection in steppe toad-headed lizard (Phrynocephalus frontalis). Asian Herpetological Research 8(2): 123–130.
  3. Ding J., Chang Q., Ding Y., Zhu L., Liu H., Jiang Z., Li C*. 2017. Seasonal home range patterns of the reintroduced and rewild female Père David’s deer Elaphurus Davidianus. Biological Rhythm Research 48(3): 485-497.
  4. Cui S, Milner-Gulland E. J., Singh N. J., Chu H., Li C., Chen J. Jiang Z. 2017. Historical range, extirpation and prospects for reintroduction of saigas in China. Scientific Reports 7: 44200.
  5. Ji S., Li L., Li C., Zhang Y., Ren S., Ping X., Cui S., Chu H., Jiang Z. 2017. Impact of different road types on small mammals in Mt. Kalamaili Nature Reserve.  Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 50: 223-233.
  6. Liu Z., Jiang Z., Yang A., Xu B., Fang H., Xie Z., Li N., Li C., Meng Z., Zeng Y. 2017. Attitudes toward bile extraction from living bears: Survey of citizens and students in Beijing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 1-14. 10.1080/10888705.2017.1283990.
  7. Liu N., Jiang Z., Zhang L., Zhong Z., Ping X., Xu H. and Li C*. 2016. Bioacoustic cues and their relations to dominance rank in Père David’s deer stags. Animal Production Science 56: 971-977.
  8. Ping X., Han D., Jiang Z. and Li C*. 2016. Circadian patterns of plasma leptin, insulin and glucose concentration in the toad-headed lizard Phrynocephalus versicolor. Biological Rhythm Research 47(6): 927-936.
  9. Cui S., Luo X., Chen D., Sun J., Chu H., Li C* and Jiang Z. 2016. The adder (Vipera berus) in Southern Altay Mountains: population characteristics, distribution, morphology and phylogenetic position. PeerJ 4:e2342.
  10. Zhang L., Luo Z., Mallon D., Li C., Jiang Z. 2016. Biodiversity conservation status in China's growing protected areas. Biological Conservation 210B: 89-100.
  11. Li C., Lian X., Tang S., Bi J. and Jiang Z. 2013. Diet, Food Intake of Phrynocephalus frontalis (Agamidae) and Its Potential Role in Desert Habitat. Asian Herpetological Research 4(4): 248–253.
  12. Ping X., Li C. and Jiang Z. 2013. Household energy consumption patterns in agricultural zone, pastoral zone and agro-pastoral transitional zone in eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Biomass and Bioenergy 58: 1-9.
  13. Lian X, Jiang Z, Ping X, Tang S, Bi J. and Li C*. 2012. Spatial distribution pattern of the steppe toad-headed lizard (Phrynocephalus frontalis) and its influencing factors. Asian Herpetological Research 3(1): 46–51.
  14. Li C., Monclús R., Maul T.L., Jiang Z. and Blumstein D.T. 2011. Quantifying human disturbance on antipredator behavior and flush initiation distance in yellow-bellied marmots. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129: 146-152.
  15. Li C., Lian X., Bi J., Fang H., Maul T.L. and Jiang Z. 2011. Effects of sand grain size and morphological traits on running speed of toad-headed lizard Phrynocephalus frontalis. Journal of Arid Environments 75(2011): 1038-1042.
  16. Li C., Yang X., Ding Y., Zhang L., Fang H., Tang S. and Jiang Z. 2011. Do Père David’s deer lose memories of their ancestral predators? PLoS One 6(8): e23623.
  17. Li C., Gu Y., Tang S., Fang H., Jiang G. and Jiang Z. 2011. Effects of acute low temperature stress on the endocrine reactions of the Qinghai toad-headed lizard. Current Zoology 57 (6): 775−780.
  18. Ping X., Li C., Jiang Z., Liu W. and Zhu H. 2011. Sexual difference in seasonal patterns of salt lick use by south China sika deer Cervus nippon. Mammalian Biology 76(2): 196-200.
  19. Ping X., Li C., Jiang Z., Liu W. and Zhu H. 2011. Interference competition and group size effect in sika deer (Cervus nippon) at salt licks. Acta Ethologica 14(1): 43-49.
  20. Li C., Jiang Z., Feng Z., Yang X., Yang J. and Chen L. 2009. Effects of highway traffic on diurnal activity of the critically endangered Przewalski’s gazelle. Wildlife Research 36(5): 379-385.
  21. Li C., Jiang Z., Tang S. and Zeng Y. 2007. Influence of enclosure size and animal density on fecal cortisol concentration and aggression in Père David's deer stags. General and Comparative Endocrinology 151: 202-209.
  22. Li C., Jiang Z., Zeng Y. and You Z. 2007. A note on environmental element as an essential prerequisite of behavioral expression: A case study of Père David’s deer. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 103: 174-180.
  23. Li C., Jiang Z., Tang S. and Zeng Y. 2007. Evidence of effects of human disturbance on alert response in Père David’s deer, Elaphurus davidianus. Zoo Biology 26: 461-470.
  24. Jiang Z., Li C., Fang H., Meng Z. and Zeng Y. 2007. Captive-bred tigers and the fate of wild tigers. BioScience 57(9): 726.
  25. Li C., Jiang Z., Zeng Y. and Yan C. 2004. Relationship between serum testosterone, dominance and mating success in Père David's deer stags. Ethology 110(9): 681-691.
  26. Li C., Jiang Z., Jiang G and Fang J. 2001. Seasonal changes of reproductive behavior and fecal steroid concentrations in Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus). Hormones and Behavior 40: 518-525.