Dr CHEN Junhao


Image of Researcher, Dr CHEN Junhao

Email Address: Junhao_CHEN@nparks.gov.sg


Research Interests

The main area of my research interest is Southeast Asian botany, particularly on the families Annonaceae, Magnoliaceae and Rubiaceae. I have a special interest in the taxonomy, phylogeny, historical biogeography and pollination ecology of the species-rich genera Artabotrys and Timonius.



Current Research and/or Projects

  1. Taxonomic revision and molecular phylogenetics of Bornean Timonius (Rubiaceae)
  2. Revisionary work on Artabotrys and Magnoliaceae for the Flora of Singapore
  3. Revisionary work on Artabotrys for the Flora of Thailand



Selected Publications

Chen, J., Thomas, D.C. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2020). Correlated evolution of diaspore traits and potential frugivore‐mediated selection in a fleshy‐fruited tropical lineage (Artabotrys, Annonaceae). Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.14046
Chen, J., Liu, M.-F. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2020). Contrasting floral biology of Artabotrys species (Annonaceae): Implications for the evolution of pollinator trapping. Plant Species Biology 35: 210–223. 
Chen, J. & Eiadthong, W. (2020). New species and new records of Artabotrys (Annonaceae) from peninsular Thailand. PhytoKeys 151: 67–81.  
Chen, J. & Wong, K.M. (2020). Typification and nomenclatural notes on Bornean Timonius (Rubiaceae: Guettardeae). Phytotaxa 446: 114–120.  

Chen, J., Thomas, D.C. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2019). Geographic range and habitat reconstructions shed light on palaeotropical intercontinental disjunction and regional diversification patterns in Artabotrys (Annonaceae). Journal of Biogeography 46: 2690–2705.

Chen, J., Turner, I.M., Saunders, R.M.K. & Thomas, D.C. (2018). Artabotrys scortechinii (Annonaceae): an augmented species description and a new record for Singapore. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70 (1): 3–8.

Chen, J., Chalermglin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2018). Two new species and two new records of Artabotrys (Annonaceae) from Thailand. PhytoKeys 95: 71–81.

Chen, J., Tan, H.T.W. & Wong, K.M. (2015). A revision of Timonius (Rubiaceae) in Kinabalu Park, Borneo, with notes on typification and species distinction. Plant Ecology and Evolution 148 (3): 420–430. 

Chen, J., Tan, H.T.W. & Wong, K.M. (2015). All that shimmers is not the same: silvered leaves and micromorphological diversity in Timonius DC. (Rubiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 301 (2): 841–848.

Chen, J., Wong, K.M., van der Ent, A. & Tan, H.T.W. (2014). Nine new species of Timonius (Rubiaceae) from Kinabalu Park, Borneo. Phytotaxa 181 (3): 138–150.

Chen, J., Chong, K.Y., Yee, A.T.K. & Tan, H.T.W. (2014). A Gazetteer of the Singapore Locality Names of the Collections of the Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University Singapore, Singapore. 68 pp. Uploaded 23 Jul.2014. https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/app/uploads/2017/04/gazetteer_locality_names.pdf



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