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PhD Howard University
Evolutionary Biology and Human Anatomy
My research concerns the morphology, systematics, and functional anatomy of mammals, predominantly insectivores and rodents. Small mammals, especially rodents, often have a good fossil record, and as such offer great opportunities to answer the questions concerned with evolutionary pattern and process. I use these well-documented fossil records to understand the evolutionary relationships and the pattern of immigration and radiation of these mammals through the Neogene of Asia and their ecological response to global climatic changes.
Bi, S., J. Meng, W. Wu, J. Ye and X. Ni, 2009. New materials of Distylomyid (Rodentia, Hystricognathi) from North China. American Museum Novitiates. In press
Bi, S., J. Meng, and W. Wu, 2008. A new species of Megacricetodon (Cricetidae, Rodentia, Mammalia) from the middle Miocene of northern Junggar Basin, China. American Museum Novitiates. 3602:1-23.
Meng,J, J.Ye, W.Wu,X.Ni, and S. Bi. 2008. The Neogene Dingshanyanchi Formation in northern Junggar Basin of Xinjiang and its stratigraphic implication. Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 46:90-110.
Bi, S., 2005. Evolution, Systematics and Functional Anatomy of a New Species of Cricetodontini (Cricetidae, Rodentia, Mammalia) From the Northern Junggar Basin, Northwestern China. Ph.D. Dissertation.1-186.Howard University Press.
Bernor, R., S. Bi, R. Jakov, 2004. A contribution to the Evolutionary Biology of Conohyus olujici (Suidae, Teetraconodontinae) From the Early Miocene of Lucane, Croatia. Geodiversitas 26(3): 509-534.