Research SummaryMy research projects will include ecological, morphological, molecular and taxonomic characterization of the wood boring insects and their fungal associates, mostly collected overseas. Specific attention given to the invasive and exotic bark and ambrosia beetles from Asia and the fungal symbionts associated with it. I will also study on Fungi associated with ambrosia beetle Ambrosiodmus genus.
- Symbiotic fungi associated with Ambrosiodmus in Florida
- Symbiotic fungi associated with Platypodinae in Florida
- Pathogenicity evaluation of exotic bark and ambrosia beetle-vectored fungi in USA
- Host speciﬁcity analysis of bark and ambrosia beetle from China
Short Bio & Education
- 2014-present: PhD Student in Forestry. School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
- 2011-2013: M.S. in Zoology, Institute of Entomology, Guzhou University, Guzhou, China. Joint training in Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
- 2007-2010: B.S. in Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.
1. You Li, Xinyao Gu, Matthew T. Kasson, Craig C. Bateman, Jianjun Guo, Yin-Tse Huang, Robert J. Rabaglia, Jiri Hulcr (2016) Distribution, host records and symbiotic fungi of Euwallaceafornicatus (Eichhoff) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in China. Florida Entomologist, 99(4), in press.
2. Simmons DR, De Beer ZW, Huang Y-T, Bateman C, Campbell AS, Dreaden TJ, Li Y, Ploetz RC, Black AW, Li H-F, Chen C-Y, Wingfield MJ, Hulcr J. 2016. New Raffaelea species (Ophiostomatales) from the United States and Taiwan associated with ambrosia beetles and plant hosts. IMA Fungus: Revisions submitted.
3. Rabern David Simmons, You Li, Craig C. Bateman, Jiri Hulcr. 2016.Flavodon ambrosius sp. nov., a basidiomycetous mycosymbiont of Ambrosiodmus ambrosia beetles. Mycotaxon 131(2): 277–285.
4. You Li, Rabern David Simmons, Craig C. Bateman, Dylan P. G. Short, Matthew T. Kasson, Robert J. Rabaglia, Jiri Hulcr. (2015) New Fungus-Insect Symbiosis: Culturing, Molecular, and Histological Methods Determine Saprophytic Polyporales Mutualists of Ambrosiodmus Ambrosia Beetles. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137689. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137689
5. You Li, Youssef M. M. Omar, Runzhi Zhang (2015) Caryopemon (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) of China and Myanmar with some new host plants. Florida Entomologist. 99(2):257-263.
6. You Li, Zhiliang Wang, Jianjun Guo, Jesús Romero Nápoles, Yingchao Ji, Chunyan Jiang, Runzhi Zhang (2014) Contribution to the knowledge of seed-beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae) in Xinjiang, China. ZooKeys 466: 13–28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.466.7283
7. You Li, Jianjun Guo, Jens Perna, Runzhi Zhang. (2014). Kingsolverius malaccanus (Pic, 1913), new to China (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) and a key to chinese genera. Coleopterists Bulletin. 68(1):97-102.
8. You Li, Jianjun Guo, Runzhi Zhang. (2014). Pest risk analysis of the alien invasive insect Bruchus loti in China. Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Biological Invasions. 197.