Miss Guangyun Li
I completed my undergraduate and master studies in Henan Agricultural University and Shihezi University respectivelly, before moving to New Zealand and beginning my PhD study in the University of Auckland, supported by the joint programme of UOA and China scholarship council.
Research | Current
My research concerns the fundamental question in biology: Why do organisms aging? How the biotic and abiotic factors influence the aging process and lifespan? Why there is a sex difference in aging? Particularly, I am interested in how the evolution in sexual selection shapes the longevity of male and female differently.
My current research is using the two spotted spider mite as model organism to investigate how the lifespan of mites both male and female are affected by dietary restriction, interaction between sex, and environmental stress.
Areas of expertise
Aging and lifespan
sex difference in lifespan and aging
Member, Systemtic and applied acarology society
member, Acarological society of America