Pengcheng Wang

Pengcheng Wang


I am broadly interested in avian ecology, avian behavior, sexual selection, adaptation, speciation, and conservation. I earned my Bachelor degree in College of Life Science in Beijing Normal University at 2013, where I worked with Dr. Qianjin Liang on studying cell-cycle progression. I began my PhD with Dr. Zhengwang Zhang at Beijing Normal Univeristy in 2013, where I studied ecology, evolution, and fieldwork experience. As a visiting PhD in Dr. Scott Edwards’ lab at Harvard University, my current work focused on the speciation process of the Eared Pheasants (Crossoptilon. ) and its genetic conservation.




Yunlei Zhou, Zhe Chen, Yan Lei, Pengcheng Wang, Yanbo Zheng, Le Sun, Qianjin Liang. (2013) INMAP, a novel truncated version of POLR3B, represses AP-1 and p53 transcriptional activity. Molecular and cellular biochemistry374, 81-89. 

Pencheng Wang, Xi Huang, Lu Dong, Zhengwang Zhang. (2014) The multiple brood parasitism of Eastern Crowned Warbler by Oriental Cuckoo in Xiaolongmen National Forest Park of Beijing. Chinese Journal of Zoology4, 007.

Jianqiang Li, Lei Lv, Pengcheng Wang, Zhengwang Zhang, Yong Wang. (2015) Roles of phenotypic and genetic characteristics in the social mating pattern of Silver-throated Tits (Aegithalos glaucogularis). Journal of Ornithology156, 687-697.

Jianqiang Li, Yong Wang, Lei Lv, Pengcheng Wang, Zhengwang Zhang. (2016) No facultative manipulation of offspring sex ratio in relation to parental genetic characteristics in a bird with sex-specific heterozygosity-fitness correlation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology70, 963-973.

Pengcheng Wang, Ailin Yang, Zhengwang Zhang, Yiqiang Fu. (2016) The brood parasitism of Pygmy Wren Babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla) by Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus). Chinese Journal of Zoology51, 319-322.

Jin YU, Pengcheng Wang, Lei Lv, Zhengwang Zhang, Yong Wang, Jiliang Xu, Jianqiang Li, Bo Xi, JiaGui Zhu, Zhiyong Du. (2016) Diurnal brooding behavior of long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus glaucogularis). Zoological Research, 84-89.

Pengcheng Wang, Yang Liu, Yinong Liu, Yajing Chang, Nan Wang, Zhengwang Zhang. (2017) The role of niche divergence and geographic arrangement in the speciation of Eared Pheasants (Crossoptilon, Hodgson 1938). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Accepted

Contact Information

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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