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Xiaolan He

  • PL 7 (Unioninkatu 44)



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


1989 …2020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research is in the field of bryophyte taxonomy, systematics and evolutionary history, an area with a strong tradition in Finland since the 1860s. I have focused on understanding the species diversity and evolutionary relationships of liverworts, the first diverging land plant group with probable origins in the Ordovician. In addition to traditional morphological investigations, I have undertaken research projects using molecular level evidence and bioinformatics tools, as well as interdisciplinary approaches. I have led research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and also by the Ministry of the Environment of Finland. Currently I am investigating patterns of endemism in Southern Hemisphere liverworts, which represent high levels of morphological diversity and endemism and have widely disjunct geographical ranges. I have collected bryophyte material for my research in China, Finland, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Chile.

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


An annotated checklist of the bryophytes of Taita Hills region, Kenya

Enroth, J., Pocs, T., He, X., Nyqvist, P., Stam, Å. C. S., Malombe, I. & Rikkinen, J. K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Acta Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales. 68, 1-2, p. 53–66 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Exploring plant meiosis: a bioinformatics perspective

Sablok, G., He, X. & Hyvönen, J. T., 2019, (Submitted) In : Frontiers in plant science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

First draft genome assembly of Coleochaete orbicularis

Sablok, G., He, X., Miranto, M., Peltomaa, E., Sleith, R., Karol, K., Delwiche, C., Bell, N., Paulin, L., Poczai, P. & Hyvönen, J., 29 Sep 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster



SOLPHYLO: Phylogenetic Relationships and Organellar Genome Evolution in Solanaceae

Poczai, P., Hyvönen, J., Amiryousefi, A., Aubriot, X., Sablok, G., Särkinen, T., Knapp, S., Buerki, S., Syfert, M., He, X., Gagnon, E., Orejuela, A., Barboza, G., Baden, M. & van der Weerden, G. M.

Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Uudenmaan liitto


Project: Research project

Bryophyte Flora of the Cape Horn Archipelago (Prov. Antártica Chilena, excluding Antarctica).

Buck, B., von Konrat, M., Engel, J. & He, X.

01/12/2011 → …

Project: Research project


Suomen Sammaltyöryhmä, Suomen ympäristökeskus (External organisation)

Xiaolan He (Member)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Michael Ignatov

Sanna Laaka-Lindberg (Host), Xiaolan He (Host)
24 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

SYNTHESYS+ evaluation panel member, Luomus (Event)

Xiaolan He (Board member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Bryobrotherella (Journal)

Xiaolan He (Member of editorial board)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

PhD Supervisor

Xiaolan He (Supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis