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  • 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.


  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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

Publications 1989 2019

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

Mitogenomics of Blasia pusilla as a tool for agricultural productivity

Sablok, G., He, X., Miranto, M. J., Flores, J. R., Peltomaa, E. T., Sleith, R., Karol, K., Delwiche, C., Bell, N., Paulin, L. G., Poczai, P. & Hyvönen, J. T., 24 Mar 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Sequencing the plastid genome of giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida, Asteraceae) from a herbarium specimen

Sablok, G., Amiryousefi, A., He, X., Hyvönen, J. T. & Poczai, P., 28 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in plant science. 10, 18 p., 218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Testing the feasibility of assisted migration as an ex situ conservation tool on selected threatened bryophytes

Laaka-Lindberg, S. & He, X., 2019, (In preparation) In : Biological Conservation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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

Enroth, J., Rikkinen, J. K., Stam, Å. C. S., He, X., Malombe, I., Nyqvist, P. & Pocs, T., 31 Dec 2018, (Submitted) In : Acta Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2000 2020

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, Uudenmaan liitto, Jyväskylän yliopisto


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

Bryophyte flora of Hunan Province, China

Koponen, T., Piippo, S., Virtanen, V., He, X., Enroth, J. & Rikkinen, J.

01/01/2000 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2005 2018

Opetus: Boreal Bryophytes and Lichens

Xiaolan He (Participant)
14 May 201816 May 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Folia Cryptogamica Estonica (Journal)

Xiaolan He (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

EMBO Plant Evolution

Xiaolan He (Attendee)
20 Jun 201823 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

PhD supervior

Xiaolan He (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Juan Larrain

Xiaolan He (Host)
10 Jun 20181 Jul 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH