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Dr. Lixing Sun

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Lixing Sun, 

Science Building,
Room 236H
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
(509) 963-2780



Ph. D. SUNY/Syracuse, New York (Biology), 1996.


Research Methodology, Animal Biology, General Biology Animal Behavior and Biometrics.


Ecology and evolution of animal behavior (especially communication systems), chemical ecology.

Recent Publications

  • Muller-Schwarze, D. & L. Sun. 2003. The Beaver: Natural History of a Wetlands Engineer. Cornell University Press, 190 pp.
  • Sun, L and D Muller-Schwarze. 1997. Sibling recognition in the beaver: a field test for phenotype-matching. Animal Behavior 54: 493-502.
  • Sun, L and D Muller-Schwarze. 1996. Resampling statistical methods in biology: a case study of beaver dispersal pattern. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences 16: 463-502.
  • Sun, L and B Xiao. 1995. The effect of female distribution on male territoriality in water deer. Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde 60:33-40.

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