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Dr. Shook Ling Low

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Contact information

Nussallee 8
Raum 0.002
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73 9365
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73 3103 (Sekretariat)
E-Mail: slow[at]


Major academic positions


                                  DFG Postdoctoral Research on leaf fossilization
University of Bonn, Germany


                              Postdoctoral Researcher in taxonomy and biogeography of fossil and living Araceae,
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science, Yunnan, China


Ph.D. in Molecular Ecology
Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia


Peer-reviewed research papers

    • Low, S.L., Yu, C.-C., Ooi, I.H., Eiadthong, W., Galloway, A., Zhou, Z.-K., & Xing, Y.-W.  2020.  Extensive Miocene speciation in and out of Indochina: The biogeographic history of Typhonium sensu stricto (Araceae) and its implication for the assembly of Indochina flora.  Journal of Systematics and Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/jse.12689.
    • Deng, W., Su, T., Wappler, T., Liu J., Li, S., Huang J., Tang H., Low, S.L., Wang, T., Xu, X., Liu, P. & Zhou, Z.-K.  2020.  Sharp changes in plant diversity and plant-herbivore interactions during the Eocene-Oligocene transition on the southeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.  Global and Planetary Change, 194: 103293. DOI:
    • Zhang, C.-Y., Low, S.L., Song, Y.-G., Nurainas, Kozlowski, G., Van Do, T., Li, L., Zhou, S.-S., Tan, Y.-H., Cao, G.-L., Zhou Z., Meng, H.-H., & Li, J.  2020.  Shine a light on species delimitation in the tree genus Engelhardia Leschenault ex Blume (Juglandaceae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 152: 106918. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106918.
    • Low, S.L., Su, T., Spicer, T.E.V., Wu, F.-X., Deng, T., Xing, Y.-W. and Zhou, Z.-K.  2020.  Oligocene Limnobiophyllum (Araceae) from central Tibetan Plateau and its evolutionary and paleoenvironment implications.  Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 18(5): 415–431. DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2019.1611673.
    • Low, S.L., Wong, S.Y., and Boyce, P.C.  2018.  Naming the chaos: generic redelimitation in Schismatoglottideae (Araceae). Webbia, 73(1): S1–S100. DOI: 10.1080/00837792.2017.1409940.
    • Wong, S.Y., Low, S.L., and Boyce, P.C.  2016.  Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo LVI - Two new species of Schismatoglottis for the Nervosa Grade. Wildenowia, 46(3): 291–298.
    • Low, S.L., Wong, S.Y., Ooi, I.H., Hesse, M., Städler, Y., Schönenberger, J., and Boyce, P.C.  2016.  Floral diversity and pollination strategies of three rheophytic Schismatoglottideae (Araceae).  Plant Biology, 18: 84–97. DOI: 10.1111/plb. 12320.
    • Wong, S.Y., Low, S.L., and Boyce, P.C. 2014. Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo XXXXII – Additional new species of Aridarum.  Aroideana, 37E(2): 34–49.
    • Wong, S.Y., Low, S.L., and Boyce, P.C.  2014. Studies of Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo XXXV – Seven new species of Aridarum.  Aroideana, 37: 1–32.
    • Low, S.L., Wong, S.Y., and Boyce, P.C. 2014.  Schottarum (Schismatoglottideae: Araceae) substantiated based on combined nuclear and plastid DNA sequences.  Plant Systematics and Evolution, 300(4): 607–617.  DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0906-7.
    • Wong, S.Y., Boyce, P.C., and Low, S.L.  2012.  Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo XXIV – Two new species of Aridarum from Kalimantan, and notes on the Aridarum Burttii Complex.  Wildenowia, 42: 261–268.
    • Wong, S.Y., Boyce, P.C., and Low, S.L.  2012.  Studies on Schismatoglottideae (Araceae) of Borneo XVII – The Schismtoglottis Hottae Complex, a new informal taxon, and three new species from Sarawak, Malaysia Borneo.  Gardens’ Singapore Bulletin, 64(1): 257–269.
    • Low, S.L., Wong, S.Y., Jamliah, J., and Boyce, P.C.  2011.  Phylogenetic study of the Hottarum Group (Araceae: Schismatoglottideae) utilizing the nuclear ITS region. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 63(1&2): 237–243.
    • Boyce, P.C., Wong, S.Y., Low, S.L., Low, S.E., Ting, A.P.J., Ooi, I.H., and Ng, K.K.  2010.  Araceae of Borneo.  Aroideana, 33: 3–74.