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Xue Huaijun
XUE, Huai-Jun
+86-10-64807237  /  +86-10-64807099
xue@ioz.ac.cn, tirerr@126.com
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Group of Morphology and Evolution of Beetles    中文

Jan 2010 – Present: Associate professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
May 2008 – Jun 2009: Visiting scholar/Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, with Prof. Olle Pellmyr
Jun 2007 – Dec 2009: Assistant professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jul 2004 – Jun 2007: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with Prof. Xing-Ke Yang
Sep 2001 – Jul 2004: Ph.D. in Entomology, Department of Biology, Nankai University
Sep 1998 – Jul 2001: MS in Entomology, Department of Biology, Nankai University
Sep 1994 – Jul 1998: Department of Forest Protection, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry

Research Interests:

I am interested in the studies on adaptive evolution and speciation mainly based on behavioural, molecular and chemo-ecological methods.

Awards and Honors:

2013, Chou Io Reward for Entomological Taxonomist Award
2011, the 5th Youth Sci-Tech Award of the Entomological Society of China
2008, Scholarship for postdoctoral scholars studying abroad, form China Scholarship Council

Research Grants:
  1. Gene mapping, QTLs analyses and the impact of host plant related genes on ecological speciation of Altica flea beetles (PI, 2013.01–2016.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 31272302)
  2. Impacts of host specialization on reproductive isolation and speciation in phytophagous insects (PI, 2011.01–2013.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 31071951)
  3. The chemical-ecological basis of pre-mating isolation between two closely related specialists (PI, 2011.01–2013.12, grant from CAS, Grant No. KSCX2-EW-J-2)
  4. The relationship and gene flow among three sympatric closely related flea beetles (PI, 2010.01–2011.12, grant from the Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant No. O529YX5105)
  5. Study on the cannibalistic behavior and its mechanism in a herbivorous leaf beetle (PI, 2007.01–2007.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 30600061)
  6. Insect-plant co-evolution: interactions between Helicoverpa, Altica and their host plants (One of the primary participants, 2004.01–2007.12, Key Project from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 30330100)
Selected Publications:
  1. Zhang B, Xue HJ*, Song KQ, Liu J, Li WZ, Nie RE, Yang XK*. 2014. Male mate recognition via cuticular hydrocarbons facilitates sexual isolation between sympatric leaf beetle sister species. Journal of Insect Physiology (in press)
  2. Song KQ, Xue HJ, Beutel RG, Bai M, Bian DJ, Liu J, Ruan YY, Li WZ, Jia FL*, Yang XK*. 2014. Habitat-dependent diversification and parallel molecular evolution - water scavenger beetles as a case study. Current Zoology (in press)
  3. Xue HJ, Li WZ, Yang XK*. 2014. Assortative mating between two sympatric closely-related specialists: inferred from molecular phylogenetic analysis and behavioral data. Scientific Reports 4: 5436. DOI: 10.1038/srep05436.
  4. Nie RE, Zhou DK, Xue HJ, Yang XK*. 2013. Notes on black elytron species of Pyrrhalta Joannis and the description of a new species from China (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae). Zookeys 289: 41–56.
  5. Li YL, Xue HJ, Hu CX, Yang XK*. 2013. Comparative study of gut cellulase activity in four herbivorous beetles. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 49: 161–168 (in Chinese).
  6. Nie RE, Xue HJ, Hua Y, Yang XK*, Vogler AP*. 2012. Distinct species or colour polymorphism? Life history, morphology and sequence data separate two Pyrrhalta elm beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Systematics and Biodiversity 10: 133–146 (Cover paper).
  7. Xue HJ,Li WZ, Nie RE, Yang XK*. 2011. Recent speciation in three closely related sympatric specialists: inferences using multi-locus sequence, post-mating isolation and endosymbiont data. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27834.
  8. Drummond CS#, Xue HJ#, Yoder JB, Pellmyr O. 2010. Host–associated divergence and incipient speciation in the yucca moth Prodoxus coloradensis (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) on three species of host plants. Heredity 105: 183–196.
  9. Xue HJ, Yang XK*. 2010.Species catalogue of Pyrrhalta Joannis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) of the world. Entomotaxonomia 32 (Suppl.): 119–136.
  10. Xue HJ, Magalhães S, Li WZ, Yang XK*. 2009. Reproductive barriers between two sympatric beetle species specialized on different host plants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2258–2266.
  11. Xue HJ, Li WZ, Yang XK*. 2009. Genetic analysis of feeding preference in two related species of Altica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae). Ecological Entomology 34: 74–80.
  12. Xue HJ, Yang XK*. 2008. Common volatiles are major attractants for neonate larvae of the specialist flea beetle Altica koreana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Naturwissenschaften 95: 639–645.
  13. Xue HJ, Bu WJ*. 2008. Cuticular morphology of areas surrounding dorsal abdominal scent gland openings in 5th-instar nymphs of Lygaeoidea (Insecta: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha) and the significance in taxonomy and phylogeny. Journal of Natural History 42: 35–58.
  14. Xue HJ, Li WZ, Yang XK*. 2008. Cannibalistic behavior in unsocial herbivorous insects and its mechanism. Acta Entomologica Sinica 51: 876–882 (in Chinese).
  15. Zhang LJ, Xue HJ, Yang XK*. 2008. Comparative study of the egg morphology of seven Altica species.Chinese Bulletin of Entomology 45: 303–305 (in Chinese).
  16. Xue HJ, Egas M, Yang XK*. 2007. Development of a positive preference-performance relationship in an oligophagous beetle: adaptive learning? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 125: 119–124.
  17. Xue HJ, Yang XK*. 2007. Host plant use in sympatric closely related flea beetles. Environmental Entomology 36: 468–474.
  18. Xue HJ, Bu WJ*. 2007. Cuticular fine structures of 5th instar nymph and adult of Ischnodemus caspius Jakovlev (Insecta: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Blissidae). Entomologica Fennica18: 218–225.
  19. Xue HJ, Wang SY, Li WZ, Zhang XZ, Yang XK*. 2007. Bionomics of Altica fragariae. Chinese Bulletin of Entomology 44: 69–73 (in Chinese).
  20. Zhai ZZ, Xue HJ, Wang SY, Yang XK*. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the sympatric species of Altica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) with references to their host plant relationship. Acta Zootaxonomic Sinica 32: 137–142 (in Chinese).
  21. Xue HJ, Bu WJ*. 2005. Notes on 5th instar nymphs of two species of Phaenacantha Horváth (Heteroptera: Colobathristidae). Entomologica Fennica 16: 109–116.
  22. Xue HJ, Bu WJ*. 2004. A new species from China and notes on the 5th instar of the genus Chauliops Scott (Heteroptera, Malcidae, Chauliopinae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 29: 121–125.
  23. Xue HJ, Bu WJ*. 2004. Descriptions of the immature stages of three ozophorine species (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Rhyparochrominae: Ozophorini) from China. Entomotaxonomia 26: 264–271.
  24. Xue HJ, Liu GQ*. 2002. New species of Genus Coptosoma Laporte (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) from China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 27: 750–755.
  25. Xue HJ, Liu GQ*. 2002. On the genus Ponsilasia Heinze (Hemiptera: Plataspidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 27: 96100 (in Chinese).
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