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Prof. Zhang Runzhi
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Prof. Zhang Runzhi

ZHANG, Run-Zhi
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Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Identification & Management of Invasive Alien Species    中文
Born in Jun. 1965, Leting County of Hebei Province. Professor. Tutor of Ph.D. students. Leader of research group of Identification & Management of Invasive Alien Species(IMIAS) , Institute of Zoology.

1985, Beijing Forestry University, Forest Diseases and Insect Pests Management, Bachelor Degree.
1988, Beijing Forestry University, Forest Entomology, Master Degree.
1996, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, entomology, Ph. Degree.
1999.07-1999.12, Wageningen University, Netherlands, Senior visiting scholar.
2003.01-2003.03, Michigan State University, USA, Senior visiting scholar.
1988.08-present, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor.

Innovatively proposed a new idea of pest control together with Zhang Guangxue academician “Mutualistic Plant Protection”, which means plant should be and can be used as biology control factors, and developed and enriched the theory of plant protection. Directed and created ecological management model that utilizing the cotton field edge alfalfa as natural enemy reproduction bank to control cotton aphid, which significantly reduced pesticide pollution. I researched integrated control technology of invasion pest Colorado Potato Beetle to provide technical support of protecting the national potato production safety. Independently and cooperatively  published 121 new species such as Hylobitelus xiaoi Zhang. Won two second prizes of National Science and Technology progress Award (both rank the the first ), and four prizes of provincial departmental science and technology achievement award. Published more than 200 academic papers (37 indexed by SCI ), and 11 monographs and translations. 3 patents for invention and for utility model.
Seventeen Ph.D students (1 foreign student) and eight M.S students graduated. Seven postgraduate students study for Ph.D. and M.S.
Research Interests:
Systematics of Coleoptera Curculionidae and identification, warning, quarantine and integrated management of alien invasive insect.
Awards and Honors:
New Century Talents Project National Level candidates. Winner of the National Outstanding Youth Foundation. Special Governmental Subsidy of the State Council. Winner of Outstanding Science Technology Achievement Awards, CAS. National outstanding scientific and technological workers. Youth Science and Technology Award. Young Scientist Award, CAS. The Mao Yisheng Youth Science and Technology Award.
Professional Activities:
Experts of "863 Project" of Department of Science and Technology. Scientific committee member of the Ministry of Agriculture (China). Member of evaluation committees of national plant quarantine pest. Standing committee member, Under-Secretary-General, Chairman of popular science work Committee of Chinese Society of Entomology. Vice chairman of the Beijing Entomological Society. Member of editorial board of ‘Journal of Plant Protection’, ‘Chinese Journal of Biological Control’, ‘Chinese bulletin of Entomology’, ‘Journal of Environmental Entomology’, ‘Journal of Biosafety’, and ‘Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology”.
Research Grants:
  • Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest, 200903042, Monitoring and control technologies of invasive species codling moth Cydia pomonella 2009-2013
  • General Program of National Natural Science Funds, 31172130, Identification and potential distribution of Quarantine weevils in China, 2012-2015
  • Major program of International Cooperation and Exchanges NSFC, 31210103909, Research of world potential invasive weevils, 2013-2017
Selected Publications:
  1. Huang D, Zhang R*, Kim KC, Suarez AV. Spatial Pattern and Determinants of the First Detection Locations of Invasive Alien Species in Mainland China. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7(2): e31734
  2. Dong Z K, Gao F J, Zhang R*. Use of ryegrass strips to enhance biological control of aphids by ladybirds in wheat fields. Insect Science, 2012, 19:529-534
  3. Liu N, Li Y, Zhang R*. Invasion of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, in China: dispersal, occurrence, and economic impact. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2012, 143: 207–217
  4. Huang D, Haack R A, Zhang R*. Does Global Warming Increase Establishment Rates of Invasive Alien Species? A Centurial Time Series Analysis. PLoS ONE 2011, 6(9): e24733
  5. Su Z, Zhang R* and Qiu J. Decline in the diversity of willow trunk-dwelling weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) as a result of urban expansion in Beijing, China. J. Insect Conserv., 2011, 15:367–377
  6. Huang D, Su Z, Zhang R* and Koh L.P. Degree of urbanization influences the persistence of Dorytomus weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidae) in Beijing, China. Landscape Urban Plan. 2010, 96: 163-171
  7. Wang Y, Watson G W and Zhang R*. The potential distribution of an invasive mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis and its threat to cotton in Asia. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2010, 12: 403-416
  8. Wang S, Michaud J P, Zhang R* et al. Seasonal cycles of assortative mating and reproductive behaviour in polymorphic populations of Harmonia axyridis in China. Ecol. Entomol., 2009, 34, 483–494
  9. Huang J, Youshitake H, Zhang R* et al. 2008, A new species of Augustinus Korotyaev from China, with a key to the species groups of the genus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae). Zootaxa, 1871: 63-68
  10. Zhang R, Li Y, Liu N et al. 2007, An overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in mainland China. Florida Entomol., 90(4): 723-731
  11. Lu X, Zhang R* and Langor D W. 2007 Two new species of Pissodes (Coleoperta: Curculionidae) from China with notes on Palearctic species. Can. Entomol., 139: 179-188
  12. Ren L, Alonso-Zarazaga M A and Zhang R*. 2007, Review of the Chinese Hyperomias Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 1562: 1 – 42
  13. Zhang R, Ren L, Wang C et al. 2004, Cotton aphid predators on alfalfa and their impacts on cotton aphid abundance. Appl. Entomol. Zool., 39(2): 235-241
  14. Zhang R, Liang H, Ren L et al. Induced life cycle transition from holocycly to anholocycly of the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae). Science in China (Series C), 2001, 44(1): 1~7
  15. Zhang R, Liang H, Tian C. The biological mechanism of controlling cotton aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) by the marginal alfalfa zone surrounding cotton field. 2000, Chinese Science Bulletin, 45(4): 355~357

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