Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Zhi-Qiang Zhang
Position: Researcher
Team: Systematics
Location: Auckland
Private Bag 92170
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
Phone: +64 9 574 4110
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Roles

Interests

  • Diversity, systematics and evolution of invertebrates, especially mites (see Acari systematics research at NZAC)
  • Behavioral and population ecology of predator-prey and parasite-host interaction
  • Ecology of invasive species and biocontrol-based pest management 
  • Life history evolution, especially effects of sexual reproduction and diet on life span
  • Biodiversity informatics (see initiative Biotaxa.org)

Recent publications

Selected from a total of over 300 since 1987; see more papers and citations to papers: GoogleScholar

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Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Cornell
    PhD Entomology
    1993
  • Fudan
    BSc Zoology
    1985

Publications

Publications

  • Fan Q-H, Zhang Z-Q, Brown R, France S, Bennett S 2016. New Zealand Pneumolaelaps (Acari: Laelapidae): description of a new species, key to species and notes on biology. Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(1): 119-138. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.1.8 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Phthiracarus species (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) from New Zealand, with description of a new species, redescription of Phthiracarus pellucidus and a key to 19 described species from the Australian Region. Journal of Natural History 50(23-24): 1463-1472. http://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2016.1145275 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Han X, Hong X-Y, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Identification of Aceria genistae species complex (Acari: Eriophyidae) from broom, gorse and related plants (Fabaceae: Genisteae) in western US and a new record of Aculops hussongi. Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(11): 1525-1533. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.11.8 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Li G, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Some factors affecting the development, survival and prey consumption of Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae) feeding on Tetranychus urticae eggs (Acari: Tetranychidae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(5): 555-566. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.5.1 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Lee MH, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Habitat structure and its influence on populations of Amblydromalus limonicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(10): 1361-1378. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.10.7 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Xue X-F, Han X, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Correct identification and biosecurity decision-making: two species instead of one in Aceria genistae complex (Acari: Eriophyidae) in New Zealand. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(1): 71-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.1.8 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Zhang Y-X, Sun L, Lin G-Y, Lin J-Z, Chen X, Ji J, Zhang Z-Q, Saito Y 2015. A novel use of predatory mites for dissemination of fungal pathogen for insect biocontrol: the case of Amblyseius swirskii and Neoseiulus cucumeris (Phytoseiidae) as vectors of Beauveria bassiana against Diaphorina citri. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(2): 177-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.2.4 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2015. New Zealand Austrophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae): three new species from North Island and offshore islands. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(3): 263-272. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.3.4 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Fan Q-H, George S, Li D-M, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Establishment of Oulenziella gen. nov. for Oulenzia bakeri (Hughes, 1962) (Acari: Winterschmidtiidae). Zootaxa 3949(2): 191-202. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3949.2.2 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Amblydromalus limonicus: a “new association” predatory mite against an invasive psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in New Zealand. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(4): 375-382. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.4.3 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2015. Defragmentation of journals enhances access and collaboration: commentary on the occasion of Zootaxa 4,000. Zootaxa 4000(5): 596-600. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4000.5.9 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Two new species of the family Phthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) from New Zealand, including keys to all species of Plonaphacarus and Arphthicarus of the Australian region. International Journal of Acarology 41(7): 584-589. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2015.1084045 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Two new peculiar ptyctimous mites (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) from the Australian region, with a key to 54 described species of Notophthiracarus Ramsay in Australia. Austral Entomology 53(2): 159-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aen.12066 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Redescription of Austrotritia lebronneci (Oribotritiidae) and descriptions of two new species of Euphthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) from Australian Region. International Journal of Acarology 40(1): 43-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2013.874497 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2014. Sustaining the development of world’s foremost journal in biodiversity discovery and inventory: Zootaxa editors and their contributions. Zootaxa 3753(6): 597-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3753.6.6 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2014. Continued growth of Systematic and Applied Acarology, and hot spots and shelf life of new species in 2013. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(1): 110-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.1.9 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Three new species of the genus Austrophthiracarus from New Zealand (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae). Zootaxa 3780(3): 585-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3780.3.10 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Two new species of phthiracarid mites (Acari, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae) from Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Acarology 40(3): 247-253. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2014.901991 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2014. Acarological publications in the last 150 years: historical trends and an assessment of current journals. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(2): 250-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.16 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Three new species of the genus Notophthiracarus from New Zealand (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(2): 189-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.9 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Tenuipalpus mansoniculus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) of Australia: redescription of the holotype. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(3): 322-328. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.3.6 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Ye S-S, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Age and size at maturity in Tyrophagus curvipenis (Acari: Acaridae) when fed on three different diets. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(4): 506-512. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.4.14 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2014. Prolixus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) newly recorded from New Zealand: a new species from Cyperaceae and its ontogenetic patterns in chaetotaxy. Zootaxa 3900(1): 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3900.1.1 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2013. New Zealand Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Trombidiformes): a new species of Acaricis from Cyperaceae and its ontogenetic patterns in chaetotaxy. Systematic & Applied Acarology 18(4): 357-388. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.4.6 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Xu X, Wang B, Wang E, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Comments on the identity of Neoseiulus californicus sensu lato (Acari: Phytoseiidae) with a redescription of this species from southern China. Systematic & Applied Acarology 18(4): 329-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.4.3 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Atropacarus (Atropacarus) niedbalai sp. nov., an extreme case of neotrichy in oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae). International Journal of Acarology 39(6): 507-512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2013.837960 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Xu Y, Fan Q-H, Zhang Z-Q 2013. A new species of Ultratenuipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Cook Islands, with a key to the known species. Zootaxa 3731(2): 223-233. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3731.2.3 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Yi T-C, Zhang Z-Q 2013. A new species of the genus Sonotetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae) from New Zealand. Zootaxa 3721(4): 334-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3721.4.2 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Two new species of the genus Phrathicarus from New Zealand (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 18(3): 233-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.3.5 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Yi T-C, Fan Q-H, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Ontogenetic development and redescription of Tribolonychus collyerae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Zootaxa 3721(4): 301-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3721.4.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Costello MJ, Michener WK, Gahegan M, Zhang Z-Q, Bourne P 2013. Biodiversity data should be published, cited, and peer reviewed. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28(8): 454-461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2013.05.002 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2013. Phylum Arthropoda. In: Zhang Z-Q ed. Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (addenda 2013). Zootaxa ; 3703. Auckland, Magnolia Press. Pp. 17-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.6 (Book Section, 2013)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2013. Animal biodiversity: an update of classification and diversity in 2013. In: Zhang Z-Q ed. Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (addenda 2013). Zootaxa ; 3703. Auckland, Magnolia Press. Pp. 5-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.3 (Book Section, 2013)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2013. New Zealand species of Oribotritia (Acari: Oribatida: Oribotritiidae): descriptions of two new species and a key to eight species. Systematic & applied acarology 18(2): 153-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.2.8 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2013. The genus Notophthiracarus of New Zealand (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae): three new species and a key to 24 described species. Zootaxa 3682(2): 392-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646%2Fzootaxa.3682.2.11 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Two new species of Austrophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) from New Zealand. Zootaxa 3682(2): 385-391. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3682.2.10 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Zhang Z-Q, Esser H-J, Christenhusz MJM 2013. Phytotaxa 100: The rise of a major journal in systematic and taxonomic botany. Phytotaxa 100(1): 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.100.1.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Liu D, Yi T-C, Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Hotspots of new species discovery: new mite species described during 2007 to 2012. Zootaxa ; 3663. Auckland, N.Z., Magnolia Press. 102 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3663.1.1 (Book, 2013)
  • Liu D, Yi T-C, Xu Y, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Hotspots of new species discovery: new mite species described during 2007 to 2012. Zootaxa ; 3663. Auckland, N.Z., Magnolia Press. 102 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3663.1.1 (Book, 2013)
  • Palevsky E, Gerson U, Zhang Z-Q 2013. Can exotic phytoseiids be considered 'benevolent invaders' in perennial cropping systems? Experimental and applied acarology 59(1-2): 11-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-012-9575-4 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Zhang Z-Q, Henderson RC 2013. Tuckerella japonica (Acari: Tuckerellidae) in China and New Zealand: new data and an alternative hypothesis for its route of invasion. Systematic & Applied Acarology 18(1): 99-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.18.1.11 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Adar E, Inbar M, Gal S, Doron N, Zhang Z-Q, Palevsky E 2012. Plant-feeding and non-plant feeding phytoseiids: differences in behavior and cheliceral morphology. Experimental & applied acarology 58(4): 341-57. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Miller J, Dikow T, Agosti D, Sautter G, Catapano T, Penev L, Zhang Z-Q, Pentcheff D, Pyle R, Blum S, Parr C, Freeland C, Garnett T, Ford LS, Muller B, Smith L, Strader G, Georgiev T, Benichou L 2012. From taxonomic literature to cybertaxonomic content. BMC biology 10: 87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-10-87 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2012. Neotropacarus bakeri (Collyer, 1967) rediscovered (Sarcoptiformes: Acaridae). Systematic & applied acarology 17(3): 242. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2012. Describing undiscovered insect diversity: an introduction to collected papers describing 150 new taxa. Zootaxa 3478: 7-10. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2012. A new era in zoological nomenclature and taxonomy: ICZN accepts e-publication and launches ZooBank. Zootaxa 3450: 8. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Zhang Z-Q 2012. New Zealand records of Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Carpoglyphidae). Systematic & applied acarology 17(2): 239-240. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Martin NA, Zhang ZQ 2011. Extended distribution and host plants of Nameriophyes sapidae Xue & Zhang 2008 (Acari: Eriophyidae) in New Zealand. Zootaxa 2796: 67-68. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Zhang Z-Q ed. 2011. Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Auckland, Magnolia Press. 237 p. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2011/3148.html (Edited Book, 2011)
  • Dubois A, Minelli A, Zhang Z-Q 2011. Recommendations about nomenclature for papers submitted to Zootaxa. Zootaxa 2943: 58-62. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02943p062.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member, Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica
  • President, Systematic & Applied Acarology Society, London, UK
  • Chief Editor, ZOOTAXA
  • Honorary Professor, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou, China
  • Editorial Board Member, Experimental & Applied Acarology
  • Editor-in-Chief, Systematic & Applied Acarology
  • Editorial Board Member, Oriental Insects
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University, China
  • Guest Professor, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Fuzhou
  • Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
  • Vice Director, Editorial Committee, Entomotaxonomia
  • Editorial board member, Acarologia
  • Chief Editor, Zoosymposia
  • Member, Top 10 New Species International Committee
  • Editor, Fauna of New Zealand, Fauna of New Zealand
  • Visiting Professor, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China
  • Member, Advisory board, Journal of Insect Science
  • Managing editor, Bionomina
  • Council Member, Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Databases
  • Visiting Professor, Northwest A&F University

Skills

Skills

  • Acarology
  • Arthropod predator-prey relationship
  • Biological control
  • Systematics and biology of mites
  • Scientific editing and publishing
  • Pest Control Ecology
  • Arthropod Collection