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Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Researcher
Systematics
Zhi-Qiang Zhang
Phone
+64 9 574 4110
Location
Auckland
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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

  • Li G, Zhang Z. 2020 Sex-specific response to delayed and repeated mating in spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485320000292
  • Liu JF, Zhang ZQ, Beggs JR, Paderes E, Zou X, Wei XY 2020 Lethal and sublethal effects of entomopathogenic fungi on tomato/potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in capsicum. Crop Protection vol 129, March 2020, 105023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.105023
  • Li G, Zhang Z. 2020 Can supplementary food (pollen) modulate the functional response of a generalist predatory mite (Neoseiulus cucumeris) to its prey (Tetranychus urticae)?. BioControl (2020) doi:10.1007/s10526-019-09993-7
  • Li GY, Zhang ZQ 2019 Development, lifespan and reproduction of spider mites exposed to predator-induced stress across generations. Biogerontology  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09835-0
  • Liu JF, Zhang ZQ, Beggs JR, Wei XY 2019. Influence of pathogenic fungi on the life history and predation rate of mites attacking a psyllid pest. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, volume 185, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109585
  • Zhang YX , XChen X, Wang JP, Zhang ZQ, Wei H, Yu,HY, Zheng HK, Chen Y, Zhang LS, Lin JZ, Sun L, Liu DY, Tang J, Lei Y, Li XM & Liu M 2019. Genomic insights into mite phylogeny, fitness, development, and reproduction. BMC Genomics 20, 954; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-6281-1
  • Lee MH, Zhang ZQ 2018. Assessing the augmentation of Amblydromalus limonicus with the supplementation of pollen, thread, and substrates to combat greenhouse whitefly populations. Scientific Reports, 8:12189;  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30018-3
  • Thomson SA, Pyle RL, Ahyong ST, Alonso-Zarazaga M, ....... Zhang Z-Q, Zhou HZ 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology 16(3): e2005075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075
  • Liu J, Beggs J, Zhang ZQ 2018 Population development of the predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus is modulated by habitat dispersion, diet and density of conspecifics. Experimental and Applied Acarology pp, 1-13; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-018-0292-5
  • Xu Y, Huang J, Zhang Z-Q 2017. Two new species of Prolixus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) on Gahnia (Cyperaceae) from New Zealand. Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(10): 1521–1559. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.10.1
  • Prathapan KD, Pethiyagoda R, Bawa KS, Raven PH, Raja PD ...(and 170 not listed)...Zhang ZQ, Zhou HZ 2018. When the cure kills-CBD limits biodiversity research. Science 360: 1045-1046; https//doi.org/10.1126/science.aat9844
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) 2013 Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (2013 Addenda). Zootaxa 3703: 1–82.  Open access
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) 2011 Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (Zootaxa 3148). Magnolia Press, Auckland, 237 pp. Browse full paper via Google Books
  • Zhang, Z.-Q., Hong, X.-Y. & Fan, Q.-H. (eds). 2010. Xin Jie-Liu Centenary: Progress in Chinese Acarology (Zoosymposia 4). Magnolia Press, Auckland, 345 pp.
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. 2010.  Reviving descriptive taxonomy after 250 years: promising signs from a mega-journal in taxonomy. In: Polaszek, A. (ed), Systema Naturae 250—The Linnaean Ark. Taylor & Francis, pp. 95–107.
  • Xue, X.-F. & Zhang, Z.-Q. 2009. Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata) in Southeast Asia: a synopsis of 104 genera, with an illustrated key to genera and checklist of species. Zootaxa 2257, 1–128.
  • Zhang, Z.Q. 2008. Contributing to the progress of descriptive taxonomy.  Zootaxa, 1968: 65–68.
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. & Shear, W.A. (Eds.) 2007. Linnaeus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy. Zootaxa, 1668: 1-766.
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. & Fan, Q.-H. 2007. Allotanaupodidae, a new family of early derivative Parasitengona (Acari: Prostigmata). Zootaxa, 1517: 1-52. (Abstract).
  • Fan, Q.-H. & Zhang, Z.-Q. 2007. Tyrophagus (Acari: Astigmata: Acaridae). Fauna of New Zealand 56. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 291 pp. (full text for open access via the link to title)
  • Fan, Q.-H. & Zhang, Z.-Q. 2005. Raphignathoidea (Acari: Prostigmata). Fauna of New Zealand Number 52. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 400 pp. 
  • Fan, Q.-H. & Zhang, Z.-Q. 2004. Revision of Rhizoglyphus Claparède (Acari: Acaridae) of Australasia and Oceania. Systematic & Applied Acarology Society, London. 374 pp. (full text for open access via the link to title)
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. 2003. Mites of Greenhouses: Identification, Biology and Control. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK , xii + 244 pp.  View selected pages from Google Books

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Qualifications

Cornell
PhD Entomology
1993

Fudan
BSc Zoology
1985

Publications

Liu JF, Zhang ZQ, Beggs JR, Paderes E, Zou X, Wei XY 2020. Lethal and sublethal effects of entomopathogenic fungi on tomato/potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in capsicum. Crop Protection 129. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000509629000005

Han X, Zhang ZQ 2019. A new genus and three new species of eriophyoid mites from New Zealand Coprosma (Rubiaceae). Zootaxa 4550(1): 101-114. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000456360000004

Zhang YX, Chen X, Wang JP, Zhang ZQ, Wei H, Yu HY, Zheng HK, Chen Y, Zhang LS, Lin JZ, Sun L, Liu DY, Tang J, Lei Y, Li XM, Liu M 2019. Genomic insights into mite phylogeny, fitness, development, and reproduction. Bmc Genomics 20(1). <Go to ISI>://WOS:000508018900003

Liu JF, Zhang ZQ, Beggs JR, Zou X 2019. Provisioning predatory mites with entomopathogenic fungi or pollen improves biological control of a greenhouse psyllid pest. Pest Management Science 75(12): 3200-3209. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000494686900010

Liu JF, Zhang ZQ, Beggs JR, Wei XY 2019. Influence of pathogenic fungi on the life history and predation rate of mites attacking a psyllid pest. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 183. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000487178000042

Ma M, Fan QH, Zhang ZQ 2019. Amblyseiinae of New Zealand (Acari: Phytoseiidae): redescriptions, rediscoveries, new records, new combinations and keys to species. Zootaxa 4658(2): 201-222. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000482550000001

Liu D, Zhang ZQ 2019. Hoplophthiracarus sidorchukae sp. nov. (Acari, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae) from the North Island, New Zealand. Zootaxa 4647(1): 226-230. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000477718500013

Zhang Z-Q 2018. Systematic & Applied Acarology in 2017: new milestones. Systematic & Applied Acarology 23(1): 196–198. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.1.15

Wei X, Zhang Z-Q 2018. Responses of Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acaride) to odour associated with its predator Neoseiulus cucumeris (Phytoseiidae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 23(2): 401–403. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.2.16

Thomson SA, Pyle RL, Ahyong ST, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Zhang Z-Q, et al. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology 16(3): e2005075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075

Xie LX, Yan Y, Zhang ZQ 2018. Development, survival and reproduction of Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Acari: Laelapidae) on four diets. Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(4): 779-794. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000431408200016

Ma M, Fan QH, Zhang ZQ 2018. Ontogenetic changes in the morphology of Eharius chergui (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Zootaxa 4540(1): 23-39. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000454416800003

Xu Y, Zhang FP, Zhang ZQ 2018. Description of a new species of Prolixus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Austroderia splendens (Poaceae) in New Zealand, with discussion of its ontogenetic patterns in chaetotaxy. Zootaxa 4540(1): 158-177. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000454416800009

Liu J-F, Zhang Z-Q 2017. Development, survival and reproduction of a New Zealand strain of Amblydromalus limonicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Typha orientalis pollen, Ephestia kuehniella eggs, and an artificial diet. International Journal of Acarology 43(2): 153–159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2016.1273972

Zhang Z-Q 2017. Species names based on photographs: debate closed. Zootaxa 4269(4): 451–452. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4269.4.1

Zhang Z-Q 2017. Recent trends in four major journals in acarology: size and impact. Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(6): 895–896. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.6.13

Zhang Z-Q 2017. Eriophyoidea and allies: where do they belong? Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(8): 1091–1095. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.8.1

Patel K, Zhang Z-Q 2017. Prey preference and reproduction of predatory mites, Amblybromalus limonicus and Neoseiulus cucumeris, on eggs and 1st instar nymphs of the tomato/potato psyllid. International Journal of Acarology 43(6): 468–474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2017.1349177

Yi T, Zhang Z-Q 2017. A new species of Sonotetranychus (Acariformes: Tetranychidae) from China. Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(9): 1378–1384. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.9.5

Xu Y, Huang J, Zhang Z-Q 2017. Two new species of Prolixus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) on Gahnia (Cyperaceae) from New Zealand. Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(10): 1521–1559. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.10.1

Liu J-F, Wei X-Y, Li G-Y, Zhang Z-Q 2017. Where are primary type specimens of new mite species deposited? Zootaxa 4363(1): 1–54. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4363.1.1

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

Zhang Z-Q 2016. The rise of Systematic & Applied Acarology during its second decade. Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(1): 146. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.1.10

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

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

Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Review of the genus Austrophthiracarus (Acari, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae) with a description of a new species from Australia, a key to known species of the Australian Region and a world checklist. International Journal of Acarology 42(1): 41–55. http://doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2015.1109709

Liu J-F, Zhang Z-Q 2016. Effects of short-term exposure to low temperature on survival, development and reproduction of banana-associated Oulenziella bakeri (Acari: Winterschmidtiidae). Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(8): 1078–1086. http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.8.8

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

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

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

Zhang Z-Q 2015. New development and scope for Systematic & Applied Acarology. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(1): 153–154. http://biotaxa.org/saa/article/view/saa.20.1.14

Liu D, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Three new species of the genus Notophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae), with an updated key to its known species in New Zealand. International Journal of Acarology 41(3): 232–240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2015.1017533

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

Han X, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Disella rebeeveri (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae): new distribution and host records. Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(2): 220. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.2.8

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

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

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

Kar F, Lin S, Zhang Z-Q 2015. Neocypholaelaps novaehollandiae Evans (Acari: Ameroseiidae) rediscovered: experiments on its life history and behaviour. New Zealand Entomologist 38(2): 126–133. http://doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2015.1043043

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

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

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

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

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

Zhang Z-Q 2014. Electronic publication in zoological nomenclature and taxonomy: problems, responses and solutions. Zootaxa 3779(1): 1–2. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3779.1.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Memberships

  • 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
  • Chief Editor, Zoosymposia
  • Chief Editor, Fauna of New Zealand, Fauna of New Zealand
  • Visiting Professor, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China
  • Managing editor, Bionomina
  • Visiting Professor, Northwest A&F University