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

  • Ma M, Fan Q-H, Zhang Z-Q. Morphological ontogeny of Amblydromalus limonicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(9): 1741-1765; http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.9.3 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.4.16 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Zhang ZQ 2018 Recognizing high impact in acarological research. Systematic and Applied Acaraology 23(7): 1494-1496; http://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.7.16 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Li GY, Zhang ZQ 2018 Does size matter? Fecundity and longevity of spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) in relation to mating and food availability. Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(9): 1796-1808; http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.9.6 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 76(1): 109-121; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-018-0292-5 (Journal Article, 2018)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • 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)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • 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)
  • 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 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. 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 (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)
  • Zhang Z-Q, Christenhusz MJM, Esser H-J, Chase MW, Vorontsova MS, Lindon H, Monro A, Lumbsch HT 2014. The making of world’s largest journal in systematic botany. Phytotaxa 191(1): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.191.1.1 (Journal Article, 2014)

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
  • Chief 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