Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 56 - Tyrophagus (Acari: Acaridae) - Contributor notes

Fan, Q-H; Zhang, Z-Q 2007. Tyrophagus (Acari: Astigmata: Acaridae). Fauna of New Zealand 56, 291 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 56. ISBN 978-0-478-09386-5 (print), ). Published 04 Jun 2007

Contributor notes

Contributor Qing-Hai Fan was born in North China and educated in South China, graduating with a PhD in entomology from Fujian Agricultural University in 1996. From 1985 to 2001 he served as an assistant lecturer, lecturer, and associate professor in Fujian Agricultural University. He has been a professor of entomology at Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University since 2002. He has taught courses including Plant Quarantine, Agricultural Entomology, Urban Entomology, and Acarology. From 2001 to 2002, as a visiting scientist in Queensland University, Australia, he worked on Australian mites with Dr David E. Walter. He came to New Zealand in 2003 to study bulb mites with Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang as an acarologist in Landcare Research, and then worked on the devastating honeybee pest, Varroa mite, as a research associate at Massey University. He is the Production Editor of Systematic & Applied Acarology. He has written more than 60 journal papers on the systematics, biology, and control of mites and insects. He published a book on the Australasia and Oceania bulb mites, and a monograph on Raphignathoidea in the Fauna of New Zealand series in collaboration with Dr Zhang. His main interests are the systematics of mites (especially the superfamilies Raphignathoidea, Tetranychoidea, and Acaroidea) and pest management.

Contributor Zhi-Qiang Zhang was born in Shanghai, China and educated at Fudan University (Shanghai), graduating in 1985 with a BSc in Zoology. He began his studies on mite systematics and biology at the Graduate School, Fudan University, in 1985, and then continued his postgraduate studies between 1988 and 1992 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he received his PhD in entomology for research on mite predator-prey ecology. Between 1992 and 1994 he worked as a postdoctoral insect ecologist at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, on biological weed control. From 1994 to 1999 he was the acarologist with CAB International Institute of Entomology based in the Natural History Museum in London. While employed at CAB International he also served as a Technical Officer of the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL from 1998 to 1999. In 1999, he moved to New Zealand and has since been the acarologist for Landcare Research, working on mite systematics and biology in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection. Dr Zhang holds an honorary research fellowship at the Natural History Museum, an adjunct professorship at Fudan University and Hebei Normal University (Shijiazhuang, China), and an honorary professorship at Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Fujian, China). He has published several monographs on mites and more than 150 refereed papers on arthropod systematics, ecology, and pest management. He is the editor and an editorial board member of several international journals of acarology, entomology, and zoology. He is the President of the Systematic & Applied Acarology Society and is also on the Executive Committee of the International Congress of Acarology. In August 2006 he was elected to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature as a commissioner.

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