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    XIAO Zhishu
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    The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China

    2014.1 - Present, Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    2006.4 - 2013.12, Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    2003.7-2006.3, Assistant Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    2000.9-2003.6, PhD, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    1997.9-2000.8 MS, Hunan Agricultural University, Hunan Province
    1994.7-1994.8, Lecturer, Taojiang Middle School, Hunan Province
    1991.9-1994.6, Department of Biology, Haihua Teachers’ College, Hunan Province

    Research Interest:
    Animal Behavior, Animal-Plant Interactions, Integrative Pest Management and Biodiversity Conservation.

    1. Foraging behavior (scatter-hoarding) by rodents (squirrels)
    2. Ecology and evolution of multiple-species interactions (seed predation and seed dispersal)
    3. Anthropogenic impacts (forest fragmentation) on forest dynamics and biodiversity conservation based on plant-animal interactions and food web ecology
    4. Integrative pest management (rodents)
    5. Predator-prey interactions and biodiversity conservation based on wildlife camera trapping monitoring network in China (CameraData, http://cameradata.ioz.ac.cn )

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    Selected Publication:
    1. Xiao Z-S*, Xiangcheng Mi, Marcel Holyoak, Wenhua Xie, Ke Cao, Xifu Yang, Xiaoqun Huang, Charles J. Krebs. 2017. Seed-predator satiation and Janzen-Connell effects vary with spatial scales for seed-feeding insects. Annals of Botany, 119: 109-116.
    2. Xiao Z-S*, Zhang Z-B. 2016. Contrasting patterns of short-term indirect seed-seed interactions mediated by scatter-hoarding rodents. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85, 1370–1377.
    3. Xiao ZS*, Krebs C. 2015. Modeling the costs and benefits of seed scatterhoarding to plants. Ecosphere, 6(4): e53..
    4. Xiao Z-S*, Zhang Z-B, Krebs CJ. 2015. Seed size and number make contrasting predictions on seed survival and dispersal dynamics: A case study from oil tea Camellia oleifera. Forest Ecology and Management, 343:1-8.
    5. Xiao Z-S, Gao X, Zhang Z-B*. 2013. The combined effects of seed perishability and seed size on hoarding decisions by Pére David's Rock squirrels. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67:1067-1075.
    6. Xiao Z-S, Gao X, Zhang Z-B*. 2013. Sensitivity to seed germination by scatter-hoarding Pére David's rock squirrels during mast and non-mast years. Ethology, 119:472-479.
    7. Xiao Z-S, Zhang Z-B*, Krebs CJ. 2013. Long-term seed survival and dispersal dynamics in a rodent-dispersed tree: Testing the predator satiation hypothesis and the predator dispersal hypothesis. Journal of Ecology, 101: 1256–1264.
    8. Xiao Z-S, Zhang Z-B*. 2012. Behavioural responses to acorn germination by tree squirrels in an old forest where white oaks have long been extirpated. Animal Behaviour 83, 945-951.
    9. Xiao Z-S, Gao X, Steele M, Zhang Z-B*. 2010. Frequency-dependent selection by tree squirrels: adaptive escape of nondormant white oaks. Behavioral Ecology 21: 169-175.
    10. Xiao Z-S, Gao X, Jiang M-M, Zhang Z-B*. 2009. Behavioral adaptation of Pallas’s squirrels to germination schedule and tannins in acorns. Behavioral Ecology, 20: 1050–1055.
    11. Xiao Z-S, Chang G, Zhang Z-B*. 2008. Testing the high-tannin hypothesis with scatter-hoarding rodents: experimental and field evidence. Animal Behaviour, 75: 1235-1241.
    12. Xiao Z-S, Harris M, Zhang Z-B*. 2007. Acorn defenses to herbivory from insects: implications for the joint evolution of resistance, tolerance and escape. Forest Ecology and Management, 238: 302-308.
    13. Xiao Z-S, Jansen PA, Zhang Z-B*. 2006. Using seed-tagging methods for assessing post-dispersal seed fates in rodent-dispersed trees. Forest Ecology and Management, 223: 18-23.
    14. Xiao Z-S, Zhang Z-B*, Wang Y-S. 2004. Dispersal and germination of big and small nuts of Quercus serrata in a subtropical broad-leaved evergreen forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 195: 141-150.