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Name:
KANG, Le
Subject:
Ecology
Tel/Fax:
+86-10-64807219  /  +86-10-64807099
E-mail:
lkang@ioz.ac.cn
Address:
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
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Eco-genomics and Adaptation Group      
Resume:

Dr. Kang serves as Chairman of scientific advisory committee in State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Insect & Rodent Pests, Institute of Zoology. He is a president of Beijing Institutes of Life Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and courtesy professor of the University of Nebraska. He serves as editor-in-chief of the international journal Insect Science, editorial board member of the Journal of Insect Physiology, and Council member of International Congress of Entomology.

Research Interests:
We are very interested in insect adaptation from molecular, cellular to organism and population levels by using molecular biological and genomic methods. We have three research aspects, covering ieco-genomics, cold tolerance, and chemical ecology and behavior of insects, especially the locust and leafminers as model system. About 90 research papers were published in international peer-review journals, including the well-known journals: PNAS, Annual Review of Entomology, Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society(B), Genome Biology, Global Change Biology , PLoS One, Evolution, Insect Molecular Biology etc.

Awards and Honors:

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Selected Publications:

Top 10 papers by journal impact factor

  1. Cease, AJ, Elser, JJ, Ford, CF, Hao, S., Kang*, L, Harrison*, JF. 2012. Heavy livestock grazing promotes locust outbreaks by lowering plant nitrogen content. Science, 335, 467-469.(IF=31.201)
  2. Kang*, L., Chen, B., Wei, J.N. and Liu, T.X., 2009. Roles of Thermal Adaptation and Chemical Ecology in Liriomyza Distribution and Control. Annual Review of Entomology, 54:127-145.(IF=13.589)
  3. Wang, X.H., Kang*, L. 2014. Molecular mechanisms of phase change in locusts. Annual Review of Entomology, 59:225-43. (IF=13.589)
  4. Wang, X.H. ①, Fang X.D. ①, Yang P.C. ①, Jiang X.T. ①, Jiang F. ①, Zhao D.J., Li B., Cui F., Wei J.N., Ma C., Wang Y.D., He J., Luo Y., Wang Z.F., Guo X.J., Guo W., Wang X., Zhang Y., Yang M.L., Hao S.G., Chen B., Ma Z.Y., Yu D., Xiong Z., Zhu Y., Fan D., Han L., Wang B., Chen Y., Wang J., Yang L., Zhao W., Feng Y., Chen G., Lian J., Li Q., Huang Z., Yao X., Lv N., Zhang G., Li Y., Wang J., Wang J., Zhu B. Kang* L., 2014. Locust genome sequence provides insight into swarm formation and long-distance flight. Nature Communications, 10.1038/ncomms3957. (IF= 10.015)
  5. Kang*, L., Chen, X.Y., Zhou, Y., Zheng, W., Li R.Q., Wang, J. and Yu, J. 2004. The analysis of large-scale gene expression correlated to the phase changes of the migratory locust.Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 101: 17611-17615. (IF=9.681)
  6. Ma, ZY, Guo, XJ, Guo, W, Wang, XH, Kang*, L. 2011. Modulation of behavioral phase changes of the migratory locust by the catecholamine metabolic pathway. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA), 108: 3882-3887. (IF=9.681)
  7. Wu, R., Wu, Z.M., Wang, X.H., Yang, P.C., Yu, D., Zhao, C.X., Xu, G.W., and Kang*, L. 2012. Metabolomic analysis reveals that carnitines are key regulatory metabolites in phase transition of the locusts. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA), 109, 3259-3263. (IF=9.681)
  8. Wang, Y.D., Yang, P.C., Cui, F., Kang*, L. 2013. Altered Immunity in Crowded Locust Reduced Fungal (Metarhizium anisopliae) Pathogenesis. PLoS Pathogens, DOI:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003102. (IF=9.127)
  9. Wei, Y.Y., Chen, S., Yang P.C., Kang* L., 2009. Characterization and transcriptomes of small RNAs in two phases of locust. Genome Biology, 10:R6l (doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-1-r6).(IF=9.036)
  10. Guo, W, Wang, XH, Ma, Z.Y., Xue, L., Han, J.Y., Yu, D., and Kang*, L. 2011. CSP and takeout genes modulate the switch between attraction and repulsion during behavioral phase change in the migratory locust. PLoS Genetics, 7(2): e1001291, 1-13. (IF=8.694)

Top 10 papers by frequency of citation

  1. Kang*, L., Chen, X.Y., Zhou, Y., Zheng, W., Li R.Q., Wang, J. and Yu, J. 2004. The analysis of large-scale gene expression correlated to the phase changes of the migratory locust. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 101: 17611-17615. (Number of citations: 99)
  2. Wei, Y.Y., Chen, S., Yang P.C., Kang* L., 2009, Characterization and comparative profiling of the small RNA transcriptomes in two phases of locust. Genome Biology, 10:R6l (doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-1-r6). (Number of citations: 64)
  3. Kang*, L., X.G. Han, Z.B. Zhang and O. J. Sun, 2007, Grassland ecosystems in China: Review of current knowledge and research advancement. Philos. Trans. Roy. Soc. (B), 362:997-1008. (Number of citations: 56)
  4. Jing, X. H. and Kang*, L. 2003. Geographical variation in egg cold hardiness: a study on the adaptation strategies of the migratory locust Locusta migratoria L. Ecological Entomology, 28: 151-158. (Number of citations: 49)
  5. Huang L.H. and Kang*, L., 2007, Cloning and interspecific altered expression of heat shock protein’s genes in the two leafminer species in response to thermal stress. Insect Molecular Biology, 16: 491-500. (Number of citations: 46)
  6. Kang*, L., Chen, B., Wei, J.N., and Liu, T.X., 2009. Roles of Thermal Adaptation and Chemical Ecology in Liriomyza Distribution and Control. Annal Review of Entomology, 54: 127-145. (Number of citations: 45)
  7. Huang, L.H., Chen, B. and Kang*, L., 2007. Impact of mild temperature hardening on the thermotolerance, fecundity, and Hsp gene expression in Liriomyza huidobrensis. Journal of Insect Physiology, 53:1199-1205. (Number of citations: 41)
  8. Chen, B. and Kang*, L., 2002, Cold hardiness and supercooling capacity in the pea leafminer Liriomyza huidobrensis. CryoLetters, 23(3): 173-182. (Number of citations: 39)
  9. Chen, S., Yang, P. C., Jiang, F., Wei, Y. Y., Ma, Z. Y. and Kang*, L. 2010. De Novo Analysis of Transcriptome Dynamics in the Migratory Locust during the Development of Phase Traits. PLoS One, 5(12), e15633. (Number of citations: 36)
  10. Ma, Z. Y., Yu, J. and Kang*, L. 2006.  Locust DB: a relational database for the transcriptome and biology of the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). BMC Genomics, 7: e11. (Number of citations: 34)

Research articles in peer-review journals (since 2000)