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QIAO Gexia
+86-10-64807133  /  +86-10-64807099
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.1-5 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Systematics and Evolution of Aphids      

Professor, University of CAS, 2013–present

Professor, Graduate University of CAS, 2002–2013

Visiting Scholar, Natural History Museum, London, 2004

Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois, 2001

Visiting Scholar, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, 2001

Professor, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 2001–present

Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1997–2001

Assistant Professor, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1996–1997

Teaching assistant, Lecturer, Shaanxi Normal University, 1987–1993

Ph.D., Zoology, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1996 (Supervisor: Prof. Zhang Guangxue)

M.Sc., Zoology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, 1992 (Supervisor: Prof. Zheng Zhemin)

B.Sc., Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, 1987

Research Interests:

Aphid taxonomy, phylogenetics and evolution, patterns of species diversity and the underlying mechanisms, interactions of symbiont–aphid–plant, aphid–ant mutualism, ecology and control of aphid pests.

Awards and Honors:

2017, Top Ten Outstanding Women Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

2016, Excellent Teacher Award of University of CAS

2012, “National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Workers” of China Association for Science and Technology

2010, National Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists

2006, Excellent Teacher Award of Graduate University of CAS

2003, Zhou Yao Entomological Taxonomy Fund Award (first prize)

Professional Activities:

Director, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Director, National Animal Collection Resource Center (NACRC)

Deputy Director, Endangered Species Scientific Commission, China

Director, Committee of Insect Specimens Export, China

Vice President and Secretary General, The Entomological Society of China (ESC)

Council Member, The Association of Asia-Pacific Entomological Societies (AAPES)

Secretary General, 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, Beijing, China, 2009

President, 9th International Symposium on Aphids, Beijing, China, 2013

Member, Major Systematic Entomology Facilities (MSEF)

Associate Editor, Journal of Biogeography

Associate Editor in Chief, Zoological Systematics

Member of Editorial Committee, Fauna Sinica

Editorial Board Member, Acta Entomologica Sinica

Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Applied Entomology

Editorial Board Member, Entomotaxonomia

Research Grants:

Selected Publications:
  1. Qin M, Jiang LY, Kholmatov BR, *Qiao GX, *Chen J. 2022. Phylosymbiotic structures of the microbiota in Mollitrichosiphum tenuicorpus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae). Microbial Ecology, 84: 227–239.
  2. Liu TY, Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2022. Human-mediated eco-evolutionary processes of the herbivorous insect Hyalopterus arundiniformis during the Holocene. Diversity and Distributions, 28: 1313–1326.
  3. Liu TY, Chen J, Zhu XC, Li CL, Jiang LY, Wieczorek K, *Qiao GX. 2022. Molecular phylogeny and macroevolution of Chaitophorinae aphids (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae). Systematic Entomology, 47: 303–314.
  4. Qin M, Chen J, *Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2022. Insights into the species-specific microbiota of Greenideinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with evidence of phylosymbiosis. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13: 828170.
  5. Xu SF, Chen J, Qin M, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2021. Geography-dependent symbiont communities in two oligophagous aphid species. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 97: fiab132.
  6. Du CC, *Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2021. Phylogeny of drepanosiphine aphids sensu lato (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea) inferred from molecular and morphological data. Current Zoology, 67: 501–513.
  7. Qin M, Chen J, Xu SF, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2021. Microbiota associated with Mollitrichosiphum aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae): diversity, host species specificity and phylosymbiosis. Environmental Microbiology, 23: 2184–2198.
  8. Xu SF, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX, *Chen J. 2021. Diversity of bacterial symbionts associated with Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphidinae) revealed by 16S rRNA Illumina sequencing. Microbial Ecology, 81: 784–794.
  9. Xu TT, *Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2020. Diversity of bacteria associated with Hormaphidinae aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Insect Science, 28: 165–179.
  10. Liu TY, Chen J, *Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2020. Phylogeny and species reassessment of Hyalopterus (Aphididae, Aphidinae). Zoologica Scripta, 49: 755–767.
  11. Du CC, Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2020. High correlation of species diversity patterns between specialist herbivorous insects and their specific hosts. Journal of Biogeography, 47: 1232–1245.
  12. Xu SF, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX, *Chen J. 2020. The bacterial flora associated with the polyphagous aphid Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is strongly affected by host plants. Microbial Ecology, 79: 971–984.
  13. Xu TT, Jiang LY, *Chen J, *Qiao GX. 2020. Host plants influence the symbiont diversity of Eriosomatinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Insects, 11: 217.
  14. Chen R, Su XM, Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao G. 2019. Wolbachia infection in two species: novel views on the colonization ability of Wolbachia in aphids. Environmental Entomology, 48: 1388–1393.
  15. Chen J, Wang Y, Qin M, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2019. The mitochondrial genome of Greenidea psidii van der Goot (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae) and comparisons with other Aphididae aphids. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 122: 824–832.
  16. Fang F, Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qu YH, *Qiao GX. 2018. Genetic origin and dispersal of the invasive soybean aphid inferred from population genetic analysis and approximate Bayesian computation. Integrative Zoology, 13: 536–552.
  17. Gao C, *Chen J, Li Y, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2018. Congruent patterns between species richness and areas of endemism of the Greenideinae aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) revealed by global-scale data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 183: 791–807.
  18. Xu TT, Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2018. Historical and cospeciating associations between Cerataphidini aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Hormaphidinae) and their primary endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 182: 604–613.
  19. Fang F, Chen J, Jiang LY, Chen R, *Qiao GX. 2017. Biological traits yield divergent phylogeographical patterns between two aphids living on the same host plants. Journal of Biogeography, 44: 348–360.
  20. Chen J, Wang Y, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2017. Mitochondrial genome sequences effectively reveal deep branching events in aphids (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae). Zoologica Scripta, 46: 706–717.
  21. Li Y, *Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2017. Islands conserve high species richness and areas of endemism of Hormaphidinae aphids. Current Zoology, 63: 623–632.
  22. Chen R, Favret C, Jiang LY, Wang Z, *Qiao GX. 2016. An aphid lineage maintains a bark-feeding niche while switching to and diversifying on conifers. Cladistics, 32: 555–572.
  23. Liu QH, Chen J, Huang XL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2015. Ancient association with Fagaceae in the aphid tribe Greenideini (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae). Systematic Entomology, 40: 230–241.
  24. Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2014. A total-evidence phylogenetic analysis of Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with comments on the evolution of galls. Cladistics, 30: 26–66.
  25. Wang Z, Su XM, Wen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2014. Widespread infection and diverse infection patterns of Wolbachia in Chinese aphids. Insect Science, 21: 313–325.
  26. Liu L, Li XY, Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. Evolutionary relationships of Pemphigus and allied genera (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) and their primary endosymbiont, Buchnera aphidicola. Insect Science, 21: 301–312.
  27. Wang Y, *Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. The complete mitochondrial genome of Cervaphis quercus (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae). Insect Science, 21: 278–290.
  28. Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. Aphids as models for ecological and evolutionary studies. Insect Science, 21: 247–250.
  29. Liu L, Huang XL, Zhang RL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013. Phylogenetic congruence between Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae: Greenideinae) and Buchnera indicates insect–bacteria parallel evolution. Systematic Entomology, 38: 81–92.
  30. Chen R, Jiang LY, Liu L, Liu QH, Wen J, Zhang RL, Li XY, Wang Y, Lei FM, *Qiao GX. 2013. Gnd gene of Buchnera as new effective DNA Barcode for aphid identification. Systematic Entomology, 38: 615–625.
  31. Zhang RL, Huang XL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of Ceratovacuna and Pseudoregma (Hemiptera, Hormaphidinae) reveals Late Tertiary radiation. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103: 644–655.
  32. Liu QH, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013. DNA barcoding of Greenideinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with resolving taxonomy problems. Invertebrate Systematics, 27: 428–438.