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Qiao earned his PhD from La Trobe University and worked as a postdoc at the University of California before joining Massey University. Qiao supervises MSc and PhD students and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His research team currently works on plant protection, insect behavioral and biological control ecology, and evolutionary biology. His experience in Australia, China, NZ and USA is reflected in his > 300 publications, and work with >80 postgraduate, postdoctoral and visiting scientists from around the world. He has served as an editor of BMC Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Economic Entomology, and Zootaxa, on editorial boards of several other international journals and as a reviewer for > 60 international journals. He has sat on a number of national and international expert panels, and chaired sessions for international conferences. He was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award by the Entomological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to entomological science during his career. He selects and lists some of his publications in the section Research Outputs below. Qiao has also served his university as the Chair of College of Sciences Research Committee, a member of Massey University Research Committee, and a member of Massey University PBRF Governance Group.
Qiao joined Massey University following his postdoc at University of California. His team focuses on plant protection, insect behaviour and biological control. His experience in Australia, China, NZ and USA is reflected in his > 300 publications, work with >80 postgraduates and scientists from around the world, and regular services on editorial boards of international journals and national and international panels. He was awarded a Distinguished Scientist Award by the Entomological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to entomological science during his career. Qiao has also served his university as the Chair of College of Sciences Research Committee.
Plant protection, insect behavioural ecology, biological control ecology, evolutionary biology
Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Animal Behaviour (060801): Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Adaptation (060303): Biological Sciences (060000):
Crop and Pasture Production (070300): Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070308):
Ecology (060200): Ethology and Sociobiology (060304): Evolutionary Biology (060300):
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070603): Horticultural Production (070600):
Invertebrate Biology (060808): Zoology (060800)
Plant protection, entomology, insect behavioural ecology, insect pest biological control ecology, evolutionary biology
He currently teaches some components of the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses:
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection
285.301 Controlling Plant Pests & Diseases
285.742 Advanced Plant Protection
283.101 Plants in Agriculture
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy