Chao-Dong(朝东) Zhu(朱)

Chao-Dong(朝东) Zhu(朱)
Chinese Academy of Sciences | CAS · Institute of Zoology

Ph.D., Prof.
1. Thinking about state-of-art systematics on insects 2. Pollinator diversity and food supplies

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Introduction
Currently, I have been mainly interested in integrative approaches on systematics. I mainly sample parasitoid wasps and pollinator bees to study evolutionary biology and species interactions. For more information on my research group, please visit http://english.anisys.ioz.ac.cn/groups/zhuchaodong/PI/ If you are interested in visiting us for a position , please refer to http://international-talent.cas.cn/front/index.html#/bicsite/pifiIntroduce/pifi
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Science planning; Capacity building
December 2017 - December 2020
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Science; capacity building of young staff
September 2015 - present
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
Education
September 1996 - July 1999
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Field of study
  • Zoology
September 1993 - July 1996
Department of Biology, Nanjing Normal University
Field of study
  • Zoology
September 1989 - July 1993
Department of Biology, Nanjing Normal University
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (370)
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Public DNA databases are composed of data from many different taxa, although the taxonomic annotation on sequences is not always complete, which impedes the utilization of mined data for species-level applications. There is much ongoing work on species identification and delineation based on the molecular data itself, although applying species clus...
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Species are fundamental units in biological research and can be defined on the basis of various operational criteria. There has been growing use of molecular approaches for species delimitation. Among the most widely used methods, the generalized mixed Yule-coalescent (GMYC) and Poisson tree processes (PTP) were designed for the analysis of single-...
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Disentangling phylogenetic relationships proves challenging for groups that have evolved recently, especially if there is ongoing reticulation. Although they are in most cases immediately isolated from diploid relatives, sets of sibling allopolyploids often hybridize with each other, thereby increasing the complexity of an already challenging situa...
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Declining plant diversity alters ecological networks, such as plant‐herbivore interactions. However, our knowledge of the potential mechanisms underlying effects of plant species loss on plant‐herbivore network structure is still limited. We used DNA‐barcoding to identify herbivore‐host plant associations along declining levels of tree diversity in...
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The mechanisms driving species co‐occurrence are varied and include biotic interactions, abiotic factors and scale dependent processes. Based on a comprehensive dataset of lepidopteran herbivores recorded from a large‐scale forest biodiversity experiment, we tested the contribution to herbivore species co‐occurrence of herbivore phylogenetic relate...
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This 10-min talk covers major challenges, innovative approaches, new efforts and potential collaborations in studying on bee diversity and pollinations services between scientists from both China and U.S.A.
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EDITORIAL Positioning taxonomic research for the future Why do taxonomists matter? The work of taxonomists is often understated if not completely misunderstood. Without taxonomists, organisms cannot be accurately identified, neither can these organisms be given universally accepted names, and reliably positioned in the phylogenetic tree of life. Th...
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Taxonomy plays an important role in understanding the origin, evolution, and ecological functionality of biodiversity. There are large number of unknown species yet to be described by taxonomists, which together with their ecosystem services cannot be effectively protected prior to description. Despite this, taxonomy has been increasingly underrat...
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Fruit flies in the family Tephritidae are well known as economically important pests of edible fruits and can often cause serious damage and losses to both agriculture and the economy. One of the common parasitoids of fruit flies, Aceratoneuromyia indica (Silvestri), has been used in biological programs. However, the biocontrol utilities of parasit...
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Several species of Encyrtus are widely diversified. Frequency of the distances of COI sequences by the presence of multiple picks could indicate to the current speciation process, which makes barcode threshold value unclear. 28s distribution shows diversification among species groups and complexes. E. infidus is composed by several branches and par...
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Chinese Larentiinae is exceptionally rich in species since it spans the Palearctic realm and the Oriental realm, comprising 715 species belonging to 130 genera. Among them, nearly half species are endemic. This taxon is considered an ideal object for the study of endemic patterns. In this study, parsimony analysis of endemicity was used to delineat...
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Two Chinese species of the genus Lipotriches Gerstaecker, 1858 are treated in this paper. Lipotriches (Lipotriches) guihongi Zhang & Niu, sp. nov. is recognized as a new species and Lipotriches (Maynenomia) nanensis (Cockerell, 1929) is a new species and subgenus record for China. The number of Chinese species of the subfamily Nomiinae and genus Li...
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The halictid genus Lasioglossum, as one of the most species‐rich bee groups with persistently contentious subgeneric boundaries, is one of the most challenging bee groups from a systematic standpoint. An enduring question is the relationship of Lasioglossum and Homalictus, whether all halictine bees with weakened distal wing venation comprise one o...
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Mourecotelles Toro & Cabezas (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Colletinae) currently includes only nine valid species of cellophane bees found mostly in relatively-dry regions of western South America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador). In this paper, we describe and illustrate a new species of the genus-M. braziliensis Ferrari & Melo, sp. nov.-based on...
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The managed bumblebee Bombus terrestris L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) has become established on multiple continents and various islands globally, potentially impacting fauna and flora alike. Its introduction could prove especially problematic in Asia, where bumblebee biodiversity is the highest worldwide. Here, we report the active, unregulated commerci...
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Anthidiini, a large bee tribe characterized by light-colored maculations, represents nearly one thousand pollinator species, but no genomes are yet available for this tribe. Here, we report a chromosome-level genome assembly of Anthidium xuezhongi collected from the Tibetan Plateau. Using PacBio long reads and Hi-C data, we assembled a genome of 18...
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Anthidiini, a large bee tribe characterized by light-colored maculations, represents nearly one thousand pollinator species, but no genomes are yet available for this tribe. Here, we report a chromosome-level genome assembly of Anthidium xuezhongi collected from the Tibetan Plateau. Using PacBio long reads and Hi-C data, we assembled a genome of 18...
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Apocephalus borealis is a parasitoid of hymenopterans native to North America that also attacks introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera). Parasitism by this species has been associated with infested bees absconding the hive and dying outside. The flies can also harbour viral infections and nosematosis. Recently, nucleotide sequences identical to A. b...
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报告摘要:基于昆虫形态分类学和DNA分类学原理和方法,实现对较蜜蜂总科和小蜂总科物种的精确和高效界定。以蛾类幼虫物种界定为突破口,重点介绍研究组长期在江西省新岗山试验基地蹲点,开展:中欧BEF-China项目的研究成果:发现植物多样性能显著的影响膜翅目昆虫和鳞翅目幼虫的多度、物种多样性、及系统发生多样性,还在较大程度上通过鳞翅目幼虫的多度间接地影响鳞翅目幼虫的各项多样性指标;植物多样性与叶性状(干物质含量、叶韧度)决定了植食昆虫共生微生物的多样性及群落组成;植食性鳞翅目幼虫共现指数与树和鳞翅目的系统发生距离呈显著负相关;系统发生结构在三个空间尺度上均表现为聚集模式(clustering pattern)。该结果支持了整体上环境过滤(environmental filtering)的重要作用。...
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Evolutionary timescales can be estimated using a combination of genetic data and fossil evidence based on the molecular clock. Bayesian phylogenetic methods such as tip dating and total-evidence dating provide a powerful framework for inferring evolutionary timescales, but the most widely used priors for tree topologies and node times often assume...
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Diglyphus species are ecologically and economically important on agromyzid leafminers. In 2018, a thelytokous species, Diglyphus wani Liu, Zhu & Yefremova, was firstly reported and described. Subsequently, the arrhenotokous D. wani were discovered in Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces of China. We compared the morphological characteristics of thelytokous...
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The first known gynander of the East Asian cellophane bee Colletes hedini Kuhlmann (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) is described and imaged. We provide an illustrated differential diagnosis based on the terminalia, which are entirely male. We also DNA barcoded the gynander to confirm its identity, and the complete bar-code sequence is made public. In the...
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Epipaschiinae, a subfamily of Pyralidae, has characteristic features distinct from other groups of Pyralidae, such as the thick scales and labial palpi usually upturned. This subfamily is a relative smaller group in Pyralidae, and currently reports over 700 species worldwide (Solis, 1992, 1994; Nuss et al., 2021). Solis (1992) listed 287 known epip...
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To meet the pollination need of economic crops, Osmia excavata has been successfully used to improve the pollination efficiency of Rosaceae and Brassicaceae plants. As a widely used pollinator of economic crops, a systematic study of flower-visiting species and diversities of O. excavata stocked in China was not found. To investigate the foraging p...
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From regional to global scales, anthropogenic environmental change is causing biodiversity loss and reducing ecosystem functionality. Previous studies have investigated the relationship between plant diversity and functional insect communities in temperate and also in tropical grasslands and forests. However, few studies have explored these dynamic...
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We present information about the known species of the genus Colletes Latreille found in Xizang (China), including an integrative approach to taxonomy for many of the species. A new species belonging to the C. clypearis Morawitz group, C. splendidus Ferrari, Niu & Zhu sp. nov., is described. Colletes sichuanensis Kuhlmann and C. tuberculatus Morawit...
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Camellia oleifera Abel is an economically-important, cross-pollinated oil tree grown commercially in China. Fruit set is greatly enhanced when animal pollinators are available in this system. Prior studies have shown that bees are the primary pollinators of Camellia oleifera, but we do not know which are the most effective. This study was conducted...
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The carder bee genus Pseudoanthidium Friese, 1898, is revised from China. Eight species are confirmed to occur in China, including three new species: Pseudoanthidium (Pseudoanthidium) yanruae Niu & Zhu, sp. nov., P. (P.) kunesense Niu & Zhu, sp. nov., P. (P.) chenggongense Niu & Zhu, sp. nov. There is also one new generic assignment and synonymy: A...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Cerceris bucculata (A. Costa, 1860) (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) was obtained via next-generation sequencing. This mitochondrial genome is 16178 bp in length with 37 classical eukaryotic mitochondrial genes and an A + T-rich region. All the 13 PCGs begin with typical ATN codons. Among them, eleven PCG genes te...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Cerceris quinquefasciata (Rossi, 1792) (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) was obtained via next-generation sequencing. This mitochondrial genome is 16,188 bp in length with 37 classical eukaryotic mitochondrial genes and two A + T-rich region. All the 13 PCGs begin with typical ATN codons. Among them, eleven PCG gen...
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The cephalic anatomical structures of Morinoia japonica were examined using X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), 3D reconstruction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), to improve understanding of terrestrial adaptation and phylogenetic inferences. The cerebral nerves, skeletons and musculatures were described in detail based on the observ...
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The origin and evolution of biodiversity in the Shennongjia and Wushan Mountains, located in central China, are little known. In this study, we used Ourapteryx szechuana, which is widely distributed in China and northern Nepal, to explore whether these mountains acted as glacial refugia during climate oscillations of the Quaternary. In total, 192 s...
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Spatial patterns of biodiversity are inextricably linked to their collection methods, yet no synthesis of bias patterns or their consequences exists. As such, views of organismal distribution and the ecosystems they make up may be incorrect, undermining countless ecological and evolutionary studies. Using 742 million records of 374 900 species, we...
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In the deep-sea hydrothermal systems of the Okinawa Trough, North-West Pacific, several active vent fields have been detected running from north-east to south-west at a depth of 700–2000 m. A number of amphipod individuals were collected from the north-east of the Okinawa Trough at a depth of about 1000 m, and after careful examination were identif...
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Plant diversity affects multi-trophic communities, but in young regrowth forests, where forest insects are in the process of re-establishment, other biotic and also abiotic factors might be more important. We studied cavity-nesting bees, wasps and their natural enemies along an experimental tree diversity gradient in subtropical South-East China. W...
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The cotton mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), is an emerging invasive insect pest in China. Hymenopteran parasitoids are the key organisms for suppressing populations of P. solenopsis in the field, and therefore could be used as biological agents. Accurate identification of the associated parasitoids is the critica...
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From regional to global scales, anthropogenic environmental change is causing biodiversity loss and reducing ecosystem functionality. Previous studies have investigated the relationship between plant diversity and functional insect communities in temperate and also in tropical grasslands and forests. However, few studies have explored these dynamic...
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Herbivorous insects acquire microorganisms from host plants or soil, but it remains unclear how the diversity and functional composition of host plants contribute to structuring herbivore microbiomes. Within a controlled tree diversity setting, we used DNA metabarcoding of 16S rRNA to assess the contribution of Lepidoptera species and their local e...
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One of the most important non-Apis groups of bees for agriculture is the mason bee subgenus Osmia Panzer (Osmia), or Osmia s.s. (Hymenoptera: Megachili-dae). Out of the 29 known species, four have been developed as managed pollinators of orchards. In addition, the group is important as a source of non-native pollinators, given that several species...
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Global change exposes forest ecosystems to many risks including novel climatic conditions, increased frequency of climatic extremes and sudden emergence and spread of pests and pathogens. At the same time, forest landscape restoration has regained global attention as an integral strategy for climate change mitigation. Owing to unpredictable future...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Metaphycus eriococci (Timberlake, 1916) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) was obtained via next-generation sequencing. This mitochondrial genome is 15,749 bp in length with 37 classical eukaryotic mitochondrial genes and an A + T-rich region. All the 13 PCGs begin with typical ATN codons. Among them, 12 PCG genes te...
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Andrena camellia Wu is one of the primary pollinators of Camellia oleifera A. in China. In this paper, the essential number of individuals for efficient pollination by this species was calculated via two criteria, based on various indicators including counts of pollen grains in provisions, from single visits, and from single foraging trips overall;...
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This study aims to explore the genetic diversity, genetic differentiation, and phylogenetic relationships among populations of the pierid butterfly Colias fieldii in China, to infer their origin and divergence time, and to preliminarily clarify the causes of their spatiotemporally evolutionary history. The four mitochondrial genes (COI, Cytb, NDI a...
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Camellia oleifera Abel. is an economically important plant for edible oils. To investigate the importance of wild bee abundance at different canopy and spatial scale for fruit set of Camellia oleifera, we evaluated the relationship of bee abundance with fruit set using yellow pan trap, with additional focus on distance and wild bee abundance counts...
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A new species of the caridean family Thoridae, Lebbeus liui sp. nov., is described from the Bohai Sea, China. It belongs to the group characterized by the presence of epipods on the third maxilliped to third pereiopod. The new species is most similar to L. fasciatus and L. speciosus . It differs from the above two species by the number of the dorsa...
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Insects are the focus of many recent studies suggesting population declines, but even invaluable pollination service providers such as bees lack a modern distributional synthesis. Here, we combine a uniquely comprehensive checklist of bee species distributions and >5,800,000 public bee occurrence records to describe global patterns of bee biodivers...
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Continuing prior studies on Chinese Sphecodes, we here report further records of twelve rarely collected and little known species from mountainous regions of Southern and South-Western China (Xizang, Sichuan, Yunnan). Forty two species are currently known from China, yet until now only two species were known from Southern and South-Western China. W...
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International agreements aim to conserve 17% of Earth's land area by 2020 but include no area-based conservation targets within the working landscapes that support human needs through farming, ranching, and forestry. Through a review of country-level legislation, we found that just 38% of countries have minimum area requirements for conserving nati...
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The Chinese bees of the genus Anthidium Fabricius, 1804, are reviewed. Twenty-one species are confirmed to occur in China, five of which are described and illustrated as new Chinese endemics: Anthidium (Anthidium) pseudomontanum Niu & Zhu, sp. nov., A. (A.) pseudophilorum Niu & Zhu, sp. nov., A. (A.) tasitiense Niu & Zhu, sp. nov., A. (A.) xuezhong...
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Species of the tribe Adramini (Tephritidae: Trypetinae) are usually slender, and some specific species have eyes borne at the ends of their long stalks. This tribe is mainly distributed in the tropics and subtropics of the Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian Regions; relatively few species occur in the Palearctic and Nearctic Regions. The phylo...
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One individual referable to Calliopiidae G.O. Sars, 1893 was collected from a chemically reduced habitat, the hydrothermal vent systems in Okinawa Trough, and was identified as a new genus and species belonging to this family after a morphological examination. A formal description of this new species and a discussion of the relationship of the new...
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Oomyzus spiraculus Song, Fei & Cao sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) is described and illustrated as a gregarious larval-pupal endoparasitoid of Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). Differentiation between O. spiraculus and its similar species is discussed and a key to differentiate the female and male of these species is prov...
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The taxonomy of Chinese bees of the genus Icteranthidium Michener, 1948 is revised here, including five species. Species information are modified in detail, such as incorrect publication date, misspelling, misidentification and their synonymic relationships. Flower association and general distribution of each species are also provided. Illustration...
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Xylocopa valga is extinct in Latvia and Lithuania and is critically endangered in Poland, and its distribution in the Ejina Oasis, China, is currently unknown. Studies on the biology of X. valga are scarce, and thus, conservation efforts for this species are currently limited. Here, we investigated the morphological characteristics, nest architectu...