Xiaoge Ping

Xiaoge Ping
Chinese Academy of Sciences | CAS · key laboratory of animal ecology and conservation

PhD

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Introduction
I work at the executive office of Scientific Authority of CITES in China right now. I am interested in wildlife ecology and conservation biology and have done researches on behavior ecology and conservation biology.
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July 2011 - present
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (47)
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched two long-term, target-based conservation Strategic Plans in the past two decades. We compiled an index-based assessment framework to evaluate target achievements of the CBD using long-term indicators. The CBD Index is steadily increasing, with the Goal Indices for biodiversity mainstreaming,...
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The Altay Region within China is located in North Xinjiang, where China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia bordered. As part of the Altay-Sayan biodiversity hotspot and one of the Global 200 Biodiversity Ecoregions, the Altay Region is composed by diverse landscapes and habitat types, thus harbors rich bird species. Whereas there is few study on the...
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Saiga (Saiga tatarica) was extirpated in China. Since Mid-1980s, attempts have been made for revival the species in the country, however, only a breeding herd of Saiga was successfully established at Wuwei, Gansu, China. The reintroduced Saiga population experienced a bumpy growth. Then, the population collapsed following the catastrophe die-off in...
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Aims: We aim to understand bird richness and variation in species composition (beta diversity) along a 630 km riparian landscape in the Altai Mountains of China and to test whether vegetation cover is the main explanation of species diversity. Methods: We selected nine regions along a gradient of natural vegetation change. Bird surveys and envir...
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Article impact statement: Delay in listing of species in CITES Appendices associated with nomenclature hinders conservation of species threatened by international trade. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
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1 Understanding species diversity patterns is important for conservation planning. We studied birds’ alpha and beta diversity along vegetation gradients in three watersheds in the Altai Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot; and tested whether environment-based hypotheses could explain these patterns. 2 In Daxiaodonggou (DXDG), Jiadengyu (JDY)...
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Many ungulates are reported to use natural or artificial licks with seasonal patterns around the world. From December 2016 to August 2017, we used infrared camera to record the use of artificial licks in wild sika deer (Cervus nippon) in Zhejiang Qingliangfeng National Nature Reserve, China. We explored the daily rhythm, seasonal pattern and sex di...
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We conducted surveys on the distribution, population, and conservation status of Przewalski’s gazelle, Procapra przewalskii, using the total count method in 2014 and 2015. Przewalski’s gazelle was found in 12 separate locations around Qinghai Lake. Compared with results from the First National Wildlife Survey, several new locations were found, and...
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The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is a unique physical geographical unit, rich in habitat types and species, and a hot spot in biodiversity and global environmental change research. Unique fauna evolves on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Among these wild animals are the endemic hoofed animals which possess unique characteristics, such as Tibetan antelope (P...
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Prior work in our lab has shown that an expanding image on a computer screen elicits a hiding response in the Caribbean terrestrial hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus ). We conducted two experiments to identify what properties of the expanding stimulus contribute to its effectiveness as a visual threat. First we found that an expanding geometric star...
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The use of a hair hormone concentration assay is increasingly recognized as a useful and noninvasive technique for monitoring the endocrinological status of animals. However, few studies have focused on reproductive and stress hormones together. We used a chemiluminescent immunoassay to determine whether the progesterone, estradiol, and cortisol co...
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Understanding how roads affect connectivity of wildlife populations is one of the challenges in road ecology. Road avoidance behavior in animals may fragment populations, whereas lacking of road avoidance behavior in animals presumably result in high mortality due to wildlife-vehicle collisions. Small mammals are of great interest on account of the...
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To understand the circadian rhythms of the glucose metabolism and related hormones in desert reptiles, we studied the daily changes in plasma leptin, insulin, and glucose in the toad-headed lizard, Phrynocephalus versicolor, in the semi-desert of the Alashan Plateau. Blood samples were obtained from groups of 20 lizards (about equal sex ratio for e...
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To assess the overall threat status of wild vertebrates in China, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, allied with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, initiated a program compiling a China Biodiversity Red List —Vertebrates in 2013. Through this program, we compiled a Red List of China’s Vertebrates using three documents as reference: (1) IUCN Re...
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A wide array of wildlife species, including many animals, are used in traditional medicines across many medicinal systems, including in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Due to over-exploitation and habitat loss, the populations of many animals commonly used in TCM have declined and are unable to meet market demand. A number of measures have been...
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TCM products and its animal material compositions. (DOCX)
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Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative studies (COREQ): 32-item checklist. (DOC)
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Respondents’ perception and use of TAMs. (DOC)
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Respondents’ perception and use of PCMs. (DOC)
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Social survey questionnaire. (DOC)
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Recent advances in combating illegal ivory trade in China - Volume 50 Issue 1 - Zhigang Jiang, Zhibin Meng, Yan Zeng, Xiaoge Ping
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Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) and sika deer (Cervus nippon) occupy two contrasting types of niches in eastern Asia: Pere David's deer is a swamp deer adapted to wetlands, while the sika deer mainly live in forested areas. Both Pere David's deer and sika deer have been hunted since the early days of the hunting and gathering civilisation;...
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The vocal display of male animals during the breeding season has received particular attention. To find out whether male acoustic signals could be a quality-assessment cue of callers, we conducted a study on Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) characterised by a polygynous mating system and high male-male competition during the rutting season....
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As human population increase, human-wildlife conflicts have reached unprecedented levels, often resulting in negative attitudes toward regional conservation initiatives, and thus are of concern for conservation communities. From April to May 2011, we carried out a survey to quantify carnivore-induced livestock losses perceived by local pastoralists...
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Horns of Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) have always been an ingredient of “Lingyangjiao”, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Persistent hunting for Saiga antelope has already threatened the survival of critical endangered populations in wild. To control the growing pressure, CITES and Chinese government have legislated for monitoring the trade...
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There are arguments in support of and against use of tiger farming as a tool for the conservation of wild tigers Panthera tigris. Public attitude toward tiger farming can be a useful reference for tiger conservation. To fill this knowledge gap, we surveyed 677 citizens and 381 college students in Beijing to understand their knowledge of tiger conse...
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Despite the rapid development in fossil fuel, biomass is still the main energy resource in rural China. However, the research on household energy consumption on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is limited. We investigated the differences in household energy consumption pattern, the influencing factors of fuel type choice, and the willingness to use clean...
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Trade records show that since the 1990s China has changed from a net exporting to a net importing country with respect to some species of snakes. Imports of snakes to China increased up to 2002, when the National Wildlife Management Authority imposed a suspension of international trade in snakes. We investigated the impact of the ban using the same...
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We conducted surveys in 19 villages on the Qinghai–Tibet plateau to explore the social and ecological effects of household biomass utilization and local people's willingness to use clean energy. Results showed that biomass was commonly used on this plateau. Dung combustion generated heavy indoor smoke in pastoral regions. Women were main dung colle...
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Spatial distribution patterns are associated with life history and behavioral adaptations of animals. For studying the spatial distribution pattern of the steppe toad-headed lizard (Phrynocephalus frontalis) and its influencing factors, we conducted experiments in Hunshandake Sandy Land in Inner Mongolia, China in July 2009. By calculating the clus...
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In 2008 Przewalski's gazelle Procapra przewalskii, endemic to the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, China, was recategorized from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The species is still, however, threatened, and the human population and accompanying domestic livestock are increasing around Qinghai Lake. Here we provide up-to-date info...
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South China sika deer (Cervus nippon kopschi) is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Redlist and the distribution of this subspecies is declining and fragmented. South China sika deer are currently found in southern Anhui Province, northeastern Jiangxi Province, and northwestern Zhejiang Province of China. The Taohongling Mountains are one of the conc...
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Competition has long been considered as a confounding factor of group size effect but the understanding of interference competition is rudimentary for the difficulty in disentangling interference competition from scramble competition adequately. Here, we analysed remote-camera video records of wild sika deer (Cervus nippon) at salt licks in southe...
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Many ungulate species around the world have been reported to use natural lick, and most have shown seasonal patterns of lick use. However few researches focused on sexual differences in seasonal patterns of salt lick use. From January 2006 to December 2008, we used remote video cameras to record the uses of artificial salt licks by wild sika deer (...
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Qinghai–Tibet region is a unique geographic zone due to its average altitude of over 4000 m, sparse human population and prevalent pastoral system. However, little is known about the energy consumption in the region. We reviewed current situation of energy consumption and its ecological impacts, outlined future energy prospects in the region. Per c...
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Understanding local attitudes and opinion is vital to the success of conservation programs, especially in areas of expanding human populations such as China. Przewalski's gazelle (Procapra przewalskii) is an endangered ungulate found only in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The gazelle is a conservation focus; however, little is known...