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Author:   Date:2019-11-11    

Title: Exploring the tritrophic interaction of plant-herbivore-natural enemy for better pest management

Time: 4:30 pm, November 14, 2019

Venue: S3119

Introduction of Speaker:

Dr. Tong-Xian Liu, a national distinguished professor of entomology at Northwest A&F University. He was elected as the President of the International Branch in 2013, and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America in 2014. He obtained his B.S. degree in plant protection from Shandong Agricultural University, obtained his M.S. degree (Virginia Tech), PhD from University of Georgia. He joined Texas A&M University in 1997 as an assistant professor of entomology, was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and full professor in 2005. In 2009, the Chinese government recruited and appointed him as National Distinguished Professor of Entomology. He was the Dean of the College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University from May 2010 until December 2016, and director of the Key Laboratory of Crop Pest Management in the Northwest Loess Areas of the Ministry of Agriculture of China from 2011.

Liu’s research focuses on the biological control of pest insects in vegetables and field crops, insect behavior, host plant-herbivore-natural enemy tritrophic interactions, and chemical ecology. A prolific author, he has published 280 refereed journal articles in various journals, including the Annual Review of Entomology, Frontiers Plant Sciences, Frontiers in Physiology, Scientific Reports, IBMB, BioControl, Biological Control. He has edited four books and 25 book chapters. He has supervised 130 graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and visiting scientists. He has served as editor,  associate editor, and editorial board members of more than ten journals, including Biological Control, Journal of Insect Science, and Insect Science.