Crop Health, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
University of Rostock, Satower Straße 48, D-18051 Rostock, Germany
PhD in Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading (UK); |
Thesis title: Promoting integrated pest management in arable fields;
Supervisors: Prof. Simon G. Potts (University of Reading), Prof. Alison Bailey (Lincoln University, New Zealand) and Dr Tom Breeze (University of Reading).
Master of Science, Ecological Economics|
University of Edinburgh (UK)
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics|
Shandong University of Finance and Economics (China)
Agricultural economics; ecological economics; integrated pest management; ecosystem services; pesticide efficacies and side effects; farmer attitudes; climate change effects on agriculture
(Generalized) linear modelling; non-parametric data analyses; ecological economics modelling; cost benefit analyses; questionnaire design and survey Statistical software: R; Genstat
|Mar 2018 to Nov 2018||Part time visiting researcher, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany|
|Oct 2014 to Sept 2015||Part time visiting researcher, Rothamsted Research Institute, Harpenden, UK|
|Oct 2014 to Dec 2015||Student demonstrator for undergraduate course ‘Experimentation and Data Analysis’, University of Reading|
|Apr to May 2015||Exam invigilator, University of Reading|
|Oct 2014 to Dec 2014||Student demonstrator for undergraduate course ‘Experimentation and Data Analysis’, University of Reading|
Zhang H., Potts S.G., Breeze T., Bailey A., 2018. European farmers’ incentives to promote natural pest control service in arable fields, Land Use Policy, 78, 682-690.
Zhang H., Garratt M., Bailey A., Potts S.G., Breeze T., 2018. Economic valuation of natural pest control of the summer grain aphid in wheat in South East England, Ecosystem Services, 30, 149-157.
Zhang H., Breeze T., Bailey A., Garthwaite D., Harrington R., Potts S.G., 2017. Arthropod Pest Control for UK Oilseed Rape – Comparing Insecticide Efficacies, Side Effects and Alternatives, PLOS ONE, 12 (1), e0169475.
Zhang H., Breeze T., Bailey A., Potts S.G., 2016. Valuing natural pest control services for UK arable crops, IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 116, 70-72.
Zhang H., Abbot P., 2015. Agriculture under Uncertain Climate Predictions: Land Use Options for Malawi’s Smallholder Farmers. Technical Report Series No. 1, LTSM Chitukoko, Lilongwe. www.ltsi.co.uk/news/new-publications-agriculture-under-uncertain-climate-change-predictions-and-environmental-markets-in-malawi
|Sept 2016||IOBC/WPRS Working Group in ‘Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop protection’, Tartu, Estonia (Presentation)|
|Jul 2016||‘SCI Young Researchers in Crop Sciences 2016’, Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill, UK (Presentation)|
|March 2016||EU FP7 project LIBERATION meeting, Rome, Italy (Presentation)|
|Nov 2015||‘UK-French joint meeting on aphids’, Paris, France (Poster)|
|Jul 2015||‘SCI Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015: Crop Production, Protection, Utilisation’, Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill, UK (Co-chaired a section)|
Training and Certificates
|March 2015||‘Insect Taxonomy and Field Sampling Skills (Carabidae: ground beetles)’, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK|
|Dec 2014||‘Preparing to Teach Programme’, Graduate School, University of Reading, UK|
|Feb 2014||‘Generalized Linear Modelling with R Software’, Division of Biology, Imperial College London, UK|