Han Zhang

Business Address:
Crop Health, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
University of Rostock, Satower Straße 48, D-18051 Rostock, Germany

Mobile: +49-15787974473
E-Mail: han.zhang@uni-rostock.de



Dec 2017 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).
Nov 2013 Master of Science, Ecological Economics
University of Edinburgh (UK)
Jul 2012 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Shandong University of Finance and Economics (China)

Research Interests

Agricultural economics; ecological economics; integrated pest management; ecosystem services; pesticide efficacies and side effects; farmer attitudes; climate change effects on agriculture

Research Skills

(Generalized) linear modelling; non-parametric data analyses; ecological economics modelling; cost benefit analyses; questionnaire design and survey Statistical software: R; Genstat

Acadamic Positions

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


Refereed journals
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.

Conference proceedings
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.

Technical reports
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