Ph.D., Associate Professor
2012.1- Visiting Scholar University of California, Irvine (Prof. Bradford Hawkins)
2011.12- Associate Professor Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011.10-12 Visiting Scholar USDA Systematic Entomology Lab (Dr. Colin Favret & Dr. Gary Miller)
2008.7-2011.12 Assistant Professor Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Biodiversity patterns (character, distribution, relationship) and their ecological and evolutionary causes.
Key words: biodiversity pattern; biogeography; entomology; evolutionary biology; fauna evolution; molecular phylogenetics; Himalayas; Tibetan Plateau.
1) biogeographical patterns and evolution of fauna in the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas (QTPH);
2) biogeography and speciation of Mindarinae (Insecta, Aphididae) with continentally and regionally disjunct distributions;
3) molecular phylogeny of higher aphid groups with K/T radiation and evolution of key biological features;
4) relationships between aphids and their primary endosymbionts, Buchnera, and underlying mechanisms;
5) population genetics and molecular basis of biology of the soybean aphid.
I personally am also interested in some matters of general interest, such as how to promote the collection and sharing of biodiversity data. We have proposed that implementation of a joint data archiving policy by journals and databases would be a win-win strategy for both sides and a sustainable (quantity and quality) methodology for biodiversity data sharing and archiving. The suggestions have been published in TREE. We conducted a first international survey to ascertain the scientists’ attitudes, experiences, and expectations regarding biodiversity data sharing and archiving. The survey results provide suggestions for improving data sharing and archiving by individual scientists, organizations, journals, and databases. A paper has been published in Conservation Letters.
Total list: http://publicationslist.org/xiaolei.huang
Ruiling Zhang, Xiaolei Huang, Liyun Jiang, Gexia Qiao. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of Ceratovacuna and Pseudoregma (Hemiptera, Hormaphidinae) reveals Late Tertiary radiation. Bulletin of Entomological Research (in press)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao. 2013. Biodiversity data sharing: trends, strategies, and suggestions. In: Strategy Report on Biodiversity Research and Biological Resources, edited by Chinese Academy of Sciences (in press) (invited chapter)
Xiaolei Huang, Bradford A. Hawkins, Gexia Qiao. 2013. Biodiversity data sharing: will peer-reviewed data papers work? BioScience 63: 5-6. (PDF)
Lin Liu, Xiaolei Huang, Ruiling Zhang, Liyun Jiang, Gexia Qiao. 2013. Phylogenetic congruence between Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae: Greenideinae) and Buchnera indicates insect-bacteria parallel evolution. Systematic Entomology 38: 81-92. (PDF)
Ruiling Zhang*, Xiaolei Huang*, Liyun Jiang, Fumin Lei, Gexia Qiao. 2012. Species differentiation of Chinese Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae: Greenideinae) driven by geographical isolation and host plant acquirement. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13: 10441-10460. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Bradford A. Hawkins, Fumin Lei, Gary L. Miller, Colin Favret, Ruiling Zhang, Gexia Qiao. 2012. Willing or unwilling to share primary biodiversity data: results and implications of an international survey. Conservation Letters 5: 399-406 doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00259.x (PDF) Data available in
Xiaolei Huang, Jinggong Xiang-Yu, Shanshan Ren, Ruiling Zhang, Yaping Zhang, Gexia Qiao. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) indicate Late Cretaceous tribal diversification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 73-87. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao. 2012. Biodiversity data sharing is not just about species names: response to Santos and Branco. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27: 7-8. (PDF)
Ruiling Zhang, Xiaolei Huang, Liyung Jiang, Gexia Qiao. 2011. Phylogeny and species differentiation of Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae, Greenideinae) based on mitochondrial COI and Cytb genes. Current Zoology, 57: 806-815. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Lin Liu, Gexia Qiao. 2011. Evolutionary relationships between aphids and their primary endosymbionts: hypothese and mechanisms. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 54: 582-588. (Review and hypothesis article) (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao, Fumin Lei. 2010. Use of parsimony analysis to identify areas of endemism of Chinese birds: implications for conservation and biogeography. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 11: 2097-2108. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao. 2010. New trends in biogeography and applications of biogeographical approaches in biodiversity conservation. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 35: 158-164. (Review article) (PDF)
Xingya Wang, Xiaolei Huang, Liyun Jiang, Gexia Qiao. 2010. Predicting potential distribution of chestnut phylloxerid (Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) based on GARP and Maxent ecological niche models. Journal of Applied Entomology, 134: 45-54. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Fumin Lei, Gexia Qiao. 2008. Areas of endemism and patterns of diversity for aphids of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. Journal of Biogeography, 35: 230-240. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao, Fumin Lei. 2006. Diversity and distribution of aphids in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau-Himalayas. Ecological Entomology, 31: 608-615. (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Gexia Qiao. 2006. Research status and trends in Aphidology. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 49: 1017-1026. (Review article) (PDF)
Xiaolei Huang, Lei Feng, Gexia Qiao. 2004. Similarity analysis and historical origin on aphid fauna in Taiwan and mainland of China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 29: 194-201. (PDF)
Biogeographical patterns and biota evolution in the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Beijing, 2012.12, Beijing.
Biodiversity data sharing: what are scientists thinking? The 7th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology, 2012.11, Nanjing.
Biodiversity data sharing and archiving. Institue of Scientific and Technical Information of China, 2012.9, Beijing.
DNA barcoding and insect diversity. The 10th National Conference on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in China, 2012.8, Haerbin.
Biogeographical studies in China. National Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011.6, Kaohsiung.
Biogeographical patterns and fauna evolution in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. National Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011.6, Kaohsiung.
Insect fauna and diversity study in China: where are we standing and some suggestions. ESC Annual meeting, 2010.10, Kunming.
Relationship between patterns of species richness and sampling effort: a case study of aphids in China. The 8th ISA, 2009.6, Catania, Italy.
Macro-biogeographical patterns of aphids in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. Annual meeting of the Beijing Entomological Society, 2009.4, Beijing.
Distribution patterns of aphids in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. Entomological Society of China (ESC) Annual meeting, 2007.10, Hebi City.
Recent speciation centers, refugia, or both? – from the distribution patterns of endemic aphid species of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau-Himalayas. The 7th International Symposium on Aphids (ISA), 2005.10, Perth, Australia.
International Biogeography Society, Regional Coordinator (China)
Ecological Society of America
Willi Hennig Society
Entomological Society of China, Vice-director of the Young Scientists Committee
International Conference Travel Grant, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013)
International Visitor Leadership Program, United States Department of State (2012)
Visiting Scholar Fund, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010)
Best scientific paper Award of Beijing Entomological Society (2009)
President Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008)
(Approximately 300 days)
Central China: Qingling Mt.; Northeastern China: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Changbai Mt.; Northern China: Beijing, Hebei; Southwestern China: Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas areas, Yunnan mountainous areas, Sichuan mountainous areas; Southern China: Hainan Island; Taiwan Island; Mongolia; Italy; Australia