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Zheng Huang Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Disease Ecology
  • Landscape epidemiology
  • Macro-ecology

Educational Background

PhD, Disease Ecology, Wageningen University (2014)

Visit PhD, Disease Ecology, Princeton University (2013)

MA, Ecology, Nanjing University (2010)

BA, Biotechnology, Nanjing University, (2007)

Research Projects

  • (2016-2018): Effect of landscape configuration on the risk of animal infectious diseases, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Journal Articles

  • Huang ZYX*, Yu Y, van Langevelde F, de Boer F. 2017. Does the dilution effect generally occur in animal diseases?Parasitology. Online

  • Huang ZYX*, Honer KJ, Naguib M, van Langevelde F, de Boer F. 2017. Regional level risk factors associated with the occurrence of African swine fever in West and East Africa. Parasites & Vectors. 10:16. 

  • Huang ZYX*, van Langevelde F, Estrada-Peña A, Suzan G, de Boer F. 2016. The diversity-disease relationship: evidence for and criticisms of the dilution effect. Parasitology. 143: 1075 - 1086. 

  • Qiu Y, Chen JWB, Song Y, Huang ZYX, Wan L, Huang C, Liu M*, Xu C*. 2016. Composition, distribution and habitat effects of vascular plants on the vertical surfaces of an ancient city wall. Urban Ecosystems.19: 939 - 948.

  • Xu C, Chen BJW, Abades S, Reino L, Teng S, Ljungqvist FC, Huang ZYX, Liu M*. 2015. Macroecological factors explain large-scale spatial population patterns of ancient agriculturalists. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24: 1030-1039.

  • Huang ZYX*, van Langevelde F, Prins HHT, de Boer WF. 2015. Dilution versus facilitation: Impact of connectivity on disease risk in metapopulations. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 376: 66-73.

  • Huang ZYX*& Xu C, van Langevelde F, Prins HHT, de Boer WF. 2014. Dilution effect and identity effect by wildlife in the persistence and recurrence of bovine tuberculosis. Parasitology. 141: 981-987.

  • Xu C &Huang ZYX, Chi T, Chen BJW, Zhang M, Liu M*. 2014. Can local landscape attributes explain species richness patterns at macroecological scales? Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 436-445.

  • Huang ZYX*, de Boer WF, van Langevelde F, Xu C, Ben Jebara K, Berlingieri F, Prins HHT. 2013. Dilution effect in bovine tuberculosis: risk factors for regional disease occurrence in Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Series 280: 20130624

  • Huang ZYX*, de Boer WF, van Langevelde F, Olson V, Blackburn TM, Prins HHT. 2013. Species’ life-history traits explain interspecific variation in reservoir competence: a possible mechanism underlying the dilution effect. PLoS One 8(1): e54341

  • Xu C, Liu MS*, Zhang M, Chen B, Huang Z, Uriankhai T, Sheng S. 2011. The spatial pattern of grasses in relation to tree effects in an arid savannah community: Inferring the relative importance of canopy and root effect. Journal of Arid Environment 75: 953-959

  • Xu C, Liu MS*, Yang XJ, Sheng S, Zhang MJ, Huang Z. 2010. Detecting the spatial differentiation in settlement change rates during rapid urbanization in the Nanjing metropolitan region, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessments 171: 457-470. 

  • Huang Z, Liu MS*, Chen B, Uriankhai T, Xu C, Zhang M. 2010. Distribution and interspecific correlation of root biomass density in an arid Elaeagnus angustifolia - Achnatherum splendens community. Acta Ecologica Sinica 30: 45–49