Zhibin Zhang - Publications#

Dr. Zhibin Zhang has published or edited 6 books and over 300 peer-reviewed papers including over 140 papers in SCI-indexed journals. Below are some selected publications in the peer reviewed international journals. *Corresponding author.

List of publications (2018)

Selected publications

1. Tian H#, Yan C#, Xu L, Büntgen U, Stenseth NC*, and Zhang Z*, 2017, Scale-dependent climatic drivers of human epidemics in ancient China. PNAS www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1706470114 # equally contributed, * corresponding author. a) Comment:Chelsea Harvey, Climate Wire on November 7, 2017, Scientific American, Records from Ancient China Reveal Link Between Epidemics and Climate Change. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/records-from-ancient-china-reveal-link-between-epidemics-and-climate-change/; b) Comment: Timothy Brooka, 2017, Differential effects of global and local climate data in assessing environmental drivers of epidemic outbreaks, PNAS, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1717723114.
2. Wan X and Z Zhang *, 2017. Climate warming and humans played different roles in triggering late Quaternary extinctions in east and west Eurasia. Proc. R. Soc. B., DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2438.
a) Comment: John C. Cannon on 28 March 2017, Extinct mammoths and rhinos portend a grim future in a warming climate. Mongabay, i. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/mammoths-and-rhinos-driven-to-extinction-by-climate-change-hold-lessons/ b) Comment: Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA, Scientists Study How Climate Change Affects Horses, Jul 7, 2017. The Horse, i. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/39388/scientists-study-how-climate-change-affects-horses
3. Xu L, LC Stige, KL Kausrud, TB Ari, S Wang, X Fang, BV Schmid, Q Liu*, NC Stenseth*, and Z Zhang*. 2014. Wet climate and transportation routes accelerate spread of human plague. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 281: 1780. a) Comments in Science: Ian Randall, Roads and Floods Help Plague Spread http://news.sciencemag.org/asia/2014/02/roads-and-floods-help-plague-spread.
4. Xu L, Q Liu, LC. Stige, T Ben-Ari, X Fang, K-S Chan, S Wang*, NC. Stenseth*, and Z Zhang*. 2011. Nonlinear effect of climate on plague during the third pandemic in China. PNAS 108(25): 10214–10219. a) Comments in Discovery News: Did Weather Make the Plague Worse? http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-climate-and-the-plague-110607.html.
5. Tian H, LC. Stige, B Cazelles, KL Kausrud, R Svarverud, NC. Stenseth* and Z Zhang*. 2011. Reconstruction of a 1,910-y-long locust series reveals consistent associations with climate fluctuations in China. PNAS 108(35): 14521–14526. a) Comments in Conservation Magazine comments: 2 Millennia of Locusts. http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/08/2-millennia-of-locusts/. Comments in Faculty 1000 comments: “New finding & Technical advance.
6. Yan C, Stenseth NC, Krebs CJ, Zhang Z*, 2013, Linking climate change to population cycles of hares and lynx. Global Change Biology 19 (11), 3263-3271.
7. Zhang Z*, B Cazelles, H Tian, LC Stige, A Bräuning and NC Stenseth*, 2009. Periodic temperature-associated drought/flood drives locust plagues in China. Proceedings of Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 823–831. a) Comments in New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16137-locust-plagues-may-be-eased-by-global-warming.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news.
8. Zhang Z*, Y Tao, Z Li, 2007. Factors affecting hare–lynx dynamics in the classic time series of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada. Climate Research, 34: 83–89. a) Comments in Climate Research: http://www.int-res.com/articles/cr_oa/c034p091.pdf.
9. Yan C, L Xu, T Xu, X Cao, F Wang, S Wang, S Hao, H Yang and Z Zhang*. 2013. Agricultural irrigation mediates climatic effects and density dependence in population dynamics of Chinese striped hamster in North China Plain. Journal of Animal Ecology 82(2): 334-344.
10. Zhang Z* 2003, Mutualism or cooperation among competitors promotes coexistence and competitive ability Ecological Modelling 164 (2-3), 271-282.
11. Li H, Zhang Z* 2003,Effect of rodents on acorn dispersal and survival of the Liaodong oak (Quercus liaotungensis Koidz.). Forest Ecology and Management 176 (1-3), 387-396.
12. Xiao Z, Jansen PA, Zhang Z*, 2006, Using seed-tagging methods for assessing post-dispersal seed fate in rodent-dispersed trees Forest Ecology and Management 223 (1-3), 18-23.
13. Yan C, Z Zhang*. 2014. Specific non-monotonous interactions increase persistence of ecological networks. Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20132797.
14. Cao L, Z Wang, C Yan, J Chen, C Guo, Z Zhang*. 2016. Differential foraging preferences on seed size by rodents result in higher dispersal success of medium-sized seeds. Ecology 97(11): 3070-3078.
15. Liu M, J Qu, M Yang, Z Wang, Y Wang, Y Zhang∗ and Z Zhang∗ 2012 Effects of quinestrol and levonorgestrel on populations of plateau pikas, Ochotona curzoniae, in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Pest Manag Sci 2012; 68: 592–601.

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