Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences
Beijing, Beijing, China (People's Republic)
1979-1983 Student in Plant Protection in Shanxi Agricultural University; Bachelor thesis: Population dynamics of cereal aphids and their natural enemies in winter wheat field
1986-1989 Student in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; MSc thesis: Population dynamics, thermal reactions and overwintering of the diamondback moth
1989-1996: Junior investigator in Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Studied diapause and developing technology for mass production, storage and field release of parasitoids Trichogramma
1996-2000 Doctor candidate in Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, Dissertation: Modeling and simulation the population dynamics of cereal aphids in north Germany
2001-present: Associate, full professor (2006-), head of Climate Change Biology Research Group in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; deputy director of Data Centre in Plant Pests and Diseases.
We aim to discover potential impacts of detailed natural changes in temperature on pests, predators and their interactions. We analyse the features of temperature changes under climate change in different seasons and locations; 2) explore demographic changes of insect populations by simulating natural fluctuating temperatures with >30 climate chambers, open top chambers, field surveys and meta-analysis; 3) investigating the adaptation of insects to climate change especially the extreme high temperature; 4) developing simulation models of population dynamics driven by climate changes; 5) exploring physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insects to respond to temperature changes; 6) developing practical technologies for pest prediction and management to reduce the chemical applications in grape gardens, apple orchards, wheat and vegetable fields.
Model species: Drosophila zusukii, cereal aphids (Sitobion avenae, Rhopalosiphum padi, Schizaphis graminum, Metopolophium dirhodum), the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), the peach fruit moth (Carposina sasaki), the oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta), ladybird beetles
Ma CS et al. 2021. Climate warming promotes pesticide resistance through expanding overwintering range of a global pest. Nature Communications, 12:5351
Ma CS et al. 2021. Survive a Warming climate: insect responses to extreme high temperatures. Annual Review of Entomology, 66: 163-184.
Zhu L, … Ma CS*. 2021. Extreme climate shifts pest dominance hierarchy through thermal evolution and transgenerational plasticity. Functional Ecology, 35:1524-1537.
Ma G … Ma CS*. 2021. Night warming alters mean warming effects on predator–prey interactions by modifying predator demographics and interaction strengths. Functional Ecology, 35:2094–2107
Wang XJ & Ma CS 2022. Challenge generality of prediction based on Jensen’s inequality: Moderate and large temperature fluctuations can lead to opposite performance deviation at high mean temperature. 10.1127/entomologia/2022/1410
Thursday, August 18, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Thursday, August 18, 2022
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM EDT