About me

Dr. Yi Zou (邹怡) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences at XJTLU. He is an ecologist and entomologist studying conservation biology, landscape ecology and ecosystem services in agricultural and forest ecosystems. He is particularly interested in how changing landscapes affect arthropod diversity, pollination and biological pest control services. His research interests also include how to effectively measure biodiversity at different dimensions by model simulation and empirical studies. Yi is an associate editor of Journal of Applied Ecology.

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Shasha Zou

Shasha Zou (2023 - )

PhD Project: 

Impacts of urbanization on pollinator diversity

Shanxing Gong

Shanxing Gong (2019-2023)  works as a postdoc research fellow in Peking University after graduation

PhD Project:

The impact of changing landscapes on arthropod diversity and biological pest control in agro-ecosystem.


Xiaoyu Shi

Xiaoyu Shi (2018-2022) works as a postdoc research fellow in Chinese Academy of Sciences after graduation

PhD Project:

The impact of agricultural landscape and pesticide exposure on pollinator community in small-holder agroecosystem in China

Maede Faghihinia

Maede Faghihinia (2017-2020) works as a postdoc research fellow in Czech Academy of Science after graduation

PhD Project:

Effects of long-term grazing intensity on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil carbon fluxes in a steppe ecosystem

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Operate Wetchat public account: biodiversity data analysis. Welcome scan and follow. 运营微信公众号:生物多样性数据分析,欢迎扫码关注。

PhD Recruitment 博士生招聘

I am recruiting PhD candidates in the following areas:
  • Agricultural and Urban Landscape Ecology
  • Arthropod Diversity and Ecosystem Services (Pollination & Biocontrol)
  • Biodiversity Conservation Related Theoretical Ecology

Please contact me if you are interested.

  • 农业与城市景观生态学
  • 节肢动物多样性和生态系统服务(授粉和控害)
  • 生物多样性保护相关的理论生态学


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Agricultural diversification promotes sustainable and resilient global rice production

X He, P Batáry, Y Zou, W Zhou, G Wang, Z Liu, Y Bai, S Gong, Z Zhu, ...

Opportunities and challenges in Asian bee research and conservation

N Warrit, J Ascher, P Basu, V Belavadi, A Brockmann, D Buchori, ...

Optimizing low-cost sampling of pollinator insects in oilseed rape fields

XY Shi, M Orr, A Luo, MQ Wang, P Guo, QS Zhou, Z Niu, H Qiao, Y Zou, ...
Last updated on 27 September 2023, 5:00 AM

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R workshop Series

Title: Data analysis with R language - an introduction

By: Yi Zou Uploaded profile picture


R is the most popular language in Data Science that has been widely used in industry, business and scientific researches. This workshop will provide a general introduction of R language. After the workshop, you will learn how to run R, how do some basic analysis, and how to write your own function. We hope you will start and enjoy your data analysis journey.


  • Introduction, reading data, basic mathematics and statistics
  • Write your own function
  • Practice



Date and Time: 09 Nov 2022, 14:00 -15:30

Location: ES211

Mode: onsite and online

Online link: TBD after registration

Registration: Internal (for XJTLU staff and students), External

For more details please see XJTLU Library Newsletter


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