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WANG Zhengwei
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Qingsong Road 21, Panlong, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, China


Education experience: 

Sep. 2004-Jun. 2008   Biology, Chuxiong Normal University 

Jul. 2008- Jun. 2014    Honey bee biology, Yunnan Agricultural University 


Work experience: 

Jul. 2014 – Now:       Chemical Ecology Group, XTBG, CAS 

Jan. 2015- Sep. 2016   Bee brain volume analysis/ Bee navigation (with Radar tracking) with Prof. Randolf Menzel, Freie Universit Berlin 


Field of interest: 

Honeybee biology, Communication of social insects, Plant-Pollinator-Predator (Parasites) Interaction 


Recent Publications: 

1. Junjun Zhang, Zhengwei Wang*, Ping Wen, Yufeng Qu, Ken Tan* and James C. Nieh (2018) The reluctant visitor: an alkaloid in toxic nectar can reduce olfactory learning and memory in Asian honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221, jeb168344. doi:10.1242/jeb.168344 

2. Gao Chen*, Zhengwei Wang , Ping Wen, Wei Wei, Ya Chen, Hui Ai, Weibang Sun (2018) Hydrocarbons mediate seed dispersal: a new mechanism of vespicochory. The New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.15166 

3. Gao Chen*, ZhengWei Wang, Yan Qin, WeiBang Sun (2017) Seed dispersal by hornets: An unusual insect-plant mutualism. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, (online) 

4. Zhengwei Wang,  Ping Wen, Yufeng Qu, Shihao Dong,  Jianjun Li, Ken Tan* & James C. Nieh*2016Bees eavesdrop upon informative and persistent signal compounds in alarm pheromones. Scientific Reports 625693. doi:10.1038/srep25693 

5. Zhengwei Wang, Yufeng Qu, Shihao Dong, Ping Wen, Jianjun Li, Ken Tan*, Randolf Menzel (2016) Honey bees modulate their olfactory learning in the presence of hornet predators and alarm component. PLoS ONE,11(2): e0150399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150399 

7. Jianjun Li, Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan*, Yufeng Qu, James C. Nieh (2014) Effects of natural and synthetic alarm pheromone and individual pheromone components on foraging behavior of the giant Asian honey bee, Apis dorsataThe Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(19):3512-3518. doi: 10.1242/jeb.110171. 

8. Jianjun Li, Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan*, Yufeng Qu, James C. Nieh (2014) Giant Asian honeybees use olfactory eavesdropping to detect and avoid ant predators. Animal Behaviour, 97:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.015. 

9. Zhengwei Wang, Gao Chen, Ken Tan* (2014) Both olfactory and visual cues promote the hornet Vespa velutina to locate its honeybee prey Apis cerana.  Insectes Sociaux, 61(1):67-70. doi:10.1007/s00040-013-0326-2.

10. Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan* (2014) Comparative analysis of olfactory learning of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Apidologie,45(1):45-52. doi:10.1007/s13592-013-0228-3. 





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