The Zhou lab

Biodiversity, Evolution and Network
​China Agricultural University

We are interested in understanding the general pattern and evolutionary history of biodiversity. Insects are major players of our ecosystems, including herbivores, predators, parasitoids, and pollinators. They also serve as hosts, harboring a well fortune of microbial diversity, which can be essential to the survival of the insects or bringing massive damage to crops and forests. By understanding how these systems interact and evolve, we hope to learn some of the most intriguing questions in evolutionary biology and to contribute to the improvement of human's well-being. 


We are currently working on a number of research projects using insects as model systems.