Ai-Ping Liang received his Ph.D. degree in entomology in 1988 from the Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Shaanxi, China. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IZCAS), Beijing, China, from 1989 to 1991. Thereafter, he joined the IZCAS and was promoted to an Associate Professor and a Professor in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He was a Theodore Roosevelt Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA in 1995–1996 and a Royal Society Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. in 1998–1999. He was a visiting scientist at the Natural History Museum, London, U.K. and the National Australian Insect Collection at the CSIRO, Canberra, Australia in 2005 and 2009, respectively. His research interests are focused in the taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny, evolution and biogeography of the Oriental and eastern Palearctic Cercopoidea and Fulgoroidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). He is currently the Chair of the Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Zoology at the IZCAS. He served as the Vice Chair of the Center for Systematic and Evolutionary Zoology at the IZCAS in 2003–2007 and the Vice Director of the Zoological Collection at the IZCAS in 2005–2007. He currently serves as an Editor or Editorial Board Member for the Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, China Nature, Entomotaxonomia, Insect Science, Journal of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society and Oriental Insects. He has published more than 160 research papers.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2010