About The Section
Publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues in all areas of agricultural science. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China.
The Agricultural Sciences section of the journal Current Chinese Science publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues in all areas of agricultural science. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China.
This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub-fields in the area. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following areas of agricultural sciences are of special interest to the readers of this journal:• Agricultural biotechnology
• Agricultural economics
• Agricultural engineering
• Animal science and aquaculture
• Crop physiology and agroecology
• Crop protection and cultivation
• Environmental implications of agricultural land
• Forestry, including dendrometry and forest inventory, forest management, landscape planning, natural protected areas and wood science
• Irrigation and water management
• Plant and animal breeding
• Soil science and agroclimatology
Dr. Tian Liu is a professor at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. He received his Bachelor and PhD from DUT in 2003 and 2009, respectively. His research interest is focused on the insect cuticle. He studies the component and formation process of insect cuticle to find new targets and technologies for pest control, to find new inspiration to design biomaterials, and to develop new biocatalysts for the utilization of biological resources. His has published more than 40 papers in reputed international journals.
Dr. Shaowu Xue obtained the doctor degree from Shanxi University in 2005, and did his postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Diego during 2007-2010. He worked at Shanxi University (2002-2013) and moved to Huazhong Agricultural University in 2013. His research interests are signaling transduction and ions transport in plant cells. Recently, he focused on disclosing the biological function of hydrogen sulfide interacting with plant hormones in plant development and stress responses. He has published over 30 papers in reputed journals.
Dr. Aocheng Cao is a professor at The Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). He received his Master's from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, in 2000 and PhD from the China Agricultural University, in 2006. His research interests include Fumigants, IPM of soil-borne diseases, Application technology of pesticides. Dr. Cao is a chief scientist for the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program of CAAS and The National Key Research and Development Program of China(2017YFD0201600). He is also the chair member of the Branch of Soil Disinfestation, Chinese Society of Agro-Ecological Environment Protection. Dr. Cao has published 40 national patents and more than 100 papers in various journals of repute.
Dr Shri Kant Tripathi received Doctor of Philosophy from the Banaras Hindu University (1992). He is currently a Professor at the Department of Forestry, MZU. His research interests include Ecosystem Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Carbon Sequestration, Soil-Microbe-Plant Interaction, Soil Fertility & Crop Productivity, and Ecosystem Sustainability. He has published 114 (Book 2; Book Chapters 20, Review Papers 13, Papers in conference Proceedings 6; Research Papers published 59, Articles/reports/book reviews) in distinguished journals.
Dr. Hong-Wei Xiao is a professor and a Ph.D. supervisor of the College of Engineering in China Agricultural University (CAU). Dr. Xiao's research focuses on developing innovative processing technologies and equipment for agricultural products and food, particularly in drying, blanching and osmotic dehydration processing operations. Dr. Xiao has published more than 150 papers in prestigious journals, such as Nature, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Carbohydrate Polymers, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Engineering, Drying Technology, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, etc. His works have been cited more than 5000 times with h-index- 40 according to Google scholar citations statistics. In addition, he has published 2 books and 11 book chapters, and obtained more than 30 Chinese licensed patents. He is one of the associate editors of Drying Technology, and is an editorial board member of several international journals. Dr. Xiao was awarded first prize in science and technology at provincial and ministerial level as the second contributor, and the Excellent Food Drying Research Award in recognition of the excellent research in the food drying area.
Dr. Zhiqiang Lu obtained his Ph.D in Entomology with focus on insect prophenoloxidase pathway activation and regulation from Oklahoma State University 2007, and joined Dr. Michael Strand’s group in University of Georgia as a postdoctoral scientist working on immune interaction between parasitoid wasp and host insect. In 2009, Dr. Lu settled in Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China studying silkworm, aphid and wasp physiology and immunology. His current research interests include nutrition immunology, interaction between immunity and development of insects.
Prof. Gyana R. Rout is working as Prof. & Head at the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India and is focusing his research on plant stress physiology and biotechnology. He has identified the ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter gene family in Indica rice genotypes for aluminum tolerance a limiting factor for rice productivity in acid soils. He has published over 220 research papers and 22 book chapters in International and National Journals of reputes. He edited two books i.e. "Molecular Stress Physiology of Plant" and and "Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops". Currently, he is working as Principal Investigator and Coordinator on Indo-UK project entitled “An integrated genomics/genetics approach for development of mungbean varieties with improved disease resistance” in the area of “Pulses and Oilseeds Research Initiative”.
Dr. Rafaqat Ali Gill currently works at the Department of Genomics and Molecular Biology, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan, China. Dr. Gill is working in field of genomics (including the genome wide association studies), whole genome duplication and polyploids in oil rich crop Brassica napus. Previously, he did research in the areas of plant stress physiology and functional genomics.
Dr. Xue-Qing Yang is currently a Professor at Shenyang Agricultural University, China. He received his Bachelor and PhD from Northwest A&F University in 2009 and 2014, respectively. His research interest is focused on the insecticide resistance mechanism and integrated pest management. He was awarded the Young Teacher Award by Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation of the Ministry of Education in 2018, and published more than 30 papers in reputed international journals.