Yubin Yang

Senior Biological Systems Analyst

Mailing Address:
1509 Aggie Drive
Beaumont, TX 77713
Phone & Fax: (409) 752-2741 ext. 2500
E-Mail: yyang@aesrg.tamu.edu
Office Location: Beaumont Center
Education: PHD, Agriculture, University of Florida, 1994
MS, Computer Science,University of Florida, 1999

Employment History:

2001.6-2001.10: Software Engineer (IT Consultant), National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland



Research Interests:

Software Engineering; Population Dynamics, Systems Analysis, Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Agroecosystems, Agricultural Decision Systems.


Responsibilities:

Develop and improve the Rice Population Systems Model
Maintain and support the TAMU/USDA computer systems and lab equipments as a member of the Support Team.
Help Design the Center website as a member of the Web Team.
Maintain the Center and the Research weather stations.


Current Publications:

1. Yang, Y., L. T. Wilson, M. E. Makela & M. A. Marchetti. 1998. Accuracy of numerical methods in solving the advection-diffusion equation as applied to the study of spore and insect dispersal. Ecological Modelling, 109: 1-24.
2. Yang, Y., L. T. Wilson, M. E. Makela, M. A. Marchetti & J. P. Krausz. 1998. Effect of leaf age and nodal position on leaf resistance to the rice blast, Pyricularia grisea Saccardo. Journal of Phytopathology, 146: 157-164.
3. Yang, Y., J. C. Allen, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1997. An age-structured population model of citrus rust mite: a fruit-mite-fungal pathogen system. Ecological Modelling, 104: 71-85.
4. Yang, Y., J. C. Allen, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1995. Relationship between population density of citrus rust mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) and damage to Hamlin orange fruit. Environ. Entomol. 24(5): 1024-1031.
5. Yang, Y., J. C. Allen, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1995. Frequency distribution of citrus rust mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) damage on fruit in Hamlin orange trees. Environ. Entomol. 24(5): 1018-1023.
6. Yang, Y., J. C. Allen, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1994. Citrus rust mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) damage effects on Hamlin orange fruit growth and drop. Environ. Entomol. 23(2): 244-247.
7. Yang, Y. 1994. Population dynamics and damage effects of the citrus rust mite, Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) (Acari: Eriophyidae). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida. 192 pp.
8. Yang, Y. & M. Huang. 1991. A computer simulation of the population life system of citrus psylla (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). Proceedings of the 6th International Asia Pacific Workshop on Integrated Citrus Health Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-30th June, 1991. 1991 FAO-UNDP RAS/86/022 Regional Project. pp. 128-145.
9. Yang, Y. 1989. Influence of light, temperature and humidity on the development, reproduction and survival of citrus psylla (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). Acta Ecologica Sinica. 9(4): 348-354.
10. Yang, Y. & M. Huang. 1988. Susceptibility of citrus psylla (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama) to diflubenzuron. Plant Protection 14(1): 8-9.
11. Yang, Y. 1986. A study on the ecology of citrus psylla (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). M.S. thesis, Guangdong Entomological Institute, Guangzhou, China. 86 pp.
12. Allen, J. C., Yubin Yang & J. L. Knapp. 1995. Temperature effects on development and fecundity of the citrus rust mite (Acari: Eriophyidae). Environ. Entomol. 24(5): 996-1004.
13. Allen, J. C., Y. Yang, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1995. The citrus rust mite story: A modelling approach to a fruit-mite-pathogen system, pp. 619-639. In D. Rosen, F. D. Bennett & J.L. Capinera [eds.], Pest Management in the Subtropics: Biological Control - A Florida Perspective. Intercept Ltd. Andover, UK.
14. Allen, J. C., Y. Yang, J. L. Knapp & P. A. Stansly. 1992. The functional response, reproductive function and movement rate of a grazing herbivore: The citrus rust mite on the orange. Florida Entomol. 75(1): 72-83.
15. Knapp, J., J. Pena, P. Stansly, J. Heppner & Y. Yang. 1993. Citrus leafminer, a new pest of citrus in Florida. Citrus Industry. October, 1993: 42-43, 62.