Assistant Professor

Chengdu Institute of Biology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

9 Section 4, RenminNan Road, Chengdu 610041, P. R. China


Research Areas

Spatial ecology and conservation biology of giant panda

Effecs of road on wildlife


2005-2009        Ph. D, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1997-2000        MA. Sc, Department of Biology, Beijing Normal University

1992-1997        B.S., Biochemistry, Department of Biology, Beijing Normal University


2021-                Professor of Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2006-2020        Associate professor of Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010-2011        Visiting scholar of Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

2003-2006        Research associate of Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences



  1. Yang, B., S. Qin, W. Xu, J. Busch, X. Yang, X. Gu, Z. Yang, Q. Dai*, Y Yu*, 2020. Building China's National Park System: A Gap Analysis for Giant Panda Conservation. Current Biology. 30, 1-5.

  2. Wei, W., R. R. Swaisgood, N. W. Pilfold, M. A. Owen, Q. Dai, F. Wei, H. Han, Z. Yang, X. Yang, X. Gu, J. Zhang, S. Yuan, M. Hong, J. Tang, H. Zhou, K. He, and Z. Zhang. 2020. Assessing the Effectiveness of China’s Panda Protection System. Current Biology. 30, 1-7.

  3. Qiu, L., H. Han, H. Zhou, M. Hong, Z. Zhang, X. Yang, X. Gu, W. Zhang, W. Wei*, Q. Dai*. 2019. Disturbance control can effectively restore the habitat of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Biological Conservation, 238,

  4. He, K., Q. Dai (co-first), X. Gu, Z. Zhang, J. Zhou*, D. Qi, X. Gu, X. Yang, W. Zhang, B. Yang*, and Z. Yang*. 2019. Effects of roads on giant panda distribution: a mountain range scale evaluation. Scientific Reports 9:1110. 

  5. He, K., Q. Dai (co-first), A. Foss-Grant, E. Gurarie, W. F. Fagan, M. A. Lewis, J. Qing, F. Huang, X. Yang, X. Gu, Y. Huang, H. Zhang, D. Li, X. Zhou, and Z. Yang. 2019. Movement and activity of reintroduced giant pandas. Ursus 29:163-174, 112.

  6. He, L., Q. Dai*, Z. Yang*, K. He, J. Qing, F. Huang, X. Gu*, X. Yang, Y. Huang, D. Li, H. Zhang, and X. Zhou. 2019. Assessing the health status of released, captive-bred giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) through activity patterns. Folia Zoologica 68:72-78, 77.

  7. Zhu, H., B. Yang, K. He, J. Qing, Z. Zhang, K. Zhang, B. Tang, Z. Yang*, Q. Dai*, X. Gu, X. Yang, Y. Huang, D. Li, and H. Zhang. 2019. Habitat utilization and release-site fidelity of translocated captive-bred giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Folia Zoologica 68:86-94, 89.

  8. Ameca, E. I., Q. Dai, Y. Nie, X. Gu, and F. Wei*. 2019. Implications of flood disturbance for conservation and management of giant panda habitat in human-modified landscapes. Biological Conservation 232:35-42. 

  9. Gong M, Z. Gao, S. Pang, Q. Dai, X. Pan, W. Wen, H. Li, F Qian, W. Wang. 2019. The partitioning of temporal movement patterns of breeding red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) induced by temperature. Turkish Journal of Zoology (2019) 43: 1-9. 

  10. Wei, W., R. R. Swaisgood, Q. Dai(co-first), Z. Yang, S. Yuan, M. A. Owen, N. W. Pilfold, X. Yang, X. Gu, H. Zhou, H. Han, J. Zhang, M. Hong, and Z. Zhang 2018. Giant panda distributional and habitat-use shifts in a changing landscape. Conservation Letters: e12575. 

  11. Wang L., J. Ding, Z. Yang, H. Chen, R. Yao, Q. Dai, Y. Ding, L. Zhu. 2019. Père David’s deer gut microbiome changes across captive and translocated populations: Implications for conservation. Evolutionary Applications. 0(0): 1752-4571. doi:10.1111/eva.12743. 

  12. He, K., J. Qing, Z. Zhang, B. Yang, K. Zhang, F. Huang, Z. Yang*, Q. Dai*, X. Gu, X. Yang, Y. Huang, D. Li and H. Zhang. 2018. Assessing the reproductive status of a breeding, translocated female giant panda using data from GPS collar. Folia Zoologica, 67(1):54-60.

  13. Li, S., W. Meng, D. Liu, Q. Yang, Li. Chen, Q. Dai, T. Ma, R. Gao, W. Ru, Y. Li, P. Yu, J. Lu, G. Zhang, H. Tian, H. Chai, Y. Li. 2018. Migratory whooper swans Cygnus cygnus transmit H5N1 virus between China and mongolia: combination evidence from satellite tracking and phylogenetics analysis. Scientific Reports, 8: 7049. 

  14. Wei, F., R. Costanza, Q. Dai, N. Stoeckl, X. Gu, S. Farber, Y. Nie, I. Kubiszewski, Y. Hu, R. Swaisgood, X. Yang, M. Bruford, Y. Chen, A. Voinov, D. Qi, M. Owen, L. Yan, D. C. Kenny, Z. Zhang, R. Hou, S. Jiang, H. Liu, X. Zhan, L. Zhang, B. Yang, L. Zhao, X. Zheng, W. Zhou, Y. Wen, H. Gao, and W. Zhang. 2018. The Value of Ecosystem Services from Giant Panda Reserves. Current Biology, 28:2174-2180 e2177. 

  15. Yang, Z, X Gu, Y Nie, F Huang, Y Huang, Q. Dai, Y Hu, Y Yang, X Zhou, H Zhang, X Yang, and F Wei, 2018. Reintroduction of the giant panda into the wild: A good start suggests a bright future. Biological Conservation. 217:181-186. 

  16. Li. Y, Q. Dai (co-first), R Hou, Z Zhang, P Chen, R Xue, F Feng, C Chen, J Liu, X Gu, Z Zhang*, D Qi*. 2018. Giant pandas can discriminate the emotions of human facial pictures. Scientific Reports, 7: 8437. 

  17. Qing, J, Z. S. Yang*, K. He, Z. J. Zhang*, X. D. Gu, X. Y. Yang, W. Zhang, B. Yang, D. W. Qi, and Q. Dai*. 2016. The minimum area requirements (MAR) for giant panda: an empirical study. Scientific Reports, 6:37715.

  18. Liu, G, T. Guan, Q Dai, H Li, and M. Gong. 2016. Impacts of temperature on giant panda habitat in the north Minshan Mountains. Ecology and Evolution. 2016 6(4): 987-996. 

  19. Qi, G., Y. Hu, J. R. Owens, Q. Dai, R. Hou, Z. Yang, and D. Qi. 2015. Habitat suitability for chiru (Pantholops hodgsonii): Implications for conservation management across the Tibetan region of Chang Tang. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 79(3): 384-392. 

  20. Timothée L. P., Q Dai, L Zhang, X Gao, H Sauquet. 2015. Diversification of Dombeyoideae (Malvaceae) in the Mascarenes: old taxa on young islands? International Journal of Plant Science. 176(2): 211-221. 

  21. Dai, Q.*, X. Zhan, B. Lu, J. Fu, Q. Wang, and D. Qi. 2014. Spatial genetic structure patterns of phenotype-limited and boundary-limited expanding populations: a simulation study. PLoS ONE 9: e85778.

  22. Chen G., J. Liu, Q. Dai, J. Jiang. 2014. Body surface area prediction in Odorrana grahami. Asian Herpetological Research. 5(1): 54-59. 2014.

  23. Lu, B., W. Yang, Q. Dai, J. Fu 2013. Using Genes as Characters and a Parsimony Analysis to Explore the Phylogenetic Position of Turtles. PLOS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079348

  24. Dai, Q*. and J. Fu, 2011. When central populations exhibit more genetic diversity than peripheral populations: A simulation study. Chinese Science Bulletin, 56(24) 2531-2540.

  25. Dai, Q*. and Y. Wang, 2011. Effect of road on the distribution of amphibians in wetland area - Test with model-averaged prediction. Polish Journal of Ecology, 59(4):813-821

  26. Gu, H., Q. Dai*, Q. Wang, Y. Wang, 2011. Factors contributing to amphibian road mortality in the Zoige Wetland. Current Zoology. 57(6): 768 - 774

  27. Huang, Y., Q. Dai, Y. Chen, H. Wan, J. Li, Y. Wang, 2011. Lizard species richness patterns in China and its environmental associations. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20(7), 1399-1414.

Research Interests

Computer simulation and GIS methods for wildlife spatial ecology



岳颖  硕士研究生  086000-生物与医药  

Honors & Distinctions

Sichuan Science and Technology Progress Award(First Prize, 2017)

Sichuan Science and Technology Progress Award(Second Prize, 2015)