Abbas Ali Zamani


Associate Professor
Head of Department of Plant Protection


Address:
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

P.O.Box:
67156-85438
    Phone: +98-833-8323734

Emails: (=AT)

azamani razi.ac.ir



EDUCATION:

  • B.Sc.:Plant Protection, Isfahan University of Technology, 1999.

  • M.Sc.:Agricultural Entomology, Tarbiat Modarres University, 2002.

  • Ph.D.:Agricultural Entomology, Tarbiat Modarres University, 2007.

  • Sabbatical leave as academic visitor in Department of Community Ecology, University of Bern, Switzerland October 2006- March 2007.


AREA OF EXPERTISE:

  • Population dynamics
  • •Prey-Predator Interaction

  • •Integrated Pest Management


TEACHING:

  • •Insect Ecology

  • •Prey-Predator Dynamics

  • •Biological Control

  • •Orchard Pests

  • •Stored Products Pests

  • •Toxicology


HONORS:

  • • First class student in Ph.D. entrance exam, 2002.

  • • Top Ph.D. graduated in College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modarres University, 2007.


MEMBERSHIP:

  • • The Entomological Society of Iran.


REVIEWER FOR:

  1. • Journal of Insect Science

  2. • Journal of Pest Science

  3. • Journal of Applied Entomology

  4. • Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology

  5. • Journal of Crop Protection

  6. • Journal of Entomological Research

  7. • Journal of Entomological Society of Iran

  8. • Iranian Journal of Plant Protection Science

  9. • Journal of Plant Protection

  10. • Journal of Biological Control of Pests and plant Diseases


SUPERVISOR OF:


 Ph.D. STUDENTS

  •      • Naser Farrar

  •      • Mahboobeh Hadadian

  •      • Najmeh Shirvani


    M.Sc. STUDENTS

  •      •Neda Kasraei

  •      •Maryam Mobarkian

  •      •Najmeh Shirvani

  •      •Yaser Nazari

  •      •Somayeh Barzegar

  •      •Maryam Zardooi

  •      •Masoumeh Payedar

  •      •Zeinab Naderi

  •      •Negin Ezzati

  •      •Sana Daei Chin

  •      •Somayeh Karamian
     
  •      •Hosna Montazersaheb

  •      •Elnaz Molaei
      

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. • Barzegar, S., A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, R. Vafaei Shooshtari and N. Shirvani Farsani. 2016.Temperature-Dependent Development Modeling of the Phorid Fly Megaselia halterata (Wood) (Diptera: Phoridae). Neotropical Entomology doi: 10.1007/s13744-016-0400-3.
  2. Farrar, N., A. A. Zamani, N. Moeeny Naghadeh, E. Azizkhani and M. Haghani. 2016. Estimation of development threshold and thermal requirements of Jujube lappet moth Streblotesiva (Lefebvre). Iranian Journal of Forest and Range Protection Research 13: 156-166.
  3. Mobarakian, M., A. A. Zamani, J. Karimzadeh, N. Moeeny Naghadeh and M. S. Emami. 2016. Insecticidal effects of crude extracts of six officinal plants on the cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Col., Bruchidae). Journal of Plant Protection 29: 499-510.
  4. Hazini, F., A. A. Zamani, F. J. Peris-Felipo, Z. Yari, and E. Rakhshani. 2015. Alysiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitoids of the pea leaf miner, Chromatomyia horticola (Goureau, 1851)(Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Kermanshah, Iran. Journal of Crop Protection 4: 97-108.

  5. • Changizi, S., R. Vafaei Shooshtari, S. S. Modarres Najafabadi, and A. A. Zamani. 2014. Seasonal fluctuations of percent parasitism of the leaf miner Agromyza sp. (Dip., Agromyzidae) on chickpea Journal of Entomological Research 6: 135-143 (in Persian).

  6. • Disney, R. H. L., S. Barzegar, A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, and R. V. Shoushtari. 2014. Two new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera, Phoridae) reared from fungi in Iran. Fragmenta Faunistica 55: 41-48.

  7. • Farrar, N., M. J. Farsi, H. Asgari, A. A. Zamani, and S. R. Golestaneh. 2014. Insecticidal and deterrence effects of ethanol extract from Calotropis procera (asclepiadaceae) leaves against Tribolium castaneum, T. confusum (Col.: Tenebrionidae) and Thiacidas postica (Lep.: Noctuidae). Agricultural Pest Management 1: 23-35.

  8. • Khaghani, S., S. Goldasteh, A. A. Zamani, R. V. Shoushtari, and S. S. M. Najafabadi. 2014. Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on damage of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch) on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Research on Crops 15: 450-453.

  9. • Mobarakian, M., A. A. Zamani, J. Karmizadeh, N. Moeeny Naghadeh, and M. S. Emami. 2014. Modelling development of Callosobruchus maculatus and Anisopteromalus calandrae at various constant temperatures using linear and non-linear models. Biocontrol Science and Technology 24: 1308-1320.

  10. • Barzegar, S., A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, and R. Vafaei Shooshtari. 2013. First records of the fungus gnats (Dip., Mycetophilidae) reared from fruiting bodies of Agaric fungi in Kermanshah province, IRAN. Journal of Crop Protection 2: 163-169.

  11. • Darabi, A., M. Haghani, A. Jamshidnia, A. A. Zamani, and N. Farrar. 2013. Functional response of Stethorus gilvifrons (Col: Coccinelidae) prey on adult females of the sugar cane mite Oligonychus sacchari (Acari: Tetranychidae) Journal of Entomological Research 5: 251-262 (in Persian).

  12. • Hazini, F., A. A. Zamani, M. Sasakawa, E. Rakhshani, and M. Torabi. 2013. A contribution to the agromyzid leaf miners (Diptera: Agromyzidae) of Kermanshah, Iran. Journal of the Entomological Research Society 15: 101-107.

  13. • Modarres Najafabadi, S. S., and A. A. Zamani. 2013. The effect of common bean cultivars on life table parameters of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Persian Journal of Acarology 2: 297-310.

  14. • Mohammadi, E., A. A. Zamani, S. Goldasteh, and F. Jalilian. 2013. Population fluctuation and biology of oak moth, Porthesia melania Stgr. (Lep., Lymantriidae). Journal of Entomological Research 5: 287-296 (in Persian).

  15. • Shirvani-Farsani, N., A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, and K. Kheradmand. 2013. Toxicity of three insecticides and tobacco extract against the fungus gnat, Lycoriella auripila and the economic injury level of the gnat on button mushroom. Journal of Pest Science 86: 591-597.

  16. • Shirvani Farsani, N., A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, and K. Kheradmand. 2013. Effect of temperature and button mushroom varieties on life history of Lycoriella auripila (Diptera: Sciaridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 115-123.

  17. • Tazerouni, Z., A. A. Talebi, E. Rakhshani, and A. A. Zamani. 2013. Comparison of life table parameters of Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia, and its parasitoid, Diaeretiella rapae under constant temperatures. Applied Entomology and Phytopathology 81: 1-10.

  18. • Akbari, F., A. Askarianzadeh, A. A. Zamani, and M. H. Hosseinpour. 2012. Biological characteristics of three Trichogramma species on the eggs of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.). Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 45: 2364-2368.

  19. • Arabian, M., N. Moeeny Naghadeh, A. A. Zamani, and F. Jalilian. 2012. Prey preference of Eupeodes corollae (Dip.: Syrphidae) on different nymphal instars of Brevicoryne brassicae (Hem.: Aphididae). Journal of Entomological Society of Iran 32: 21-35 (in Persian).

  20. • Nazari, Y., A. A. Zamani, S. M. Masoumi, E. Rakhshani, O. Petrovic†-Obradovic†, S. Tomanovic†, P. Stary, and Z. Tomanovic†. 2012. Diversity and host associations of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in the farmlands of western Iran. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 559-584.

  21. • Rostami, M., A. A. Zamani, S. Goldasteh, R. Shoushtari, and K. Kheradmand. 2012. Influence of nitrogen fertilization on biology of Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae) reared on Chrysanthemum iindicum (Asteraceae). Journal of Plant Protection Research 52: 118-121.

  22. • Zamani, A. A., M. Haghani, and K. Kheradmand. 2012. Effect of temperature on reproductive parameters of Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (hyHmenoptera: Braconidae) on Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in laboratory conditions. Journal of Crop Protection 1: 35-40.

  23. • Akbari, F., A. Askarianzadeh, M. R. Attaran, and A. A. Zamani. 2011. The effect of temperature on the parasitism of three species of Trichogramma pintoi, T. brassicae, T. embryophagum (Hym.: Trichogrammatidae) on Plutella xylostella (Lep., Plutellidae) in laboratory conditions. Plant Protection (Scientific Journal of Agriculture) 34: 13-21.

  24. • Mirmoayedi, A., A. A. Zamani, and N. Kasrayie. 2011. Effect of spinosad towards insect pests of stored products, Lasioderma serricorne F. and Tribolium confusum DuVal. Pesticide Research Journal 23: 111-113.

  25. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, and A. A. Zamani. 2011. First report of Lecanicillium lecanii and its sexual stage, from Iran. Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 46: 279-280.

  26. • Purbehi, H., A. A. Talebi, A. A. Zamani, S. Goldasteh, and N. Farrar. 2011. Comparison of the life table and reproduction parameters of the Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) (Lep., Pyralidae) on three cultivars of date in laboratory conditions. Journal of Entomological Research 3: 143-151 (in Persian).

  27. • Sanatgar, E., R. V. Shoushtari, A. A. Zamani, M. Arbabi, and E. S. Nejadian. 2011. Effect of frequent application of hexythiazox on predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Academic Journal of Entomology 4: 94-101.

  28. •Amiri, A., A. A. Talebi, A. A. Zamani, and K. Kamali. 2010. Effect of temperature on demographic parameters of the hawthorn red midget moth, Phyllonorycter corylifoliella, on apple. Journal of Insect Science 10.

  29. • Purbehi, H., A. A. Talebi, A. A. Zamani, S. Goldasteh, and N. Farrar. 2010. Comparison of the Biological charactersitics of Plodia interpunctella Hubner (Lep., Pyralidae) on three cultivars date in laboratory conditions Journal of Entomological Research 4: 279-288 (in Persian).

  30. • Tahriri Adabi, S., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and A. A. Zamani. 2010. Life History and demographic parameters of Aphis fabae (Hem., Aphididae) and its parasitoid, Aphidius matricariae (Hym., Aphidiidae) on four sugar beet cultivars. Acta Entomologica Serbica 15: 61-73.

  31. • Vafaei, S., S. Goldasteh, A. A. Zamani, and E. Sanatgar. 2010. Effects of three soybean cultivars on biological and reproduction parameters of Orius albidipennis Rueter (Hem., Anthocoridae) as predatory bug of two spotted mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) under laboratory conditions. Journal of Entomological Research 4: 325-341 (in Persian).

  32. •Goldasteh, S., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, H. Ostovan, A. A. Zamani, and R. Shoushtari Vafaei. 2009. Effect of temperature on life history and population growth parameters of Planococcus citri (Homoptera, Pseudococcidae) on coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) codd.). Archives of Biological Sciences 61: 329-336.

  33. • Zamani, A. A., S. Vafaei, R. Vafaei, S. Goldasteh, and K. Kheradmand. 2009. Effect of host plant on the functional response of Orius albidipennis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 50: 125-129.

  34. • Ebrahimi, N., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and A. A. Zamani. 2008. Host plants effect on preference, development and reproduction of Plutella xylostella (L.)(Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) under laboratory conditions. Advances in Environmental Biology 2: 108-114.

  35. • Kheradmand, K., and A. A. Zamani. 2008. Life table and reproductive parameters of two mushroom pests, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Astigmata) and Pediculaster flechtmanni (Acari: Prostigmata). Journal of Entomological Research 32: 99-102.

  36. • Rakhshani, E., Z. Tomanovic, P. Stary, A.-A. Talebi, N. G. Kavallieratos, A. A. Zamani, and S. Stamenkovic. 2008. Distribution and diversity of wheat aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in Iran. European Journal of Entomology 105: 863-870.

  37. • Tahriri Adabi, S., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and A. A. Zamani. 2007. Host stage preference, functional response and mutual interference of Aphidius matricariae (Hym.: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) on Aphis fabae (Hom.: Aphididae). Entomological Science 10: 323-331.

  38. • Zamani, A. A., A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and V. Baniameri. 2007. Effect of temperature on life history of Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), two parasitoids of Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Environmental entomology 36: 263-271.

  39. • Fathipour, Y., M. Haghani, A. A. Talebi, V. Baniameri, and A. A. Zamani. 2006. Natural parasitism of Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on cucumber under field and greenhouse conditions. IOBC WPRS Bulletin 29: 163.

  40. •Talebi, A. A., A. A. Zamani, G. E. Mohammadi, Y. Fathipour, and S. Moharamipour. 2006. Biological characteristics of Megaselia halterata (Diptera: Phoridae), as important pest of button mushroom in karaj, iran Journal Of Agricultural Science 4: 53-62 (in Persian).

  41. • Talebi, A. A., A. A. Zamani, Y. Fathipour, V. Baniameri, K. Kheradmand, and M. Haghani. 2006. Host stage preference by Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) as parasitoids of Aphis gosoypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on greenhouse cucumber. IOBC WPRS BULLETIN 29: 181.

  42. • Zamani, A. A., A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and V. Baniameri. 2006. Temperature-dependent functional response of two aphid parasitoids, and (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), on the cotton aphid. Journal of Pest Science 79: 183-188.

  43. • Zamani, A. A., A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and V. Baniameri. 2006. Temperature-dependent functional response of two aphid parasitoids, Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), on the cotton aphid. Journal of Pest Science 79: 183-188.

  44. • Zamani, A. A., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and V. Baniameri. 2006. Effect of temperature on biology and population growth parameters of Aphis gossypii Glover (Hom., Aphididae) on greenhouse cucumber. Journal of Applied Entomology 130: 453-460.

  45. • Zamani, A. A., A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, and G. E. Mohammadi. 2005. Investigation on morphological and biological characteristics of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae), as an important pest of button mushroom in karaj, iran. The Scientific Journal of Agriculture 27: 45-58 (in Persian).

  46. • Talebi, A. A., A. A. Zamani, and G. E. Mohammadi. 2003. Identification and description of some injurious dipterous pests of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) in Karaj. Applied Entomology and Phytopathology 71: 91-102 (in Persian).

  47. • Talebi, A. A., A. A. Zamani, Y. Fathipour, and G. E. Mohammadi. 2003. Biological notes on Lycoriella auripila (Dip.: Sciaridae) and Coboldia fuscipes (Dip.: Scatopsidae), as important pests of button mushroom in karadj. Journal Of Entomological Society of Iran 23: 21-40 (in Persian).


SOME SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS:

  1. • Mobarakian, M., A. A. Zamani, J. Karmizadeh, N. Moeeny Naghadeh, and M. S. Emami. 2013. Effect of mutual interference on searching efficiency of Anisopteromalus calandrae (Hym. Pteromalidae) on Callosobruchus maculatus (Col., Bruchidae). Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kermanshah, Iran, pp: 950-952.

  2. • Nader, Z., A. A. Zamani, and N. Moeeny Naghadeh. 2013. Life table parameters of the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lep.: Gelechiidae on tomato primo cultivar Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kermanshah, Iran, pp: 967-969.

  3. • Barzegar, S., A. A. Zamani, S. Abbasi, N. Shirvani and R. Vafaei Shooshtari. 2013. Life history of Megaselia halterata (Diptera: Phoridae) at various constant temperatures. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kermanshah, Iran, pp: 877-879.

  4. • Ezati, N., A. A. Zamani, and N. Moeeny Naghadeh. 2013. Sub-lethal effect of flubendiamide on development of Tuta absoluta (Lep. Gelechiidae). Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kermanshah, Iran, pp: 895-897.

  5. • Zamani, A. A., N. Kasraei, S. Bahraminejad and Y. Nazari. 2012. Insecticidal effects of two plants extracts on Tribolium confusum (Col., Tenebrionidae) and Bruchus lentis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Proceeding of National Congress on Medicinal Plants, Kish, Iran, pp: 249.

  6. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, A. A. Zamani and Fotokian, M. H. 2011. The spatial distribution of Pulvinaria floccifera in the tea gardens of Iran. Proceeding of Global Conference of Entomology, Thailand, pp: 332.

  7. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, A. A. Zamani and Fotokian, M. H. 2011. The relationship between population of Pulvinaria floccifera and the rate of mortality due to fungi Lecanicellium in the plain and hilly tea gardens of Iran. Proceeding of Global Conference of Entomology, Thailand, pp: 30.

  8. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, A. A. Zamani and Fotokian, M. H. 2011. First report of Aphytis proclia on Pulvinaria floccifera in the tea gardens of Iran. Proceeding of Global Conference of Entomology, Thailand, pp: 29.

  9. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, A. A. Zamani and Fotokian, M. H. 2011. Population dynamics of Pulvinaria floccifera in the plain and hilly the gardens of Iran. Proceeding of Global Conference of Entomology, Thailand, pp: 135.

  10. • Moeeny Naghadeh, N., M. Arabian, A. A. Zamani, and F. Jalilian. 2011. Temperature-dependent development of Eupeodes corollae (Diptera: Syrphidae) as a predator of the cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Proceeding of IX European Congress of Entomology, Budapest, Hungary, pp: 126.

  11. • Naeim Amini, S., H. Abbasipour, S. Aghajanzadeh, A. A. Zamani and Fotokian, M. H. 2011. Effect of Lecanicillium muscarium and L. lecanii on the cottony camellia scale, Pulvinaria floccifera (Westwood) (Homoptera: Coccidae) on tea plant. Proceeding of IX European Congress of Entomology, Budapest, Hungary, pp: 128.

  12. •Kasraei, N., A. A. Zamani, N. Moeeny Naghadeh, Sh. Asgari and M. M Mahjoub. 2011. Effect of temperature on population growth parameters of Trissolcus vassilievi, an egg parasitoid of Sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps. Proceeding of IX European Congress of Entomology, Budapest, Hungary, pp: 189.

  13. • Zamani, A. A., Talebi, A. A., Fathipour, Y. and Baniameri, V. 2010. Switching behaviour of parasitoid wasps, Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hym., Braconidae) on melon aphid, Aphis gossypii (Hem., Aphididae). Proceeding of the 19th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Iran , pp. 65.

  14. • Zamani, A. A., Talebi, A. A., Fathipour, Y. and Baniameri, V. 2010. Influence of temperature on population growth parameters of Aphidius colemani and Aphidius matricariae (Hym., Braconidae) on melon aphid, Aphis gossypii (Hem., Aphididae)', Proceeding of the 19th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Iran , pp. 66.

  15. • Zamani, A. A., Talebi, A. A., Fathipour, Y. and Baniameri, V. 2005. Effect of temperature on biology and growth population parameters of Aphis gossypii reared on greenhouse cucumber. Proceedings 5th Asian Pacific Congress of Entomology. Jeju, South Korea, pp, 83.

  16. • Zamani, A. A., Talebi, A. A., Mohammadi Goltapeh, E. and S. Moharramipour 2002. Study on the morphological and biological characteristics of Lycoriella auripila (Diptera: Sciaridae), an important pest of button mushroom in Karadj, Iran. Proceeding of the 15th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, pp. 132.

  17. • Zamani, A. A., Talebi, A. A., Mohammadi Goltapeh, E. and Y Fathipour 2002. Study on the morphological and biological characteristics of Cobuldia fuscipes (Diptera: Scatopsidae), an important pest of button mushroom in Karadj, Iran. Proceeding of the 15th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, pp. 133.

  18. • Talebi, A. A., Zamani, A. A. and E. Mohammadi Goltapeh 2002. Study on the morphological and biological characteristics of Megaselia halterata (Diptera: Phoridae), an important pest of button mushroom in Karadj, Iran. Proceeding of the 15th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, pp. 134.

  19. • Talebi, A. A., Zamani, A. A. and E. Mohammadi Goltapeh 2002. Study on the morphological and biological characteristics of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae), an important pest of button mushroom in Karadj, Iran. Proceeding of the 15th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, pp. 135.


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