(1) Basic Information

Dr. Jian Zu

Ph.D., Associate Professor
Doctoral Supervisor  

Department of Applied Mathematics

Xi’an Jiaotong University, PR China

(2) Education & Work Experience

   2009.4~2011.3, Ph.D., Graduate School of Science and Technology  (Mathematical Biology), Meiji University, Japan, Supervisor: Masayasu Mimura;

2011.5~2013.12, Lecturer of Department of Applied Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong Universtiy, PR China;

2014.1~Present, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong Universtiy, PR China.

(3) Contact

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Address: No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China
Postcode: 710049


(4) Teaching

<Higher Mathematics>,

<Linear Algebra>,

<Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics>,

<Mathematical Physics Equations>,

<Ordinary Differential Equations>,

<Matrix Analysis>,

<Dynamical Systems>.

(5) Editorial Board Members and Reviewers

Editorial Board Members
International Journal of Evolution, Editorial Board Members http://www.scitechnol.com/editorialboard-international-evolution.php
Journal of Theoretical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Ecological Modelling, BioSystems, Abstract and Applied Analysis. 
(6) Scientific Research

Research Interests

  • Mathematical biology;
  • Evolutionary dynamics of biodiversity;
  • Evolutionary dynamics of virus diversity;
  • Molecular evolutionary dynamics;
  • Statistical methods in molecular evolution;
  • The theory of adaptive dynamics and its application in ecology and infectious diseases;
  • Modeling the transmission dynamics of HBV in China and exploring the new control and prevention strategy.
 Published Papers

[19] Jian Zu, Guihua Zhuang, Peifeng Liang, Fuqiang Cui, Fuzhen Wang, Hui Zheng, Xiaofeng Liang. . Scientific Reports2017, 7, Article number: 2912PDF

[18] Jian Zu, Jinliang Wang, Gang Huang. Evolutionary diversification of prey and predator species facilitated by asymmetric interactions. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(9): e0163753.  PDF

[17] Jian Zu, Bo Yuan, Jianqiang Du. Top predators induce the evolutionary diversification of intermediate predator species. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2015, 387: 1-12.

[16] Peifeng Liang, Jian Zu, Juan Yin, Hao Li, Longfei Gao, Fuqiang Cui, Fuzhen Wang, Xiaofeng Liang, Guihua Zhuang. The independent impact of newborn hepatitis B vaccination on reducing HBV prevalence in China, 1992-2006: A mathematical model analysis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2015, 386: 115-121.

[15] Gang Huang, Jinliang Wang and Jian Zu. Global dynamics of multi-group dengue disease model with latency distributions, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 2015, 38(13): 2703-2718.

[14] Jian Zu, Jinliang Wang, Jianqiang Du. Adaptive evolution of defense ability leads to diversification of prey species. Acta Biotheoretica, 2014, 62(2): 207-234.

[13] Jian Zu, Jinliang Wang. Adaptive evolution of attack ability promotes the evolutionary branching of predator species. Theoretical Population Biology, 2013, 89: 12-23. (SCI)

[12] Jian Zu. Global qualitative analysis of a predator–prey system with Allee effect on the prey species, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 2013, 94: 33-54. (SCI)

[11] Jinliang WangJian ZuXianning Liu, Gang Huang, Jimin Zhang. Global dynamics of a multi-group epidemic model with general relapse distribution and nonlinear incidence rate, Journal of Biological Systems, 2012, 20 (3): 235-258. (SCI)

[10] Jian Zu, Yasuhiro Takeuchi. Adaptive evolution of anti-predator ability promotes the diversity of prey species: Critical function analysis, BioSystems, 2012, 109: 192-202. (SCI)

[9] Jian Zu, Jinliang Wang and Yasuhiro Takeuchi. Coevolutionary dynamics of predator-prey interactions. International Journal of Biomathematics, 2012, 5 (3): 1-31 (1260015). (SCI)

[8] Jian Zu, Kaifa Wang, Masayasu Mimura. Evolutionary branching and continuously stable coexistence of predator species: Critical function analysis. Mathematical Biosciences, 2011, 231: 210-224. (SCI, Impact Factor: 1.540)

[7] Jian Zu, Masayasu Mimura, Yasuhiro Takeuchi. Adaptive evolution of foraging-related traits in a predator-prey community. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2011, 268(1): 14-29. (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.208)

[6] Jian Zu, Masayasu Mimura. The impact of Allee effect on a predator-prey system with Holling type II functional response. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2010, 217(7): 3542-3556. (SCI, Impact Factor: 1.534)

[5] Jian Zu, Masayasu Mimura, Joe Yuichiro Wakano. The evolution of phenotypic traits in a predator-prey system subject to Allee effect. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2010, 262(3): 528-543. (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.371)

[4] Junkang Tian, Dongsheng Xu, Jian Zu. Novel delay-dependent asymptotic stability criteria for neural networks with time-varying delays. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2009, 228(1): 133-138. (SCI, Impact Factor:1.292)   

[3] Jian Zu, Wendi Wang, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Bo Zu, Kaifa Wang. On evolution under symmetric and asymmetric competitions. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2008, 254(2): 239-251. (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.454) 

[2] Jian Zu, Wendi Wang, Bo Zu. Evolutionary dynamics of prey-predator systems with Holling type II functional response. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2007, 4 (2): 221-237. (SCI, Impact Factor: 1.130)

[1] Jian Zu, Wendi Wang. Evolutionary dynamics of predator-prey systems subject to Allee effects. Journal of Southwest University (Natural Science Edition), 2007, 29 (4): 14-21.


[1] Jian Zu, Bo Zu, Gang Huang. Coevolution in a predator-prey system. Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Biological Dynamic System and Stability of Differential Equation, 2010, Volume I, 479-485. (CPCI)

[2] Jian Zu, Bo Zu. Evolutionary Branching and Evolutionarily Stable Coexistence of Competing Specie. Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Mathematical Biology, 2011, Vol. 2: 36-44.