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Entomologist

Zeyaur Rahman Khan, Indian entomologist. Achievements include determination of allelochem. mechanisms of host plant resistance for major insect pests of rice, maize, soybean and wheat; development of improved methods to evaluate crop plants for insect resistance; identification of insect pheromones; investigation role of wild habitats in insect pest outbreaks.

Background

Khan, Zeyaur Rahman was born on February 7, 1955 in Aurangabad, Bihar, India. Son of Tauquirur Rahman and Zinatun (Nisa) Khan.

Education

Master of Science in Insect Taxonomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Insect Physiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, 1980.

Career

Assistant professor Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar, India, 1980-1983. Postdoctoral scientist International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 1983-1985. Research associate University Wisconsin, Madison, 1985-1986.

Associate entomologist International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, 1987-1991. Research scientist International Center Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, 1987-1989, senior research scientist Kenya, 1990-1993, principal research scientist Kenya, since 1994. Visiting assistant professor University Philippines, Los Banos, 1987-1991.

Coordinator for IPM in deepwater rice for Asia International Rice Research Institute, 1988-1991. Visiting senior scientist Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1993-1993. Referee Insect Science and Its Application, Kenya, Crop Protection, United Kingdom, Technical Architecture Group, Germany.

Achievements

  • Achievements include determination of allelochem. mechanisms of host plant resistance for major insect pests of rice, maize, soybean and wheat. Development of improved methods to evaluate crop plants for insect resistance. Identification of insect pheromones.

    Investigation role of wild habitats in insect pest outbreaks.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: World Bibliography of Rice Stem Borers, 1991, Insect Pests of Rice, 1994, Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Plants, 1994. Contributor over 50 articles to international journals and chapters to 9 books.

Membership

Member Entomological Society of America, Philippine Association Entomologists, Crop Science Society of Philippines, Kans, Entomological Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Tamanna, February 7, 1979. Children: Zeba, Rizwan, Anam.

father:
Tauquirur Rahman Khan

mother:
Zinatun (Nisa) Khan

spouse:
Tamanna

child:
Zeba Khan

child:
Rizwan Khan

child:
Anam Khan