Mohsen Mehrparvar
 
Mohsen Mehrparvar
Dr. Mohsen Mehrparvar

   (Assistant Professor)

   Department of Biodiversity

   Institute of Science and High Technology and  
   Environmental Sciences

   Graduate University of Advanced Technology

   7631133131 Kerman, IRAN


   Office:  +98 3433 776611-13

   Fax: +98 3433 776617        
EDUCATION

2009-2013                                       Ph.D. in Ecology
                                                 Technische Universität München, Germany
                                    Thesis: Metacommunity Ecology in a Plant-Herbivore System


2002-2005                          M.Sc. in Agricultural Entomology
         Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.
       Thesis: Bioecology of Macrosiphum rosae and rose aphid fauna in Isfahan, Iran.


1997-2002                                 B.Sc in Plant Protection
                                     Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.
                     Senior Project:  Preparation of pictorial software of Iranian agricultural pests.



RESEARCH INTERESTS
                Aphid ecology especially community ecology of aphids and their interactions with other insects such as
                           natural enemies and mutualistic ants

                Systematics and biodiversity of aphids (Traditional and molecular systematic)



TITLES & POSITIONS

     January 2014 - Present
          Director of International & Scientific Cooperation Office (ISCO), Graduate
                University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.

     October 2013 - Present
       Assistant Professor, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.

     November 2009 - Present 
            Subject Editor, North-Western Journal of Zoology. Oradea, Romania.

     September 2005 - April 2009
Academic staff, Department of Ecology, International Center for Science, High Technology & Environmental
Sciences. Kerman, Iran.

     October 2008 - April 2009
Assistant of Research Institute of Environmental Sciences. Kerman, Iran.

     November 2007 - October 2008
Director of Research and Technology administration, International Center for Science, High Technology &
Environmental Sciences. Kerman, Iran.

     January 2006 - April 2009
            Head of Entomology Lab., International Center for Science, High Technology &
                    Environmental Sciences. Kerman, Iran.

     February 2005 - July 2008
Lecturer, Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman.
Kerman, Iran.


HONORS & AWARDS
          The best researcher in Entomology (based on Ph.D. thesis), elected by Entomological Society of Iran in 2014.
       
          Winner of a scholarship by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran to continue toward Ph. D.
             study in foregin countries in 2008.

          The Best Researcher of International Center for Science, High Technology & Environmental Sciences (ICST) in
             2007.
         
          The first-best student graduated in Agricultural Entomology, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) (in M.Sc.
             degree) in 2005.
        
          Winner of fellowship in Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) in 2003.


GRADUATE STUDENT'S THESIS ADVISOR
          Goodarzifar, Z. (2010) Study of aphid fauna (Hem.: Aphididae) associated with wild plants family Asteraceae in
              North-West of Fars province. Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. 

          Ganjalikhani, S. (2009) The study of population fluctuations of the wheat aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) and
              bioecology of their important parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphidiinae) in Kerman. Zaboul University, Iran.

          Barahoei, G. H. (2009) A study of biodiversity of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Kerman province.
              Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.

   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching courses for graduate students: Ecological Entomology and Plant Resistance to Insects. In Graduate
University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran. (February 2014 - Present).

Teaching courses for undergraduate students: Entomology, Technology of chemical control, Pests of garden
plants, Pests of agricultural crops and Pests of stored products. In Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.
(February 2005 - July 2008).


COOPERATION WITH SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
         Editorial board
         Subject editor of North-Western Journal of Zoology (2009 - Present)

         Reviewer (*=more than once)
         Bulletin of Entomological Research
         Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (DEZ)
         Entomologica Fennica *
         Iranian Journal of Biology *
         International Journal of Molecular Sciences
         North-western Journal of Zoology *
         PLoS ONE
         Agricultural Pest Management*
        
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS 
1999-Present: Member of Entomological Society of Iran.
2006-Present: Member of Iranian Society of Biology.
2008- 2009: Member of Iranian Network for Environmental Research & Technology.
 
 
 
 
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PUBLICATIONS
 
      Peer review Journals
 
Mehrparvar, M. (2016) Aphids Living on Berberis in Iran: New record of Liosomaphis atra Hille Ris Lambers, 1966 (Hem.: Aphididae). North-Western Journal of Zoology. (in press): e162201.
 
 
Zytynska, S. E., Meyer, S. T., Sturm, S., Ullmann, W., Mehrparvar, M. & Weisser, W. W. (2016) Secondary bacterial symbiont community in aphids responds to plant diversity. Oecologia. 180(3): 735-747.
 
 
Bálint, J., Zytynska, S. E., Salamon, R. V., Mehrparvar, M., Weisser, W. W., Schmitz, O. J., Benedek, K. & Balog, A. (2016) Intraspecific differences in plant chemotype determine the structure of arthropod food webs. Oecologia. 180(3): 797-807.
 
 
Mirzamohamadi, S., Hosseini, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Karimi, J. & Mehrparvar, M. (2015) Symbiotic ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) associated with aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Golestan Province, Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics. 11(2): 101-111.
 
 
Farahpour-Haghani, A., Jalaeian, M. & Mehrparvar, M. (2015) First report of Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (L.) (Hem.: Aphididae) on Azolla filiculoides from Iran and its male formation on secondary host plant. Journal of Crop Protection. 4(4): 557-561.
 
  Mahdavi-Arab, N., Meyer, S.T., Mehrparvar, M. & Weisser, W.W. (2014) Complex effects of fertilization on plant and herbivore performance in the presence of a plant competitor and activated carbon. PLoS ONE. 9(7): e103731.  
 
Barahoei, H., Rakhshani, E., Nader, E., Starý, P., Kavallieratos, N. G., Tomanović, Ž. & Mehrparvar, M. (2014). Checklist of Aphidiinae parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and their host aphid associations in Iran. Journal of Crop Protection. 3(2): 199-232.
 
  Mehrparvar, M., Mansouri, S. M. & Weisser, W. W. (2014). Mechanisms of species-sorting: Effect of habitat occupancy on aphids host plant selection. Ecological Entomology. 39(3): 281-289.  
 
Mehrparvar, M., Zytynska, S. E. & Weisser, W. W. (2013) Multiple cues for winged morph production in an aphid metacommunity. PLoS ONE. 8(3): e58323.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Mahdavi Arab, N. & Weisser, W. W. (2013) Diet-mediated effects of specialized tansy aphids on survival and development of their predators: Is there any benefit of dietary mixing? Biological Control. 65: 142-146.
 
 
Balog, A., Mehrparvar, M., & Weisser, W.W. (2013) Polyphagous predatory rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) induce winged morphs in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphididae). European Journal of Entomology. 110(1): 153-157.

 
Barahoei, H., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. (2012) Aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) and their tritrophic relationships in Kerman province, Southeastern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics. 8(1): 1-14.
 
Mehrparvar, M., Madjdzadeh, S. M., Mahdavi Arab, N., Esmaeilbeygi, M. & Ebrahimpour, E. (2012) Morphometric discrimination of Black Legume Aphid, Aphis craccivora Koch (Hemiptera: Aphididae), populations associated with different host plants. North-Western Journal of Zoology. 8(1): 172-180.
 
Barahoei, H., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. (2011) Morphometric differentiation of five biotypes of Lysiphlebus fabarum (Marshall) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in Iran. Zootaxa. 2745: 43-52.
 
Barahoei, H., Madjdzadeh, S. M. Mehrparvar, M. & Stary, P. (2010) A study of Praon Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in south-east Iran with two new records. Acta Entomologica Serbica. 15(1): 107-120.
 
Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. (2009) Morphological discrimination of geographical populations of Macrosiphoniella sanborni (Gillette, 1908) (Hem.: Aphididae) in Iran. North-Western Journal of Zoology. 5(2): 338-348.
 
Madjdzadeh, S. M., Mehrparvar, M. & Abolhasanzadeh, F. (2009) Morphometric discrimination of host-adapted populations of Brachycaudus helichrysi (Kaltenbach) (Hemiptera Aphididae). REDIA. XCII: 143-145.

 
Mehrparvar, M., Mobli, M. & Hatami, B. (2008) Seasonal population fluctuations of the rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), on different cultivars of roses and nastaran. Journal of Science and Technology of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 12(45): 711-719. [in Persian with English Abstract]
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Rezwani, A. (2007) A new species of Macrosiphoniella and redescription of Coloradoa heinzei (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) as a new record in Iran. Zootaxa.1634: 61-68.
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Hatami, B. (2007) Effect of temperature on some biological parameters of an Iranian population of the Rose Aphid, Macrosiphum rosae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). European Journal of Entomology. 104: 631-634.
 
Mehrparvar, M., Hatami, B. & Stary, P. (2005) Report of Aphidius rosae (Hym.: Braconidae), a parasitoid of rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae (Hom.: Aphididae) from Iran. Journal of Entomological Scociety of Iran. 25(1): 63-64.
 
 
 
 
      Conference Proceedings  
 
Mansouri, S. M., Mehrparvar, M., Norozi, R. & Maleki, M. 2014. Effect of 22 wild populations of Triticum boeoticum on population growth of Schizaphis graminum (Rondani) (Hem.: Aphididae). Proceedings of the 21st Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Urmia, Iran. p 737.
 
 
Mansouri, S. M., Mehrparvar, M. & Khajeh, F. 2014. Effect of different pistachio varieties on larval and pupal biomass of pistachio fruit hull borer, Arimania comaroffi (Ragonot) (Lep.: Pyralidae). Proceedings of the 21st  Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Urmia, Iran. p 618.
 
 
Mansouri, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2013. Effects of host plant infestation on performance and alate production in the two aphid species, Megoura viciae and Acyrthosiphon pisum. Proceedings of the Second National Congress on Organic and Conventional Agriculture. Ardabil, Iran. pp 200-205.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Weisser, W. W. 2013. Metacommunity ecology of specialized tansy aphids. 9th International Symposium on Aphids. Beijing, China. pp 21-22.
 
 
Goodarzifar, Z., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the Paczoskia major (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and suggestion for a new species grouping. Proceedings of the 17th National and 5th International Iranian Biology Conference. Kerman, Iran. 8 p.
 
 
Barahoei, H., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2012. First report of Uroleucon (Uromelan) acroptilidis (Hem., Aphididae) and its parasitoids from Iran. Proceedings of the 17th National and 5th International Iranian Biology Conference. Kerman, Iran. 2 p.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Balog, A. & Weisser, W. W. 2011. Interspecific competition in a specialized aphid community. The 41st annual conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ). Oldenburg, Germany. pp 116-117.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Mahdavi Arab, N. & Weisser, W. W. 2011. The influence of three specialized tansy aphids on some biological parameters and survival of seven-spotted ladybird and green lacewing. Proceedings of the 2nd Iranian Pest Management Conference (IPMC). Kerman, Iran. pp 20.
 
 
Goodarzifar, Z., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2010. Study of aphid fauna (Hem.: Aphididae) associated with Asteraceae in rangelands and deserts of Fars province. Proceedings of the 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology. Mashhad, Iran. pp 594.
 
 
Barahoei, H., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2010. Aphid parasitoid fauna (Hym.: Braconidae) of Kerman Province. Proceedings of the 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology. Mashhad, Iran. pp 589.
 
 
Ganjalikhani, S., Rakhshani, E., Zamani, A.A. & Mehrparvar, M. 2010. Functional response of Aphidius rhopalosiphi De Stefani-Perez (Hym., Braconidae) on grain aphid, Sitobion avenae (F.) (Hem., Aphididae) under laboratory condition. Proceedings of the 19th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Tehran, Iran. pp 75.
 
 
Madjdzadeh, S. M., Mehrparvar, M. & Abolhasanzadeh, F. 2009. Morphometric discrimination of host-adapted populations of Brachycaudus helichrysi (Kaltenbach) (Hem.: Aphididae). 8th International Symposium on Aphids. Catania, Italy. pp 87.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Madjdzadeh, S. M., Ebrahimpour, E. & Esmaeil Beygi, M. 2008. Morphometric study of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hem.: Aphididae) populations feeding on alfalfa in Iran. Proceedings of the 18th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Hamedan, Iran. pp 66.
 
 
Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2008. Investigation of morphological variation among the Macrosiphoniella sanborni populations induced by geographic and climatic conditions of Iran. Proceedings of the 18th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Hamedan, Iran. pp 65.
 
 
Mansouri, S. M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2008. Host preference of alate individuals of the wheat green aphid, Sitobion avenae (Hem.: Aphididae) on different cereals. Proceedings of the 18th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Hamedan, Iran. pp 416.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Madjdzadeh, S. M. & Mahdavi Arab, N. 2008. Morphological variation among the black legume aphid, Aphis craccivora (Hem.: Aphididae) populations feeding on different host plants. Proceedings of the 18th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Hamedan, Iran. pp 67.
 
 
Ganjalikhani, S., Zamani, A. A.,  Mehrparvar, M. & Rakhshani, E. 2008. Study on development, longevity and fecundity of English grain aphid, Sitobion avenae (Hem., Aphididae). Proceedings of the 18th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Hamedan, Iran. pp 455.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Hatami, B. 2008. Biodiversity of natural enemies of the rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae (Aphididae), in Isfahan, Iran. Proceedings of the 15th National & 3rd International Conference of Biology. Tehran, Iran. pp 127.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Madjdzadeh, S. M. 2008. Intraspecific variation in the black legume aphid, Aphis craccivora (Hem.: Aphididae) induced by different host plants (Leguminosae) using morphometric analysis. Proceedings of the 15th National & 3rd International Conference of Biology. Tehran, Iran. pp 126.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Mehrparvar, M., Sayahi, S. & Mahdavi Arab, N. 2008. Population fluctuation of the pine aphid, Eulachnus tuberculostommata (Hemiptera: Lachnidae) in Kerman, Iran. Proceedings of the 15th National & 3rd International Conference of Biology. Tehran, Iran. pp 126 - 127.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Madjdzadeh, S.M. & Mahdavi Arab, N. 2007. A survey of aphid fauna on plant family Lamiaceae in Northern half of Kerman province and a new record, Ovatus mentharius (Hom.: Aphididae) for Iran. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 139-140.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Madjdzadeh, S.M. & Mahdavi Arab, N. 2007. Aphis pseudopulchella Blanchard (Hom.: Aphididae): A new record for Iran. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 199-200.
 
 
Madjdzadeh, S.M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2007. Organisation of the parasitoid communities associated with Tetramesa leucospae (Hym.: Eurytomidae) in Iran. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 245-246.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Hatami, B. & Khajehali, J. 2007. Preliminary study of urban aphid fauna of Isfahan. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 147-148.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Rezwani, A. & Naseri, F. 2007. Study of Artemisia aphid fauna in northern half of Kerman province and reports of a new species and a new record for Iran. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 197-198.
 
 
Falahati, E., Takkaloozadeh, H.M. & Mehrparvar, M. 2007. A survey of aphid fauna of Willow (Salix spp.) and Poplar (Populus spp.) in Kerman. Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference of Animal Science. Rasht, Iran. pp 155-156.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Hatami, B. 2006. Seasonal fluctuation of the Rose Aphid, Macrosiphum rosae (Hom.; Aphididae) population in Isfahan, Iran. 1st Iranian congress of ecology. Tehran, Iran.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Hatami, B. 2006. Effect of temperature on some biological parameters of the rose aphid, Macrosiphom rosae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Proceedings of the 17th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Karaj, Iran. pp 282.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Mobli, M. & Hatami, B. 2005. Comparison of four varieties of rose according to infestation to the rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae). Proceedings of the 4th Iranian Horticultural sciences congress. Mashhad, Iran. pp 362.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M. & Hatami, B. 2005. Seasonal occurrence of the Aphidus rosae Haliday (Hym.: Braconidae) parasitoid of Macrosiphum rosae L. (Hom.: Aphididae) in Isfahan, Iran. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. Switzerland. pp 118.
 
 
Mehrparvar, M., Iranmanesh, M., Shahidi, G.H. & Kheyrandish, M. 2004. Preparation of a pictorial software about pests of agricultural crops in Iran. Proceedings of the 16th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Tabriz, Iran. pp 327.
 
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