Dr Zhenhua Hao

Research Associate

Dr Zhenhua (Iris) Hao is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and holds a PhD in Physics from UNSW Canberra. Her PhD thesis concentrated on the study of characteristics of migratory locusts and moths in Australia, by combining radar observations with meteorological simulations and setting up mathematical models.

She is now working on an European Research Council funded project Hunting for the exclusive “sixth” sense: navigation and magnetic sensation in a nocturnal migratory moth. In this project, she focuses on the flight characteristics of long distance migration in bogong moths.

She also works on an ARC Linkage project Using decision theory, models and structured decision making to improve the management of invasive willows in alpine Victoria. Particularly, she is working on mesoscale modelling of willow seed dispersion in this project.

Journal articles

Hao Z; Drake VA; Taylor JR; Warrant E, 2020, 'Insect target classes discerned from entomological radar data', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 673 - 673, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12040673

Hao Z; Drake VA; Taylor JR, 2019, 'Resolving the heading-direction ambiguity in vertical-beam radar observations of migrating insects', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 6003 - 6013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5184

Hao Z; Drake VA; Sidhu L; Taylor JR, 2017, 'Locust displacing winds in eastern Australia reassessed with observations from an insect monitoring radar', International Journal of Biometeorology, vol. 61, pp. 2073 - 2084, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-017-1404-3

Hao Z; Drake A; Sidhu L; Taylor JR, 2014, 'Investigating wind effects on insect migration', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 56, pp. 399 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v56i0.9349

Conference Abstracts

Drake VA; Hao Z, (ed.), 2017, 'Observing migrating insects with small special-purpose radars', in Radar Aeroecology Applications and Perspectives, ENRAM, Rome, Italy, pp. 24 - 25, presented at Radar Aeroecology Applications and Perspectives, Rome, Italy, 23 February 2017 - 24 February 2017

Theses / Dissertations

Hao Z, 2016, Testing ideas about Australian insect migration using entomological radar observations and a regional scale meteorological model, UNSW, UNSW Canberra