Yin Xiangchu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Haimen, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Shandong Agriculture Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958.
Yin Xiangchu has discovered 37 new genera and 103 new series of locust classifications. He discovered that aberrance of species in configuration due to high altitude was aberrance within species. He also illustrated that wings of locusts degenerated since strong wind on the Plateau were not suitable to allow locusts to fly and the degeneration of wings caused degeneration of pronounced organs. The degeneration of pronounced organs caused degeneration and disappearance of the hearing organ. Series that lived on the Plateau without wings, with pronounced organs, and a hearing organ were the most evolved series, and also a special series on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Yin proposed the viewpoint of adaptability of the Plateau no-wing type on the Plateau and established a new classification system of the general family of the Chinese Locust and suggested the viewpoint that Tanaoceridae in North America was the middle type of grasshopper to evolve to locusts.
Yin is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
|1995—||Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|Researcher, Northwest Plateau Creatures Research Institute|
|1958||Graduate, Shandong Agriculture Institute, Plant Protection Department Shandong Province|