Shi Huahong

Job Title: 
Research Interests: 
Microplastics pollution in marine environments
Endocrine disrupting chemicals in aquatic organisms
North Zhongshan Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China.
Editorial Position : 
Associate Editor, Marine Pollution Bulletin
Editoral Board, Journal of Hazadous Materials
Guest Editor, Current Opinion in Food Science
Co-Editor-In-Chief, Regional Studies in Marine Science
Education Experience: 
Ph.D. 2003, Aquatic Biology, Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Jinan University, Guangdong, China
Work Experience: 
2003-2005, Postdoctoral fellow, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China;
2005-2010, Associate professor, Department of Environmental Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China;
2009-2010, Visiting scholar, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.;
2011- Present, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China;
2015-2016, Visiting scholar, Department of Biological Science, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
Academic Exchange: 
2009-2010, Visiting scholar, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.;
2015-2016, Visiting scholar, Department of Biological Science, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
  1. The National Key Research and Development, Ecotoxicity of microplastics to marine organisms (2016YFC1402204). June 2016-Dec., 2020. 1,960,000 RMB. PI.
  2. Natural Science Foundation of China, Microplastic in mussels from the coastal waters of China and its indication for the environments (41571467). Jan. 2016- Dec. 2019. 650,000 RMB. PI.
  3.  Natural Science Foundation of China, Comparative studies of teratogenic mechanisms induced in Xenopus tropicalis embryos by triphenyltin and an antagonist of retinoid X receptor (UVI3003)(21277049)‚  Jan. 2013 –Dec. 2016,780,000 RMB. PI.
  4.  Natural Science Foundation of China, Methods of screening thyroid disrupting chemicals using Xenopus tropicalis(20877023)‚ Jan. 2009 –Dec. 2011‚ 330,000 RMB. PI.
  5. Natural Science Foundation of China, Relationship between reactive oxygen species production induced by tetrabromobisphenol-A in liver of Carassius auratus and its thyroid hormone activity. (20507007), Jan. 2006-Dec. 2006, 100,000 RMB. PI
  • Deng H, Su L, Zheng YF, Du FN, Liu QX, Zheng J, Zhou ZW, Shi HH*, 2022. Crack patterns of environmental plastic fragments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 10.1021/acs.est.1c08100
  • Li BW, Liang W, Liu QX, Fu SJ, Ma CZ, Chen QQ, Su L, Craig NJ, Shi HH*, 2021. Fish ingest microplastics unintentionally. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55(15), 10471–10479
  • Cai HW, Chen MD, Du FN, Shi HH*., 2021. Separation and enrichment of nanoplastics in environmental water samples via ultracentrifugation. Water Research 203, 117509
  • Zhang Q, Zhao YP, Du FN, Cai HW, Wang GH, Shi HH*., 2020. Microplastic fallout in different indoor environments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(11), 6530–6539
  • Su L, Sharp SM, Pettigrove VJ, Craig NJ, Nan BX, Du FN, Shi HH*., 2020. Superimposed microplastic pollution in a coastal metropolis. Water Research.  168(1), 115140
  • Zhang Q, Xu E.G, Li JN, Chen QQ, Ma LP, Zeng EY, Shi HH*., 2020. A Review of microplastics in table salt, drinking water, and air: Direct human exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(7), 3740-3751
  • Li QP, Sun CJ, Wang YJ, Cai HW, Li LY, Li JN, Shi HH*.,  2019. Fusion of microplastics into the mussel byssus. Environ. Pollut. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.093
  • Cai HW, Du FN, Li LY, Li BW, Li JN, Shi HH*., 2019. A practical approach based on FT-IR spectroscopy for identification of semi-synthetic and natural celluloses in microplastic investigation. Sci. Total Environ. 669: 692-701.
  • Chen XC, Xiong X, Jiang XM, Shi HH, Wu CX*., 2019. Sinking of floating plastic debris caused by biofilm development in a freshwater lake. Chemosphere, 222: 856-864.
  • Song Y, Lu SB , Qiu R, Liu MT, Raley-Susman K, Hu JN, Shi HH, Cao CJ, He DF*., 2019. Uptake and adverse effects of polyethylene terephthalate microplastics fibers on terrestrial snails (Achatina fulica) after soil exposure. Environ. Pollut. 250, 447-455.
  • Zhang K, Shi HH, Peng JP, Wang YH, Xiong X, Wu CX*, Lam PKS., 2018. Microplastic pollution in China's inland water systems: A review of findings, methods, characteristics, effects, and management. Sci. Total Environ. 630, 1641-1653.
  •  Li HX, Ma LS, Lin L, Ni ZX, Xu XR*, Shi HH, Yan Y, Zheng GM, Rittschof D. 2018. Microplastics in oysters Saccostrea cucullata along the Pearl River Estuary, China. Environ Pollut. 236: 619-625.
  • Xiong X, Zhang K, Chen X, Shi H, Luo Z, Wu CX*., 2018. Sources and distribution of microplastics in China's largest inland lake - Qinghai Lake. Environ. Pollut. 235: 899-906. 
  • Qu XY, Su L, Li HX, Liang MZ, Shi HH*., 2018. Assessing the relationship between the abundance and properties of microplastics in water and in mussels.  Sci. Total Environ. 621: 679–686.  (高被引论文)
  • Su L, Cai HW, Kolandhasamy P, Wu CX, Rochman CM, Shi HH*., 2018. Using the Asian clam as an indicator of microplastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems. Environ Pollut. 234: 347-355.  (高被引论文)
  • Gao J, Shi H, Dai Z*, Mei X, Zong H, Yang H, Hu L, Li S., 2018. Linkages between the spatial toxicity of sediments and sediment dynamics in the Yangtze River Estuary and neighboring East China Sea. Environ Pollut. 233: 1138-1146. 
  • Lei LL, Wu SY, Lu SB, Liu MT, Song Y, Fu ZH, Shi HH, He DF*., 2018. Microplastic particles cause intestinal damage and other adverse effects in zebrafish Danio rerio and nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Sci. Total Environ. 619-620: 1-8.  (高被引论文)
  • Kolandhasamy P, Su L, Li JN, Qu XY, Jabeen K, Shi HH*., 2018. Adherence of microplastics to soft tissue of mussels: A novel way to uptake microplastics beyond ingestion. Sci. Total Environ. 610-611,  635-643.  (高被引论文)
  • Zhu JM, Hu LL, L LY, Huang X*, Shi HH*., 2017. Comparison of phenotypic and global gene expression changes in Xenopus tropicalis embryos induced by agonists of RAR and RXR. Toxicol. Applied Pharmacol. 330(1), 40-47.
  • Peng GY, Zhu BS, Yang DQ, Su L, Shi HH, Li DJ*, 2017. Microplastics in sediments of the Changjiang Estuary, China. Environ. Pollut.225, 283-290.  (高被引论文)
  • Jabeen K, Su L, Li JN, Yang DQ, Tong CF, Mu JL, Shi HH*., 2017. Microplastics and mesoplastics in fish from coastal and fresh waters of China. Environ. Pollut.  221, 141-149. (高被引论文)
  • Luo WY, Su L, Craig NJ, Du FN, Wu CX, Shi HH*., 2019. Comparison of microplastic pollution in different water bodies from urban creek to coastal area. Environ. Pollut. 246: 174-182.
  • Li LY, Su L, Cai HW, Rochman CM, Li QP, Kolandhasamy P, Peng JP, Shi HH*., 2019. The uptake of microfibers by freshwater Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) varies based upon physicochemical properties. Chemosphere. 221: 107-114.
  • Su L, Deng H, Li BW, Chen QQ, Pettigrove V, Wu CX, Shi HH*., 2019. The occurrence of microplastic in specific tissue of commercially caught fishes from coast and estuary area of east China. J. Hazad. Mater. 365: 716-724.
  • Li JN, Lusher A, Rotchell JM, Company SD, Turrae A, Bratec ILN, Sun CJ, Hossaing MS, Li QP, Kolandhasamy P, Shi HH*., 2019. Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environ. Pollut., 244, 522-533.
  • Chen QQ, Zhang HB*, Allgeier A, Zhou Q, Ouellet JD, Crawford SE, Luo YM, Yang Y, Shi HH, Hollert H*., 2019.  Marine microplastics bound dioxin-like chemicals: Model explanation and risk assessment.  J. Hazad. Mater. 364, 82-90.
  • Liu XM, Xu J, Zhao YP*, Shi HH, Huang CH., 2019. Hydrophobic sorption behaviors of 17β-Estradiol on environmental microplastics. Chemosphere. 226, 726-735.
  • Cai L*, Wu D, Xia JH, Shi HH, Kim H., 2019. Influence of physicochemical surface properties on the adhesion of bacteria onto four types of plastics. Sci. Total Environ. 671, 1101-1107.
  • Zhu JM, Li YP, Yan SD, Kang ZJ, Zhang Q, Lan WL, Cai L, Wang JZ*, Shi HH., 2019. Microplastic pollution in the Maowei Sea, a typical mariculture bay of China. Sci. Total Environ. 658: 62-68.
  • Cong Y, Jin F, Tian M, Wang JY, Shi HH, Mu JL*., 2019. Ingestion, egestion and post-exposure effects of polystyrene microspheres on marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). Chemosphere. 228, 93-100.
  • Jabeen K, Li BW, Chen QQ, Su L, Wu CX, Hollert H, Shi HH*., 2018. Effects of virgin microplastics on goldfish (Carassius auratus). Chemosphere. 213:223-232.
  • Hu LL, Chernick M, Hinton D, Shi HH*., 2018. Microplastics in small waterbodies and tadpoles from Yangtze River Delta, China. Environ Sci & Technol. 52, 8885-8893.
  • Liu MT, Lu SB, Song Y, Lei LL, Shi HH, Yang XF, Zhou WZ, Hu Jn, lv WW, Cao CJ, He DF*., 2018. Microplastic and mesoplastic pollution in farmland soils in suburbs of Shanghai, China. Environ. Pollut. 242, 855-862.
  • Lei LL, Liu MT, Song Y, Lu SB, Hu JN, Cao CJ, Xie B, Shi HH, He DF*., 2018. Polystyrene (nano) microplastics cause size -dependent neurotoxicity, oxidative damages and other adverse effects in Caenorhabditis elegans. Environ. Sci.: Nano. 5, 2009-2020.
  • Li JN, Green C, Reynonds A, Shi HH, Rotchell JM*., 2018. Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Environ. Pollut. 241: 35-44.
  • Li LY, Li MM, Deng H, Cai L, Cai HW, Yan BZ, Hu J. Shi HH*., 2018. A straightforward method for measuring the range of apparent density of microplastics. Sci. Total Environ. 639: 367-373.
  • Zhu JM, Huang X, Jiang H, Hu LL, Michal JJ, Jiang ZH, Shi HH*., 2018. The role of pparγ in embryonic development of Xenopus tropicalis under triphenyltin-induced teratogenicity. Sci. Total Environ. 633, 1245-1252.
  • Cai L*, Hu LL, Shi HH, Ye JW, Zhang JF, Kim H., 2018. Effects of inorganic ions and natural organic matter on the aggregation of nanoplastics. Chemosphere, 197:142-151.
  • Wu SY, Lei LL, Liu MT, Song Y, Lu SB, Li D, Shi HH, Raley KM, He DF*., 2018. Single and mixture toxicity of strobilurin and SDHI fungicides to Xenopus tropicalis embryos. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety. 153: 8-15.
  • Zhu JM, Janesick A, Wu LJ, Hu LL, Tang WY, Blumberg B, Shi HH*., 2017. The unexpected teratogenicity of RXR antagonist UVI3003 via activation of PPARγ in Xenopus tropicalis. Toxicol. Applied Pharmacol. 314(1): 91-97. 
  • Su L, Xue YG, Li LY, Yang DQ, Kolandhasamy P, Li DJ, Shi HH*., 2016. Microplastics in Taihu Lake, China. Environ. Pollut. 216: 711-719. (高被引论文)
  • Hu LL, Su L, Xue YG, Mu JL, Zhu JM, Xu J, Shi HH*., 2016. Uptake, accumulation and elimination of polystyrene microspheres in tadpoles of Xenopus tropicalis. Chemosphere,164: 611-617.
  • Ge ZP, Shi HH, Mei XF, Dai ZJ*, Li DJ., 2016. Semi-automatic recognition of marine debris on beaches. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep25759.
  • Li JN, Qu XY, Su L, Zhang WW, Yang DQ, Kolandhasamy P, Li DJ, Shi HH*, 2016. Microplastics in mussels along the coastal waters of China. Environ. Pollut. 214: 177-184. (高被引论文)
  • Hu LL, Wu LJ, Xue YG, Zhu JM, Shi HH*, 2016. An assay to determine the sensitive window of embryos to chemical exposure using Xenopus tropicalis. J. Applied Toxicol. 36: 685-691.
  • Li D, Liu MY, Yang YS, Shi HH, Zhou JL, He DF*., 2016. Strong lethality and teratogenicity of strobilurins on Xenopus tropicalis embryos: Basing on ten agricultural fungicides. Environ. Pollut. 208: 868-874
  • Yang DQ, Shi HH, Li L, Li JN, Jabeen K, Kolandhasamy P., 2015. Microplastic pollution in table salts from China. Environ Sci & Technol. 49(22):13622-13627. (高被引论文)
  • Li JN, Yang DQ, Li L, Jabeen K, Shi HH*., 2015. Microplastics in commercial bivalves from China. Environ. Pollut. 207: 190-195. (高被引论文)
  • Hu LL, Zhu JM, Rotchell JM, Wu LJ, Gao JJ, Shi HH*, 2015. Use of the enhanced frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenops (FETAX) to determine chemically-induced phenotypic effects. Sci. Total Environ. 508: 258-265.
  • Gao JJ, Shi HH, Dai ZJ*. Mei XF., 2015. Variations of sediment toxicity in a tidal Estuary: A case study of the South Passage, Changjiang (Yangtze). Chemosphere, 128: 7-13.
  • Zheng L, Yu JL, Shi HH, Xia L, Xin Q, Zhang Q, et al., 2015. Quantitative toxicoproteomic analysis of zebrafish embryos exposed to a retinoid x receptor antagonist UVI3003. J. Applied Toxicol. 35: 1049-1057.
  • He DF*, C RR, Zhu EH, Chen Na, Shi HH, Huang MS. 2015. Toxicity bioassays for water from black-odor rivers in Wenzhou, China. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 22( 3): 1731-1741.
  • Shi HH*, Zhu P, Guo SZ, 2014. Effects of tributyltin on metamorphosis and gonadal differentiation of Xenopus laevis at environmentally relevant concentrations. Toxicol. Ind. Health. 30(4): 297-303.
  • Wu L, Che Z, Zhu J, Hu L, Huang X*, Shi H*, 2014. Developmental toxicity or organotin compounds in animals. Front. Mar. Sci. 1:39.
  • Zhu JM, Shi HH*, Zhu P, Hu LL, Wu LJ, Yang Y, Rotchell JM. 2014. Effects of antagonist of retinoid X receptor (UVI3003) on morphology and gene profile of Xenopus tropicalis embryos. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 38(1): 153-162.
  • Zhu JM, Yu L, Wu LJ, H LL, Shi HH*. 2014. Unexpected phenotypes of malformations induced in Xenopus tropicalis embryos by combined exposure to triphenyltin and 9-cis-retinoic acid. J. Environ. Sci. 26(3): 643-649.
  • Shi HH*, Yuan J, Dai ZJ*, Yao HY. 2013. The teratogenic effects of sediments from the Yangtze Estuary and adjacent bay, China, on frog embryos. Environ. Earth Sci. 68: 2385-2391.
  • Shi HH*, Zhang XL, Yu L, Yuan J, Sun Z, 2012. Interaction of triphenyltin and an agonist of retinoid X receptor (LGD1069) in embryos of Xenopus tropicalis. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 34(3): 714-720.
  • Shi HH*, Yang B, Huang MS, Xue YG, Xie HL, 2012. The toxicity of sediments from the black-odors river of Wenzhou, China, to the embryos of Xenopus tropicalis. Fresenius Environ. Bull. 21(12): 1-7.
  • Shi HH*, Zhu P, Sun Z, Yang B, Zheng L, 2012. Divergent teratogenicity of agonists of retinoid X receptors in embryos of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Ecotoxicology, 21(5):1465-1475.
  • Shi HH*, Sun Z, Liu Z, Xie YG., 2012. Effects of clotrimazole and amiodarone on early development of amphibian (Xenopus tropicalis). Toxicol. Environ. Chem. 94(1): 128-135.
  • Liu JQ, Cao QZ, Yuan J, Zhang XL, Yu L, Shi HH*, 2012. Histological observation on unique phenotypes of malformation induced in Xenopus tropicalis larvae by tributyltin. J. Environ. Sci. 23(12) 24(2): 195-202.
  • Yu L, Zhang XL, Yuan J, Cao QZ, Liu JQ, Shi HH*, 2011. Teratogenic effects of triphenyltin on embryos of amphibian (Xenopus tropicalis): a phenotypic comparison with the retinoid X and retinoic acid receptor ligands. J. Hazad. Mater. 1860-1888.
  • Yuan J, Zhang XL, Yu L, Sun Z, Zhu P, Wang XH, Shi HH*, 2011. Stage-specific malformations and phenotypic changes induced in embryos of amphibian (Xenopus tropicalis) embryos by triphenyltin. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safe. 74:1960-1966.
  • Shi HH*, Qian LJ, Guo SZ, Zhang XL, Liu JQ, Cao QZ, 2010. Teratogenic effects of tetrabromobisphenol A on Xenopus tropicalis embryos. Com. Biochem. Physiol., C.152(1): 62-68.
  • Guo SZ, Qian LJ, Shi HH*, Barry T, Cao QZ, Liu JQ, 2010. Effects of tributyltin (TBT) on Xenopus tropicalis embryos at environmentally relevant concentrations. Chemosphere, 79: 529-533.
  • Sun YY, Yu HX, Zhang JF, Yin Y, Shi HH, Wang XR*, 2006. Bioaccumulation, depuration and oxidative stress in fish Carassius auratus under phenanthrene exposure. Chemosphere, 63(8): 1319-1327.
  • Luo Y, Su Yan, Lin RZ, Shi HH, Wang XR*, 2006. 2-Chlorophenol induced ROS generation in fish Carassius auratusbased on the EPR method. Chemosphere, 65: 1064-1073.
  • Shi HH*, Wang XR, Luo Y, Su Y, 2005. Electron paramagnetic resonance evidence of hydroxyl radical generation and oxidative damage induced by tetrabromobisphenol A in Carassius auratus. Aquat. Toxicol., 74: 365-371.
  • Shi HH, Sui YX, Wang XR*, Luo Y, Ji LL, 2005. Hydroxyl radical production and oxidative damage induced by cadmium and naphthalene in liver of Carassius auratus. Com. Biochem. Physiol., 140 C (1): 115-121.
  • Shi HH*, Huang CJ, Zhu SX, Yu XJ, Xie WY., 2005. Generalized system of imposex and reproductive failure of females in gastropods of coastal waters of mainland China. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 304: 179-189.
  • Shi HH*, Huang CJ, Yu XJ, Zhu SX., 2005. An updated scheme of imposex for Cantharus cecillei (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) and a new mechanism leading to the sterilization of imposex-affected females. Mar. Biol., 146(3): 717-723.
  • Luo Y, Wang XR*, Shi HH, et al., 2005. ESR investigation in vivo free radical formation and oxidative stress induced by 2,4-dichlorophenol in freshwater fish Carassius auratus. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 24(9): 2145-2153.