Xu Yuan

Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Protozoan ecology
Protozoan taxonomy and phylogeny
Zhongshan N. Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China
Education Experience: 
09/2012-09/2013 Joint PhD student in Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
09/2008--present Doctoral candidate in Hydrobiology, College of Fisheries, OUC
09/2004--07/2008 B.S. in Biology, College of Marine Life Science, OUC
Work Experience: 
2014. 7- , Assistant Professor, SKLEC, East China Normal University
Managed Projects: 
1) Independent fund supported by the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University (Project number: 2014RCDW01);
2) Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant 15YF1403200).
1) Yuan Xu, Shunli Yao, Karline Soetaert, Xinpeng Fan* (2020). Effects of salt marsh restoration on eukaryotic microbenthic communities in Yangtze Estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 638, 39-50(二区).
2) Yuan Xu*, J. Soininen (2019). Spatial patterns of functional diversity and composition in marine benthic ciliates along the coast of China. Marine Ecology Progress Series.627, 49-60(二区).
3) Yuan Xu, Thorsten Stoeck, DominikForster, Zuhang Ma, Liquan Zhang*, Xinpeng Fan* (2018). Environmental status assessment using biological traitsanalyses and functional diversity indices of benthic ciliate communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 131, 646-654 (一区,TOP). 
4) Yuan Xu, Xinpeng Fan, AlanWarren, Liquan Zhang*, Henglong Xu (2018).Functional diversity of benthic ciliate communities in response toenvironmental gradients in a wetland of Yangtze Estuary, China. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 127, 726-732(一区,TOP).
5)Yuan Xu, Feng Gao, Xinpeng Fan (2018). Reconsideration of thesystematics of Peniculida (Protista, Ciliophora) based on SSU rRNA genesequences and new morphological features of Maritujaand Disematostoma. Hydrobiologia. 806, 313-331. 
6)Yuan Xu, Xinpeng Fan, Saleh A. Al-Farraj,Xiaozhong Hu (2017). Morphologicaldescription of two new ciliates (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea, Cryptopharyngidae):Apocryptopharynx discoidalis spec. nov. and Cryptopharynx minutus spec. nov. European Journal of Protistology. 58,77-86.
7)Ying Yan, Yuan Xu*, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song(2016) Morphology and phylogeny of three trachelocercids(Protozoa, Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), with description of two new species andinsight to the evolution of the family Trachelocercidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 177, 306-319 (二区) 
8)Yuan Xu, Shao C., Fan X.P.,Warren A., Al-Rasheid K.A.S., Song W., Wilbert N (2016). New contributions to the biodiversity of ciliates (Protozoa,Ciliophora) from Antarctica, including a description of Gastronauta multistriata nov. spec. Polar Biology. 39, 1439-1453.
9)Yuan Xu, Li, L., Fan X., Pan H.,Al-Farraj, S. A., Gu F (2015). Systematicanalyses of the genus Architricha and Pleurotricha curdsi (Ciliophora,Oxytrichidae), with redescriptions on their morphology. Acta Protozoologica54, 183-193.
10)Yuan Xu, Hongbo Pan, Miao Miao,Xiaozhong Hu, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2015). Morphology and phylogeny of twospecies of Loxodes (Ciliophora,Karyorelictea), with description of a new subspecies, Loxodes striatus orientalis subsp. n. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 62, 206-216.
11)Yuan Xu, Ying Yan, Lifang Li, KhaledA.S. Al-Rasheid, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Weibo Song (2014). Morphology and phylogeny of three karyorelictean ciliates(Protista, Ciliophora), including two new species, Trachelocerca chinensis sp. n. and Tracheloraphis dragescoi sp. n. InternationalJournal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.64, 4084-4097.
12)Yuan Xu, Trista Vick-Majors,Rachael Morgan-Kiss, John C. Priscu, Linda Amaral-Zettler (2014). Ciliate diversity, community structure and novel taxa inlakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. The Biological Bulletin. 227, 175-190. 
13)Yuan Xu, Jiamei Li, Weibo Song, Alan Warren (2013). Phylogeny and establishment of a new ciliate family,Wilbertomorphidae fam. nov. (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), a highly specialized taxonrepresented by Wilbertomorpha Colpodagen. nov. spec. nov. Journal ofEukaryotic of Microbiology. 60, 480-489. 
14)Yuan Xu, Shan Gao, Xiaozhong Hu,Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2013).Phylogeny and systematic revision of the karyorelictid genus Remanella (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea)with descriptions of two new species. EuropeanJournal of Protistology. 49, 438-452. 
15)Yuan Xu, Chen Shao, Miao Miao, WeiboSong (2013). Redescription of Parasonderia vestita (Kahl, 1928) comb.nov. (Ciliophora, Plagiopylida), with notes on iits phylogeny based on SSU rRNAgene. European Journal of Protistology.49, 106-113. 
16)Yuan Xu, Miao Miao, Alan Warren, WeiboSong (2012). Diversity of thekaryorelictid ciliates: Remanella(Protozoa, Ciliophora, Karyorelictida) inhabiting intertidal areas of Qingdao,China, with descriptions of three species. Systematicsand Biodiversity. 10 (2), 207-219. 
17)Yuan Xu, Jiamei Li, Feng Gao,Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid(2011). Apotrachelocercaarenicola (Kahl, 1933) n. g., comb. n. (Protozoa, Ciliophora,Trachelocercidae): Morphology and Phylogeny. Journal ofEukaryotic Microbiology. 58, 504-510. 
18)Yuan Xu, Jie Huang, Alan Warren,Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Weibo Song (2011). Morphological and molecular information of a new speciesof Geleia (Ciliophora,Karyorelictea), with redescriptions of two Kentrophorosspecies from China. European Journal ofProtistology. 47, 172-185. 
19)Yuan Xu, Jie Huang, Xiaozhong Hu,Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song, Alan Warren (2011). Taxonomy, ontogeny and molecular phylogeny of Anteholosticha marimonilata spec. nov.(Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) from the Yellow Sea, China. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.61, 2000-2014. 
20)Yuan Xu, Anton Esaulov, XiaofengLin, Yuri Mazei, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Alan Warren (2011). Morphological studies on fivetrachelocercids from the Yellow Sea coast of China, with a description of Tracheloraphis huangi spec. nov.(Ciliophora, Karyorelictea). ActaProtozoologica. 50, 205-218. 
21)Ying Yan, Feng Gao*, Yuan Xu*, Khaled A.S.Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2015). Morphologyand phylogeny of three trachelocercid ciliates, with description of a newspecies, Trachelocerca orientalis spec.nov. (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea). Journalof Eukaryotic Microbiology. 62, 157-166. 
22) Ying Yan, YuanXu*, Zhenzhen Yi, Alan Warren (2013).Redescriptions of three trachelocercid ciliates (Protista, Ciliophora,Karyorelictea) from the Yellow Sea coast of China, with notes on theirphylogeny based on SSrRNA gene sequences. InternationalJournal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63, 3506-3514. 35, 929-939。