Yan Zhongzheng

Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Wetland Plant Ecophysiology
Mangrove Ecotoxicology
021 54836029
SKLEC Building, 500 Dongchuan Rd.,Shanghai 200241, China
Education Experience: 
PhD, Environmental Science, 2011, City University of Hong Kong
DSc, Marine Biology, 2009, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academic of Science
MSc, Botany, 2005, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
BS, Biology, 2002, Xinyang Normal University, China
Work Experience: 
2015.1-Now, Associate Professor, ECNU
2011.6-2014.12, Assistant Professor, ECNU
Academic Exchange: 
08/2015 - 08/2016,Department of Biology and Chemistry, University of Houston, USA, Visiting Scholar
Managed Projects: 
State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research Independent Research Fund for the Young Scholars(SKLEC-2012RCDW02)
National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.41201525)
National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.44106180)
National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.41877413)
Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai (16ZR1410300).
The National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFC0506000)
Key Projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number 42141016)
Fundamental of Ecology
  1. Q., Zhang, Z., Yan*, X., Li, 2021. Iron plaque formation and the rhizosphere iron bacteria in Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis on the redoxcline of tidal flat in the Yangtze River Estuary. Geoderma. 392, 115000. 
  2. Y., Yin, Z., Yan*, 2020, Variation of soil bacterial diversity and metabolic function with tidal flat elevation gradient in an artificial mangrove wetland. Sciecne of the Total Environment. 718, 137385.
  3. Q., Liang, Z. Yan*, X., Li., 2020, Influence of the herbicide haloxyfop-R-methyl on bacterial diversity in rhizosphere soil of Spartina alterniflora. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 194, 110366.
  4. L., Xue, J., Jiang, X., Li*, Z., Yan, Q., Zhang, Z., Ge, B., Tian, C., Craft, 2020. Salinity affects topsoil organic carbon concentrations through regulating vegetation structure and productivity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005217. 
  5. Q., Zhang, Z., Yan*, X., Li, 2020. Ferrous iron facilitates the formation of iron plaque and enhances the tolerance of Spartina alterniflora to artificial sewage stress. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 157, 111379. 
  6. X., Huang, X., Wang, X., Li*, Z., Yan, Y., Sun. 2020. Occurrence and transfer of heavy metals in sediments and plants of Aegiceras corniculatum community in the Qinzhou Bay, southwestern China. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 39(2), 79-88. 
  7. Z., Yan*, Y., Xu, Q., Zhang, J., Qu, X., Li, 2019. Decomposition of Spartina alterniflora at different tidal levels and the changes of heavy metals in litters and adjacent sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 663, 867–877. 
  8. Q., Zhang, Z., Yan*, X., Li, Y., Xu, X., Sun, Q., Liang, 2019. Formation of iron plaque in the roots of Spartina alterniflora and its effect on the immobilization of wastewater-borne pollutants, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 168, 212–220. 
  9. X., Sun, Y., Xu, Q. Zhang, X., Li, Z., Yan*, 2018. Combined effect of water inundation and heavy metals on photosynthesis and physiology of Spartina alterniflora. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 153, 248-258.
  10. Y., Xu, X., Sun, Q., Zhang, X., Li, Z., Yan*, 2018. Iron plaque formation and heavy metal uptake in Spartina alterniflora at different tidal levels and waterlogging conditions. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 153, 91–100. 
  11. Z., Yan*, X., Sun, Y., Xu, Q., Zhang, X., Li, 2017. Accumulation and tolerance of mangroves to heavy metals: a review. Current Pollution Reports, 3(4), 302-317 
  12. Z., Yan, Y., Sui, J., Sheng, D., Tang*, 2015. Changes in local atmospheric and oceanographic conditions shortly after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Ocean Dynamics, 65, 905-918 
  13. Z., Yan*, X., Li, J., Chen, N.F.Y., Tam, 2015. Combined toxicity of cadmium and copper in Avicennia marina seedlings and the regulation of exogenous jasmonic acid, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 113, 124-132
  14. Z., Yan*, W., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Li, 2015. Methyl jasmonate alleviates the cadmium toxicity in Solanum nigrum by regulating metal uptake and antioxidative capacity. Biologia Plantarum. 59 (2), 373-381. 
  15. J., Chen, Z., Yan*, X., Li, 2014. Effect of methyl jasmonate on cadmium uptake and antioxidative capacity in Kandelia obovata seedlings under cadmium stress. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 104, 349–356.
  16. Z., Yan*, J., Chen, X., Li, 2013. Methyl jasmonate as modulator of Cd toxicity in Capsicum frutescens var. fasciculatum seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 98, 203-209.
  17. Z., Yan, N.F.Y., Tam*, 2013. Effect of lead stress on anti-oxidative enzymes and stress-related hormones in seedlings of Excoecaria agallocha Linn. Plant and Soil, 367, 327-38.
  18. Z., Yan, N.F.Y., Tam*, 2013. Differences in lead tolerance between seedlings of Kandelia obovata and Acanthus ilicifolius under varying treatment times. Aquatic Toxicology, 126, 154-62.
  19. W., Wang*, Z., Yan, S., You, Y., Zhang, 2011. Mangroves: obligate or facultative halophytes? A review. Trees - Structure and Function, 25, 953–963.
  20. Z., Yan, N.F.Y., Tam*, 2011. Temporal changes of phenolic compounds in seedlings of Kandelia obovota under lead and manganese stresses. Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (CESD), Singarpore, World Academic Press, pp 384-388.
  21. Z., Yan, N.F.Y., Tam*, 2011. Temporal changes of polyphenols and enzyme activities in seedlings of Kandelia obovata under lead and manganese stresses. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 438-444.
  22. Z., Yan, L., Ke, N.F.Y., Tam*, 2010. Lead stress in seedlings of Avicennia marina, a common mangrove species in South China, with and without cotyledons. Aquatic Botany, 92, 112-118.
  23. Z., Yan, D., Tang*, 2009. Changes in Suspended sediments Associated with 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Advances in Space Research, 43, 89-95. (Highlighted by 《Nature》 China)
  24. D., Tang*, Z., Yan, H., Zhao, 2008. Remote sensing of ocean hazard influences on marine ecosystem. Journal of Biotechnology. 136, Supplement 1, doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.07.1227
  25. Z., Yan, W., Wang*, D., Tang, 2007. Effect of different time salt stress on growth and some physiology processes of seedlings of Avicennia marinaMarine Biology, 152, 581-587.
  26. Z., Yan, W., Wang*, W., Huang. 2004. Development of the vivipary hypocotyl of mangrove and its adaptation to inter-tidal habitats: A review. Acta Ecologica Sinica (In Chinese), 24(10), 2317-2323.
  27. X., Lin, Z., Yan, W., Wang*. 2004. Ecological distribution and salt tolerance of Terminalia catappa. Subtropical Plant Science (In Chinese), 33(4), 22-25.
  28. Xin, Z., Li, X.*, Nielsen, S., Yan, Z., Zhou, Y., Jia, Y., Tang, Y., Guo, W., Sun, Y., 2012. Effect of Stubble Heights and Treatment Duration Time on the Performance of Water Dropwort Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTWS). Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, 19(3), 315-330.
  29. X., Huang, X., Wang, X., Li*, K., Xin, Z., Yan, Y., Sun, R., Bellerby (2017) Distribution Pattern and Influencing Factors for Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) in Mangrove Communities at Dongzhaigang, China. Journal of Coastal Research, Journal of Coastal Research, 2018, 342:434-442
  30. L., Xue, X., Li*, Z., Yan, Q., Zhang, W., Ding, X., Huang, B., Tian, Z., Ge, Q., Yin, 2017. Native and non-native halophytes resiliency against sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion. Hydrobiologia, 806(1), 47-65.
  31. Xue, L., Li, X.*, Zhang, Q., Yan, Z., Ding, W., Huang, X., Ge, Z., Tian, B., Yin, Q., 2018. Elevated salinity and inundation will facilitate the spread of invasive Spartina alterniflora in the Yangtze River Estuary, China. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 506, 144-154.