Research Direction and Interests
Our studies on the coastal wetlands are aiming at the international frontier of ecological studies and fulfilling the urgent demands of the regional social, economic and ecological development of the coastal zone of China. By means of multidisciplinary integration and researches using high technology, we focus on the structure, function, succession and biodiversity of the estuarine and coastal wetland ecosystems, the effects of global change and human activities on coastal ecosystems, and the restoration of coastal wetland ecosystems. We are purposing to develop and give a deeper insight on the wetland ecology, while at a high level to serve the sustainable development of the Chinese coastal zone.
Liquan Zhang, Director and Professor
Office: 505 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Wetland ecology and landscape ecology.
Xiuzhen Li, Professor
Office: 607 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Landscape ecology and wetland ecology
Lin Yuan, Associate Professor
Office: 326 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Wetland ecology and coastal zone management
Zhenming Ge, Associate Professor
Office: 320 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Wetland ecology and system ecology
Chunfu Tong, Assistant Professor
Office: 510 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Systems ecology and wetland ecology
Zhongzheng Yan, Assistant Professor
Office: 214B Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Wetland ecology and ecotoxicology
Xu Yuan, Assistant Professor
Office: 422 Estuarine and Coastal Building
Research Interests: Wetland Protozoan Ecology; Protozoan Taxonomy and Phylogeny.
Current Research Projects
- 2013-2016, National Natural Science Foundation of China: Spatial-temporal variation and influences of the carbon and nitrogen sink capacity of the tidal wetland in the Yangtze Estuary.
- 2013-2016, National Natural Science Foundation of China: Study on the dynamic of the wetland vegetation productivity with the plant physiological ecology and remote sensing coupling model.
- 2013-2016, National Natural Science Foundation of China: Resistance adaptation and exogenous Jasmonate regulation of the mangroves under the stress of heavy metals and insects.
- 2010-2013, National Natural Science Foundation of China: Effects of changes of water and sediment discharges on the sediment transportation and tidal wetland evolution in the Yangtze Estuary and countermeasures (Sub-program).
- 2010-2012, National Natural Science Foundation of China: Remote sensing monitoring and information inversion statistics on the submergent macrophytes based on the hyperspectral techniques.
- 2010-2014, Key Project of Chinese National Programs for Fundamental Research and Development (973 Program), the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China: Study on the response mechanisms and vulnerability assessments of the typical coastal ecosystem of China to climate changes.(Sub-program 3 and 4)
- 2011-2014, Ocean Public Welfare Scientific Research Project, State Oceanic Administration, People's Republic of China: Integrated technology for comprehensive improvement of long and narrow fjord in the coastal area of East China Sea and its demonstration application.
- 2010-2012, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality: Carbon sink monitoring technique systems and carbon sink capacity assessment on Jiuduansha Shoals.
- 2010-2012, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality: Study on the key techniques for coastal wetland construction in Lingang New City.
- 2011-2012, State Forestry Administration, P.R.China and Shanghai Forestry Administration: The second wetland resource investigation of Shanghai City（4 Sub-programs）
- 2012-2013, Yangtze Estuary Waterway Administration, Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China: Impacts of dredging activities in North Channel of Yangtze Estuary on the birds nearby.
- 2010-2013, Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology: Land use change of tidal mudflat in different reclamation ages and soil maturity mechanismin Yangtze Estuary .
- 2010-2012, Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research: Eutrophic water purification by man-made floating culture beds and its mechanism.
- 2012-2015, Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research: Study on the response to the climate change and adaptive management of carbon source/sink stability in the wetlands of Yangtze Estuary.
- 2012-2013, Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research: Study on the interactions between the endogenous and exogenous hormones of the mangrove seedlings under the heavy metal stress and their benefits to the resistance of the seedlings.
- 2012-2013, Mating program for megaproject: Key techniques of hydro-ecology rehabilitation for the backbone of hydraulic engineering in the watershed- Investigation on the hydrobios in the East Taihu Lake.
- 2012-2013, Mating program for megaproject: Effects of 300MW offshore wind farm on birds in Dongtai City.
Selected Publications （2012）
- Ge, Z.M., Zhou, X., Kellomäki, S., et al. 2012. Measured and modeled biomass growth in relation to photosynthesis acclimation of Reed canary grass under elevated temperature, CO2 enrichment and different water regimes. Biomass & Bioenergy 46, 251–262.
- Ge, Z.M., Zhou, X., Kellomäki, S., et al. 2012. Acclimation of photosynthesis in a boreal grass (Phalaris arundinaceaL.) under different temperature, CO2 and soil water regimes. Photosynthetica 50, 141–151.
- Ge, Z.M., Zhou, X., Biasi, C., et al. 2012. Carbon assimilation and allocation (13C labeling) in a perennial grass (Phalaris arundinacea) subjected to elevated temperature and CO2 through a growing season. Environmental and Experimental Botany 75, 150–158.
- Ge, Z.M., Zhou, X., Kellomäki, S., et al. 2012. Seasonal physiological responses and biomass growth in a crop (Phalaris arundinaceaL.) under elevated temperature and CO2, subjected to different water regimes in boreal conditions. BioEnergy Research 5, 637–648.
- Yan，Z.Z., Tam, N.F.Y. 2012. Responses of anti-oxidative enzymes and stress-related hormones in seedlings of Excoecaria agallocha Linn.to lead stress at different time.Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1467-1
- Yan，Z.Z., Tam, N.F.Y. 2012. Differences in lead tolerance between Kandelia obovata and Acanthus ilicifolius seedlings under varying treatment times. Aquatic Toxicology. DOI 10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.10.011
- Zhu, Z.C., Zhang, L.Q.*, Wang, N., et al., 2012. Interactions between range expansion of saltmarsh vegetation and hydrodynamic regimes in the Yangtze Estuary, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 96：273-279.
- Zhou, X., Ge, Z.M., Kellomäki, S., et al. 2012. Multi-objective environment chamber system for studying plant responses to climate change.Photosynthetica 50, 24–34.
- He, Y.L. Li, X.Z. *, Guo, W.Y., et al. 2012. Division of labour in rhizomatous species: comparative performance of native and invasive species in the tidal marshes of the Yangtze estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 422-423: 122-128.
- Sun, Y.G., Li, X.Z.*, He, Y. L., et al. 2012. Impact factors on distribution and characteristics of natural plant community in reclamation zones of Changjiang River estuary. Chinese Geographical Science, 22(2): 154-166
- Fan, X.Z., Zhang, L.Q.*, 2012. Spatiotemporal dynamics of ecological variation for waterbird habitats in Dongtan area of Chongming Island.Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 30(3): 484-495.
- Xin, Z.J., Li, X.Z.*, Nielsen, S. N., et al. 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
- Yang, M., Li, X.Z.*, Hu, Y.M., et al. 2012. Assessing effects of landscape pattern on sediment yield using sediment delivery distributed model and a landscape indicator. Ecological Indicators, 22: 38-52.
- Jiao, Y.M., Li, X.Z., Liang, L.H., Takeuchi, K., et al. 2012. Indigenous ecological knowledge and natural resource management in the cultural landscape of China’s Hani Terraces. Ecological Research, 27: 247–263.
- Zhou, Y.Q., Trestip, S., Li, X.Z., et al. 2012. Dechlorination of hexachlorobenzene in treatment microcosm wetlands.Ecological Engineering, 42: 249– 255.
- Chunfu Tong*. 2012. Effects of vegetation type on arthropod functional groups in the aerial habitat of salt marsh. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(3): 786-795.
- Chunfu Tong*.2012. Characteristics of the fish assemblages in the intertidal salt marsh zone and adjacent mudflat in the Yangtze Estuary.Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(20): 6501-6510.
- Tang, Y.Y., Li, X.Z.*, Zhou, Y.Q., et al. 2012. Effect ofIpomoea aquaticaFloating-bed on the quantity and distribution of nitrogen cycling bacteria and nitrogen removal. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(9): 2837-2846.
- Zhou, W.N., Lin, Y., Zhang, L.Q.*, et al. 2012. Impacts of coverage and canopy water depth on the spectral characteristics for a submerged plant Cabomba caroliniana. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(3): 706-714.
- Wang, N., Zhang, L.Q.*, Yuan, L., et al. 2012. Research into vulnerability assessment for coastal zones in the context of climate change.Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(7): 2248-2258.
- Chen,W.Y., Zhang, L.Q.*, Yuan, L., 2012. Habitat assessment on wetland restoration project for avian habitats at Nanhui Dongtan, Shanghai.Marine Environmental Science, 31(4): 561-566.
- Zhang, L.Q., Yuan, L., et al. 2012. Coastal zone management based on ecosystem: A case study in Chongming Dongtan of Shanghai. Beijing: Ocean Press.
Selected Conference Abstracts（2012）
1. Ge, Z.M., Zhang, L.Q. 2012. Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activities on Carbon Budget in Coastal Wetland Ecosystem. In: International Symposium on Climate change and human activities: Coastal Consequences and Responses. Shanghai, China（Oral Presentation）
2. Ge, Z.M. 2012. Modeling Assessment and Sustainable Management of Regional C Sink/Source under Expected Climate Change. In: Annual USCCC Meeting. Changsha, China.（Oral Presentation）
3. Tong，C.F. 2012. Impacts of Introduced Spartina alterniflora Loisel. on Local Salt Marsh Ecosystem: A Viewpoint from the Macroinvertebrates. In International Symposium on Climate Change and Human Activities: Coastal Consequences and Responses.Shanghai, China（Oral Presentation）
4. Tong，C.F. 2012. Effects of introduced Spartina alterniflora on the benthic and aerial macroinvertebrates in the salt marsh. In: 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference.Orland,USA.（Oral Presentation）
5. Yuan，L., Zhang, L.Q. 2012. Ecosystem-based coastal management — A case study of Chongming Dongtan,Shanghai. In International Symposium on Climate Change and Human Activities: Coastal Consequences and Responses. Shanghai, China（Oral Presentation）
6. Yuan，L., Zhang, L.Q. 2012. Today's science for tomorrow's management Coastal ecosystem health assessment in Chongming Dongtan,China. In: 50th ECSA Conference. Venice, Italy（Poster）
7. Zhang, L.Q. 2012. Ecosystem-based management in Chongming Dongtan coastal zone. In: Shanghai Chongming Eco-Island International Forum. Shanghai, China（Oral Presentation）