Center for Algal Biology and Applied Research

Research Group of Algal Ecology



PI: Prof. BI Yonghong, PhD

Projects Assistants: Wujuan MI, Chunxiang XIA, Yi YANG, Yongmei LEI, Hao LIU 

Members: Wenmin HUANG, Xi WANG, Xue ZHAO, Chengrong PENG, Ying AI, Bei ZHOU, Mingyang GAO, Yue ZHEN, Yijun YUAN, Qi ZHANG, Binliang WANG, Tingting PAN 

Contact Us:  

Yonghong BI 


Tel: 86-27-68780016 

General Introduction:  

Research interests of the Research Group of Freshwater Algal Ecology are the effects of anthropogenic physical/chemical/biological disturbance on the structure, function and health of the freshwater ecosystem. It focuses on algal ecology and freshwater ecology involved in all kinds of hydro-engineering.  

This group does many researches on algal biodiversity, geographic distribution, community structure and its succession, algal ecological functions, algal blooms occurring mechanisms and its control measurements, the mechanism of eutrophication and its countermeasure, and drinking water treatments.  

Fruitful achievements have been achieved in the fields of algae biology, large-scale cultivation, extraction and utilization of active substances, prevention and control of algal bloom, and application of algae in aquaculture and the treatment of wastewater. 

Recent Publications: 

Zhao Xuemin, Bi Yonghong, Chen Lin, Hu Sheng, Hu Zhengyu. Responses of photosynthetic activity in the drought-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc flagelliforme to rehydration at different temperature. Journal of Arid Environment, 72:370-377.   SCI IF: 1.772 

GJ Zhou, YH Bi, XM Zhao, Lin Chen and ZY Hu. Algal growth potential and nutrient limitation in spring in Three-Gorges Reservoir, China. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2009, 18(9):1642-1646. SCI IF:0.641 

Jingxian Wang, Yonghong Bi, Gerd Pfister, Bernhard Henkelmann, Kongxian Zhu, Karl-Werner Schramm. Determination of PAH, PCB, and OCP in water from the Three Gorges Reservoir accumulated by semipermeable membrane devices (SPMD). Chemosphere, 2009, 75: 1119-1127. SCI IF: 3.137 

YH Bi, KX Zhu,ZY Hu, The effect of TGD's experimental impoundment on the phytoplankton community in the Xiangxi River, China. International Journal of environmental studies, 2010,67(2):207~221. EI 

GJ Zhou, YH Bi, XM Zhao,YB Liang, ZY Hu. Phytoplankton variation and its relationship with the environment in Xiangxi Bay in spring after damming of the Three-Gorges, China. Environ. Monit. Assess.. 2010.176:125-141. SCI IF: 1.592 

Min Yang, Yonghong Bi, Jianlin Hu, Kongxian Zhu, Guangjie Zhou, and Zhengyu Hu. Seasonal variation in functional phytoplankton groups in Xiangxi Bay, Three Gorges Reservoir. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology,2011, 29(5): 1057-1064.   SCI IF: 0.577 

Qianfu Liu, Yonghong Bi, Zhengyu Hu. SIMULATION STUDIES ON DECLINE PHASE OF MICROCYSTIS BLOOMS IN XIANGXI RIVER, THREE GORGES RESERVOIR, CHINA. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2011,20:3226-3234. (通讯作者)   SCI IF:0.641 

A. Bergmann, Y. Bi, L. Chen, T. Floehr, B. Henkelmann, The Yangtze-Hydro Project: a Chinese– German environmental program. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2011. SCI IF: 2.618 

Guangjie Zhou, Xuemin Zhao, Yonghong Bi and Zhenyu Hu. Effects of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) on spring phytoplankton community structure of Three-Gorges Reservoir (China): results from an enclosure experiment. Journal of Limnology, 2011,70(1):26-32.   SCI IF:1.473  

Zhou Guangjie, Xuemin Zhao, Yonghong Bi, Zhengyu Hu. Effects of rainfall on spring phytoplankton community structure in Xiangxi Bay of the Three-Gorges Reservoir. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2012, 21: 3533-3541     SCI IF:0.641 

Zhou Lirong, Bi Yonghong, Chen Wenqing, et al., Effect of Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) Extract on Blue-Green Algal Bloom Control and Plankton Structure Optimization: A Field Mesocosm Experiment, Water Environment Research, 2012,84(12):2133-2143.    SCI IF: 1.134 

Chen Lanzhou, Xie Mu, Bi Yonghong, et al., The combined effects of UV-B radiation and herbicides on photosynthesis, antioxidant enzymes and DNA damage in two bloom-forming cyanobacteria, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety,2012,80:224–230.    SCI IF: 2.203 

Schramm K.R., Wang J.X., Bi Y.H., et al., The Yangtze-Project: understanding changes in the water quality of the Three Gorges Dam Reservoir. Environ Sci Pollut R., 2012,19(4):1341-1344.   SCI IF: 2.618 

Kongxian Zhu, Yonghong Bi, Zhengyu Hu. Responses of phytoplankton functional groups to the hydrologic regime in the Daning River, a tributary of Three Gorges Reservoir [J]. Science of the Total Environment, 2013, 450-451: 169-177. (通讯作者)    SCI    IF:3.258 

Lei Chen, Yonghong Bi, Kongxian Zhu, Zhengyu Hu, Wei Zhao, Bernhard Henkelmann, Silke Bernh?ft, Cedrique Temoka, Karl-Werner Schramm. Contamination status of dioxins in sediment coresfrom the Three Gorges Dam area, China [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2013,2042684277. (通讯作者)    SCI IF: 2.618 

Irene Kranzioch, Claudia Stoll, Andreas Holbach, Hao Chen, Lijing Wang, Binghui Zheng, Stefan Norra, Yonghong Bi, Karl-Werner Schramm, Andreas Tiehm. Dechlorination and organohalide-respiring bacteria dynamics in sediment samples of the Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2013, Environ Sci Pollut Res (2013) 20:7046–7056  SCI IF: 2.618 

Jingxian Wang, Bernhard Henkelmann, Yonghong Bi, Kongxian Zhu, Gerd Pfister, Wei Hu, Cedrique Temoka, Bernhard Westrich, Karl-Werner Schramm. Temporal variation and spatial distribution of PAH in water of Three Gorges Reservoir during the complete impoundment period. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2013) 20:7071–7079. SCI IF: 2.618 

Anja Wolf, Axel Bergmann, Rolf-Dieter Wilken, Xu Gao, Yonghong Bi, Hao Chen, Christoph Schüth. Occurrence and distribution of organic trace substances in waters from the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2013) 20:7124–7139. SCI IF: 2.618