Research Group of Aquatic Invertebrate Taxonomy and Biodiversity
PI: Prof. XIE Zhicai, PhD
Members: Research Associates Jiang Xiaoming and Zhang Junqian
Prof. Xie Zhicai (email@example.com)
Research Associates: Jiang Xiaoming (firstname.lastname@example.org), Zhang Junqian (email@example.com)
Institute of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences 7# South Donghu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430072
Devoted to the studies of aquatic invertebrate zoology, the Research Group of Aquatic Invertebrate Taxonomy and Biodiversity aims to build itself as not only a center of invertebrate zoology, a base for training Chinese advanced benthological talents, but also a platform for the dissemination of advanced invertebrate knowledge to the public.
Current Research Interests:
*Different levels (α、β、γ) of taxonomy of some key invertebrate groups combined evidences of morphology and molecular biology, and further their phylogenetics and biogeography
* Some key biodiversity patterns in different biological and ecological scales and the key processes and mechanisms driving these patterns
* Proposed baseline and criterion for Chinese freshwater ecosystem health assessment based on macroinvertebrate-community traits
* Running water ecology of macroinvertebrates in China
* Conservation biology of Chinese endangered freshwater mollusks
Recent Publications (* indicating correspondance author):
1. Jiang X.M., Z.C. Xie*, and Y.F. Chen. 2013. Longitudinal patterns of macroinvertebrate communities in relation to environmental factors in a Tibetan Plateau river system. Quaternary International. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.02.034).
2. Song Z.Y., J.Q. Zhang, X.J. Jiang, C.M.Wang, and Z.C. Xie*. 2013. Population structure of an endemic gastropod in Chinese plateau lakes: evidence for population decline. Freshwater Science 32 (2): 450-461.
3. Jiang X.M., J. Xiong, Z.Y. Song, J.C. Morse, F.C. Jones, and Z.C. Xie*. 2013. Is coarse taxonomy sufficient for detecting macroinvertebrate patterns in floodplain lakes? Ecological Indicators 27:48-55.
4. Li L., J. Xiong, B.D. Xiao, L.R. Song, and Z.C. Xie*. 2012. Dynamics of macrozoobenthos assemblages in the Fubao Bay of Lake Dianchi and their relation to organic pollutants. African Journal of Biotechnology 11(55): 11830–11837.
5. Shen Q., J. Chen, andZ.C. Xie*.2012. Mesenchytraeus monodiverticulus, a new enlarged ventral chaeta enchytraeid (Annelida, Clitellata) from Changbaishan Mountain, China. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(3):215–227.
6. Xie Z.C.* 2012. Mesenchytraeus gigachaetus, new name, a replacement name for Mesenchytraeus megachaetus Shen et al., 2011. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(1):18.
7. Zhang J.Q., Z. Wang, Z. Y. Song, and Z.C. Xie*, L. Li &L.R. Song. 2012.Bioaccumulation of microcystins in two freshwater gastropods from a large cyanobacteria bloom plateau lake, Lake Dianchi. Environmental Pollution 164:227–234.
8. Shen Q., J. Chen and Z.C. Xie*. 2012. Mesenchytraeus anisodiverticulus, a new giant enchytraeid with enlarged ventral chaeta (Annelida, Clitellata) from northeastern China. Italian Journal of Zoology 79(1):86–91.
9. Lian H., J. Chen, J. Xiong, X.M Jiang, and Z.C. Xie*. 2011. Structure and distribution of enchytraeid communities from Mountain Changbaishan in China, with emphasis on the influence of environmental variables. European Journal of Soil Biology 47:223–229.
10. Shen Q., J. Chen, and Z.C. Xie*. 2011. Mesenchytraeus megachaetus, a new enchytraeid with enlarged ventral chaetae (Annelida, Clitellata) from Changbaishan Mountain, China. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 124(2):127–133.
11. Jiang X.M, J. Xiong, Z.C. Xie* and Y.F. Chen. 2011. Longitudinal patterns of macroinvertebrate functional feeding groups in a Chinese river system: A test for river continuum concept (RCC). Quaternary International 244: 289–295.
12. Jiang X.M, J. Xiong, J.W. Qiu, J.M. Wu, J.W. Wang, and Z.C. Xie*. 2010. Structure of Macroinvertebrate Community in Association with Environmental Variables in a Subtropical Asian River System. International Review of Hydrobiology. 95：42–57.
13. Chen J., and Z.C. Xie*. 2009. Fridericia liangi sp. nov. (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Changbaishan Mountain, China. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 122(4): 399–404.
14. Shao M.L., L.L. He, X.Q. Han, Z.C. Xie, D.F. Li, and Q.H. Cai*. 2008. Seasonal patterns of sedimentation and their associations with benthic communities in XiangXi Bay of the three Gorges Reservoir, China. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23(1): 151–160.
15. Shao M.L., Z.C. Xie, X.Q. Han, M. Cao, and Q.H. Cai*. 2008. Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in Three–Gorges Reservoir, China. International Review of Hydrobiology 93(2): 175–187.
16. Xie Z.C.*, S.W. Shu, J.Q. Zhang, J. Chen, and Q.H. Cai. 2008. Structure and distribution of Oligochaeta from one lake district in China, with emphasis on the influence of environmental variables. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23(2):237–244.
17. Chen J., and Z.C. Xie*. 2008. Fridericia dianchiensis sp. nov. (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Yunnan province. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 121(2): 283–288.
18. Xie Z.C.*, and J. Chen. 2008. A Redescription of Pieguetiella denticulata Liang & Xie (Oligochaeta, Naididae) From China, with a key to genus Pieguetiella. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 121(3):321–325.