Center for Freshwater Ecology

Research Group of Lake Ecology


PI: Prof. XIE Ping, PhD

Members:  Jun Chen (Ph.D., Associate Professor); Kewen Rong (Senior Technologist) 

Contact Us:  

Ping Xie; 86-27-68780622 (Telephone and Fax, Office);  


General Introduction:  

The Research Group of Lake Ecology is the major part of the Donghu Experimental Station of Lake Ecosystems - a state-level field observation station for long-term observation, scientific research and engineering demonstration.  

Based on the long-term ecology research of East Lake in Wuhan, the major research areas of this group include:  

* Lake ecology (Eutrophication, plankton ecology, macrozoobenthos ecology) 

* Mechanisms of cyanobacterial blooms and the control technology 

* Eco-toxicology of microcystins and ecological molecular toxicology  

* Microbial ecology and algal physiology biochemistry 

* Ecological chemistry of odor compounds 

* Mechanism of regime shift in the shallow lakes 

* Mechanisms of loss of biodiversity in the Yangtze River system and their ecological restoration strategy 

Recent Publications:  

In recent 5 years SCI journals 


(1)   Xie LQ, Xie P*, Ozawa K, Honma T, Yokoyama A & Park HD, Dynamics of microcystins-LR and –RR in the planktivorous silver carp in a sub-chronic toxic experiment, Environ. Pollut., 127 (2004), 431-439;(*Correspondent author) 

(2)   Wang JX, Xie P*, Xu Y, Kettrup A & Schramm KW, Differing estrogen activities in the organic-phase of air particulate matter collected during sunny and foggy weather in a Chinese city detected by a recombinant yeast bioassay, Atmosph. Environ., 39 (2004), 6157-6166;(*Correspondent author) 

(3)   Zheng L, Xu XQ, Xie P*, Seasonal and vertical distributions of acid volatile sulfide and metal bioavailability in a shallow, subtropical lake in China, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 72 (2004), 326-334;(*Correspondent author) 

(4)   Zheng L, Xie P*, Li YL, Yang H, Wang SB, Guo NC, Variation of intracellular and extracellular microcystins in a shallow, hypereutrophic subtropical Chinese lake with dense cyanobacterial blooms, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 73 (2004), 698-706;  (*Correspondent author) 

(5)   Chen FZ & Xie P*, Inhibition of the predatory activity of the copepod Mesocyclops notius by Microcystis spp., J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 161-162;(*Correspondent author) 

(6)   Li YL, Xie P*, Gong ZJ & Shi ZX, A survey of the Gomphonemaceae and Cymbellaceae (Bacillariophyta) from the Jolmolungma Mountain (Everest) region of China, J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 189-194;(*Correspondent author) 

(7)   Wang J, Xie P*, Takamura N, XieLQ, Shao ZJ & Tang HJ, The picophytoplankton in three Chinese lakes of different trophic status and relationship to fish population,J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 285-295;(*Correspondent author) 

(8)   Cao T, Ni LY & Xie P, Acute biochemical responsee of a submersed macrophyte Potamogeton crispus L., to high ammonium in an aquarium experiment, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 19 (2004), 279-284; 

(9)   Zhang MZhou Y, Xie P*, Xu J, Li JQ, Zhu DW and XiaTX,Impacts of cage-culture of Oreochromis niloticus onorganic matter content, fractionation and sorption of phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase activity in a hypereutrophic lake, China. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 73 (2004), 927-932;(*Correspondent author) 

(10)   Yi CL, Appleby P, Boyel J, Rose N, Rong DX & Xie P, The sedimentary record of a significant flooding event in Lake Taihu on the Yangtze delta, China, J. Coast. Res., special issue 43 (2004), 89-100; 

(11)   Xing YP, Xie P, Yang H,Ni LY, Wang YS & Tang WH, Diel variation of methane fluxes in summer in a eutrophic subtropical lake in China, J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 639-644; 

(12)  Gong ZJ, Li YL & Xie P*, Life history and production of Sphaerium lacustre (Mollusca: Sphaeriidae) in a subtropical Chinese shallow lake, J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 709-711;(*Correspondent author) 

(13)  Xu J & Xie P*, Studies on the food web structure of Lake Donghu using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios, J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 645-650;(*Correspondent author) 

(14)  Chen FZ & Xie P*, The toxicities of single-celled Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7820 and liberated M. aeruginosa to Daphnia carinata in the absence and presence of the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus, J. Freshw. Ecol., 19 (2004), 539-545;(*Correspondent author) 


(15)  Chen J, Xie P*, Guo LG, Zheng L & Ni LY, Tissue distributions and seasonal dynamics of the hepatotoxic microcystins -LR and -RR in a freshwater snail (Bellamya aeruginosa) from a large shallow, eutrophic lake of the subtropical China, Environ. Pollut., 134 (2005), 423-430;(*Correspondent author) 

(16)  Chen J & Xie P*, Tissue distributions and seasonal dynamics of the hepatotoxic microcystins -LR and -RR in two freshwater shrimps, Palaemon modestus and Macrobrachium nipponensis, from a large shallow, eutrophic lake of the subtropical China, Toxicon, 45(2005), 615-625; (*Correspondent author) 

(17)  Geng H, Xie P*, Deng DG & Zhou Q, The rotifer assemblage in a shallow, eutrophic Chinese lake and its relationships with cyanobacterial blooms and crustacean zooplankton, J. Freshw. Ecol., 20 (2005), 83-100;(*Correspondent author) 

(18)  Xiong L,Xie P*, Sheng XM, Wu ZB & Xie LQ, Toxicity of cypermethrin on growth, pigments, and superoxide dismutase of Scenedesmus obliquus, Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety, 60 (2005), 188-192; 

(19)  Xu J, Li SX & Xie P*, Differences in δ13C and δ15N of particulate organic matter from the deep oligotrophic Lake Fuxian connected with the shallow eutrophic Lake Xingyun, China, B. Environ. Contam. Tox.,74 (2005), 281-285;(*Correspondent author) 

(20)  Xie LQ, Xie P*, GuoLG, Li L, Yuichi M & ParkHD, Organ distribution and bioaccumulation of microcystins in freshwater fishes with different trophic levels from the eutrophic Lake Chaohu, China, Environ Toxicol., 20 (2005), 293-300;(*Correspondent author) 

(21)  Zhang X, Xie P*, Li Y, Li SX, Chen FZ, Guo N, Qin JH, Present status and changes of phyt  oplankton community after invasion of Neosalanx taihuensis since 1982 in a deep oligotrophic plateau lake, Lake Fuxian in the subtropical China, J. Environ. Sci., 17 (2005), 389-394;(*Correspondent author) 

(22)  Xu J, Xie P*, Zhang M & Yang H, Variation in stable isotope signatures of seston and a zooplanktivorous fish in a eutrophic Chinese lake. Hydrobiologia, 541 (2005), 215-220; (*Correspondent author) 

(23)  Xu MQ, Cao H, Xie P, Deng DG,Feng WS & Xu J, Use of PFU protozoan community structural and functional characteristics in assessment of water quality in a large, highly polluted freshwater lake in China, J. Environ. Monit., 7 (2005), 670-674; 

(24)  Xu MQ, Cao H, Xie P, Deng DG, FengWS & Xu J, The temporal and spatial distribution, composition and abundance of Protozoa in Chaohu Lake, China: relationship with Eutrophication, Europ. J. Protistol., 41(2005); 183-192; 

(25)  Wang JX, Xie P, Kettrup A & Schramm KW, Evaluation of soot particles of biomass fuels with endorine-modulating activity in yeast-based bioassay, Anal. Bioanal Chem., 381 (2005), 1609-1618;  

(26)   Liu Y, Xie P*, Chen FZ & Wu XP. Effect of combinations of the toxic cyanobacterum Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7820 and the green alga Scenedesmus on the experimental population of Daphnia pulex. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 74 (2005), 1186-1191;(*Correspondent author) 

(27)  Chen FZ & Xie P, Evidence for negative effects of Microcystis bloom on the crustacean plankton in an enclose experiment in the subtropical China, J. Environ. Sci., 17(2005), 775-781;  

(28)  Tang HJ, Xie P*, Liu H, Changes in the phytoplankton community of Lake Donghu since the 1980s, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 20 (2005), 591-594;(*Correspondent author) 

(29)  Yang H, Xie P*, Xing YP, Ni LY & Guo HT, Attenuation of photosynthetically available radiation by chlorophyll, chromophoric dissolved organic matter, and tripton in Lake Donghu, China, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 20 (2005), 575-581; (*Correspondent author) 

(30)  XingYP, Xie P*, Yang H,Ni, LY, Wang YS, Rong KW, Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes from a shallow hypereutrophic subtropical Lake in China, Atmosph. Environ., 39(2005), 5532-5540;(Correspondent author) 

(31)  Li L, Xie P* & Chen J, In vivo studies on toxin accumulation in liver and ultralstructural changes of the hepatocytes of the phytoplanktivorous bighead carp i.p.-injected with extracted microcystins, Toxicon, 46 (2005), 533-545;(*Correspondent author) 

(32)  Wang JX, Xie P*, Kettrup A & Schramm KW, Inhibition of progesterone receptor activity in recombinant yeast by soot from fossil fuel combustion emissions and air particulate materials. Sci. Total Environ., 349 (2005), 120-128;(Correspondent author) 

(33)  Chen J & Xie P*, Seasonal dynamics of the hepatotoxic microcystins in various organs of four freshwater bivalves from the large eutrophic Lake Taihu of the subtropical China and the risk to human consumption, Environ Toxicol., 20 (2005), 572-584;(*Correspondent author) 

(34)   Guo L & Xie P*,An in situ estimate of food consumption by icefish in Lake Chaohu, China, J. Freshwat. Ecol.,20 (2005), 671-676; (*Correspondent author) 

2006 (18 papers) 

(35)  Yang H, Xie P* et al., Sedimentation rates and nitrogen and phosphorous retentions in the largest urban Lake Donghu, China. J Radio. Nucl. Ch., 267 (2006), 205-208; (*Correspondent author) 

(36)  Zhang X, Xie P* et al., 2006, Effects of the phytoplanktivorous silver carp on plankton and the hepatotoxic microcystins in an enclosure experiment in a eutrophic lake, Lake Shichahai in Beijing, Aquaculture, 257, 173-186;(*Correspondent author) 

(37)  Guo N & Xie P*, Development of tolerance against toxic Microcystis aeruginosa in three cladocerans and the ecological implications, Environ. Pollut., 143(2006): 513-518(*Correspondent author) 

(38)  Geng H, Xie P* & Xu J, Effect of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7820 in combination with a green alga on the experimental population of Brachionus calyciflorus and B. rubens. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 76 (2006), 963-969; (*Correspondent author) 

(39)  Wang J, Liu B, Guo N & Xie P*, Alkaline phosphatase activity in four Microcystis aeruginosa species and their responses to nonylphenol stress, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 76 (2006), 999-1006;(*Correspondent author) 

(40)  Xie P, Biological mechanisms driving the seasonal changes in the internal loading of phosphorus in shallow lakes. Sci. China (Seri. D) 49 (Suppl. I) (2006), 14-27; 

(41)  Zhang M, Xie P*, Xu J, Liu BQ, Yang H, The regulation mechanisms of internal P-loading in the large shallow Lake Chaohu. Sci. China (Seri. D) 49 (Suppl. I) (2006), 72-81;(Correspondent author) 

(42)  Wu SK, Xie P*, Wang SB & Zhou Q, Changes in the patterns of inorganic nitrogen and TN/TP ratio and the associated mechanisms of biological regulation in the shallow lakes along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Sci. China (Seri. D) 49 (Suppl. I) (2006), 126-134;(*Correspondent author) 

(43)  Li Y, Zhao SQ, Zhao K, Xie P, Fang JY, Land-cover changes in an urban lake watershed in a mega-city, central China, Environm. Monitor. Assess., 115 (2006), 349-359;. 

(44)  Yi CL, Liu HF, Rose NL, Yang H, Ni LY & Xie P, Sediment sources and the flood record from Wanghu lake, in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River, J. Hydrol., 329, 568-576; 

(45)  Wu SK, Xie P*, Liang GD, Wang SB and Liang XM, Relationships between microcystins and environmental parameters in 30 subtropical shallow lakes along the Yangtze River, China, Freshwater Biol., 51 (2007), 2309-2319;(*Correspondent author) 

(46)  Chen J, Xie P*, Zhang D, Ke ZX & Yang H, In situ studies on the bioaccumulation of microcystins in the phytoplanktivorous silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) stocked in Lake Taihu with dense toxic Microcystis blooms, Aquaculture, 261 (2006), 1026-1038; (*Correspondent author) 

(47)  Fu J & Xie P*, The acute effects of microcystin LR on the transcription of nine glutathione S-transferase genes in common carp Cyprinus carpio L., Aquat. Toxicol., 80 (2006), 261-266; (*Correspondent author) 

(48)  Fang, JY, Wang ZH, Zhao SQ, Li YK, Tang ZY, Yu D, Ni LY, Liu HZ, P Xie, Da LJ, Li ZQ & Zheng CY, Biodiversity changes in the lakes of the Central Yangtze, Front. Ecol. Environ., 4 (2006): 369-377; 

(49)  Xing YP, Xie P*, Yang H, Wu AP & Ni LY, The change of gaseous carbon fluxes following the switch of dominant producers from macrophytes to algae in a shallow subtropical lake of China. Atmosph. Environ., 40 (2006), 8034-8043;(*Correspondent author) 

(50)  Yang H, Xie P*, Ke ZX, Liu YQ, Wu SK, Xu J & Guo LG, The impact of planktivorous fishes on microcystin concentrations in Meiliang Bay, Lake Taihu, China, J. Freshwat. Ecol. 21 (2006), 721-723; (*Correspondent author) 

(51)  Liu Y, Xie P* & Wu XP, Effects of toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa on surval, population-increase and feeding of two small cladocerans, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 77 (2006), 566-573;(*Correspondent author) 

(52)  Yang H, Xie P*, Zheng L, Deng DG, Zhou Q, Wu SK & Xu J, Seasonal variation of microcystins concentration in Lake Chaohu, a shallow subtropical lake in China, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 77 (2006),367-374;(*Correspondent author) 

(53)  Li YL, Gong ZJ, Xie P* & Shen J, Distribution and morphology of two endemic gomphonemoid species, Gomphonema kaznakowi Mereschkowsky and G. yangtzensis Li nov. sp. in China, Diatom Res., 21 (2006), 313-324;(*Correspondent author) 


(54)  Wang JX, Xie P* & Guo NC, Effects of nonylphenol on the growth and microcystins production of Microcystis strains, Environ Res., 103(2007), 70-78; (*Correspondent author) 

(55)  Wang SB, Xie P*, Wu SK & Wang HJ, Crustacean zooplankton size structure in aquaculture lakes: is larger size structure always associated with higher grazing pressure? Hydrobiologia, 575 (2007), 203-209; (*Correspondent author) 

(56)  Zhang DW, Xie P*, Liu YQ, Chen J & Liang GD, Bioaccumulation of the hepatotoxic microcystins in various organs of a freshwater snail from a subtropical Chinese lake, Taihu Lake with dense toxic Microcystis blooms. Environ. Toxicol. Chem.26 (2007), 171-176; (*Correspondent author) 

(57)  Chen J, Xie P*, Zhang D, Lei H, In situ studies on the distribution patterns and dynamics of microcystins in a biomanipulation fish - bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), Environ. Pollut., 147 (2007), 150-157; (*Correspondent author) 

(58)  Ke Z, Xie P*, Guo LG, Liu YQ & Yang H, In situ study on the control of toxic Microcystis blooms using phytoplanktivorous fish in the subtropical Lake Taihu of China: a large fish pen experiment, Aquaculture, 265 (2007), 127-138; (*Correspondent author)  

(59)  Deng DG, Xie P*, Zhou Q, Yang H & Guo LG, Temporal and spatial variations of phytoplankton in a large shallow Chinese lake with dense cyanobacterial blooms, J. Integr. Plant Biol., 49 (2007), 409-418; (*Correspondent author) 

(60)  Li L, Xie P* & Chen J,Biochemical and ultrastructural changes of the liver and kidney of the phytoplanktivorous silver carp feeding naturally on toxic Microcystis blooms in Taihu Lake, China, Toxicon, 49 (2007), 1042-1053; (*Correspondent author) 

(61)  Chen FZ, Xie P & Qin BQ, Different competitive outcomes among four species of cladoceran under different alga combinations of colonial Microcystis spp. and green alga Scenedesmus obliquus, Hydrobiologia, 581(2007), 209-215;  

(62)  Chen J & Xie P*, Microcystin Accumulation in Freshwater Bivalves from Lake Taihu, China and the Potential Risk to Human Consumption, Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 26 (2007), 1066-1073; (*Correspondent author) 

(63)  Zhang XZ, Xie P*, Li DP & Shi ZC, Haematological and plasma biochemical responses of crucian carp (Carassius auratus) to intraperitoneal injection of extracted microcystins with the possible mechanisms of anemia, Toxicon, 49 (2007), 1150-1157; (*Correspondent author) 

(64)  Wang SB, Xie P*, Wu SK & Liang XM, Phytoplankton biomass in relation to nutrients and zooplankton in thirty subtropical lakes adjacent to the Yangtze River, China. Fundament. Appl. Limnol., 169 (2007), 49-55; (*Correspondent author) 

(65)  Zhang X, Xie P*, Chen FZ, Li SX, Qin JH, Driving forces shaping phytoplankton assemblages in two subtropical plateau lakes with contrasting trophic status, Freshwat. Biol., 52 (2007), 1463-1475; (*Correspondent author) 

(66)  Qiu T, Xie P* & Ke ZX, In situ studies on physiological and biochemical responses of four fishes with different trophic levels to toxic cyanobacterial blooms in a large Chinese lake, Toxicon, 50 (2007), 365-376 (*Correspondent author) 

(67)  Li L, Xie P*, Li SX, Qiu T & Guo LG, Sequential ultrastructural and biochemical changes induced in vivo by the hepatotoxic microcystins in liver of the phytoplanktivorous silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. Comp. Bioch. Physiol. Part C: Toxicol. Pharmacol., 146 (2007), 357-367 (*Correspondent author) 

(68)  Zhang L, Xie P*, Zang X, Xu J et al., Mercury bioaccumulation in fishes of Three Gorges Reservoir after impoundment. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 78 (2007), 262-264; (*Correspondent author) 

(69)  Xu J, Zhang M & Xie P*, Trophic relationship between the parasitic isopod Ichthyoxenus japonensis and the fish Carassius auratus auratus as revealed by stable isotopes. J. Freshwat. Ecol., 22 (2007), 333-338; (*Correspondent author) 

(70)  Li S, Xie P*, Xu J et al., Factors shaping the pattern of seasonal variations of microcystins in Lake Xingyun, a subtropical plateau lake in China. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 78 (2007), 226-230; (*Correspondent author) 

(71)  Xu J, Zhang M & Xie P*, Stable carbon isotope variation in surface bloom scum and subsurface seston among shallow eutrophic lakes, Harmful algae, 8 (2007), 679-685; (*Correspondent author) 

(72)   Xu J, Zhang M & Xie P*, Size-related shifts in reliance on benthic and pelagic food webs by lake anchovy, Ecoscience, 14 (2007), 170-177; (*Correspondent author) 

(73)   Cao T, Xie P*, Ni LY, Wu AP, Zhang M, Wu SK, Smolders AJP, The role of NH4+ toxicity in the decline of the submersed macrophyte, Vallisneria natans, in lakes of the Yangtze River basin, China. Mar. Freshwat. Res., 58 (2007),581-587; 

(74)  Zhang L, Xu J, Xie P*, Zang XP, Qiu GS and Zeng JF, Stable isotope variations in particulate organic matter and a planktivorous fish in the Yangtze River, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 22 (2007), 383-386; (*Correspondent author) 

(75)  Qin JH, Xu J, Xie P*. Diet overlap between the endemic fish Anablariflus grahami (Cyprinidae) and the exotic noodlefish Neosalanx taihuensis (Salangidae) in lake Fuxian, China, J. Freshwat. Ecol. 22 (2007), 365-370; (*Correspondent author) 

(76)  Li S, Xie P*, Xu J, et al., Tissue distribution of microcystins in bighead carp via intraperitoneal injection. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 79 (2007), 297-300; (*Correspondent author) 

(77)  Xu J, Xie P*, Zhang M, Zhou Q, Zhang L, Wen ZR & Cao T, Icefish ( Salangidae ) as an indicator of anthropogenic pollution in freshwater systems using nitrogen isotope analysis. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 79 (2007), 323-326; (*Correspondent author) 

(78)  Wang JX & Xie P*, Antioxidant enzyme activities of Microcystis aeruginosa in response to nonylphenols and degradation of nonylphenols by Microcystis aeruginosa. Environ. Geochem. Health, 29 (2007), 375-383; (*Correspondent author) 

(79)  Li YL, Gong ZJ, Xie P* & Shen J, Floral syrvey on Cymbella and Gomphonema (Bacillariophyta) from the Mountain Jolmolungma Region of China. Crypt. Algol., 28 (2007), 209-244; 

(80)  Wang S, Xie P** et al., Crustacean zooplankton distribution patterns and their biomass as related to trophic indicators of twenty-nine shallow subtropical lakes, Limnologica, 37 (2007), 242-249; (*Correspondent author) 


(81)  Dai M, Xie P*, Liang GD, Chen J & Lei HH, Simultaneous determination of microcystin-LR and its glutathione conjugate in fish tissues by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, J. Chromatogr. B, 862 (2008), 43-50; (*Correspondent author) 

(82)  Yang H, Xing YP, Xie P*, Ni LY and Rong KW, Carbon source/sink function of a subtropical, eutrophic lake determined from an overall mass balance and a gas exchange and carbon burial balance, Environ. Pollut. 151 (2008), 559-568; (*Correspondent author)  

(83)  Deng DG, Xie P*, Zhou Q, Yang H, Guo LG and Gen H, Field and experimental studies on the combined impacts of cyanobacterial blooms and small algae on crustacean zooplankton in a large, eutrophic subtropical Chinese lake, Limnology, 9 (2008), 1-11; (*Correspondent author) 

(84)  Ke, ZX, Xie P* and Guo LG, Phenotypic plasticity in gut length in the planktivorous filter-feeding silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), TheScientificWorldJournal, 8 (2008), 169-175; (*Correspondent author) 

(85)  Li L, Xie P*, Guo L G, Ke ZX, Zhou Q, Liu YQ and Qiu T, Field and laboratory studies on pathological and biochemical characterization of microcystin-induced liver and kidney damage in the phytoplanktivorous bighead carp, TheScientificWorldJournal, 8 (2008), 121-137; (*Correspondent author) 

(86)  Lei HH, Xie P*, Chen J, Liang GD, Dai M, Zhang XZ, Distribution of toxins in various tissues of crucian carp intraperitoneally injected with hepatotoxic microcystins, Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 27 (2008),1167-1174;(*Correspondent author) 

(87)  Liu YQ, Xie P*, Zhang DW & Wen ZR, Seasonal Dynamics of Microcystins with Associated Biotic and Abiotic Parameters in Two Bays of Lake Taihu, the Third Largest Freshwater Lake in China, B. Environ. Contam. Tox.,80 (2008), 24-29; (*Correspondent author) 

(88)  Sun Y, Tang R, Li D, Zhang X, Fu J and Xie P*, Acute effects of microcystins on the transcription of antioxidant enzyme genes in crucian carp Carassius auratus, Environ. Toxicol., 23 (2008), 145-152;(*Correspondent author) 

(89)  Xu J, Zhang M & Xie P*, Stable isotope changes in freshwater shrimps (Exopalaemon modestus and Macrobrachium nipponensis): trophic pattern implications, Hydrobiologia, 605 (2008), 45-54; (*Correspondent author) 

(90)  Zhang XZ, Xie P*, Wang WM, Li DP, Lei HH, Shi ZC, Dose dependent effects of extracted microcystins on embryonic development, larval growth and histopathological changes of southern catfish (Silurus meridionalis), Toxicon, 51 (2008), 449-456; (*Correspondent author)   

(91)   Li GY, Xie P*, Fu J, Hao L, Xiong Q, Li HY, Microcystin-induced variations in transcription of GSTs in an omnivorous freshwater fish, goldfish, Aquatic Toxicol., 88 (2008), 75-80;(*Correspondent author) 

(92)  Ke, ZX, Xie P*, Guo LG, In situ study on effect of food competition on diet shifts and growth of silver and bighead carps in biomanipulation fish pens in Meiliang Bay, Lake Taihu, J. Appl. Ichthyol., 24 (2008), 263-268; (*Correspondent author) 

(93)  Wu S, Wang S, Yang H, Xie P* et al., Field studies on the environmental factors in controlling microcystin production in the subtropical shallow lakes of the Yangtze River, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., 80 (2008), 329-334; (*Correspondent author) 

(94)  Zhang M, Xu J & Xie P*,Nitrogen dynamics in large shallow eutrophic Lake Chaohu, China, Environ. Geol., 55 (2008), 1-8; (*Correspondent author) 

(95)  Chen J & Xie P*, Accumulation of hepatotoxic microcystins in freshwater mussels, aquatic insect larvae and oligochates in a large, shallow eutrophic lake (Lake Chaohu) of subtropical China. Fresen. Environ. Bull., 17 (2008), 849-854; (*Correspondent author) 

(96)  Ke, ZX, Xie P*, Guo LG, Controlling factors of spring-summer phytoplankton succession in Lake Taihu (Meiliang Bay, China), Hydrobiologia, 607 (2008), 41-49; (*Correspondent author) 

(97)  Lei HH, Xie P*, Chen, J, Liang GD, Yu T, Jiang Y, Tissue distribution and depuration of the extracted hepatotoxic cyanotoxin microcystins in crucian carp (Carassius carassius) intraperitoneally injected at a sublethal dose. TheScientificWorldJournal,  8 (2008), 713-719; (*Correspondent author) 

(98)  Jiang Y, Xie P*, Chen J & Liang G, Detection of the hepatotoxic microcystins in 36 kinds of cyanobacteria Spirulina food products in China, Food Addit. Contamin.,25 (2008), 885-894; (*Correspondent author) 

(99)  Cao T, Xie P, Ni L Y, Wu A P, Zhang M and Xu J, Relationships among the contents of total phenolics, soluble carbohydrate, and free amino acids of 15 aquatic macrophytes, J. Freshwat. Ecol.,23 (2008), 291-296; 

(100) Zhao Y, Xie P*, Tang R, Zhang X, Li L, Li D, In vivo studies on the toxic effects of microcystins on mitochondrial electron transport chain and ion regulation in liver and heart of rabbit. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C: Toxicol.Pharmacol., 148 (2008), 204-210; (*Correspondent author) 

(101)  Hao L, Xie P*, Fu J, Li GY, Xiong Q & Li HY, The effect of cyanobacterial crude extract on the transcription of GST mu, GST kappa and GST rho in different organs of goldfish (Carassius auratus), Aquat. Toxicol., 90 (2008), 1-7; (*Correspondent author) 

(102)  Wang Q, Xie P*, Chen J, Liang GD, Distribution of microcystins in various organs (Heart, Liver, Intestine, Gonad, Brain, Kidney and Lung) of Wistar rat via intravenous injection. Toxicon, 52 (2008), 721-727; (*Correspondent author) 

(103)  Xu J, Xie P*, Qin J, Diel isotopic fluctuation in surface seston and its physiological and ecological implications. Annal. Limnol. Internat. J. Limnol., 44 (2008), 197-201;  (*Correspondent author) 

(104)  Geng H & Xie P*, Experimental studies on the effects of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7820 on the survival and reproduction of two freshwater rotifers Brachionus calyciflorus and Brachionus rubens, Ecotoxicology, 17 (2008), 709-715; (*Correspondent author) 

(105)  Li DP, Xie P* & Zhang XZ, Changes in plasma thyroid hormones and cortisol levels in crucian carp (Carassius auratus) exposed to the extracted microcystins, Chemosphere, 74 (2008), 13-18; (*Correspondent author) 

(106) Gong ZJ, Li YL and Xie P, Seasonal changes, life cycle, and production of a psychrophilic chironomid (Propsilocerus akamusi) in a Chinese Lake, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 23 (2008), 467-469; 

(107)  Zhang XZ, Xie P*, Li DP, Tang R and Li L, Plasma biochemical responses of the omnivorous crucian carp (Carassius auratus) to crude cyanobacterial extracts, Fish Physiol. Biochem., 34 (2008), 323-329; (*Correspondent author) 

(108)  Dai M, Xie P*, Chen J, Liang GD, Liu Y and Qiu T, Quantitative determination of microcystins in rat plasma by LC–ESI tandem MS, Chromatographia,68 (2008), 811-815; (*Correspondent author) 

(109)  Zhang X, Xie P*, Huang, XP, A review of nontraditional biomanipulation, TheScientificWorldJournal, 8 (2008), 1184–1196; (*Correspondent author)   


(110)  Zhang D, Xie P*, Liu Y, Chen J, Wen Z, Spatial and temporal variations of microcystins in hepatopancreas of a freshwater snail from Lake Taihu. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety, 72 (2009), 466-472; (*Correspondent author) 

(111)  Li H, Xie P*, Li G, Hao L and Xiong Q, In vivo study on the effects of microcystins extracts on the expression profiles of proto-oncogenes (c-fos, c-jun and c-myc) in liver, kidney and testis of male Wistar rats injected i.v. with toxins, Toxicon, 53 (2009), 169-175; (*Correspondent author) 

(112)  Cao T, Xie P, Li Z, Ni L, Zhang M and Xu J, Physiological stress of high NH 4+ concentration in water column on the submersed macrophyte Vallisneria natans L., Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 82 (2009), 296-299;  

(113)  Qiu T, Xie P*, Liu Y, Li GY, Xiong Q, Hao L & Li HY, The profound effects of microcystin on cardiac antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial function and cardiac toxicity in rat, Toxicology, 257 (2009), 86-94; (*Correspondent author) 

(114)  Jiang Y, Xie P* & Liang GD, Distribution and depuration of the potentially carcinogenic malachite green in tissues of three freshwater farmed Chinese fish with different food habits, Aquaculture, 288 (2009), 1-6; (*Correspondent author) 

(115)  Zhao Y, Xie P* & Zhang XZ, Oxidative stress response after prolonged exposure of domestic rabbit to a lower dosage of extracted microcystins, Environ. Toxicol. Pharm., 27 (2009), 195-199; (*Correspondent author) 

(116)  Chen J, Xie P*, Li L & Xu J, First identification of the hepatotoxic microcystins in the serum of a chronically exposed human population together with indication of hepatocellular damage, Toxicol. Sci., (2009) 10881-89; (*Correspondent author) 

(117)  Qiu T, Xie P*, Guo LG & Zhang DW, Plasma biochemical responses of the planktivorous filter-feeding silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) to prolonged toxic cyanobacterial blooms in natural waters, Environ. Toxicol. Pharm., (2009), 27: 350–356; (*Correspondent author) 

(118)  Chen J, Zhang DW, Xie P* & Ma ZM, Simultaneous determination of microcystin contaminations in various vertebrates (fish, turtle, duck and water bird) from a large eutrophic Chinese lake, Lake Taihu, with toxic Microcystis blooms, Sci. Total Environ., (2009), 407: 3317–3322; (*Correspondent author) 

(119)  Li H, Xie P*, Zhang D & Chen J, The first study on the effects of microcystin-RR on gene expression profiles of antioxidant enzymes and heat shock protein-70 in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, Toxicon, (2009) 53: 595-601; (*Correspondent author) 

(120)  Guo LG, Ke ZX, Xie P*, Ni LY, Food consumption by in situ pen-cultured planktivorous fishes and effects on an algal bloom in Lake Taihu, China, J. Freshwat. Ecol., 24 (2009), 135-143; (*Correspondent author) 

(121)  Wu AP, Cao T, Wu SK, Ni LY & Xie P. Trends of Superoxide Dismutase and Soluble Protein of Aquatic Plants in Lakes of Different Trophic Levels in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River, China. J. Integrat. Plant Bio., (2009) 51: 414-422 

(122)  Xiong Q, Xie P*, Li HY, Hao L, Li GY, Qiu T & Liu Y, Involvement of Fas/FasL system in apoptotic signaling in testicular germ cells of male Wistar rats injected i.v. with microcystins, Toxicon, (2009) 54: 1-7 (*Correspondent author) 

(123)  Liu Y, Xie P* & Wu XP, Grazing on toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7820 by Unio douglasiae and Corbicula fluminea, Limnology, (2009) 10: 1-5; (*Correspondent author) 

(124)  Zhang XZ, Xie P*, Li DP, Tang R, Lei HH & Zhao YY, Time-dependent oxidative responses of crucian carp (Carassius auratus) to intraperitoneal injection of extracted microcystins, B. Environ. Contam. Tox., (2009), 82: 574–578; (*Correspondent author) 

(125)  Zhang DW, Xie P*, Liu YQ, Qiu T, Transfer, distribution and bioaccumulation of microcystins in the aquatic food web in Lake Taihu, China, with potential risks to human health, Sci. Total Environ., (2009), 407: 2191-2199; (*Correspondent author) 

(126)  Li DP, Xie P*, Zhang XZ & Zhao YY, Intraperitoneal injection of extracted microcystins results in hypovolemia and hypotension in crucian carp (Carassius auratus), Toxicon, (2009), 53: 638-644; (*Correspondent author) 

(127)  Guo LG, Li ZJ, Xie P & Ni LY, Assessment effects of cage culture on nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in relation to fallowing in a shallow lake in China, Aquacult. Int., (2009) 17229-241;  

(128)  Li L, Xie P* et al., Antioxidant response in liver of the phytoplanktivorous bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) intraperitoneally-injected with extracted microcystins, Fish Physiol. Biochem., (in press) (2009) (*Correspondent author) 

(129)  Liu Y, Xie P* et al., Microcystin extracts induce ultrastructural damage and biochemical disturbance in male rabbit testis, Environ. Toxicol. (2009) (in press); (*Correspondent author) 

(130)  Wen ZR, Xie P* and Xu J. Mussel isotope signature as indicator of nutrient pollution in a freshwater eutrophic lake: species, spatial, and seasonal variability. Environ Monit Assess. (2009).  

(131)  Yu T, Xie P*, Dai M. and Liang GD. Determinations of MC-LR and [Dha7] MC-LR concentrations and physicochemical properties by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. B. Environ. Contam. Tox., (2009),  

(132)  Wang SB, Xie P*, Geng H. The relative importance of physicochemical factors and crustacean zooplankton as determinants of rotifer density and species distribution in lakes adjacent to the Yangtze River, China. Limnologica, (2009) 

(133)  Zhou Q, Xie P*, Xu J, Ke ZX, Guo LG. Growth and food availability of silver and bighead carps: evidence from stable isotope and gut content analysis. Aquacul. Res., (2009) 

(134)  Zhou Q, Xie P*, Xu J, Ke ZX & Guo LG, Seasonal variations in stable isotope ratios of two biomanipulation fishes and seston in a large pen culture in hypereutrophic Meiliang Bay, Lake Taihu, Ecol. Engin. (in press) (2009); (*Correspondent author) 

(135)   Ke ZX, Xie P*, Guo LG, Impacts of two biomanipulation fishes stocked in a large pen on the plankton abundance and water quality during a period of phytoplankton seasonal succession, Ecol. Engin. (2009) (*Correspondent author) 

(136)  Zhang DW, Xie P*, Chen J, Dai M, Qiu T, Liu YQ, Liang GD. Determination of microcystin-LR and its metabolites in snail (Bellamya aeruginosa), shrimp (Macrobrachium nipponensis) and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) from Lake Taihu, China, Chemosphere (2009) (*Correspondent author) 


Other International Journals1 

1.  Xie, P. & Liu, J.K. (2001) Practical success of biomanipulation using filter-feeding fish to control cyanobacteria blooms: a synthesis of decades of research and application in a subtropical hypereutrophic lake. TheScientificWorld 1:337-356.  


- Books 

All in Chinese language with English titles and captions for figures and tables. 

1.  Xie P., 2003. Silver carp and bighead, and their use in the control of algae blooms. Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese). 

2.  Xie P., 2006. Microsystins in aquatic animals with potential risk to human health. Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese). 

3.  Xie P., 2007. A review on the causes of cyanobacterial blooms from an evolutionary, biogeochemical and ecological view of point. Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese). 

4.  Xie P., 2008. Historical development of cyanobacteria with bloom disaster in Lake Taihu-Why did water pollution incident occur in Gonghu Waterworks in 2007? After 30 years, can we succeed to rescue Lake Taihu from bloom disaster? Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese). 

5. Xie P., 2008. Reading about the histories of cyanobacteria, eutrophication and geological evolution in Lake Chaohu. Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese).