Research

Center for Freshwater Ecology

Research Group of Taxonomy and Ecology of Benthos

 

 

PI: Prof. WANG Hongzhu, PhD

Members: Liang Xiaomin,Cui YongdeLiu XueqinWang HaiJun 

Contact Us:  

Tel.: +86 -27- 68780719; 68780064; 

Fax: +86 -27- 68780719;  

Address: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Wuhan, Hubei, 430072 

China 

General Introduction:  

Established in 1950, the major research areas of the Research Group of Taxonomy and Ecology of Benthos are:  

Invertebrates: taxonomy of Oligochaeta, Mollusca, etc; ecology of zoobenthos and zooplankton 

* Large river conservation and hydroecology: holistic conservation of the Yangtze River system and others; river-floodplain ecology; environmental flow requirements 

* Eutrophication control and macrophytes restoration: comparative ecology and multiscale experimental limnology; mechanisms and thresholds of regime shifts; abating factor of eutrophication (P only, not P+N); effects of high nitrogen loading and limits to loosen nitrogen control; ecological control of sediment pollution; modelling of macrophytes restoration and technology system 

Ecosystem health assessment: biomonitoring; overall and diagnostic assessment of ecosystem health 

Recent Publications:

2001 

1.  Wang, H. Z. & C. Erséus, 2001. Marine Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) of Hainan Island in southern China. Hydrobiologia, 462: 199-204. 

2.  Wang, H. Z. & Y. L. Liang, 2001. A preliminary study of oligochaetes in Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake of China, and its vicinity, with description of a new species of Limnodrilus. Hydrobiologia,463: 29-38.  

3.  Yan, Y. J., Y. L. Liang & H. Z. Wang, 2001. Production of gastropods in Lake Biandantang, II. Annual production of Parafossarulus striatulus. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 25 (1): 36-41. (In Chinese with English abstract) 

4.  Yan, Y. J., Y. L. Liang & H. Z. Wang, 2001. Energy flow of Bellamya aeruginosa in a shallow algal lake, Houhu Lake (Wuhan, China). Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 19 (3): 243-248. 

2002 

5.  Gibson, R. & H. Z. Wang, 2003. A new genus and species of freshwater Monostiliferous hoplonemertean (Nemertea, Enopla) from the People’s Republic of China. Hydrobiologia 489:185-196. 

6.  Wang, H. Z., 2002. Studies on taxonomy, distribution and ecology of microdrile Oligochaetes of China, with description of two new species from the vicinity of the Great Wall Station of China, Antarctica. Higher Education, Press Beijing. (In Chinese with English summary) 

7.  Wang, H. Z. & Y. L. Liang, 2002. Seasonal dynamics and vertical distribution of enchytraeids in Luojiashan, Wuhan, China. Natura Jutlandica, Occasional Papers, 2: 17-24. 

8.  Yan, Y. J., Y. L. Liang & H. Z. Wang, 2002. Production of gastropods in Biandantang Lake of Bao’AnHu, III. Annual Production of Alocinma ongicornis. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 26 (4): 322-326. 

2003 

9.  Xu, Q. Q., H. Z. Wang & S. P. Zhang, 2003. The impact of overstocking of mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, on lacustrine zoobenthos community. Acata Hydrobiologica Sinica, 27 (1)41-46. (In Chinese with English abstract)  

10. Wang, H. Z. & C. Erséus, 2003. Marine Rhyacodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) of Hainan Island in southern China. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 37: 205-217. 

11.  Erséus, C. & H. Z. Wang, 2003. Marine Tubificidae (Oligochaeta) of the Dampier area, Western Australia. In: F. E. Well, D. Walker and D. S. Jones (eds)The Marine Flora and Fauna of DampierWestern Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, 363-393. 

12.  Rota, E., C. Erséus and H. Z. Wang, 2003. Grania ocarina sp. n., G. darwinensis (Coates and Stacey) comb. n., and other marine Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) from the Dampier area, Western Australia, Australia. In: F. E. Well, D. Walker and D. S. Jones (eds)The Marine Flora and Fauna of DampierWestern Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, 497-511. 

2004 

13.  Wang, H. Z. & C. Erséus, 2004. New species of Doliodrilus and other Limnodriloidinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) from Hainan and other parts of the north-west Pacific Ocean. Journal of Natural History, 38269-299. 

2005  

14.  Wang, H. Z., H. J. Wang, X. M. Liang, L. Y. Ni, X. Q. Liu & Y. D. Cui. 2005. Empirical modelling of submersed macrophytes in Yangtze lakes. Ecological Modelling,188: 483-491. 

15.  Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang. 2005. Potamothrix scleropenis sp. nov. (Oligochaeta: Tubificidae) from the Fuxian Lake, the deepest lake in southwest China. Zoological Science, 22: 1353-1357. 

16.  Wang, H. Z., Q. Q. Xu, Z. C. Xie & Y. L. Liang, 2005.  Chapter 2. Resource and environmental characters of small and medium lake, zoobenthos. In Cui, Y. B & Li, Z. J. (eds), Fishery Resources and Conservation of Environment in Lakes of the Changjiang River Basin. Science Press, Beijing: 52-89. 

17.  Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang, 2005. Chapter 2. Resource and environmental characters of small and medium lake, macrophytes. In Y. B. Cui & Z. J. Li (eds), Fishery Resources and Conservation of Environment in Lakes of the Changjiang River Basin, Science Press, Beijing: 89-92. 

18.  Wang, H. Z., Q. Q. Xu, Z. C. Xie & Y. L. Liang, 2005. Chapter 3. Resource and environmental characters of a large river-joining lake, zoobenthos. In Y. B. Cui & Z. J. Li (eds), Fishery Resources and Conservation of Environment in Lakes of the Changjiang River Basin, Science Press, Beijing,: 143-155. 

19.  Wang, H. Z., Y. J. Yan & Y. L. Liang, 2005. Chapter 5. Estimation methods for potential fishery production of main stocked animals in lakes, potential production of omnivorous fish. In Y. B. Cui & Z. J. Li (eds), Fishery Resources and Conservation of Environment in Lakes of the Changjiang River Basin, Science Press, Beijing: 304-307. 

20.  Erséus, C. & H. Z. Wang, 2005. Marine Tubificidae (Annelida: Clitellata) of the Esperance area, Western Australia, Australia. In: F. E. Well, D. I. Walker and D. S. Jones (eds.), The Marine Flora and Fauna of Esperance, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 399-424. 

2006 

21.  Wang, H. Z., H. J. Wang, X. M. Liang & Y. D. Cui, 2006. Stocking models of Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir japonica sinensis) in Yangtze lakes. Aquaculture, 255: 456-465. 

22.  Liu, X. Q., H. Z. Wang & X. M. Liang, 2006. Food web of macroinvertebrate community in a Yangtze shallow lake: trophic basis and pathway. Hydrobiologia, 571: 283-295. 

23.  Wang, H. J., B. Z. Pan, X. M. Liang & H. Z. Wang. 2006. Gastropods on submerged macrophytes in Yangtze Lakes: community characteristics and empirical modelling. International Review Hydrobiology, 91(6): 521-538. 

24.  Jiang, P. H., X. M. Liang, F. Chen, Y. Y. Zhou & H. Z. Wang. 2006.  Indication of macrophytes-restorable area by spatial pattern of macrobenthos in a eutrophic Yangtze Lake. Resource and Environment in the Yangtze Basin, 4: 439-445. 

25.  Son, K. H., C. W. Ji, Y. M. Park, Y. D. Cui, H. Z. Wang, T. S. Chon & E. Y. Cha. 2006. Recurrent Self-Organizing Map implemented to detection of temporal line-movement patterns of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaeta: Lumbriculidae) in response to the treatments of heavy metal, In: Kungolos A G, Brebbia C A, Samaras C P, Popov V. (Eds), Environmental Toxicology, Southampton and Mykonos, 77-92. 

26.  Wang, Z. Y., D. S. Chen & H. Z. Wang. 2006. A study of the ecological function of step-pool system in southeast mountain streams. Advances in Earth Sciences, 21(4): 409-416. (In Chinese with English abstract) 

2007 

27.  Wang, H. Z., Q. Q. Xu, Y. D. Cui & Y. L. Liang. 2007. Macrozoobenthic community of Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake of China, in the Yangtze floodplain. Limnology, 8: 65-71. 

28.  Liu, X. Q. & H. Z. Wang. 2007. Food composition and dietary overlap of macroinvertebrates in a shallow eutrophic lake in China: spatial and temporal variations. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 168: 71-82. 

29.  Xie, S. G., Z. J. Li, J. S. Liu, S. Q. Xie, H. Z. Wang & B. R. Murphy. 2007. Fisheries of the Yangtze River shallow immediate impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. Fisheries, 32: 343-344. 

30.  Rota, E., H. Z. Wang & C. Erséus. 2007. The diverse Grania fauna (Clitellata: Enchytraeidae) of the Esperance area, Western Australia, with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Natural History, 41(17-20): 999-1023. [RotaWang07JNatHist.pdf] 

2008 

31.  Wang, H. J., X. M. Liang, P. H. Jiang, J. Wang, S. K. Wu & H. Z. Wang. 2008. TN:TP ratio and planktivorous fish do not affect nutrient-chlorophyll relationships in shallow lakes. Freshwater Biology, 53: 935-944. 

32.  Cui, Y. D., X. Q. Liu & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Macrozoobenthic community of Fuxian Lake, the deepest lake of southwest China. Limnologica, 38: 116-125. 

33.  Ru, H. J., X. Q. Liu, X. R. Huang, Y. Z. Ning & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Diversity of fish species and its spatio-temporal variations in Lake Dongting, a large Yangtze-connected lake. Journal of Lake Sciences, 20(1): 93-99. 

34.  Wang, Z. X., Y. D. Cui, X. M. Liang & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Aquatic Oligochaeta from Zhongshan, South China. Chinese Journal of Zoology, 43 (1): 69-74.  

35.  Liu, X. Q. & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Food web of benthic macroinvertebrates in a large Yangtze River-connected lake: the role of flood disturbance. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. 171/4: 297-309. 

36.  Pan, B. Z., H. J. Wang, X. M. Liang, Z. X. Wang, F. Y. Shu & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Macrozoobenthos in Yangtze oxbows: community characteristics and causes of resources decline. Journal of Lake Sciences, 20(6): 806-813. 

37.  Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang. 2008. Ecology of macrozoobenthic communities in two plateau lakes of Southwest China. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 26(4): 245-352. 

38.  Wang, H. Z. and H. J. Wang, 2008. Loose nitrogen control and focus on phosphorus control in the mitigation of cyanobacteria bloom to reduce the cost of wastewater treatment. Science and Technology Review, 26:10. 

2009 

39.  Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang. 2009. Three new species of Tubificidae, Oligochaeta, from two plateau lakes in Southwest China. Zootaxa, 2143: 45–54 

40.  Zhao, W. H., Wang, H, J., Wang, H. Z. & Liu, X. Q., 2009. Conversion methods of freshwater snail tissue dry mass and ash-fry dry mass. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 20 (6): 1452-1458. 

41. Wang, H. J., H. Z. Wang. 2009. Mitigation of lake eutrophication: loosen nitrogen control and focus on phosphorus abatement. Progress in Natural Science, 19 (11): XX-XX.  

42.  Wang, H. J., H. Z. Wang. 2009. Mitigation of lake eutrophication: loosen nitrogen control and focus on phosphorus abatement. Progress in Natural Science. (in Chinese) 

43.  Pan, B.Z., H.J. Wang, X.M. Liang & H.Z. Wang. Phytoplankton chlorophyll a in the Yangtze-connected lakes: present state, influencing factors and empirical relationships. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. (accepted) 

44.  Yan, F. G., H. J. Wang, H. Z. Wang, T. L. Zhang, W. Li., 2009. Meiofauna in an algae-dominated shallow Lake: community characteristics with a discussion on the ecological role. Acta Hydrobiologia Sinica