Center for Freshwater Ecology

Research Group of Environmental Biology of Fishes




Members: Prof./Dr. Brian R. MurphyMr. Liu Ming 

Contact Us:  

Tel: 86-27-6878 0103

General Introduction:  

The Research Group of Environmental Biology of Fishes, working mainly on ecology of fish and fishery resources, aims to clarify recruitment process of fish populations and critical factors determining population dynamics, thus providing essential knowledge supporting protection and restoration of fishes and sustainable management of fisheries.  

Current researches interests:   

* Ecology of fish during early life history stages, focusing on diversity and distribution patterns, habitat utilization, recruitment process and its critical factors in the Yangtze River 

* Fish conservation and habitat restoring with hydro-project constructions 

* Population dynamics and sustainable management of important fishery species 

* Fish invasion and potential ecological impacts in lakes along the east route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project 

Recent Publications:  

1. Gong W., Li H., Xie S., Liu J., Murphy B.R., Xie S.. 2009. Two spawning stocks of icefish Neosalanx taihuensis revealed from annual reproductive cycle analyses. Fisheries Science. DOI 10.1007/s12562-009-0145-6. (SCI) 

2Gong W., Wu L., Liu J., Xie S., Li Z., Murphy B.R., Xie S.. 2009. Variation in reproductive traits between two populations of Neosalanx taihuensis Chen above and below the Three Gorges Dam. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. (SCI, in press) 

3. He, W., Li, Z., Liu, J., Li, Y., Murphy, B. R., and Xie, S. 2008. Validation of a method of estimating age, modelling growth, and describing the age composition of Coilia mystus from the Yangtze Estuary, China. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 1655–1661. (SCI). 

4Xie S., Li Z., Liu J., Xie S., Wang H. & Murphy B.R. 2007. Fisheries of the Yangtze River Show Immediate Impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. Fisheries, 32: 343-344(SCI, JCR first 15%) 

5.   Xie S. & Watanabe Y. 2007. Transport-determined early growth and development of jack mackerel Trachurus japonicus juveniles immigrating into Sagami Bay, Japan. Marine and Freshwater Research , 58: 1048–1055(SCI, cover paper) 

6. Li, Y., Xie S., Li Z., Gong W. & He W. 2007. Gonad development of anadromous fish Coilia ectenes (Engraulidae) in lower reach of Yangtze River, China. Fisheries Science, 73: 1224–1230(SCI) 

7. Xie S., Li Z., Cui Y. & Murphy B. 2005. Distribution, feeding and body condition of four small fish species in the near-shore and central areas of Liangzi Lake, China. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 74: 379-387.(SCI) 

8. Xie S., Watanabe Y., Saruwatari T., Masuda R., Yamashita Y., Sassa C. & Konishi Y. 2005. Growth and morphological development of sagittal otoliths of larval and early juvenile Trachurus japonicus (Temminck et Schlegel). Journal of Fish Biology, 661704-1719. (SCI) 

9. Xie S. & Watanabe Y. 2005. Hatch date-dependent differences in early growth and development recorded in the otolith microstructure of Trachurus japonicus (Temminck et Schlegel). Journal of Fish Biology, 661720-1734. (SCI) 

10.  Xie S., Yang H., Zhou Y. & Zhang F. 2004. Effects of body size and water temperature on maximum food consumption of Juvenile Sebastodes fuscescens (houttuyn). Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 22: 83-88. 

11.  Xie S., Cui Y. & Li Z. 2001. Dietary-morphological relationships of fishes in Liangzi Lake, China. Journal of Fish Biology. 58: 1714-1729. (SCI) 

12.  Xie S., Cui Y. & Li Z. 2001. Small fish communities in two regions of the Liangzi Lake, China, with or without submersed macrophytes. Journal Applied Ichthyology 17: 89-92. (SCI) 

13.  Xie S., Cui Y., Zhang T. & Li Z. 2000. Seasonal patterns in feeding ecology of three small fishes in the Biandantang Lake, China. Journal of Fish Biology 57: 867-880. (SCI) 

14.  Xie S., Cui Y., Zhang T., Fang R. & Li Z. 2000. The spatial pattern of the small fish assemblage in the Biandantang Lake - a small shallow lake along the middle reach of the Yangtze River, China. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 57: 179-190. (SCI)