Center for Water Environment Engineering

Research Group of Environmental Biochemistry




PI: Associate Prof. SONG Chunlei, PhD

Members: Zhou Yiyong, Dr.Qingman Li, Dr.Xiuyun Cao, Dr.Chunlei Song 

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General Introduction:  

Mainly from the biochemical view, the Research Group of Environmental Biochemistry focuses on the problems of aquatic environments (lake, ocean and fish ponds) to describe patterns of water pollution and reveal the mechanisms underlying the stress processes and finally provides technical support for water pollution control.  

Researchers from this group have been aiming at the subject of lake and ocean eutrophication and its remediation technology, including the cyclings of C, N, S and P mediated by functional microbes, nutrients scavenging strategies by phytoplankton and the role in the bloom and community succession. Based on the above scientific results, they developed nutrient pollution control technology, including sediment, littoral zone and biofiltration system. Their main research areas include environmental science, microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, algal ecology and environmental engineering.  

Recent decades, they undertook many national and international projects, e.g. the Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment in the 11th, 12th and 13th Five-Year Plan, National Key Research & Development Program of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, important and cross projects of Knowledge Innovation Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and inter-governmental science and technology cooperation projects (including Sino-Ukraine, Sino-Russia, Sino-Poland, Sino-Italy, Sino-Bulgaria, Sino- Denmark, Sino-Czech, Sino-Hungary, Sino-Slovenia, Sino-South Korea, etc.). They published more than 100 papers in SCI cited journals, such as Water Research, Environmental Science & Technology, Bioresource Technology and Science of the Total Environment. 

Recent Publications:  

Xiuyun Cao, Chunlei Song, Jianqiu LiQingman LiJingyuan Liu and Yiyong Zhou. 2007. Dredging effects on P status and phytoplankton density and composition during winter and spring in Lake Taihu, China. Hydrobiologia. 581:287-295. 

Zhou Yiyong, Cao Xiuyun, Song Chunlei, Li Jianqiu, Chen Guoyuan, Peng Liang. 2007. Variations in kinetics of alkaline phosphatase in sediments of a eutrophic, shallow, Chinese lake. Hydrobiologia. 581:109-116. 

Yiyong Zhou, Chunlei Song, Xiuyun Cao, Jianqiu Li, Guoyuan Chen, Zhuoying Xia & Pinghong Jiang, 2008. Phosphorus fractions and alkaline phosphatase activity in sediments of a large eutrophic Chinese lake (Lake Taihu). Hydrobiologia 599:119–125 

Alena ?TROJSOVá, Ji?í NEDOMA, Martina ?TROJSOVá, Xiuyun CAO and Jaroslav VRBA, 2008. The role of cell-surface-bound phosphatases in species competition within natural phytoplankton assemblage: an in situ experiment. J. Limnol., 67(2): 128-138 

Xiuyun Cao · Chunlei Song · Yiyong Zhou · Alena ?trojsová · Petr Znachor · Eli?ka Zapomělová · Jaroslav Vrba. 2009. Extracellular phosphatases produced by phytoplankton and other sources in shallow eutrophic lakes (Wuhan, China): taxon-specific versus bulk activity. Limnology, 10:95-104. 

Xiuyun Cao & Chunlei Song & Yiyong Zhou. 2009. Limitations of using extracellular alkaline phosphatase activities as a general indicator for describing P deficiency of phytoplankton in Chinese shallow lakes. J Appl Phycol. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-009-9422-0. 

Song Chunlei, Cao Xiuyun, Zhou Yiyong, 2009. Fluctuation of size fractionated alkaline phosphatase after bloom disappearance in two shallow ponds. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 18(6):982-988. 

G.-Y. Chen et al., Diversity and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in eutrophic and oligotrophic basins of a shallow Chinese lake (Lake Donghu), 2009, Research in Microbiology, doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2009.01.003 

Song Chunlei, Cao Xiuyun, Liu Yunbing and Zhou Yiyong, 2009. Seasonal Variations in Chlorophyll a Concentrations in Relation to Potentials of Sediment Phosphate Release by Different Mechanisms in a Large Chinese Shallow Eutrophic Lake (Lake Taihu). Geomicrobiology Journal, (in press)  

Yunbing Liu, Yaxin Guo, Chunlei Song, Wenjuan Xiao, Daizhong Huang, Xiuyun Cao and Yiyong, 2009. The effect of organic matter accumulation on phosphorus release in sediment of Chinese shallow lakes. Foundmental and Applied Limnology, (in press)