In Chinese

Head of Division

Head of Benthology and Floodplain Ecology
Hongzhu WANG
  Professor, Doctor
Telephone: +86 -27- 68780719
Fax: +86 -27- 68780719

Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wuhan, Hubei, 430072



Education and employment

1967                        Born in Hubei Province

1986                        Graduated from Zhanjiang Fishery College

1986-1989              Worked in Fishery Institute of Hubei Province

1995                        D.Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences

1995-presesent     Assistant Professor to Research Professor in Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2000-2001              Guest scientist in Swedish Museum of Natural History


Major research areas

1.      Systematics and biogeography of microdrile Oligochaeta (Annelida)

2.      Ecology of macrofauna and meiofauna.

3.      Limnology of lotic and lentic waters.


Current projects

1.        Oligochaeta of west China and South China Sea

2.        Predictive models for zoobenthic resource in the Yangtze lakes: establishment and validation

3.        Eutrophication mechanisms of shallow lakes: a comparative limnological study.

4.        Yangtze potamo-lacustrine complex ecosystem: fragmentation and restoration

5.        Thresholds of water and sand conditions for ecosystem health in the Yangtze River


Selected publications (All publications)

1.      Wang, H. Z., Z. C. Xie & Y. L. Liang, 1999. Records of Enchytraeidae (Clitellata) from the People’s Republic of China. Hydrobiologia, 406: 57-66.  [Wang99Hydrobiologia.pdf]

2.      Wang, H. Z. & C. Erséus, 2001. Marine Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) of Hainan Island in southern China. Hydrobiologia, 462: 199-204. [Wang01aHydrobiologia.pdf]

3.      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. (SCI) [Wang01bHydrobiologia.pdf]

4.     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)

5.      Gibson, R. & H. Z. Wang, 2002. A new genus and species of freshwater Monostiliferous hoplonemertean (Nemertea, Enopla) from the People’s Republic of China. Hydrobiologia 489:185-196.GibsonWang02Hydrobiologia.pdf 

6.      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.[Wang03 NewZealJMarFresh.pdf]

7.      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. [Wang04JNatHist.pdf]

8.      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.[Wang05EcolModel.pdf]

9.    Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang. 2005. Potamothrix scleropenis sp. nov. (Oligochaeta: Tubificidae) from the Fuxian Lake, the deepest lake in southwest China. Zool. Sci., 22: 1353-1357.CuiWang05ZoolSci.pdf

10.    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.[Wang06Aquaculture.pdf]

11.    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. [LiuWang06Hydrobiologia.pdf]

12.    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.[WangWang06InternatRevHydrobiol.pdf]

13.   Wang, H. Z., Xu, Q. Q., Cui, Y. D. and Liang, Y. L. 2007. Macrozoobenthic community of Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake of China, in the Yangtze floodplain. Limnology, 8: 65-71.[Wang07Limnology.pdf]

14.    Liu, X. Q. and Wang, H. Z. 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. LiuWang07FundApplLimno.pdf

15.    Xie, S. G., Li, Z. J., Liu, J. S., Xie, S. Q., Wang, H. Z. and Murphy, B. R. 2007. Fisheries of the Yangtze River shallow immediate impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. Fisheries, 32: 343-344. [XieWang07Fisheries.pdf]

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

17.    Wang, H. J., Liang, X. M., Jiang, P. H., Wang, J., Wu, S. K. and Wang, H. Z. 2008. TN:TP ratio and planktivorous fish do not affect nutrient-chlorophyll relationships in shallow lakes. Freshwater Biology, 53: 935-944. WangWang08FreshwatBiol.pdf]

18.    Cui, Y. D., Liu, X. Q. and Wang, H. Z. 2008. Macrozoobenthic community of Fuxian Lake, the deepest lake of southwest China. Limnologica, 38: 116-125.[CuiWang08Limno.pdf]

19.    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.[Liuwang08FundApplLimno.pdf]

20.    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. [CuiWang08 JOceanolLimnol.pdf]

21.    Wang, H. J. & H. Z. Wang, 2008. No need to reduce nitrogen for eutrophication mitigation: findings of a long-term limnological study in China. SIL News, 53: 10-11. [WangWang08SILnews]

22.   Wang, H. Z., H. J. Wang. 2008. Ecological effects of river-lake disconnection and restoration strategies in the mid-lower Yangtze Basin, In Z.Y. Wang, D. G. Shao, X. J. Shao, Y. J. Lu & X. H. Duan (eds), Integrated Management of Water, Sediment and Ecology in the Yangtze River Basin. Science Press, Beijing: 379-396.[WangWang08 IMWSEYRB]

23.  Cui, Y. D. & H. Z. Wang. 2009. Three new species of Tubificidae, Oligochaeta, from two plateau lakes in Southwest China. Zootaxa,     2143: 45-54.[CuiWang09Zootaxa]

24.  Pan, B.Z., H.J. Wang, X.M. Liang & H.Z. Wang. 2009. Phytoplankton chlorophyll a in the Yangtze-connected lakes: present state, influencing factors and empirical relationships. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 18 (10): 1894-1900. [PanWang09FreEnvironBull]

25. 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): 19 (11): 1445-1451.[WangWang09ProNatSciE]

26. Wang, H. J. & H. Z. Wang., 2009. Mitigation of lake eutrophication: loosen nitrogen control and focus on phosphorus abatement. Progress in Natural Science, 196):599-604.[WangWang09ProNatSciC]

27. Zhao, W. H., H. J. Wang, H. Z.Wang & 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. [ZhaoWang09ChinJApplEcol]

28. Shu, F. Y., H. J. Wang, L. X. Liu & H. Z. Wang, 2009. Assessment of species status of Mollusca in the mid-lower Yangtze Lakes. Acta Hydrobiologia Sinica, 336):84-91[ShuWang09ActaHydrobiolSinica]

 List of taxa named by Hongzhu WANG