Faculty and Staff
SUN Zhongmin
Title: Associate Professor
Research Field: Taxonomy of Macro-Algae
Department: Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy & Phylogeny
Tel/Fax: 0532-82863656
More: Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy and Phylogeny, IOCAS

Fisheries College, Jimei University, from 1996, and graduated on July 2000 with the degree of Fisheries Science.
Japanese Center, Tokai University, from 2000, and graduated on August 2001.
Graduate of Fisheries Science, Tokyo University of Fisheries, from 2003, and obtained a Master of Science, March 2005.
Graduate School of Marine Science and Techonolgy, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Techonolgy, from 2005, and obtained a Doctor of Marine Science, March 2008.


Professional Memberships
Assistant Technical Reseacher at the Kobe University 2008-2011.
Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences 2011-


Research Interests
Biodiversity study of marine macroalgae, including taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, biogeography, life history. My research is focusing on the biodiversity and conservation of marine algae occurring in the in the western Pacific in recent years.


Selected Publications
1.Sun Z., Hasegawa K. Tanaka J. 2006. A morphological study of Dilophus okamurae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) in Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 81: 235-244.
2.Sun Z., Hasegawa K., Tanaka J. 2008. Reproductive structures of three Padina species (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 83: 67-76.
3.Sun Z., Hasegawa K., Tanaka J. 2008. Morphological study of Padina australis (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from Hainan Island of China. The Journal of Japanese Botany 83: 261-268.
4.Sun Z., Hanyuda T., Lim P. E., Tanaka J., Gurgel C. F. D., Kawai H. 2012. Taxonomic revision of the genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on morphological evidence and analyses rbcL and cox3 gene sequences. Phycologia 51: 500-512.
5.Watanabe T., Nagumo T., Sun Z., Hasegawa K., Miyagawa T., Kumada M., Tanaka J. 2013. Morphology and taxonomy of Psammodiscus Round & Mann (Bacillariophyceae: Rhaphoneidales) with a description of the new species Psammodiscus calceatus. Phytotaxa 124: 1-12.
6.Win Ni-Ni, Sun Z., Hanyuada T., Kurihara A., Girgel C.F.D., Kawai H. 2014. Four newly recorded species of the calcified marine brown macroalgal genus Padina (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) for Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 26: 448-465.
7.Guo H., Yao J., Sun Z., Duan D. 2015. Effect of temperature, irradiance on the growth of a green algae Caulerpa lentillifera (Bryopsidophyceae, Chlorophyta). Jounal of Applied Phycololgy 27: 879-885.
8.Cheng S., Zhao M., Sun Z., Yuan W., Zhang S., Xiang Z., Cai Y., Dong K., Huang K., Yan, P. 2014. Diterpenes from a Chinese Collection of the Brown Alga Dictyota plectens. Journal of Natural Products 77: 2685-2693.
9.Guo H., Yao J., Sun Z., Duan D. 2015. Effect of salinity and nutrition on the growth and chlorophyll fluorescence of Caulerpa lentillifera (Bryopsidophyceae, Chlorophyta). Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 33 (2): 410-418.
10.Hu Z., Li J., Sun Z. et al. 2015. Phylogeographic structure and deep lineage diversification of the red alga Chondrus ocellatus Holmes in the Northwest Pacific. Molecular Ecology 24: 5020-5033.
11.Zhang J., Yao J., Sun Z., Fu G., Galanin D. A., Nagasato C., Motomura T., Hu. Z., Duan D. 2015. Phylogeographic data revealed shallow genetic structure in the kelp Saccharina japonica (Laminariales, Phaeophyta). BMC Evolutionary Biology 15 (1): 1-12.
12.Li, Y., Suzuki, H., Nagumo, T., Tanaka, J., Sun, Z. Xu, K. (2015) Fallacia decussata, sp. nov.: a new marine benthic diatom (Bacillariophyceae) from Northeast Asia. Phytotaxa 224 (3): 258-266.
13.Zhao M., Cheng S., Yuan W., Dong J., Huang K., Sun Z., Yan P. 2015. Further New Xenicanes from a Chinese Collection of the Brown Alga Dictyota plectens. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 63 (12): 1081-1086.
14.Li J., Hu Z., Gao X., Sun Z., Choi H., Duan D., Endo H. 2017. Oceanic currents drove population genetic connectivity of the brown alga Sargassum thunbergii in the north-west Pacific. Journal of Biogeography 44:230-242.
15.Li J., Hu Z., Sun Z., Yao J., Liu F., Fresia P., Duan D. 2017. Historical isolation and contemporary gene flow drive population diversity of the brown alga Sargassum thunbergii along the coast of China. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17:246 DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-1089-6
16.Sun Z., Yan P, Wang Y., Yao J., Guo H., Tanaka J., Kawai H. 2017. New record of Lobophora rosacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from the South China Sea. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 35: 192-197.
17.Vieira C., Camacho O., Sun Z., Fredericq S., Leliaert F., Payri C., De Clerck O. 2017. Historical biogeography of the highly diverse brown seaweed Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 110: 81-92.
18.Huang C., Sun Z. *, Gao D., Yao J., Hu Z., Wang Y., Chen W. 2017. Molecular analysis of Sargassum from the northern China seas. Phytotaxa. 319 (1): 071-083.
19.Hou N., Zhang M., Xu Y., Sun Z.,Wang J., Zhang L., Zhang Q. 2017. Polysaccharides and their depolymerized fragments from Costaria costata: Molecular weight and sulfation-dependent anticoagulant and FGF/FGFR signal activating activities. International Journal of Biological Macromolecule 105: 1511-1518.
20.Ng P. K., Lin S. M., Lim P. E., Hurtado A. Q., Phang S. M., Yow Y. Y., Sun Z. 2017. Genetic and morphological analyses of Gracilaria firma and G. changii (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), the commercially important agarophytes in western Pacific. PLoS One. Jul 31;12(7):e0182176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182176.
21.Hu Z., Li j., Sun Z., Gao X., Yao J., Choi H., Endo H., Duan D. 2017. Hidden diversity and phylogeographic history provide conservation insights for the edible seaweed Sargassum fusiforme in the Northwest Pacific. Evolutionary Applications 10: 366-378.
22.Li Y., Chen X., Sun Z., Xu K. 2017. Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of three marine benthic species of Haslea (Bacillariophyceae), with transfer of two species to Navicula. Diatom Research, 32:4, 451-463.
23.Hu Z., Kantachumpoo A., Liu R., Sun Z., Yao J., Duan D. Uwai Y. 2018. A late Pleistocene marine glacial refugium in the south-west of Hainan Island, China: Phylogeographical insights from the brown alga Sargassum polycystum. Journal of Biogeography 45: 355-366.
24.Gao D., Huang C., Yao J., Li Y., Tan W., Sun Z. * 2018. Characterization of the whole chloroplast genome Caulerpa lentillifera J. Agardh. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3:1198-1199.
25.Gao X., Choi H., Park S., Sun Z., Nam K. 2018. Assessment of optimal growth conditions for cultivation of the edible Caulerpa okamurae (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta) from Korea. Journal of Applied Phycology.
26.Ng P., Chiou Y., Liu L., Sun Z., Shimabukuro H., Lin S. 2019. Phylogeography and genetic connectivity of the marine macro-alga Sargassum ilicifolium (Phaeophyceae, Ochrophyta) in the northwestern Pacific. Journal of Phycology 55: 7-24.