Faculty and Staff
LI Xinzheng
Title: Professor
Research Field: Marine Biology; Marine Ecology
Department: Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy & Phylogeny
Tel/Fax: 86-532-82898771
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1996--, Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS
1997-1998, Visiting Scholar, Smithsonian Institution, USA
2005-2006, Visiting Scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
1993-1996, Associated Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS
1991-1993, Assistant, Institute of Oceanology, CAS


1981-1991, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
1991, Ph. D.; 1988, Master of Science; 1985, Bachelor of Science


Professional Memberships
Member of Science Planing Committee, CoML (2010--)
President, Chinese Crustacean Society (2013--)
Member, International Society of Crustacea (1998--)
Executive member of the council, China Zoological Society (2014--)
Member of the council, Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology (2013--)
Vice Chairman of the council, Branch of Benthic Biology, Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology (2016--)
Vice president of the council, Shandong Zoological Society (2015--)
President of the council, Qingdao Zoological Society (2008--)
Member of the Editorial Committee, Fauna Sinica (1997--)
Associate chief editor, Proceedings of Chinese Crustacean Society (2002--)
Member of the Editorial Board, Biodiversity Science (1999--)
Member of the Editorial Board, Acta Oceanologica Sinica (English edition, Chinese Edition, 2003--)
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Ocean University of China (2011--)


Research Interests
Marine biology, Marine benthic ecology, Marine biodiversity, Taxonomy and phylogeny of invertebrates, deep-sea zoology


Honors and Awards
1994: Special Government Allowance
2016: National Outstanding Worker in Science Popularization
2017: The 3rd accomplisher of the first prize of Marine Science and Technology Award
2019: Zhu-Li Yuehua Outstanding Teacher Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences


1. Li Xinzheng (ed.), 2000.  Catalog of the genera and species of Pontoniinae, Kingsley, 1878 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae).  Xueyuan Press, Beijing.  319 pp.
2. Li Xinzheng, Liu Ruiyu, Liang Xiangqiu, Chen Guoxiao, 2007.  Crustacea Decapoda, Palaemonoidea. Fanna Sinica,Invertebrata, vol. 44.  Beijing: Science Press, 381 pages, 157 figures.
3. Li Xinzheng, Liu Lusan, Li Baoquan, et al., 2010. Marine Macrobenthos from China’s Sea. Research and Practice. Beijing: Ocean Press. 378 pp.
4. Li Xinzheng, Wang Hongfa, et al., 2016. Identification Handbook of Macrobenthos from Jiaoozhou Bay. Beijing: Science Press, 365 pages, 527 figures.
5. Han Qingxi, Li Xinzheng, 2017. Crangonid shrimps from China seas. Beijing:Ocean Press, 164 pages.
6. Li, Baoquan, Li Xinzheng, Chen, Linlin, Wang, Shaoqing, 2019. The Macrobenthic Assemblages Resources in China’s Coaxtal Zone. Science Press, Beijing, 293 pages.
7. Li Xinzheng (Chief ed.), 2020. Primary Color Illustrators of Common Marine Organisms in China - Arthropods. Qingdao: Ocean University of China Press, 160 pages.

1. Li Xinzheng and A. J. Bruce, 2006.  Further Indo-West Pacific palaemonoid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonoidea), principally from the New Caledonian region.  Journal of Natural History, 40(11-12): 611-738, figs. 1-31.
2. Li Xinzheng, and Poupin, J., 2009.  Report on Some Species of Palaemonidae (Decapoda: caridea) from Clipperton Island.  Journal of Crustacean Biology, 29(4): 579-594, figs. 1-13.
3. Kou, Q., Li Xinzheng, Chan, T.-Y., Chu, K. H., Huang, H., Gan, Z., 2013. Phylogenetic relationships among genera of the Periclimenes complex (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68 (2013) 14–22.
4. Li Xinzheng, 2017. Taxonomic research on deep-sea macrofauna in the South China Sea using the Chinese deep-sea submersible Jiaolong. Integrative Zoology 12, 270–282.
5. Yan, Jia, Xu, Y., Sui, J., Li Xinzheng, Wang, H., Zhang, B., 2017. Long-term variation of the macrobenthic community and its relationship with environmental factors in the Yangtze River estuary and its adjacent area. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 123: 339-348.
6. Li Xinzheng, Dong Dong, Kou Qi, Yang Mei, Gong Lin, Sui Jixing, 2019. Advances in research on deep-sea macrobenthic biodiversity with the progress in China. Haiyang Xuebao, 41(10): 169-181.
7. Li Xinzheng, KOU Qi, WANG Jin-bao, GAN Zhi-bin, YANG Mei, GONG Lin, SUI Ji-xing, MA Lin, QU Han-xue, CHU Yan-ling, ZENG You-wei, WANG Wei-na, ZHANG Qi, DONG Dong, 2020. Advances and perspectives of researches on taxonomy and phylogeny of marine invertebrates in China. Marine Sciences, 44(7): 26-70.
8. Xu Yong, Sui Jixing, Ma Lin, Li Xinzheng, Wang Hongfa, Zhang Baolin, 2020. Temporal variation of macrobenthic community zonation over nearly 60 years and the effects of latitude and depth in the southern Yellow Sea and East China Sea. Science of the Total Environment. 739, 139760,
9. Wang Weina, Sui Jixing, Kou Qi, and Li Xinzheng, 2020. Review of the genus Loimia Malmgren, 1866 (Annelida, Terebellidae) from China seas with recognition of two new species based on integrative taxonomy. PeerJ, 8:e9491 DOI 10.7717/peerj.9491.
10. Qu, Hanxue, Jinbao Wang, Yong Xu, Xinzheng Li, 2020. Radiolarian assemblage as an indicator of environmental conditions in the marginal seas of the Western North Pacific. Marine Micropaleontology, 157: 101859.
11. Gong Lin, Li Xinzheng, Lee Kwen-Shen, 2020.  Phylogeny of two new pheronematid sponges from the Caroline Seamount and South China Sea. Contributions to Zoology, 89: 175-187, figs. 1-5.
12. 137. Dong Dong, Gan Zhibin, and Li Xinzheng, 2021. Descriptions of eleven new species of squat lobsters (Crustacea: Anomura) from seamounts around the Yap and Mariana Trenches with notes on DNA barcodes and phylogeny. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2021, XX, 1–50, figs. 1-24, doi:
13. Dong Dong,·Xinzheng Li, Mei Yang, Lin Gong, Yang Li, Jixing Sui, Zhibin Gan, Qi Kou, Ning Xiao, Junlong Zhang, 2021. Report of epibenthic macrofauna found from Haima cold seeps and adjacent deep-sea habitats, South China Sea. Marine Life Science & Technology, 3: 1-12, figs. 1-7.