Faculty and Staff
ZHANG Wuchang
Title: Researcher
Research Field: Marine Biology, planktonic ecology, microzooplankton, microbial food web
Department: Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Tel/Fax: 0532-82898937

January 2011–present, Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
October 2001–December 2010, Associate Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
July 1999–October 2001, Research Assistant, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ph.D., 1999, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China,
B.S. , 1994, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China.


Professional Memberships
Editorial Board, Journal of Plankton Research (2013 -  )


Research Interests
Marine biology, planktonic ecology, microzooplankton, microbial food web 
Selected Publications
1.Wang CF, Li H, Zhao L, Zhao Y, Dong Y, Zhang WC, Xiao T. 2018. Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in oceanic and slope area in the tropical west Pacific. Deep Sea Rea II. DOI:
2.Liang C, Li H, Dong Y, Zhao Y, Tao Z, Li C, Zhang W, Gregori G. 2018. Planktonic ciliates in different water masses in open waters near Prydz Bay (East Antarctic) during austral summer, with an emphasis on tintinnid assemblages. Polar Biology 41: 2355-2371
3.Feng M, Wang C, Zhang W, Zhang G, Xu H, Zhao Y, Xiao T, Wang C, Wang W, Bi Y, Liang J. 2018. Annual variation of species richness and lorica oral diameter characteristics of tintinnids in a semi-enclosed bay of western Pacific. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 207:164-174.
4.Zhang S, Li Haibo, Chen X, Dong Yi, Zhang F, Xiao T, Zhang W, Zhao Y. 2018. Differences in planktonic ciliate spatial distribution in spring and autumn in the southern Yellow Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 37: 48-57.
5.Chen X, Zhang W, Li H, Zhao Y, Zhao L, Dong Y, Xiao T. 2018. Distribution of different biogeographical tintinnids in Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea. Journal of Ocean University of China 17: 371-384.
6.Zhang Q, Agatha S, Zhang W, Dong J, Yu Y, Jiao N, Gong J. 2017. Three rDNA loci-based phylogenies of tintinnid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea, Choreotrichida). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64: 226-241.
7.Zhao L, Zhao Y, Xu J, Zhang W, Huang L, Jiang Z, Fang J, Xiao T. 2016. Distribution and seasonal variation of picoplankton in Sanggou Bay, China. Aquacul Environ Interact 8: 261-271.
8.Li HB, Xu ZQ, Zhang WC, Wang SQ, Zhang GT, Xiao T. 2016. Boreal tintinnid assemblage in the northwest Pacific and its connection with the Japan Sea in summer 2014. PLoS One 11(4): e0153379. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153379.
9.Chen X, Zhang W, Denis M, Zhao Y, Huang L, Jiang Z, Xiao T. 2016. The pelagic microbial food web structure in Sanggou Bay, Yellow Sea: spatial variation over four successive seasons. Biogeosciences Discussions Doi: 10.5194/bg-2015-665.
10.Yu Y, Zhang W, Feng M, Zhao Y, Zhang C, Zhou F, Xiao T. 2016. Differences in the vertical distribution and response to freshwater discharge between aloricate ciliates and tintinnids in the East China Sea. Journal of Marine Systems 154: 103-109.
11.Li H, Zhao Y, Chen X, Zhang W, Xu J, Li J and Xiao T. 2016. Interaction between neritic and warm water tintinnids in surface waters of East China Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 124: 84-92.
12.Zhang C, Zhang W, Ni X, Zhao Y, Huang L, Xiao T. 2015. Influence of different water masses on planktonic ciliate distribution on the East China Sea Shelf. Journal of Marine Systems 141: 98-111. 
13.Zhang W, Feng M, Yu Y, Chen X, Xiao T. 2014. A new tintinnid ciliate (Ciliophora: spirotrichea) from Yangtze River estuary, with notes on its habitat. Zoological Systematics 39(3): 372-379. 
14.Feng M, Zhang W, Xiao T. 2014. Spatial and temporal distribution of tintinnid (Ciliophora: Tintinnida) communities in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard (Arctic), during summer. Polar Biology 37: 291-296.
15.Yu Y, Zhang W, Zhang C, Zhou F, Zhao Y, Xiao T. 2014. Basin-scale variation in planktonic ciliate distributions must be appreciated: a detailed temporal and spatial study of the Yellow Sea. SMAR Marine Biology Research 7: 641-654. 
16.Belkin IM,……, Zhang W. Editorial. Fronts, fish, and predators. Deep-Sea Res II 107: 1-2.
17.Yu Y, Zhang W, Wang S, Xiao T. 2013. Abundance and biomass of planktonic ciliates in the sea area around Zhangzi Island, Northern Yellow Sea. Acta Ecologica Sinica 33 (1): 45-51.
18.Yu Y, Zhang W, Xiao T, Li H, Li C, Sun S. 2010. Impact of microzooplankton and Calanus sinicus (Brodsky, 1962) on phytoplankton in the Yellow Sea during early summer. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 28 (4): 881-886.
19.Liu M, Dong Y, Zhao Y, Zhang G, Zhang W, Xiao T. 2011. Structures of bacterial communities on the surface of Ulva prolifera and in seawaters in an Ulva blooming region in Jiaozhou Bay, China. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 27:1703-1712
20.Liu M, Xiao T, Wu Y, Zhou F, Zhang W. 2011. Temporal distribution of the archaeal community in the Changjiang Estuary hypoxia area and the adjacent East China Sea as determined by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and multivariate analysis. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 57: 504-513.
21.Liu X, Xiao T, Luan Q, Zhang W, Wang M, Yue H. 2011. Bacterial diversity, composition and temporal-spatial variation in sediment of Jiaozhou Bay, China. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 29: 576-590.
22.Liu M, Xiao T, Wu Y, Zhou F, Huang H, Bao S, Zhang W. 2012. Temporal distribution of bacterial community structure in the Changjiang Estuary hypoxia area and the adjacent East China Sea. Environmental Research Letters 7: 025001
23.Liu M, Dong Y, Zhang W, Sun J, Zhou F, Ren J, Bao S, and Xiao T. 2013. Diversity of bacterial community during spring phytoplankton blooms in the central Yellow Sea. Can. J. Microbiol. 59(5): 324-332. 
24.Liu M, Xiao T, Sun J, Wei H, Wu Y, Zhao Y, Zhang W. 2013. Bacterial community structures associated with a natural spring phytoplankton bloom in the Yellow Sea, China. Deep-Sea Res II 97: 85-92. 
25.Zhao L, Zhao Y, Zhang W, Zhou F, Zhang C, Ren J, Ni X, Denis M, Xiao T. 2013. Picoplankton distribution in different water masses of the East China Sea in autumn and winter. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 31(2): 247-266
26.Wang S, Li C, Sun S, Ning X, Zhang W. 2009. Spring and autumn reproduction of Calanus sinicus in the Yellow Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 379: 123-133.