Faculty and Staff
LI Caiwen
Title: Professor
Research Field: Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Department: Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Tel/Fax: 0532-82898995

2011 – Present, Professor, PI, Key laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, IOCAS
2007 – 2011, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, USA
2002 – 2007, Graduate research assistant, School of Marine Sciences, The College of William and Mary, USA

Ph.D., 2007, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA.
M.S., 2002, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.
B.S. , 1997, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.

Professional Memberships
2015 – present, committee member of the Chinese Protozoological Society

Research Interests
Dynamics of marine phytoplankton community; the adaptive strategy of major phytoplankton species in response to environmental stress; the ecology and biology of parasitic dinoflagellate.

Selected Publications
Li, Zhao; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*); Yu, Zhiming, The sinking of the phytoplankton community and its contribution to seasonal hypoxia in the Changjiang (Yangtze River) estuary and its adjacent waters, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2018, 208:170~179
Chen, Tiantian; Liu, Yun; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*), Characterization of the parasitic dinoflagellate Amoebophrya sp. infecting Akashiwo sanguinea in coastal waters of China, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2018, 65, 448~457
Li Zhao, Song Shuqun, Li Caiwen, Yu Zhiming. Preliminary discussion on the phytoplankton assemblages and its response to the environmental changes in the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary and its adjacent waters during the dry season and the wet season. Haiyang Xue bao, 2017, 39(10): 124-144.
Wang, Jinfeng; Li, Meng; Xiao, Jie; Xu, Wenjun; Li, Caiwen(*), Hematodinium spp. infections in wild and cultured populations of marine crustaceans along the coast of China, Diseases of aquatic organisms, 2017, 124: 181~191
Song, Shuqun; Li, Zhao; Li, Caiwen(*); Yu, Zhiming, The response of spring phytoplankton assemblage to diluted water and upwelling in the eutrophic Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(12): 101~110
Liu, Yun; Song, Shuqun; Chen, Tiantian; Li, Caiwen(*), The diversity and structure of marine protists in the coastal waters of China revealed by morphological observation and 454 pyrosequencing, Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 2017, 189: 143~155
Tian Dawei, Song Shuqun, Chen Tiantian, Li Zhao, Liu Yun, Liang Junhua, Li Caiwen. Noctiluca scintillans blooming in the Jiaozhou Bay: Population dynamics and ecological mechanism. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 2017, 48 (2): 276-384.
Li, Caiwen(*); Chen, Tiantian, A novel hematoxylin and eosin stain assay for detection of the parasitic dinoflagellate Amoebophrya, Harmful Algae, 2017, 62: 30~36
Xiao, Jie; Miao, Xiaoxiang; Li, Caiwen(*); Xu, Wenjun; Zhang, Xuelei; Wang, Zongling, Genetic Variations of the Parasitic Dinoflagellate Hematodinium Infecting Cultured Marine Crustaceans in China, Protist, 2016, 167(6): 597~609
Li, Meng; Wang, Jinfeng; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*), Molecular characterization of a novel nitric oxide synthase gene from Portunus trituberculatus and the roles of NO/O-2(-)-generating and antioxidant systems in host immune responses to Hematodinium, Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 2016, 52: 263~277
Liu, Yun; Chen, Tiantian; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*), Effects of nitrogenous nutrition on growth and nitrogen assimilation enzymes of dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea, Harmful Algae, 2015, 50: 99~106
Li, Meng; Li, Caiwen(*); Wang, Jinfeng; Song, Shuqun, Molecular characterization and expression of a novel Toll gene from the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus, Molecular Immunology, 2015, 67(2): 388~397
Li, Meng; Wang, Jinfeng; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*), Early transcriptional response to the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium in hepatopancreas of Portunus trituberculatus, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 2015, 130: 28~36
Wang Jinfeng, Li Caiwen, Li Meng, Song Shuqun. Morphology and histopathology of parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. infecting Portunus trituberculatus. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 2015, 46 (4): 748-757.
Chen, Tiantian; Liu, Yun; Song, Shuqun; Li, Caiwen(*); Tang, Ying Zhong; Yu, Zhiming, The effects of major environmental factors and nutrient limitation on growth and encystment of planktonic dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea, Harmful Algae, 2015, 46: 62~70
Li, Meng; Li, Caiwen(*); Wang, Jinfeng; Song, Shuqun, Immune response and gene expression in hemocytes of Portunus trituberculatus inoculated with the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium, Molecular Immunology, 2015, 65(1): 113~122
Li, Caiwen(*); Song, Shuqun; Liu, Yun; Chen, Tiantian, Occurrence of Amoebophrya spp. infection in planktonic dinoflagellates in Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary, China, Harmful Algae, 2014, 37: 117~124
Li, Caiwen(*); Song, Shuqun; Liu, Yun; Chen, Tiantian, Hematodinium infections in cultured Chinese swimming crab, Portunus trituberculatus, in northern China, Aquaculture, 2013, 396-399: 59~65
Huntley, A.; Li, Caiwen; Shields, J.D., Effects of salinity on developmental of Hematodinium infections in blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, Journal of Parasitology, 2012, 98(3): 536~542
Li, Caiwen; Miller, T.L.; Small, H.J.; Shields, J.D., In vitro culture and development cycle of Hematodinium sp. in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, Parasitology, 2011,138(14): 1924~1934
Li, Caiwen; Wheeler, K.N.; Shields, J.D., Cannibalism is not an effective route of transmission for Hematodinium sp. in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 2011, 96(3): 249~258
Xu, Wenjun; Xie, Jianjun; Shi, Hui; Li, Caiwen(*), Hematodinium sp. infection in cultured ridgetail white prawns Exopalaemon carinicauda in eastern China, Aquaculture, 2010, 300(1-4): 25~31
Li, Caiwen; Shields, J.D.; Miller, T.L.; Small, H.J.; Pagenkopp, K.M.; Reece, K.S., Detection and quantification of the free-living stage of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. in laboratory and environmental samples, Harmful Algae, 2010, 9(5): 515~521