NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences


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Name: Li ZHAO                           

TitleAssociate Researcher

Subject: Marine microbial ecology                       

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2018-present, Associate Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, CAS

2012-2017, Assistant Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, CAS



Joint PhD, 2012, Institute of Oceanology, CAS (Master-PhD) &Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

B.S., 2007, Zhengzhou University


Research Interests:

Marine Microbial Ecology, Microbial food web, Flow Cytometry


Honors and Awards:

2017 Marine Science and Technology Award, Second Prize, Ranked 4th

2011-2012, Eiffel Excellence Scholarship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Selected Publications: 

1. Yanchu Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Shan Zheng, Li Zhao, Xuegang Li, Wucahg Zhang, Gerald. Gregori, Tian Xiao. Virioplankton distribution in the tropical western Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of a seamount. MicrobiologyOpen: 2020, 9(6): 1207-1224

2. Yuan Zhao, Yi Dong, Haibo Li, Shiquan Lin, Lingfeng Huang, Tian Xiao, Gerald Gregori, Li Zhao, Wuchang Zhang. Grazing by microzooplankton and copepods on the microbial food web in spring in the southern Yellow Sea, China. Marine Life Science & Technology, 2020,

3. Chaofeng Wang, Haibo Li, Li Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Yi Dong, Wuchang Zhang, Tian Xiao. Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in the oceanic and slope areas of the western Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 2019, 167: 70-78.

4. Li Zhao, Yanchu Zhao, Yi Dong, Yuan Zhao, Wuchang Zhang, Jianhong Xu, Ying Yu, Guangtao Zhang, Tian Xiao. Influence of the northern Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass on picoplankton distribution around the Zhangzi Island, northern Yellow Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2018, 37: 96-106.

5. Haibo Li, Wuchang Zhang, Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Yi Dong, Chaofeng Wang, Chen Liang, Tian Xiao. Tintinnid diversity in the tropical West Pacific Ocean. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2018, 37: 218-228.

6. Xue Chen, Haibo Li, Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Yi Dong, Wuchang Zhang, Tian Xiao. Distribution of Different Biogeographical Tintinnids in Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea . Journal of Ocean University of China, 2018, 17: 371-384.

7. Li Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Jianhong Xu, Wuchang Zhang, Lingfeng Huang, Zengjie Jiang, Jianguang Fang, and Tian Xiao. Distribution and seasonal variation of picoplankton in Sanggou Bay, China, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 2016, 8: 261-271.

8. Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Wuchang Zhang, Jun Sun, Lingfeng Huang, Jia Li, Hongchang Zhai, Sumei Liu, and Tian Xiao. Variations of picoplankton abundances during blooms in the East China Sea, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 2016, 124: 100-108.

9. Li Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Wuchang Zhang, Feng Zhou, Jingling Ren, Xiuren Ning, Michel Denis and Tian Xiao. Picoplankton distribution in different water masses of the East China Sea in autumn and winter, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2013, 3: 247-266.

10. Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Tian Xiao, Chenggang Liu, Jun Sun, Feng Zhou, Sumei Liu, and Lingfeng Huang. Temporal variation of picoplankton in the spring bloom of Yellow Sea, China, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 2013, 97: 72-84.

11. Li Zhao, Michel Denis, Aude Barani, Beatriz Beker, Claude Manté, Tian Xiao and Gerald Grégori. Possible bloom of free trichomes in the Bay of Marseille, NW Mediterranean Sea: an anomaly evidenced by flow cytometry, Journal of Plankton Research, 2012, 34: 711-718.

12. Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Tian Xiao, Sanjun Zhao, Jiliang Xuan, Chaolun Li, and Xiuren Ning. Spatial and temporal variation of picoplankton distribution in the Yellow Sea, China, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2011, 29: 150-162.


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