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Chen S.Z., Wang* P., Liu H.D, Xie W., Wan S. X., Kao S.J., Phelps T.J., Zhang* C.L. 2019,Population dynamics of methanogens and methanotrophs along the salinity gradient in Pearl River Estuary: Implications for methane metabolism, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Accepted

Zheng F.F., Chen Y.F., Tang X.T., Su J.Q., Zhu Y.G.,  Zhang* C.L. 2019. Changes in archaeal ether lipid composition in response to agriculture alternation in ancient and modern paddy soils, Organic Geochemistry,

Mei X, Li X.X., Wang Z.B., Zhang C.L., Zhang Y. 2019. Cross shelf transport of terrigenous organic matter in surface sediments from outer shelf to Okinawa Trough in East China Sea. Journal of Marine Systems,

Bao R., Jia G.D., Zhang C.L. 2019. Spatiotemporal variation of organic geochemical properties since the mid-Miocene in the deep South China Sea (IODP Expedition 349). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences,

Wu W.Y., Xu Y., Hou S.N., Dong L., Liu H.D., Wang H.Y., Liu W.G., Zhang* C.L. 2019. Origin and preservation of archaeal intact polar tetraether lipids in deeply buried sediments from the South China Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers,

Wei W., Wang N.N., Cai L.L., Zhang C.L., Jiao  N.Z., Zhang R. 2019. Impacts of freshwater and seawater mixing on the production and decay of virioplankton in a subtropical estuary. Microbial ecology,

He C., Pan Q., Li P.H., Xie W., He D., Zhang* C.L., Shi* Q. 2019. Molecular composition and spatial distribution of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the Pearl River Estuary, China. Environmental Chemistry,

Zheng F.F., Chen Y.F., Xie W., Chen S.Z., Liu H.D., Phelps T.J., Zhang* C.L. 2019. Diverse biological sources of core and intact polar isoprenoid GDGTs in terrace soils from southwest of China: Implications for their use as environmental proxies, Chemical Geology, 522, 108-120, 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.05.017

Law K.P., Zhang C.L. 2019. Current Progress and Future Trends of Mass Spectrometry-based Archaeal Lipidomics, Organic Geochemistry. doi:

Ta K.W., Peng X.T., Xu H.C., Du M.R., Chen S., Li J.W., Zhang C.L. 2019. Distributions and Sources of Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers in Sediment Cores From the Mariana Subduction Zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 124(4):857-869.

Li P.H., Tao J.C., Lin J., He C., Shi Q., Li X.X., Zhang C.L. 2019. Stratification of dissolved organic matter in the upper 2000m water column at the Mariana Trench, Science of the Total Environment, 668, 1222-1231,

Xiao J., Fan L, Wu D.F., Xu Y.B., Lai D.X., Martin W.F., Zhu R.X., Zhang C.L. 2019. Archaea, the tree of life, and cellular evolution in eukaryotes. Science China Earth Sciences, 62: 489–506,

程着, 谢伟, 张传伦*(Zhang C.L.). 2019  (in Chinese). 泉古菌醇与绿素在东海陆架区的分布及关系研究. 微生物学报. 1: 14.

肖静, 范陆, 吴顶峰, 徐雁冰, 赖登训, William F. Martin, 朱瑞新, 张传伦(Zhang C.L.). 2019. 古菌、生命树和真核细胞的功能演化. 中国科学: 地球科学. doi: 10.1360/N072018-0187.


张传伦*(Zhang C.L.). 2018(in Chinese). 微型生物碳泵——海洋生物地球化学研究的新模式. 中国科学. 48(6): 805-808.

郑峰峰, 陈雨霏, 王永莉, 洪义国, 刘卫国, 张传伦*(Zhang C.L.). 2018 (in Chinese). 季节温度变化及土壤 pH 差异对土壤 bGDGTs 温度指标的影响. 地球科学-中国地质大学学报. z1: 71-83.

Zhang*C.L., Dang H.Y., Azam F., Benner R., Legendre L., Passow U., Polimene L., Robinson C., Suttle C.A., Jiao* N.Z. 2018. Evolving Paradigms in Biological Carbon Cycling in the Ocean. National Science Review,

Zhang*C.L., Lin J., Li S., Dong H., Wang F., Xie S. 2018. Tectonomicrobiology: A new paradigm for geobiological research. Science China Earth Sciences.  doi: 10.1007/s11430-017-9159-y.

Chen Y.F., Zheng F.F., Chen S.Z., Liu H.D., Phelps J.P., Zhang* C.L. 2018. Branched GDGT production at elevated temperatures in anaerobic soil microcosm incubations. Organic Geochemistry. 117:12-21.

Xie* W., Luo H., Murugapian S.K., Dodsworth J.A., Chen S., Sun Y., Hedlund B.P., Wang P., Fang H., Deng M., Zhang* C. L. 2018. Localized high abundance of Marine group II archaea in the subtropical Pearl River Estuary: implications for their niche adaptation. Environmental microbiology, 20(2), 734-754. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14004.

Tian* J.W., Fan*L., Liu H.D., Liu J., Li Y., Qin Q., Gong Z., Chen H.T., Sun Z.B., Zou L., Wang X., Xu H., Bartlett D., Wang M., Zhang Y.Z., Zhang X.H.,Zhang C.L. 2018. A nearly uniform distributional pattern of heterotrophic bacteria in the Mariana Trench interior. Deep-Sea Research Part I. doi:

Guo R.Y., Liang Y.T., Xin Y., Wang L., Mou S.L, Cao C., Xie R.Z., Zhang C.L., Tian J.W., Zhang *Y.Y. 2018. Insight Into the Pico- and Nano-Phytoplankton Communities in the Deepest Biosphere, the Mariana Trench. Frontiers in Microbiology,

Guo W.T., Xie W., Li X.Y., Wang P., Hu A. Y., Zhang* C.L. 2018. Environmental factors shaping the archaeal community structure and ether lipid distribution in a subtropic river and estuary, China. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 102: 461-474.

Zhang *C.L., Peng P., Zhao M.X., Xie S.C., Chen J.F., Liu W.G. 2018.Bio-Organic Geochemistry research in China: Advances, opportunities and challenges. SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s11430-018-9302-2.

Graw, M. F., D'Angelo, G., Borchers, M., Thurber, A. R., Johnson, J. E., Zhang C.L., Liu, H., Colwell, R. K.2018. Energy gradients structure microbial communities across sediment horizons in deep marine sediments of the South China Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00729.


Zhang* C.L. 2017. Untangling the role that microbes play in ocean carbon cycle ─ A new paradigm in marine biogeochemistry. Science China-Earth Sciences. 60(2):409-412.

Mou S. l., ZhangY.Y, Li G., Li H.M., Liang Y.T., Tang L.L., Tao J.C., Xu J.J., Li J., Zhang C.L., Jiao N.Z. 2017. Effects of ocean acidification and nitrogen supply on the growth and photosynthetic physiology of the marine cyanobacteria Synechococcus sp. PCC7002. Journal of Applied Phycology. 29:1755–1763.

WangH.Y., Liu W.G., Lu H.X., Zhang C.L. 2017. Potential degradation effect on paleo-moisture proxies based on the relative abundance of archaeal vs. bacterial tetraethers in loess-paleosol sequences on the Chinese Loess Plateau. 436: 173-180.

Shao L., Cui* Y.C., Qiao P.J., Zhang D.J., Liu X.Y., Zhang C.L. 2017.Sea-level changes and carbonate platform evolution of the Xisha Islands  (South China Sea) since the Early Miocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 485:504-516.

Liu H., Zhang* C.L., Yang C., Chen S., Cao Z., Zhang Z. and Tian J. 2017. Marine Group II dominates planktonic archaea 1 in water columns of the northeastern South China Sea: Linkage to water mixing processes. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01098.

Xie* W., Jiao N., Ma C., Fang S., Zhu* R.X, Zhang C.L. 2017. The response of archaeal species to seasonal variables in a subtropical aerated soil: insight into the low abundant methanogens. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s00253-017-8349-7.

Zhang* Y., Liang P., Xie X., Dai X., Liu H., Zhang C.L., Kao S.J., Jiao N. 2017. Succession of bacterial community structure and potential significance along a sediment core from site U1433 of IODP expedition 349, South China Sea. Marine Geology. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.06.010.

Wang J.X., Xie W., Zhang Y.G., Meador T., Zhang* C.L. 2017. Evaluating production of cyclopentyl tetraethers by Marine Group II Euryarchaeota in the Pearl River estuary and coastal South China Sea: Potential impact on the TEX86 paleothermometer. Frontiers in Microbiol. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02077.

Guo W.T., Xie W., Li X.Y., Wang P., Hu A., Zhang* C.L. 2017. Environmental factors shaping the archaeal community structure and ether lipid distribution in a subtropic river and estuary, China. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-017-8595-8.

He M.Q., Cai L.L., Zhang C.L., Jiao* N.Z., Zhang* R. 2017. Phylogenetic Diversity of T4-Type Phages in Sediments from the Subtropical Pearl River Estuary. Frontiers in Microbiol. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00897.

Li* X.X., Zhang Z.R., Wade T.L., Knap A.H., Zhang* C.L. 2017. Sources and compositional distribution of organic carbon in surface sediments from the lower Pearl River to the coastal South China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. DOI:10.1002/2017JG003981

Li F.Y., Zheng F.F., Wang Y.L., Liu W.G., Zhang* C.L. 2017. Thermoplasmatales and Methanogens: Potential Association with the Crenarchaeol Production in Chinese soils. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01200.

Wang H., Guo Z., Feng H., Chen Y., Chen X., Li Z., Hernández-Ascencio W., Dai X., Zhang Z., Zheng X., Mora-López M., Fu Y., Zhang C.L., Zhu P., Huang L. 2017. A novel Sulfolobus virus with an exceptional capsid architecture. J. Virol. DOI:10.1128/JVI.01727-17.

Xie* W., Luo H., Murugapian S.K., Dodsworth J.A., Chen S., Sun Y., Hedlund B.P., Wang P., Fang H., Deng M., Zhang* C L. 2017. Localized high abundance of Marine group II archaea in the subtropical Pearl River Estuary: implications for their niche adaptation. Environ. Microbiol. DOI:10.1111/1462-2920.14004.


Special issue in Science China-Earth Sciences

Ge H., Zhang* C. L. 2016. Advances in GDGT research in Chinese marginal seas: A review. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5242-z.

Li X. Zheng F., Chen Y., Guo W., Zhang T., Hu A., Yu C., Zhang* C.L. The spatial distribution of archaeal lipids in a mesoscale subtropical watershed, Southeast China. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-5303-y.

Zheng F., Zhang* C. L., Chen Y., Li F., Ma C., Yang P., Zhu Y., Wang Y., Liu W. Bacterial tetraether lipids in Chinese soils: Evaluating the fidelity of MBT/CBT proxies. doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-5268-x.

Sun C., Zhang* C. L., Li F., Wang H., Liu* W. Effect of soil water content on the distribution of branched tetraethers: implications for paleotemperature or soil pH proxies in (semi-) arid regions. Science China. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-0230-2.

Regular papers

Chen Y., Zhang* C. L., Jia C., Zheng F., Zhu* C. 2016. Tracking the signals of living archaea: A multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) method for detection of trace amounts of intact polar lipids from the natural environment. Org. Geochem. 97: 1–4.

Liu X., Birgel D., Elling F.J., Sutton P.A., Lipp J. S., Zhu R., Zhang C. L., Konneke M., Peckmann J., Rowland S. J., Summons R. E., Hinrichs K.-U. 2016. From ether to acid: a plausible degradation pathway of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 183: 138–152.

Feyhl-Buska J., Chen Y., Jia C., Wang J., Zhang C.L., Boyd E. 2016. Influence of Growth Phase, pH, and Temperature on the Abundance and Composition of Tetraether Lipids in the Thermoacidophile Picrophilus torridus. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01323.

Zeng Y., Baumbach J., Guilherme E., Barbosa V., Azevedo V., Zhang C., Koblizek M. 2016. Metagenomic evidence for the presence of phototrophic Gemmatimonadetes bacteria in diverse environments. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12363.

Zhang, Shanshan; Zhaojun Li; Yanchun Yan; Chuanlun Zhang; Jun Li & Baisuo Zhao* (2016) Bacillus urumqiensis sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from a salt lake. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66:2305-2312.


Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Ma Cenling. 2015. Temporal variation in archaeal lipids from subtropical soils on Chongming Island, China. Org. Geochem.83-84:54-64.

Zeng Y., Baumbach J., Guilherme E., Barbosa V., Azevedo V., Zhang C., Koblizek M. 2015. Metagenomic evidence for the presence of phototrophic Gemmatimonadetes bacteria in diverse environments. Environmental Microbiology Report. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12363.

Wang* J.X., Wei* Y., Wang P., Hong Y., Zhang* C. L. 2015. Unusually low TEX86 values in the transitional zone between lower Pearl River estuary and coastal South China Sea: impact of changing archaeal community structure. Chem. Geol. 402: 18–29.

Dong L., Li* L., Li* Q., Zhang Y., Wang H., Zhang C.L. 2015. Hydroclimate implications of thermocline variability in the southern South China Sea over the past 180,000 years. Quaternary Res. 83: 370–377.

Dong L., Li* Q., Li* L., Zhang C.L. 2015. Glacial-interglacial contrast in MBT/CBT proxies in the South China Sea: implications for marine production of branched GDGTs and continental teleconnection. Org. Geochem. 79: 74–82.

Zhao J.T. LiJ., Cai F., Wei H., Hu B., Dou Y., Wang L., Xiang R., Cheng H. Dong L., Zhang* C.L.  2015. Sea surface temperature variation during the last deglaciation in the southern Okinawa Trough: Modulation of high latitude teleconnections and the Kuroshio Current. Progress in Oceanography 138: 238–248.

Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Versteegh G.J.M., Chen L., Fan D., Dong L., Liu J. 2015. Evolution of the East China Sea sedimentary environment in the past 14 kyr: Insights from tetraethers-based proxies. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5229-9.

Zhang* C. L., Xie W., Martin-Cuadrado A.-B., Rodriguez-Valera* F. 2015. Marine Group II Archaea, potentially important players in the global ocean carbon cycle. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01108.

Jiao* N., Legendre L., Robinson C., Thomas H., Luo Y.-W., Dang H., Liu J., Zhang R., Tang K., Luo T., Li C., Wang X., Zhang C. 2015. Comment on “Dilution limits dissolved organic carbon utilization in the deep ocean”. Science. 350  (6267): 1483-a.

Wang, H. Y., Dong H., Zhang C.L., Jiang H., Liu Z., Zhao M., and Liu* W. 2015. Deglacial and Holocene archaeal lipid-inferred paleohydrology and paleotemperature history of Lake Qinghai, northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Quaternary Research. 83:  116–126.

Hedlund* B, Thomas S, Dodsworth J, Zhang C. 2015. Life in High-Temperature Environments, p 4.3.4-1-4.3.4-15. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 4th Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch4.3.4


Zhang* C. L. 2014.Tracking the migration of our Chinese ancestors using molecular science. National Science Review. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwt016.

Wei Y., Wang P., Zhao* M., Li X., Lu H., Zhang* C. L. 2014. Lipid and DNA evidence showing dominance of planktonic archaea preserved in sediments of the South China Sea: insight for application of the TEX86 proxy in an unstable marine environment. Geomicrobiol. J. 31, 360–369.

Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Li J., Versteegh G.J.M., Hu B., Zhao J. 2014. Tetraether lipids from the southern Yellow Sea of China: Implications for the variability of East Asia Winter Monsoon in the Holocene. Org. Geochem. 70: 10–19.

Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Zhou X., Wang P.  2014. Salinity-dominated change in community structure and ecological function of Archaea from the lower Pearl River to coastal South China Sea. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s00253-014-5838-9.

Wang H., Dong* H., Zhang* C.L., Jiang H., Zhao M., Liu Z., Lai Z., Liu W. 2014.  Water depth affecting thaumarchaeol production in Lake Qinghai, northeastern Qinghai–Tibetan plateau: Implications for paleo lake levels and paleoclimate. Chem. Geol. 368: 76–84.

Jia C., Zhang* C. L., Xie W., Wang J., Li F., Wang S., Dong H., Li W., Boyd E. S. 2014. Differential temperature and pH controls on the abundance and composition of H-GDGTs in globally distributed terrestrial hot springs. Org. Geochem. 75:109-121.

Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Wang J., Chen Y., Klotz M., Zhu Y., de la Torre J., Dong H., Hartnett H., Hedlund B., Klotz M.G. 2014. Distribution of ether lipids and composition of the archaeal community in terrestrial geothermal springs: impact of environmental variables. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12595.

Li F., Zhang* C.L., Wang S., Chen Y., Sun C., Dong H., Li W. 2014. Production of branched tetraether lipids in Tibetan hot springs: a possible linkage to nitrite reduction by thermotolerant or thermophilic bacteria? Chem. Geol. 386:209-217.

Wang* P., Wei Y., Li T., Li F., Meng J., Zhang* C.L. 2014. Archaeal diversity and spatial distribution in the surface sediment of the South China Sea. Geomicrobiol. J. DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2013.797522.

Wang H. Liu* W., Zhang* C. L. 2014. Dependence of the cyclization of branched tetraethers on soil moisture in alkaline soils from arid-subhumid China: implications for palaeorainfall reconstructions on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Biogeosciences 11: 6755–6768.

Jiao* N., Robinson* C., Azam* F., Thomas H., Baltar F., Dang H., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Johnson M., Kirchman D. L.,Koch B. P., Legendre  L.,Li C.,Luo T.,Liu J.,Luo Y., Mitra  A.,Romanou  A.,Tang K.,Wang X.,Zhang C.L., Zhang R. 2014. Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean – future research directions. Biogeosciences. 11-5285-5306.


焦念志*张传伦(Zhang C.L.), 李超, 王晓雪, 党宏月, 曾庆璐, 张锐, 张瑶,汤凯, 张子莲, 徐大鹏. 2013 (in Chinese).海洋微型生物碳泵储碳机制及气候效应. 中国科学 (Science China): 地球科学 2013 年 第43 卷 第1 期: 1 ~ 18.

Lu* H., Liu* W., Wang H., Zhang C. L. 2013. Carbon isotopic composition of isoprenoid tetraether in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soils. Organic Geochem.

Luo* H., Tolar B. B., Swan B. K., Zhang C. L., Stepanauskas R., Moran M. A., Hollibaugh* J. T. 2013. Single-cell genomics shedding light on marine Thaumarchaeota diversification. ISME J. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.202.

Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Dang H., Zhu C., Jia G. 2013. Distribution of tetraether lipids in surface sediments of the northern South China Sea: Implications for TEX86 proxies. Geoscience Frontiers 4: 223-229. (Corresponding author, IF not available).

Briggs B.R., Brodie E.L., Tom L. M., Dong* H., Jiang H., Huang Q., Wang S., Hou W., Wu G., Huang L., Hedlund B.P., Zhang C.L., Dijkstra P., Hungate B. 2013. Seasonal patterns in microbial communities inhabiting the hot springs of Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12311.

Dang* H., Zhou H., Yang J., Ge H., Jiao N., Luan X., Zhang* C. L., and Klotz M. 2013. Environment-dependent distribution of benthic Thaumarchaeota with ammonia-oxidizing and CO2-fixing potential in the Northern South China Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 2137–2147.

Liu* W., Wang H., Zhang* C. L., He Y. 2013. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids along the altitude on Mt. Xiangpi of the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Org. Geochem. 57: 76–83.

Boyd* E. Hamilton T. L., Wang J., He L., Zhang C. L. 2013. The role of tetraether lipid composition in the adaptation of thermophilic archaea to acidity. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. 4: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00062.

Pu* Y., Nace T., Meyers P. A., Zhang H., Wang Y., Zhang C. L. Shao X. 2013. Paleoclimate changes of the last 1000 yr on the eastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau recorded by elemental, isotopic, and molecular organic matter proxies in sediment from glacial Lake Ximencuo. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 379–380: 39–53.

Yang* G., Zhang* C.L., Xie S., Gao M., Ge Z., Yang Z. 2013. Microbial glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers lipids from water and soil at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Org. Geochem. 56: 40–50 (co-corresponding author, IF 2.67).

Yang J., Jiang* H., Dong* H., Wang H., Wu G., Hou W., Liu W., Zhang C. L., Sun Y., and Lai Z. 2013. amoA-encoding archaea and crenarchaeol in the lakes on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00329.

Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C. L., Liu Z., He Y. 2013. Branched and isoprenoid tetraether (BIT) index traces water content along two marsh-soil transects surrounding Lake Qinghai: Implications for paleo-humidity variation. Org. Geochem. 59: 75–81.

Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C.L., Jiang H., Dong H., Lu H., Wang J. 2013. Assessing the ratio of archaeol to caldarchaeol as a salinity proxy in highland lakes on the northeastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau.Org. Geochem. 54:69–77.

Wang S., Hou W., Jiang H., Dong* H., Huang L., Wu G., Zhang C. L., Song Z., Zhang Y., Ren H. 2013。Control of Temperature on Microbial Community Structure in Hot Springs of the Tibetan Plateau. PlosOne. 8:e62901.

Zhang* C. L., Wang J., Dodsworth J. A., Williams A. J., Zhu C., Hinrichs K,-U., Zheng F., Hedlund B. P. 2013. In Situ Production of Branched Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers in a Great Basin Hot Spring. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00181.

Hou W., Wang S., Dong* H., Jiang H., Briggs B.R., Peacock J. P., Huang Q., Huang L., Wu G., Zhi X., Li W., Dodsworth J. A., Hedlund B.P., Zhang C. L., Harnett H., Dijkstra P., and Hungate B. 2013. A Comprehensive Census of Microbial Diversity in Hot Springs of Tengchong, Yunnan Province China Using 16S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing. PlosOne doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053350.

Li F., Zhang* C.L., Dong H., Li W. 2013. Environmental controls on the distribution of archaeal lipids in Tibetan hot springs: Insight into the application of organic proxies for biogeochemical processes. Environ. Microbiol. Report doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12089.

Paraiso J. J., Williams A. J., Huang Q., Wei Y., Dijkstra P., Hungate B. A., Dong H., Hedlund* B. P., Zhang* C. L. 2013. Environmental controls on the distribution and abundance of archaeal tetraether lipids in U.S. Great Basin hot springs. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00247.

Hedlund*, B. P., Paraiso, J. J., Williams, A. J., Huang, Q., Wei, Y., Dijkstra, P., Hungate, B. A., Dong, H., and Zhang*, C. L. 2013. The distribution and abundance of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (bGDGTs) in U.S. Great Basin hot springs. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00222.

Wu W., Zhang* C. L., Wang H., He L., Li W., Dong H. 2013. Impacts of temperature and pH on the distribution of archaeal lipids in Yunnan hot springs, China. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00312.

Wu X., Dong* H., Zhang* C. L., Liu X., Hou W., Zhang J., and Jiang H. 2013. Evaluation of Glycerol Diakyl Glycerol Tetraether Proxies for Reconstruction of Paleo-climate and Environment on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Org. Geochem. 61: 45–56.

Schouten* S. et al. 2013. (69 coauthors including Zhang, C.L.): An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts and standard mixtures, Geophys. Geochem. Geosyst., doi: 10.1002/2013GC004904.


Zhang* C.L. Wang. J., Wei Y., Zhu C., Huang L., Dong H. 2012. Production of branched tetraether lipids in the lower Pearl River and estuary: effects of extraction methods and impact on bGDGT proxies. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. 2: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00274.

Jia* G., Zhang J., Chen J., Peng P., Zhang C.L. Subsurface water temperatures recorded by archaeal tetraether lipids in the South China Sea. Organic Geochem. 50: 68–77. (contributing author 15%, IF 2.67)

Jiang* H., Zhang Q., Dong R. M., Xiao H., Wang S., Jiao L., Huang L., Dong C. Z., Zhang C.L., Dong H. L. 2012. The planktonic actinobacterial response to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River, China. Geomicrobiol. J. 29:114–123.  (contributing author 10%, IF 2.52).

Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C.L., Wang Z., Wang J., Liu Z., Dong H. 2012. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soils. Org. Geochem. 47: 78–87. (co-corresponding author, IF 2.67).

Jiang* H., Dong C.Z., Huang Q., Wang G., Fang B., Zhang C., and Dong H. 2012. Actinobacterial diversity in hot springs in central and central-eastern Tibet, China. Geomicrobiol. J. 29: 520-527. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.52).

Wang S, Dong R. M., Dong C. Z., Huang L., Jiang H. *, Wei Y., Feng L., Liu D., Yang G., Zhang C., and Dong H.*. 2012. Diversity of microbial plankton across the Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River, China. Geoscience Frontiers 3(3): 335-349. (contributing author 10%, IF not available).

He L., Zhang* C.L., Dong H., Fang B., Wang G. 2012. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in Tibetan hot springs. Geoscience Frontier 3: 289-300. (Corresponding author, IF not available).

Bazylinski* D.A., Williams, T.J., Lefevre C.T., Berg R.J., Zhang C.L., Bowser S.S., Dean A.J., Beveridge T.J. 2012. Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Intl’ J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.038927-0. (contributing author,10%, IF 2.92)

Song Z., Wang F., Zhi X., Chen J., Zhou E., Liang F., Xiao X., Tang S., Jiang* H., Zhang C.L., Dong H., Li* W. 2012. Bacterial and archaeal diversities in Yunnan and Tibetan hot springs, China. Environ. Microbiol. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12025.  (contributing author 15%, IF 5.34)


Zheng Y., Zhou* W., Liu X., Zhang C.L. 2011. n-Alkan-2-one distributions in a northeastern China peat core spanning the last 16 kyr. Org. Geochem. 42: 25–30. (contributing author 15%, IF 2.67)

Yang H., Ding W., Zhang C.L., Wu X., Ma X., He G., Huang J., Hu C., Xie* S. 2011. Occurrence of tetraether lipids in stalagmites: Implications for sources and GDGT-based proxies. Org. Geochem. 42: 108–115. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.67)

Zhang* Y.G., Zhang* C.L., Liu X., Li L., Hinrichs K-U., Noakes J.E. 2011. Methane Index: a tetraether archaeal lipid biomarker proxy for detecting the instability of marine gas hydrates. EPSL 307: 525-534. (co-corresponding author, IF 4.42).

Hu A.Y., Jiao* N., Zhang C.L. 2011. Community structure and function of planktonic Crenarchaeota: Changes with depth in the South China Sea. Microbiol Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s00248-011-9866-z (contributing author 30%, IF 3.73)

Wei Y., Wang J., Liu J., Dong L., Wang P., Zhao M., Li* L., Zhang* C.L. 2011. Spatial Variations in Archaeal Lipids of Surface Water and Core-Top Sediments in the South China Sea: Implications for Paleoclimate Studies. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 7479–7489. (corresponding author, IF 4.72).

Huang Q. Dong C. Z., Dong R. M., Wang S., Jiang* H., Wang G., Fang B., Ding X., Niu L., Li X., Zhang C. L., Dong* H. 2011. Diversity of Archaea and Bacteria in Hot Springs on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Extremophiles 15:549–563. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.42).

Boyd* E. S., Pearson A., Pi Y., Li W., Zhang Y., He L., Zhang C.L., Geesey G.G. 2011. Temperature and pH Controls on Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraether Lipid Composition in the Hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeote Acidilobus sulfurireducens. Extremophiles 15: 59-65. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.43)


Song Z., Chen J., Zhou E., Tang S., Zhi X., Zhang L., Zhang C. L., Li* W. 2010. Diversity of Crenarchaeota in Terrestrial Hot Springs in Tengchong, China. Extremophiles 14:287–296. (Contributing  author; 15%; IF: 2.42).

Jiang* H., Huang Q., Dong H., Wang P., Li W., Zhang* C.L. 2010. RNA-Based Investigation of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Hot Springs of Yunnan Province, China. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76: 4538–4541. (co-corresponding author; IF: 4.72).

Wang* P., Li T., Hu A., Wei Y., Guo W., Jiao N., Zhang* C.L. 2010 Community structure of archaea from deep-sea sediments of the South China Sea. Microbiol. Ecol. 4:796-806. (co-corresponding author, IF 3.73)

Zhao W., Song Z., Jiang H., Li W., Mu X., Wiegel J., Romanek C., Dong H., Zhang* C.L. 2010. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea in Kamchatka hot springs. Geomicrobiol. J. 28:149–159. (corresponding author; IF: 2.52).


Ye G., Wang S., Jiang L., Xiao X., Noakes J., Zhang C.L., Wang* F. 2009. Distribution and diversity of bacteria and archaea affected by gas hydrates at MC 118 in the Gulf of Mexico. Geomicrobiol. J. 26: 370-381. (Co-corresponding author; IF: 2.52).

Liu B., Ye G., Wang F., Bell R., Short T., Noakes J., Zhang* C.L. 2009. Planktonic archaeal community structure of water column in the Gulf of Mexico MC 118. Geomicrobiol. J. 26: 363-369. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).

Pi Y., Ye Q., Jiang H., Li S., Wang P., Noakes J., Culp R., Dong H., Zhang* C.L. 2009. Archaeal Lipids and 16S rRNA Genes Characterizing Non-hydrate and Hydrate-Impacted Sediments in the Gulf of Mexico. Geomicrobiol. J. 26: 227-237. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).

Costa K.C., Navarro J.B., Shock E.L., Zhang C.L., Soukup D., Hedlund* B.P. 2009. Microbiology and Geochemistry of Great Boiling and Mud Hot Springs in the United States Great Basin. Extremophiles. 13:447-459. (Contributing author, 5%; IF: 2.42)

Wagner D., Ahmed S., Zhao W., Zhang C.L., Romanek C.S., Rohde M., Wiegel* J. 2009. Caldanaerovirga acetigignens gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic xylanolytic, alkalithermophilic bacterium isolated from Trego Hot Spring, Nevada, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 59: 2685-2691. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 2.92)

Wang* F., Zhou H., Meng J., Peng X., Jiang L., Sun P., Zhang C.L., Van Nostrand J., Deng Y., He Z., Wu L., Zhou* J., Xiao X. 2009. GeoChip-based analysis of metabolic diversity of microbial communities at the Juan de Fuca Ridge hydrothermal vent. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. USA 106: 4840–4845. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 10.37)

Jiang L.J., Zheng Y.P., Peng X.T., Zhou H.Y., Zhang C.L., Xiao X., Wang* F.P. 2009. Vertical distribution and diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in the Pearl River estuarine sediments, Southern China. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 70: 93-106. (Contributing author, 5%; IF: 3.73)

Bagwell* C.E., Qi Y., Formolo M., Lyons T., Zhang C.L. 2009. Direct analysis of sulfate reducing bacterial communities in the environment by PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). J. Basic Microbiol. 49: 1-6. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 1.07).

Song Z., Jiang H., Zhi X., Chen J., Xu L., Zhang C.L., and Li* W.-J. 2009. Actinobacterial Diversity in Hot Springs in Tengchong (China), Kamchatka (Russia), and Nevada (USA). Geomicrobiol. J. 26:256–263 (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 2.52).

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