Liqiang Xie  Professor  Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology
Telephone: 02586882199
Address: 73# East Beijing Road, Nanjing 
Postcode: 210008

Research Areas

 Environmental toxicology;environmental ecology


B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Jun. 1999, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China
M. S. degree in Biology, Jun. 2003, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Wuhan, China
Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science, Mar. 2007 (Japanese Government (Monbukagasho) Scholarship) Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan


Work Experience
2011- Professor in Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinaese Academy of Sciences. Working on Envrionmental Toxicology, Freshwater Ecology.
2010- 2011. Adjunct Research Associate at the Annis Water Resources Institute in Grand Valley State University. Work on evaluating the factors that contribute to cyanotoxin production and the fate of these compounds in the aquatic food webs of west Michigan drowned river mouth lakes.
2008-2009. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Baylor University, Department of Environmental Studies. Study on understanding how anthropogenic activities and stressors influence multiple levels of biological organization, particularly in aquatic ecosystems.

2007- 2008. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Creighton University, school of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. Study the mechanisms responsible for marine neurotoxin-induced cell death and the characterization of [125I] ZM 241385 binding to adenosine A2A receptors in the pineal of sheep brain
Apr. 2004–Mar. 2007. Doctoral Program in Shinshu University, Japan.
Thesis title: Eco-toxicological studies on the dynamics of microcystins in fish

2002–2003. Assistant Professor in Center for Freshwater Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS. Candidate in Master of Science. Study on the outburst mechanisms of toxic cyanobacteria blooms (nutrient cycling, N, P in the water and sediment, algae biomass, flow measurements, major chemical parameters ).

2000-2001. Research Associate in Center for Freshwater Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS. Candidate in Master of Science. Study on the outburst mechanisms of toxic cyanobacteria blooms (nutrient cycling, N, P in the water and sediment, algae biomass, flow measurements, major chemical parameters).
1999–2000. Research Staff in the Donghu Experimental Station of Lake Ecosystem, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS. Study on the outburst mechanisms of toxic cyanobacteria blooms (nutrient cycling, N, P in the water and sediment, algae biomass, flow measurements, major chemical parameters).

Honors & Distinctions

2003-2007 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship

2004 Excellent master thesis in Hubei province

2003 Academic Excellence Scholarship in CAS

2002 Liu Yongling Scholarship in CAS


• Xie L, Yan W, Li J, et al. Microcystin-RR exposure results in growth impairment by disrupting thyroid endocrine in zebrafish larvae[J]. Aquatic Toxicology, 2015, 164: 16-22.

• Zhao Y, Xie L, Yan Y. Microcystin-LR impairs zebrafish reproduction by affecting oogenesis and endocrine system[J]. Chemosphere, 2015, 120: 115-122.

• Su X, Xue Q, Steinman A D, et al. Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Microcystin Variants and Relationships with Environmental Parameters in Lake Taihu, China[J]. Toxins, 2015, 7(8): 3224-3244.

• Zhao Y, Xue Q, Su X, et al. Microcystin-LR induced thyroid dysfunction and metabolic disorders in mice[J]. Toxicology, 2015, 328: 135-141.

• Xie L, Hanyu T, Futatsugi N, et al. Inhibitory effect of naringin on microcystin-LR uptake in the freshwater snail Sinotaia histrica[J]. Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 2014, 38(2): 430-437.

• Wang J, Lin F, Cai F, et al. Microcystin-LR inhibited hippocampal long-term potential via regulation of the glycogen synthase kinase-3β pathway[J]. Chemosphere, 2013, 93(2): 223-229.  
• Xie Liqiang, Hagar, R. R. Rediske, J. O’Keefe , A. D. Steinman. 2012. The role of environmental parameters in the structure of phytoplankton assemblages and cyanobacteria toxins in two hypereutrophic lakes. Hydrobiologia online.

• Xie Liqiang, J. Hagar R. R. Rediske, A. D. Steinman. 2011. The influence of environmental conditions and hydrologic connectivity on cyanobacteria assemblages in two drowned river mouth lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 37(3):470-479.

• Xie Liqiang and H.D. Park. 2007. Determination of Microcystins in Fish Tissues using HPLC with a Rapid and Efficient Solid Phase Extraction. Aquaculture 217(1-4): 530-536.

• Xie Liqiang, K. Nakamura and H.D. Park. 2007. Accumulation of microcystin in the freshwater snail and fish in a eutrophic lake, Lake Suwa, Japan. Toxicon 49(5): 646-652.

• Xie Liqiang, P. Xie, L. Guo, L. Li, Y. Miyabara and H.D. Park 2005. Organ distribution and bioaccumulation of microcystins in freshwater fishes with different trophic levels from the eutrophic Lake Chaohu, China. Environmental Toxicology 20: 293-300.

• Xie Liqiang, P. Xie, K.Ozawa, T. Honma, A.Yokoyama and H.D. Park 2004. Dynamics of microcystins-LR and -RR in the phytoplanktivorous filter-feeding silver carp and the significance in the biomanipulation to control cyanobacterial blooms. Environmental Pollution. 127: 431-439.

• Xie Liqiang, P. Xie and J. Tang 2003. Enhancement of dissolved phosphorus release from sediment to lake water by Microcystis blooms, an enclosure experiment in a hyper-eutrophic, subtropical Chinese lake. Environmental Pollution122: 391-399.

• Xie Liqiang,P. Xie, S. Li and H. Tang 2003. The low TN: TN ratio, a cause or a result of microcystis blooms? Water Research 37: 2073-2080. Xie Liqiang, P. Xie and H. Tang 2002. Long-term (1956-1999) changes of phosphorus in a shallow, subtropical Chinese lake with emphasis on the role of inner ecological process. Water Research 36: 343-349.

• H. Tang, P. Xie, Xie Liqiang and FZ, Chen 2006. Effect of Enclosure and Nutrient Enrichment on Microcystis Blooms in Donghu Lake. Chinese Jouunal of Oceanology and Limnology 24(3): 278-284

• H. Tang, P. Xie, M. Lu, Xie Liqiang and J. Wang 2002. Studies on the effects of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molotrix) on the phytoplankton in a shallow hypereutrophic lake through an enclosure experiment. International Review of Hydrobiology 87(1): 107-119.

• H. Liu, P. Xie, H. Tang and Xie Liqiang 2002. Enhancement of planktonic rotifers by Microcystis aeruginosa blooms: an enclosure experiment in a shallow eutrophic lake. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 17: 239-247.

• M. Lu, P. Xie, H. Tang, Z. Shao, Xie Liqiang 2002. Experimental study of trophic cascade effect of sliver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrixon) in a subtropical lake, Lake Dong: on plankton community and underlying mechanisms of changes of crustacern community. Hydrobiologa 487(1): 19-31.

• J. Wang, P. Xie, T. Noriko, Xie Liqiang, Z. Shaoand H. Tang 2004. The picophytoplankton in three Chinese lakes of different trophic status and its relationship to fish populations. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 19 (2): 136-143.

• Xie Liqiang, P. Xie and H. Tang 2001.The concentration and dynamics of sediment phosphorus in various lake regions of Lake Donghu. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 25(4): 305-310. In Chinese with English abstract.

• L. Xiong, Xie Liqiang, X. Sheng, Z. Wu and Y. Xia. 2003. The evolve of the algae ecology in the marsh. Acta Ecologica Sinica 14(6): 1007-1011. In Chinese with English abstract.

• L. Xiong, P. Xie, X. Sheng, Z. Wu and Xie Liqiang. 2005. Toxicity of cypermethrin on growth, pigments, and superoxide dismutase of Scenedesmus obliquus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 60(1):188-192.

Research Interests

Environmental Toxicology


Qingju xue  Ph.D  083001-environmental science 
Xiaomei Su Ph.D  083001-environmental science
Qing Cao    Ph.D  083001-environmental science