Guang GAO, Prof.
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS

Telephone: 025-86882187
Address: 73 East Beijing Road, Nanjing
Postcode: 210008

Research Areas

microbial ecology;


1997.10-2002.12  University of Innsbruck, Austria, Ph.D
1990.09-1993.06  Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS. M.Sc
1983.09-1987.06  Biology Department of Xiamen University, B.Sc


Work Experience
2005.12-              Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS, Professor
1998.01-2005.12  Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS, Associate Prof.
1992.01-1997.12  Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS, Assistant Prof.
1987.07-1991.12  Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS, Research Assistant


1. L Zhang, G Gao, XM Tang, et al. Impacts of different salinities on bacterial biofilm communities in fresh water, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2014, 60: 319-326.
2. L Zhang, G Gao, XM Tang, et al. Can the freshwater bacterial communities shift to the marine-like taxa, Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2014, 54: 1-9. 
3. KQ Shao, L Zhang, YP Wang, X Yao, XM Tang, BQ Qin, G Gao.The responses of the taxa composition of particle-attached bacterial community to the decomposition of Microcystis blooms, Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 488-489: 236-242.
4. JY Dai, D Chen, G Gao, et al. Recovery of novel alkaline phosphatase-encoding genes (phoX) from eutrophic Lake Taihu, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2014, 60:167-171.
5. XL Cai, G Gao, J Yang, et al.  An ultrasonic method for separation of epiphytic microbes from freshwater submerged macrophytes, Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2014, 54: 758-761.
6. JY Dai, G Gao, D Chen, et al. Effects of trophic status and temperature on communities of sedimentary ammonia oxidizers in Lake Taihu, Geomicrobiology Journal, 2013, 30:1-11.
7. L Zhang, G Gao. Bacterial community changes along a salinity gradient in a Chinese wetland, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2013, 59: 611-619.
8. KQ Shao, G Gao, YP Wang, et al. Vertical diversity of sediment bacterial communities in two different trophic states of the eutrophic Lake Taihu, China,Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2013, 25:1186-1194.
9. KQ Shao, G Gao, KX Chi, et al. The low resilience of the particle-attached bacterial community in response to frequently wind-wave disturbance in freshwater mesocosms, Microbes and Environments, 2013, 28:450-456.
10.KQ Shao, G Gao, KX Chi, et al. Decomposition of Microcystis blooms: implications for the structure of the sediment bacterial community, as assessed by a mesocosm experiment in Lake Taihu, China. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2013, 53:549-554.
11. XL Cai, G Gao, XM Tang, et al. The response of epiphytic microbes to growth status of Potamogeton malaianus Miq. in Lake Taihu, Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2013, 53: 828-837.
12. JY Dai, XM Tang, G Gao, et al. Effects of salinity and nutrients on sedimentary bacterial communities in oligosaline Lake Bosten, northwestern China, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2013,69:123-134.
13. XM Tang, GJ Xie, KQ Shao, S. Bayartu, YG Chen, G Gao. Influence of Salinity on the Bacterial Community Composition in Lake Bosten, a Large Oligosaline Lake in Arid Northwestern China, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2012, 78:4748- 4751.
14. XL Cai, G Gao, XM Tang, et al. Photosynthetic response of Vallisneria natans (Lour.) Hara (Hydrocharitaceae) to increasing nutrient loadings, Photosynthetica, 2012, 50:437-446.
15. KQ Shao, G Gao, BQ Qin, et al. Structural changes of the sediment bacterial community in Meiliang Bay of Lake Taihu, China, during typhoon Morakot, 2009. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2012, 52: 99-103.  
16.  KQ Shao, G Gao, BQ Qin, et al. Comparing sediment bacterial communities in the macrophyte-dominated and algae-dominated areas of eutrophic Lake Taihu, China.,Canadian Journal of Microbiology,2011,通讯作者
17. BQ Qin, GW Zhu, G Gao, et al. A drinking water crisis in Lake Taihu, China: Linkage to climate variability and lake management, Environmental Management, 2010, 45: 105-112.
18. XM Tang, G. Gao, J Chao, et al. Dynamics of organic-aggregate-associated bacterial communities and related environmental factors in Lake Taihu, a large eutrophic shallow lake in China, Limnology and Oceanography, 2010, 55: 469-480.
19. XD Wang,  BQ Qin, G Gao, et al. Nutrient enrichment and selective predation by zooplankton promote Microcystis (Cyanobacteria) bloom formation, Journal of Plankton Research, 2010, 32: 457-470. 
20. XM Tang, G Gao, L  Zhu, et al. DNA extraction procedure affects organicaggregate-attached bacterial community profiles from a shallow eutrophic lake, Canadian Journal Microbiology, 2009, 55:776-782.
21. XM Tang, G Gao, BQ Qin, et al. Characterization of Bacterial Communities Associated with Organic Aggregates in a Large, Shallow, Eutrophic Freshwater Lake (Lake Taihu, China), Microbial Ecology, 2009, 58: 307-322.

Research Interests

microbial ecology of lakes; phosphorus dynamics in lakes; microbial food web and lake metabolism



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