WANG Zhi

Ph.D. Student
Department of Biology,
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
Email: zhiwang00kxy@gmail.com
Supervisor: Dr. QIU Jianwen
Co-supervisor: Dr. ZHAO Zhongying
EDUCATION
2015 – Present Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University.
2012 – 2015 M.Phil., Marine Biology, College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China.
2008 – 2012 B.Sc., Marine Biology, College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China.
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Marine benthic communities, especially infaunal benthos have long been used for monitoring marine environmental changes, such as pollution, dredging and trawling which are caused by anthropogenic activities, due to their limited motility. Changes in species composition can be attributed to response to environmental changes. I am interested in analyzing the interactions among organisms and their environments, to describe the evolution of communities as well as to indicate their adaption to environment.

Macrobenthic fauna mainly refers to polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms and other invertebrates. Polychaeta is usually the most diverse and abundant fauna group. My current interests in polychaetes focus on morphological taxonomy, and further interests lie in phylogeny of polychaetes with the combination of both morphological and molecular techniques.

PUBLICATIONS

WANG Z, QU F, SUI J, et al. Community structure and diversity of macrobenthos in the western waters of Liaodong Bay during summer. Marine Sciences, 2016, 40(1): 40-47.

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