PROF. QIU, Jianwen (邱建文)


M.Sc. (First Institute of Oceanography, SOA)
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Shandong College of Oceanology)


    Postdoctoral Researcher (Deep-sea Biology)

    We are seeking a postdoc to study deep-sea macrobenthos, with emphases on phylogeny and population genetics. He/She will join research cruises to sample macobenthos from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, and be responsible for conducting experiments, analyzing data, keeping good laboratory records and preparing research findings for publication. Applicants should have a good publication record in ecology molecular biology, and experience in handling high-throughput sequencing data. Good command of English and Chinese is essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of one year and is expected to commence duty as soon as possible. Reappointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jian-Wen Qiu at


  • Deep-sea Biodiversity and Population Connectivity
  • Shallow-water Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Application of Genomic and Proteomic Tools in Non-model Organisms


  1. The South China Sea and beyond: A genome-wide phylogeographical study of macrobenthos in the chemosynthesis-based ecosystems of the subtropical to temperate Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Source: GRF Hong Kong (HKBU 12302917). Duration: 09/2017-08/2020. PI: J.W. Qiu, Co-Is: Jianping Gan (HKUST), Hiromi Watanabe (JAMSTEC, Japan)
  2. Coral bleaching: Molecular mechanisms and early warning biomarkers. Source: Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission. Duration: 27/05/2017-31/05/2019. PI: J.W. Qiu, Co-Is: Baohua Xiao (Guangdong Ocean University, China)
  3. Divergence of perivitelline fluid proteins in association with the change in egg deposition environment in apple snails: A transcriptomic and proteomic approach. Source: GRF Hong Kong (HKBU 12301415). Duration: 01/2016-12/2018. PI: J.W. Qiu, Co-Is: Ka Hou Chu (CUHK), Horacio Heras (Argentina)
  4. Ecology and biodiversity of benthic marine ecosystems before and after the trawling ban in Hong Kong coastal waters (HKU5/CRF/12G). Duration: 01/2014-12/2017. PC: Kenneth Leung, HKU; Co-PIs: William Cheung (UBC), Chu Ka Hou (CUHK), Xiang Dong Li (PolyU), Yvonne Sadovy (HKU), Paul Lam (CityU), David Dudgeon (HKU), Gray Williams (HKU), Wai Keung Li (HKU), J.W. Qiu (HKBU).
  5. Field experiments on coral bioerosion. Source: ECF Hong Kong (ECF 2015-84). Duration: 6/2016-5/2018. PI: J.W. Qiu
  6. Marine genomics: crustacean evolution and aquaculture (C5002-14G). Duration 01/2015-12/2018. PC: Ka Hou Chu (CUHK), Co-PIs: J.W. Qiu (HKBU), and 5 other researchers from CUHK, HKU and HKBU.
  7. Mechanistic study on the organotin-mediated imposex in the rock shell Thais clavigera using RNA-sequencing analysis (HKU 771212M). Duration: 1/1/2013-31/12/2015. PI: Kenneth Leung, HKU; CoI: J.W. Qiu
  8. Revealing historical profile of marine ecological degradation in Hong Kong using paleoecological approaches (ECF project 2012-19). Duration: 1/5/2014 to 30/4/2017. PI: Moriaki Yasuhara (HKU). Co-Is: S.G. Cheung (CityU), J.W. Qiu.
  9. Carrying capacities of dive sites in Hong Kong. Duration: 08/2013-07/2015. Duty: responsible for the underwater ecological part of the project. Source: Environmental Conservation Fund, ECF project 5/2012. PI: Shan-shan Chung (HKBU). Co-I: J.W. Qiu
  10. Erosion and Growth of Massive Corals in Hong Kong. Source: ECF Hong Kong (ECF project 08/2011). Duration: 15 Oct 2012 – 14 Apr 2014. PI: J.W. Qiu, CoIs: Clement Dumont (French International School), Nathalie Goodkin (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
  11. A study of responses of the invasive apple snail Pomacea canaliculata to environmental stressors using shotgun proteomics. Source: GRF Hong Kong (HKBU 261312). Duration: 10/2012-3/2015. PI: J.W. Qiu; CoI: H.M. Zhang (HKBU) and C.K.C. Wong (HKBU)
  12. An empirical and modeling study of the demography of a commercially exploited sea urchin: Implications for stock management. Source: GRF Hong Kong. Duration: 09/2010-08/2013. PI: J.W. Qiu, CoIs: K.P. Ng (HKBU), Clement Dumont (HKU)
  13. A study of the ecology of the giant sea anemone Entracmaea quadricolor and its associated animals (Ref: 29/2009). Source: Environmental Conservation Fund, Hong Kong. Duration: 10/2010-04/2012. PI: J.W. Qiu
  14. A study of the impact of intensive diving tourism on the marine environment of Hong Kong. Environmental Conservation Fund, ECF project 9/2009. Duration: 06/2010-05/2012. PI: Chung Shan-Shan (HKBU), CoI (J.W. Qiu)
  15. Impact of sea urchin bioerosion on coral communities in Hong Kong. Source: Environmental Conservation Fund, Hong Kong. Duration: 08/2009-08/2010. PI: J.W. Qiu
  16. A study of the biodiversity of coral associated polychaetes in Sharp Island. Sole Investigator. Source: Environmental Conservation Fund. Duration: 09/2008-09/2010. PI: J.W. Qiu
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  1. 2017-2018. “Provision of consultancy services to conduct a study in coral bleaching and bioerosion in Hong Kong”. Source: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong SAR Government.
  2. 2010-2016. “Identification of marine animals collected from Mai Po Ramsar Site” for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  3. 01/2015-06/2015. AFCD’s Service Order “Provision of services for determining the status of coral bleaching in Hong Kong”.
  4. 01/2015-12/2015. Subcontractor for AFCD’s Consultancy “Protocol for controlling, monitoring and rectifying the bioerosion problem of hard corals, AFCD/SQ/172/13C”.
  5. 5/2012-2/2013. EPD’s Consultancy Agreement “Provision of services for field sampling, species identification and data analysis of benthic infaunal communities of Hong Kong waters (Tender Ref. 11-06898)”.
  6. 4/2012-11/2012. AFCD’s Consultancy Agreement “Provision of service for study on benthic fauna in mangrove forest and gei wai of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site (Tender Ref. AFCD SQ-176-11).
  7. 06/2011-07/2013. MTR’s Consultancy Agreement A098-11C “Biological control of apple snails at West Rail wetlands”. Sole Investigator. Source: MTR Hong Kong.
  8. 1/2011-12/2011. AFCD Service Order “Provision of Service for “A study of coral skeletal anomalies in Platygyra carnosus using digital gene expression”.
  9. 1/2009-12/2009. AFCD Service Order “Provision of service for a study on the genetic diversity of sea turtles in Hong Kong (25 samples)”.
  10. 2008-2009. Identification of marine animals for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  11. 2008-2009. AFCD Service Order “Providing visitor services at outer Port Shelter and Ninepins I”
  12. 2008-2009. AFCD Service Order “Providing visitor services at outer Port Shelter and Ninepins II”

REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS (* = corresponding author; advisee underlined)

  1. Cai L, Zhou G, Tian RM, Tong H, Zhang W, Sun J, Ding W, Wong YH, Xie JY, Qiu JW, Liu S, Huang H*, Qian PY* (2017) Metagenomic analysis reveals a green sulfur bacterium as a potential coral symbiont. Scientific Reports 7, 9320.
  2. Zhang J, Qiu JW (2017) A new species of Pectinaria (Annelida, Pectinariidae), with a key to pectinariids from the South China Sea. Zookeys 683:139-150.
  3. Lan Y, Sun J, Tian R, Bartlett DH, Li R, Wong YH, Zhang W, Qiu JW, Xu T, He LS, Tabata HG, Qian PY* (2017) Molecular adaptation in the world’s deepest-living animal: Insights from transcriptome sequencing of the hadal amphipod Hirondellea gigas. Molecular Ecology 26:3732-3743.
  4. Wang Z, Leung KMY, Li X, Zhang T, Qiu JW* (2017) Macrobenthic communities in Hong Kong waters: Comparison between 2001 and 2012 and potential link to pollution control. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.026.
  5. Zhang Y, Sun J, Chen C, Watanabe HK, Feng D, Zhang Y, Chiu JMY, Qian PY*, Qiu JW* (2017) Adaptation and evolution of deep-sea scale worms (Annelida: Polynoidae): insights from transcriptome comparison with a shallow-water species. Scientific Reports 7: 46205.
  6. Xie JY, Lau DC, Kei K, Yu VP, Chow WK*, Qiu JW* (2017) The 2014 summer coral bleaching event in subtropical Hong Kong. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.061.
  7. Sun J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhang Y, Mu H, Zhang Y, Lan Y, Fields CJ, Hui JHL, Zhang W, Li R, Nong W, Cheung FKM, Qiu JW*, Qian PY* (2017) Adaptation to deep-sea chemosynthetic environments as revealed by mussel genomes. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1(5):121.
  8. Zhang Y, Sun J, Mu H, Lun JC, Qiu JW* (2017) Molecular pathology of skeletal growth anomalies in the brain coral Platygyra carnosa: A meta-transcriptomic analysis. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.047.
  9. Zeng L, Lam JC, Horii Y, Li X, Chen W, Qiu JW, Leung KM, Yamazaki E, Yamashita N, Lam PK (2017) Spatial and temporal trends of short- and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins in sediments off the urbanized coastal zones in China and Japan: A comparison study. Environmental Pollution 224: 357-367.
  10. Mu H, Sun J, Heras H, Chu KH, Qiu JW* (2017) An integrated proteomic and transcriptomic analysis of perivitelline fluid proteins in a freshwater gastropod laying aerial eggs. Journal of Proteomics 155:22-30.
  11. Zhang J, Zhang Y, Osborn K, Qiu JW* (2017) Description of a new species of Eulepethus (Annelida, Eulepethidae) from the northern South China Sea, and comments on the phylogeny of the family. Zootaxa 4226(4):581-591.
  12. Xu T, Sun J, Lv J, Watanabe HK, Li T, Zou W, Rouse GW, Wang S, Qian PY*, Bao Z*, Qiu JW* (2016) Genome-wide discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in deep-sea mussels: Potential use in population genomics and cross-species application. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 137:318-326.
  13. Guo F, Li B, Yang Y, Deng Y, Qiu JW, Li X, Leung K, Zhang T* (2016) Impacts of human activities on distributions of sulfate reducing prokaryotes and antibiotic resistance genes in marine coastal sediments of Hong Kong. FEMS Microbiology Ecology DOI: fiw128
  14. Urriago JD, Wong JCY, Dumont CP, Qiu JW* (2016) Reproduction of the short-spined sea urchin Heliocidaris crassispina (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in Hong Kong with a subtropical climate. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8:445-453.
  15. Wong JCY, Thompson P, Xie JY, Qiu JW, Baker MD* (2016) Symbiodinium clade C generality among common scleractinian corals in subtropical Hong Kong. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8:439-444.
  16. Zhang LY, Chung SS*, Qiu JW. Ecological carrying capacity assessment of diving site: A case study of Mabul Island, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Management 183: 253-259.
  17. Xie JY, Wong CY, Dumont CP, Goodkin N, Qiu JW* (2016) Borehole density on the surface of living Porites corals as an indicator of sedimentation in Hong Kong. Marine Pollution Bulletin 108(1-2):87-93.
  18. Ip JCH, Leung PTY, Ho KKY, Qiu JW, Leung KMY* (2016) De novo transcriptome assembly of the marine gastropod Reishia clavigera for supporting toxic mechanism studies. Aquatic Toxicology 178: 39-48.
  19. Zhang Y, Sun J, Li X, Qiu, JW* (2016) The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea glass sponge Lophophysema eversa (Porifera, Hexacinellida, Hyalonematidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(2): 1273-1274
  20. Tian RM, Jin Sun, Cai L, Zhang WP, Zhou GW, Qiu JW, Qian PY* (2016) The deep-sea glass sponge Lophophysema eversa harbors potential symbionts responsible for the nutrient conversions of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur. Environmental Microbiology 18(8):2481-2494.
  21. Gong L, Li X*, Qiu JW (2015) Two new species of Hexactinellida (Porifera) from the South China Sea. Zootaxa 4034(1):182-192
  22. Tse WKF, Sun J, Zhang H, Lai PK, Gu J, Law AYS, Yeung BHY, Chow SC, Qiu JW, Wong CKC* (2015) Data for transcriptomic and iTRAQ proteomic analysis of Anguilla japonica gills in response to osmotic stress. Data in Brief 3:120-125
  23. Zhang LY, Qiu JW, Chung SS* (2015) Assessing perceived crowding of diving sites in Hong Kong. Ocean & Coastal Management 116: 177 – 184
  24. Feng D*, Cheng M, Kiel S, Qiu JW, Yang Q, Zhou H, Peng Y, Chen D (2015) Using Bathymodiolus tissue stable carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotopes to infer biogeochemical process at a cold seep in the South China Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 104: 52-59
  25. Mu H, Sun J, Fang L, Luan T, Williams GA, Cheung SG, Wong CKC, Qiu JW* (2015) Genetic basis of differential heat resistance between two species of congeneric freshwater snails: Insights from quantitative proteomics and base substitution rate analysis. Journal of Proteome Research 14(10):4296-308
  26. Hayes KA, Burks RL, Castro-Vazquez A, Darby PC, Heras H, Martín PR, Qiu JW, Thiengo SC, Vega IA, Wada T, Yusa Y, Burela S, Cadierno MP, Cueto JA, Dellagnola FA, Dreon MS, Frassa MV, Giraud-Billoud M, Godoy MS, Ituarte S, Koch E, Matsukura K, Pasquevich MY, Rodriguez C, Saveanu L, Seuffert ME, Strong EE, Sun J, Tamburi NE, Tiecher MJ, Turner RL, Valentine-Darby PL, Cowie RH (2015) Insights from an integrated view of the biology of apple snails (Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae). Malacologia 58:245–302.
  27. Zhang Y, Rouse GW, Qiu JW* (2015) A new species of Mesochaetopterus (Annelida, Chaetopteridae) from Hong Kong, with comments on the phylogeny of the family. Zootaxa 3974(4): 495-506
  28. Zhang J, Zhang Y, Qiu JW* (2015) A new species of Amphictene (Annelida, Pectinariidae) from the northern South China Sea. Zookeys 545:27-36.
  29. Bi Y, Zhang B, Zhang Z*, Qiu JW* (2015) Seasonal gametogenesis of host sea anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) inhabiting Hong Kong waters. Journal of Ocean University of China, 14: 143-148.
  30. Lee KM, Xie JY, Sun Y, Kei K, Qiu JW* (2015) Four dense assemblages of the bulb-tentacle sea anemone Entacmaea quadricolor and associated clownfish in Hong Kong. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95: 63-68
  31. Xu T, Sun J, Chen C, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2015) The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea snail Provanna sp. (Gastropoda: Provannidae). Mitochondrial DNA 0: 1-2
  32. Wang M, Li Z, Ganmanee M, Xie JY, Urriago JD, Qiu JW* (2014) Polymorphic microsatellite markers in the long-spined sea urchin Diadema setosum. Conservation Genetics Resources 6 (4): 983-985
  33. Gong L, Li X*, Qiu JW (2014) A new species of Lophophysema (Porifera, Hexactinellida, Hyalonematidae) from the South China Sea. Zootaxa: 3884 (6): 553-560
  34. Wu F, Lin L, Qiu JW, Chen H, Weng S, Luan T* (2014) Complex effects of two presumably antagonistic endocrine disrupting compounds on the goldfish Carassius aumtus: A comprehensive study with multiple toxicological endpoints. Aquatic Toxicology 155: 43-51
  35. Sun Y, Qiu JW* (2014) A new species of Chaetopterus (Annelida, Chaetopteridae) from Hong Kong. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 71:303-309
  36. Leung PTY, Ip JCH, Mak SST, Qiu JW, Lam PKS, Wong CKC, Chan LL, Leung KMY* (2014) De novo transcriptome analysis of Perna viridis highlights tissue-specific patterns for environmental studies. BMC Genomics 15(1):804
  37. Liu HH, Hu YJ, Luo P, Bao LJ, Qiu JW, Leung KMY, Zeng EY* (2014) Occurrence of halogenated flame retardants in sediment off an urbanized coastal zone: Association with urbanization and industrialization. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (15): 8465-8473
  38. Tse WKF, Sun J, Zhang H, Lai KP, Gu J, Qiu JW, Wong CKC* (2014) iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis reveals acute hypo-osmotic responsive proteins in the gills of the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica). Journal of Proteomics 105: 133-143
  39. Cheung SG*, Chan CYS, Po BHK, Li AL, Leung JYS, Qiu JW, Ang PO, Thiyagarajan V, Shin PK, Chiu JM (2014) Effects of hypoxia on biofilms and subsequently larval settlement of benthic invertebrates. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85: 418-424.
  40. Attwood SW*, Huo GN, Qiu JW (2014) Update on the distribution and phylogenetics of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) populations in Guangdong Province, China. Acta Tropica 141(Pt B), 258-70
  41. Ip KKL, Liang Y, Lin L, Wu H, Xue J, Qiu JW* (2014) Biological control of invasive apple snails by two species of carp: Effects on non-target species matter. Biological Control 71: 16-22
  42. Ng CK*, Dutton PH, Chan SK, Cheung K, Qiu JW, Sun Y (2014) Characterization and conservation concerns of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) nesting in Hong Kong, China. Pacific Science 68 (2): 231-243
  43. Shin PKS, Leung JYS, Qiu JW, Ang PO, Chiu JMY, Thiyagarajan V, Cheung SG* (2014) Acute hypoxic exposure affects gamete quality and subsequent fertilization success and embryonic development in a serpulid polychaete. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85(2):439-45
  44. Zhang Y, Zhang L, J Sun, Qiu J, Hu X, Hu J, Bao Z (2014) Proteomic analysis identifies proteins related to carotenoid accumulation in Yesso scallop (Patinopecten yessoensis). Food Chemistry 147: 111-116
  45. Ho KKY, Leung PTY, Ip JCH, Qiu JW, Leung KMY (2014) De novo transcriptomic profile in the gonadal tissues of the intertidal whelk Reishia clavigera. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85(2): 499-504
  46. Au AC, Zhang L, Chung S*, Qiu JW* (2014) Diving associated coral breakage in Hong Kong: Differential susceptibility to damage. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85(2): 789-96
  47. Qiu JW*, Lau DCC, Cheang CC, Chow WK (2014) Community-level destruction of hard corals by the sea urchin Diadema setosum. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85: 783-788
  48. Dumont CP, Lau DCC, Astudillo JC, Fong KF, Chak STC, Qiu JW* (2013) Coral bioerosion by the sea urchin Diadema setosum in Hong Kong: Susceptibility of different coral species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441:71–79.
  49. Sun J, Chen Q, Lun JCY, Xu J*, Qiu JW* (2013a) PcarnBase: development of a transcriptomic database for the brain coral Platygyra carnosus. Marine Biotechnology 15(2):244-51
  50. Wang M, Sun J, Li J, Qiu JW* (2013) Complete mitochondrial genome of the brain coral Platygyra carnosus. Mitochondrial DNA. 24(3):194-195
  51. Leung YS, Shin PKS, Qiu JW, Ang PO, Chiu JMY, Thiyagarajan V, Cheung SG (2013) Physiological and behavioural responses of different life stages of a serpulid polychaete to hypoxia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 477:135-145
  52. Dreon MS, Frassa MV, Ceolín M, Ituarte S, Qiu JW, Sun J, Fernández PE, Heras H (2013) Novel animal defenses against predation: A snail egg meurotoxin combining lectin and pore-forming chains that resembles plant defense and bacteria attack toxins. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63782. Published in May 2013./li>
  53. 48. Sun J, Mu H, Zhang H, Chandramouli KH, Qian PY, Wong CKC, Qiu JW (2013b). Understanding the regulation of estivation in a freshwater snail through iTRAQ-based comparative proteomics. Journal of Proteome Research 12:5271-5280.
  54. Han Z, Sun J, Zhang Y, He F, Xu Y, Matsumura K, He LS, Qiu JW, Qi SH, Qian PY* (2013) iTRAQ-based proteomic profiling of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite in response to the antifouling compound meleagrin. Journal of Proteome Research 12:2090-2100
  55. Chandramouli KH, Sun J, Mok FSY, Liu L, Qiu JW, Ravasi T, Qian PY* (2013) Transcriptome and quantitative proteome analysis reveals molecular processes associated with larval metamorphosis in the polychaete Pseudopolydora vexillosa. Journal of Proteome Research 12:1344-1358
  56. Tse WKF, Sun J, Zhang H, Law AUS, Yeung BHY, Chow SC, Qiu JW, Wong CKC (2013) Transcriptomic and iTRAQ proteomic approaches reveal novel short-term hyperosmotic stress responsive proteins in the gill of Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica). Journal of Proteomics 89:81-94
  57. Chung SS*, Au CS, Qiu JW (2013) Understanding the underwater behaviour of SCUBA divers in Hong Kong. Environmental Management 51:824-837
  58. Liu LY, Wang JZ, Wong CS, Qiu JW, Zeng EY* (2013) Application of multiple geochemical markers to investigate organic pollution in a dynamic coastal zone. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32:312-319
  59. Sun Y, Kupriyanova EK, Qiu JW* (2012) CO1 barcoding of Hydroides: a road from impossible to difficult. Invertebrate Systematics 26. 539-547
  60. Sun J, Zhang H, Wang H, Heras H, Dreon MS, Ituarte S, Ravasi T, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2012a) First proteome of the egg perivitelline fluid of a freshwater aastropod with aerial oviposition. Journal of Proteome Research 11(8):4240-4248
  61. Sun J, Wang M, Wang H, Zhang H, Zhang X, Thiyagarajan V, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2012b) De novo assembly of the transcriptome of an invasive snail and its multiple ecological applications. Molecular Ecology Resources 12(6):1133-44
  62. Sun Y, ten Hove H, Qiu JW* (2012) Serpulidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Hong Kong. Zootaxa 3424:1-42
  63. Sun Y, Qiu JW* (2012) A new species of Lagis (Polychaeta: Pectinariidae) from Hong Kong. Zootaxa 3246:61-68
  64. Liu LY, Wang JZ, Qiu JW, Liang Y, Zeng EY* (2012) Persistent organic pollutants in coastal sediment off south China in relationship the importance of anthropogenic inputs. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(6):1194-1210
  65. Chiu JM*, Li S, Li A, Po B, Zhang R, Shin PK, Qiu JW (2012) Bacteria associated with skeletal tissue growth anomalies in the coral Platygyra carnosus. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79(2):380-91.
  66. Sun MM, Sun J, Qiu JW, Jing HM, Liu H* (2012) Characterization of the proteomic profiles of the brown tide alga Aureoumbra lagunensis under P- and N-limitation, and its P-limitation specific protein with alkaline phosphatase activity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(6):2025-2033
  67. Qiu JW*, Chan MT, Kwong KL, Sun J (2011) Consumption, survival and growth in the invasive freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata: does food freshness matter? Journal of Molluscan Studies 77 (2): 189-195
  68. Lau DCC, Dumont CP, Lui GCS, Qiu JW* (2011) Effectiveness of a small marine reserve in southern China in protecting the harvested sea urchin Anthocidaris crassispina: a mark-and-recapture study. Biological Conservation 144:2674-2683
  69. Qiu JW*, Chan KM, Leung KMY* (2011) Seasonal variations of imposex indices and butyltin concentrations in the rockshell Thais clavigera collected from Hong Kong waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 63: 482-488
  70. Bao VWW, Leung KMY*, Qiu JW, Lam MHW (2011) Acute toxicities of five commonly used antifouling booster biocides to selected subtropical and cosmopolitan marine species. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62: 1147-1151
  71. Lui YS, Qiu JW, Zhang YL, Wong MH, Liang Y*(2011) Algal-derived organic matter as precursors of disinfection by-products and mutagens upon chlorination. Water Research 45:1454-1462
  72. Sun J, Zhang Y, Thiyagarajan V, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2010) Protein expression during the embryonic development of a gastropod. Proteomics 10:2701-2711
  73. Kwong KL, Dudgeon D, Wong PK, Qiu JW* (2010) Secondary production and diet of an invasive snail in freshwater wetlands: implications for resource utilization and competition. Biological Invasions 12:1153-1164
  74. Wong PK, Liang Y, Liu NY, Qiu JW* (2010) Palatability of macrophytes to the invasive freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata: differential effects of multiple plant traits. Freshwater Biology 55:2023-2031
  75. Fang L, Wong PK, Lin L, Lan CY, Qiu JW* (2010) Impact of invasive apple snails in Hong Kong on wetland macrophytes, nutrients, phytoplankton and filamentous algae. Freshwater Biology 55: 1191-1204.
  76. Hong HC, Qiu JW, Liang Y (2010) Environmental factors influencing the distribution of total and fecal coliform bacteria in six water storage reservoirs in the Pearl River Delta Region, China. Journal of Environmental Science 22(5): 663-668
  77. Jiang XM, Xiong J, Qiu JW, Wu JM, Wang JW, Xie ZC (2010) Structure of macroinvertebrate communities in relation to environmental variables in a subtropical Asian river system. International Review of Hydrobiology 95: 42-57
  78. Wong PK, Kwong KL, Qiu JW*(2009) Complex interactions among fish, snails and macrophytes: implications for biological control of an invasive snail. Biological Invasions 11: 2223-2232
  79. Kwong KL, Chen RKY, Qiu JW* (2009) The potential of the invasive snail Pomacea canaliculata as a predator of various life-stages of five species of freshwater snails. Malacologia 51: 343-356
  80. Qiu JW*, Kwong (2009) Effects of macrophytes on feeding and life-history traits of the invasive apple snail Pomacea canaliculata. Freshwater Biology 54: 1720-1730
  81. Chen G, Xiang WZ, Lau CC, Peng J, Qiu JW, Chen F, Jiang Y (2009) A comparative analysis of lipid and carotenoid composition of the gonads of Anthocidaris crassispina, Diadema setosum and Salmacis sphaeroides. Food Chemistry 120:973-977
  82. Lau DCC, Lau SCK, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2009) Morphological plasticity and resource allocation in response to food limitation and hyposalinity in a sea urchin. Journal of Shellfish Research 28: 383-388
  83. Hung OS, Lee OO, Thiyagarajan V, He HP, Xu Y, Chung HC, Qiu JW, Qian PY (2009) Characterization of cues from natural multi-species biofilms that induce larval attachment of the polychaete Hydroides elegans. Aquatic Biology 4:253-262
  84. Qiu JW*, Hung OS, Qian PY (2008) An improved barnacle settlement inhibition assay. Biofouling 24: 259-268
  85. Kwong KL, Wong PK, Lau SSS, Qiu JW* (2008) Determination of the distribution of apple snails in Hong Kong two decades after their initial invasion. Malacologia 50: 293-302
  86. Chan KM, Leung KML, Cheung KC, Wong MH, Qiu JW* (2008) Seasonal changes in imposex and tissue burden of butyltin compounds in Thais clavigera populations along the coastal area of Mirs Bay, China. Marine Pollution Bulletin 57: 5645-651
  87. Chan KM, Cheung SG, Cai ZW, Qiu JW* (2008) Sensitivity of different biological responses to exposure and depuration of butyltins in Thais clavigera: reciprocal transplant of the neogastropod in cages. Ecotoxicology 17:860-868.
  88. Qiu JW* (2008) Wetland macrophyte diversity, trophic status and phytoplankton. Ecological Science 27:310-314
  89. Qiu JW*, Tang X, Zheng CB, Li Y, Huang YL (2007) Copper complexation by fulvic acid affects copper toxicity to the larvae of polychaete Hydroides elegans. Marine Environmental Research 64: 563-573
  90. Li JT, Liao B, Lan CY, Qiu JW, Shu WS* (2007) Zinc, nickel and cadmium in carambolas marketed in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China: Implication for human health. Science of the Total Environment 388: 405-412
  91. Lau MC, Chan KM, Leung KMY, Luan TG, Yang MS, Qiu JW* (2007) Acute and chronic toxicities of tributyltin to various life stages of the marine polychaete Hydroides elegans. Chemosphere 69: 135-144
  92. Li JT, Liao B, Lan CY, Qiu JW, Shu WS* (2007), Zinc, nickel and cadmium in carambolas marketed in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China: Implication for human health. Science of the Total Environment 338:405-412
  93. Wong NC, Wong MH, Shiu KK, Qiu JW* (2006) Dependency of copper toxicity to polychaete larvae on algal concentration. Aquatic Toxicology 77:117–125
  94. Li JT, Qiu JW, Wang XW, Zhong Y, Lan CY*, Shu WS* (2006) Cadmium contamination in orchard soils and fruit trees and its potential health risk in Guangzhou, China. Environmental Pollution 143:159-65
  95. Zhang CB, Huang LN, Luan TG, Qiu JW, Lan CY* (2006) Structural and functional diversity of culturable bacterial community during the early stages of revegetation near a Pb/Zn smelter in Guangdong, P. R. China. Ecological Engineering 30(1): 16-26.
  96. Leung KMY*, Kwok RPY, Ng WC, Horiguchi T, Qiu JW, Yang R, Song M, Jiang G, Zheng GJ, Lam PKS (2006) Ecological risk assessments of endocrine disrupting organotin compounds using marine neogastropods in Hong Kong. Chemosphere 65: 922-938
  97. Qiu JW*, Xie ZC, Wang WX (2005) Effects of calcium on the uptake and elimination of cadmium and zinc in Asiatic clams. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 48:278-287
  98. Qiu JW*, Thiyagarajan V, Cheung S, Qian PY (2005) Toxic effects of copper to the larvae of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51:688-693
  99. Xie ZC, Wong NC, Qian PY, Qiu JW* (2005) Responses of polychaete Hydroides elegans life stages to copper stress. Marine Ecology Progress Series 285:89-96
  100. Yang QW, Shu WS, Qiu JW, Wang HB, Lan CY* (2004) Lead in paddy soils and rice plants and its potential health risk around Lechang Lead/Zinc Mine, Guangdong, China. Environment International 30: 883-889
  101. Qiu JW, Thiyagarajan V, Leung A, Qian PY* (2003) Development of a marine subtidal epibenthic community: implications for deployment of artificial reefs in Hong Kong. Biofouling 19:37-46
  102. Qian PY*, Qiu JW, Kennish R, Reid CA (2003) Recolonization of benthic infauna subsequent to capping of contaminated dredged material in East Sha Chau, Hong Kong. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 56:819-931
  103. Zhao B, Qiu JW, Qian PY* (2003) Effects of food availability on larval development in the slipper limpet Crepidula onyx. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 294: 219-233
  104. Thiyagarajan V, Harder T, Qiu JW, Qian PY* (2003) Energy content at metamorphosis and growth rate of the early juvenile barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Marine Biology 143: 543-554
  105. Qiu JW, Tremblay R, Bourget E* (2002) Ontogenetic change in salinity tolerance in the mussels Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus: implications for distribution. Marine Ecology Progress Series 228:143-152
  106. Qiu JW, Wang W, Qian PY* (2001) Significance of bacteria in the metal accumulation of the slipper limpet Crepidula onyx. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 25:151-161
  107. Qiu JW*, Qian PY (2000) Revision of the genus Leonnates, Kinberg 1865 (Polychaeta, Nereididae), with descriptions and comments on other species described in Leonnates. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113: 1111-11
  108. Wang W*, Qiu JW, Qian PY (1999) Significance of trophic transfer in the high concentration of zinc in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Environmental Science and Technology 168:127-134
  109. Wang W*, Qiu JW, Qian PY (1999) Trophic transfer of cadmium, chromium and selenium in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Marine Ecology Progress Series 187: 191-201.
  110. Qiu JW*, Qian PY (1999) Effects of salinity and temperature on the life-history of Balanus amphitrite amphitrite: effects of past experience. Marine Ecology Progress Series 188:123-132
  111. Qiu JW* (1999) Composition, structure and distribution of polychaete assemblages in Deep Bay, Hong Kong. In: Lee SY (ed.), Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Mangrove Ecosystem of Deep Bay and the Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 13-22
  112. Qiu JW*, Qian PY (1998) Effects of temperature and salinity on survival, growth and maturation in the polychaete Hydroides elegans (Haswell). Marine Ecology Progress Series 168: 127-134
  113. Ong-Che RG, Qiu JW, Wu BL (1998) Distribution of polychaetes in the southern waters of Hong Kong. Asian Marine Biology 15:135-158
  114. Qiu JW*, Qian PY (1997) Effects of food availability, larval source, and culture method on larval development of Balanus amphitrite amphitrite: implications for experimental design. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 217:47-61
  115. Qiu JW*, Gosselin L, Qian PY (1997) Effects of short-term food availability on larval development in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite amphitrite. Marine Ecology Progress Series 161:83-91
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  1. Pasquevicha MY, Dreon MS, Qiu JW, Mu H, Heras H*. Structural, stability and antinutritive analysis of the major Pomacea maculata egg carotenoprotein reveal defenses against predation. Journal of Experimental Biology Accepted for publication in August 2016
  2. Ip KKL, Qiu JW*. Invasive apple snails: Ecology and management in Hong Kong. In: Joshi R, Cowie R (eds) Global Advances in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails (2nd Ed). Philippine Rice Research Institute


  1. IP, Chi Ho Jack (Ph.D. Student)
  2. MU, Huawei (Ph.D. Student, successfully defended)
  3. URRIAGO SUAREZ, Juan Diego (Ph.D. Student, thesis submitted)
  4. WANG Zhi (Ph.D. Student)
  5. XIE, James Yang (Ph.D. Student, thesis submitted)
  6. XU, Ting (Ph.D. Student)
  7. ZHANG, Yanjie (Ph.D. Student)
  8. YEUNG, Yip Hung Yolanda (RA)


  • Kelvin Ka Lok Ip (2011-2013), MPhil. Thesis: Biological control of invasive apple snails in freshwater wetlands.
  • Jin Sun (2009-2013), PhD. Thesis: Characterization of the egg and embryonic proteome of Pomacea canaliculata, and responses of the proteome to environmental stressors.
  • Dickey Chi-Chung Lau (2007-2011), PhD. Thesis: Variability of the populations of the sea urchin Anthocidaris crassispina in Hong Kong.
  • Yanan Sun (2009 – 2011), MPhil. Thesis: Biodiversity and phylogeny of coral-associated polychaetes.
  • Pak Ki Wong (2007 – 2009), MPhil. Thesis: Impact of the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, on wetland diversity and function.
  • King Lun Kwong (2006-2008), MPhil. Thesis: Status of the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, in Hong Kong twenty years after its invasion, with emphasis on its distribution, secondary production and trophic relationship.
  • Ka Ming Chan (2005-2007), MPhil. Thesis: The use of the rock shell, Thais clavigera, as a biomonitor of tributyltin contamination in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
  • Nga Cheung Wong (2003-2005), MPhil. Thesis: Effects of algae (Isochrysis galbana) and humic acids on copper toxicity to polychaete (Hydroides elegans) larvae.


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