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ZHAN Aibin
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  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:

Dr. Aibin Zhan was employed as a professor at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences since 2012 through the 100 Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research mainly focuses on genetics, genomics & molecular evolution ecology of aquatic populations, communities & ecosystems. Prof. Zhan published 48 peer-reviewed papers in Chinese and International journals.


Ph.D. 2003-2007. Ocean University of China. Major in Genetics.

B.S. 1999-2003. Ocean University of China. Major in Biotechnology.


Oct 2012 –

Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Apr 2010 – Oct 2012

Research Associate, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor, Canada

Apr 2009 – Mar 2010

Postdoc, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor, Canada

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009

Postdoc, The Ohio State University South Centers, USA

Sep 2007 – May 2008

Postdoc, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada

Research Interest

Frequent anthropogenic activities result in both rapidly changing environments and numerous pollutants released/introduced into environments. I have broad research interests associated with these rapid changes in environments, particularly with respect to aquatic ecosystems. Generally, I utilize genetics and genomics tools, as well as other biological, chemical and environmental approaches, to answer fundamental questions mainly in 1) Invasion Biology & Conservation Biology: mechanisms/dynamics of dispersal, colonization and persistence of invasive species in difference environments; 2) Evolutionary Biology: genetic mechanisms of rapid evolution and local adaption in harmful species (including both native and non-native) during transport, introduction, establishment, spread and outbreak; 3) Plankton Biology & Ecology: impacts of environmental stressors (biological pollutants such as harmful species and chemical pollutants such as pesticides) on biodiversity and community functioning.

Research Interest:
Public Services:

Selected Publications:

1) S. Ghabooli, A. Zhan, P. Sardi?a, E. Paolucci, F. Sylvester, P. V. Perepelizin, E. Briski, M.E. Cristescu, H.J. MacIsaac. Genetic diversity in introduced golden mussel populations corresponds to vector activity. PLoS ONE. 2013, 8: e59328.

2) A. Zhan*, M. Hulák, F. Sylvester, X. Huang, A. Adebayo, C.L. Abbott, S.J. Adamowicz, D.D. Heath, M.E. Cristescu, H.J. MacIsaac. High sensitivity of 454 pyrosequencing for detection of rare species in aquatic communities. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2013, 4: 558 - 565.

3) A. Zhan*, J.A. Darling, D.G. Bock, A. Lacoursière-Roussel, H.J. MacIsaac, M.E. Cristescu. Complex genetic patterns in closely related colonizing invasive species. Ecology and Evolution, 2012, 2: 1331-1346.

4) A. Zhan*, P. Perepelizin, S. Ghabooli, E. Paolucci, F. Sylvester, P. Sardi?a, M.E. Cristescu, H.J. MacIsaac. Scale dependent post-establishment spread and genetic diversity in an invading mollusc in South America. Diversity and Distributions, 2012, 18: 1042-1055.

5) A. Zhan, J. Fu. Past and present: Phylogeography of the Bufo gargarizans species complex inferred from multi-loci allele sequence and frequency data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2011, 61: 136-148.

6) D.G. Bock, A. Zhan, C. Lejeusne, H.J. MacIsaac, M.E. Cristescu. Looking at both sides of the invasion: patterns of colonization in the violet tunicate Botrylloides violaceus. Molecular Ecology, 2011, 20: 503-516.

7) A. Zhan*, H.J. MacIsaac, M.E. Cristescu. Invasion genetics of the Ciona intestinalis species complex: from regional endemism to global homogeneity. Molecular Ecology, 2010, 19: 4678-4694.

8) A. Zhan, J. Hu, X. Hu, Z. Zhou, M. Hui, S. Wang, W. Peng, M. Wang, Z. Bao. Fines-scale population genetic structure of the Zhikong scallop (Chlamys farreri): Do local marine currents drive the geographical differentiation? Marine Biotechnology, 2009, 11: 223-235.

9) A. Zhan, C. Li, J. Fu. Big mountains but small barriers: Population genetic structure of the Chinese wood frog (Rana chensinensis) in the Tsinling and Daba Mountain region. BMC Genetics, 2009, 10: 17.

10) A. Zhan, Z. Bao, X. Hu, W. Lu, S. Wang, W. Peng, M. Wang, M. Hui, J. Hu. Accurate methods of DNA extraction and PCR-based genotyping for single scallop embryos/larvae long-preserved in ethanol. Molecular Ecology Resources, 2008, 8: 790-795.

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Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100085, People’s Republic of China