Naicheng Wu

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My research interests cover a range of topics within aquatic ecosystems. These include community ecology, biomonitoring and bioassessment, the impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems and integrated river basin management.

The present research interest is using integrated ecohydrological models (hydrological and biological models) to study human mediated impacts (e.g. global changes) on aquatic ecosystems, which eventually lead to decision-making and sustainable aquatic ecosystem management.
  • Qualifications

    • Habilitation, Ecohydrology, Kiel University, Germany - 2019
    • Ph.D., River Ecology, Kiel University, Germany - 2012
    • MSc., Freshwater Ecology and Biology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of sciences, China - 2007
    • BSc., Biotechnology, Shandong Normal University, China - 2004
  • Experience

    • Associate Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2019 - Present
    • Marie Curie - Cofund Research Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2016-2019
    • Research associate (PI), Kiel University, Germany, 2012-2016
  • Research interests

    • Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Freshwater Biology
    • Biodiversity
    • Environmental Impacts Assessment
    • Algal Community
    • Biomonitoring
    • Bioassessment
    • River Basin Management
    • Stream Ecology
    • Ecohydrology
  • Articles

    • Full list can be found at Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yaZ3SbQAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN
    • 1. Naicheng Wu*, Hans Thodsen, Hans Estrup Andersen, Henrik Tornbjerg, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen and Tenna Riis. 2019. Flow regimes filter species traits of benthic diatom communities and modify the ecosystem function of lowland streams - a nationwide scale study. Science of the Total Environment 651: 357-366.
    • 2. Kun Guo, Naicheng Wu*, Chao Wang, Deguo Yang, Yongfeng He, Jingbo Luo, Yi Chai, Xiaofeng Huang and Tenna Riis. 2019. Biological traits of phytoplankton metacommunities change with environmental filtering, spatial process and grazing pressure. Ecological Indicators (*Co-first author, Revision)
    • 3. Yueming Qu, Naicheng Wu*, Björn Guse, Kristė Makarevičiūtė, Xiuming Sun and Nicola Fohrer. 2019. Riverine phytoplankton functional groups response to multiple stressors variously depending on hydrological periods. Ecological Indicators 101: 41-49. (*Co-first author)
    • 4. Jiacong Huang, Yinjun Zhang, George B. Arhonditsisd, Junfeng Gao, Qiuwen Chen, Naicheng Wu, Feifei Dong and Wenqing Shi. 2019. How successful are the restoration efforts of China’s freshwater lakes? Environment International 123: 96-103.
    • 7. Beijuan Hu, Xuren Hu, Xue Nie, Xiaoke Zhang, Naicheng Wu, Yijiang Hong and Haiming Qin. 2019. Seasonal and inter-annual community structure characteristics of zooplankton driven by water environment factors during different hydrological years in a sub-lake of Lake Poyang, China. PeerJ Preprints 7: e27528v27521.
    • 8. Ada Pastor, Anna Freixa, Louis J. Skovsholt, Naicheng Wu, Anna M. Romaní and Tenna Riis. 2019. Microbial organic matter utilization in High-Arctic streams: key enzymatic controls. Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01330-w.
    • 9. Xiaodong Qu, Wenqi Peng, Yang Liu, Min Zhang, Ze Ren, Naicheng Wu and Xiaobo Liu. 2019. Networks reveal the stream community structures of fish, macroinvertebrate and benthic algae, and their responses to nutrient enrichment. Ecological Indicators 101: 501-511.
    • 10. Fubin Zhang, Xiaoqin Xiong, Naicheng Wu, Yu Zeng and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Length-weight relationships of two fish species from the Jialing River, the largest tributary of the upper Yangtze River, China. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 34: 1373-1375.
    • 11. Naicheng Wu, Yueming Qu, Björn Guse, Kristė Makarevičiūtė, Szewing To, Tenna Riis and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Hydrological and environmental variables outperform spatial factors in structuring species, trait composition and beta diversity of pelagic algae. Ecology and Evolution 8: 2947-2961.
    • 12. Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Uta Ulrich and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Diatoms as an indicator for tile drainage flow in a German lowland catchment. Environmental Sciences Europe 30: 4.
    • 13. Yueming Qu, Naicheng Wu*, Björn Guse and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Riverine phytoplankton shifting along a lentic-lotic continuum under hydrological, physiochemical conditions and species dispersal. Science of the Total Environment 619-620: 1628-1636. (*Co-first author)
    • 14. Xiuming Sun, Naicheng Wu*, Claas Faber and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Hydrological variables play remarkable roles in structuring functional trait (cell size) of diatom communities in a German lowland river. Ecological Indicators 94: 207-217. (*Co-first author)
    • 15. Yueming Qu, Naicheng Wu*, Kristė Makarevičiūtė, Björn Guse and Nicola Fohrer. 2018. Relationship of land use pattern and physiochemical conditions and phytoplankton communities in a German lowland catchment. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 191: 175-187. (*Co-first author)
    • 16. Li Zhang, Jutao Liu, Dawen Zhang, Linguang Luo, Qiegen Liao, Lijuan Yuan and Naicheng Wu. 2018. Seasonal and spatial variations of microcystins in Poyang Lake, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25: 6300-6307.
    • 17. Di Li, Naicheng Wu, Song Tang, Guanyong Su, Xuwen Li, Yong Zhang, Guoxiang Wang, Zhichun Niu, Junyi Zhang, Hongling Liu, Markus Hecker, John P. Giesy and Hongxia Yu. 2018. Factors Driving Blooms of Cyanobacteria in a large shallow lake, China. Environmental Sciences Europe 30: 27.
    • 18. Naicheng Wu, Xuhui Dong, Yang Liu, Chao Wang, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen and Tenna Riis. 2017. Using river microalgae as indicators for freshwater biomonitoring: review of published research and future directions. Ecological Indicators 81: 124-131.
    • 19. Chao Wang, Yang Liu, Qin Zhan, Wanling Yang and Naicheng Wu. 2017. Global trends in phytoplankton research of river ecosystems during 1991-2016: a bibliometric analysis. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 191: 25-36.
    • 20. Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Xiuming Sun, Yueming Qu, Chao Wang, Snjezana Ivetic, Tenna Riis, Uta Ulrich and Nicola Fohrer. 2016. Importance of sampling frequency when collecting diatoms. Scientific Reports 6: 36950.
    • 21. Chao Wang, Xinhui Li, Xiangxiu Wang, Naicheng Wu, Zini Lai, Qianfu Liu and Sovan Lek. 2016. Spatial-temporal patterns and predictions of phytoplankton assemblages in a subtropical river delta system. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 187: 335-349.
    • 22. Xiaoyu Dong, Xinghuan Jia, Wanxiang Jiang, Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang and Qinghua Cai. 2015. Development and testing of a diatom-based index of biotic integrity for river ecosystems impacted by acid mine drainage in Gaolan river, China. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 24: 4114-4124.
    • 23. Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai and Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Contribution of micro-spatial factors to benthic diatom communities. Hydrobiologia 732: 49-60.
    • 24. Naicheng Wu, Britta Schmalz and Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Study progress in riverine phytoplankton and its use as bio-indicator – a review. Austin Journal of Hydrology 1(1):9.
    • 25. Naicheng Wu, Jiacong Huang, Britta Schmalz and Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Modeling daily chlorophyll a dynamics in a German lowland river using artificial neural networks and multiple linear regression approaches. Limnology 15(1): 47-56.
    • 26. Tao Tang, Naicheng Wu, Fengqing Li, Xiaocheng Fu and Qinghua Cai. 2013. Disentangling the roles of spatial and environmental variables in shaping benthic algal assemblages in rivers of central and northern China. Aquatic Ecology 47: 453-466.
    • 27. Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai and Nicola Fohrer. 2012. Development and evaluation of a diatom-based index of biotic integrity (D-IBI) for rivers impacted by run-of-river dams. Ecological Indicators 18: 108-117.
    • 28. Naicheng Wu, Britta Schmalz and Nicola Fohrer. 2012. Development and testing of a phytoplankton index of biotic integrity (P-IBI) for a German lowland river. Ecological Indicators 13(1): 158-167.
    • 29. Fengqing Li, Qinghua Cai, Xiaodong Qu, Tao Tang, Naicheng Wu, Xiaocheng Fu, Shugui Duan and Sonja C. Jähnig. 2012. Characterizing macroinvertebrate communities across China: Large-scale implementation of a self-organizing map. Ecological Indicators 23: 394-401.
    • 30. Naicheng Wu, Britta Schmalz and Nicola Fohrer. 2011. A comparison of phytoplankton assemblages generated by two sampling protocols in a lowland catchment, Germany. Annales de Limnologie / International Journal of Limnology 47(4): 313-323.
    • 31. Naicheng Wu, Britta Schmalz and Nicola Fohrer. 2011. Distribution of phytoplankton in a lowland river, Germany, in relation to environmental factors. Journal of Plankton Research 33(5): 807-820.
    • 32. Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Xiaocheng Fu, Wanxiang Jiang, Fengqing Li, Shuchan Zhou, Qinghua Cai and Nicola Fohrer. 2010. Impacts of cascade run-of-river dams on benthic diatoms in the Xiangxi River, China. Aquatic Sciences 72: 117-125.
    • 33. Naicheng Wu, Wanxiang Jiang, Xiaocheng Fu, Shuchan Zhou, Fengqing Li, Qinghua Cai and Nicola Fohrer. 2010. Temporal impacts of a small hydropower plant on benthic algal community. Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie 177(4): 257-266.
    • 34. Xiaodong Qu, Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Qinghua Cai and Young-Seuk Park. 2010. Effects of heavy metals on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in high mountain streams. Annales de Limnologie / International Journal of Limnology 46(4): 291-302.
    • 35. Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Shuchan Zhou, Xinghuan Jia, Daofeng Li, Ruiqiu Liu and Qinghua Cai. 2009. Changes in benthic algal communities following construction of a run-of-river dam. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(1): 69-79.
    • 36. Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Xiaodong Qu and Qinghua Cai. 2009. Spatial distribution of benthic algae in the Gangqu River, Shangrila, China. Aquatic Ecology 43: 37-49.
    • 37. Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Daofeng Li, Ruiqiu Liu, Ming Cao and Qinghua Cai. 2009. Benthic algal communities in Jinping reach of Yalong River and its main tributaries in relation to environmental variables. Acta Ecologica Sinica 29(4): 1697-1703. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 38. Naicheng Wu, Yaoyang Xu, Tao Tang, Wanxiang Jiang, Liang Huang, Daofeng Li and Qinghua Cai. 2008. Spatio-temporal pattern of phytoplankton in estuarial reach of Daqinghe river – inflow river of Dianchi Lake. Ecological Science 27(4): 212-216. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 39. Shuchan Zhou, Tao Tang, Naicheng Wu, Xiaocheng Fu and Qinghua Cai. 2008. Impacts of a small dam on riverine zooplankton. International Review of Hydrobiology 93: 297-311.
    • 40. Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai, Tao Tang and Xiaodong Qu. 2007. Benthic algae of the Gangqu River, Shangrila, China. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22 (1): 151-153.
    • 41. Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Shuchan Zhou, Xiaocheng Fu, Wanxiang Jiang, Fengqing Li and Qinghua Cai. 2007. Influence of cascaded exploitation of small hydropower on phytoplankton in Xiangxi River. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 18(5): 1091-1096. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 42. Liang Huang, Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Daofeng Li and Qinghua Cai. 2010. Enrichment and removal of nutrients in eutrophic water by aquatic macrophytes. China Environmental Science 30(Suppl.): 1-6.
    • 43. Xiaodong Qu, Yuan Zhang, Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang and Qinghua Cai. 2010. Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on the spatial distribution of macroinvertebrate communities in the Gangqu River of Shangrila. Research of Environmental Sciences 23(22): 304-311.
    • 44. Shuchan Zhou, Tao Tang, Naicheng Wu, Xiaocheng Fu, Wanxiang Jiang, Fengqing Li, Qinghua Cai. 2009. Impacts of cascaded small hydropower plants on microzooplankton in Xiangxi River, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica 29: 62-68.
    • 45. Xiaocheng Fu, Tao Tang, Wanxiang Jiang, Fengqing Li, Naicheng Wu, Shuchan Zhou, Qinghua Cai. 2008. Impacts of small hydropower plants on macroinvertebrate communities. Acta Ecologica Sinica 28(1): 45-52.
    • 46. Xiaocheng Fu, Naicheng Wu, Shuchan Zhou, Wanxiang Jiang, Fengqing Li, Qinghua Cai. 2008. Impacts of a small hydropower plant on macroinvertebrate habitat and an initial estimate for ecological water requirement of Xiangxi River. Acta Ecologica Sinica 28(5): 1942-1948. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 47. Xinghuan Jia, Naicheng Wu, Tao Tang, Qinghua Cai. 2008. Spatiotemporal variation of epilithic algae in Xiangxi River system. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 19(4): 881-886. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 48. Wanxiang Jiang, Qinghua Cai, Tao Tang, Naicheng Wu, Xiaocheng Fu, Fengqing Li, Ruiqiu Liu. 2008. Spatial distribution of macroinvertebrates in Xiangxi River. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 19(11): 2443-2448. (In Chinese with English abstract)
    • 49. Wanxiang Jiang, Tao Tang, Xinghuan Jia, Naicheng Wu, Shugui Duan, Daofeng Li, Qinghua Cai. 2008. Impacts of acid pyrite drainage on the macroinvertebrate community in Gaolan River. Acta Ecologica Sinica 28(10): 4805-4814. (In Chinese with English abstract)
  • Conference presentations

    • Kun Guo, Naicheng Wu and Tenna Riis. 2018. Incorporating trait and metacommunity theory into lake research under multiple stressors. International Society of Limnology (SIL). August 19-24, 2018, Nanjing, China.
    • Naicheng Wu, Hans Thodsen, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen and Tenna Riis. 2018. Flow regimes filter species traits of benthic diatom communities and modify the ecosystem function of lowland streams - a nationwide scale study. Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting. May 20-24, 2018, Detroit, USA.
    • Xiuming Sun, Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber and Nicola Fohrer. Hydrological variables play a remarkable role in temporal dynamics of daily sampled diatom community in a German lowland river. European Geosciences Union (EGU). April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.
    • Naicheng Wu, Yueming Qu, Björn Guse, Kristė Makarevičiūtė, Szewing To, Tenna Riis and Nicola Fohrer. 2017. HYDROLOGICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL VARIABLES INTERACT TO DETERMINE SPECIES, TRAIT COMPOSITION AND BETA DIVERSITY OF PELAGIC ALGAE. Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting. June 4-8, 2017, Raleigh, USA.
    • Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Xiuming Sun, Yueming Qu, Chao Wang, Snjezana Ivetic, Tenna Riis, Uta Ulrich and Nicola Fohrer. How to collect riverine diatom communities with an appropriate sampling frequency? International Society of Limnology. July 31-August 06, 2016, Torino, Italy.
    • Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Uta Ulrich, Nicola Fohrer. 2015. Responses of diatom communities to hydrological processes during rainfall events. European Geosciences Union (EGU). April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.
    • Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Uta Ulrich, Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Using diatoms for separation of tile drainage flow in a German lowland catchment. 23rd International Diatom Symposium. Sep. 7-12, 2014, Nanjing China.
    • Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Uta Ulrich, Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Diatoms as an indicator for tile drainage flow in a German lowland catchment. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM). May 18- 23, 2014, Portland Oregon, USA.
    • Naicheng Wu, Claas Faber, Uta Ulrich, Britta Schmalz, Nicola Fohrer. 2014. Diatoms as an indicator for tile drainage flow in a German lowland catchment. European Geosciences Union (EGU). April 27 – May 02, 2014, Vienna, Austria.
    • Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai, Nicola Fohrer. Using diatoms to evaluate the rivers influenced by run-of-river dams. Workshop on Processes in Yangtze River System – 10th Anniversary of Sino-German Cooperation. September 22-23, 2012, Shanghai, China.
    • Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai, Nicola Fohrer. Development and evaluation of a diatom-based index of biotic integrity (D-IBI) for rivers impacted by run-of-river dams. Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change (EcoChange) Conference. Oct., 2011, Lijiang, China.
    • Naicheng Wu, Qinghua Cai, Britta Schmalz, Nicola Fohrer. Using benthic diatom to assess ecological situations of Xiangxi River and two similar rivers. Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change (EcoChange) Conference. Sept., 2010, Kiel, Germany.
    • Naicheng Wu, Britta Schmalz, Nicola Fohrer. A comparison of two phytoplankton sampling methods. Tag der Hydrologie. March, 2010, Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Grants

    • PI, Collaborative projects of Aarhus University "Linking benthic algae community composition to stream hydrological regime and ecosystem functions " (2016-2017)
    • PI, EU-Marie Curie Fellowship "Developing a risk assessment system to evaluate the impacts of future land use and climate scenarios on aquatic ecosystems - an interdisciplinary model-based synthesis" (2016-2019)
    • PI, DFG project “Separating surface runoff from tile drainage flow in agricultural lowland catchments based on diatoms to improve modeled runoff components and phosphorous transport” (2013 – 2016)
  • Professional service activities

    • Foundation reviewer: Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA, Hungary), International Foundation for Science (IFS, Sweden), National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation (SSTE, Kazakhstan), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK), National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF, South Africa), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, Canada)
    • Journal reviewer: Algal Research, Applied Sciences, Austin Journal of Hydrology, Aquatic Botany, Aquatic Ecology, Acta Ecologica Sinica, British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Lake Science, Journal of Hydrology, Chiang Mai Journal of Science, Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, Ecological Indicators, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Science & Technology, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Global Journal of Ecology, Great Lakes Research, Hydrobiologia, Hydrological Processes, International Aquatic Research, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, International Journal of Water Sciences, International Review of Hydrobiology, Limnologica, Limnology, Marine and Freshwater Research, Microorganisms, PLOS One, Quaternary International, River Research and Applications, Science of the Total Environment, Scientific Reports, SEAMEO BIOTROP, Water, Water Research
    • Editorial board - Global Journal of Ecology (2017.11-) Limnological Review (2017.05-) Austin Journal of Hydrology (2014.04-) International Journal of Water Sciences (2013.05-)
  • Teaching activities

    • Summer School. 2009-2010, 2013-2019. Ecological state of the lake during restoration measures. Jun. 25-Jul. 09, Poznań and Wągrowiec, Poland (responsible for hydrology part).
    • Basics of Hydrology. 2014-2019 semester. Kiel University, Germany.
    • Integrated Management of River Basins. 2015-2018 semester. Kiel University, Germany (responsible for “Hydrobiological indicators”).
  • Courses taught

    • ENV106 Aquatic Field Skills
    • ENV301 FYP Final Year Project
    • ENV309 Fluvial Systems from headwaters to the coast
    • ENV312 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Professional memberships

    • International Society of Limnology (SIL) 2016~
    • Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) 2014~
    • Ecological Society of China (ESC) 2018~
  • Awards and honours

    • Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researcher, 2019-2021
    • Marie Curie COFUND Fellowship, 2016 - 2019
    • IGCS grant (Indo-German Centre for Sustainability), 2016
    • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship, 2008 - 2012, Ph.D. study
    • ERASMUS+ program of teaching mobility (8 times from 2014-2019)
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81889032
  • Email

    Naicheng.Wu@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    university building-room number: ES416
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123