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ZHOU Huaiyang
Chair Professor


Major in deep-sea geology/geochemistry and made a series of pioneering/innovative achievements and findings in deepsea for over 30 years. Served as chief or co-chief scientist in more than 10 national and international scientific cruises. was the first scientist to dive with China's HOV 7000m "Jiaolong" and as chief scientist to lead China's first basic research program (973) project in deep-sea. To date, published over 230 papers independently or in collaboration with others, with more than 90 papers published in SCI-indexed journals such as "Nature," "Nature Geoscience," "PNAS," and "Geology." Edited and Published 3 Chinese books and co-authored one published English monograph by the International Seabed Authority.

Current Main Research Interests:

1.  Geological/geochemical studies of oceanic crust/mantle and their application to understand deep-time planet tectonics.

2.  Enrichment Mechanisms of Metals (Fe, Mn and P etc.) in deepsea and their significance for Paleoceanography

3.  In-situ real-time observation in deep sea and the integration with evolved geologic past.

Educational Background

1978–1988: got Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Geology (renames as school of earth science later), Nanjing University

Professional Experience

July 1988 to May 1991: Postdoctorate in the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

June 1991 to February 2002: Senior Scientist, Deputy Director, and Director of the Marine Chemistry Department in the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration.

January 1992 to July 1993: Visiting Researcher at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, funded by the Humboldt Foundation.

November 1995 to October 1996: Visiting Scholar at the University of Hamburg and the Institute for Marine and Polar Research, Germany, funded by the German Government.

February 2002 to August 2008: Senior scietist and Deputy Director of the Extreme Environment Research Department in the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

August 2008 to June 2023: Distinguished Professor, and Tenured Professor in the School of Ocean and Earth Science / State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University.

July 2023 to Present: Chair Professor in the Department of Marine Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Supervisor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Branch (2007)

Expert with Outstanding Contributions to China's Oceans (2001, 2011)

National Outstanding Science and Technology Worker (2012-2016)

Shanghai Leading Talent (2013)

Shanghai "May 1st" Labor Medal (2014)

First Outstanding Teacher Award at Tongji University (2014)

National "May 1st" Labor Medal (2016)

Tongji University's Excellent Teacher in the Promotion of Morality and Integrity (2017)

Shanghai's Inspirational Figure of the Year (2019)

Tongji University's First "Outstanding" Graduate Student Supervision Team Exemplar (2021)


1. National 973 Program "Hydrothermal Ore Formation Processes and Sulphide Mining Area Prediction in the Southwest Indian Ocean Mid-Ocean Ridge."

2. National Natural Science Foundation Key Project "Research on the Changes in Hydrothermal Ecological Environment and Geochemical Constraints in the Juan de Fuca Ridge Endeavour Segment" (2006-2009).

3. National Natural Science Foundation Key Project "Origin and Historical Records of Ferromanganese Nodules/Crusts on the Deep-sea Seafloor in the South China Sea" (2015-2018).

4. State Oceanic Administration's Special Projects during the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" and "Fifteenth Five-Year Plan" periods, focusing on environmental research and more.

5. Publications


Featured publications (*Corresponding Author):

1.  Qian, Shengping,Salters, Vincent,McCoy-West, Alex J.,Wu, Jonny,Rose-Koga, Estelle F.,   Nichols, Alexander R. L.,Zhang, Le,Zhou, Huaiyang*,2022,Highly heterogeneous mantle caused by recycling of oceanic lithosphere from the mantle transition zone,EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS,DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117679

2.  Wang, Hu,Wang, Wenpeng,Liu, Meitong,Zhou, Huaiyang,Ellwood, Michael J.,Butterfield, David A.,Buck, Nathaniel J.,Resing, Joseph A.,2022,Iron ligands and isotopes in hydrothermal plumes over backarc volcanoes in the Northeast Lau Basin, Southwest Pacific Ocean,GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA,DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2022.09.026

3.  Xu, Naixiao,Zhang, Lingmin,Zhou, Huaiyang,Cheng, Hao,2021,Mosaic zircon petrochronology and implications for the ultra-slow spreading process of Southwest Indian Ridge,LITHOS,DOI:10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106052

4.  Qian, Shengping,Zhang, Xiaozhi,Wu, Jonny,Lallemand, Serge,Nichols, Alexander R. L.,   Huang, Chiyue,Miggins, Daniel P.,Zhou, Huaiyang*,2021,First identification of a Cathaysian continental fragment beneath the Gagua Ridge, Philippine Sea, and its tectonic implications,GEOLOGY,DOI: 10.1130/G48956.1

5.  Qian, Shengping,Gazel, Esteban,Nichols, Alexander R. L.,Cheng, Hao,Zhang, Le,Salters, Vincent J.,Li, Jie,Xia, Xiaoping,Zhou, Huaiyang*,2021,The Origin of Late Cenozoic Magmatism in the South China Sea and Southeast Asia,GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS,DOI 10.1029/2021GC009686

6.  Wang, Hu,Resing, Joseph A.,Yan, Qiaoyang,Buck, Nathaniel J.,Michael, Susanna M.,   Zhou, Haiyang*,Liu, Meitong,Walker, Sharon L.,Yang, Qunhui, Ji, Fuwu,2021,The characteristics of Fe speciation and Fe-binding ligands in the   Mariana back-arc hydrothermal plumes,GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA,DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2020.09.016

7.  Li, Haizhou,Yang, Qunhui,Zhou, Huaiyang*,2020,Niche Differentiation of Sulfate- and Iron-Dependent Anaerobic Methane Oxidation and Methylotrophic Methanogenesis in Deep Sea Methane Seeps,FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY,10.3389/fmicb.2020.01409

8.  Qian, Shengpin,Zhou, Huaiyang*,Zhang, Le,Cheng, Rong,2020,Mantle heterogeneity beneath the South China Sea: Chemical and isotopic evidence for contamination of ambient asthenospheric mantle,LITHOS,10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105335

9.  Ma, Qiang,Dick, Henry J. B.,Urann, Benjamin,Zhou, Huaiyang*,2020,Silica-Rich Vein Formation in an Evolving Stress Field, Atlantis Bank Oceanic Core Complex,GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS,10.1029/2019GC008795

10. Zhao, Yu,Xu, Ting,Law, Yu Sheung,Feng, Dong,Li, Niu,Xin, Renjie,Wang, Hu,Ji, Fuwu, Zhou, Huaiyang*,Qiu, Jian-Wen,2020,Ecological characterization of cold-seep epifauna in the South China Sea,DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS,10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103361

11. Tu, Xiaoxia,Zhou, Huaiyang*,Wang, Chonghui,Yang, Qunhui,Zhu, Benduo,2019,Basin-scale seawater lead isotopic character and its geological evolution indicated by Fe-Mn deposits in the SCS,MARINE GEORESOURCES & GEOTECHNOLOGY,10.1080/1064119X.2019.1637978

12. Li, Jiangtao, Su, Lei, Wang, Fang, Yang, Jingyu, Gu, Lingyuan, Sun, Mingxue, Li, Qiran, Zhou, Huaiyang*, Fang, Jiasong, 2019,Elucidating the biomineralization of low-temperature hydrothermal precipitates with varying Fe, Si contents: Indication from ultrastructure and microbiological analyses, DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103208

13. Wang H, Resing A Joseph, Yan Q, Buck N J, Michael S M, Zhou H*, 2020,The characteristics of Fe speciation and Fe-binding ligands in the Mariana back-arc hydrothermal plumes,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,Volume 38, Issue 7, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2020.09.016

14. Wang,Jixin; Zhou, Huaiyang*; Salters, VJM; Dick, HJB; Standish, JJ; Wang, CH; 2019, Trace Element and Isotopic Evidence for Recycled Lithosphere from Basalts from 48 to 53 degrees E, Southwest Indian Ridge,Journal of Petrology, DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egaa068

15. Yuan, Wei, Zhou, Huaiyang*,Yang, Zhenyu,Hein, James R,Yang, Qunhui,2020,Magnetite magnetofossils record biogeochemical remnant magnetization in hydrogenetic ferromanganese crusts,Geology,DOI:10.1130/G46881.1     

16. Hu Wang, Qiaoyang Yan, Qunhui Yang, Fuwu Ji, Kuo Hong Wong, Huaiyang Zhou*, 2019,The Size Fractionation and Speciation of Iron in the Longqi Hydrothermal Plumes on the Southwest Indian Ridge,Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI:10.1029/2018JC014713

17. Wang, Jixin; Zhou, Huaiyang*; Salters, Vincent; Liu, Yang; Sachi-Kocher, Afi; Dick, Henry, 2019, Mantle melting variation and refertilization beneath the Dragon Bone amagmatic segment (53 degrees E SWIR): Major and trace element compositions of peridotites at ridge flanks,  LITHOS, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.11.014

18. Anyang Pan, Qunhui Yang, Huaiyang Zhou*, Fuwu Ji, Hu Wang, Richard D.Pancost, 2018, Geochemical impacts of hydrothermal activity on surface deposits at the Southwest Indian Ridge,  Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers     , DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.05.009

19. Fuwu Ji, Huaiyang Zhou*, Qunhui Yang, Hang Gao, Hu Wang, Marvin D. Lilleyb,2017,Geochemistry of hydrothermal vent fluids and its implications for subsurface processes at the active Longqi hydrothermal field, Southwest Indian Ridge,Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.02.001 

20. Wei Yuan, Huaiyang Zhou*, et al Wei Yuan, Huaiyang Zhou, Zhenyu Yang, James R. Hein, Qunhui Yang, 2017,Magnetite magnetofossils record biogeochemical remanent magnetization in hydrogenetic ferromanganese crusts       Geology,Scientific Reports, 7(1), DOI: 10.1130/G46881.1

21. Jiangtao Li, Jiamei Cui, Qunhui Yang, Guojie Cui, Bingbing Wei, Zijun Wu, Yong Wang and Huaiyang Zhou*,2017,Oxidative Weathering and Microbial Diversity of an Inactive Seafloor Hydrothermal Sulfide Chimney,Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01378     

22. ZiJun Wu, Huaiyang Zhou, DeZhang Ren, Hang Gao & JiangTao Li,2016,Quantifying the sources of dissolved inorganic carbon within the sulfate-methane transition zone in nearshore sediments of Qi’ao Island, Pearl River Estuary, Southern China,   Science China Earth Science  ,DOI: 10.1007/s11430-016-0057-0

23. Anyang Pan, Qunhui Yang, Huaiyang Zhou*, Fuwu Ji, Hu Wang, Richard D.Pancostb,2016,A diagnostic GDGT signature for the impact of hydrothermal activity on surface deposits at the Southwest Indian Ridge,Organic Geochemistry, DOI:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.07.001

24. Zijun Wu, Dezhang Ren, Huaiyang Zhou, Hang Gao, Jiangtao Li,2016,Sulfate reduction and formation of iron sulfide minerals in nearshore sediments from Qi'ao Island, Pearl River Estuary, Southern China,Quaternary International, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.06.003

25. Hao Cheng, Huaiyang Zhou, Qunhui Yang, Lingmin Zhang, Fuwu Ji & Henry Dick,2016,Jurassic zircons from the Southwest Indian Ridge,Scientific Reports,DOI:10.1038/srep26260   

26. Changgui Gao, Henry J.B.Dick, Yang Liu, Huaiyang Zhou,2016,Melt Extraction and Mantle Source at a Southwest Indian Ridge Dragon Bone Amagmatic Segment on the Marion Rise,Lithos,DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.12.007

27. Guanghong Liao, Beifeng Zhou, Chujin Liang, Huaiyang Zhou,Tao Ding, Yuan Wang, Changming Dong,2015,Moored observation of abyssal flow and temperature near a hydrothermal vent on the Southwest Indian Ridge,Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans,       DOI:10.1002/2015JC011053

28. Huiqiang Yao, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiaotong Peng & Gaowen He,2015,     Sr isotopes and REEs geochemistry of anhydrites from L vent black smoker chimney, East Pacific Rise 9°N–10°N"     ,Journal of Earth Science, DOI: 10.1007/s12583-015-0545-8 

29. Haizhou Li, Qunhui Yang, Jian Li, Hang Gao, Ping Li & Huaiyang Zhou,2015,The impact of temperature on microbial diversity and AOA activity in the Tengchong Geothermal Field, China,Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep17056

30. Dong Feng, Ming Cheng, Steffen Kiel, Jian-Wen Qiu, Qunhui Yang, Huaiyang Zhou, Yongbo Peng, Duofu Chen,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, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.06.011    

31. Hu Wang, Huaiyang Zhou*, Qunhui Yang, Marvin D. Lilley, Jialin Wu, Fuwu Ji,2015,Development and application of a gas chromatography method for simultaneously measuring H2 and CH4 in hydrothermal plume samples,Limnology and Oceanography, Methods, DOI:10.1002/lom3.10061

32.  Jiangtao Li, Huaiyang Zhou, Jiasong Fang, Zijun Wu & Xiaotong Peng,2015,Microbial Distribution in a Hydrothermal Plume of the Southwestern Indian Ridge,Geomicrobiology

33.  Zijun Wu, Huaiyang Zhou*, Dezhang Ren, Hang Gao, Jiangtao Li,2015,Processes controlling the seasonal and spatial variations in sulfate profiles in the pore water of the sediments surrounding Qi'ao Island, Pearl River Estuary, Southern China,Continental Shelf Research, DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2015.02.001

34.  Henry J. B. Dick & Huaiyang Zhou*,2015,Ocean rises are products of variable mantle composition, temperature and focused melting,Nature Geoscience, DOI:10.1038/NGEO2318

35. Feng Lu, Huaiyang Zhou*, Xiaotong Peng, Jiguang Yue, Pinxian Wang. Technical preparation and prototype development for long-term cabled seafloor observatories in Chinese marginal seas. // Favali P, Beranzoli L, Santis A. Berlin. Seafloor observatories: A new vision of the Earth from the Abyss. Springer, 2015: 503-530

36. Jiangtao Li, Huaiyang Zhou*, Jiasong Fang, Yannan Sun, Shamik Dasgupta,2014,Microbial distribution in different spatial positions within the walls of a black sulfide hydrothermal chimney,Marine Ecology Progress Series,DOI:10.3354/meps10841   

37. Zijun Wu, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiaotong Peng, Jiangtao Li & Guangqian Chen,2014,Rates of bacterial sulfate reduction and their response to experimental temperature changes in coastal sediments of Qi’ao Island, Zhujiang River Estuary in China,Acta Oceanologica Sinica -English Edition-    DOI:10.1007/s13131-014-0458-x

38. Jiwei Li, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Jiangtao Li, Zhilei Sun & Shun Chen,2014,Microbial Communities in Semi-consolidated Carbonate Sediments of the Southwest Indian Ridge,The Journal of Microbiology, DOI:10.1007/s12275-014-3133-1

39. Jiangtao Li, Yannan Sun, Jiasong Fang, Wei Xie, Xiaotong Peng, Liang Dong, Zijun Wu & Huaiyang Zhou*,2014,Aerobic and Anaerobic Ammonia-Oxidizing Microorganisms in Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Fe-Si-rich Precipitates of the Southwestern Pacific Ocean,Geomicrobiology, DOI:10.1080/01490451.2013.802397 

40. X. Peng, H. Xu, B. Jones, S. Chen, H. Zhou,2013,Silicified virus-like nanoparticles in an extreme thermal environment: Implications for the preservation of viruses in the geological record,Geobiology, DOI:10.1111/gbi.12052

41. Zijun Wu, Huaiyang Zhou*, Shuai Zhang, Yang Liu,2013,Using Rn-222 to estimate submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) and the associated nutrient fluxes into Xiangshan Bay, East China Sea,Marine Pollution Bulletin, DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.05.024

42. Jiwei Li, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Jiangtao Li, Zhilei Sun,2013,Molecular evidence for microorganisms participating in Fe, Mn, and S biogeochemical cycling in two low-temperature hydrothermal fields at the Southwest Indian Ridge,Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, DOI:10.1002/jgrg.20057    

43. Huaiyang Zhou & Henry J. B. Dick,2013,Thin crust as evidence for depleted mantle supporting the Marion Rise,Nature, DOI:10.1038/nature11842

44. Zhiqiang Chen, Huaiyang Zhou, H. Yao, Yang Liu, Qunhui Yang, Jiejin Li, Jiwei Li, Zhilei Sun,2013,THE INFLUENCE OF MAGMATIC PROCESS AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION ON THE GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ABYSSAL PERIDOTITES,Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology       DOI:10.3724/SP.J.1140.2013.05073

45. YANG, Qunhui ; LI, Mujun ; YANG, Shengxiong ; ZHU, Benduo ; JI, Fuwu ; WANG, Hu ; ZHOU, Huaiyang*,2013,GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF SURFACE SEDIMENTS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH CHINA SEA AND TRANSPORT TREND ANALYSIS    Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology, DOI:10.3724/SP.J.1140.2013.06001

46. Feng Lu, Huaiyang Zhou, Jiguang Yue, Xiaotong Peng, Bin He, Zhengwei Wu. Design of an undersea power system for the East China Sea experimental cabled seafloor observatory. MTS/IEEE Oceans, 2013

47. ZhiLei Sun, HuaiYang Zhou*, QunHui Yang, XiJie Yin, Hu Wang, HuiQiang Yao & CongFang Dong,2012,Growth model of a hydrothermal low-temperature Si-rich chimney: Example from the CDE hydrothermal field, Lau Basin,Science China Earth Science, DOI:10.1016/j.marchem.2012.02.009  

48. Hu Wang, Qunhui Yang, Fuwu Ji, Marvin D.Lilley, HuaiYang Zhou*,2012,The geochemical characteristics and Fe(II) oxidation kinetics of hydrothermal plumes at the Southwest Indian Ridge,Marine Chemistry, DOI:10.1016/j.marchem.2012.02.009  

49. Jiangtao Li, HuaiYang Zhou*, Xiaotong Peng, Zijun Wu, Shun Chen, Jiasong Fang,2012,Microbial diversity and biomineralization in low-temperature hydrothermal iron-silica-rich precipitates of the Lau Basin hydrothermal field,FEMS Microbiology Ecology, DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01367.x

50. Jiwei Li, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Jiangtao Li, Shun Chen, Zijun Wu, Huiqiang Yao,2012,Characteristics and source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the surface hydrothermal sediments from two hydrothermal fields of the Central Indian and Mid-Atlantic Ridges,Geochemical journal,DOI:10.2343/geochemj.1.0150 

51. Zhilei Sun, HuaiYang Zhou*, G.P.Glasby, Qunhui Yang, Xijie Yin, Jiwei Li, Zhiqiang Chen,2012,Formation of Fe-Mn-Si oxide and nontronite deposits in hydrothermal fields on the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin,Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, DOI:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.08.011

52. Zhiqiang Chen,Huai-yang Zhou,Yang Liu,Qun-hui Yang, Ji-wei Li &Henry J.B. Dick,2012,Influence of igneous processes and serpentinization on geochemistry of the Logatchev Massif harzburgites (14°45′N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge), and comparison with global abyssal peridotites,International Geology Review, DOI:10.1080/00206814.2012.704674 

53. Xiaotong Peng, Shun Chen, Huaiyang Zhou, Lixue Zhang, Zijun Wu, Jiangtao Li, Jiwei Li, Hengchao Xu,2011,Diversity of biogenic minerals in low-temperature Si-rich deposits from a newly discovered hydrothermal field on the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge,Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, DOI:10.1029/2011JG001691

54. Zhilei Sun, Huaiyang Zhou*, Qunhui Yang, Zhixue Sun, Shenxu Bao, Huiqiang Yao,2011,Hydrothermal Fe–Si–Mn oxide deposits from the Central and South Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin,Applied Geochemistry, DOI:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.04.008

55. Xiaotong Peng, Jiwei Li, Huaiyang Zhou*, Zijun Wu, JiangtaoLi, Shun Chen, Huiqiang Yao,2011,Characteristics and source of inorganic and organic compounds in the sediments from two hydrothermal fields of the Central Indian and Mid-Atlantic Ridges,Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, DOI:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.03.005     

56. Jiwei Li, Huaiyang Zhou*, Xiaotong Peng, Meiyan Fu, Zhiqiang Chen, Huiqiang Yao,2011,Abundance and distribution of fatty acids within the walls of an active deep-sea sulfide chimney,Journal of Sea Research, DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2011.01.005

57. Hang Gao, Frank Schreiber, Gavin Collins, Marlene M Jensen, Olivera Svitlica, Joel E Kostka, Gaute Lavik, Dirk de Beer, Huai-yang Zhou, Marcel M M Kuypers,2011,Aerobic denitrification in permeable Wadden Sea sediments,The ISME Journal, DOI:10.1038/ismej.2009.127

58. Hu Wang , Qunhui Yang, Fuwu Ji, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiang Xue,2011,Determination of tracer gas contents in sediment pore water of gas hydrate area by two-dimensional gas chromatography,Chinese journal of chromatography, DOI:10.3724/S.P.J.1123.2011.00070

59. Feng Lu, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiaotong Peng, Jiguang Yue, Bin He, et al. Development of an undersea science node for cabled ocean observatories. MTS/IEEE Oceans, 2011

60. Feng Lu, Jiguang Yue, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou. Critical infrastructure of long-term real-time cabled ocean observatory networks. CET, 2011

61. Bangchun Wu, Yunshi Xiao, Jiguang Yue, Feng Lu, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou. Design of a high precision conductivity measurement system. International Conference of Electronics, Information, and Control Engineering, 2011

62. Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou*, Jiangtao Li, Jiwei Li, Shun Chen, Huiqiang Yao, Zijun Wu,2010,Intracellular and extracellular mineralization of a microbial community in the Edmond Deep-Sea Vent field environment,Sedimentary Geology, DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2010.06.003      

63. Xiaotong PENG, Huaiyang ZHOU*,Huiqiang YAO,Jiangtao LI,Zijun WU,2010,Ultrastructural Evidence for a Novel Accumulation of Ca in a Microbial Mat from a Slight Acidic Hot Spring,Acta Geologica Sinica -English Edition, DOI:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00191.x

64. Bangchun Wu, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Yunshi Xiao, Feng Lu, Zhengwei Wu. Development of a deep-sea chemical analyzer for in-situ anion measurement. MTS/IEEE Oceans, 2010

65. Huaiyang Zhou, Xijie Yin, Qunhui Yang, Hu Wang, Zijun Wu, Shenxu Bao,2009,Distribution, source and flux of methane in the western Pearl River Estuary and northern South China Sea,Marine Chemistry, DOI:10.1016/j.marchem.2009.07.011  

66. Hui-Qiang Yao, Huai-Yang Zhou*, Xiao-Tong Peng, Shen-Xu Bao, Zi-Jun Wu, Jiang-Tao Li, Zhi-Lei Sun, Zhi-Qiang Chen, Ji-Wei Li, Guang-Qian Chen,2009,Metal sources of black smoker chimneys, Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Pb isotope constraints,Applied Geochemistry, DOI:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.07.010    

67. Lijing Jiang, Yanping Zheng, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Chuanlun Zhang, Xiang Xiao, Fengping Wang,2009,Vertical distribution and diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in the Pearl River estuarine sediments, Southern China,FEMS Microbiology Ecology, DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00758.x

68. Huaiyang Zhou, Jiangtao Li, Xiaotong Peng, Jun Meng, Fengping Wang, Yuncan Ai,2009,Microbial diversity of a sulfide black smoker in Main Endeavour hydrothermal vent field, Juan de Fuca Ridge,The Journal of Microbiology, DOI:10.1007/s12275-008-0311-z

69. Tang S, Zhou HY, Peng XT, Jiang L., Wu ZJ & Lin R C,2009,Changes in major carbon components during a fertilization experiment with surface water from the central Indian Ocean, Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 

70. Wang, Fengping ; Zhou, Huaiyang; Meng, Jun; Zhang, Chuanlun; Zhou, Jizhong; Xie, Wei; Xu, Anlong; Zhou, Ning; Xiao, Xiang,2009,Metagenomics assisted investigations of the metabolic diversities of microbial communities in the chimneys at Juan de Fuca Ridge,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta      

71. Shufang Wang, Xiang Xiao, Lijing Jiang, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Jun Meng, Fengping Wang,2009,Diversity and Abundance of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Hydrothermal Vent Chimneys of the Juan de Fuca Ridge,Applied and Environmental Microbiology, DOI:10.1128/AEM.01761-08

72. Xia Ding, Wei-Jun Yang, Hang Min, Xiao-Tong Peng, Huai-Yang Zhou, Zhen-Mei Lu,2009,Isolation and characterization of a new strain of Methanothermobacter marburgensis DX01 from hot springs in China,Anaerobe, DOI:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.04.001  

73. Fengping Wang, Huaiyang Zhou, Jun Meng, Xiaotong Peng, Lijing Jiang, Ping Sun, Chuanlun Zhang, Joy D Van Nostrand, Ye Deng, Zhili He, Liyou Wu, Jizhong Zhou, Xiang Xiao,2009,GeoChip-based analysis of metabolic diversity of microbial communities at the Juan de Fuca Ridge hydrothermal vent,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI:10.1073/pnas.0810418106

74. Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Huiqiang Yao, Jiangtao Li & Zijun Wu,2009,Ultrastructural evidence for iron accumulation within the tube of Vestimentiferan Ridgeia piscesae,BioMetals, DOI:10.1007/s10534-009-9216-5 

75. Jiang Lei, Zhou Huaiyang, Peng Xiaotong, Ding Zhonghao,2009,The use of microscopy techniques to analyze microbial biofilm of the bio-oxidized chalcopyrite surface,Minerals Engineering    , DOI:10.1016/j.mineng.2008.03.012

76. Wanghu, Zhou Huaiyang* , Peng Xiaotong et al.,2009,Denitrification in Qi ' ao Island coastal zone, the Zhujiang Estuary in China,Acta Oceanologica Sinica -English Edition

77. Zijun Wu, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiaotong Peng, Nan Jia, Yuhong Wang & Linxi Yuan,2008,Anaerobic oxidation of methane in coastal sediment from Guishan Island (Pearl River Estuary), South China Sea,Journal of Earth System Science,  DOI:10.1007/s12040-008-0078-y

78. Jun Meng , Fengping Wang, Feng Wang, Yanping Zheng, Xiaotong Peng, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiang Xiao,2008,An uncultivated crenarchaeota contains functional bacteriochlorophyll a synthase,The ISME Journal, DOI:10.1038/ismej.2008.85 

79. Fuwu Ji, Huaiyang Zhou*, Qunhui Yang,2008,The Abiotic Formation of Hydrocarbons from Dissolved CO2 Under Hydrothermal Conditions with Cobalt-Bearing Magnetite,Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, DOI:10.1007/s11084-008-9124-7 

80. Lei Jiang, Huaiyang Zhou, Xiaotong Peng, Zhonghao Ding,2008,Bio-oxidation of galena particles by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans,Particuology, DOI:10.1016/j.partic.2007.11.004

81. YIN Xijie,ZHOU Huaiyang*,YANG Qunhui,WANG Hu,CHEN Jian,2008,The evidence for the existence of methane seepages in the northern South China Sea: abnormal high methane concentration in bottom waters,ACTA OCEANOLOGICA SINICA

82. Bao, Shen-Xu ; Zhou, Huai-Yang* ; Peng, Xiao-Tong ; Ji, Fu-Wu ; Yao, Hui-Qiang,2008,Geochemistry of REE and yttrium in hydrothermal fluids from the Endeavour segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge,Geochemical journal, DOI:10.2343/geochemj.42.359

83. Peng XiaoTong, Zhou HuaiYang, Tang Song, Yao HuiQiang, Jiang Lei & Wu ZiJun,2008,Early-stage mineralization of hydrothermal tubeworms: New insights into the role of microorganisms in the process of mineralization,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-007-0517-1    

84. Peng XiaoTong, Zhou HuaiYang, Yao HuiQiang, Li JiangTao, Tang Song, Jiang Lei & Wu ZiJun,2007,Microbe-related precipitation of iron and silica in the Edmond deep-sea hydrothermal vent field on the Central Indian Ridge,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-007-0523-3

85. Jiang Lei, Zhou HuaiYang & Peng XiaoTong,2007,Bio-oxidation of pyrite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-007-0352-4  

86. Zhou HuaiYang, Wu ZiJun, Peng XiaoTong, Jiang Lei & Tang Song,2007,Detection of methane plumes in the water column of Logatchev hydrothermal vent field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-007-0285-y    

87. Wu HuaiChao, Chen Ying, Yang CanJun, Zhang JiaFan, Zhou HuaiYang, Peng XiaoTong & Ji FuWu,2007,Mechatronic integration and implementation of in situ multipoint temperature measurement for seafloor hydrothermal vent,Science in China Series E Technological Sciences,   DOI:10.1007/s11431-007-0013-5

88. Wu GuangHai, Zhou HuaiYang, Zhang HaiSheng, Ling HongFei, Ma Weilin, Zhao HongQiao, Chen JianLin & Liu JieHong,2007,New index of ferromanganese crusts reflecting oceanic environmental oxidation,Science in China Series D Earth Sciences, DOI:10.1007/s11430-007-2011-7

89. Fengping Wang, Huaiyang Zhou, Jun Meng, Xiaotong Peng, Lijing Jiang, Ping Sun, Chuanlun Zhang, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Ye Deng, Zhili He, Liyou Wu, Jizhong Zhou, Xiang Xiao and David M. Karl,2007,The metabolic diversity and dynamics of deep-sea hydrothermal vent microbial communities revealed by molecular approaches,Journal of China University of Geosciences  

90. Jiang Lei, Zhou HuaiYang & Peng XiaoTong,2007,Preliminary study on bio-oxidation of pyrite by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans,Acta Mineralogica Sinica, DOI:10.16461/j.cnki.1000-4734.2007.01.00

91. Peng XiaoTong, Zhou HuaiYang, Wu ZhiJun, Jiang Lei, Tang Song, Yao HuiQiang & Chen GuangQian,2007,Biomineralization of phototrophic microbes in silica-enriched hot springs in South China,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-007-0042-2 

92. Wu Zijun, Zhou Huaiyang*, Peng Xiaotong & Chen Guangqian,2006,Anaerobic oxidation of methane: Geochemical evidence from pore-water in coastal sediments of Qi’ao Island (Pearl River Estuary), southern China,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1007/s11434-006-2064-6

93. Peng Xiaotong & Zhou Huaiyang*,2005,Growth history of hydrothermal chimneys at EPR 9-10°N: A structural and mineralogical study,Science in China Series D Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1360/04yd0029

94. Zunli Lu, Hongfei Ling, Feng Zhou, Shaoyong Jiang, Xiaoming Chen, Huaiyang Zhou,2005,Variation of the Fe/Mn ratio of ferromanganese crusts from the Central North Pacific: implication for paleoclimate changes,Progress in Natural Science     

95. Bing Lu, Ronghua Chen, Huaiyang Zhou, Zipan Wang, Jianfang Chen & Chun Zhu,2005,Oceanic environmental changes of subarctic Bering Sea in recent 100 years: Evidence from molecular fossils,Science in China Series D Earth Sciences, DOI:10.1360/03yd0422

96. Hong-Fei Ling, Shao-Yong Jiang, Martin Frank, Huai-Yang Zhou, Feng Zhou, Zun-Li Lu, Xiao-Ming Chen, Yao-Hui Jiang, Cheng-Dong Ge,2005,Differing controls over the Cenozoic Pb and Nd isotope evolution of deepwater in the central North Pacific Ocean,Earth and Planetary Science Letters,    DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.12.009

97. Qunhui Yang & Huaiyang Zhou*,2004,Bioturbation in near-surface sediments from the COMRA Polymetallic Nodule Area: Evidence from excess 210 Pb measurements,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1360/04wd0034

98.  Huai-yang Zhou, Xiao-tong Peng, Jian-ming Pan,2004,Distribution, Source and Enrichment of Some Chemical Elements in Sediments of the Pearl River Estuary, China,Continental Shelf Research,    DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2004.06.012

99.  Zheng Libo, Ye Ying & Zhou Huaiyang,2004,Phosphorus forms in sediments of the East China Sea and its environmental significance,Journal of Geographical Sciences, DOI:10.1007/BF02873098    

100.  Zhou Huaiyang, Peng Xiaotong & Pan Jianming,2004,Geochemical characteristics and sources of some chemical components in sediments of Zhujiang (Pearl) River Estuary,Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, DOI:10.1007/BF02842798 

101. Hu Wenxuan, Jin Zhijun, Yao Suping, Lu Xiancai, Chen Zhilin, Zhang Linye, Zhang Xuejun & Zhou Huaiyang,2002,Discovery of low-mature hydrocarbon in manganese nodules and ooze from the Central Pacific deep sea floor,Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:10.1360/02tb9210

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