Wen-Tao Li

Wen-Tao Li
Ocean University of China | OUC · Department of Marine Fisheries

PhD

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September 2010 - present
Ocean University of China
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (67)
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The sexual reproduction of annual and perennial Zostera marina was investigated in Moon Lake, Shandong, China. Based on the disturbance and stress regimes, the Z. marina beds were classified into five types: intertidal annual (IA) and perennial (IP) eelgrass patches, subtidal patch area (PA), meadow margin (MM) and meadow center (MC). Seed dispersa...
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We subjected shoots of eelgrass Zostera marina to different combinations of planting density [300 (control), 450, 600, 750, 900 shoots m⁻²] and sediment fertilization [0 (control), 35, 70, 105, 140 g m⁻²] for 6 weeks under controlled conditions. We measured eelgrass responses in terms of survivorship, growth, productivity, leaf pigmentation and car...
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Low salinity generally promotes the growth and propagation of temperate seagrasses, but the appropriate range is unclear. We subjected shoots of eelgrass Zostera marina to different salinity levels [10, 15, 20, 25, 30 PSU (control)] for 6 weeks under controlled laboratory conditions. We measured eelgrass responses in terms of survivorship, growth,...
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Increased water temperature is considered an important cause of the loss of seagrass beds. This paper quantified the interactive influence of different combinations of water temperature and duration on the responses of Zostera marina plants in terms of survivorship, morphology, growth and physiology. The LT50 (lethal temperature that caused an incr...
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Prolongation of light duration is one of the effective methods to improve the current seagrass propagation technique. We subjected plants of eelgrass Zostera marina to different prolonged light durations [0 (control), 2, 4, 6, 8 h d−1] for 6 weeks under controlled laboratory conditions. We measured plant response in terms of survivorship, growth, p...
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Surfgrass Phyllospadix iwatensis has been declining in the past decades. Transplantation is considered to be the best option to restore the degraded surfgrass beds due to its low seed production. To develop a surfgrass transplanting strategy to increase transplant survival rate and also to minimize damage to donor beds when harvesting transplants,...
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The effects of multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors on the functional trait composition and diversity of marine macrobenthic communities in Laoshan Bay were investigated using biological trait analysis (BTA). Seven traits, including 27 trait modalities and four functional diversity indices (functional richness, functional even-ness, functio...
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Increased water turbidity is considered a primary cause of the loss of seagrass meadows. This paper first quantified the interactive influence of different combinations of turbidity and duration on the responses of Zostera marina plants in terms of survivorship, morphology and growth. The recovery potential of Z. marina plants, as well as the degre...
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As seagrasses are not available with commercial nursery stocks, the removal of a large amount of plant materials may damage donor populations. We evaluated the recovery of the eelgrass Zostera marina following the removal of entire plant patches (0.01–0.49 m²) at the edge and interior of an eelgrass bed in Rongcheng Bay, Shandong Peninsula, China,...
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Sperm competition, as the last form of male competition prior to fertilization, is an important component in the reproductive and evolutionary biology of polyandrous species. Golden cuttlefish (Sepia esculenta) is a commercially important annual cephalopod, in which females often mate with multiple males during their mating season and maintain viab...
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In this study, a protective seed core method for planting seeds of the common eelgrass Zostera marina was developed and evaluated through laboratory and field experiments. We studied the suitable desiccation period of the protective seed cores, and their effect on seed germination and seedling establishment in a laboratory experiment. New patches e...
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Surfgrass Phyllospadix iwatensis is the dominant seagrass species in the coastal area of Mashanli, which lies at the east end of Shandong Peninsula, China. To our surprise, some Zostera marina and Zostera caespitosa patches have been recently found adjoining the surfgrass meadows. How the two Zostera species adapt to the high-energy habitats where...
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Iron is recognized as an efficient method to alleviate sulfide stress. This study tested the response of Zostera marina plants to different levels of sedimentary sulfides (100.0-818.7 μmol L-1) and iron inputs (590.0-825.3 μg L-1) in a field experiment performed over an eighty-day period. We measured plant responses in terms of shoot density and pl...
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Sulfide and hypoxia threaten marine organisms in various ways. Anadara broughtonii, a commercial marine bivalve in China which has great potential exposure to sulfide and hypoxia, was selected to test the responses to these stresses. Digital gene expression profile (DGE) analysis was performed on the juveniles’ gills after exposed to normal conditi...
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Although previous studies have shown that salinity exposure affects shrimp respiration, little is known of the properties and variation of anaerobic and aerobic metabolism in tissues, and in particular of the relationship between energy metabolism and shrimp locomotion. To examine the relationship between energy metabolism and locomotor variation d...
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Low survival and growth are the major problems in intensive culture of the Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis. We used net-chasing training to simulate predator-like threat to improve the survival and growth of F. chinensis reared at high stocking densities (up to 240 individuals m ⁻² ). The shrimps were trained three times a day under four ch...
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The present study aimed to assess the utilization of three seagrasses (Zostera marina, Z. japonica, and Z. caespitosa) along the eastern coast of the Shandong Peninsula as bioindicators of heavy metal pollution. Heavy metal concentrations (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn) were investigated in the sediments and in the aboveground and belowground tissues of se...
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We explored stroke behaviour, energy sources, and their related metabolic enzymes during multi-intensity swimming and tail-flipping at low- and high-intensity modes in Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis. In swimming, shrimp were encouraged to swim at velocities of 3, 6, 9 cm s⁻¹ for 200 min (low-intensity), and at 12, 15, 18 cm s⁻¹ until fatig...
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To characterize the locomotor behaviors and their relation with physiological regulation in Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis, animals were held at approximately 6.0 (normoxia), 4.5, and 3.0 mg L⁻¹ dissolved oxygen (DO) for 1 day (acute) and 15 days (chronic), after which the swimming and tail-flipping abilities, and the activities of key enz...
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This study tested the responses of leaves and root-rhizomes of eelgrass Zostera marina plants to iron additions in a two-compartment system which allowed the separation of the root-rhizome portion from the stems and leaves. We subjected whole Z. marina plants to seawater containing 500 μg l⁻¹ Fe (reference seawater) and 700 μg l⁻¹ Fe in the leaf an...
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Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum is one of the most economically important marine clams and marine aquaculture species in China. It has a strong phenotypic plasticity and there are some morphological variations among different geographical groups. Based on measured data, regression equations of the shell length (SL) and shell height (SH), shell...
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Locomotion is considered a fundamental property defining the fitness of animals. Shrimp locomotion includes walking, swimming, and tail-flipping. Little is known about the locomotive ability of juvenile shrimp. We studied the acute effects of key environmental factors on the ability of swimming and tail-flipping of juvenile Chinese shrimp Fennerope...
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Seed dispersal plays an important role in the spread of eelgrass (Zostera marina). In order to study the temporal and spatial patterns of eelgrass seed dispersal in Moon Lake, Shandong, China, a continuous eelgrass meadow without outlying patches in a subtidal area was selected and assumed as the source of seed dispersal in the experiment. A square...
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Epiphytic fauna community structure is mainly determined by macro-scale environmental characteristics (e.g., water motion), whereas the influences of, and interaction with, micro-scale habitat-forming species are not well known. In order to explore the effects of water motion and functional macroalgal group on the community structure of epiphytic f...
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根据2015年4月至2017年1月于崂山湾人工鱼礁区地笼网和延绳钓捕获的279尾星康吉鳗样本,从胃含物组成、食性类型、摄食等级、营养生态位和营养级等方面对其摄食生态进行研究,同时结合海区许氏平鲉、大泷六线鱼、斑头鱼、褐菖鲉、花鲈等9种鱼类的胃含物分析结果,构建人工鱼礁区鱼类关键种的简化食物网模型.食性研究结果表明: 星康吉鳗共摄食7类30余种饵料,虾类是其最主要的饵料类群,其次为鱼类和头足类,大泷六线鱼、方氏云鳚、鹰爪虾、玉筋鱼和日本鼓虾等是其优势饵料.星康吉鳗的饵料生物组成随肛长和季节发生显著变化.四季均以鱼类和虾类为主,春季胃含物中包括头足类,秋季包括头足类和蟹类,冬季亦有蟹类出现.肛长≤120 mm的星康吉鳗主要摄食鱼卵和鹰爪虾,120~130 mm肛长组主要摄食玉筋鱼和日本鼓虾,肛长...
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Fertilized eggs of Sebastes schlegelii, Sebastes pachycephalus and Sebastes hubbsi are morphologically similar under stereomicroscope. However, under the scanning electron microscope, significant differences in the ultrastructures of the egg surface among the three species were observed, and herein, a taxonomic key was proposed for future applicati...
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We subjected transplants of eelgrass (Zostera marina) to different substrate media (high-silted soil, akadama soil, peat soil, humus soil, pond soil and natural sediment) for over 25 days under controlled laboratory conditions. Subsequently, an 80-day field transplantation experiment was conducted to assess the establishment success of transplants...
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Many important processes for Seagrass ecology depend on leaf age. Through biweekly census, from April to November 2015, seasonal variation in leaf age structure of the Eelgrass Zostera marina L. was studied in Swan Lake of Shandong Peninsula, China by examining density, dimensions and biomass of shoots relative to leaf ages. In addition, we examine...
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Shrimp locomotion includes walking, swimming, and tail-flipping, all essential for survival. Understanding the pathway and use of energy during different modes of locomotion is important in understanding the strategy and evolution of locomotion. We explored the mechanisms of energy supply during swimming and tail-flipping locomotion modes in the wh...
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Sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus stock enhancement by releasing hatchery-produced seeds is a management tool used to recover its population under natural environmental conditions. To assess the suitability of releasing sites, we examined the microbiota of the gut contents of A. japonicus from two populations (one in sandy-muddy seagrass beds and...
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Iron (Fe) is an essential nutrient for plants but toxic at high concentrations. We subjected seedlings and young plants of eelgrass Zostera marina to different seawater iron concentrations (500, 600, 700, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 μg/L) for 30 days under controlled laboratory conditions. Natural seawater without added iron (500 μg/L) was used as referen...
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To assess the fish attraction and shelter effects of the artificial reefs in Qingshan Bay of Qingdao, the species composition and distribution patterns of ichthyoplankton in artificial reefs were investigated using vertical and horizontal tows in 2014 and 2015. In total, 7306 fish eggs and 52 fish larvae, belonging to 4 orders, 9 families, 11 gener...
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Eelgrass (Zostera marina), a seagrass species widely distributed in the coastal regions of northern hemisphere, has suffered with a great decline due to a variety of anthropogenic and environmental stresses. In order to examine the adaptability of eelgrass to different environmental stresses, studies on the morphology and reproductive capacity of e...
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The aim of this study was to determine to what extent juvenile Japanese flounder can adapt to different stocking densities in captivity and to examine whether growth and some physiological parameters critical for welfare might be affected by different dissolved oxygen levels. Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) juveniles (initial weight 1.27...
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Seagrass seed bank plays a key role in the regeneration of new vegetation when seagrasses are removed by the natural or man-made disaster. Various factors may affect the development of sediment seed bank. We conducted a microcosm experiment to test the effects of burrowing and feeding activities of Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum on the burial...
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The effects of artificial shell reef (ASR) on the benthic macroinvertebrates were studied in Shuangdao Bay, Yellow Sea, China. Results showed that the biomass of macroinvertebrates in the ASR increased with the age of the ASR. Based on self-organizing map (SOM), the macroinvertebrate community of short-term artificial reef (SAR), medium-term artifi...
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Copper (Cu2+) is an essential nutrient for plants but toxic at high concentrations. We subjected seedlings and young plants of eelgrass Zostera marina to different seawater Cu concentrations (3, 4, 5, 10, 30 and 50 µg l−1) for over 30 days under controlled laboratory conditions. Natural seawater without added Cu (3 µg l−1) was used as reference sea...
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We described and evaluated an aquaculture system that can grow Zostera marina (eelgrass) from seeds in natural waters for restoration projects through a two-year field experiment. The system included protective seed bags filled with high-silted sediments, flowerpots, and culture beds. To determine the suitable conditions for seedling establishment,...
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Release programs to enhance stocks of ark shell (Anadara broughtonii) have been undertaken in a number of Asian countries, but their effectiveness has rarely been investigated owing to a lack of marking methods. The quality and longevity of fluorescent markers, alizarin red S (ARS) and calcein (CAL) (200 and 300 mg/L), as well as clip tags, were te...
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The intertidal seagrass Zostera japonica, which is distributed in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zones, is exposed to nutrients from over-enriched land-based discharge and storm water runoff before they can be washed out to sea. Despite its ecological importance, only a few studies have examined the ecology and physiology of Z. japonica in nor...
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Accordion-shaped traps are widely used in China to catch the Asian paddle crab Charybdis japonica but traps of conventional design often catch juvenile crabs. A new type of accordion-shaped trap with an escape vent (L×W=4.3 cm×3.0 cm) was designed and a comparative study between the newly designed and conventional traps was performed in the artific...
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We describe a protective bag method for planting seeds of eelgrass Zostera marina and have evaluated the cost effectiveness of the method for potential use in large-scale restoration projects. A 90-day laboratory experiment was conducted to determine the effect of protective bags on seed viability. Successful establishment of new patches from seeds...
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Seagrass habitats are structurally complex ecosystems, which support high productivity and biodiversity. In temperate systems the density of seagrass may change seasonally, and this may influence the associated fish and invertebrate community. Little is known about the role of seagrass beds as possible nursery areas for fish and invertebrates in Ch...
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We describe an innovative method of planting Zostera marina (eelgrass) seeds in which hessian bags filled with high-silted sediments are used as a seed protecting device. Here, we evaluated the effectiveness of the method through a field seed-sowing experiment over a three year period. The suitable seed planting density required by the seeds of Z....
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In order to study the structural characteristics of the epiphytic algal community of eel-grass (Zostera marina) along Shandong Peninsula, we conducted investigations at Zhanqiao, Qingdao, Shuangdao Bay, Weihai, and Moon Lake, Rongcheng in March (spring), June (summer), September (autumn) and December (winter) 2U12. Epiphytic algal communities of ee...
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The genetic relationship of Zostera marina was analyzed by AFLP marker. A total of 235 bands were detected from 63 individuals by 6 primer combinations, of which, 160 (68.09%) loci were polymorphic. The highest Nei's gene diversity value (H) and Shannon's information index value (I) were detected in population Clare (H = 0.072, I = 0.115), while th...
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As an important adaptation for survival in the sediments of intertidal flats, benthic diatoms move up and down in response to a wide range of environmental stimuli. We investigated the vertical migration of two diatoms—Cylindrotheca closterium (Agradh) Kützing (B-25) and Nitzschia sp. (B-3)—under different combinations of light intensity and temper...
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Based on the environment and nekton data obtained from seasonal surveys in Lidao artificial reef (AR) and control zones of Shandong province between May 2009 and February 2010, this paper analyzed the species composition of nekton community in the two zones. Variations on temporal-spatial distribution patterns and community structure of nekton comm...
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Seagrasses are composed of four families belonging to angiosperms and they are thought to become adaptive to aquatic life independently.The marine monocotyledonous Zosteraceae are one such family,which place in the order of Helo-biae using traditional classifications and are typically circumscribed to comprise three genera(Heterozostera,Phyllospadi...
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Seagrass species in the genus Halophila are usually distributed in tropical or subtropical areas, but a Halophila species identified as H. nipponica was first observed in temperate coastal regions of Korea in 2007. Since this species mainly occurs in warm temperate regions influenced by warm currents, we hypothesized that H. nipponica may exhibit d...
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Since significant seagrass declines have been reported worldwide, numerous seagrass restoration projects through transplantation have been attempted in recent decades. In this study, Zostera marina shoots were transplanted into Jindong Bay on the southern coast of Korea in November 2006 to assess establishment success of the transplants to a new tr...
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To test the feasibility of using chlorophyll a fluorescence to assess the establishment success of seagrass transplants, photosynthetic characteristics of eelgrass Zostera marina transplants were measured using a Diving-pulsed amplitude modulation fluorometer in Jindong Bay on the southern coast of Korea. Maximum quantum yield (F v /F m), photosynt...
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Marked declines in seagrass meadows are increasingly being reported from coasts around Korea and many regions of the world. The transplantation of seagrasses has been attempted to mitigate and control their degradation from a range of anthropogenic factors. In this study, Zostera marina shoots, which were collected from a donor bed in Koje Bay, wer...
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Because seagrass production significantly contributes to the biodiversity and production of coastal and estuarine ecosystems, accurate estimation of seagrass productivity is a critical step toward understanding the ecological roles of seagrass in these ecosystems. To develop an accurate and effective method of measuring seagrass productivity, we es...