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You Zhang

You Zhang
My research focused on freshwater communities in lakes and rivers. My research interests centered on benthic macroinvertebrates assemblages at different spatial-temporal scales, responses to multiple stressors (e.g., nutrient enrichment, climate warming), bioassessment based on multi-metric methods, food web in subtropical shallow lakes.


Selected publications

  1. Zhang, Y., Shen, R., Gu, X., Li, K.,Chen, H., He, H., Mao, Z.*, R.K. Johnson. Simultaneous increases of filter-feeding fish and bivalves are key for controlling cyanobacterial blooms in a shallow eutrophic lake. Water Research, 2023, 245: 120579. 
  2. Zhang, Y., Shen, R., Li, K., Li, Q., Chen, H., Hu He, Gu, X.*, Mao, Z.*,  R.K. Johnson. Top-down effects of filter-feeding fish and bivalves moderate bottom-up effects of nutrients on phytoplankton in subtropical shallow lakes: An outdoor mesocosm study. Ecology and Evolution, 2023, 13(9): e10567.
  3. Zhang, Y.*, Cheng, L., Li, W., Han, Y., Gu, J., Li, K.*, Jeppesen, E. 2023. Growth and clearance rate of Corbicula fluminea in relation to fine sediment resuspension in eutrophic shallow lakes. Hydrobiologia. 850: 1045-1058.
  4. Zhang, Y., Leung, J.Y.S., Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Zhang, Z., Li, K.* 2021. Agricultural activities compromise ecosystem health and functioning of rivers: Insights from multivariate and multimetric analyses of macroinvertebrate assemblages. Environmental pollution, 275, 116655.
  5. Zhang, Y., Cheng, L., Li, K., Zhang, L., Cai, Y.*, Wang, X.*, Heino, J. 2019. Nutrient enrichment homogenizes taxonomic and functional diversity of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in shallow lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, 64, 1047-1058.
  6. Zhang, Y., Cheng, L., Kong, M., Li, W., Gong, Z., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Cai, Y.*, Li, K.* 2019. Utility of a macroinvertebrate-based multimetric index in subtropical shallow lakes. Ecological Indicators, 106, 105527.
  7. Zhang, Y., Cheng, L., Tolonen, K.E., Yin, H., Gao, J., Zhang, Z., Li, K., Cai, Y.* 2018. Substrate degradation and nutrient enrichment structuring macroinvertebrate assemblages in agriculturally dominated Lake Chaohu Basins, China. The Science of the total environment, 627(15), 57-66.
  8. Han, Y., Zhang, Y.*, Li, Q., Lürling, M., Li, W., He, H., Gu, J., Li, K.* 2022. Submerged macrophytes benefit from lanthanum modified bentonite treatment under juvenile omni-benthivorous fish disturbance: Implications for shallow lake restoration. Freshwater Biology, 67(4), 672-683.
  9. Han, Y., Jeppesen, E., Lürling, M., Zhang, Y.*, Ma, T., Li, W., Chen, K., Li, K. 2022. Combining lanthanum-modified bentonite (LMB) and submerged macrophytes alleviates water quality deterioration in the presence of omni-benthivorous fish. Journal of Environmental Management, 314, 115036.
  10. Han, Y., Zou, X., Li, Q., Zhang, Y.*, Li, K. 2022. Responses of Different Submerged Macrophytes to the Application of Lanthanum-Modified Bentonite (LMB): A Mesocosm Study. Water, 14(11), 1783.
  11. Han, Y., Li, Q., He, H., Gu, J., Wu, Z., Huang, X., Zou, X., Zhang, Y.*, Li, K.* 2021. Effect of juvenile omni-benthivorous fish (Carassius carassius) disturbance on the efficiency of lanthanum-modified bentonite (LMB) for eutrophication control: a mesocosm study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28, 21779-21788.
  12. Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Cheng, L., Cai, Y.*, Yin, H., Gao, J., Gao, Y.. 2014. Macroinvertebrate assemblages in streams and rivers of a highly developed region (Lake Taihu Basin, China). Aquatic Biology, 23(1): 15-28.


Non employee at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Division of Ecology and Biodiversity
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö
Box 7050
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala