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Department of Zoology



Researcher in Eco-Environmental Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Associate professor and supervisor in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


My research interest focuses on aquatic ecosystems, including adhesion-mediated biofouling and anti-fouling, biological invasion, and biomonitoring of aquatic organisms.


Key publications: 

Xi Li, Shiguo Li*, Jiawei Cheng, Ying Zhang, Aibin Zhan*. Deciphering protein-mediated underwater adhesion in an invasive biofouling ascidian: discovery, validation, and functional mechanism of an interfacial protein, Acta Biomaterialia, 2024,

Jiawei Cheng, Shiguo Li*, Xi Li, Aibin Zhan*. Influence of calcium concentration on larval adhesion in a highly invasive fouling ascidian: From morphological changes to molecular mechanisms. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2024, 200: 116119.

Dexiang Sun, Shiguo Li*, Wei Xiong, Xun Du, Kun Qiao, Aibin Zhan*. Monitoring bloom-forming Aphanizomenon using environmental DNA-metabarcoding: Method development, validation, and field application. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2025, 150: 477-489.

Jiawei Cheng, Shiguo Li*, Xi Li, Xuena Huang, Ruiying Fu, Aibin Zhan*. Molecular Mechanism of Larval Adhesion in a Highly Fouling Invasive Model Ascidian. Marine Biology, 2022, 120: 169.

Xi Li, Shiguo Li*, Xuena Huang, Yiyong Chen, Jiawei Cheng, Aibin Zhan*. Protein-mediated bioadhesion in marine organisms: A review. Marine Environmental Research, 2021, 170: 105409. 

Shiguo Li, Xi Li, Jiawei Cheng, Aibin Zhan*. Effectiveness and Mechanisms of Recoverable Magnetic Nanoparticles on Mitigating Golden Mussel Biofouling. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55(4): 2500-2510. 

Shiguo Li, Yiyong Chen, Yangchun Gao, Zhiqiang Xia, Aibin Zhan*. Chemical Oxidants Affect Byssus Adhesion in the Highly Invasive Fouling Mussel Limnoperna fortunei. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 646:1367-1375. 

Shiguo Li, Chuang Liu, Aibin Zhan, Liping Xie*, Rongqing Zhang*. Influencing Mechanism of Ocean Acidification on Byssus Performance in the Pearl Oyster Pinctada fucata. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51(13): 7696-7706. 

Shiguo Li, Jingliang Huang, Chuang Liu, Yangjia Liu, Guilan Zheng, Liping Xie*, Rongqing Zhang*. Interactive Effects of Seawater  Acidification and Elevated Temperature on the Transcriptome and Biomineralization in the Pearl Oyster Pinctada fucata. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(3): 1157-1165. 


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