ZHANG Chuanlun
Chair Professor
Vice Dean

Educational background
B.S., Geology. East China Petroleum Institute, People's Republic of China, 1984.
M.S., Geology. Texas A&M University, 1989.
Ph.D., Geology. Texas A&M University, 1994.

Professional Experience
2016-present Professor, Department of Ocean Science &Engineering, Southern University of Sciences and Techonlogy, Shenzhen, China
2011-2014 Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia.
2008-2011 Lecturer Professor, State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
2002-2011 Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia.
2002-2007 Associate Research Scientist, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Univ. Georgia.
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri.
1994-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

Honors and Awards
1. Distinguished off campus scholar/Graduate Faculty at Miami University, 2007
2. US Department of Energy R&D 100 Award 2006 (Phelps TJ, Love LJ, Zhang CL and others. For the development of NanoFermentationTM: A Bioprocess for Manufacturing Inorganic Nanomaterials. Selected by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 Most Technologically Significant New Products of the Year).
3. Petroleum Science & Technology Forum of One Hundred Overseas Scholars, 2003.
4. The Oak Ridge Associated University Junior Faculty Award, 2001.
5. Invited Fellow at Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, 1998.
6. Geological Society of America Student Research Award, 1992.

Papers and patents
A-1. Journal articles (All articles were peer-reviewed)
Summary: A total of >120 peer-reviewed articles, including two papers in PNAS and one in Science. Total citations >4410, H index = 37 (Google Scholar as of February 26, 2016).
*Indicates corresponding or co-corresponding author.

Special issue in Science China-Earth Sciences
Ge H., Zhang* C. L. 2016. Advances in GDGT research in Chinese marginal seas: A review. Science China- Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5242-z.
Li X. Zheng F., Chen Y., Guo W., Zhang T., Hu A., Yu C., Zhang* C.L. The spatial distribution of archaeal lipids in a mesoscale subtropical watershed, Southeast China. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-5303-y.
Zheng F., Zhang* C. L., Chen Y., Li F., Ma C., Yang P., Zhu Y., Wang Y., Liu W. Bacterial tetraether lipids in Chinese soils: Evaluating the fidelity of MBT/CBT proxies (in press).
Sun C., Zhang* C. L., Li F., Wang H., Liu* W. Effect of soil water content on the distribution of branched tetraethers: implications for paleotemperature or soil pH proxies in (semi-) arid regions. Science China (in press).
Regular papers
Chen Y., Zhang* C. L., Jia C., Zheng F., Zhu* C. 2016. Tracking the signals of living archaea: A multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) method for detection of trace amounts of intact polar lipids from the natural environment. Org. Geochem. 97: 1–4.
Liu X., Birgel D., Elling F.J., Sutton P.A., Lipp J. S., Zhu R., Zhang C. L., Konneke M., Peckmann J., Rowland J., Summons R. E., Hinrichs K.-U. 2016. From ether to acid: a plausible degradation pathway of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (in press).
Liu H., Zhang C. L., Yang C., Chen S., Cao Z., Zhang Z., Tian J. 2016. Marine Group II dominates planktonic archaea in water columns of the northeastern South China Sea: Linkage to water mixing processes. Scientific Reports (in review).
Feyhl-Buska J., Chen Y., Jia C., Wang J., Zhang C.L., Boyd E. 2-16. Influence of Growth Phase, pH, and Temperature on the Abundance and Composition of Tetraether Lipids in the Thermoacidophile Picrophilus torridus. Frontiers in Microbiology (in review).
Wang J.X., Zhang C. L., Xie W., Zhang Y., Wang P. Contribution of Marine Group II Euryarchaeota to cyclopentyl tetraethers in the Pearl River estuary and coastal South China Sea: impact on the TEX86 paleothermometer. Biogeosciences (in revision).
Wu X., Dong H., Jiang H., Wang S., Deng Y., Huang L., Liu X., Zhou Y., Zhang C.L. 2014. Branched and Isoprenoid Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers in Agricultural Soils of Eastern China:Environmental Control and Relationship to Community Structures. Environ. Microbiol. (in revision).

Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Ma Cenling. 2015. Temporal variation in archaeal lipids from subtropical soils on Chongming Island, China. Org. Geochem. 83-84:54–64.
Zeng Y., Baumbach J., Guilherme E., Barbosa V., Azevedo V., Zhang C., Koblizek M. 2015. Metagenomic evidence for the presence of phototrophic Gemmatimonadetes bacteria in diverse environments. Environmental Microbiology Report. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12363.
Wang* J.X., Wei* Y., Wang P., Hong Y., Zhang* C. L. 2015. Unusually low TEX86 values in the transitional zone between lower Pearl River estuary and coastal South China Sea: impact of changing archaeal community structure. Chem. Geol. 402: 18–29.
Dong L., Li* L., Li* Q., Zhang Y., Wang H., Zhang C.L. 2015. Hydroclimate implications of thermocline variability in the southern South China Sea over the past 180,000 years. Quaternary Res. 83: 370–377.
Dong L., Li* Q., Li* L., Zhang C.L. 2015. Glacial-interglacial contrast in MBT/CBT proxies in the South China Sea: implications for marine production of branched GDGTs and continental teleconnection. Org. Geochem. 79: 74–82.
Zhao J.T. Li* J., Cai F., Wei H., Hu B., Dou Y., Wang L., Xiang R., Cheng H. Dong L., Zhang* C.L.Sea surface temperature variation during the last deglaciation in the southern Okinawa Trough: Modulation of high latitude teleconnections and the Kuroshio Current. Progress in Oceanography 138: 238–248.
Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Versteegh G.J.M., Chen L., Fan D., Dong L., Liu J. 2015. Evolution of the East China Sea sedimentary environment in the past 14 kyr: Insights from tetraethers-based proxies. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5229-9.
Zhang* C. L., Xie W., Martin-Cuadrado A.-B., Rodriguez-Valera* F. 2015. Marine Group II Archaea, potentially important players in the global ocean carbon cycle. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01108.
Jiao* N., Legendre L., Robinson C., Thomas H., Luo Y.-W., Dang H., Liu J., Zhang R., Tang K., Luo T., Li C., Wang X., Zhang C. 2015. Comment on “Dilution limits dissolved organic carbon utilization in the deep ocean”. Science. 350 (6267): 1483-a.
Wang, H. Y., Dong H., Zhang C.L., Jiang H., Liu Z., Zhao M., and Liu* W. 2015. Deglacial and Holocene archaeal lipid-inferred paleohydrology and paleotemperature history of Lake Qinghai, northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Quaternary Research. 83: 116–126.
Hedlund* B, Thomas S, Dodsworth J, Zhang C. 2015. Life in High-Temperature Environments, p 4.3.4-1-4.3.4-15. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 4th Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch4.3.4

Zhang* C. L. 2014.Tracking the migration of our Chinese ancestors using molecular science. National Science Review. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwt016.
Wei Y., Wang P., Zhao* M., Li X., Lu H., Zhang* C. L. 2014. Lipid and DNA evidence showing dominance of planktonic archaea preserved in sediments of the South China Sea: insight for application of the TEX86 proxy in an unstable marine environment. Geomicrobiol. J. 31, 360–369.
Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Li J., Versteegh G.J.M., Hu B., Zhao J. 2014. Tetraether lipids from the southern Yellow Sea of China: Implications for the variability of East Asia Winter Monsoon in the Holocene. Org. Geochem. 70: 10–19.
Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Zhou X., Wang P. 2014. Salinity-dominated change in community structure and ecological function of Archaea from the lower Pearl River to coastal South China Sea. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s00253-014-5838-9.
Wang H., Dong* H., Zhang* C.L., Jiang H., Zhao M., Liu Z., Lai Z., Liu W. 2014. Water depth affecting thaumarchaeol production in Lake Qinghai, northeastern Qinghai–Tibetan plateau: Implications for paleo lake levels and paleoclimate. Chem. Geol. 368: 76–84.
Jia C., Zhang* C. L., Xie W., Wang J., Li F., Wang S., Dong H., Li W., Boyd E. S. 2014. Differential temperature and pH controls on the abundance and composition of H-GDGTs in globally distributed terrestrial hot springs. Org. Geochem. 75:109-121.
Xie W., Zhang* C. L., Wang J., Chen Y., Klotz M., Zhu Y., de la Torre J., Dong H., Hartnett H., Hedlund B., Klotz M.G. 2014. Distribution of ether lipids and composition of the archaeal community in terrestrial geothermal springs: impact of environmental variables. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12595.
Li F., Zhang* C.L., Wang S., Chen Y., Sun C., Dong H., Li W. 2014. Production of branched tetraether lipids in Tibetan hot springs: a possible linkage to nitrite reduction by thermotolerant or thermophilic bacteria? Chem. Geol. 386:209-217.
Wang* P., Wei Y., Li T., Li F., Meng J., Zhang* C.L. 2014. Archaeal diversity and spatial distribution in the surface sediment of the South China Sea. Geomicrobiol. J. DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2013.797522.
Wang H. Liu* W., Zhang* C. L. 2014. Dependence of the cyclization of branched tetraethers on soil moisture in alkaline soils from arid-subhumid China: implications for palaeorainfall reconstructions on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Biogeosciences 11: 6755–6768.
Jiao* N., Robinson* C., Azam* F., Thomas H., Baltar F., Dang H., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Johnson M., Kirchman D. L.,Koch B. P., Legendre L.,Li C.,Luo T.,Liu J.,Luo Y.,Mitra A.,Romanou A.,Tang K.,Wang X.,Zhang C.L., Zhang R. 2014. Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean – future research directions. Biogeosciences. 11-5285-5306.

2013 (21)
焦念志*, 张传伦, 李超, 王晓雪, 党宏月, 曾庆璐, 张锐, 张瑶,汤凯, 张子莲, 徐大鹏. 2013 (in Chinese).海洋微型生物碳泵储碳机制及气候效应. 中国科学 (Science China): 地球科学 2013 年 第43 卷 第1 期: 1 ~ 18.
Lu* H., Liu* W., Wang H., Zhang C. L. 2013. Carbon isotopic composition of isoprenoid tetraether in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soils. Organic Geochem. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.04.012.
Luo* H., Tolar B. B., Swan B. K., Zhang C. L., Stepanauskas R., Moran M. A., Hollibaugh* J. T. 2013. Single-cell genomics shedding light on marine Thaumarchaeota diversification. ISME J. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.202.
Ge H., Zhang* C.L., Dang H., Zhu C., Jia G. 2013. Distribution of tetraether lipids in surfacesediments of the northern South China Sea: Implications for TEX86 proxies. GeoscienceFrontiers 4: 223-229. (Corresponding author, IF not available).
Briggs B.R., Brodie E.L., Tom L. M., Dong* H., Jiang H., Huang Q., Wang S., Hou W., Wu G., Huang L., Hedlund B.P., Zhang C.L., Dijkstra P., Hungate B. 2013. Seasonal patterns in microbial communities inhabiting the hot springs of Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12311.
Dang* H., Zhou H., Yang J., Ge H., Jiao N., Luan X., Zhang* C. L., and Klotz M. 2013. Environment-dependent distribution of benthic Thaumarchaeota with ammonia-oxidizing and CO2-fixing potential in the Northern South China Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 2137–2147.
Liu* W., Wang H., Zhang* C. L., He Y. 2013. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids along the altitude on Mt. Xiangpi of the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Org. Geochem. 57: 76–83.
Boyd* E. Hamilton T. L., Wang J., He L., Zhang C. L. 2013. The role of tetraether lipid composition in the adaptation of hermophilic archaea to acidity. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. 4: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00062.
Pu* Y., Nace T., Meyers P. A., Zhang H., Wang Y., Zhang C. L. Shao X. 2013. Paleoclimate changes of the last 1000 yr on the eastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau recorded by elemental, isotopic, and molecular organic matter proxies in sediment from glacial Lake Ximencuo. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 379–380: 39–53.
Yang* G., Zhang* C.L., Xie S., Gao M., Ge Z., Yang Z. 2013. Microbial glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers lipids from water and soil at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Org. Geochem. 56: 40–50 (co-corresponding author, IF 2.67).
Yang J., Jiang* H., Dong* H., Wang H., Wu G., Hou W., Liu W., Zhang C. L., Sun Y., and Lai Z. 2013. amoA-encoding archaea and crenarchaeol in the lakes on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00329.
Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C. L., Liu Z., He Y. 2013. Branched and isoprenoid tetraether (BIT) index traces water content along two marsh-soil transects surrounding Lake Qinghai: Implications for paleo-humidity variation. Org. Geochem. 59: 75–81.
Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C.L., Jiang H., Dong H., Lu H., Wang J. 2013. Assessing the ratio of archaeol to caldarchaeol as a salinity proxy in highland lakes on the northeastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau.Org. Geochem. 54:69–77.
Wang S., Hou W., Jiang H., Dong* H., Huang L., Wu G., Zhang C. L., Song Z., Zhang Y., Ren H. 2013. Control of Temperature on Microbial Community Structure in Hot Springs of the Tibetan Plateau. PlosOne. 8:e62901.
Zhang* C. L., Wang J., Dodsworth J. A., Williams A. J., Zhu C., Hinrichs K,-U., Zheng F., Hedlund B. P.In Situ Production of Branched Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers in a Great Basin Hot Spring. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00181.
Hou W., Wang S., Dong* H., Jiang H., Briggs B.R., Peacock J. P., Huang Q., Huang L., Wu G., Zhi X., Li W., Dodsworth J. A., Hedlund B.P., Zhang C. L., Harnett H., Dijkstra P., and Hungate B. 2013. A Comprehensive Census of Microbial Diversity in Hot Springs of Tengchong, Yunnan Province China Using 16S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing. PlosOne doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053350.
Li F., Zhang* C.L., Dong H., Li W. 2013. Environmental controls on the distribution of archaeal lipids in Tibetan hot springs: Insight into the application of organic proxies for biogeochemical processes. Environ. Microbiol. Report doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12089.
Paraiso J. J., Williams A. J., Huang Q., Wei Y., Dijkstra P., Hungate B. A., Dong H., Hedlund* B. P., Zhang* C. L. 2013. Environmental controls on the distribution and abundance of archaeal tetraether lipids in U.S. Great Basin hot springs. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00247.
Hedlund*, B. P., Paraiso, J. J., Williams, A. J., Huang, Q., Wei, Y., Dijkstra, P., Hungate, B. A., Dong, H., and Zhang*, C. L. 2013. The distribution and abundance of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (bGDGTs) in U.S. Great Basin hot springs. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00222.
Wu W., Zhang* C. L., Wang H., He L., Li W., Dong H. 2013. Impacts of temperature and pH on the distribution of archaeal lipids in Yunnan hot springs, China. Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00312.
Wu X., Dong* H., Zhang* C. L., Liu X., Hou W., Zhang J., and Jiang H. 2013. Evaluation of Glycerol Diakyl Glycerol Tetraether Proxies for Reconstruction of Paleo-climate and Environment on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Org. Geochem. 61: 45–56.
Schouten* S. et al. 2013. (69 coauthors including Zhang, C.L.): An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts and standard mixtures, Geophys. Geochem. Geosyst., doi: 10.1002/2013GC004904.
2012 (10)
Zhang* C.L. Wang. J., Wei Y., Zhu C., Huang L., Dong H. 2012. Production of branched tetraether lipids in the lower Pearl River and estuary: effects of extraction methods and impact on bGDGT proxies.Front. Terrestr. Microbiol. 2: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00274.
Jia* G., Zhang J., Chen J., Peng P., Zhang C.L. Subsurface water temperatures recorded by archaeal tetraether lipids in the South China Sea. Organic Geochem. 50: 68–77. (contributing author 15%, IF2.67)
Jiang* H., Zhang Q., Dong R. M., Xiao H., Wang S., Jiao L., Huang L., Dong C. Z., Zhang C.L., Dong H.L. 2012. The planktonic actinobacterial response to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River, China. Geomicrobiol. J. 29:114–123. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.52).
Wang H., Liu* W., Zhang* C.L., Wang Z., Wang J., Liu Z., Dong H. 2012. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soils. Org. Geochem. 47: 78–87. (co-corresponding author, IF 2.67).
Jiang* H., Dong C.Z., Huang Q., Wang G., Fang B., Zhang C., and Dong H. 2012. Actinobacterial diversity in hot springs in central and central-eastern Tibet, China. Geomicrobiol. J. 29: 520-527.(contributing author 10%, IF 2.52).
Wang S, Dong R. M., Dong C. Z., Huang L., Jiang H. *, Wei Y., Feng L., Liu D., Yang G., Zhang C., and Dong H.*. 2012. Diversity of microbial plankton across the Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River, China. Geoscience Frontiers 3(3): 335-349. (contributing author 10%, IF not available).
He L., Zhang* C.L., Dong H., Fang B., Wang G. 2012. Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in Tibetan hot springs. Geoscience Frontier 3: 289-300. (Corresponding author, IF not available).
Bazylinski* D.A., Williams, T.J., Lefevre C.T., Berg R.J., Zhang C.L., Bowser S.S., Dean A.J., Beveridge T.J. 2012. Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Intl’ J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.038927-0. (contributing author,10%, IF 2.92)
Song Z., Wang F., Zhi X., Chen J., Zhou E., Liang F., Xiao X., Tang S., Jiang* H., Zhang C.L., Dong H., Li* W. 2012. Bacterial and archaeal diversities in Yunnan and Tibetan hot springs, China. Environ. Microbiol. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12025. (contributing author 15%, IF 5.34)

2011 (7)
Zheng Y., Zhou* W., Liu X., Zhang C.L. 2011. n-Alkan-2-one distributions in a northeastern China peat core spanning the last 16 kyr. Org. Geochem. 42: 25–30. (contributing author 15%, IF 2.67)
Yang H., Ding W., Zhang C.L., Wu X., Ma X., He G., Huang J., Hu C., Xie* S. 2011. Occurrence of tetraether lipids in stalagmites: Implications for sources and GDGT-based proxies. Org. Geochem. 42:108–115. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.67)
Zhang* Y.G., Zhang* C.L., Liu X., Li L., Hinrichs K-U., Noakes J.E. 2011. Methane Index: a tetraether archaeal lipid biomarker proxy for detecting the instability of marine gas hydrates. EPSL 307: 525-534.(co-corresponding author, IF 4.42).
Hu A.Y., Jiao* N., Zhang C.L. 2011. Community structure and function of planktonic Crenarchaeota: Changes with depth in the South China Sea. Microbiol Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s00248-011-9866-z(contributing author 30%, IF 3.73)
Wei Y., Wang J., Liu J., Dong L., Wang P., Zhao M., Li* L., Zhang* C.L. 2011. Spatial Variations in Archaeal Lipids of Surface Water and Core-Top Sediments in the South China Sea: Implications for Paleoclimate Studies. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 7479–7489. (corresponding author, IF 4.72).
Huang Q. Dong C. Z., Dong R. M., Wang S., Jiang* H., Wang G., Fang . B., Ding X., Niu L., Li X., Zhang C. L., Dong* H. 2011. Diversity of Archaea and Bacteria in Hot Springs on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Extremophiles 15:549–563. (contributing author 10%, IF 2.42).
Boyd* E. S., Pearson A., Pi Y., Li W., Zhang Y., He L., Zhang C.L., Geesey G.G. 2011. Temperature and pH Controls on Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraether Lipid Composition in the Hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeote Acidilobus sulfurireducens. Extremophiles 15: 59-65. (contributing author 10%, IF2.43)

2010 (4)
Song Z., Chen J., Zhou E., Tang S., Zhi X., Zhang L., Zhang C. L., Li* W. 2010. Diversity of Crenarchaeota in Terrestrial Hot Springs in Tengchong, China. Extremophiles 14:287–296.(Contributing author; 15%; IF: 2.42).
Jiang* H., Huang Q., Dong H., Wang P., Li W., Zhang* C.L. 2010. RNA-Based Investigation of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Hot Springs of Yunnan Province, China. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.76: 4538–4541. (co-corresponding author; IF: 4.72).
Wang* P., Li T., Hu A., Wei Y., Guo W., Jiao N., Zhang* C.L. 2010 Community structure of archaea from deep-sea sediments of the South China Sea. Microbiol. Ecol. 4:796-806. (co-corresponding author, IF3.73)
Zhao W., Song Z., Jiang H., Li W., Mu X., Wiegel J., Romanek C., Dong H., Zhang* C.L. 2010. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea in Kamchatka hot springs. Geomicrobiol. J. 28:149–159. (correspondingauthor; IF: 2.52).
2009 (9)
Ye G., Wang S., Jiang L., Xiao X., Noakes J., Zhang C.L., Wang* F. 2009. Distribution and diversity of bacteria and archaea affected by gas hydrates at MC 118 in the Gulf of Mexico. Geomicrobiol. J. 26:370-381. (Co-corresponding author; IF: 2.52).
Liu B., Ye G., Wang F., Bell R., Short T., Noakes J., Zhang* C.L. 2009. Planktonic archaeal community structure of water column in the Gulf of Mexico MC 118. Geomicrobiol. J. 26: 363-369.(Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).
Pi Y., Ye Q., Jiang H., Li S., Wang P., Noakes J., Culp R., Dong H., Zhang* C.L. 2009. Archaeal Lipids and 16S rRNA Genes Characterizing Non-hydrate and Hydrate-Impacted Sediments in the Gulf of Mexico. Geomicrobiol. J. 26: 227-237. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).
Costa K.C., Navarro J.B., Shock E.L., Zhang C.L., Soukup D., Hedlund* B.P. 2009. Microbiology and Geochemistry of Great Boiling and Mud Hot Springs in the United States Great Basin. Extremophiles. 13:447-459. (Contributing author, 5%; IF: 2.42)
Wagner D., Ahmed S., Zhao W., Zhang C.L., Romanek C.S., Rohde M., Wiegel* J. 2009. Caldanaerovirga acetigignens gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic xylanolytic, alkalithermophilic bacterium isolated from Trego Hot Spring, Nevada, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 59:2685-2691. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 2.92)
Wang* F., Zhou H., Meng J., Peng X., Jiang L., Sun P., Zhang C.L., Van Nostrand J., Deng Y., He Z., Wu L., Zhou* J., Xiao X. 2009. GeoChip-based analysis of metabolic diversity of microbial communities at the Juan de Fuca Ridge hydrothermal vent. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. USA 106:4840–4845. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 10.37)
Jiang L.J., Zheng Y.P., Peng X.T., Zhou H.Y., Zhang C.L., Xiao X., Wang* F.P. 2009. Vertical distribution and diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in the Pearl River estuarine sediments, Southern China. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 70: 93-106. (Contributing author, 5%; IF: 3.73)
Bagwell* C.E., Qi Y., Formolo M., Lyons T., Zhang C.L. 2009. Direct analysis of sulfate reducing bacterial communities in the environment by PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). J. Basic Microbiol. 49: 1-6. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 1.07).
Song Z., Jiang H., Zhi X., Chen J., Xu L., Zhang C.L., and Li* W.-J. 2009. Actinobacterial Diversity in Hot Springs in Tengchong (China), Kamchatka (Russia), and Nevada (USA). Geomicrobiol. J. 26:256–263 (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 2.52).

2008 (7)
Zhang* C.L., Ye Q., Huang Z., Li W., Chen J., Song Z., Zhao W., Bagwell C., Inskeep B., Ross C., Gao L., Wiegel J., Romanek C.S., Shock E. L., Hedlund B. P. 2008. Global occurrence of putative archaeal amoA genes from terrestrial hot springs. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 6417-6426. (Corresponding author; IF 4.72).
Smith J.L., Campbell B.J., Hanson T. E., Zhang C.L., Cary* S.C. 2008. Nautilia profundicola sp. nov., a thermophilic, sulfur-reducing epsilonproteobacterium from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Intl’ J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58, 1598–1602. (Contributing author, 20%; IF 2.92).
Pearson* A., Pi Y., Zhao W., Li W., Li Y., Inskeep W., Bonch-Osmolavskaya L., Romanek C., Li S., Zhang* C.L. 2008. Factors controlling the distribution of archaeal tetraethers in terrestrial hot springs. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.74: 3523–3532. (Co-corresponding author; IF: 4.72)
Wagner I.D., Zhao W.D., Zhang C.L., Romanek C.S., Rohde M., Wiegel* J. 2008. Thermoanaerobacter uzonensis sp. nov., an anaerobic, thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring within the Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka, Far East Russia. Int’l J. System. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 2565-2573. (Contributing author, 10%; IF 2.92).
Zhao W., Zhang C.L., Romanek C., Wiegel* J. 2008. Description of Caldalkalibacillus uzonensis sp. nov. and emended description of the genus Caldalkalibacillus. Int’l. J. System. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 1106–1108. (Contributing author, 10%; IF 2.92).
Huang X., Xie* S., Jiao D., Huang J., Yu J., Zhang C.L., Jin F., Gu Y. 2008. Distribution of aliphatic des-A-triterpenoids in the Dajiuhu peat deposit, southern China. Org. Geochem. 39:1765–1771. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 2.67).
Jiang, H., Dong*, H., Yu, B., Ye, Q., Ji, S., Liu, Y., Shen, J., Zhang C.L. 2008. Dominance of putative marine benthic Archaea in Qinghai Lake, north-western China. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01661.x (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 5.34).

2007 (5)
Zhang* C.L., Huang Z., Li Y.-L., Romanek C. S., Mills G., Wiegel J., Culp R., Noakes J., White D. C. 2007. Lipid biomarkers, carbon isotopes, and phylogenetic characterization of bacteria in California and Nevada hot springs. Geomicrobiol. J. 24: 519-534. (Corresponding author; IF:2.52).
Huang Z., Wiegel J., Zhou J., Hedlund B., Zhang* C.L. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of uncultivated Crenarchaeota in Great Basin hot springs of moderately elevated temperature. Geomicrobiol. J. 24: 535-542. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).
Boyd* E. S., Jackson R. A., Encarnacion G., Zahn J. A., Beard T., Leavitt W.D., Pi Y., Zhang C. L., Pearson A., D’Imperio S., McDermott T. R., Geesey G. G. 2007. Isolation, characterization, and ecology of sulfur-respiring Crenarchaea inhabiting acid-sulfate-chloride geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.73: 6669-6677. (Contributing author,10%; IF: 4.72).
Li Y.-L., Peacock A., White D.C., Geyer R., Zhang* C.L. 2007. Spatial patterns of bacterial signature biomarkers in marine sediments of the Gulf of Mexico. Chem. Geol. 238: 168-179.(Corresponding author; IF: 4.15).
Jiang H., Dong* H., Yu B., Li Y., Ji S., Liu X., Zhang C.L. 2007. Microbial response to salinity change in Lake Chaka, a hypersaline lake on the Tibetan Plateau. Environ. Microbiol. 9:2603-2621. (Contributing author, 20%; IF: 5.34).

2006 (7)
Zhang* C.L., Pearson A., Li Y.-L., Mills G., Wiegel J. 2006. A thermophilic temperature optimum for crenarchaeol and its implication for archaeal evolution. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 4419-4422. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.72).
Williams T.J., Zhang C.L., Scott J.H., Bazylinski* D.A. 2006. Evidence for autotrophy via the reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle in the marine magnetotactic coccus strain MC-1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 1322-1329. (Contributing author, 40%; IF: 4.72).
Yan T., Ye Q., Zhou J., Zhang* C.L. 2006. Diversity of functional genes for methanotrophs in sediments associated with gas hydrates and hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 57: 251-259. (Corresponding author; IF: 3.73).
Li Y.-L., Vali H., Yang J., Phelps T. J., Zhang* C. L. 2006. Reduction of iron oxides enhanced by a sulfate-reducing bacterium and biogenic H2S. Geomicrobiol. J. 23: 103-117. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.52).
Zhao W., Carolyn Weber C., Zhang C.L., Romanek C.S., King G. ,Mills G., Tatyana Sokolova T,Wiegel* J.2006. Thermalkalibacillus uzonensis gen. nov. sp. nov, a novel aerobic alkali-tolerant thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring in Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka. Extremophiles. 10: 337-345. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 2.42).
Tuo* J., Zhang M., Wang X., Zhang C.L. 2006. Hydrogen isotope ratios of aliphatic and diterpenoid hydrocarbons in coals and carbonaceous mudstones from the Liaohe Basin, China. Org. Geochem. 37: 165-176. (Contributing author, 50%; IF: 2.67).
Yao* S., Hu W., Cao J., Xue C., Zhang C.L. 2006. A comparative study of artificial maturation of peat, brown coal and subbituminous coal: implications for coalification. Int’l. Coal Geol. 66: 108-118. (Contributing author, 35%; IF: 1.67)

2005 (3)
Pancost* R.D., Zhang C.L., Tavacoli J., Talbot H.M., Farrimond P., Schouten S., Damste J.S.S., Sassen R. 2005. Lipid biomarkers preserved in hydrate-associated authigenic carbonate rocks of the Gulf of Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 227: 48-66. (Contributing author, 20%; IF: 2.61).
Zhang* C.L., Huang Z., Cantu J., Pancost R. D, Brigmon, R. L., Lyons T. W., Sassen R. 2005. Lipid Biomarkers and Carbon-Isotope Signatures of a Microbial (Beggiatoa) Mat Associated with Gas Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 2106-2112. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.72).
Zhang, G., Dong*, H., Xu, Z., Zhao, D., Zhang, C.L. 2005. Bacterial diversity in ultra-high pressure rocks and fluids from the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling in China. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 3213-3227. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 4.72).

2004 (8)
Pearson* A., Huang Z., Ingalls A. E., Romanek C.S., Wiegel J., Freeman K.H., Smittenberg R.H., Zhang* C.L. 2004. Nonmarine crenarchaeol in Nevada hot springs. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 5229–5237. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.72).
Zhang* C.L., Fouke B.W., Bonheyo G., Peacock A., White D.C., Huang Y., Romanek C.S. 2004. Lipid biomarkers and carbon-isotopes of modern travertine deposits (Yellowstone National Park, USA): Implications for biogeochemical dynamics in hot-spring systems. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68: 3157–3169. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.42).
Zhang* C.L., Lanoil B. 2004. Geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry of gas hydrates and cold seeps. Chem. Geol. 205: 187-194. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.15).
Formolo* M., Lyons T., Zhang C.L., Sassen R., Horita J., Cole, D.R. 2004. Quantifying carbon sources in the formation of authigenic carbonates at gas hydrate sites in the Gulf of Mexico. Chem. Geol. 205: 253-264. (Contributing author, 20%; IF: 4.15).
Sassen* R., Roberts, H.H., Milkov A.V., Carney R., DeFreitas D.A., Lanoil B, Zhang C.L. 2004. Free hydrocarbon gas, gas hydrate, and authigenic minerals in chemosynthetic communities of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope: relation to microbial processes. Chem. Geol. 205:195- 217. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 4.15).
Vali* H., Weiss B., Li Y.-L., Sears S. K., Kim S. S., Kirschvink J.L., Zhang C.L. 2004. Formation of tabular single domain magnetite induced by Geobacter metallireducens GS-15. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. USA 101: 16121–16126. (Contributing author, 25%; IF: 10.37).
Li Y., Yang J., Deng B., Vali H., Zhang* C.L. 2004. Iron reduction and alteration of nontronite NAu-2 by a sulfate-reducing bacterium. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68: 3251–3260. (Corresponding author; IF:4.42).
Ye Q., Roh Y., Carroll S.L., Blair B., Zhou J., Zhang C.L., Fields* M.W. 2004. Alkaline Anaerobic Respiration: Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Alkaliphilic and Metal-Reducing Bacterium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 5595–5602. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.72).

2003 (5)
Zhang* C.L., Li Y., Ye Q., Fong J., Peacock A.D., Blunt E., Fang J., Lovley, D.R., White D.C. 2003. Carbon isotope signatures of fatty acids in Geobacter metallireducens and Shewanella Algae. Chem. Geol. 195: 17-28. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.15).
Lyons* T.W., Zhang C.L., Romanek C.S. 2003. Isotopic Records of Microbially Mediated Processes. Chem. Geol. 195: 1-4. (Contributing author, 25%; IF: 4.15).
Romanek* C.S., Zhang C.L., Li Y., Horita J., Vali H., Cole D.R., Phelps T.J. 2003. Carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionations associated with dissimilatory iron-reducing bacteria. Chem.Geol. 195: 5-16. (Contributing author, 50%; IF: 4.15).
Zhang* C.L., Pancost R.D., Qian Y., Sassen R., Macko S.A. 2003. Archaeal lipid biomarkers and isotopic evidence of anaerobic methane oxidation associated with gas hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico. Org. Geochem. 34: 827-834. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.67).
Roh* Y., Zhang C.L., Vali H., Lauf R.J., Zhou J., Phelps T.J. 2003. BIOGEOCHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN Fe BIOMINERALIZATION: MAGNETITE AND SIDERITE FORMATION. Clays and Clay Minerals 51: 83-95. (Contributing author, 25%; IF: 1.67).

2002 (4)
Zhang* C.L., Ye Q., Goetz D., Reysenbach A.-L., Peacock A., White D.C., Horita J., Cole D.R., Fong J., Pratt L., Fang J., Huang Y. 2002. Carbon isotopic fractionations associated with thermophilic bacteria Thermotoga maritima and Persephonella marina. Environ. Microbiol. 4:58-64. (Corresponding author; IF: 5.34).
Zhang* C.L. 2002. Stable carbon isotopes of lipid biomarkers: analysis of metabolites and metabolic fates of environmental microorganisms. Curr. Opinion Biotechnol. 13: 25-30. (Correspondingauthor; IF: 8.02).
Zhang* C.L., Li Y., Wall J.D., Larsen L., Sassen R., Huang Y., Wang Y., Peacock A., White D.C., Horita J., Cole D.R. 2002. Lipid and carbon isotopic evidence of methane-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing bacteria in association with gas hydrates from the Gulf of Mexico. Geology 30:239-242. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.16).
Powers, L.G., Mills H.J., Palumbo A.V., Zhang C., K. Delaney K., Sobecky* P.A. 2002.Introduction of a plasmid-encoded phoA gene for constitutive overproduction of alkaline phosphatase in three subsurface Pseudomonas isolates. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 41: 115-123.(Contributing author, 10%; IF: 3.73).

2001 (4)
Zhang* C.L., Horita J., Cole D.R., Zhou, J., Lovley, D.R., Phelps T.J. 2001. Temperature-dependent oxygen and carbon isotope fractionations of biogenic siderite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 65:2257-2271. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.42).
Roh Y., Zhang C.L., McMillian A.D., Lauf R.J., Phelps* T.J. 2001. Microbial synthesis and the characterization of metal-substituted magnetite. Solid State Communications 118: 529-534.(Contributing author, 25%; IF: 1.63).
Zhou* J.-Z., Liu S., Xia B.-C., Zhang C.L., Palumbo A.V., Phelps T.J. 2001. Molecular characterization of thermophilic iron-reducing enrichment cultures from deep subsurface environments. J. Appl. Microbiol. 90: 96-105. (Contributing author, 15%; IF: 2.83).
Zhang C.L., Stapleton R. D., Zhou* J., Palumbo A.V., Phelps T.J. 1999. Iron reduction by psychrotrophic enrichment cultures. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 30: 367-371. (Leading author; IF: 2.27).

1991-1998 (11)
Zhang C., Grossman* E.L., Ammerman J.W. 1998. Factors influencing methane distribution in Texas aquifers. Ground Water 36: 58-66. (Corresponding author; IF: 1.77).
Zhang C., Palumbo* A.V., Phelps, T.J., Beauchamp J.J., Brockman F., Murray C., Parsons B., Swifts D. 1998. Grain size and depth constraints on microbial variability in coastal plain subsurface sediments.Geomicrobiol. J. 15: 171-185. (Leading author; IF: 2.52).
Zhang* C., Vali H., Romanek C.S., Phelps T.J., Liu V.L. 1998. Formation of single domain magnetite by a thermophilic iron-reducing bacterium. American Mineralogist 83: 1409-1418. (Corresponding author; IF: 2.33).
Zhang C., Liu S., Phelps* T.J., Cole D.R., Horita J., Fortier S. M., Elless M., Valley J.W. 1997. Physiochemical, mineralogical, and isotopic characterization of magnetite-rich iron oxides formed by thermophilic iron-reducing bacteria. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61: 4621-4632. (Corresponding author; IF: 4.42).
Liu S., Zhou J., Zhang C., Cole D.R., Gajdarziska-Josifovska M., Phelps* T.J. 1997. Thermophilic Fe(III)-Reducing Bacteria from the Deep Subsurface: The Evolutionary Implications. Science 277:1106-1109. (Contributing author, 33%; IF: 30.63).
Zhang C., Pfiffner S.M., Scarborough S.P., Palumbo* A.V., Phelps T.J., Beauchamp J.J., Lehman R.M., Colwell F.S. 1997. Temporal and spatial variations of microbial properties in shallow subsurface sediments. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 63-65: 797-808. (Leading author; IF: 1.49).
Chapatwala* K.D., Babu G.V., Armstead E., Palumbo A.V., Zhang C., Phelps T.J. 1996. Effect of micronutrients on microbial respiration in shallow coastal subsurface and vadose zone. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 57/58: 827-835. (Contributing author, 10%; IF: 1.49).
Palumbo* A.V., Scarborough S.P., Zhang C., Pfiffner S.M., Phelps T.J. 1996. Influence of media on measurement of bacterial populations: Numbers and diversity. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 57/58:905-914. (Contributing author, 25%; IF: 1.49).
Grossman* E.L., Mii H.-S., Zhang C., Yancey T.E. 1996. Chemical variation in Pennsylvanian brachiopod shells—Diagenetic, taxonomic, microstructural, and seasonal effect. J. Sed. Res. 66:1011-1022. (Contributing author, 25%; IF: 2.08).
Zhang C., Liu S., Logan J., Mazumder R., Phelps* T.J. 1996. Enhancement of Fe(III), Co(III), and Cr(VI) reduction at elevated temperatures and by a thermophilic bacterium. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.57/58: 923-932. (Leading author; IF: 1.49).
Grossman* E.L., Zhang C., Yancey T.E. 1991. Stable isotope stratigraphy of brachiopods from Pennsylvanian shales in Texas. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 103: 953-965. (Contributing author, 40%; IF:3.58).
A-2. Chapters in books or proceedings (all gone through editorial review, but not peer-reviewed)(9)
Zhang C.L., Hedlund B.P., Meng J. 2011. Diversity of archaea in terrestrial hot springs and role in ammonia oxidation. In Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II: Metagenomics in Different Habitats. De Bruijn F.J., (ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Li Y.L., Zhang C.L., Dong H.L. 2008. Advances in Geomicrobiological Studies. In: Advances in Earth Sciences, Vol IV, Environmental Geosciences. Zheng C.M. and Feng X.H.(eds.). Higher Education Press, Beijing. Pp. 1-24.
Jiao N., Zhang C.L., Chen F., Kan J., Zhang F. 2008. Frontiers and Technological Advances in Microbial Processes and Carbon Cycling in the Ocean. In Biological Oceanography ResearchTrends. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. Pp. 217-267.
Zhang C.L., Brooks S., Jardine P.M., Vali H. 2003. Factors affecting microbial uranium reduction: Implications for bioremediation. In Proc. 2002 National Conf. Environ. Sci. Technol. Greensboro, NC. Uzochukwu G.A., Schimmel K., Reddy G.B., Chang S.Y., and Kabadi V.(eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio. Pp. 99-109.
Palumbo A.V., Zhou J., Zhang C.L., Stapleton R.D., Kinsall B.L., Phelps T.M. 2002. Biotransformations and Biodegradation in Extreme Environments. In Industrial Microbiology,Bioremediation Technology for Health and Environmental Protection Singh V.P. and StapletonR.D. (eds.). Vol. 36. 636 pp. Elsevier.
Powers L.G., Mills H.J., Palumbo A.V., Zhang C.L., Sobecky P.A. 2001. Uranium Sequestration by Microbially Induced Phosphorus Bioavailability. Sixth International In situ and On-site Bioremediation Symposium.
Palumbo, A.V., Zhou J-Z., Phelps T.J., Kinsall B., Zhang C., Majer E.L., Peterson J.E., Griffin T., Pfiffner S.M. 1999. Ecology and bioremediation: a staged approach to site characterization. In Uzochukwu G.A. and Reddy G.B. (eds.). Proceedings of the 1998 National Conference on Environmental Remediation Science and Technology. Battelle Press, Columbus. pp. 195-204.
Zhang. C, Vali H., Liu S., Yul R., Cole D., Phelps T., Kirschvink J.L., McKay D. 1997. Formation of magnetite and Fe-rich carbonates by fermentative thermophilic bacteria: Implications for biogenic activities on early Mars. In Instruments, Methods, and Missions for the Investigation of Extraterrestrial Microorganisms. Hoover R.B. (ed.), v. 3111, p. 61-68.
Cole D.R., Wesolowski D.J., Horita J., Riciputi L.R., Zhang C., Liu S., Phelps T.J., Valley J.W. 1997. Iron oxides in industrial and geological systems: The good, the bad, and the beautiful. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Hydrothermal Reactions. Palmer D.A. and Wesolowski D.J. (eds.),p. 125-128.