Ph.D.

Fengzhi He

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Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 7, 12489 Berlin

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My research focuses on conservation of freshwater megafauna, biodiversity patterns of riverine species, and anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems.

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Since 2019          Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany

2015 – 2019        Ph.D. in River Science, joint doctoral degree of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany & Queen Mary University of London, UK

2012 – 2015         M.Sc. in Hydrobiology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China &                                                                                                         University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2008 – 2012       B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Central China Normal University, China

Publications

2022

February 2022
Alain Maasri; Sonja C. Jähnig; Mihai C. Adamescu; Rita Adrian; Claudio Baigun; Donald J. Baird; Angelica Batista-Morales; Núria Bonada; Lee E. Brown; Qinghua Cai; Joao V. Campos-Silva; Viola Clausnitzer; Topiltzin Contreras-MacBeath; Steven J. Cooke; Thibault Datry; Gonzalo Delacámara; Luc De Meester; Klaus-Douwe B. Dijkstra; Van Tu Do; Sami Domisch; David Dudgeon; Tibor Erös; Hendrik Freitag; Joerg Freyhof; Jana Friedrich; Martin Friedrichs-Manthey; Juergen Geist; Mark O. Gessner; Peter Goethals; Matthew Gollock; Christopher Gordon; Hans-Peter Grossart; Georges Gulemvuga; Pablo E. Gutiérrez-Fonseca; Peter Haase; Daniel Hering; Hans Jürgen Hahn; Charles P. Hawkins; Fengzhi He; Jani Heino; Virgilio Hermoso; Zeb Hogan; Franz Hölker; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Meilan Jiang; Richard K. Johnson; Gregor Kalinkat; Bakhtiyor K. Karimov; Aventino Kasangaki; Ismael A. Kimirei; Bert Kohlmann; Mathias Kuemmerlen; Jan J. Kuiper; Benjamin Kupilas; Simone D. Langhans; Richard Lansdown; Florian Leese; Francis S. Magbanua; Shin-ichiro S. Matsuzaki; Michael T. Monaghan; Levan Mumladze; Javier Muzon; Pierre A. Mvogo Ndongo; Jens C. Nejstgaard; Oxana Nikitina; Clifford Ochs; Oghenekaro Nelson Odume; Jeffrey J. Opperman; Harmony Patricio; Steffen U. Pauls; Rajeev Raghavan; Alonso Ramírez; Bindiya Rashni; Vere Ross-Gillespie; Michael J. Samways; Ralf B. Schäfer; Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber; Ole Seehausen; Deep Narayan Shah; Subodh Sharma; Janne Soininen; Nike Sommerwerk; Jason D. Stockwell; Frank Suhling; Ram Devi Tachamo Shah; Rebecca E. Tharme; James H. Thorp; David Tickner; Klement Tockner; Jonathan D. Tonkin; Mireia Valle; Jean Vitule; Martin Volk; Ding Wang; Christian Wolter; Susanne Worischka

2021

December 2021
Martina Flörke; Ellen Kynast; Jenny Kupzig; Anna Schomberg; Alexander Lenz; Fengzhi He; Christiane Zarfl; Sonja C. Jähnig

Direct and remote impact - a global perspective: [Chapter 4.4]

Water resources as important factors in the Engergy Transition at local and global scale : final report of the joint projekt WANDEL /Flörke, M. ; Onigkeit, J. ; Oppel, H. (eds.). - Bochum : Ruhr-Universität, 2021. - S. 153-167
February 2021
Sonja C. Jähnig; Viktor Baranov; Florian Altermatt; Peter Cranston; Martin Friedrichs‐Manthey; Juergen Geist; Fengzhi He; Jani Heino; Daniel Hering; Franz Hölker; Jonas Jourdan; Gregor Kalinkat; Jens Kiesel; Florian Leese; Alain Maasri; Michael T. Monaghan; Ralf B. Schäfer; Klement Tockner; Jonathan D. Tonkin; Sami Domisch

2020

April 2020
Marcos Moleón; José A. Sánchez-Zapata; José A. Donázar; Eloy Revilla; Berta Martín-López; Cayetano Gutiérrez-Cánovas; Wayne M. Getz; Zebensui Morales-Reyes; Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz; Larry B. Crowder; Mauro Galetti; Manuela González-Suárez; Fengzhi He; Pedro Jordano; Rebecca Lewison; Robin Naidoo; Norman Owen-Smith; Nuria Selva; Jens-Christian Svenning; José L. Tella; Christiane Zarfl; Sonja C. Jähnig; Matt W. Hayward; Søren Faurby; Nuria García; Anthony D. Barnosky; Klement Tockner

Rethinking megafauna

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London : Ser. B, Biological Sciences. - 287(2020)1922, 20192643

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2018

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COMPLETE PUBLICATION LIST

He, F., Thieme, M, Zarfl, C., Gril, G., Lehnerd, B., Hogan, Z., Tockner, K. & Jähnig, S.C. (2021). Impacts of loss of free-flowing rivers on global freshwater megafauna. Biological Conservation, 263, 109335.

He, F., Jähnig, S.C., Wetzig, A. & Langhans, S.D. (2021) More exposure opportunities for promoting freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31(12), 3626-3635.

He, F., Langhans, S.D., Zarfl, C., Wanke, R., Tockner, K. & Jähnig, S.C., (2021) Combined effects of life‐history traits and human impact on extinction risk of freshwater megafauna. Conservation Biology, 35, 643-653.

Wu, N., Zhou, S., Zhang, M., Peng, W., Guo, K., Qu, X., & He, F. (2021). Spatial and local environmental factors outweigh geo‐climatic gradients in structuring taxonomically and trait‐based β‐diversity of benthic algae. Journal of Biogeography, 48(8), 1842-1857.

Jähnig, S. C., Baranov, V., Altermatt, F., Cranston, P., Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Geist, J., He, F., Heino, J., Hering, D., Hölker, F., Jourdan, J., Kalinkat, G., Kiesel, J., Leese, F., Maasri, A., Monaghan, M.T., Schäfer, R.B., Tockner, K., Tonkin, J. D., Domisch, S. (2021) Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 8, e1506.

Chiu, M. C., Ao, S., Resh, V. H., He, F. & Cai, Q. (2021). Species dispersal along rivers and streams may have variable importance to metapopulation structure. Science of The Total Environment, 760, 144045.

Kurthen, A. L., He, F., Dong, X., Maasri, A., Wu, N., Cai, Q. & Jähnig, S. C. (2020). Metacommunity structures of macroinvertebrates and diatoms in high mountain streams, Yunnan, China. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 571887.

Chiu, M.C., Ao, S., He, F., Resh, V.H. & Cai, Q. (2020) Elevation shapes biodiversity patterns through metacommunity-structuring processes. Science of The Total Environment, 743, 140548.

Zhou, S., Wu, N., Zhang, M., Peng, W., He, F., Guo, K., Yan, S., Zou, Y. & Qu, X. (2020) Local environmental, geo-climatic and spatial factors interact to drive community distributions and diversity patterns of stream benthic algae, macroinvertebrates and fishes in a large basin, Northeast China. Ecological Indicators, 117, 106673.

Guo S., He F., Tang T., Tan L. & Cai Q. (2020) Intra-annual fluctuations dominating temporal dynamics of benthic diatom assemblages in a Chinese mountainous river. Annales de Limnologie-International Journal of Limnology, 56, 22. 

Moleón M., Sánchez-Zapata J.A., Donázar J.A., Revilla E., Martín-López B., Gutiérrez-Cánovas C., Getz W.M., Morales-Reyes Z., Campos-Arceiz A., Crowder L., Galetti M., González-Suárez M., He F., Jordano P., Lewison R., Naidoo R., Owen-Smith N., Selva N., Svenning J-C., Tella J.L., Zarfl C., Jähnig S.C., Hayward M.W., Faurby S., García N., Barnosky A.D. & Tockner K. (2020) Rethinking megafauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1922), 20192643.

He, F., Wu, N., Dong, X., Tang, T., Domisch, S., Cai, Q., & Jähnig, S. C. (2020). Elevation, aspect, and local environment jointly determine diatom and macroinvertebrate diversity in the Cangshan Mountain, Southwest China. Ecological Indicators108, 105618.

He F., Zarfl C., Bremerich V., David J.N.W., Hogan Z., Kalinkat G., Tockner K. & Jahnig S.C. (2019) The global decline of freshwater megafauna. Global Change Biology, 25, 3883–3892.

He F. & Jähnig S.C. (2019) Put freshwater megafauna on the table before they are eaten to extinction. Conservation Letters, 12(5), e12662. 

Zarfl, C., Berlekamp, J., He, F., Jähnig, S. C., Darwall, W., & Tockner, K. (2019). Future large hydropower dams impact global freshwater megafauna. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1-10.

He F., Sun X., Dong X., Cai Q. & Jähnig S.C. (2019) Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Indicators for River Health in Changjiang Basin. In: Yue T. et al. (eds) Chinese Water Systems. Springer, Cham

He, F., Bremerich, V., Zarfl, C., Geldmann, J., Langhans, S.D., David, J.N., Darwall, W., Tockner, K. & Jähnig, S.C. (2018) Freshwater megafauna diversity: Patterns, status and threats. Diversity and Distributions, 24(10), 1395-1404.

He, F., Zarfl, C., Bremerich, V., Henshaw, A., Darwall, W., Tockner, K. & Jähnig, S. C. (2017) Disappearing giants: a review of threats to freshwater megafauna. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 4(3), e1208.

Carrizo, S.F., Jähnig, S.C., Bremerich, V., Freyhof, J., Harrison, I., He, F., Langhans, S.D., Tockner, K., Zarfl, C. & Darwall, W. (2017) Freshwater Megafauna: Flagships for Freshwater Biodiversity under Threat. BioScience, 67(10), 919–927

Jiang, W., He, F., & Cai, Q. (2017) Spatial distribution patterns of trait composition and functional diversity of aquatic insects in the Xiangxi River system. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 37(6), 1861-1870

Dong, X., Li, B.,  He, F., Gu, Y., Sun, M., Zhang, H., Tan, L., Xiao, W., Liu, S. & Cai, Q. (2016) Flow directionality, mountain barriers and functional traits deterministic mine diatom metacommunity structuring of high mountain streams. Scientific Reports, 6, 24711

He, F., Dong, X., Sun, M., & Cai, Q. (2015) Altitudinal pattern of stream periphyton biomass in tributaries of the Lancang–Mekong River: An indicator of anthropogenic impact?. Quaternary International, 380, 282-287.

He, F., Jiang, W., Tang, T., & Cai, Q. (2015) Assessing impact of acid mine drainage on benthic macroinvertebrates: can functional diversity metrics be used as indicators?. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 30(4), 513-524.

He, F., Ren, Z., Dong, X., Yang, K., Wang, M., Li, D., & Cai, Q. (2014). River ecosystem health assessment of the Shennongjia Forest Region. Chinese Journal of Applied and Environmental Biology20(1), 35-39.

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