Dr. Kunshan Gao

Prof. Kunshan Gao

Xiamen University, China



1989 Ph.D., Kyoto University, Ecological physiology of algae

1986 M.S., Tokyo University of oceanography, Phycology

1982 B.S., Ocean University of China, Fishery Biology

Publications (Selected)

  1. Guan W and Gao K.2010.Impacts of UV radiation on photosynthesis and growth of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyceae). Environmental and Experimental Botany. 67(3): 502–508
  2. Guan W and Gao K.2010.Enhanced calcification ameliorates the negative effects of UV radiation on photosynthesis in the calcifying phytoplankter Emiliania huxleyi. Chinese Science Bulletin.55(7):588-593
  3. Wu Y, Gao K, Li G and Helbling E. 2010.Seasonal Impacts of Solar UV Radiation on Photosynthesis of Phytoplankton Assemblages in the Coastal Waters of the South China Sea. Photochemistry and Photobiology.  86(3):586-592
  4. Wu Y, Gao K, and Riebesell U.2010.CO2-induced seawater acidification affects physiological performance of the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Biogeosciences Discussions. 7(3):3855-3878
  5. Xu J and Gao K.2010.Use of UV-A Energy for Photosynthesis in the Red Macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis. Photochemistry and Photobiology.  86(3):580-585.
  6. Xu J and Gao K.2010.UV-A enhanced growth and UV-B induced positive effects in the recovery of photochemical yield in Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta). Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 100(3): 117-122.
  7. Zou D and Gao K.2010.Acquisition of inorganic carbon by Endarachne binghamiae (Scytosiphonales, Phaeophyceae). European Journal of Phycololy. 45(1): 119-128
  8. Zou D and Gao K.2009.Photosynthetic acclimation to different light levels in the brown marine macroalga, Hizikia fusiformis (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta).Journal of Applied Phycology. 22(4): 395-404
  9. Li G, Wu Y and Gao K. 2009.Effects of typhoon KAEMI on coastal phytoplankton assemblages in the South China Sea, with special reference to the effects of solar UV radiation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 114, G04029, doi:10.1029/2008JG000896
  10. Gao K and Zheng Y. 2009. Combined effects of ocean acidification and solar UV radiation on photosynthesis, growth, pigmentation and calcification of the coralline alga Corallina sessilis (Rhodophyta). Global Change Biology. 16:2388-2398
  11. Xu Z, Zou D and Gao K.2010. Effects of elevated CO2 and phosphorus supply on growth, photosynthesis and nutrient uptake in the marine macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina. 53(2):123-129.
  12. Jiang H, Gao K and Helbling W.2009. The conchocelis of porphyra haitanensis (rhodophyta) is protected from harmful UV radiation by the covering calcareous matrix.Journal of Phycology.45(6):1270-1277.
  13. Zou D and Gao K. 2009. Effects of elevated CO2 on the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) grown at different irradiance levels.Phycologia.48(6):510-517
  14. Zheng Y and Gao K. 2009. Impacts of solar UV radiaton on the photosynthesis, growth and UV-absorbing compounds in Gracilaria lemaneiformis (RHODOPHYTA) grown at different nitrate concentrations. Journal of Phycology.  45(2): 314-323.
  15. Xu Z and Gao K. 2009. Impacts of UV radiation on growth and photosynthetic carbon acquisition in Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) under phosphorus-limited and replete conditions. Functional Plant Biology. 36(12):1057-1064
  16. Gao K, Ruan Z, Villafan˜e VE, Gattuso JP and Helbling W. 2009. Ocean acidification exacerbates the effect of UV radiation on the calcifying phytoplankter Emiliania huxleyi. Limnology and Oceanography. 54(6): 1855–1862.
  17. Ma Z and Gao K. 2009. Photoregulation of morphological structure and its physiological relevance in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis.Planta.230(2):329-337
  18. Ma Z and Gao K. 2009.Photosynthetically active and UV radiation act in an antagonistic way in regulating buoyancy of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis (cyanobacterium).Environmental and Experimental Botany.66(2):265-269.
  19. Wu H and Gao K. 2009. UV radiation-stimulated activity of extracellular carbonic anhydrase in the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum. Functional Plant Biology. 36(2):137-143.
  20. Gao G, Gao K and Giordano M. 2009. Responses to solar UV radiation of the diatom Skeletonema costatum (Bacillariophyceae) grown at different Zn2+concentrations. Journal of Phycology. 45(1): 119-129.
  21. Wu H, Gao K and Wu H. 2009. Responses of a marine red tide alga Skeletonema costatum (Bacillariophyceae) to long-term UV radiation exposures. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 94(2): 82-86.
  22. Wu H, Zou D and Gao K. 2008. Impacts of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration on photosynthesis and growth of micro- and macro-algae. Science in China Series C: Life Sciences.  51(12):1144-1150.
  23. Li P and Gao K. 2008. Effects of solar UV and visible radiations on the spiral structure and orientation of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis (Cyanophyta). Phycologia. 47: 573–579.
  24. Ye C, Gao K and Giordano M. 2008. The odd behaviour of carbonic anhydrase in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc flagelliforme during hydration-dehydration cycles. Environmetnal Microbiology. 10(4):1018-1023.

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