Post-Doctoral Scholar
Dr. Yuyuan Xie
Yuyuan Xie


2015 — Ph.D. College of The Environment & Ecology, Xiamen University, China.

2007 — B.S. Department of Oceanography, Xiamen University, China.


2021 — present Postdoctoral Scholar, University of South Florida.

2018 — 2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate, NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Milford Laboratory

2018 Visiting Scholar, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

2016 — 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China

2013 Visiting Scholar, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Research Interests:

Evolution of phytoplankton blooms

Phytoplankton functional types in relation to marine primary production

Chlorophyll fluorescence and nonphotochemical quenching


Xie Y, Lin L, Xiao W, Yu X, Lan W, and Huang B*. (2020). Striking seasonal pattern of primary production in the river-dominated ocean margin of the northern South China Sea (NSCS-RiOMar) revealed by new field and remotely sensed data. Progress in Oceanography, 189:102470.

Xie Y., Wang L., Liu X., Li X., Wang Y., & Huang B.* (2019). Contrasting responses of intertidal microphytobenthos and phytoplankton biomass and taxonomic composition to the nutrient loads in the Jiulong River Estuary. Phycological Research, 67(2):152-163.

Xie Y., Laws E. A., Yang L., & Huang B.* (2018). Diel patterns of variable fluorescence and carbon fixation of picocyanobacteria Prochlorococcus-dominated phytoplankton in the South China Sea basin. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:1589.

Xie Y., Huang B.*, Lin L., Laws E. A., Wang L., Shang S., Zhang T., & Dai M. (2015). Photosynthetic parameters in the northern South China Sea in relation to phytoplankton community structure. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 120(6):4187-4204.

Xie Y., Tilstone G. H.*, Widdicombe C., Woodward E. M. S., Harris C., & Barnes M. K. (2015). Effect of increases in temperature and nutrients on phytoplankton community structure and photosynthesis in the western English Channel. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 519:61-73.

Wu J*, Lee Z*, Xie Y, Goes J, Shang S, Marra JF, Lin G, Yang L, Huang B (2021) Reconciling Between Optical and Biological Determinants of the Euphotic Zone Depth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 126: e2020JC016874

Yan J, Chen N*, Wang F, Liu Q, Wu Z, Middelburg JJ, Xie Y, Guo W, Zhang X (2021) Interaction Between Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emission in a Subtropical Hypoxic Reservoir, Southeastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126: e2020JG006133

Zhou K, Dai M*, Maiti K, Chen W, Chen J, Hong Q, Ma Y, Xiu P, Wang L, Xie Y (2020) Impact of physical and biogeochemical forcing on particle export in the South China Sea. Progress in Oceanography 187:102403

Wang F, Xie Y, Wu W, Sun P, Wang L, Huang B* (2019) Picoeukaryotic Diversity and Activity in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean Based on rDNA and rRNA High-Throughput Sequencing. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:3259.

Xiao W, Laws EA, Xie Y, Wang L, Liu X*, Chen J, Chen B, Huang B* (2019) Responses of marine phytoplankton communities to environmental changes: New insights from a niche classification scheme. Water Research, 166:115070.

Liu X, Laws EA, Xie Y, Wang L, Lin L, Huang B* (2019) Uncoupling of Seasonal Variations Between Phytoplankton Chlorophyll a and Production in the East China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124:2400-2415.

Chen S, Hu C*, Barnes BB, Xie Y, Lin G, Qiu Z (2019) Improving ocean color data coverage through machine learning. Remote Sensing of Environment 222:286-302

Tilstone G. H.*, Xie Y., Robinson C., Serret P., Raitsos D. E., Powell T., Aranguren-Gassis M., Garcia-Martin E. E., & Kitidis V. (2015). Satellite estimates of net community production indicate predominance of net autotrophy in the Atlantic Ocean. Remote Sensing of Environment, 164:254-269.

Chen B.*, Huang B., Xie Y., Guo C., Song S., Li H., & Liu H. (2014). The bacterial abundance and production in the East China Sea: seasonal variations and relationships with the phytoplankton biomass and production. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 33(9):166-177.