Dr. Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

The University of Hong Kong | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Xueqin Gao commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Aquaculture from Yantai University, laying the foundation for his future research in coastal ecosystems.

Professional Endeavors

Gao has actively contributed to the scientific community, starting as a Research Assistant at Xiamen University and later as a Project Officer for the China Mangrove Conservation Network. His commitment continued as a Postdoc at The University of Hong Kong and a Researcher at the College of Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Gao's research revolves around Blue Carbon ecosystems, nutrient cycling, trophic interactions, and coastal wetlands restoration. His notable work includes exploring the biogeochemical role of sesarmid crabs, their feeding strategies, and the impact of nitrogen enrichment on mangrove ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Gao's dedication is reflected in his publications in renowned journals like "Frontiers in Marine Science" and "Ecological Engineering." His contributions have earned him grants, including the prestigious Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme.

Impact and Influence

Gao's research on sesarmid crabs and mangrove ecosystems has contributed significantly to understanding the intricate relationships within coastal environments. His work has implications for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and vegetation restoration.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a co-PI on the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme, Gao is poised to leave a lasting legacy. His future contributions aim to further unravel the mysteries of coastal ecosystems, fostering sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation.

Notable Publications

Feeding Strategies of Mangrove Leaf-Eating Crabs for Meeting Their Nitrogen Needs on a Low-Nutrient Diet 2022 (4)

Domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos) farming in mangrove forests in southern China: Unsustainable and sustainable patterns 2019 (3)

Effects of Spartina alterniflora Invasion on the Diet of Mangrove Crabs ( Parasesarma plicata ) in the Zhangjiang Estuary, China 2018 (15)

Identification of the food sources of mangrove molluscs from different microhabitats at Qinglangang, Hainan 2015 (1)

Differences in burrow morphology of crabs between Spartina alterniflora marsh and mangrove habitats 2014 (55)



Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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