Dr. Liu's Lab on Marine Plankton Ecology




Cheung Shun Yan, Isaac



PhD Candidate


Research area

Marine nitrogen cycle and micro-diversity of related bacteria, particularly interested in nitrogen fixation and ammonia oxidation process.



PhD candidate


Environmental science program

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


B.S. Biology


Division of Life Science

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)



1. Cheung, S., Xia, X., Guo, C., & Liu, H. (2016). Diazotroph community structure in the deep oxygen minimum zone of the Costa Rica Dome. Journal of plankton research, 38(2), 380-391.

2. Cheung, S., Suzuki, K., Saito, H., Umezawa, Y., Xia, Xia., & Liu, H. (under reveiw). Highly Heterogeneous Diazotroph Communities in the Kuroshio Current and the Tokara Strait, Japan.

3. Jing, H., Cheung, S., Zhou, Z., Wu, C., Nagarajan, S., & Liu, H. (2016). Spatial Variations of the Methanogenic Communities in the Sediments of Tropical Mangroves. PloS one, 11(9), e0161065.

4. Rahav, E., Cheung, S.., Cui, G., Liu, H., Tsagaraki, T. M., Giannakourou, A., ... & Stathopoulou, E. (2016). Evaluating the impact of atmospheric depositions on springtime dinitrogen fixation in the Cretan Sea (Eastern Mediterranean)—a mesocosm approach. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 180.

5. Zhang, S., Chan, K. Y. K., Shen, Z., Cheung, S., Landry, M. R., & Liu, H. (2017). A Cryptic Marine Ciliate Feeds on Progametes of Noctiluca scintillans. Protist, 168(1), 1-11.

6. Xia, X., Partensky, F., Garczarek, L., Suzuki, K., Guo, C., Cheung, S., & Liu, H. (2016). Phylogeography and pigment type diversity of Synechococcus cyanobacteria in surface waters of the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Environmental microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13541.




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