Dylan Xia

Academic Address:

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4
ph. (519) 253-3000 ext. 4243

email: xiab@uwindsor.ca



  • 2014-present: Ph.D Environmental Science, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, Canada.

  • 2011-2014: MSc. Microbiology. College of Resources and Environment, Southwest University, Chongqing China

  • 2006-2010: BSc. Biotechnology. Department of Biology and Chemistry Engineering, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu, China



  • Zhang Lei, Xia Zhi-Qiang, Zhou Wei, Hamilton Paul B, Haffner Douglas. 2015. Spatial characteristics of nutrient and phytoplankton and the causes for their differences of the Three Gorges Reservoir in spring season. Research of Environmental Sciences (in Chinese) (accepted).

  • Aibin Zhan, Lei Zhang, Xia Zhi-Qiang , Ping Ni, Wei Xiong, Yiyong Chen, G. Douglas Haffner and Hugh J. MacIsaac. 2015. Water diversions facilitate spread of non-native species. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0940-1.

  • Wang Juan, Zhai Shi-Tao, Xia Zhi-Qiang, Zhang Lei. Summary of hydrogen production via fermentation on solid waste. 2013. Chinese Agriculture Science Bulletin (in Chinese), 29(9): 139-148.

  • Li S., Xia Z., Chen Y., Gao Y., Zhan A. (2018). Understanding biofouling by the highly invasive freshwater mussel Limnoperna fortunei: a multidisciplinary analysis on byssus adhesion. Frontiers Physiology, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00418.

  • Xia Z., Zhan A., Gao Y., Zhang L., Haffner GD., MacIssac HJ. (2017). Early detection of a highly invasive bivalve based on environmental DNA (eDNA). Biological Invasions, doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1545-7.





  • 2015: Mitacs Globe Research





  • 2017/10/23 The 20th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS).Coral Springs, FL, US. Early detection of a highly invasive bivalve based on environmental DNA (eDNA) (Oral presentation)







  • IAGLR Annual Meeting, May, 2015. “Spatial Characteristics of Nutrient and Phytoplankton and their Causes of the Three Gorges Reservoir” (Poster)

  • The 16th international conference for diffuse pollution and eutrophication. Aug., 2013, Beijing China. “Take a watershed as example to research non-point pollution affecting the Three Gorges Reservoir”(Oral)

  • The 3rd China-Canada Three Gorges Reservoir workshop for non-point pollution and water quality innovative monitoring. Aug., 2013. Chongqing China. “The phytoplankton composition of the Three Gorges Reservoir in algal bloom sensitive season” (Oral)

University of Windsor