Xiao-Long Lin, Associate Professor.

Contact Information

Associate Professor
College of Fisheries and Life Science
Shanghai Ocean University
999 Hucheng Huan Road, Pudong New District
Shanghai 201306, China
Email: lin880224@gmail.com;xllin@shou.edu.cn

Education and Employment

Associate Professor, Shanghai Ocean University, College of Fisheries and Life Science, CN, (2022.7-present).
Postdoc, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, CN, (2018.7-2022.7).
Advisor: Wen-Jun Bu.
PhD, Biosystematics, Faculty of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO, (2013.8-2017.12). Advisor:Torbjørn Ekrem, Elisabeth Stur.
Joint PhD, Zoology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, CN, (2010.9-2015.6). Advisor: Xin-Hua Wang.
BSc, Biology, College of Life Sciences, Taizhou College, CN, (2006.9-2010.6). Advisor: Xin Qi.


My work is focused on:
1) systematics and biogeography of Chironomidae (Diptera) by using integrative taxonomy, phylogeny with genomic data;
2) Assembling a comprehensive DNA barcode reference library of Chinese chironomids;
3) Using eDNA metabarcoding to monitor aquatic biodiversity.

Selected Publications

  1. Chesters D, Ferrari RR, Lin X-L, Orr MC, Staab M, Zhu C-D (2023). Launching insectphylo. org; a new hub facilitating construction and use of synthesis molecular phylogenies of insects. Molecular Ecology Resources 23: 1556-1573.

  2. Guo B-X, Chen M-H, Zhang R-L, Lin X-L (2023) Tanytarsus xinglongensis (Diptera, Chironomidae, Tanytarsini), A New Species from Oriental China. Annales Zoologici Fennici 60: 53-56.

  3. Li S-Y, Zhao Y-M, Guo B-X, Li C-H, Sun B-J, Lin X-L (2022) Comparative Analysis of Mitogenomes of Chironomus (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insects 13: 1164.

  4. Li S-Y, Yao Y, Sun L, Ling H-N, Jin W-D, Lin X-L (2023) DNA barcodes and morphology reveal new species within the Rheotanytarsus guineensis species group from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 114: e22060.

  5. Lin X-L, Stur E, Ekrem T (2015) Exploring genetic divergence in a species-rich insect genus using 2790 DNA Barcodes. PloS One 10: e0138993.

  6. Lin X-L, Stur E, Ekrem T (2018a) DNA barcodes and morphology reveal unrecognized species of Chironomidae (Diptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution 49: 329–398.

  7. Lin X-L, Stur E, Ekrem T (2018b) Exploring species boundaries with multiple genetic loci using empirical data from non-biting midges. Zoologica Scripta 47: 325–341.

  8. Lin X-L, Stur E, Ekrem T (2018c) Molecular phylogeny and temporal diversification of Tanytarsus van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae) support generic synonymies, a new classification and centre of origin. Systematic Entomology 43: 659–677.

  9. Lin X-L, Yao Y, Yan C-C, LIU W (2021a) Stenochironomus zhengi sp. nov. from Dawei Mountain National Park, Yunnan, China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 4970: 385-390.

  10. Lin X-L, Yu H-J, Wang Q, Bu W-J, Wang X-H (2020) DNA barcodes and morphology confirm a new species of Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus) orientalis group (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 4768: 282–290.

  11. Lin X-L, Yu H-J, Wang X-H, Bu W-J, Wang X-H, Yan C-C, Liu W-B (2021b) New or little-known Boreoheptagyia (Diptera: Chironomidae) in China inferred from morpholgy and DNA barcodes. ZooKeys 1040: 187–200.

  12. Lin X-L, Yu H-J, Zhang R-L, Wang X-H (2019) Polypedilum (Cerobregma) heberti sp. n. (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Gaoligong Mountains, Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 4571: 255–262.

  13. Lin X-L, Jiang K, Liu W-B, Liu W, Bu W-J, Wang X-H, Mo L (2021c) Toward a global DNA barcode reference library of the intolerant nonbiting midge genus Rheocricotopus Brundin, 1956. Ecology and Evolution 11: 12161–12172.

  14. Lin X-L, Mo L, Bu W-J, Wang X-H (2021d) The first comprehensive DNA barcode reference library of Chinese Tanytarsus (Diptera: Chironomidae) for environmental DNA metabarcoding. Diversity and Distributions 27: 1932–1941.

  15. Lin X-L, Zhao Y-M, Yan L-P, Liu W-B, Bu W-J, Wang X-H, Zheng C-G (2022b) Mitogenomes provide new insights into the evolutionary history of Prodiamesinae (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zoologica Scripta 51: 119–132.

  16. Liu W-B, Wang Y, Zhao K-Z, Wang C-Y, Zhang J-Y, Yan C-C, Lin X-L (2023) New species, a new combination, and DNA barcodes of Parachironomus Lenz, 1921 (Diptera, Chironomidae). ZooKeys 1153: 121-140.

  17. Liu W-B, Yao Y, Chang T, Yan C-C, Lin X-L (2022) Contribution to the knowledge of Rheotanytarsus pellucidus species group from China (Diptera, Chironomidae): three new and one newly recorded species. Zootaxa 5188: 145-156.

  18. Miao X, Huang J, Menzel F, Wang Q, Wei Q, Lin X-L, Wu H (2020) Five mitochondrial genomes of black fungus gnats (Sciaridae) and their phylogenetic implications. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 150: 200–205.

  19. Qi X, Lin X-L, Ekrem T, Beutel RG, Song C, Orlov I, Chen C-T, Wang X-H (2019) A new surface gliding species of Chironomidae: An independent invasion of marine environments and its evolutionary implications. Zoologica Scripta 48: 81–92.

  20. Qi X, Yao Y, Liu W-B, Yan C-C, Wang X-H, Lin X-L (2022) Review of the Rheotanytarsus muscicola Species Group from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Diversity 14: 383.

  21. Qi Y, Bu W-J, Zheng C-G, Lin X-L, Jiao K-L (2023) New data on mitogenomes of Thienemanniella Kieffer, 1911 (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 114: 1-9.

  22. Shi Y, Wang S, Lin X-L, Li H, Li A, Fan J (2023) Unraveling fish diversity and assembly patterns in a temperate river: Evidence from environmental DNA metabarcoding and morphological data. Ecological Indicators 156: 111111.

  23. Song C, Lin X-L, Wang Q, Wang X-H (2018) DNA barcodes successfully delimit morphospecies in a superdiverse insect genus. Zoologica Scripta 47: 311–324.

  24. Wang X-H, Yao Y, Liu W-B, Yan C-C, Lin X-L (2022) Rheotanytarsus makarchenkoi Lin et Yao, sp.n. from Hainan Island, China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Euroasian Entomological Journal 21: 19-22.

  25. Yao Y, Liu W-B, Wang X-H, Lin X-L (2022) Rheotanytarsus baihualingensis and R. diaoluoensis (Diptera: Chironomidae), two new species from Oriental China. Annales Zoologici Fennici 59: 149–154.

  26. Zhang D, He F-X, Li X-B, Aishan Z, Lin X-L (2023) New Mitogenomes of the Polypedilum Generic Complex (Diptera: Chironomidae): Characterization and Phylogenetic Implications. Insects 14: 238.

  27. Zheng C-G, Liu Z, Zhao Y-M, Wang Y, Bu W-J, Wang X-H, Lin X-L (2022) First Report on Mitochondrial Gene Rearrangement in Non-Biting Midges, Revealing a Synapomorphy in Stenochironomus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insects 13: 115.

  28. Zheng C-G, Zhu X-X, Yan L-P, Yao Y, Bu W-J, Wang X-H, Lin X-L (2021) First complete mitogenomes of Diamesinae, Orthocladiinae, Prodiamesinae, Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) and their implication in phylogenetics. PeerJ 9: e11294.

All publications can be found in https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xiao-Long-Lin


I am teaching undergraduate course: Introductory Zoology and Evolutionary Biology.