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Name  
Ding WANG
Academic Title  
  Professor
Education  
  Ph.D.
Phone  
  86-27-68780178
 E-mail 
  wangd@ihb.ac.cn

Personal Profile:

Personal Data:  

Graduated from Wuhan University in 1982. Studied in Marine Mammal Research Program of Texas A&M University at Galveston in USA for doctor dissertation from 1990–1993 under a China-America Joint Program, and was issued doctor degree in 1993 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Appointed as Research Professor and Director of the Department of River Dolphin Research (renamed as Research Group on Conservation Biology of Aquatic Animals in 2001) in 1996 by the Institute of Hydrobiology of CAS, and as deputy director of the Institute in 1999 by CAS (1999–2008). Appointed as Chairman of Academic Degrees Committee of the Institute in 2008. Editors of Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica and Acta Theriologica Sinica. Principal Subject Editor of “Environmental Science and Pollution Research” published in Germany. Secretary-General of Chinese MAB Committee, and Vice Director of Science, Technology and Environmental Protection Department of China Three Gorges Project Corporation. Members of Cetacean Specialist Group of IUCN, Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS, China National Committee for IUBS, Endangered Species Scientific Commission of China, Biodiversity Committee of CAS, National Specialist Committee of Aquatic Biology Resource Protection of Ministry of Agriculture, Endangered Species Scientific Commission of Ministry of Agriculture of China, Aquatic Animals and Plants Reserve Evaluation Committee of Ministry of Agriculture of China; Vice Director of Consultative Committee of Yangtze River Aquatic Biology Resource Protection; Vice Chairman of the Mammalogical Society of China, and President of Wuhan Baiji Conservation Foundation.  


Research Experience:

1982–Now: Ecology, rearing, behaviour, acoustics and conservation of baiji, the Yangtze finless porpoise and some other aquatic animals at the Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS;  

During the period: 

1989.07-1989.10 University of Florida, Visiting Scholar; Working on captive marine mammals; 

1990.11-1993.03  Texas A&M University at Galveston, Visiting Scholar; Working on wild dolphin acoustic communications; 

1993.11-1993.12  Texas A&M University at Galveston, Visiting Scholar; Working on wild dolphin acoustic communications; 

1998.07-1998.10  Texas A&M University at Galveston, Visiting Professor; Working on wild dolphin acoustic communications. 


Research Directions:

Reproductive theoretics and technique for finless porpoise in captivity and semi-natural condition; Population dynamics monitoring and habitat conservation of Yangtze cetaceans and Chinese white dolphin in wild; Conservation genetics of Yangtze cetaceans and Chinese white dolphin; Endangered mechanism and conservation strategy for finless porpoise and Chinese white dolphin; Sonar mechanism and behavioural ecology of finless porpoise; Acoustic communication and vocal behaviour of finless porpoise, Chinese white dolphin, Chinese alligator, giant salamander and seals; Assessment on hydro-project’s impact on aquatic mammals, bio-diversity and conservation strategy. 

Social Titles:

Awards & Honors:
Rewarded the Second Grade Prize of the Advanced Scientific and Technological Award of Hubei Province in 1988, the Third Grade Prize of Advanced Scientific and Technological Award of the Country in 1989, the First Grade Prize of the President Scholarship of CAS in 1989, WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation in 1991, the Second Grade Prize of the Youthful Scientist Award of CAS in 1993, and First Grade Prize of the Advanced Scientific and Technological Award of Hubei Province in 2008. 
Recent Publications:
  1. Wang D., Wang K., Xiao Y., and Sheng G. 1992. Auditory sensitivity of a Chinese River Dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer. In: “Marine Mammal Sensory Systems”, (Thomas J., Kastelein R., and Supin A., Eds.). Plenum Press, New York. Pp.213-221.
  2. Wang D., Würsig B.G., and William E.E. 1995. Comparisons of whistles among seven odontocete species. In: “Sensory Systems of Aquatic Mammals”, (Kastelein R.A., Thomas J.A., and Nachtigall P.E. Eds.) De Spil Publishers Woerdem. Netherlands. Pp.299-324.
  3. Wang D., Würsig B.G., and William E.E. Whistles of bottlenose dolphins: comparisons among populations. Aquatic Mammals, 1995, 21(1): 65-77.
  4. Chen P., Liu R., Wang D., Zhang X. 1997. Baiji Biology, and It’s Breeding and Conservation. Science Press, Beijing.
  5. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K, and Naito Y. A method for individual identification of echolocation signals in free-ranging finless porpoises carrying data loggers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2000, 108(3): 1353-1356.
  6. Cassens I., Vicario S., Waddell V.G., Balchowsky H., Belle D.V., Wang D., Chen F., Lal Mohan R.S., Simões-Lopes P.C., Bastida R., Meyer A., Stanhope M.J., and Milinkovitch M.C. Independent adaptation to riverine habitats allowed survival of ancient cetacean lineages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2000, 97(21): 11343-11347.
  7. Akamatsu T., Wang D*., Wang K., and Wei Z. Comparison between visual and passive acoustic detection of finless porpoises in the Yangtze River, China. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2001, 109(4): 1723-1727.
  8. Nikaido M., Matsuno F., Hamilton H., Brownell R.L. Jr., Cao Y., Wang D., Zhu Z., Shedlock A.M., Fordyce R.E., Hasegawa M., and Okada N. Retroposon analysis of major cetacean lineages: the monophyly of toothed whales and the paraphyly of river dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2001, 98(13): 7384-7389.
  9. Wang D., Würsig B., and Leatherwood S. Whistles of boto, Inia geoffrensis, and tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2001, 109(1): 407-411.
  10. Zhou K., Jefferson T.A., Leatherwood S., Wang P., Wang D., and Chou L.S. 2001. Marine Mammals of China: A Field Guide. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 200 pp. (in Chinese).
  11. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K., Wei Z., and Naito Y. A passive acoustical survey method of finless porpoises. Fisheries Science, 2002, 68(supplement I): 294-297.
  12. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K., Wei Z., Zhao Q., and Naito Y. Diving behavior of freshwater finless porpoise in an oxbow of the Yangtze River, China. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2002, 5: 438-443.
  13. Wei Z, Wang D*., Kuang X., Wang K., Wang X., Xiao J., Zhao Q., and Zhang X. Observation on behavior and ecology of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaeboides asiaeorientalis) group at Tian-e-Zhou oxbow of the Yangtze River. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2002, 10(supplement): 97-103.
  14. Zhang X., Wang D., Liu R., Wei Z., Hua Y., Wang Y., Chen Z., and Wang L. The Yangtze River dolphin or baiji (Lipotes vexillifer): population status and conservation issues in the Yangtze River, China. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 2003, 13: 51-64.
  15. Akamatsu T., Akihiko M., Shiro S., Wang D., Wang K., Michihiko S., Hiroyuki M., Naoki S., Katsunori O. New stereo acoustic data logger for tagging on free-ranging dolphins and porpoises. Marine Technology Society Journal, 2005, 39(2): 3-9. (SCI)
  16. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K. Off-axis sonar beam pattern of free-ranging finless porpoises measured by a stereo pulse event data logger. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, 117(5): 3325-3330. (SCI)
  17. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K., Yasuhiko N. Biosonar behaviour of free-ranging porpoises. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2005, 272: 797-801. (SCI)
  18. Li S., Wang K., Wang D*., Akamatsu T. Echolocation signals of the free-ranging Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientialis). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, 117(5): 3288-3296. (SCI)
  19. Li S., Wang K., Wang D*., Akamatsu T. Origin of the double- and multi-pulse structure of echolocation signals in Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientialis). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, 118(6): 3934-3940. (SCI)
  20. Popov V.V*., Supin A.Y*., Wang D*., Wang K*., Xiao J., Li S. Evoked-potential audiogram of the Yangtze finless porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, 117(5): 2728-2731. (SCI)
  21. Wang D. Aquatic animal conservation: challenges and perspectives. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2005, 12(6): 323-324. (SCI)
  22. Wang D., Hao Y., Wang K., Zhao Q., Chen D., Wei Z., Zhang X. The first Yangtze finless porpoise successfully born in captivity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2005, 12 (5): 247-250. (SCI)
  23. Wang K., Wang D*., Akamatsu T., Li S., Xiao J. A passive acoustical monitoring method applied to observation and abundance estimation of finless porpoises. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, 118(2): 1180-1185. (SCI)
  24. Xia J., Zheng J., Wang D*. Ex situ conservation status of an endangered Yangtze finless porpoise population, Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis, as measured from microsatellites and mtDNA diversity. ICES Journal for Marine Science, 2005, 62: 1711-1716. (SCI).
  25. Xia J., Zheng J., Xu L., Wang D*. Parentage determination of an isolated Yangtze finless porpoise population (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) in the Yangtze Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural Reserve based on molecular data. Progress in Natural Science, 2005,  15(2): 149-156. (SCI)
  26. Xiao J., Wang K., Wang D*. Diurnal changes of behavior and respiration of Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) in Captivity. Zoo Biology, 2005, 24: 531-541. (SCI)
  27. Zheng J., Xia J., He S., Wang D*. Population genetic structure of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis):implications for management and conservation. Biochemical Genetics, 2005, 43: 307-320. (SCI)
  28. Chen D., Hao Y., Zhao Q., Wang D*. Reproductive seasonality and maturity of male Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in captivity: a case study based on the hormone evidence. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 2006, 39(2): 163-173. (SCI)
  29. Dong W., Xu Y., Wang D*., Hao Y. Mercury concentrations in Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) from eastern Dongting Lake, China. Fresen Environ Bull, 2006, 15(5): 441-447. (SCI)
  30. Du B., Wang D*. C-values of seven marine mammal species determined by flow cytometry. Zoological Science, 2006, 23: 1017-1020. (SCI)
  31. Li S., Wang D*., Wang K., Akamatsu T. Sonar gain control in echolocating finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in an open water (L). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, 120(4): 1803-1806. (SCI)
  32. Popov V.V*., Supin A.Y*., Wang D*., Wang K*. Nonconstant quality of auditory filters in the porpoises, Phocoena phocoena and Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cetacea, Phocoenidae). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, 119(5): 3173-3180. (SCI)
  33. Wang D*., Zhang X., Wang K., Wei Z., Wüsig B., Braulik G.T., Ellis S. Conservation of the baiji: no simple solution. Conservation Biology, 2006, 20(3): 623-625. (SCI)
  34. Wang K., Wang D*., Zhang X., Pfluger A., Barrett L. Range-wide Yangtze freshwater dolphin expedition: the last chance to see baiji? Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2006, 16(3): 418-424. (SCI)
  35. Wang K., Wang D., Akamatsu T*., Fujita K., Shiraki R. Estimated detection distance of a baiji’s (Chinese river dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer) whistles using a passive acoustic survey method. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, 120(3): 1361-1365. (SCI)
  36. Xiao J., Wang D*. Respiratory pattern of captive Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis). Journal of Ethology, 2006, 24: 205-212. (SCI)
  37. Akamatsu T*., Teilmann J., Miller L.A., Tougaard J., Dietz R., Wang D., Wang K., Siebert U., Naito Y. Comparison of echolocation behaviour between coastal and riverine porpoises. Deep-Sea Research Ⅱ, 2007, 54: 290-297. (SCI)
  38. Du B., Zhang X., Fang S., Wang D*. Construction and characterization of a lipotes vexillifer genomic DNA BAC library. Zoological Science, 2007, 24: 401-407. (SCI)
  39. Hao Y., Chen D., Zhao Q., Wang D*. Serun concentrations of gonadotropins and steroid hormones of Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in middle and lower regions of the Yangtze River. Theriogenology, 2007, 67(4): 673-680. (SCI)
  40. Kimura S., Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K., and Li S. Monitoring local migration of Yangtze finless porpoises by acoustic gate. Journal of the Marine Acoustics Society of Japan, 2007, 34 (4): 40-45.
  41. Li S., Wang D*., Wang K., Akamatsu T., Ma Z., Han J. Echolocation click sounds from wild inshore finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides sunameri) with comparisons to the sonar of riverine N. p. asiaeorientalis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2007, 121(6): 3938-3946. (SCI)
  42. Li S., Wang D*., Wang K., Xiao J., Akamatsu T. The ontogeny of echolocation in a Yangtze finless porpoise (Noephocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) (L). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2007, 122(2): 715-718. (SCI)
  43. Turvey S.T. , Pitman R.L., Taylor B.L, Barlow J., Akamatsu T., Barrett L.A., Zhao X., Reeves R.R., Stewart B.S., Wang K., Wei Z., Zhang X., Pusser L.T., Richlen M., Brandon J.R., Wang D*. First human-caused extinction of a cetacean species? Biology Letters, 2007, 3(5): 537-540. (SCI)
  44. Wang X., Wang D*., Wu X., Wang R., Wang C. Acoustic signals of Chinese alligators (Alligator sinensis): Social communication. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2007, 121(5): 2984-2989. (SCI)
  45. Akamatsu T., Wang D., Wang K., Li S., Dong S., Zhao X., Barlow J., Stewart B.S., Richlen M. Estimation of the detection probability for Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocoena phocoenoides asiaeorientalis) with a passive acoustic method. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2008, 123: 4403-4411. (SCI)
  46. Li S., Akamatsu T., Wang D*., Wang K., Dong S., Zhao X., Wei Z., Zhang X., Taylor B., Barrett L.A., Turvey S.T., Reeves R.R., Stewart B.S., Richlen M., Brandon J.R. Indirect evidence of boat avoidance behavior of Yangtze finless porpoises. Bioacoustics-The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording, 2008, 17: 174-176.
  47. Li S., Wang K., Wang D*., Dong S., Akamatsu T. Simultaneous production of low-and high-frequency sounds by neonatal finless porpoises (L). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2008, 124: 716-718. (SCI)
  48. Müller B*., Berg M., Yao Z., Zhang X., Wang D., Pfluger A. How polluted is the Yangtze River? Water quality downstream from the Three Gorges Dam. Science of the Total Environment, 2008, 402: 232-247. (SCI)
  49. Wang D., Wang K. 2008. The Loss of the Yangtze Dolphin. Phoenix Science Press. Nanjing. (In Chinese).
  50. Wang K., Akamatsu T., Wang D*. Recent advances in bio-logging science and technology in Asia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2008, 15(3):173-175. (SCI)
  51. Yang F., Zhang Q., Xu Y*., Jiang G., Wang Y., Wang D. Preliminary hazard assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and plochlorinated pibenzo-p-dooxins and pibenzofurans to Yangtze finless porpoises in Dongting Lake, China. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2008, 27(4): 991-996. (SCI)
  52. Zhao X., Barlow J., Taylor B.L., Pitman R.L., Wang K., Wei Z., Stewart B.S., Turvey S.T., Akamatsu T., Reeves R.R., Wang D*. Abundance and conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise in the Yangtze River, China. Biological Conservation, 2008,141: 3006-3018. (SCI)
  53. Zheng J., Liao X., Tong J., Du H., Milinkovitch M.C., Wang D*. Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis). Conservation Genetics, 2008, 9: 1007-1009. (SCI)

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