Department: Environmental Science
Research interests: Environmental ecology/biology
Tel/fax: 86-10-62757867


Ph.D., Natural Science, Bielefeld University, Germany, 1997
M.S., Ecology, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Chian,1990
B.S., Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China, 1983


2013–present, Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2000–2013, Associate Professor, Center of Environmental Sciences/College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
1998, Postaoctoral research fellow, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University


Undergraduate course: Environmental microbiology
Graduate course: Environmental ecology; Integrated watershed management


Resistant mechanisms of plant-microorganism symbiosis to heavy metal stresses;
Adaptive responses of ecosystem structure/functions to environmental stresses


1. Huang, Y. and Tao, S. Excessive Cu and Zn affecting on distribution of the metals and activities of glycolytic and nitrogen incorporating key enzymes in mycelia of ectomycorrhizal fungi Suillus bovinus. J. Envir. Sci. 2001; 13( 3): 337-341;  
2. Huang, Y, and Tao, S, Influences of excessive Cu on photosynthesis and growth in ectomycorrhizal Pinus sylvestris seedlings. J. Envir. Sci. 2004; 16 (3): 414-419 ;  
3. Huang, Y, Chen, YJ and Tao, S, The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza on change of heavy metal speciation in rhizosphere of maize in wastewater irrigated agriculture soil. J. Envir. Sci. 2005; 17 (2):276-280;
4. Yi Huang, Xi Zhao, Shengji Luan 2007 Uptake and Biodegradation of DDT by 4 Ectomycorrhizal Fungi;Science of the Total Environment; 2007; 385: 235–241;
5. Huang, Y, Zwiazek J. Responses of ectomycorrhizal Populus tremuloides and Betula papyrifera seedlings to salinity. Environmental and Experimental Botany; 2008; 62: 357–363;
6. Huang, Y., LI Ting, HUANG Zhiji, FEI Yingheng. Ectomycorrhial fungus induced change of Cu and Cd speciation in the rhizosphere of Pinus tabulaeformis seedlings. Pedosphere ; 2008; 18(6): 758-765; 
7. Yi HUANG,Jialiang CAI,He YIN,Mantang CAI, Correlation of Precipitation to Temperature Variation in the Huanghe River (Yellow River) Basin during 1957-2006. Journal of Hydrology, 2009; 372(1-4): 1-8.
8. ZHENG Weishuang, FEI Yingheng, HUANG Yi*. Soluble protein and acid phosphatase exuded by ectomycorrhizal fungi and seedlings in response to excessive Cu and Cd. Journal of Environmental Sciences 2009; 21:1667–1672;
9. WANG Jie, HUANG Yi, and JIANG Xue-yan. Influence of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi on Absorption and Balance of Essential Elements of Pinus Tabulaeformis Seedlings in Saline Soil. Pedasphere. 2011; 21(3): 400-406;
10. HUANG Yi, ZOU Li, ZHANG ShuYing, XIE ShuGuang; Comparison of Bacterioplankton Communities in Three Heavily Polluted Streams in China; Biomed Environ Sci. 2011; 24(2):56-61.


1. Yi HUANG, MT CAI. Methodological Guidelines for Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change;UNEP ; 2007. ISBN : 978-92-807-2953-5 , Job Number : DEW/1106/BA;
2. Yi HUANG, Chadmane, MT CAI. Freshwater Under Threat: Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change – North East Asia ;UNEP ; 2007; ISBN : 978-92-807-2948-1 , Job Number : DEW/1101/BA;
3. TAO Shu; LUO Yongming; CAO Jun; LIU Wenxin and HUANG Yi. Species and the Bio-availability of Trace Heavy Metals in Aquatic and Territorial Ecosystems. Science Press, Beijing. 2006. ISBN: 7030162498.
1. Biological Remediation Method for Petrol Pollution and the Special Microorganism Strain H4-1; ZL 2009 1 0093201.x; 2011
2. Strain WTS for decomposition of crude oil residual and its application ZL 2009 1 0093202.4; 201
3. Strain Z3-P for decomposition of crude oil residual and its application ZL 2009 1 0093207.7; 2012


Her research aims at better understanding the adaptability of biosphere to environmental stresses at cell and community levels of microorganism. Working with mycorrhizous, a symbiosis of fungi and plant, her research focuses on mechanism of plant cell tolerance to excessive heavy metal and POPs. It was discovered that the symbiosis, especially a thermostable protein exuded by fungal cell, plays a key role on regulation of pollutants translation and accumulation between interfaces of the biologic and abiotic under excessive heavy metals stress, and degradation POPs.  At ecosystem level, her research focuses on aquatic ecosystem assessment and management with methodological focus on aquatic microorganism community responses to change of water quality and land cover, and application of the methodological development in determining function zones of lake basins to support integrated lake basin management.