Education and Appointments:

2018.1-present, Associate professor, School of Geography and Information Engineering, CUG

2014.9 - 2016.1, post-doctor, Lab of Soil Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2011.6-2017.12, Lecture, School of Earth Science, CUG

Current Research Interest:


1.Peatland ecology and paleoecology;

2.Lake environmental change in 20th century;

3.Bioogenic silica pools in soils and wetlands;

4.Testate amoebae as indicators in changing environment.

Selected Publications (* author for correspondence):


Qin Y.M., Puppe D., Zhang L.H., Sun R., Li P., Xie S. How does Sphagnum growing affect testate amoeba communities and corresponding protozoic Si pools? Results from field analyses in SW China. Microbial Ecology, 2021a, doi: 10.1007/s00248-020-01668-6


Qin Y.M., Li H., Mazei Y., Kurina I., Swindle G.T., Bobrov A., Tsyganov A.N., Gu Y., Huang X. Xue J., Lamentowicz M., Marcisz K., Roland T., Payne R.J., Mitchell E.A.D., Xie S. 2021. Developing a continental-scale testate amoeba hydrological transfer function for Asian peatlands, Quarternary Science Reviews, 2021b,


Qin Y.M., Zhang L., Swindles G.T., Gu Y., Yang H., Qi S.  A ~40-year paleoenvironmental record from the Swan Oxbow, Yangtze River, China, inferred from testate amoebae and sedimentary pigments. Journal of Paleolimnology, 2021c, doi:10.1007/s10933-021-00183-z.


Qin Y. M, Puppe D., Payne R., Li L., Li J., Zhang Z., Xie S.C. Land-use change effects on protozoic Silicon pools in the Dajiuhu National Wetland Park, China. Geoderma, 2020, 114305.


Bobrov A., Qin Y. M., Payne R.J. A new testate amoebae species Planhoogenraadia wuchanic sp. nov. from subtropical forest soils in Wuhan, central China. Zootaxa, 2019, 15502(2):289-294.

Qin Y. M, Payne R., Gu Y., Wang Y. Short-term response of testate amoebae to wild fire. Applied Soil Ecology, 2017, 116: 64-69


Qin Y. M,  Man B.,  Kosakyan A.,  Lara E.,  Gu Y., Wang H., Mitchell E.A.D.  Nebela jiuhuensis nov. sp. (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae): A new member of the Nebela saccifera - equicalceus - ansata group described from Sphagnum peatlands in South-Central China -- Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology- 2016, 63(5):558-66   


Qin Y. M., Payne R., Yang X., Yao M., Xue J., Gu Y., Xie S. Testate amoebae as indicators of water quality and contamination in shallow lakes of the Middle and Lower Yangtze Plain  --Environmental Earth Science --2016, 75(7): 1-11


Bobrov A., Qin Y.M., Wilkinson D. Latitudinal diversity gradients in free-living microorganisms --Hoogenraadia a key genus in testate amoebae biogeography. Acta Protozoologica 2015, 54, 1-8.


Qin Y. M., Mitchell E.A.D., Lamentowicz M., Payne R.J., Lara E., Gu Y. S., Huang X.Y., Wang H.M. Ecology of testate amoebae in peatlands of central China and development of a transfer function for palaeohydrological reconstruction. Journal of Paleolimnology, 2013, 50(3): 319-330.


Qin Y. M., Fournier B, Lara E, Gu Y, Wang H, Cui Y, Zhang X, Mitchell EAD. Relationships between testate amoeba communities and water quality inLakeDonghu, a large alkaline lake inWuhan,China. Frontiers of Earth Science,2013,7(2): 182-190.


Qin Y. M., Xie S. Smith H.G.,Swindles G. T.,Gu Y. Diversity, distribution and biogeography of testate amoebae in China: Implications for ecological studies in Asia, European Journal of Protistology, 2011, 47: 1-9 (期刊封面论文).


Qin Y.M., Payne R. Gu Y. et al. Ecology of testate amoebae in Dajiuhu peatland ofShennongjia Mountains,China, in relation to hydrology. Frontiers of Earth Science, 2012, 6(1): 57-65.


Qin Y. M., Xie S. Moss-dwelling testate amoebae and their community in Dajiuhu peatland of Shennongjia Mountains, China, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 2011, 26(1):3-9.


Qin Y. M., Booth R K., Gu Y., Wang Y., & Xie S. Testate amoebae as indicators of 20th century environmental change of Lake Zhangdu, China. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 2009, 175(1):29-38.


Qin Y. M., Xie S., Gu Y.,Zhou X. Pontigulasia pangulostoma nov. spec., a new testate amoeba from the peat land ofShennongjia Mountains,China. Acta Protozoologica, 2008, 47(2):155-160.


Qin Y. M., Xie S., Swindles G. T.,Gu Y. Pentagonia zhangduensis nov. spec.,(Lobosea, Arcellinida),a new freshwater species fromChina. European Journal of Protistology, 2008,44(4):287-290.


Qin Y. M., Wang J., Xie S., Huang X., Yang H.,Tan K. Zhang Z. Morphological Variation and Habitat Selection of Testate Amoebae in Dajiuhu Peatland,Central China, Journal of Earth Science,special issue, 2010, 21:253-256.


Markel E.,Booth R K.K., Qin Y.M. Testate amoebae and δ13C of Sphagnum as surface moisture proxies in Alaskan peatlands, The Holocene,2010, 20: 463-475.

QIN Yangmin

Position: Associate professor

Phone: 008627 67883001


Add: Lumo Road 388, Wuhan, 430074, China