1.Zhen Yang, Min Zhang, Xiaoli Shi, Yang Yu, 2020. Temperature triggers the annual cycle of Microcystis, comparable results from the laboratory and a large shallow lake. Chemosphere, 259: 76-85.
2.Zhen Yang, Riley Buley, Edna Fernandez-Figueroa, Mario Barros, Soorya Rajendran, Alan Wilson. 2018. Hydrogen peroxide treatment promotes chlorophytes over toxic cyanobacteria in a hyper-eutrophic aquaculture pond. Environmental Pollution, 240: 590-598.
3.Zhen Yang, Min Zhang, Xiaoli Shi, Yang Yu, Fanxiang Kong, Ronghua Ma. 2016.Nutrient reduction magnifies the impact of extreme weather on cyanobacterial bloom formation in large shallow Lake Taihu (China). Water Research, 103: 302-310.
4.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong. 2016. Groundwater contamination by microcystin from toxic cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Chaohu, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188: 280.
5.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, 2015. UV-B Exposure Affects the Biosynthesis of Microcystin in Toxic Microcystis aeruginosa Cells and Its Degradation in the Extracellular Space. Toxins, 7: 4238-4252.
6.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, Xiaoli Shi, Min Zhang, 2015. Effects of UV-B radiation on microcystin production of a toxic strain of Microcystis aeruginosa and its competitiveness against non-toxic strain. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 283:447–453.
7.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, Xiaoli Shi, Yang Yu, Min Zhang, 2014. UV-B radiation and phosphorus limitation interact to affect the growth, pigment content, and photosynthesis of the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Journal of Applied Phycology, 26:1669–1674.
8.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, 2013. Biotic factors in colony formation: Effects of nutrition and light on extracellular polysaccharide production and cell aggregates of Microcystis aeruginosa. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 31:796-802.
9.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, 2012. Formation of large colonies: a defense mechanism of Microcystis aeruginosa under continuous grazing pressure by flagellate Ochromonas sp. Journal of Limnology, 71: 61-66.
10.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, Min Zhang, Zhou Yang, Yang Yu, Shanqin Qian, 2009. Effect of filtered cultures of flagellate Ochromonas sp. on colony formation in Microcystis aeruginosa. International Review Hydrobiology, 94: 143–152.
11.Zhen Yang, Fanxiang Kong, Zhou Yang, Min Zhang, Yang Yu, Shanqin Qian, 2009. Benefits and costs of the grazer-induced colony formation in Microcystis aeruginosa. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology,45:203-208.