The impacts of organic pollutants and eutrophication on the coastal ecosystems in the tropical Hainan island, China

Hainan island, a tropical island located at South China Sea, has 35,000 km2 and 9.3 millions populations. Its coastal ecosystems have been changed a lot by human activities since 1980s. The research advances by our group on pollution and their ecological risk assessment of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), herbicides and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in mangrove and coral reefs in Hainan island will be introduced. Based on the results from LANCET, ECOLOC and some Chinese projects, a recent modeling work trying to answer the question that what was the dominant nutrient pollution source will be presented.

Hongwei Zhao, PhD, associate professor at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Resource Utilization in South China Sea and College of Ecology & Environment, Hainan University.
His main research focuses are pollution ecology and biological analytical chemistry, including: 1. The impacts of organic pollutants and nutrient on coral reef and mangrove ecosystems; 2. Rapid detection technology for environmental pollutants. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers.