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Feixue Fu

Associate Professor (Research) of Biological Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3188
Office: AHF 137



Ph.D. , University of Queensland, Australia, 9/2003

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Delaware, 2003-2007  

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, 2007-  

PostDoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral researcher, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 2003-2007  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Marine nitrogen fixation; nutrient limitation of marine phytoplankton growth; global change effects on phytoplankton growth and community structure; biology of cyanobacteria, coccolithophorids and harmful algae; iron and phosphorus biogeochemistry.

Research Keywords

N2 fixation, cyanobacteria, harmful alga bloom, global climate change, nutrient limitation

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

EAGER: Gene expression patterns in high CO2-adapted Trichodesmium , D.A Hutchins, Fei-Xue Fu, $48,506, 2010-2011   
Will a warmer, more acidic ocean lead to increased Pseudo-nitzschia bloom toxicity , Dave Hutchins, Feixue Fu, $147,915, 2010-2011   
"Experimental studies to understand and evaluate acclimation of marine plankton assemblages to clima , Astrid Schnetzer, Feixue Fu, $710,000, 2009-2010   
Changing Phytoplankton Trace Metal Requirements In A High CO2 Ocean , Fei-Xue Fu, $428,461, 2008-2009   
SGER: Science-of-Opportunity onboard Ice Breaker Oden - Phytoplankton Global Change Experiments and (NSF-OPP), D. A. Hutchins, Feixue Fu, $78,476, 2007-2008   
FeCycle II-Natural Variability in Plankton Iron Quotas During an Unamended Lagrangian Experiment (NSF), D.A. Hutchins, Feixue Fu, $254,816, 2007-2008   

USC Funding

WiSE Program. Impacts of future rising CO2 and temperature on harmful algal blooms along the California coast: To determine the effects of future increases in carbon dioxide and temperature on the growth rates, toxin production and photosynthetic physiology of domoic acid-producing diatom Pseudo-nitzschia. , $12,500, 07/01/2008-06/30/2009  

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Dept of Chemical and Physical Oceanography, University of Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand, visiting scientist, collaboratory research projects
Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology & Environmental Science Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Qingdao, People’s Republic of China, visiting scientist, collaboratory research projects

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"CO2 concentration controls Trichodesmium nitrogen and carbon fixation rates, growth rates and elemental ratios", 2007 ASLO meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, 2007-2008   
"Does CO2 play a role in controlling N2 fixation across systems", 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Orlando, Florida, 2007-2008   
"Does CO2 play a role in controlling oceanic N2 fixation?", Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry workshop, Poster, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-2008   
"Linking the future biogeochemical cycles of C, N, and Fe: Interactions between cyanobacterial N2 fixation and Fe limitation in a high CO2 ocean", NSF Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry workshop, Poster, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-2008   
"Rising CO2 and temperature effects on community dynamics of harmful and harmless estuarine algal groups", 2007 ASLO meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, 2007-2008   
"Efeccts of rising CO2 and temperature on the growth and photosynthesis of the marine raphidophyte Heterosigma and the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum", ASLO, Poster, 2006-2007   


Book Chapter

Hutchins, D. A., Fu, F. (2008). Linking the oceanic biogeochemistry of iron and phosphorus with the marine nitrogen cycle. pp. 1627-1666. Amsterdam: Nitrogen in the Marine Environment/Elsevier.

Journal Article

Fu, F., Mulholland, M. R., Garcia, N. S., Beck, A., Bernhardt, P. W., Warner, M. E., Sañudo-Wilhelmy, S. A., Hutchins, D. A. (2008). Interactions between changing pCO2, N2 fixation, and Fe limitation in the marine unicellular cyanobacterium Crocosphaera. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol. 53 (6), pp. 2472-2484.
Feng, Y., Warner, M. E., Zhang, Y., Sun, J., Fu, F., Rose, J., Hutchins, D. A. (2008). Interactive effects of increased pCO2, temperature and irradiance on the marine coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae). European J. of Phycology. Vol. 43 (1), pp. 87-98.
Fu, F., Zhang, Y., Warner, M. E., Feng, Y., Sun, J., Hutchins, D. A. (2008). A comparison of future increased CO2 and temperature effects on sympatric Heterosigma akashiwo and Prorocentrum minimum. Harmful Algae. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 76-90.
Hutchins, D. A., Fu, F., Zhang, Y., Warner, M. E., Feng, Y., Portune, K., Bernhardt, P. W., Mulholland, M. R. (2007). CO2 control of Trichodesmium N2 fixation, photosynthesis, growth rates, and elemental ratios: Implications for past, present and future ocean biogeochemistry. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol. 52 (4), pp. 1293-1304.
Zhang, Y., Fu, F., Whereat, E., Coyne, K., Hutchins, D. (2006). Bottom-up controls on a mixed-species HAB assemblage: A comparison of sympatric Chattonella subsalsa and Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) isolates from the Delaware Inland Bays, USA. Harmful Algae. Vol. 5, pp. 310-320.
Fu, F., Zhang, Y., Feng, Y., Hutchins, D. (2006). Phosphate and ATP uptake and growth kinetics in axenic cultures of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus CCMP 1334. European Journal of Phycology. Vol. 41, pp. 15-28.
Miao, A., Hutchins, D., Yin, K., Fu, F., Harrison, P., Wang, W. (2006). Macronutrient and iron limitation of phytoplankton growth in Hong Kong coastal waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 318, pp. 141-152.
Sanudo-Wilhemy, S. A., Tovar-Sanchez, A., Fu, F., Capone, D. G., Carpenter, E. J., Hutchins, D. A. (2004). The Impact of Surface-Adsorbed Phosphorus on Phytoplankton Redfield Stoichiometry. Nature. Vol. 432, pp. 897-900.
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