Position: Associate Professor-Research, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
Office: 3265 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Nanjing University, 1982
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Nanjing University, 1985
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1996
Coastal plant ecology, plant-soil interactions, plant eco-physiology of environmental stresses, environmental chemistry of organic pollutants in wetlands, and remediation and restoration of oil spills in wetlands.
Awards & Honors
2008-2010 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – Investigation of fundamental physiological mechanisms controlling differential tolerance of dominant marsh plant species to oil spills and development of oil stress indicators (PI Q. Lin).
2006-2008 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – The completion of a comprehensive investigation of pioneer plant species and oil stress indicators for successful restoration and remediation of oil- impacted wetlands (PI Q. Lin, Co-PI I.A. Mendelssohn).
2006-2008 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant – Coastal wetland restoration: oil spill effects and remediation in a brackish intertidal marsh after Hurricane Katrina (PI I.A. Mendelssohn, Co-PI Q. Lin).
2006-2007 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – Determination of oil tolerance limits of native dominant plants for restoration and phytoremediation of oil-impacted coastal habitats and assessment of oil stress indicators (PI Q. Lin, Co-PI I.A. Mendelssohn).
Deis, D., Mendelssohn, I., Fleeger, J., Bourgoin, S., Lin, Q. (2019). Legacy effects of Hurricane Katrina influenced marsh shoreline erosion following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Science of The Total Environment, 672(672, 456-467), 456-467.
Fleeger, J., Johnson, D., Zengel, S., Mendelssohn, I., Lin, Q., Christman, M. C., Riggio, M., Pant, M. (2019). Macroinfauna Responses and Recovery Trajectories after an Oil Spill Differ from Those Following Saltmarsh Restoration. Marine Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104881
Yu, X., Ding, S., Lin, Q., Wang, G., Wang, C., Zheng, S., Zou, Y. (2019). Wetland Plant Litter Decomposition Occurring During the Freeze Season Under Disparate Flooded Conditions. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136091
Gao, C., Liu, H., Cong, J., Han, D., Zhao, W., Lin, Q., Wang, G. (2018). Historical sources of black carbon identified by PAHs and δ13C in Sanjiang Plain of Northeastern China. Atmospheric Environment, 181, 61-69.
Johnson, D. S., Fleeger, J. W., Riggio, M. R., Mendelssohn, I. A., Lin, Q., Graham, S., Deis, D., Hou, A. (2018). Saltmarsh plants, but not fertilizer, facilitate invertebrate recolonization after an oil spill. Ecosphere.
Fleeger, J. W., Riggio, M. R., Mendelssohn, I. A., Lin, Q., Deis, D. R., Johnson, D. S., Carman, K. R., Graham, S. A., Zengel, S., Hou, A. (2018). What promotes the recovery of salt marsh infauna after oil spills? Estuaries and Coasts.
Fleeger, J. W., Riggio, M. R., Mendelssohn, I. A., Lin, Q., Hou, A., Deis, D. R. (2017). Recovery of saltmarsh meiofauna six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.03.001
Deis, D. R., Fleeger, J. W., Bourgoin, S. M., Mendelssohn, I. A., Lin, Q., Hou, A. (2017). Shoreline oiling effects and recovery of salt marsh macroinvertebrates from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. PeerJ, 5, e3680.
Wei, C., Gao, C., Han, D., Lin, Q., Wang, G. (2017). Spatial and temporal variations of water quality in Songhua River from 2006 to 2015: Implication for regional ecological health and food safety. Sustainability, 9(9), 1502.
Chen, H., Hou, A., Corilo, Y. E., Lin, Q., Lu, J., Mendelssohn, I. A., Zhang, R., Rodgers, R. P., McKenna, A. M. (2016). Four Years after the Deepwater Horizon Spill: Molecular Transformation of Macondo Well Oil in Louisiana Salt Marsh Sediments Revealed by FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9061-9069.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S. A., Hou, A., Fleeger, J. W., Deis, D. R. (2016). Response of salt marshes to oiling from the Deepwater Horizon spill: Implications for plant growth, soil surface-erosion, and shoreline stability. Science of the Total Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.049
Fleeger, J. W., Carman, K. R., Riggio, M. R., Mendelssohn, I. A., Lin, Q., Hou, A., Deis, D. R., Zengel, S. (2015). Recovery of saltmarsh benthic microalgae and meiofauna following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill linked to recovery of Spartina alterniflora. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 536, 39-54.
He, J., Gao, C., Zhang, S., Zhao, W., Lu, X., Lin, Q., Wang, G. (2015). Temporal and Spatial Changes in Black Carbon Sedimentary Processes in Wetlands of Songnen Plain, Northeast of China. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0140834.
Gao, C., Bao, K., Lin, Q., Zhao, H., Zhang, Z., Xing, W., Lu, X., Wang, G. (2014). Characterizing trace and major elemental distribution in late Holocene in Sanjiang Plain, Northeast China: Paleoenvironmental implications. Quaternary International, 349, 376-383.
Wang, G., Yu, X., Bao, K., Xing, W., Gao, C., Lin, Q., Lu, X. (2014). Effect of fire on phosphorus forms in Sphagnum moss and peat soils of ombrotrophic bogs. Chemosphere, 119, 1329-1334.
Gao, C., Lin, Q., Zhang, S., He, J., Lu, X., Wang, G. (2014). Historical trends of atmospheric black carbon on Sanjiang Plain as reconstructed from a 150-year peat record. Scientific Reports.
Gao, C., Lin, Q., Bao, K., Zhao, H., Zhang, Z., Xing, W., Lu, X., Wang, G. (2014). Historical variation and recent ecological risk of heavy metals in wetland sediments along Wusuli River, Northeast China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(11), 4345-4355.
Judy, C. R., Graham, S. A., Lin, Q., Hou, A., Mendelssohn, I. A. (2014). Impacts of Macondo oil from Deepwater Horizon spill on the growth response of the common reed Phragmites australis: a mesocosm study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 79(1-2), 69-76.
Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Lin, Q., Gao, C., Wang, J., Wang, G. (2014). Vegetation and climate change over the past 800 years in the monsoon margin of northeastern China reconstructed from n-alkanes from the Great Hinggan Mountain ombrotrophic peat bog. Organic Geochemistry, 76, 128-135.
Lin, Q. and I.A. Mendelssohn. Accepted. Determining tolerance limits for restoration and phytoremediation with Spartina patens in crude oil-contaminated coastal wetlands. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science.
Hester, M.W., Q. Lin, and I.A. Mendelssohn. Accepted. Ecotypic variation in brackish and salt marsh grasses in response to oiling: implications for phytoremediation. Marine Environmental Research.
Lin, Q. and I.A. Mendelssohn. 2008. Evaluation of tolerance limits for restoration and phytoremediation with Spartina alterniflora in crude oil-contaminated coastal salt marshes. Proceedings of the 2008 International Oil Spill Conference:837-869.
Baustian, J.J., I.A. Mendelssohn, Q. Lin, J. Rapp, and J. Myers. 2007. Year-one recovery of an intermediate marsh in south Louisiana after an in-situ burn for oil spill remediation. Proceedings fo the 30th Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program:485-502.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2005. In-situ burning of oil in coastal marshes: 1. vegetation recovery and soil temperature as a function of water depth, oil type, and marsh type. Environmental Sciences and Technology 39:1848-1854.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, K. Carney, S.M. Miles, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2005. In-situ burning of oil in coastal marshes: 2. oil spill cleanup efficiency as a function of oil type, marsh type, and water depth. Environmental Sciences and Technology 39:1854-1860.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, M.T. Suidan, K. Lee, and A.D. Venosa. 2003. The dose- response relationship between No.2 fuel oil and the growth of the salt marsh grass, Spartina alterniflora. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44:897-902.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, K. Carney, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2002. Salt marsh recovery and oil spill remediation after in-situ burning: effects of water depth and burn duration. Environmental Sciences and Technology 36:576-581.