1. J Ma, L Hou, P L, S Zhang, X Zheng. (2022) Modified fruit pericarp as an effective biosorbent for removing azo dye from aqueous solution: study of adsorption properties and mechanisms. Environmental Engineering Research. 27 (2)

  2. L Hou, Z Hu. (2022) Performance of AnMBRs treating low strength wastewater with different carbon sources at decreasing HRTs and its linkage to methanosaeta with high specific affinity. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 2022, 8, 849-861

  3. B Adyari, L Hou, L Zhang, N Chen, F Ju, L Zhu, CP Yu, A Hu. (2022) Hydrological dynamics drive the transition of antibiotic resistance genes between particle-attached and free-living lifestyles in a deep freshwater reservoir.

  4. L Hou, J Li, H Wang, Q Chen, J Su, M Gad, W Ahmed, CP Yu, A Hu. (2022) Storm Promotes the Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistome in an Urban Lagoon Through Enhancing Bio-Interactions.

  5. M Gad, L Hou, M Cao, B Adyari, L Zhang, D Qin, CP Yu, Q Sun, A Hu. (2022) Tracking microeukaryotic footprint in a peri-urban watershed, China through machine-learning approaches. Science of The Total Environment. 806, 150401

  6. L Hou, L Jia, HM Morrison, ELW Majumder, K Deepak. (2021) Enhanced polyhydroxybutyrate production from acid whey through determination of process and metabolic limiting factors. Bioresource Technology. 342, 125973

  7. L Hou, H Wang, Q Chen, J Su, G Mahmoud, J Li, S Mullaah, C Yu, A Hu. (2021) Fecal pollution mediates the dominance of stochastic assembly of antibiotic resistome in an urban lagoon (Yundang lagoon), China Journal of Hazardous Materials. 417, 126083

  8. H Wang, L Hou, Y Liu, K Liu, L Zhang, F Huang, L Wang, A Rashid, A Hu, C Yu. (2021) Horizontal and vertical gene transfer drive sediment antibiotic resistome in an urban lagoon system. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 102, 11-23

  9. J Ma, L Hou, P Li, S Zhang, X Zheng. (2022) Modified fruit pericarp as an effective biosorbent for removing azo dye from aqueous solution: study of adsorption properties and mechanisms. Environmental Engineering Research. 27(2), 119-132

  10. MO Elnahas, L Hou, JD Wall, ELW Majumder. (2021) Bioremediation potential of Streptomyces sp. MOE6 for toxic metals and oil. Polysaccharides. 2, 47-68

  11. L Hou, E Majumder. (2021) Potential for and distribution of enzymatic biodegradation of polystyrene by environmental microorganisms. Materials. 503, 14

  12. L Hou, A Hu, et al.. (2021) Urban ponds as hotspots of antibiotic resistome in the urban environment. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 124008, 403

  13. L Hou, E Majumder, et al.. (2021) Conversion and removal strategies for microplastics in wastewater treatment plants and landfills. Chemical Engineering Journal. 406, 126715

  14. M Gad, L Hou, J Li, Y Wue, A Rashid, N Cheng, A Hu. (2020) Distinct mechanisms underlying the assembly of microeukaryotic generalists and specialists in an anthropogenically impacted river. Science of the Total Environment. 141434

  15. Y Wu, CY Guan, N Griswold, L Hou, X Fang, A Hu, Z Hu, CP Yu. (2020) Zero-valent iron-based technologies for removal of heavy metal (loid) s and organic pollutants from the aquatic environment: recent advances and perspectives. Journal of Cleaner Production. 123478

  16. L Hou, Z Hu, et al.. (2020) Impact of decreasing hydraulic retention times on the specific affinity of methanogens and their community structures in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor process treating low strength wastewater. Science of The Total Environment. 739, 140373

  17. PO Peter, A Rashid, L Hou, F Nkinahamira, C Kiki, Q Sun, CP Yu, A Hu. (2020) Elemental contaminants in surface sediments from jiulong river estuary, china: Pollution level and ecotoxicological risk assessment. Water. 12 (6), 1640

  18. L Hou, N Griswold, J Ji, Z Hu. (2020) Specific affinity and relative abundance of methanogens in acclimated anaerobic sludge treating low-strength wastewater. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 104 (1), 291-302.

  19. L Hou, SI Mulla, JP Niño-Garcia, D Ning, A Rashid, A Hu, CP Yu. (2019) Deterministic and stochastic processes driving the shift in the prokaryotic community composition in wastewater treatment plants of a coastal Chinese city. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 103 (21-22), 9155-9168.

  20. L Hou, A Hu, S Chen, K Zhang, S Orlić, A Rashid, CP Yu. (2019) Deciphering the assembly processes of the key ecological assemblages of microbial communities in thirteen full-scale wastewater treatment plants. Microbes and Environments. 34(2), 169-179.

  21. A Hu, F Ju, L Hou, J Li, X Yang, H Wang, SI Mulla, Q Sun, H Bürgmann, CP Yu. (2017) Strong impact of anthropogenic contamination on the co‐occurrence patterns of a riverine microbial community. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (12), 4993-5009.

  22. A Hu, H Wang, X Yang, L Hou, J Li, S Li, CP Yu. (2017 ) Seasonal and spatial variations of prokaryoplankton communities in a salinity-influenced watershed, China. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 93 (8), fix093.

  23. A Hu, L Hou, CP Yu. (2015) Biogeography of planktonic and benthic archaeal communities in a subtropical eutrophic estuary of China. Microbial Ecology. 70 (2), 322-335.

  24. M Lv, Q Sun, A Hu, L Hou, J Li, X Cai, CP Yu. (2015) Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in a mesoscale subtropical watershed and their application as sewage markers. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 280, 696-705.

  25. L Hou, A Hu, Y Ma, C Yu. (2014) Distribution of potential pathogenic bacteria in the Jiulong River Watershed. Environmental Science. 35 (5), 1742-1749.

  26. A Hu, X Yang, N Chen, L Hou, Y Ma, CP Yu. (2014) Response of bacterial communities to environmental changes in a mesoscale subtropical watershed, Southeast China. Science of The Total Environment. 472, 746-756.

  27. L Hou, A Hu, CP Yu. (2014) Spatial-temporal variation of nutrient concentrations in the surface water and its potential impact on eutrophication in Jiulong river estuary. Journal of Applied Oceanography. 33 (3), 369-378.


  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China

  2. Science and Technology Planning Project of Xiamen

  3. Talented Young Scientist Program

  4. Science and Technology Planning Project of Ningbo, China

  5. Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

  6. Science and Technology Innovation and Collaboration Team Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

  7. Mizzou Advantage

  8. Great Lakes Research Consortium Small Grants

  9. O.N. Allen Soil and Environmental Microbiology Small Grant, Madison, Wisconsin (

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Environmental Science & Technology

  • Chemical Engineering Journal

  • Science of The Total Environment

  • Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

  • Environmental Research

  • BMC Microbiology

  • Bioresource Technology

  • Waste Management