Chan CY, Wong KH, Qian PY, Wong PK*. 2004. Isolation and characterization of an aerobic cyanuric acid utilizing bacterium. Water and Environmental Management Series. Environmental Biotechnology: Advancement in water and wastewater application in the Tropics, edited by Z Ujang & M Henze. IWA publishing, pp 331-338
Huang LM*, Jian WJ, Song XY, Huang XP, Liu S, Qian PY, Yin KD, Wu M. 2004. Species diversity and distribution for phytoplankton of the Pearl River estuary during rainy and dry seasons. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 49:588-596. (PDF)
Dahms HU, Dobretsov SV, Qian PY*, 2004. The effect of combined bacterial and diatom biofilms on the settlement of the bryozoan Bugula neritina. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 313:191-209.
Yin K*, Qian PY, Chen JF, Huang LM, Zhang J, Wu MCS. 2004. Effect of wind events on phytoplankton blooms in the Pearl River estuary during summer. Continental Shelf Research 24:1909-1923. (PDF)
Wu M, Song LS, Ren JP, Qian PY*, 2004. Assessment of microbial dynamics in the Pearl River Estuary by 16S rDNA Terminal Restriction Fragment analysis. Continental Shelf Research, 24: 1825-1934. (PDF)
Dahms H-U, Harder T, Qian PY*. 2004. Effect of meiofauna on macrofauna recruitment: Settlement inhibition of the polychaete Hydroides elegans by the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe japonica. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 311: 47-61. (PDF)
Lau SCK, Tsoi MMY, Li XC, Plakhotnikova I, Wu M, Wang PK, Qian PY*. 2004. Loktanella hongkongensis sp. nov., a new member of the Roseobacter clade originated from marine biofilms in Hong Kong waters. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol 54:2281-2284. (PDF)
Wang YL, Leung PC, Qian PY, Gu JD*. 2004. Effects of UV, H2O2 and Fe3+ on the growth of four environmental isolates of Aeromonas and Vibrio species from a mangrove environment. Microbes Environ. 19: 163-171.
Harder T, Dobretsov SV, Qian PY*. 2004. Waterborne polar macromolecules act as algal antifoulants in the seaweed Ulva reticulata. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 274:133-141.
Dobretsov SV, Dahms HU, Qian PY*. 2004. Antilarval and antimicrobial activity of waterborne metabolites of the sponge Callyspongia (Euplacella) pulvinata: evidence of allelopathy. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 271:133-146. (PDF)
Dahms HU, Qian PY*. 2004. Drift-pump and drift-net – two devices for the collection of bottom-near drifting biota. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 30: 29-37. (PDF)
Jin T, Qian PY*. 2004. Effect of mono-amino acids on larval metamorphosis of the polychaete Hydroides elegans. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 267:209-218
Dahms HU, Qian PY*. 2004. Life cycles of the harpacticoida. J. Natural History (UK). 38:1725-1734.
Dobretsov SV, QianPY*. 2004. The role of epibotic bacteria from the surface of the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. in the inhibition of larval settlement. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 299: 35-50. (PDF)
Lee OO, Qian PY*. 2004. Potential control of bacterial epibiosis on the surface of the sponge Mycale adhaerens. Aquatic Microbial. Ecology 34: 11-21.
Harder T, Lau SCK, Tam WY, Qian PY* 2004. A bacterial culture-independent method to investigate chemically-mediated control of bacterial epibiosis in marine invertebrates by using TRFLP analysis and natural bacterial populations. FEMS Microbial Ecology 47:93-99. (PDF)
Fan YZ, Wang YY, Qian PY, Gu JD*. 2004. Optimization of phthalic acid batch biodegradation and the use of modified Richards model for modeling degradation. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 53: 57-63.