Postal address:
College of Fisheries and Life Sciences, Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Sanya 572000, China 


Contact person:

Alireza Asem –

Brief description of involvement in Artemia activities or plans:
Research has been focusing mainly on biosystematics and biodiversity of Artemia, especially on phylogeography and population genetic of invasive American Artemia franciscana.


Most important Artemia-related papers/books: 

Asem A., Disastrous R., Eimanifar A., Hao L., Liu Ch., Wu X., Yao L., Meng X., Li W. and Wang P-Zh. (2021) Impact of colonization of an invasive species on genetic differentiation in new environments: A study on American Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Anostraca) in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Ocean University of China, in press 


Shen Ch., Liu Ch., Wu X., Yao L., Meng X., Xia L., Wang P-Zh., Li W., Eimanifar A. and Asem A. (2021) First record of the invasive American Artemia franciscana Kellogg, 1906 (Crustacea: Anostraca) at the South China Sea coast of China. Crustacean, 2021, 10.1163/15685403-bja10113, in press


Asem A., Eimanifar A., Li W., Shen C.-Y., Shikhsarmast F.M., Dan Y.-T., Lu H., Zhou Y., Chen Y., Wang P.-Z. and M. Wink (2021) Reanalysis and revision of the complete mitochondrial genome of Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Crustacea:Anostraca). Diversity, 13: 14.


Asem A., Eimanifar A., Rastegar-Pouyani N., Hontoria F., De Vos S., Van Stappen G. and Sun S.C (2020) An overview on the nomenclatural and phylogenetic problems of native Asian brine shrimps of the genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca). Zookeys, 902: 1–15.


Eimanifar A., Asem A., Wang P-Zh., W. Li and M. Wink (2020) Using ISSR genomic fingerprinting to study the genetic differentiation of Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Iran and neighbor regions with the focus on the invasive American Artemia franciscana, Diversity, 2(4), 132.