Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in China and its environmental impacts

ATS room 101
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 09:30
College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University
Presenter: 
Prof. Xuejun Liu
Hosted By: 
Jeff Collett
Brief speaker bio: Prof. Liu received his PhD in plant nutrition and fertilization from China Agricultural University in 1997. He hosts a number of projects from the National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Science & Technology and several international cooperative projects such as Sino-German and Sino-NL projects. Prof. Liu has systematically quantified atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition and its effects on ecosystem health in relation to anthropogenic reactive N emissions across China. Meanwhile he has done much work on N cycling and its environmental impacts in major Chinese croplands. The main findings in his group include revealing significant regional acidification in major Chinese croplands and enhanced atmospheric N deposition since the 1980s. Prof. Liu has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, including articles in Science and Nature. His current interests focus on biogeochemistry related to N cycling, assessment and management in China.