Office: B62 Riley Robb Hall
Advisor: Tammo Steenhuis
Degree Program: PhD (will be awarded by China Agricultural University)
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae
I came from China Agricultural University in Beijing, China. This is my third year of PhD study majoring
Agricultural Water and Soil Engineering. I came to Cornell University as a visiting fellow supported by
Chinese Scholarship Council in August 2011 and plan to stay here for 14 months..
My Current Research Projects and Interests
Modeling surface and subsurface hydrology and Transport of agriculture non-point source pollutants in plain
irrigation district of North China with Hydrological Models
My research area is mainly about surface and subsurface hydrology and pollutant transport, and watershed modelling.
I am doing the Program of the Ministry of Water Resources of China (Grant No. 200901083), which related with the
surface and subsurface hydrology and pollutant transport in intensive cropping areas of North China. After data
collection, field survey and distributed hydrologic models (SWAT and AnnAGNPS) construction, I have got some results
and three related papers have been published.
At Cornell University I will continue to work on contaminant transport in irrigation districts. My main objectives
are: (1). Apply Hydrological Models such as SWAT and AnnAGNPS to the Irrigation Areas in China; Access and compare
the models, find out which model is more suitable; (2). Assess the quantity and spatiotemporal distribution of the
main agricultural non-point source pollutants in district areas; (3). Find out laws of movement and transformation
of agricultural non-point source pollutants.
The SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) model and the AnnAGNPS (Annualized Agricultural Nonpoint Source) model
are models that are currently in use. The SWAT model is a semi distributed hydrology model developed by the USDA
Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). It is used to evaluate the effect of human activities on rainfall-runoff
processes, sediment transport, and non-point source pollution. The AnnAGNPS model developed by scientists at
USDA-ARS and Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS, is a continuous simulation, daily time step, and
physically based model, is designed to aid in the evaluation of watershed response to agricultural management.
These models are widely used in the USA, Australia, Hawaii, etc., and recently employed in Southern China.