Shulan Zhang

  Shulan Zhang (Female)

  Address: College of Resources and Environment

  Northwest A&F University

  712100 Yangling, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China

  Office phone:  +86 29 87088120

  Fax :   +86 29 87080055 (college)

  e-mail: zhangshulan@nwsuaf.edu.cn; zhshulan@hotmail.com

  Nationality: Chinese

  Education

  PhD: soil science, 2002-2005, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

  MS: plant nutrient and fertilization, 1989-1992, Northwest A&F University, China

  BS: soil science and agriculture chemistry, 1985-1989, Northwest A&F University, China

  Employments

  2008- Professor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at Northwest A & F University, China

  2000-2008 Associate professor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at Northwest A & F University, China

  1992-2000 Research assistant of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at Institute of Soil and Fertilizer, Shaanxi Academy of Agricultural Science, China

  Research Interests

  1) Nutrients (Nitrogen) and water management for cereal crops on drylands, mainly focus on improving water use efficiency through agronomic and nutrient management practices and understanding mechnasim.

  2) Soil management and soil fertility, mostly concentrating long-term effects of differed soil management and fertilization on soil carbon sequestration and also other related soil physical, chemical and biological properties.

  Internaltional project involved

  2007-2010: Improving Livelihoods on Shaanxi Farms by reducing non-point N Pollution through Improved Nutrient Management. A co-operation project between Rothamsted Research, UK and Northwest A&F University, China.

  2001-2005: Increasing the productivity per unit area of agricultural systems on dry lands in the Loess Plateau. A co-operation project to transfer knowledge and technology between Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northwest A&F University, China.

  1997-2000: Improve N use efficiency and reduce N losses. A co-operation project between Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northwest A&F University, China.

  Publications in international journals

  Zhang S., Li Z., Liu J, Li Q, Yang X. 2015. Long-term effects of straw and manure on crop micronutrient nutrition under a wheat-maize cropping system. J. Plant Nutrition, in press.

  Yang X., Sun B., Zhang S. 2014. Trends of yield and soil fertility in a long-term wheat-maize system. J. Integra. Agr. 13(2): 402-414.

  Zhang, S., Sadras, V., Chen, X., Zhang, F., 2014. Water use efficiency of dryland maize in the Loess Plateau in response to crop management. Field Crops Res. 163: 55-63.

  Zhang S., Sadras V., Chen X., Zhang F. 2013. Water use efficiency of dryland wheat in the Loess Plateau in responseto soil and crop management. Field Crops Research 151, 9-18.

  Yang X., Ren W., Sun B., Zhang S. 2012. Effects of contrasting soil management regimes on total and labile soil organic carbon fractions in a loess soil in China. Geoderma 177-178, 49-56.

  Yang X., Li P., Zhang S., Sun B., Chen X. 2011. Long-term-fertilization effects on soil organic carbon, physical properties, and wheat yield of a loess soil. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 174, 775-784.

  Yang X., Yang Y., Sun B., Zhang S. 2011. Long-term fertilization effects on yield trends and soil properties under a winter wheat-summer maize cropping system. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(14), 3392-3401.

  Zhang S., Li P., Yang X., Wang Z., Chen X. 2011. Effects of tillage and plastic mulch on soil water, growth and yield of spring-sown maize . Soil & Tillage Research, 112, 92-97.

  Yang X., Zhou S.S, Sun B.H., Wang B.Q., Zhang S.L., Gu Q.Z.. 2010. Microbial properties of a Loess soil as affected by various nutrient management practices in the Loess Plateau of China. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 41:956-967.

  Zhang, S., Lovdahl, L., Grip, H., Tong, Y., Yang, X., Wang, Q., 2009. Effects of mulching and catch cropping on soil temperature, soil moisture and wheat yield on the Loess Plateau of China. Soil & Till. Res., 102, 78-86.

  Zhang, S., Lovdahl, L., Grip, H., Jansson, P-E., Tong, Y., 2007. Modelling the effects of mulching and fallow cropping on water balance in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Soil Till. Res.,93, 283-298.

  Zhang, S., Lovdahl, L., Grip, H., Tong, Y., 2007. Soil hydraulic properties of two loess soils in China measured by various field-scale and laboratory methods. Catena, 69, 264-273.

  Zhang, S., Simelton, E., L?vdahl, L., Grip, H., Chen, D., 2007. Simulated long-term effects of different soil management regimes on the water balance in the Loess Plateau, China. Field Crops Research, 100,311-319.

  Zhang, S., Grip, H., Lovdahl, L., 2006. Effect of soil compaction on hydraulic properties of two loess soils in China. Soil Till. Res., 90,117-125.

  Zhang, S., Yang, X., Wiss, M., Grip, H., Lovdahl, L., 2006. Changes in physical properties of a loess soil in China following two long-term fertilization regimes. Gederma, 136:579-587.