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ZHUANG Shunyao
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Soil Science
Mailing Address:
No.71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, China


1.Education Background

PhD. 09/1997-07/2000. Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

MSc. 09/1992-07/1995 Institute of Soil Science, Chinses Academy of Sciences, China.

BS. 09/1988-07/1992 Zhejiang Agricultural University, China


2.Professional Experience

Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science (05/2015-present)

Associate Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (10/2002-05/2015)

Assistant Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (07/1997-10/2002)


3.Work achievements

Managed 2 projects from Nation Natural Sceince Foundation of China and 3 projects from local governments. Attended several projects from the National government.From 2006, there were 75 papers in Chinese and 31 in English as SCI published. As one author, published two books of 'Water and Soil conversation of China' and 'Soil Science Dictionary'. Won a second grade prize from the National Forestry Bureau.


4.Scientific discoveries

In recent years, my work focuses on carbon and nitrogen cycle in forest soil. According to a bivirate model proposed, the carbon stock of bamboo forest in China was estimated in a more precision. Based on a long-term study, the mechanism of bamboo degradation with mulching technique was explored, and corresponding measures were presented to improve the bamboo production. In artifical forests, methods of green manure and litterfall decomposition were introduced to improve soil fertility.


Soil carbon and nitrogen cycle in forest ecosystems,

soil environmental chemistry


1. Qian ZZ, Zhuang SY*, Li Q, Gui RY. 2019. Soil silicon amendment increases Phyllostachys praecox cold tolerance in a pot experiment. Forests 2019, 10, 405; doi:10.3390/f10050405

2. Gui RY, Wu W, Zhuang SY*, Zhong ZK. 2018. Intensive management increases soil acidification and phytotoxic Al content in Phyllostachys praecox stands in Southeast China. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 37(1): 46-55.

3. Xu MJ, Ji HB, Zhuang SY*. 2018. Carbon stock of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) forests along a latitude gradient in the subtropical region of China. PLOS ONE 13(2): e0193024.

4. Wang J, Zhuang SY*, Zhu ZL. 2017. Soil organic nitrogen composition and mineralization of paddy soils in a cultivation chronosequence in China. Journal of Soils and Sediments 17: 1588-1598.

5. Xu MJ, Zhuang SY*, Gui RY. 2017. Soil hypoxia induced by an organic material mulching technique stimulates the bamboo rhizome up-floating of Phyllostachys praecox. Scientific Reports 7: 14353. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14798-8.

6. Zhuang SY*, Li Q, Lv P, Gui RY. 2016. Effect of liming on soil nitrogen loss in runoff from a cultivated bamboo stand. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 71(4): 356-363.

7. Zhuang SY*, Li Q, Wang J. 2016. Effect of amorphous Al hydroxide addition on soil organic matter decomposition with bamboo plantation. J Soils Sediments 16: 95–104.

8. Zhang HX, Zhuang SY*, Qian HY, Wang F, Ji HB. 2015. Spatial Variability of the Topsoil Organic Carbon in the Moso Bamboo Forests of Southern China in Association with Soil Properties. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0119175

9. Zhuang SY*, Ji HB, Zhang HX, Sun B. 2015. Carbon storage estimation of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) forest stands in Fujian, China. Tropical Ecology 56(3): 383-391.

10. Ji HB, Zhuang SY*, Zhu ZL, Zhong ZK. 2015. Soil Organic Carbon Pool and Its Chemical Composition in Phyllostachy pubescens Forests at Two Altitudes in Jian-ou City, China. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0146029 December 30, 2015.

Community service:
Commitment to research the situation:

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (41671296, 2017-2020)

2. National Key R & D Project of China (2017YFD0800505, 2017-2020)

3. Special Project on the Basis of National Science and Technology of China (2015FY110700, 2015-2019)

4. Special Project of Innovation and Development of Guangxi (GK-AA17204065-11, 2018-2020)

5. Soil Conversation and Improvement of Guizhou Tobacco Soil (201703, 2018-2020)