Sun Benhua

  1. PERSONAL DETAILS

  Dr Sun Benhua

  Associate Professor of soil science

  Address: College of natural resources and environment, Northwest A&F University

  No.3 Taicheng Road, Yangling, Shaanxi712100, PRC

  Mobile phone : +86-13572009381

  Email: sunbenhua@126.com <mailto:sunbenhua@126.com>, sunbenhua@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  2. EDUCATION

  2003-2007 PhD of Soil Science, College of natural resources and environment, Northwest A&F University

  2000-2003 Master of Soil Science, College of natural resources and environment, Northwest A&F University

  1989-1993 Bachelor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Department of soil and agro-chemistry, Northwest Agriculture University

  3. EMPLOYMENT AND APPOINTMENTS

  2008-2009 Visiting scholar, Scottish Crop Research Institute (The James Hutton Institute), Dundee UK (1 year)

  2008-date Associate Professor of Soil science, College of natural resources and environment, Northwest A&F University

  1999-2008 Lecturer, College of natural resources and environment, Northwest A&F University

  1998-1999 Research Associate, Institute of Soil and Fertilizer, Shaanxi Academy of agriculture science

  1993-1998 Research Assistant, Institute of Soil and Fertilizer, Shaanxi Academy of agriculture science

  4. RESEARCH

  My research interests are Soil fertility, fertilizer use efficiency and water use efficiency on dry land, Soil biology and microbial diversity in understanding the biological processes underlying carbon and nitrogen transformations in soils and making the link between processes and organisms, Soil and Environmental Chemistry in agricultural non-point pollution and Phosphorus leaching. I have supervised 7 master students of Soil science and Environmental science so far.

  5. TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  Soil Science (for undergraduate students)

  Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (for undergraduate students)

  Soil, Plant and Environment Analysis (for undergraduate students)

  6. PUBLICATIONS

  Refereed Journal Publications

  B. SUN, D. M. Roberts, P. G. Dennis, S. Caul, T. J. Daniell, P. D. Hallett, D. W. Hopkins*. Microbial properties and nitrogen contents of arable soils under different tillage regimes. Soil Use and Management, 2014, 30(1): 152-159.

  Benhua Sun, P G Dennis, V A Laudicina, V J Ord, S P Rushton, A G O’Donnell, K K Newsham, D W Hopkins*. Biogeochemical responses to nutrient, moisture and temperature manipulations of soil from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands in the Maritime Antarctic. Antarctic Science, 2014, 26(5): 513-520.

  Benhua Sun, Paul D. Hallett, Sandra Caul, Tim J. Daniell, David W. Hopkins*. Distribution of soil carbon and microbial biomass in arable soils under different tillage regimes. Plant and Soil, 2011, 338:17-25.

  Xueyun Yang, Weidong Ren, Benhua Sun, Shulan Zhang*. Effects of contrasting soil management regimes on total and labile soil organic carbon fractions in a loess soil in China. Geoderma, 2012, (177-178): 49-56.

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

  Xu MingGang, Zhang YiPing, Sun BenHua. Phosphate distribution and movement in soil-root interface zone III Dynamics. Pedosphere, 1995, 5(4): 349-355.

  Zheng-Yi HU*, Cheng-Kai XU, Li-Na ZHOU, Ben-Hua SUN, Yuan-Qiu HE, Jing ZHOU, Zhi-Hong CAO. Contribution of Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds to N Deposition in a Broadleaf Forest of Southern China. Pedosphere, 2007, 17(3): 360-365.

  Xueyun Yang, Pingru Li, Shulan Zhang*, Benhua Sun, Chen Xinping.  Long-term fertilization effects on soil organic carbon, physical properties, and wheat yield of a loess soil. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 2011, 174: 775-784.

  George, T.S.*, Brown, L.K., Newton, A.C., Hallett, P.D., Sun, B. H., Thomas, W.T.B. and White, P.J. Impact of soil tillage on the robustness of the genetic component of variation in phosphorus (P) use efficiency in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plant and Soil, 2011, 339(1-2): 113-123.

  Sun Benhua, Hu Zhengyi, Lu Jialong1 , Zhou Lina , Xu Chengkai. The Leaching Solution Chemistry Of A Broad-Leaved Forest Red Soil Under Simulated N Deposition In Southern China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2006, 26(6): 1872-1881. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Hu Zhengyi, Lu Jialong, Zhou Lina , Xu Chengkai. Nutrient Leaching And Acidification Of Southern China Coniferous Forest Red Soil Under Stimulated N Deposition. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2006, 17(10): 1820-1826. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Hu Zhengyi, Lu Jialong1 , Zhou Lina , Xu Chengkai.Effects Of Simulated N Deposition On Cation Leaching From Red Soil In Southern China. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2007, 21(1): 18-21. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Gao Mingxia, Lu Jialong, Wang Xing, Zhang Yiping. Effect of cropland ecological conditions on soil nutrient and humic acid characteristics of gray desert soil. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, 2007, 15(3): 18- 20. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Gao Mingxia, Lu Jialong, Wang Xing, Zhang Yiping. The Effect of Planting Alfalfa to Soil Nutrients and Humic Acid Characteristics on Gray Desert Soil. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2007, 14(3): 338-340. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Hu Zhengyi, Lu Jialong1 , Zhou Lina , Xu Chengkai. Dynamic Changes Of Wet Nitrogen Deposition In A Typical Hilly Agricultural Area In Yingtan, Jiangxi. Jour. of Northwest Sci-Tech Univ. Of Agri. and For. (Nat. Sci. Ed.), 2006, 34(10): 118-122, 127. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Lu Jialong, Zhang Yiping, Li Ping. The Characteristics Of Decomposition And Variation Of Nutrient Elements Of Plant Residue In Desert Ecosystem. Jour. of Northwest Sci-Tech Univ. Of Agri. and For. (Nat. Sci. Ed.), 2003, 31(6): 131-134. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Lu Jialong, Zhang Yiping, Sun Shengxue, Ma Jian. Study On Residue Decomposition And Nutrient Elements Releasing In Arid Desert Ecosystem. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas, 2003, 21(3):34-37. (In Chinese)

  Sun Benhua, Zhao Hubing, Tong Yan’an. Soil available S contents and S fertilizer use in Shaanxi province. Journal of Anhui agricultural University, 2000, 27(supplement): 88-90. (In Chinese)

  Yang Xueyun, Sun Benhua, Gu Qiaozhen, Li Shengxiu, Zhang Shulan. The effects of long term fertilization on soil phosphorus status in manural loessial soil. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 2009, 15 (4): 837- 842. (In Chinese)

  Gu Qiaozhen, Yang Xueyun, Sun Benhua, Zhang Shulan, Tong Yanan. Weed biodiversity in winter wheat field of loess soil under different fertilization regimes. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007, 18(5):1038-1042. (In Chinese)

  Lu Dianqing, Tong Yanan, Sun Benhua, Ove Emteryd. Study on effect of nitrogen fertilizer use on environment pollution. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 1998, 4(1): 8-15. (In Chinese)

  Xu Minggang, Sun Benhua, Zhang Yiping,. Diffusion Of Phosphate In Soils Ⅱ.Influence Of Phosphorus Application Rate And Its Interaction With Soil Moisture Or/And Temperature. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 1998, 35(1): 55-63. (In Chinese)

  Xu Minggang, Zhang Yiping, Sun Benhua. Diffusion Of Phosphate In Soils Ⅲ. Kinetics And Energy Characteristics. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 1998, 35(2): 202-209. (In Chinese)

  Xu Minggang, Zhang Yiping, Sun Benhua. Diffusion Of Phosphate In Soils Ⅳ. Prediction. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 1998, 35(3): 345-351. (In Chinese)

  Yang Xueyun, Gu Qiaozhen, Ma Lujun, Sun Benhua, Li Shengxi. Forms of Phosphorus Leaching in Loessial Soil. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 2005, 42(5): 792-798. (In Chinese)

  Edited Works - Books

  Yang Xueyun, Sun Benhua, Gu Qiaozhen, Ma Lujun, Zhang Shulan. Chapter 14 Fertility Evolvement of Lou Soil and its Sustainable Use. In:China soil fertility evolvement (Xu Minggang, Liang Guoqing,Zhang Fudao, editors), China's agricultural science and technology press, 2006, Pp.279-300 (Editorial Board Member)