Prof Dr, Zhou Jianbin
Tel: 029-87082793 Fax: 029-87080055
Address: Taicheng Road 3#, Yangling, Shaanxi Postcode: 712100
uBiogeochemistry of carbon and nutrients (Nitrogen transformation in soil, interaction of nitrogen and organic carbon and inorganic carbon in soil);
uNutrient management and non-point source pollution control (especially in horticultural systems).
uStable isotope application in soil-plant system
1994-1998: Ph.D., plant nutrition, Dept. of Resource & Environmental Sci., Northwest Agricultural University (NWAU) (title: Contents and turnover of soil microbial biomass nitrogen and its contribution to nitrogen availability of soils)
1984-1987: M.Sc., plant nutrition, Dept. of Soil Sci. & Agrichemistry, NWAU. (title: Effects of different fertilizers on the quality of winter wheat)
1980-1984: B.Sc., soil science & plant nutrition; Dept. of Soil Sci. & Agrichemistry, NWAU.
01-02, 2011: Visiting professor, School of Earth and Environment., The University of Western Australia, Australia.
01.07-01.30, 2008: Visiting scholar, Department of Soil Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
03.07-03.30, 2006: Visiting scholar, Department of Soil Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2000.10-2001.10: Post-doctor, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2000.12-: Professor, College of Natural Resources & Environment, Northwest A&F University
1995-2000: Associate professor, Dept. of Resource & Environmental Sci. (former Dept. of Soil Sci. & Agrichemistry), Northwest Agricultural University (NWAU, now: Northwest A&F University, NSUAF)
1990-1995: Lecturer, Dept. of Soil Science and Agrichemistry, NWAU.
1987-1990: Assistant professor, Dept. of Soil Science and Agrichemistry, NWAU
Subjects of Teaching:
Nutrient Management in Soil-Plant System (for undergraduate students);
Plant Nutrition (for undergraduate students);
Biogeochemistry (for graduate students);
Basic Methods of Agricultural Resources and Environment Sciences (for graduate students)
Graduate Advisory Experience
13 Doctoral students, and more than 50 MSc students
Manuscript Reviewer for journals
Soil Science Society of American Journal; Plant and Soil; European Journal of Soil Science; Geoderma; Soil Use and Management; Field Crops Research; Catena; Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment; Journal of Soils and Sediments; Journal of Environmental Quality; Biology and Fertility of Soils.
- Member of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, China (2014-)
-Director of Key Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and the Agri-environment in Northwest China, MOA (2011-).
- Co-chair of working group on nutrient management of China-UK Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) (2008-).
- Board member of Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Sciences (2004-).
- Deputy Director of Education Division, Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Sciences (2012-).
- Vice president of Shaanxi Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers (2000-).
- Board member of Shaanxi Society of Soil Science (1999-).
- Member of Soil Ecology Committee, Soil Science Society of China (2012-)
- Editor Board of “Soil and Fertilizer Sciences in China” (2012-)
Projects as principal investigator:
1)Loss fate and mechanism of the residual nitrogen fertilizer in soil of dryland on Loess Plateau during the summer fallow (National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 31372137, 2014-2017)
2)Controlling non-point source pollution in agricultural region in Qinling Mountain (Part of National Technology R&D Pillar Program in the 12th Five Year Plan of China (2012BAD15BO4-4), 2012-2016)
3)Nutrient management of vegetable crops (Modern Agricultural Research and Extension System of Shaanxi, 2010-2012)
4)Nutrient cycles and utilization in different intercrop and rotation systems (Part of National Technology R&D Pillar Program in the 11th Five Year Plan of China (2007BAD89B02),2008-2010)
5)High efficient Fertilization on dryland farming with limited irrigation in Shaanxi (Part of National Technology R&D Pillar Program in the 11th Five Year Plan of China (2008BADA4B09),2008-2010)
6)Mobility and biodegradability of dissolved organic nitrogen in soil ecosystem(National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 40773057, 2008.1-2008.12)
7)Nitrogen immobilization and mineralization by soil microbial biomass and their ecological effects on the Loess Plateau (National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 40571087, 2006-2008)
8)The roles of nitrogen in adjusting carbon sequestration and release in soils under different vegetation rehabilitation ecosystems on the Loess Plateau (Excellent Talent Program of Northwest A&F University, 2007-2009)
9)Soluble organic nitrogen in agricultural soils and its role in nitrogen supplying and loss (National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 30370288, 2004-2006)
10)The role of soil microbial biomass nitrogen in vegetation rehabilitation on the Loess Plateau (2006-2007, Fund from National Key laboratory for Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau)
11)Nutrients and water management of vegetable crops in sunlight greenhouse in Shaanxi (Project from the Bureau of Science and Technology of Xian, GG04094)
12)Physiological and ecological theory and technology on crop cultivation with high quality and yield on drylands of Northwest China (National Natural Science Foundation of China, as sub-project PI, No.30230230, 2003-2006)
13)Nitrogen movement and transformation in soil after nitrogen fertilizers added by fertigation (2004-2005, Fund from National Key laboratory for Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau)
14)Movement, transformation and uptake of nitrogen fertilizers added by the drip irrigation in soil (2002-2003, Ministry of Education)
15)New physiological ways and products to improve the water use efficiency of crops (2003-2005, Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China (“863-plan”), Ministry of Science and Technology)
International cooperation projects:
1)Knowledge, policy and practice for sustainable nutrient management and water resources protection in UK and Chinese agro-ecosystems. (Jointly funded by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK, and Ministry of Agriculture, China , 2013-2016)
2)Co-chair of working group on nutrient management of China-UK Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) (2008- )
3)“The 4th International Conference on C Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture” (International (regional) joint research and exchange programs, NSFC, No. 31410303027, 2014)
4)Water-soluble organic carbon and nitrogen in Chinese arable soils and their role in regulating C and N mineralization (Project Based Personnel Exchange Program of DAAD with CSC of VR China, 2006-2007, PI of Chinese side)
5)Roles of nitrogen in controlling carbon sequestration and release from soil in ecological restoration system on the Loess Plateau (Key project of inviting foreign experts from MOE, 2008)
6)Developing new types of fertilizers (Project from SAFEA, 2000)
1.Original papers in journals with peer-reviewed
Papers published in English
Wei Zhao, Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang, William Gale, Jianbin Zhou. Effect of long-term fertilization on 15N uptake and retention in soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition, (in press)
DONG Yan-Jie, CAI Miao, ZHOU Jian-Bin. Effects of moisture and carbonate additions on CO2 emission from calcareous soil during closed-jar incubation. Journal of Arid Land. 2014, 6(1)：37-43.
Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang, Daniel V. Murphy, Xinhua He, Jianbin Zhou. Fate of 15N-labeled fertilizer in soils under dryland agriculture after 19 years of different fertilizations. Biology and Fertility of Soil, 2013, 49:977-986.
WANG X., CAMMERAAT L.H., WANG Z., J. B. ZHOU, GOVERS G., KALBITZ K. Stability of organic matter in soils of the Belgian Loess Belt upon erosion and deposition. European Journal of Soil Science, 2013, 64: 219-228.
Bin Liang, Wei Zhao, Xueyun Yang, Jianbin Zhou. Fate of nitrogen-15 as influenced by soil and nutrient management history in a 19-year wheat - maize experiment. Field Crops Research,2013, 144: 126-134.
DONG Yan-Jie, CAI Miao, LIANG Bin, ZHOU Jian-Bin. Effect of additional carbonates on CO2 emission from calcareous soil during the closed-jar incubation. Pedosphere, 2013, 23(2): 137-142.
Gao Jiajia, Bai Xinlou, Zhou Bo, Zhou Jianbin, Chen Zhujun. Soil nutrient content and nutrient balances in newly-built solar greenhouses in northern China. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 2012, 94:63-72.
Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang, Xinhua He, Daniel V. Murphy, Jianbin Zhou. Long-term combined application of manure and NPK fertilizers influenced nitrogen retention and stabilization of organic C in Loess soil. Plant and Soil, 2012, 353:249-260.
Jian-bin Zhou, Chun-yang Wang, Hong Zhang, Fang Dong, Xian-feng Zheng, William Gale, Sheng-xiu Li. Effect of water saving management practices and nitrogen fertilizer rate on crop yield and water use efficiency in a winter wheat - summer maize cropping system. Field Crop Research, 2011,122:157-163.
Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang, Xinhua He, Jianbin Zhou. Effects of 17-yr fertilization on soil microbial biomass C and N and soluble organic C and N in loessial soil during maize growth. Biology and Fertility of Soil, 2011, 47:121-128.
ZHOU Jian-bin, CHEN Zhu-jun, LIU Xiao-jun, ZHAI Bing-nian, POWLSON D. Nitrate accumulation in soil profiles under seasonally open “sunlight greenhouses” in northwest-China and the leaching potential for its loss during the summer fallow. Soil Use and Management, 2010, 26, 332-339.
Zhou Jian-bin, Chen Xing-Li, Zhang Ying-Li, Liu Jian-Liang. Nitrogen released from different plant residues of the Loess Plateau and their additions on contents of microbial biomass carbon, nitrogen in soil. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2010, 30: 123-128.
Manxing Zhao, Jianbin Zhou, Karsten Kalbitz. 2008. Carbon mineralization and properties of water-extractable organic carbon in soils of the south Loess Plateau in China. Eur J Soil Biol., 44:158-165.
Zhou Jianbin, Xi Jin-gen, Chen Zhujun, Li Shengxiu. 2006. Leaching and transformation of different nitrogen fertilizers in soil after application of N with irrigation: A soil column method. Pedosphere, 16(2): 245-252.
Jianbin Zhou, Michal Green & A. Shaviv. 2003. Mineralization of organic N originating in treated effluent used for irrigation. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 67(3):205-213.
Zhou Jianbin, Chen Zhujun, and Li Shengxiu. 2003. Oxidation efficiency of different oxidants of persulfate method used to determine total nitrogen and phosphorus in solutions. Communication of Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 34(5&6):725-734.
Zhou Jianbin, Li Shengxiu. 2002. Soil microbial biomass N and its relationship to uptake of nitrogen by plants. Pedosphere, 12(3):251-256.
Zhou, J.B. and Li, S.X. 1998. Soil microbial biomass C and N in their correlation to mineralizable nitrogen in some arable soils on Loess Plateau. Pedosphere, 8(4):349-354.
Papers published in Chinese with English summary
Gao Zhong-xia, Zhou Jian-bin*, Wang Xiang, Chen Xing-li, Yang Xue-yun. Effects of different dertilizer treatments on the content and characteristic of dissolved organic carbon in soils. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 2010, 47(1):115-121.
LIANG Bin, ZHOU Jian-bin*, YANG Xue-yun. Changes of soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen , and mineral nitrogen after a long-term different fertilization. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 2010 ,16(2):321-326.
ZHOU Jian-bin*, WANG Chun-yang, LIANG Bin, LIU Xiao-jun, Kalbitz K. Stock and distribution of organic carbon in the profiles of soil with long cultivating history. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2009,28(12):2540-2544.
CHEN Xing-li, ZHOU Jian-bin*, LIU Jian-liang, GAO Zhong-xia, YANG Xue-yun. Effects of fertilization on carbon /nitrogen ratio of maize straw and its mineralization in soil. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2009, 20 (2):314-319.
LIANG Bin, ZHOU Jian-Bin*, YANG Xue-Yun, AI Na. Effect of different crop rotation systems and continuous fallow on soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen under different fertilizer treatments. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, 2009, 17(2): 209?214.
AI Na, ZHOU Jian-bin*, YANG Xue-yun, LIANG Bin. Effects of long-term fertilization and fallowing on soil nitrogen mineralization and exogenous NO3- N transformation. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2008, 19(9):1937-1943.
AI Na, ZHOU Jian-bin*, YANG Xue-yun, LIANG Bin, DUAN Min. Effects of long-term fertilization and fallow on the retention of different forms of nitrogen in different soils. Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 2008,41(12):4109-4118.
Zhao Manxing, Kalbitz Karsten, Zhou Jianbin*. Dynamics of soluble organic nitrogen and its relation to mineralization of soil organic nitrogen during incubation of several soils in the Loess region. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2008, 22(3):122-127.
Zhao Manxing, Kalbitz Karsten, Zhou Jianbin*. Variation of content and structural characteristics of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in soluble organic matter during mineralization of several soils in the Loess region. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 2008, 45(3):476-484.
Zhao Man-xing, Zhou Jian-bin*, Chen Zhu-jun, Zheng Xian-feng. Adsorption characteristics of soluble organic carbon and nitrogen in two different agricultural soils. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2008, 19(1):76-80.
YANG Rong，YAN De-Yi，ZHOU Jian-bin*，WANG Wen-xia, MA Qin-an. Soluble Organic Nitrogen (SON) in Different Soils on the Loess Plateau of China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2007, 27(4):1397-1403.
Zhao Man-xing, Zhou Jian-bin*, Chen Zhu-jun, Yang Rong. Concentration and characteristics of soluble organic nitrogen (SON) and carbon (SOC) in different types of organic manures. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2007, 27(1): 397-403.
YANG Rong, ZHOU Jian-bin*, ZHAO Man-xing. Contents and Changes of Soluble Organic Nitrogen in the Different Soils. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 2007, 38(1):15-18
WANG Wen-xia, ZHOU Jian-bin*, YAN De-yi1, MA Qin-an. Contents of soil microbial biomass C, N and K2SO4-extractable organic C, N and their relations in different soil types on the Loess Plateau of China. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2006, 20(6):103-106, 132.
ZHOU Jian-bin, CHEN Zhu-jun, TANG Li-li, ZHAI Bing-nian, XU An-min. 2006. Changes of the contents of mineral nitrogen and their accumulation in soils under greenhouse cultivation. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 12(5):675-680.
ZHOU Bo, CHEN Zhu-jun, ZHOU Jian-bin*. 2006. Effects of regulating water and fertilizer on yield and quality of tomatoes cultivated in solar greenhouse and contents of nutrients in soil. Journal of Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, 34(4):58-62,68.
Zhao Man-xing, Zhou Jian-bin*, Yang Rong, Zheng Xian-feng, Zhai Bing-nian, Li Sheng-xiu. 2006. Characteristics of nitrogen accumulation, distribution and translocation in winter wheat on Dryland. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 12(2):143-149.
Zhou Jian-bin, ZHAI Bing-nian, CHEN Zhu-jun, XU An-min, FENG Wu-huan. 2006. Application of fertilizers and nutrient accumulations in soils of greenhouse-grown tomato in the Suburban of Xian City. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 37(2):287-290.
Zhou Jian-bin, Chen Zhu-jun, ZHENG Xian-feng. 2005. The roles of soluble organic nitrogen in the supply and transformation of nitrogen in soils (a review). Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 36(2):244-248.
Tang Hai-jun, Zhou Jian-bin. 2005. Effects of soaking of seeds using CCC on the germination and seedling growth and water use efficiency of different wheat cultivars. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas, 23(5):29-34
ZHAO Man-xing, ZHOU Jian-bin*, ZHAI Bing-nian, YANG Rong, LI Sheng-xiu. 2005. Nitrogen nutrition diagnosis of different winter wheat cultivars on dryland wih a ChlorphyII Meter. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 11(4):461-466.
Xi, JG, Zhou, JB*, Zhao MX, Chen ZJ. 2004. Leaching and transforming characteristics of the different nitrogen fertilizers added by fertigation. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 10(4):337-342.
Zhou Jian-bin, Zhai Bing-nian, Chen Zhu-jun, Ma Ai-sheng, Shang Hao-bo. 2004. Nutrient accumulations in soil profiles under protected vegetable crop cultivation and theirs potential environmental impacts. Agro-Environmental Protection, 23(2):332-335.
Xi Jin-gen, Tang Hai-jun, Zhou Jian-bin*. 2004. The effect of fertigation with nitrogen fertilizer on the growth maize. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas, 22(4):68-74.
Zhai Junhai, Ling Li, Gao Yajun, Zhou Jian-bin*. 2004. Effects of supplementary irrigation , nitrogen fertilizer and straw mulching on the growth and yield of winter wheat. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, 12(1):130-132
Zhou, J.B., Li, S.X., Chen, Z.J. and Zhao, M.X. 2003. Evaluating the chemical and biological availabilities of soil microbial biomass nitrogen with the 15NO3 -N labeled methods. Acta Pedologica Sinica,40(6):888-893.
Xi, JG, Zhou, JB*. 2003. Leaching and transforming characteristics of urea-N added by different ways of fertigation. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 9(3):271-275.
Wang XL, Zhou JB*. Zheng XF, Li SX. 2003. Nutrient releasing characteristics of controlled-release nitrogen fertilizer and its rational application. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 9(4):390-395.
Zhou, J.B., Chen, Z.J., Li, S.X. 2001. Contents and their mineralized characteristics of soil microbial biomass nitrogen and their relationships with nitrogen supplying ability of the soil. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 21(10):1718-1725.
Zhou, J.B., Chen, Z.J. and Li, S.X. 2001. Fertigaton, an efficient way to apply water and fertilizer. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas, 19(4):16-21.
Zhou, J.B. and Li, S.X.1999. Relationships between soil microbial biomass nitrogen and mineralizable nitrogen in the soils. Acta Universitatis Agriculturalis Boreali-occidentalis, 27(5):147-151.
Zhou, J.B. and Li, S.X. 1998. Choosing of a proper oxidizer for alkaline persulfate oxidation to determining total nitrogen in solution. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Science, 4(3):304-309.
2. Papers presented at the International Conferences
“Lou soil”, an old anthropogenic soil that compromises agricultural production and carbon sequestration. The 4th International Conference on C Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture, Yangling, Shaanxi. 2014 (Oral presentation)
Organic carbon in Lou soil with thousands of years of cultivating history. 4th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics, May 5-10, 2013, Nanjing, China. (Oral presentation)
“Lou soil”, a fertile anthropogenic soil with thousands of years of cultivating history. Biogeoscience, AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Fransico, USA. (Oral presentation)
Long-term combined application of manure and inorganic fertilizer increased N use efficiency and decreased its loss in loessial soils. The 3th International Conference on C Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture, Beijing. 2012 (Oral presentation)
Effects of inorganic carbon on CO2 emission from calcareous soil during the closed- jar incubation. Biogeoscience, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Fransico, USA. (Oral presentation)
Combining application of organic and mineral nutrients increases nitrogen use efficiency while minimizing N loss. 2011 Yangling International Agri-science Forum, November 5-7, 2011, Yangling, China (Oral presentation)
Managing carbon and nitrogen cycles in soil for crop production and environmental quality. 2010 Yangling International Agri-science Forum, November 1-3, 2010, Yangling, China (Oral presentation)
Organic carbon stock and stabilization in Lou soils with long term addition of manures on Loess Plateau. The 2th International Workshop on C Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture, 27-30th, June, 2010, Beijing (Oral presentation)
Nutrient and water managements of dryland farming on the Loess Plateau in China. Dahlia Greidinger International Symposium on Crop Production in the 21st Century: Global Climate Change, Environmental Risks and Water Scarcity, March 2-5, 2009, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel (poster)
Changes in active organic carbon and nitrogen in soils on South Loess Plateau after 17 years fertilization and fallow. International Workshop on Soil C Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture, Oct.22-28,2008, Nanjing (Oral presentation)
Effects of water and nitrogen managements on yield formation and water and nutrient use efficiency of winter wheat on the Loess Plateau. In LI CJ (Eds), Plant Nutrition for Food Security, Human Health and Environmental Protection. 1142-1143,2005. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China. (poster)
Evaluating the availabilities of soil microbial biomass nitrogen with a 15NO3 - labeled methods. The Third International Nitrogen Conference, 12-16 October, 2004, Nanjing, China. (Oral presentation)
Nutrient release of controlled-release fertilizers and soil nitrogen. The Third International Nitrogen Conference, 12-16 October, 2004, Nanjing, China. (poster)
Mineralization characteristics of organic nitrogen in the effluent. 17th World Congress of Soil Science, August 14-21,2002, Thailand (poster)
Effects of long-term application of the manure and P-fertilizers on the phosphorus distribution in soil profile. Proc.Int.Fert.Soc & Dahlia Greidinger Symp., Lisbon, 4-7 March 2001, pp547-549 (poster)
3. Contribution to Books
Zhou Jian-bin, Li Shi-qing. Soil microbial biomass nitrogen in soil of dryland. In Li Sheng-xiu. Nitrogen in Soil-plant System of Dryland Farming in China. Academic Press of China, Beijing, 2008, 2008, 138-187.
Zhou Jian-bin. Potassium in soil of dryland. In Li Sheng-xiu. Dryland Farming in China. Agricultural Publishing House of China, Beijing, 2004, 414-432.