Dr. Yaxian Hu

Educational Experience

10/2009-07/2014 - PhD
Department of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences,University of Basel, Switzerland

09/2007-07/2009 - M. Eng.
Major: Agricultural Mechanization Engineering (specialized in Conservation Tillage), China Agricultural University

09/2003-07/2007 - B. Eng.
Major: Agricultural Engineering (Minor: Marketing), China Agricultural University

Publications

Hu Y., and Kuhn N. J., 2014. Aggregates reduce transport distance of soil organic carbon: are our balances correct? Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 8829-8859.

Hu Y., Fister W. and Kuhn N. J., 2013. Temporal variation of SOC enrichment from interrill erosion over prolonged rainfall simulations, Agriculture, 3(4), 726–740.

Hu Y., Fister W., Rüegg H. R., Kinnell P. I. A. and Kuhn N. J., 2013: The use of Equivalent Quartz Size and settling tube apparatus to fractionate soil aggregates by settling velocity, Geomorphol. Tech. Online Ed. Br. Soc. Geomorphol., Section 1.1.1.

Hu Y., Wang X., Li H., He J., 2009. Sprayer-Cultivator-Combined Weeder for Permanent Raised Bed System. Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, 40, 7, 61-66. (in Chinese).

Conference Presentations (1st Author) - Oral

Hu Y., Kuhn N.J., Aggregation-induced reversal of transport distances of soil organic matter: are our balances correct? Session: Transfer of sediments and associated substances in catchment and river systems. European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Hu Y., Fister W., Kuhn N.J., Effects of aggregation onto the fate of eroded organic carbon. Session: Fluxes of water, sediment and dissolved substances in geomorphologically active/changing environments. Swiss Geoscience Meeting, November 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hu Y., Xiao L., Fister W., Kuhn N.J., The effect of aggregation onto the fate of eroded carbon. Session: Connectivity in landscape dynamics. European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Conference Posters (1st Author) - Poster

Hu Y., Fister W., Kuhn N.J., Inter-replicate and duration-related systematic variability: does enrichment of soil organic carbon last forever? Session: The behaviour of soils, sediments and water within the 3D landscape: The use and mis-use of modelling and other approaches. European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Hu Y., Fister W., Kuhn N.J., Soils as sediment: does aggregation skew slope scale SOC balances? Dynamic Soil Landscapes: coupling soils, landscape evolution and biogeochemical cycles. European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Hu Y., Kuhn N.J., Fister W., 2012. Poster: Selective nature and inherent variability of interrill erosion across prolonged rainfall simulation. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012, Session SSS 7.6 „Movement and Fate of Eroded Soil Organic Matter in Terrestrial Ecosystems“, April 22-27, 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Hu Y., Xiao L. Kuhn N.J., Fister W., 2012. Poster: Using Settling velocity to assess movement and fate of soil organic carbon after erosion. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012, Session SSS 7.6 „Movement and Fate of Eroded Soil Organic Matter in Terrestrial Ecosystems“, April 22-27, 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Hu Y., Fister W., 2011. Poster:  Soil organic carbon erosion from two silty loam soils – a laboratory rainfall experiment. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2011, Session GM 4.2 „Erosion and Terrestrial Carbon Cycle“, April 03-08, 2011, Vienna, Austria.

Field Work and Lab-Based Activities

July, 2011 One week experimental field research to Denmark – Wind Tunnel

September 2012 One week PhD course – Soil Erosion Risk Assessment, Denmark

Since 2010 Rainfall simulation in laboratory (with flumes and settling tube)

Project

November, 2013- present: Interreg 4 Oberrhein nachhaltige Biomassenutzung, Innovations for a Sustainable Biomass Utilization in the Upper Rhine Region

Reviewer Role

Reviewer: Journal of Soils and Sediments

Student Supervision / Support Experience

June, 2013 PhD.-Candidate: “Short-term effects of biochar application on soil erosional properties using a rainfall simulator”

April, 2013 BSc.-Candidate: “Using Hilton Infiltration Model to investiage the soil erosional response under simulated rainfall events”

June, 2012 MSc.-Candidate: “Soil degradation after fire on Alpine forest soils in the upper Rhone valley, Switzerland”

Aktuelle Publikationen

Hu, Yaxian; Kuhn, Nikolaus J.: Erosion-induced exposure of SOC to mineralization in aggregated sediment, in: CATENA 137, 2016, S. 517-525. edoc
Hu, YaxianFister, Wolfgang; Kuhn, Nikolaus J.: Inherent interreplicate variability during small-scale rainfall simulations, in: Journal of Soils and Sediments 16, 2016, H. 6, S. 1809-1814. edoc
Xiao, Liangang; Hu, YaxianGreenwood, Philip; Kuhn, Nikolaus J.: The use of a raindrop aggregate destruction device to evaluate sediment and soil organic carbon transport, in: Geographica Helvetica 70, 2015, H. 2, S. 167-174. edoc

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