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Dr. Xiangzhou Xu is a Professor and PhD Supervisor at the School of Hydraulic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology. His expertise includes soil and water conservation, utilization of rainfall resources, and topography measurement. Most of his work time is spent on the physical experiments in the laboratory as well as in field. He is the principal investigator of two projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, a program for the Excellent Talents in the Universities of Liaoning Province, and other two provincial and ministerial level projects. He is also the first author of eleven invention patents of China. The Topography Meter designed by him opened the way for further development of landslide tracking and measuring. Presently Professor Xu has authored fifty journal articles, and two book chapters. Among the journal articles, eleven of them are published on the high level scientific journals of international reputation and circulation, and one of the papers has been cited by SCI for more than 80 times until present.  

Papers published in the international journals:
[1] Xu X-Z*, Song G-D, Dang T-M, Liu J-W, Zhang H-W, Gao H, Liu Y-K. 2017, Environment and sustainability of the Middle Route, South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China: a close look, Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI 10.1007/s10668-017-9996-7
[2] Xu X-Z*, Guo W-Z, Liu Y-K, Ma J-Z, Wang W-L, Zhang H-W, Gao H. 2017, Landslides on the Loess Plateau of China: a latest statistics together with a close look, Natural Hazards (IF2015=1.746; JCR® Q2), 86:1393-1403.
[3] Guo W-Z, Xu X-Z*, Wang W-L, Yang J-S, Liu Y-K, Xu F-L. 2016, A measurement system applicable for landslide experiments in the field. Review of Scientific Instruments (IF2015=1.336; JCR® Q2), 87(4): (044501-1)-(044501-7).
[4] Xu X-Z*, Song GD, Liu J, Dang WQ, Gao H, Liu ZY, Zhang HW. 2015, Avalanche in Tuban: a hazard with no defense. Natural Hazards (IF2015=1.746; JCR® Q2), 79(3): 2181-2187. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000365016300038)
[5] Xu X-Z*, Liu Z-Y, Xiao P-Q, Guo W-Z, Zhang H-W, Zhao C, Yan Q. 2015, Gravity erosion on the steep loess slope: Behavior, trigger and sensitivity, Catena (IF2015=2.612; JCR® Q1), 135: 231-239. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000366225900024)
[6] Xu X-Z*, Liu Z-Y, Wang W-L, Zhang H-W, Yan Q, Zhao C, Guo WZ. 2015, Which is more hazardous: avalanche, landslide, or mudslide?, Natural Hazards (IF2015=1.746; JCR® Q2), 76(3): 1939-1945. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000350663100025)
[7] Xu X-Z*, Zhang H-W, Wang W-L, Zhao C, Yan Q. 2015, Quantitative monitoring of gravity erosion using a novel 3D surface measuring technique: validation and case study, Natural Hazards (IF2015=1.746; JCR® Q2), 75(2): 1927–1939. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000346407100045)
[8] Xu XZ*, Li MJ, Liu B, Kuang SF, Xu SG. 2012, Quantifying the effects of conservation practices on soil, water, and nutrients in the Loess Mesa Ravine Region of the Loess Plateau, China. Environmental Management (IF2015=1.857; JCR® Q2), 49(5): 1092-1102. (Cited by SCI: WOS:000303477700013; Cited by EI, 20142517831938)
[9] Xu XZ*, Xu Y, Chen SC, Xu SG, Zhang HW. 2010, Soil loss and conservation in the black soil region of Northeast China: a retrospective study. Environmental Science and Policy (IF2014=2.972; JCR® Q1), 13(8): 793-800. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000286365400014, Times Cited: 30)
[10] Xu XZ*, Zhang HW, Wang GQ, Chen SC, Dang WQ. 2009, An experimental method to verify soil conservation by check dam on the Loess Plateau, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (IF 2015= 1.633; JCR® Q2), 159: 293-309. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000271530400023; Cited by EI, 200948122512684)
[11] Xu XZ*, Zhang HW, Wang GQ, Peng Y, Zhang OY. 2006, A laboratory study on relative stability of check dam on the Loess Plateau, China. Land Degradation & Development (IF2015= 8.145; JCR® Q1), 17: 629-644. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000242910900005; Cited by EI, 065110324428).
[12] Xu XZ*, Zhang HW, Zhang OY. 2004, Development of check-dam systems in gullies on the Loess Plateau, China. Environmental Science and Policy (IF2015=2,972; JCR® Q1), 7(2): 79-86. (Cited by SCI, WOS:000220767600001 , Times Cited: 85).

Education Background

2001.9 2006.1

  • Tsinghua University
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Ph. D

1991.9 1994.7

  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Master's Degree

1987.9 1991.7

  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree

Work ExperienceMore>>

2016.10 Now
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Visiting Scholar
2012.7 Now
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • 建设工程学部
  • PhD Supervisor
2015.12 Now
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • 建设工程学部
  • Professor

Social AffiliationsMore>>

  • A referee of the Natural Science Foundation of China

  • A referee of the folllowing International Journal cited by SCI:
    (1) International Journal of Remote Sensing
    (2) Water Resources Management
    (3) Land Degradation and Development
    (4) Environmental Science and Pollution Research
    (5) Arid Land Research and Management
    (6) Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
    (7) Hydrological Processes
    (8) Journal of environmental management

  • Member of the WASWC (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation)

Research Focus

  • 1 Soil and water conservation, and watershed management
  • 2 Theory and technolory for urban rainstorm utilization
  • 3 Theory and technology for geomorphology observation

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