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Expert NameProf. Chunxiang Hu
DivisionScientific group, Institute of Hydrobiology
Telephone86 027 68780866
Work ExperienceAug.1996--Aug.1999: Ph. D degree in Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Doctoral thesis is “On mechanism of desert algal crusts formation”. In which, natural algal crusts and artificial algal crusts in greenhouse and field were studied on levels of ecology, eco-physiology and biochemistry by means of biological, agrological, mineralogical and many statistic methods. The mechanism of desert algal crust formation was revealed deeply. A new technology of shifting sand stabilization was developed in our studies, and some patents have been applied. 2000.1-2001.12: Guest researcher in Institute of Pharmacy, Oslo University, analyzed the structure of and physico-chemical properties of extracellular polymer in algae from desert crusts. 2002.1-by now, professor of Institute of Hydrobiology, explored the desertification control from algal crusts and vascular plants in Qubqi Desert of Inner Mongolian. The practical application of cyanobacterial inoculation on the shifting sand dunes commenced in 2001. By October 2010, more than 4880 m2 race-ponds for algal culture have been built and about 40 km2 sand dunes had been inoculated in the Qubqi, Ulan Buh and Mu Us Deserts, Horqin (Keerqin) Sand Land and the Hulun Buir Sand Land
QualificationsDoctor, Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999.
Number of Publications68
Awards1. 2005, the Second Grade Awards of Natural Science in Hubei Province
Other Activities1. Committee Member of Chinese Phycological Society
Publications1. Hu CX, Liu YD, et al. Extracellular carbohydrate polymers from five species soil algae with different cohesion in the stabilization of fine sand grains. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2003, 54 (1): 33-42. 2. Hu CX, Zhang DL, Huang ZB. & Liu YD. The vertical microdistribution of cyanobacteria and green algae within desert crusts and the development of the algal crusts. Plant and Soil. 2003, 257: 97-111. 3. Hu CX, Liu YD, Song LR, Zhang DL. Effect of desert soil algae on the stabilization of fine isands. Journal Applied Phycol. 2002,14 (4):281-292 4. Wu L, Lan SB, Zhang DL, Hu CX*. Small-scale vertical distribution of algae and structure of lichen soil crusts. Microbial Ecology, 2011, Doi: 10.1007/s00248-011-9828-5 5. Lan SB, Wu L, Zhang DL, Hu CX*. Successional stages of biological soil crusts and their microstructure variability in Shapotou region (China). Environ Earth Sci. Doi 10.1007 /s1 2665 -011-1066-0
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