Zhixin DONG




Associate Professor


No. 9, Block 4, Renminnanlu Road, Chengdu, 610041, People’s Republic of China  




Microbial mechanisms of C, N , P cycling and environmental effects


2004: Bachelor degree from Shandong University, China;

2007: Master of Science from Northwest A&F University, China;

2011: Ph. D from Institute of soil science, CAS, China

Employment Record (including international working experience )

2010-present, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu, China


Running Projects

Impact of Microbial Activities on Nitrate Leaching from Sloping Cropland in Purple Soil  (National Natural Science Foundation)

Diversity and activity of Soil fauna in Purple soil (Chinese Academy of Sciences Soil Fauna Network)

Nitrogen loss pathways in Purple soil with wheat-maize system in Southwest China (National Key Research & Development Program)

Study of Tower Treatment System of Rural Wastewater in Mountain area (West Light of Chinese Academy of Sciences)


[1] Dong ZX, Zhu BJiang Y, et al. Seasonal N2O emissions respond differently to environmental and microbial factors after fertilization in wheatmaize agroecosystems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 2018,112(2): 215-229.

[2] Dong ZX, Zhu B, Hua KK, et al. Linkage of N2O emissions to Abundances of soil Ammonia oxidizers and Denitrifiers under Long-term Fertilizer Management of Wheat-maize Cropping System, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2015, 61(5): 799-867.

[3] Dong ZX, Zhu B, Zeng ZB. The influence of N fertilization regimes on N2O emissions and denitrification in rain-fed cropland during the rainy season. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 16(11): 2545-2553.

[4] Kumwimba MN, Zhu B, Dong ZX (Corresponding authoret al. Assessing nutrient, biomass and sediment transport of drainage ditches in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. Clean Soil Air Water, 45(1):1-11, 2017 (IF:1.473).

[5] Zhu B, Wang ZH, Wang T, Dong ZX (2012) Non-Point-Source Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loadings from a Small Watershed in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area. J. Mt. Sci., 9: 10-15.

[6] Dong ZX, Sun B, Yin SX, Sui YY (2012) Impacts of climate and cropping on community diversity of diazotrophs in Pachicudicargiboroll and Fluventicustochrept, ACTA Pedologica Sinica 49(1),130-138 ( in Chinese).

[7] Sun B, Dong ZX, Zhang XX, Li Y, Cao H, Cui ZL (2011) Rice to vegetables: short- versus long-term impact of land use change on the indigenous soil microbial community, Microbial Ecology, 62, 474-485.

[8] Sun B, Wan XY, Wang F, Jiang YJ, Li Y, Dong ZX, Zhang X-X (2014) A long-term field experiment of soil transplantation demonstrating the role of contemporary geographic separation in shaping soil microbial community structure. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1006. 

[9] Jiang Y, Zhang JH, Xu XD, Dong ZX (2013) A GPP assimilation model for the southeastern Tibetan Plateau based on CO2 eddy covariance flux tower and remote sensing data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 13, 213-225.