Zhengan SU




Associate Professor


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




Water erosion; Tillage erosion; Gully erosion; Nuclear tracing; Soil and water conservation; ecological remediation


l 2014.6-2014.12 Visiting scholar from USDA-ARS, National Soil Erosion Research Lab

l 2007-2010: Ph D from Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS;

l 2004-2007: Master degree from Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS;

l 1999-2003: Bachelor degree from Sichuan Agricultural University


Employment Record (including international working experience )

l 2010-2014  Research assistant, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS

l 2014-          Vice professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS


Running Projects

l 2015-2020: Spatial variation of soil erodibility in the different Vertical Zones of Henduan Mountains, China. National Basic Research Program (973 Program) of China (2015CB452704).

l 2017-2020: Treatments of soil and water loss and regetation of native vegetation in the gully area of Jinsha River Basin, China. National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFC0505102-2).

l 2018-2020: Effects of soil erosion on water conservation in the Zhangjiakou City. Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment (2017ZX07101001-02).

l 2018-2020: Pilot Implementation Scheme of Water Eco-civilization Construction in Naqu City (Y8D2370370).

l 2018-2020: Research and demonstration of restoration benefit of soil and water conservation materials in damaged ecological barrier area in West Sichuan. Major Science and Technology projects for Environmental Control and Ecological Protection of Sichuan Province (2018SZDX0034-3).

l 2018-2020The mechanism of prevention and control of PAM and local vegetation on soil and water loss and heavy metal migration in the Mine of Panzhihua City. Applied Basic Research Programs of Science and Technology  of Sichuan Province (2018JY0034).


Academic Society Activities

l Assistant station master of Yuanmou station

l Member of Chinese soil science

l Member of professional committee of soil erosion and soil and water conservation of Chinese soil society

l Scientific Committee of 8th International Symposium on Gully Erosion



2010-2014: Scholarship of president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2015: Theory and Technology of soil quality change and its maintenance in Tibet Plateau, the second prize for Scientific and technological Progress in Tibet Autonomous region, 10th place.

2018: The twelfth batch of candidates for academic and technical leaders in Sichuan Province



l Su Z. A., Xiong D.H., Zhang J.H., et al. Variation in the vertical zonality of erodibility and critical shear stress of rill erosion in China's Hengduan Mountains. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2019, 44(1): 88-97.

l Su Z.A., Li Y., Zhang J.H., et al. Spatial variation in soil, SOC, and total N redistribution on affected and non-affected slope terraces due to the 8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 by using 137Cs technique. Catena, 2017, 155: 191-199.

l Su Z. A., Xiong D.H., Deng W., et al. 137Cs tracing dynamics of soil erosion, organic carbon, and total nitrogen in terraced fields and forestland in the Middle Mountains of Nepal. Journal of Mountain Science, 2016, 13(10): 1829-1839.

l Su Z.A., Xiong D.H, Dong Y.F., et al. Influence of bare soil and cultivated land use types upstream of a bank gully on soil erosion rates and energy consumption for different gully erosion zones in the dry-hot valley region, Southwest China. Natural Hazards, 2015, 79: S183-S202. (SCI)

l Su Z.A., Xiong D.H, Dong Y.F., et al. Hydraulic properties of concentrated flow of a bank gully in the dry-hot valley region of Southwest China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2015, 40(10): 1351-1363.

l Su Z.A., Xiong D.H, Dong Y.F., et al. Simulated headward erosion of bank gullies in the Dry-hot Valley region of southwest China. Geomorphology, 2014, 204: 532-541.

l Su Z.A., Zhang J.H., Qin F.C., et al. Landform change due to soil redistribution by intense tillage based on high-resolution DEMs. Geomorphology, 2012, 175: 190-198.

l Su Z.A., Zhang J.H., Xiong D.H., et al. Assessment of soil erosion by compensatory hoeing tillage in a Purple Soil. Journal of Mountain Science, 2012, 9(1): 59-66.

l Su Z.A., Zhang J.H., Nie X.J. Effect of soil erosion on soil properties and crop yields on slopes in the Sichuan Basin, China. Pedosphere, 2010, 20(6): 736-746.