Donghong XIONG





Director of Yuanmou Gully Erosion and Collapse Experimental Station, Inst. of Mountain Hazards and Environment ( IMHE),Chinese Academy of Sciences(C AS)


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




Soil Erosion, Soil and Water Conservation, Soil Physics, Ecological Restoration and Mountain Geography


Feb, 2010 -Jan, 2011, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Soil Management, Ghent University, Ghent Belgium. Main research fields are soil physics and soil erosion.

Mar, 2008: Ph.D., Graduate University of CAS, Beijing China; Majored in Physical Geography.

July, 1997: B.AG., Dept. of Soil Science, Southwest Agriculture University, Chongqing China; Majored in soil science.


Employment Record (including international working experience )

July, 2014-: Professor, Director of Yuanmou Gully Erosion and Collapse Experimental Station, IMHE, CAS

Jan. 2012-June, 2014 : Professor, IMHE, CAS

Jan. 2009-Dec. 2011: Associate Professor, IMHE, CAS

July 1997-Dec. 2008: Research apprentice and Research assistant


Running Projects

[1] Sub-project of Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of SciencesImpact of Constructional Activities of Ecological Projects on runoff and sediments in Lhasa Watershed. Project Leader, 2018-2022a.

[2] Sichuan Key Program for Science and Technology: Changes of Soil Erosion Rater in the last three decades resulting from population migration in Liangshan Mountainous Area. Project Leader, 2018-2020a.

[3] Sub-project of National Basic Research Program(973 Program) :  Imbalance mechanism of soil-water interaction and risk assessment of natural hazards in Hengduan mountains area . Project Leader, 2015—2019a.

[4] National natural science foundation of China: Synergistic mechanism between Hydrodynamic and Gravitational Action during Gully Head Retreating in the Dry-Hot Valley Region. Project Leader, 2015—2018a.

[5] Key project of " West light " of CASKey technology research of eco- management in dry-hot valley of Jinsha River. Project Leader,  2013—2016a.

[4] Technical assistance programs for developing countries of Ministry of science and technology : China - Nepal  joint research center. Execute Project Leader ,2013-2016a.

[5] National natural science foundation : Soil-water mechanisms of cracks developed  and  its  Influence mechanism to soil erosin on gully bank in dry-hot valley . Project Leader,  2010—2012a.


Academic Society Activities

Director of Yuanmou Gully Erosion and Collapse Experimental Station, IMHE,CAS. Committee of Sichuan science and technology youth federation. Member of the mountain branch of the national geographic society.



Two provincial awards on scientific and technological advancement for the second class and two for the third class.




[1] Yifan Dong, Donghong Xiong*, Zhengan Su, et al. Effects of vegetation buffer strips on concentrated flow hydraulics and gully bed erosion based on in situ scouring experiments. [J]. Land Degradation and Development2018.

[2] Baojun Zhang, Donghong Xiong*, Guanghui Zhang et al. Impacts of headcut height on flow energy, sediment yield and surface landform during bank gully erosion processes in the Yuanmou Dry-hot Valley region, southwest China [J]. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2018.

[3] WU Han, XIONG Donghong*, XIONG Liang et al. Effects of vegetation coverage and seasonal change on soil microbial biomass and community structure in the dry-hot valley region[J]. Journal of Mountain Sciences, 2018.

[4]Dan Yang, Donghong Xiong*, Baojun Zhang, et al. Effect of grass basal diameter on hydraulic properties and sediment yield processes in gully beds in the dry-hot valley region of Southwest China [J]. Catena2017.

[5] Baojun Zhang, Donghong Xiong*, Zhengan Su et al. Effects of initial step height on the headcut erosion of bank gullies: a case study using a 3D photo-reconstruction method in the dry-hot valley region of Southwest China [J]. Physical Geography2016.

[6] Zhengan Su, Donghong Xiong*, Yifan Dong, et al. Hydraulic properties of concentrated flow of a bank gully in the dry-hot valley region of southwest China [J]. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms2015.

[4] Dan Yang, Donghong Xiong*, Min Guo, et al. Impact of grass belt position on the hydraulic properties of runoff in gully beds in the Yuanmou Dry-hot valley region of Southwest China [J]. Physical Geography, 2015.

[5] Zhengan Su, Donghong Xiong*, Yifan Dong, 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  [J]. Natural Hazards, 2015.

[6] Zhengan Su, Donghong Xiong*, Yifan Dong, et al. Simulated headward erosion of bank gullies in the Dry-hot Valley Region of southwest China [J]. Geomorphology, 2014.

[7] Yifan Dong, Donghong Xiong*, Zheng’an Su, et al. The distribution of and factors influencing the vegetation in a gully in the Dry-hot Valley of southwest China [J]. Catena, 2014.

[8] Yifan Dong, DonghongXiong*, Zheng’an Su, et al. Critical topographic threshold of gully erosion in Yuanmou Dry-hot Valley in Southwestern China [J]. Physical Geography.2013.

[9] XIONG Donghong, YAN Dong-chun, LONG Yi, et al. Simulation of Morphological Development of Soil Cracks in Yuanmou Dry-hot Valley Region, Southwest China [J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2010..

[10] XIONG Donghong, LONG Yi, YAN Dongchun, et al. Surface Morphology of Soil Crack in Yuanmou Dry-hot Valley Region, Southwest China [J]. Journal of Mountain Science, 2009.

[11] XIONG Dong-hong, ZHOU Hong-yi, YANG Zhong et al. Slope Lithologic Property, Soil Moisture Condition and Revegetation in Dry-hot Valley of Jinsha River [J]. Chinese Geographical Sciences, 2005.