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Zhongbo Yu

Zhongbo Yu
Hohai University · State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering

PhD

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Education
May 1993 - December 1996
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Hydrology/Hydrogeology
September 1990 - July 1992
University of Southern Mississippi
Field of study
  • Hydrogeology
August 1979 - June 1983
Hohai University
Field of study
  • Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology

Publications

Publications (497)
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A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: 210 Pb ex and 137 Cs Soil erosion RUSLE Southeastern Tibetan Plateau Climate warming and human activity A B S T R A C T Soil erosion has created landscape problems in many parts of the world and in particular in cold regions where the sensitive permafrost conditions have changed due to climate warming. Such a case oc...
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Global warming has aggravated the problem of permafrost degradation, the long-term variation of which is not well estimated. In this study, a fully coupled hydrothermal dynamics cold region hydrologic model was used to quantify the historical spatial–temporal characteristics of permafrost degradation by estimating the depth to permafrost table (DPT...
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Study region River basins with glacier ratios ranging from 1.8% to 20.7% in the monsoon-influenced southern Tibetan Plateau. Study focus The response of runoff processes in basins with different glacier ratios under global warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C was explored based on SPHY (Spatial Processes in Hydrology) model and GCMs (General Circulation Mod...
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The majority of runoff studies to date have reported a similar pattern of rapid rain-to-runoff conversion via overland flow and shallow subsurface water flow, as well as the ubiquity of thresholds and hysteresis in rainfall-runoff response. But each of those approaches has limitations in terms of inference and process description. Processes of wate...
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Alpine lakes on the Tibetan Plateau have significantly changed under a changing climate over past decades. However, the changing patterns of the inflow sources of the lakes, i.e., rainfall and the melt water of snow and glaciers, and their response to climate change remain uncertain because obtaining accurate precipitation and melt water discharge...
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Study region The source region of the Yellow River, China (SAYR) Study focus This study focuses on demonstrating the impact of seasonal freeze-thaw process on the seasonally arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) concentration in the water bodies, such as river, lake, and spring. 113 surface water samples in April (freeze permafrost), 164 in July (active laye...
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The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is experiencing extensive permafrost degradation due to climate change, which seriously threatens sustainable water and ecosystem management in the TP and its downstream areas. Understanding the evolution of permafrost is critical for studying changes in the water cycle, carbon flux, and ecology of the TP. In this study, we...
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This paper compares the historical simulations and future projections of surface air temperature over the Tibetan Plateau of the updated Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase (CMIP6) and the precedent phase of the project (CMIP5) to quantify differences in the projections under different scenarios. Model evaluation for the historical period (...
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Basin-scale runoff changes reflect the comprehensive impact of various environmental variables including climate and vegetation. Among them, vegetation plays an important role in the process of runoff generation and is one of the key links affecting the hydrological cycle. However, the contribution of vegetation to runoff changes is still unclear....
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Plant growth generally responds positively to an increase in ambient temperature. Hence, most Earth system models project a continuous increase in vegetation cover in the future due to elevated temperatures. Over the last 40 years, a considerable warming trend has affected the alpine ecosystem across the Tibetan Plateau. However, we found vegetatio...
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Hysteresis between sub-diurnal actual evaporation (AET) (or one of its components, transpiration) and vapor pressure deficit (VPD) at the species or individual ecosystem level has been extensively studied, but the global variation and seasonal variability of this hysteresis across biomes and climates is yet to be fully explored and the limiting mec...
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Denitrification in river sediments is the hotspot of nitrogen removal and nosZI gene is essential for reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. However, few studies tried to link nosZI communities with variations of denitrification rates in sediments along the high-elevation rivers. Here, we investigated the spatial variation of potential denitrifica...
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Attribution analysis of runoff evolution under changing environmental conditions is currently a hot yet challenging topic in hydrology research. In this study, the Budyko method was used to quantitatively identify the effects of climate conditions and the underlying surface such as topography, land use and vegetation cover on the runoff changes in...
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The Yangtze Economic Belt (hereafter, the Belt) is one of the most dynamic regions in China in terms of population growth, economic progress, industrialization, and urbanization. It faces many resource constraints (land, food, energy) and environmental challenges (pollution, biodiversity loss) under rapid population growth and economic development....
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Understanding the role of reservoirs in the terrestrial water cycle is critical to support the sustainable management of water resources especially for China where reservoirs have been extensively built nationwide. However, this has been a scientific challenge due to the limited availability of continuous, long-term reservoir operation records at l...
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Macrophyte rhizosphere microbes, as crucial components of the wetland ecosystem, play an important role in maintaining the function and stability of natural and constructed wetlands. Distinct environmental conditions and management practices between natural and constructed wetlands would affect macrophytes rhizosphere microbial communities and thei...
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Flow hydrodynamic condition impacts the deposition process on vegetation and removal of colloid and colloid‐associated contaminants in saturated vegetative filter strips (VFSs) under rainfall. A 9.6‐m‐long flume was constructed to investigate the retention of colloids through VFSs, with saturated soil and simulated rainfall. Colloidal filtration th...
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The regional drought predictability is strongly influenced by teleconnections factors. Among them, El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is important to drought occurrence. However, it is still not fully understood how the probability of regional droughts corresponding to different ENSO regimes varies with time lags. In this study, the event-based co...
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Water shortages are becoming increasingly serious around the world. The concept of the water footprint provides a new method for evaluating the consumption of regional water resources. We evaluated the spatial variation in the level of urbanisation for provinces in China and analysed the influences of urbanisation on regional water footprints from...
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This paper compares the historical simulations and future projections of surface air temperature over the Tibetan Plateau of the updated Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase (CMIP6) and the precedent phase of the project (CMIP5) to quantify differences in the projections under different scenarios. Model evaluation for the historical period (...
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Accurate quantification of soil moisture contributes significantly to an understanding of land surface processes. In-situ observable soil moisture data are often sparsely distributed, and model performance is influenced by many factors. In this study, 14 numerical experimental schemes about the effects of uncertainties in multiple factors (soil pro...
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Rhizosphere microbes play a key role in maintaining plant health and regulating biogeochemical cycles. The active bacterial community (ABC) in rhizosphere, as a small fraction of the rhizosphere resident bacterial community (RBC), has the potential to actively participate in nutrient cycling processes at the root–sediment interface. Here, we invest...
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The evaluation of regional water and energy consumption is of great significance to improving regional resource utilization. This paper analyzed the water and energy footprints in different provinces of China, considering regional economic levels. The results indicate: (1) both the largest water footprint and water footprint per capita were in Xinj...
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In a warming climate, land-to-water carbon mobilization is increasing in glacier and permafrost area. To identify the connection between exported river carbon content and the permafrost or glacier condition in the high-altitude mountain area, we studied the dissolved organic carbon and dissolved inorganic carbon concentration in three streams of Qi...
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This paper presents the background, scientific objectives, experimental design, and preliminary achievements of the Xin’anjiang nested experimental watershed (XAJ-NEW), implemented in 2017 in eastern China, which has a subtropical humid monsoon climate and a total area of 2674 km². The scientific objectives of the XAJ-NEW include building a compreh...
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Interactions among human and natural systems are fundamental to many issues facing today’s sustainable development. Yangtze Economic Belt (hereafter Belt), one of the most dynamic regions in China, is of no exception. The economic prosperity of the Belt, however, comes at the price of ecological and environmental degradation, which poses severe cha...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the applicability of medium and long-term satellite rainfall estimation (SRE) precipitation products for drought monitoring over mainland China. Four medium and long-term (19 a) SREs, i.e., the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) 3B42V7, the Integrated Mu...
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PurposeThe recently identified nosZII gene plays a key role in mitigating nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, and emergent macrophytes along lakeshores are areas of significant N2O emissions. The rhizosphere microenvironments of emergent macrophytes provide habitats that can potentially influence the abundance and composition of nosZII-containing microo...
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Human interventions (HI) are significantly affecting the land surface hydrological cycle, and thus altering the occurrence of hydrological drought. So far, however, how HI affect the propagation from meteorological to hydrological drought is still unclear. In this study, we proposed a quantitative diagnosis framework and assessed the impacts of HI...
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Epibiotic bacterial community colonized on the plant leaf plays important roles in promoting plant growth and nutrient absorption, but is sensitive to environmental changes. As one of the most important environmental factors affecting the growth of plants and photosynthetic microorganisms, light may affect the diversity, composition, and interactio...
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The frequency of extreme precipitation is increasing globally and poses a significant threat to human and natural systems. At the regional scale, these changes are becoming increasingly uncertain. Therefore, it is critical to understand the spatiotemporal evolution of extreme precipitation on a regional scale. In this study, we applied the connecte...
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The effectiveness of submerged synthetic aquatic vegetation on removal of colloids from flowing water was investigated to explore retention of particulate nonpoint source pollutants in aquatic systems. In colloid transport experiments, the deposition rate coefficient of colloids in dense vegetation is often taken as spatially constant. This assumpt...
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The regional terrestrial water cycle is strongly altered by human activities. Among them, reservoir regulation is a way to spatially and temporally allocate water resources in a basin for multi-purposes. However, it is still not sufficiently understood how reservoir regulation modifies the regional terrestrial- and subsequently, the atmospheric wat...
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High oxygen levels and root exudates together provide a resource-enriched habitat for rhizosphere microbes that, in turn, foster plant growth and perform key ecological functions. Plant genotype is a main factor shaping rhizosphere bacterial communities; however, the influence of plant genotype on the rhizosphere bacterial community of aquatic macr...
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Yangtze Economic Belt is one of the most dynamic regions in China in terms of population growth, economic progress, industrialization, and urbanization. It faces many resource constraints (food, energy) and environmental challenges (pollution, biodiversity loss) under rapid population growth and economic development. Interactions between human and...
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• Freshwater lakes are subject to variable degrees of eutrophication. Within lakes, the planktonic bacterial community (PBC) and sediment bacterial community (SBC) are both significant participants in biogeochemical processes of lake ecosystems. However, how the assembly patterns of bacterial communities vary seasonally along a trophic gradient in...
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Wet ecosystems are important in terms of global greenhouse gas emissions, where a high soil water content is one of the most typical features. However, the roles of hydrogeological properties in sediment during the emission process of methane and carbon dioxide remain to be researched, especially in lake ecosystems. In this study, through investiga...
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Lakes are sensitive to environmental changes, and an example of this change is the decreased water level in the Yamzho Yumco Lake (YYL, in southern Tibetan Plateau), which is opposite of the reported expansion in most other lakes of the Tibetan Plateau. In this study, we report a high-resolution dataset of daily monitored water levels from 1974 to...
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Current expectation is that projected climate change may have adverse effects on fish habitats and survival. The analysis leading to these concerns is typically done at large scale with limited possibility to quantify the local biological response and compare with previous conditions. Our research investigated the effects of recorded climate condit...
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Large dams and reservoirs alter not only the natural flow regimes of streams and rivers but also their flooding cycles and flood magnitudes. Although the effect of dams and reservoirs has been reported for some vulnerable locations, the understanding of the inner‐basin variation with respect to the effects remains limited. In this study, we analyse...
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We investigated the diversity, composition, and assembly processes of sedimentary bacterial communities across Lake Taihu, China, a large, shallow, and eutrophic water body. Amplicon-based 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing identified the composition and phylogenetic structure of the bacterial communities within the 28 collected samples. Dive...
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Various proxy records have been used for the understanding of environmental and climate variations during the Holocene. Here, for the first time, we use meteoric ¹⁰Be isotope measurements performed on sediments from a drill core collected at the Kunlun Pass (KP) on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (NETP) to investigate hydroclimate changes du...
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The topography of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) plays an important role in the formation of the Asian monsoon as well as global climate change. In particular, the water vapor transport patters shows redistribution under the influence of high mountains, which profoundly impacts the landscape of the local and surrounding areas. Based on satellite precipit...
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Groundwater level fluctuations are affected by surface properties due to complex correlations of groundwater‐surface water interaction and/or other surface processes, which are usually hard to be accurately quantified. Previous studies have assessed the relationship between groundwater level fluctuations and specific controlling factors. However, f...
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Background This paper investigates the effectiveness of dense vegetation on removal of colloids, which are important nonpoint source pollutants. In small scale colloid transport experiments, the deposition rate of colloids in dense vegetation is often taken as constant. Results This assumption was tested by experiments and modeling aimed at quanti...
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Agricultural drought has a tremendous impact on crop yields and economic development under the context of global climate change. As an essential component of water balance in irrigated areas, artificial irrigation, which is not widely incorporated into agricultural drought indices in previous studies. Therefore, an irrigation water deficit index (I...
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Diverse microorganisms perform similar metabolic process in biogeochemical cycles, whereas they are found of highly genomic differentiation. Biotic interactions should be considered in any community survey of these functional groups, as they contribute to community assembly and ultimately alter ecosystem properties. Current knowledge has mainly bee...
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Flooding is an important factor influencing the biomass production of vegetation in natural wetland ecosystems. However, how biomass production is linked to flooding patterns in wetland areas remains unclear. We utilized gauging station data, a digital elevation model, vegetation survey data, and a Landsat 8 image to study the effects of average in...
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The vegetation rain-use efficiency (RUE) represents the ability of an ecosystem to use rainfall and is an important descriptor of ecological functions of terrestrial system. Although studies have been conducted to investigate the impact of droughts on vegetation, we still lack critical understanding of how exactly RUE responds to droughts of differ...
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The world's freshwater environment is changing rapidly and facing unprecedented pressures. A growing global population and economic development have led to increasing demands on water resources and water management. The impact of climate change and intensive anthropogenic activities is now posing a great threat on the hydrological cycle leading to...
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The headwater regions in the Tibetan Plateau play an essential role in the hydrological cycle, however the variation characteristics in the long-term precipitation and throughout-the-year apportionment remain ambiguous. To investigate the spatio-temporal variability of precipitation in the source region of the Yellow River (SRYR), different time sc...
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Terrestrial evapotranspiration (ET) is thermodynamically expected to increase with increasing atmospheric temperature; however, the actual constraints on the intensification of ET remain uncertain due to a lack of direct observations. Based on the FLUXNET2015 Dataset, we found that relative humidity (RH) is a more important driver of ET than temper...
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Mountain regions are experiencing more pronounced climate change than other global land areas. How have vegetation dynamics responded to these changes and what are the implications for hydrology? To answer these questions, we examine the impacts of changes in mean air temperature (Tmean ), precipitation (P) and winter snow cover extent (SCE) in the...
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Although aquaculture provides a stable and high-quality source of food, the environmental effects related to large-scale industrial aquacultural activities have raised concern. To identify the influence of aquacultural activities on sedimentary bacterial communities, we collected surface and deeper sediments from a series of sites subjected to vary...
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Intense precipitation events frequently occur in the Hanjiang River Basin (HRB) in China, causing major economic losses and affecting human security. Accurate precipitation simulations are sensitive to the choice of physical schemes in Numerical Weather Prediction models. Therefore, in this study the performance of the different combinations of phy...
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40 small watersheds in the Source Area of the Yellow River were investigated recently to sample surface waters, groundwater and ground ice, and their water isotopic signatures (2H, 18O, 3H, and 222Rn) have been measured. A novel isotope mass balance approach was developed to estimate annual surface and surface flow discharges in catchment combined...
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Both the planktonic bacterial community (PBC) and benthic bacterial community (BBC) are important for biogeochemical processes in freshwater lakes. Despite their ecological significance, little is known about their seasonal co-occurrence patterns and the ecological processes that drive them. In this study, we aimed to investigate the ecological ass...
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The common reed (Phragmites australis), a cosmopolitan aquatic macrophyte, plays an important role in the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. We compared bacterial community compositions (BCCs) and their assembly processes in the root-associated compartments (i.e., rhizosphere and endosphere) of reed and bulk sediment between summer and w...
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In the original publication of the article, the eighth author’s name and Figure 1 were published incorrectly.
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There are various empirical models used in the estimation of global solar radiation; however, knowledge of direct and diffuse solar radiation is insufficient. Global solar radiation is the sum of direct and diffuse solar radiation, and a method that calculates global solar radiation from the estimated direct and diffuse solar radiation was further...