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Xiusheng (Harrison) Yang
Professor
Director, Connecticut State Climate Center (CSCC)
President, Chinese American Professors Association in Connecticut (CAPA-CT)
President, Association of Chinese American Agricultural Scientists (ACAAS)
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Room #331B
Tel: (860) 486-0135
Fax: (860) 486-5408
Email: Xiusheng.Yang@uconn.edu

Connecticut State Climate Center (CSCC)

Chinese American Professor Association in Connecticut (CAPA-CT)

Association of Chinese American Agricultural Scientists (ACASS) (under construction)

 

Education

Ph.D. 1988 Agricultural Engineering Ohio State University
M.S. 1985 Agricultural Engineering Cornell University
B.S. 1982. Agricultural mechanization China Agricultural University

 

Work Experience

2002-Present Professor of Resources Engineering, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
1999-Present Connecticut State Climatologist and Director, the Connecticut State Climate Center
1998 UPS Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California
1997-2002 Associate Professor of Resources Engineering, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
1991-2002 Assistant Professor of Resources Engineering, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
1988-1991 Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
1988 Visiting Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • NRE 3145    Meteorology
  • NRE 3146    Climatology
  • NRE 3674    Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources of China
  • NRE 3675    Environmental and Natural Resources of China
  • NRE 4175    Environmental Meteorology

Graduate Courses

  • NRE 5145    Environmental Biophysics
  • NRE 5605    Environmental Data Analysis
  • NRE 6000    Research Methods in Natural Resources

 

Research Interests

  • Natural resources engineering and modeling
  • Multimedia transport processes
  • Atmospheric-hydrologic-ecologic interactions
  • Biomass feedstock, bioenergy
  • Biometeorology, forest micrometeorology/microclimatology
  • Greenhouse engineering/environment control

 


Selected Publications from 2010

  • Yang, X. 2016. Restoration of riverside riparian ecosystems for improving surface water quality in China. Science and technology Review 34: 22-23
  • Qu, L., T. Lei, D. Ning, D. Civco and X. Yang. 2016. A spectral mixing algorithm for qualifying suspended sediment concentration in the Yellow River: a simulation based on a controlled laboratory experiment. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37: 2560-2584
  • Ma, Y., L. Qu, W. Wang, X. Yang, and T. Lei, 2016. Measuring soil water content through volume/mass replacement using a constant volume container. Geoderma 271: 42-49
  • Dong, Y., T. Lei, S. Li, C. Yuan, S. Zhou and X. Yang. 2015. Effects of rye grass coverage on soil loss from loess slopes. International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 3: 170-182
  • Qu, L., X. Yang, D. Ning and T. Lei, 2015. A Rational Method for Watershed Runoff Modeling and Its Validation by Laboratory Experiments. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 8: 20-28
  • Ma, Y., T. Lei and X. Yang, 2015. Volume replacement method for partitioning contents of rocks, soil particles and water mixture. Transactions of the CSAE 31: 85-91
  • Yan, Q., T. Lei, C. Yuan, Q. Lei, X. Yang, M. Zhang, G. Su and L. An, 2015. Effects of watershed management practices on the relationships among rainfall, runoff, and sediment delivery in the hilly-gully region of the Loess Plateau in China. Geomorphology 228: 735-745
  • Zhang, J., T. Lei, G. Zhang, C. Cai, Y. Huang and X. Yang, 2014. A new experimental method for observing initial soil infiltration using ring infiltrometer. Transactions of the CSAM 45: 140-146
  • Parent J., M. Graziano, X. Yang, 2014. The potential of using forest residue to offset coal use in co-fired coal power plants in the eastern United States. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 7: 99-105
  • Xue, Z., L. Qu and X. Yang, 2014. Potential production and spatial distribution of poplar as a biofuel crop in Connecticut, USA. Intl. Journal of Agric. and Biol. Engineering 7: 10-18
  • Yang, X. 2011. Bioenergy production from yellow grease: a status report. Science and Technology Review 29(30): 11-12
  • Li, X., Q. Gao, T. Lei, and X. Yang, 2011. Application of an integrative hydro-ecological model to study water resources management in the upper and middle parts of the Yellow River basin. Front. Earth Sci. 5: 45-55
  • Wang, J. and X. Yang, 2010. Application of an atmospheric gene flow model for assessing environmental risks from transgenic corn crops. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 3: 36-42
  • Wang, J. and X. Yang, 2010. An atmospheric gene flow model for assessing environmental risks from transgenic corn crops. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 3: 18-30
  • Li, Y., S. Dong, C. Wang, X. Deng, X. Li, Y. Luo and X. Yang, 2010. Impact of irrigation and other inputs on farm productivity in the upper and middle parts of the Yellow River basin, China. Frontiers of Earth Science: 4: 345-356

 

Honors

  • Founder and Honorary Deanship, Yangling International Academy of Modern Agriculture (2011-present)
  • National Award for Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Science and Technology, MOE, China, 2003
  • CAS Overseas Outstanding Scholars Award, 2001
  • UPS Visiting Professorship, Stanford University and UPS Foundation, 1998
  • Honorary Fellowship
    • China-Cornell Fellowship Program
    • Gamma Sigma Delta (International Honorary Society of Agriculture)
    • Alpha Epsilon (International Honorary Society of Agricultural Engineering)
  • Recipient of two outstanding technical paper honorable mentions for two journal articles published at The Transactions of the ASAE at the Summer International Meeting of American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), 1991
  • Recipient of the William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Research, Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1988
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840