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Department of Soil Resources and Remote Sensing Applications TEXT SIZE: A A A
2009-08-27    

 Based on the properties, types and distribution of soils, this department focuses its research on quantitative classification; spatial distribution; dynamic monitoring, evaluation and management of the soil resources; and interactive relationships between soil evolution and environmental changes. By means of remote sensing,GIS and other modern techniques originating from related disciplines, a solid scientific basis for decision-making is provided to governments at various levels enabling efficient utilization and development of soil resources and macroscopic environmental management plans.
Key staff members and major research fields

Dr. Shi Xuezheng, professor: Soil resources and GIS technology.
Dr. Zhang Ganlin, professor: Soil genesis and classification, soil environmental changes.
Dr. Chen Jie, professor: Soil surface processes and their significance in the environment and ecosystems.
Dr. Huang Biao, associate professor: Clay minerals and their application and pedo-geochemistry.