Yong CHen

Ph. D. Student (Co-chairing with Dr. Srinivasulu Ale)



Email: yong.chen@email.tamu.edu
Office: 11708 Highway 70S, Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 552-9941


M.S., Environmental Science (2010-2013), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
B.E., Environment Engineering (2006-2010), Nanchang University, P. R. China

My Research Interests

My doctoral research is funded by NIFA. In this project, I will use hydrological models, APEX and SWAT, along with satellite remote sensing and eddy covariance flux data for studying the water and carbon dynamics associated with a change in land use from cotton to cellulosic biofuel cropping systems.


1. Chen, Y., S. Ale, N. Rajan, C. L. S. Morgan and J. Park. 2015. Hydrological responses of land use change from upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to cellulosic bioenergy crops in the Southern High Plains of Texas, USA. Global Change Biology- Bioenergy, DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12304.

2. Chen, Y., B. Huang, W. Y. Hu, D. C. Weindorf, X. X. Liu and S. Niedermann. 2014. Assessing the risks of trace elements in environmental materials under selected greenhouse vegetable production systems of China. Science of the Total Environment, 470-471: 1140-1150.

3. Chen, Y., B. Huang, W. Y. Hu, D. C. Weindorf, X. X. Liu and L. Q. Yang. 2014. Accumulation and ecological effects of soil heavy metals in organic and conventional greenhouse vegetable production systems in Nanjing, China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71: 3605-3616.

4. Chen, Y., B. Huang, W. Y. Hu, D. C. Weindorf and L. Q. Yang. 2013. Environmental assessment of closed greenhouse vegetable production system in Nanjing, China. Journal of Soils Sediments 13(8): 1418-1429.

5. Chen, Y., W. Y. Hu, B. Huang, D. C. Weindorf, N. Rajan, X. X. Liu and S. Niedermann. 2013. Accumulation and health risk of heavy metals in vegetables from harmless and organic vegetable production systems of China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 98: 324-330.

6. Hu, W. Y., Y. Chen, B. Huang and S. Niedermann. 2014. Health risk assessment of heavy metals in soils and vegetables from a typical greenhouse vegetable production system, China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 20: 1264-1280.

7. Hu, W. Y., B. Huang, D. C. Weindorf and Y. Chen. 2014. Metals analysis of agricultural soils via portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 92(4): 420-426.

8. Yang, L. Q., B, Huang, W. Y. Hu, Y. Chen and M. M. Cui. 2013. Assessment and source identification of trace metals in the soils of greenhouse vegetable production in eastern China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 97(1): 204-209.

9. Yang, L. Q., B, Huang, W. Y. Hu, Y. Chen, M. M. Cui and L. P. Yao. 2014. The impact of greenhouse vegetable farming duration and soil types on phytoavailability of heavy metals and their health risk in eastern China. Chemosphere, 103: 121-130.