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Zhaoliang Zhu

Zhaoliang Zhu

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Postal address 71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China
Postal Code 210008 E-mail


Zhu Zhaoliang, graduated from the Department of Chemistry of Shandong University in 1953, has been working at the Nanjing Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1953. He was promoted to a researcher in 1986 and was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993.

1990-1994 Chairman of the Paddy Soil Working Group of the International Soil Society,

1993-1997 Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Scientific Committee on Environmental Issues (SCOPE) "Global Nitrogen Cycle and Migration"

1999-2004 Chairman of the Chinese Soil Society

2002-2003 Member of the Expert Group of the International Nitrogen Initiation Project (INI)

2003-2005 Chinese team leader of the "Research on Countermeasures for Non-point Source Pollution Control of China's Planting Industry" of China International Cooperation Committee on Environment and Development


Zhu Zhaoliang has long been engaged in soil nitrogen research. The key points are: (1) Committed to establishing a recommended method and theoretical basis for the appropriate amount of nitrogen fertilizer that meets the actual conditions of China’s rural areas and can coordinate high-yield and environmental protection requirements, including soil nitrogen mineralization and its prediction, and nitrogen fertilizer in farmland ecosystems The fate of nitrogen fertilizer and its relationship with the amount of nitrogen fertilizer applied, etc., proposed the recommended concept of “combination of regional total control and field fine-tuning”; and (2) the fate of nitrogen fertilizer in farmland ecosystems and soil properties, application period and application method, The relationship between water conditions and irrigation, and its mechanism, proposes nitrogen management strategies to improve nitrogen management to increase the agronomic effects of nitrogen fertilizer and reduce its environmental impact. Published more than 140 papers and edited the 1992 Chinese version of "China Soil Nitrogen" and the 1997 English version of "Nitrogen in Soils of China". In 1989, he was awarded the title of "Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions", and in 1993 he was awarded the Tan Kah Kee Agricultural Science Award. He has won 10 national and provincial science awards. 

Research Areas

Soil Science Agricultural Chemistry Plant Nutrition