Dongli Liang

Northwest A&F University, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100

Phone +86 (0) 87082583 or mobile + (0)86 13572188208


B.S. Soil and Agricultural Chemistry, China Agricultural University, 1984

Ph.D. Plant Nutrition, Northwest A&F University, 2003

Professional Positions Held:

2012 –present, professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University

2011 – 2005, associate professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University

2006-2007, Visiting Scientist, Department of Land Resources and Environment, Montana State of University

2000-2004, associate researcher, Soil and Fertilizer institute, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University

1993-1999, Assistant Researcher, Soil and Fertilizer institute, Shaanxi Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

1984-1992, Research Assistant, Soil and Fertilizer institute, Shaanxi Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Research projects:

2015.01-2019.12,Investigation of heavy metals pollution situation for raw materials of primary agricultural products in China.  

2012.01-2015.12, Selenium speciation and fractions transformation in dryland area and their effects on bioavailability, National Natural Science Foundation of China

2009.01-2013.12, Heavy metals threshold in the seeds of wheat in planting area, special project for Agriculture of China, Ministry of Agriculture

2009.01-2013.12, Monitoring of toxic matter and health safety of wheat in China, Earmarked Fund for Modern Agro-industry Technology Research System

2008.01-2010.12, The study and demonstration of key techniques on the high efficiency fertilization in the northwest dryland area of China. Sino-Sweden cooperative project

2004.01-2006.12, Denitrification loess of nitrogen fertilizer in loess soil. National Natural Science Foundation of China,

2003.1-2006.12, Study of physiological and ecological effects of different cultivation models on crop yields, quality, and environment in the dry-land area of Northwest China. Responsibilities: Project member, responsible for ecological effects part. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key project),

2002-2004, Tenth Five-years planning from the Chinese government, Study and demonstration of ecological agricultural system. Responsibilities: Responsible for the project of non-point nitrogen pollution in Shaanxi area.

Teaching Experience:

2005- present, Environmental Chemistry for undergraduate( teaching in both English and Chinese)

2005-prsent, Environmental Monitoring for undergraduate

Hands on course for Environmental Monitoring

Field study o Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

2007-2012, Environmental Chemistry of Soil for graduate student.  

Partial List of Research Journal Articles ( Since 2010):

1. LI Zhe, MAN Nan, WANG Songshan, LIANG Dongli*, LIU Juanjuan.  Selenite adsorption and desorption in some Chinese soils and their characteristics with soil physicochemical properties. Journal of soil and sediments.2015, 15:1150-1158

2. 69. Dasong.Yua, Dongli Lianga,*,Lingming Leia, Weiwei Songa,Rong Zhangb, X.F. Sunb, and Z.–Q. Lin,Selenium Accumulation in Soil, Plant, Water and Human Daily Dietary Selenium Intake in Northwestern Qinghai, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4310-4

3. 68. Jun Li, Dongli Liang*, Siyue Qin,Puyang Feng,Xiongping Wu. Effects of selenite and selenate application on growth , selenium uptake and translocation of pakchoi under successive planting conditions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4344-7

4. Hu Bin, Liang Dongli, Lei Linming, Yu Dasong. Effects of copper and selenium fractions on soil urease and nitrate reductase activity in combined pollution soil.  Ecotoxicology   and environmental safety,  2014,110:41-48

5. LIU Juan-juan,LIANG Dong-li,WU Xiao-long,QU Guang-zhou,QIAN Xun. Effect of Cr (VI) anions on single and binary solution Cu (II) adsorptionbehavior in two kinds of clay minerals.  Environmental Science,  2014, 35(1): 254-262. (in Chinese with English abstract)

6. Lei Lingming, Yu Dasong, Chen Yupeng, Song Weiwei, Liang Dongli, Wang Zhaohui. Spatial distribution and sources of heavy metals in soils of Jinghui irrigated area of Shaanxi, China[J].  Transactions of the CSAE , 2014, 30(6):88-96. (in Chinese with English abstract)

7. XIE Jun-yu,YANG Feng,LIU Juan-juan,LIANG Dong-li,GUO Luo. Differences in mercury uptake and distribution of 8 wheat varieties.  Journal of A&F University( Nat. Sci. Ed.),  2014,42(11):129-134. (in Chinese with English abstract)

8. Wang T C, Qu G Z, Li J, Liang D L. Evaluation of the potential of soil remediation by firect multi-channel pulsed corona discharge in soil.  Journal of Hazardous Materials , 2014,264: 169-175.

9. Wang T C, Qu G Z, Li J, Liang D L, Hu S B. Depth dependence of p-nitrophenol removal in soil by pulsed discharge plasma.  Chemical Engineering Journal , 2014, 239: 178-184,

10. Zhao W L,Hu B,Wang J W,Xiao R, Liang D L.Combined effects of phosphate and selenite on the uptake and translocation of phosphorus and selenium in pakchoi. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae ,2013, 33( 7) : 2020-2026. (in Chinese with English abstract)

11. MIAO Shu-yin, LIANG Dong-li, ZHAO Wen-long, HU Bin, Phytotoxicity differences among 7 winter wheat genotypes in China when amended selenate and selenite.  Journal of  Agro-Environment Science , 213,32(10):1934-1940. (in Chinese with English abstract)

12. ZHAO Wen-long, LIANG Dong-li*, SHI Mei, XIAO Ran, WANG Jia-wei. Combined effects of phosphate and selenate on the uptake of phosphorus and selenium by pakchoi,  Journal of Agro-Environment Science , 2013,32(12):2331-2338. (in Chinese with English abstract)

13. GUO Lu, MAN Nan, LIANG Dong-li, LIU Juan-juan, XIE Jun-yu, Differences of selenium uptake pattern of pakchoi and possible mechanism when amended selenate and selenite.  Environmental Science . 2013,34(8):3272-3279. (in Chinese with English abstract)

14. Hu Bin, Liang Dongli, Liu Juanjuan, Xie Junyu. Eco-toxicology effects of Cu and Se combined pollution on soil enzyme activities with and without plants.  Environmental Ecotoxicity and Chemistry, 2013, 32(5): 1109–1116

15. Guangzhou Qu, Dongli Liang, Dong Qu, Yimei Huang, Ting Liu, Hui Mao, Puhui Ji, Donglin Huang. Simultaneous removal of cadmium ions and phenol from water solution by pulsed corona discharge plasma combined with activated carbon.  Chemical Engineering Journal . 2013,228:28-35.

16. Guangzhou Qu, Haibing Ji, Ran Xiao, Dongli Liang. Effect of modification with nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide on chromium (VI) adsorption by activated carbon fiber.  Advanced Materials Research,  2012, 518-523: 2099-2103

17. Wei Wei,Liang Dongli,Chen Shibao. Plant species sensitivity distribution to the phytotoxicity of soil exogenous zinc .Chinese Journal of Ecology,  2012,31( 3) : 538-543. (in Chinese with English abstract)

18. Hu Bin,Liang Dongli,Zhao Wenlong,Miao Shuyin. Transformation and influences of copper and selenium fractions on heavy metals bioavailability in co-contaminated soil.  Environmental Science,  2012, 33(8): 2817-2824. (in Chinese with English abstract)

19. Wei Wei, Wang Dan, Liang Dongli, Wang Songshan, Hu Bin. The effect of differential fractions of chromium on soil enzyme activities inder chromium and copper joint contamination.  Journal of  Agro-Environment Science , 2012,31(9):1716-1722. (in Chinese with English abstract)

20. S S Wang, D L Liang, D Wang, W Wei, D D Fu, and Z Q Lin,Selenium fractionation and speciation in agriculture soils and accumulation in corn (Zea mays L.) under field conditions in Shaanxi Province, China.  Science of the total Environment,  2012,427-428:159–164

21. Dan Wang, Dongli Liang, Songshan Wang, Bin Hu, Wei Wei. Individual and Joint Toxicity Effects of Cu, Cr(III), and Cr(VI) on Pakchoi: A Comparison between Solution and Soil Cultures.  Biological Trace Element Research,  2012, 146:116–123

22. Wang Dan, Wei Wei, Wang Songshan, Hu Bin, Liang Dongli. Transformation of copper and hexavalent chromium in co-contaminated soil and its influence on bioavailability for pakchoi (Brassica chinensis).  Environmental Science, 2011, 32(10):3113-3120. . (in Chinese with English abstract)

23. Hu Bin, Liang Dongli,Zhou Meng, Wang Dan, Wei Wei, Effects of Exogenous Cu-Se Single and Combined Pollution on Growth, Absorption and Transportation of Pakchoi.  Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae  , 2011,31(9):2033-2041. (in Chinese with English abstract)

24. Wang Songshan, Liang Dongli, Wei Wei, Wang Dan. Relationship between soil physico-chemical properties and selenium species based on path analysis.  Acta Pedeologica Scientiae , 2011, 48(4): 823-830. (in Chinese with English abstract)

25. Xue  Ruiling, Liang Dongli, Wang Songshan, Fu Dongdong, Duan Manli, Xu Meng. Valence State Changes and Bioavailability of Selenium in Soil Treated with Selenite and Selenate.  Environmental Science,  32(6):1726-1733. (in Chinese with English abstract)

26. Duan Manli, Fu Dongdong, Wang Songshan, Liang Dongli, Xue Ruiling, Wu Xiongping.  Effects of different selenite concentrations on plant growth, absorption and transportation of selenium in four different vegetables.  Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae  ,  2011, 31(3): 658 -665. (in Chinese with English abstract)

27. Wang Songshan, Wu Xiongping, Liang Dongli, Xue Ruiling, Bao Jundan.Transformation and bioavailability for Pakchoi (Brassica chinensis) of different forms of selenium added to calcareous soil.  Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae  , 2010,30(12):2499-2505. (in Chinese with English abstract)

28. Wang  Dan,Wei Wei, Wang Songshan, Liang Dongli. Single and combined toxicity of chromium and copper to seed germination and root elongation of Pakchoi (Brasica chinensis) in Soils.  Journal of Northwest A&F University(Nat. Sci. Ed.  ), 2010,38(12):63-68. (in Chinese with English abstract)

29. Xue Ru ling,Liang Dongli,Wu Xiongping,Duan Manli,Fu Dongdong. Effects of selenite and selenate on growth and physiological characteristics of pakchoi.  Acta    B  ot.Borea1.-Occident.Sin  .,  2010, 30(5):0974-0980. (in Chinese with English abstract)

30. R Engel, D L Liang, R Wallander, A Bembenek. Influence of urea fertilizer placement on nitrous oxide production from a silt loam soil.  Journal of Environmental Quality  ,  2010,39:115–125