Phone:+024 83970942
Address:Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning, China


M.S. Applied Chemistry

2007 – 2010   Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Main supervisor: Prof. Weiqiang Chen

B.S. Chemistry

2003 – 2007   Department of Chemistry, Northwest University, Xi’an, Shanxi


Professional experience                                                                                                                       

2018/07 - present Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China

Research on nitric oxides emissions in terrestrial ecosystems by means of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes

2017/07 - 2018/07  Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, ?s, Norway

Nitric oxides emission characteristics in subtropical forests soils in south China

2010/06 - 2012/12   Research Assistant, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing China

  • Nitrogen and Carbon cycle in forest ecosystems, Nitric oxides emission, Greenhouse gases emission, Gaseous NOx and NH3 uptake by plant leaves, Stable isotopes

  • Publications                                                                                                                                      


    1.    Kang, R. H., Yu, L. F., D?rsch, P., Mulder, J., 2020. Nitrification is the primary source for NO in N-saturated subtropical forest soils: results from in-situ 15N labeling. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 34, e8700.

    2.    Ke, P. P., Yu, Q., Luo, Y., Kang, R. H*., Duan, L*., 2020. Direct observation of NOx flux above a subtropical forest canopy in China. Science of the Total Environment 715, 136993. (Co-corresponding author)

    3.    Kang, R. H., Mulder, J., D?rsch, P., 2017. Modified Method for Trapping and Analyzing 15N in NO Released from Soils. Analytical Chemistry 89(7), 4124-4130.

    4.    Kang, R. H., D?rsch, P., Duan, L., Mulder, J., 2017. Spatial and temporal variability of soil nitric oxide emissions from N-saturated subtropical forest. Biogeochemistry 134(3), 337-351.

    5.    Yu, L. F., Kang, R. H., Mulder, J., Zhu, J., D?rsch, P., 2017. Distinct fates of atmogenic NH4+ and NO3- in subtropical, N-saturated forest soils. Biogeochemistry 133, 279-294.

    6.    Liu, W. J., Yu, L. F., Zhang, T., Kang, R. H., Zhu, J., Mulder, J., Huang, Y. M., Duan, L., 2017. In situ 15N labeling experiment reveals different long-term responses to ammonium and nitrate inputs in N-saturated subtropical forest. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 122, 2251-2264.

    7.    Yu, Q., Zhang, T., Ma, X. X., Kang, R. H., Mulder, J., Larssen, T., Duan, L., 2017. Monitoring Effect of SO2 Emission Abatement on Recovery of Acidified Soil and Streamwater in Southwest China. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 9498-9506.

    8.    Wang, J. Q., Zhang, X. S., Wang, Z. W., Kang, R. H., 2017. A relative method for measuring nitric oxide (NO) fluxes from forest soils. Science of the Total Environment 574, 544-552.

    9.    Huang, Y. M., Kang, R. H., Mulder, J., Zhang, T., Duan, L., 2015. Nitrogen saturation, soil acidification, and ecological effects in a subtropical pine forest on acid soil in southwest China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 120(11), 2457-2472.

    10. Huang, Y. M., Kang, R. H., Ma, X. X., Qi, Y., Mulder, J., Duan, L., 2014. Effects of calcite and magnesite application to a declining Masson pine forest on strongly acidified soil in Southwestern China. Science of the Total Environment 481, 469-478.

    11. Kang, R. H., Zheng, M. L., Chen, W. Q., Zhao, Z. S., Duan, X. M., 2012. Bright fluorescent hollow structural nanoparticles prepared from amphiphilic molecules with C2v symmetry. RSC Advances 2, 10478-10480.


  • Funded Research Projects                                                                                                                                              


    2018/07 – 2020/12   Exchange flux of nitric oxides between the terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Funded by the Chinese Academy of Science, PI.

    2019/01 – 2021/12   Study of nitric oxide emission characteristics in forest soils in China using stable isotope technique. Funded by the National Science Foundation of China (NFSC), PI.

    2019/01 – 2021/12   Response of forest ecosystem structure and function in northeast China to global change and its mechanisms. Funded by the Chinese Academy of Science (K. C. Wong Education Foundation), PI of the subproject.

    2020/01 – 2021/12   Development of NOx flux measurement system based on Faraday magneto-optical rotation spectrometer and eddy covariance. Research and Development Project of Scientific Instruments and Equipment of Chinese academy of sciences, PI of the subproject.

    2019/01 – 2023/12  Demonstration of “绿水青山” maintain technology. The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Participant.

    2016/01 – 2018/12   Nitric oxides flux and emission mechanisms in subtropical forests in China. Founded by Tsinghua University, Participant.

    2014/01 – 2017/12   Forest in south China: an important sink for reactive nitrogen and a regional hotspot for N2O? Founded by Sino-Norwegian cooperation, Participant.