Tongxin Zhu

Tongxin Zhu

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Tongxin Zhu is a professor in Geography and Environment. His research interests focus on the geomorphic and hydrologic processes at plot, hillslope and watershed scales by integrating field and experimental studies with simulation modeling. His recent research includes assessing the susceptibility and erosion risk of mass movement, investigating the spatial variability of soil shear strength within the gully systems, and examining the interactions of water erosion, mass movement, tunnel formation and gully development at watershed scale. He teaches classes in physical geography, environment, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Research KeywordsSurface water erosion; Tunnel erosion; Gully development; Mass movement; GIS-based modeling.

Courses Taught:

GEOG 1414 - Physical Geography

GEOG 2306 - Environmental Conservation

GEOG 3411 - Human Environment Interactions

GEOG 4446 - Water Processes and Managements

GEOG 3422 - Natural Hazards

GIS 5572 - Environmental Applications of GIS

Recent Publications:

Huang,X., N.Fang, Z.Shi, T.Zhu, L.Wang, 2019. Decoupling the effects of vegetation dynamics and climate variability on watershed hydrological characteristics on a monthly scale from subtropical China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 279:14-24.

Zhu,T., X.Xu, A.Zhu, 2019. Spatial variation in the frequency and magnitude of mass movement in a semi-arid, complex-terrain agricultural watershed on the Loess Plateau of China. Land Degradation and Development 30(9):1095-1106.

Wu,L., H.Zhou, J.Li, K.Li, X.Sun, S.Lu, T.Zhu, Q, Guo. 2019. Thiessen polygon analysis and spatial pattern evolution of Neolithic cultural sites (8.0-4.0 ka BP) in Huaibei Plain of Anhui, east China. Quaternary International 521:75-84.

Zhu,A., Y.Miao, R.Wang, T.Zhu,Y. Deng, J.Liu, L.Yang, C.Qin, H.Hong, 2018. A comparative study of an expert knowledge-based model and two data-driven models for landslide susceptibility mapping. Catena 166: 317-327.

Huang,X., N.Fang, T.Zhu, L.Wang,Z.Shi, L.Wang, 2018. Hydrological response of a large-scale mountainous watershed to rainstorm spatial patterns and reforestation in subtropical China. Science of the Total Environment 645:1083-1093.

Zhu,T., 2016. Effectiveness of conservation measures in reducing runoff and soil loss under different magnitude-frequency storms at plot and catchment scales in the semi-arid agricultural landscape. Environmental Management 57: 671-682.

Jiang,J., A.Zhu, C. Qin, T.Zhu, J.Liu, F.Du, J Liu, G.Zhang, Y.An. 2016. CyberSoLIM: a cyber platform for digital soil mapping. Geoderma 263:234-243.

Guan,H., C.Zhu, T.Zhu, L.Wu, Y.Li, 2016. Grain size, magnetic susceptibility and geochemical characteristics of the loess in the Chaohu lake basin: implications for the origin, palaeoclimatic change and provenance. Journal of Asian Earth Science 117: 170-183.

Zeng,M., C.Ma, C.Zhu, Y.Song, T.Zhu, K.He, J.Chen. M.Huang, T.Jia, T.Guo, 2016. Influence of climate change on the evolution of ancient culture from 4500 to 3700 cal.yr BP in the Chengdu Plain, upper reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Catena 147:742-754.C.

Zhu, L.,Wu, T. Zhu, R. Hou, Z.Hu, Y.Tan, W.Sun, T. Jia, H.Peng, 2015. Experimental studies on the Danxia landscape morphogenesis in Mt. Danxiashan, South China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 25: 946-966.