Staff Profile:Dr Xin Shu

Name:
Dr Xin Shu
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Soil Biogeochemistry
Responsibilities:
  • Researcher for the DIVERSE project: DIVerse crop residues Engender Resilience of Soil functions and Ecosystem services 
Areas of Interest:
  • Soil ecology and microbiology
Research groups / Centres:

Environmental Science Research Division

Soil Research Centre

Key Facts

Dr Xin Shu joined the department in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher working on the DIVERSE project which is funded by BBSRC. This project is testing the idea that cover crop green manure mixtures are a tractable means to increase the diversity of carbon compounds entering soils and leads to a greater diversity of enzymes produced by the soil microbial community, and, in turn improve soil functional resistance and resilience to environmental challenges.

Xin obtained her BSc in Agriculture and Environmental Research from Sichuan Agricultural University (China). And then she completed her MSc in Soil Science at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) where she investigated the impacts of conservation tillage on soil organic carbon and aggregate stability. Prior to this position she completed her PhD in biological science at the University of Aberdeen (UK) where she studied the mechanism of soil resistance and resilience to different environmental disturbances.

For more information on Xin’s research, please see Xin's researchgate webpage.

Publications:
Y
Jump to: 2019
Number of items: 1.

2019

This list was generated on Sat Aug 24 14:31:10 2019 UTC.
Xin also published an article on 'Changes in soil organic carbon and aggregate stability after conversion to conservation tillage for seven years in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China' in the Journal of Integrative Agriculture June 2015
Qualifications:
PhD (Aberdeen)

 

Xin-Shu

Contact Details

Email:
x.shu@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7896

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