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Shen Yu
Highest Education:
1799 Jimei Boulevard, Xiamen
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Education and Appointments:

1999-2002  Ph.D. in Soil Science  Zhejiang University, China
1992-1995  M.S. in Soil Science  Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1988-1992  B.S. in Soil Science  Zhejiang Agricultural University, China

Working Experience:
March 2008-Present  Senior Scientist  Institute of Urban Environment, CAS
Sept. 2005-Jan. 2008  Research Associate  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
April 2004-Aug. 2005  Postdoctoral Associate  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sept. 2002-March 2004  Postdoctoral Associate  University of Florida
June-Dec. 1998   Visiting Scientist  CSIRO Land and Water, Australia
April-May 1998   Visiting Scientist  Institute of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry Hungarian Academy of Sciences
July 1997-Aug. 1999  Assistant Scientist  Institute of Soil Science, CAS
July 1995-June 1997  Research Assistant  Institute of Soil Science, CAS

Main academic contributions:
Research Interest:

Environmental Quality and Ecological Health of Wetland Ecosystems in Response to Rapid Urbanization

Selected Publications:

1.Li H.B., Yu S.*, Li G.L., Deng H. 2012. Lead contamination and source in Shanghai in the past century using dated sediment cores from urban park lakes. Chemosphere. DOI: 10.1016/ j.chemosphere.2012.03.061. (SCI IF 3.155)
2.Elgersma K.J., Yu S., Vor T., Ehrenfeld J.G.* 2012. Microbial-mediated feedbacks of leaf litter on invasive plant growth and interspecific competition. Plant and Soil. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011- 1117-z. (SCI IF 2.773)
3.Yu S.*, Yu G.B., Liu Y., Li G.L., Feng S., Wong M.H., and Wu S.C. 2012. Urbanization impairs surface water quality: eutrophication and metal stress in the Grand Canal of China. River Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/rra.1501. (SCI IF 1.822)
4.Li G.L., Yu S., Bai X.M., Zhang H., Zhu Y.G.* 2012. Urban phosphorus metabolism through food consumption: the case of China. J. Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00402.x. (SCI IF 2.446 )
5.Hong Y.W., Yu S.*, Yu G.B., Liu Y., Li G.L., Wang M. 2012. Impacts of urbanization on surface sediment quality: evidence from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contaminations in the Grand Canal of China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-011-0623-0. (SCI IF 2.870)
6.Luo X.S., Yu S., Zhu Y.G., Li X.D.* 2012. Trace metal contamination in urban soils of China. Science of the Total Environment 421-422:17-30. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.020. (SCI IF 3.190)
7.Li Y.C., Yu S. *, Strong J., Wang H.L. 2012. Are the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus driven by the “FeIII-FeII redox wheel” in dynamic redox environments? J. Soils & Sediments 12:683-693. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-012-0507-z. (SCI IF 2.574)
8.Liang P., Wu S.C., Li Y.C., Li H.B., Yu G.B, Yu S.*, Wong M. H.* 2012. The effects of mariculture activities on the adsorption/desorption and chemical 3 fractionations of mercury on sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64:836-843. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.01.027. (SCI IF 2.359)
9.Luo X.S., Ding J., Xu B., Wang Y.J., Li H.B., Yu S.* 2012. Incorporating bioaccessibility into human health risk assessments of heavy metals in urban park soils. Science of the Total Environment 424:88-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.053. (SCI IF 3.190)
10.Ehrenfeld J.G., Yu S.* 2012. Patterns of nitrogen mineralization in wetlands of the New Jersey Pinelands along a shallow water table gradient. American Midland Naturalist. 167:322-335. (SCI IF 0.526)
11.Luo X.S., Yu S., Li X.D*. 2012. The mobility, bioavailability, and human bioaccessibility of trace metals in urban soils of Hong Kong. Applied Geochemistry 27:995-1004. DOI:10.1016 /j.apgeochem.2011.07.001. (SCI IF 2.017)
12.Yu G.B., Liu Y., Yu S.*, Li G.L. 2011.Characterization and theoretical environmental capacity of copper and zinc sorption in surface sediments from urban sections of the Grand Canal of China. Ecology and Environmental Sciences 20: 480-484.
13.Wang M., Yu S.*, Hong Y.W., Sun D.D. 2011. Residual characterization of multi-categorized antibiotics in five typical aquaculture waters. Ecology and Environmental Sciences 20: 934-939.
14.Yu S.*, Wang M., Hong Y.W. 2011.Antibiotics in environmental matrices and their effects on microbial ecosystems. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31:4437-4446.
15.Yu G.B., Liu Y., Yu S.*, Li G.L. 2011. Enrichment and potential ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in surface sediment from urban sections along the Grand Canal of China. Environmental Chemistry 30:1906-1911.
16.Yu G.B., Liu Y., Yu S. *, Wu S.C., Leung A.O.W., Luo X.S., Xu B., Li H.B., Wong M.H. 2011. Inconsistency and comprehensiveness of risk assessments for heavy metals in urban surface sediments. Chemosphere 85:1080-1087. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.07.039. (SCI IF 3.155)
17.Li H.B., Yu S.*, Li G.L., Deng H., Luo X.S. 2011. Contamination and source differentiation of Pb in park soils along an urbanization gradient in Shanghai. Environmental Pollution 159: 3536-3544. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.013. (SCI IF 3.395)
18.Elgersma K.J., Ehrenfeld J.G.*, Yu S., Vor T. 2011. Legacy effects overwhelm the short-term effects of exotic plant invasion and restoration on soil microbial community structure, enzyme activities, and nitrogen cycling. Oecologia 167:733-745.DOI:10.1007/s00442-011-2022-0. (SCI IF 3.517)
19.Zhang Q.F., Peng J.J., Chen Q., Li X.F., Xu C.Y., Yin H.B., Yu S.* 2011. Impacts of Spartina alterniflora invasion on abundance and composition of ammonia oxidizers in estuarine sediment. J. Soils & Sediments 11:1020–1031. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-011-0369-9. (SCI IF 2.574)
20.Luo X.S., Yu S., and Li X.D.*, 2011. Distribution, availability, and sources of trace metals in different particle size fractions of urban soils in Hong Kong: Implications for assessing the risk to human health. Environmental Pollution 159:1317-1326. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.01.013. (SCI IF 3.395)
21.Cui H.J.*, Fu M.L., Yu S. and Wang M.G. 2011. Reduction and removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions using modified byproducts of beer production. J. Hazard Materials 186:1625-1631. (SCI IF 3.723)
22.Yu S.* and Li H.B. 2010. Perspectives on the release of heavy metals via sediment resuspension. Ecology and Environmental Sciences 19: 1724-1731.
23.Yu S. and Ehrenfeld J.G.* 2010. Relationships among plants, soils, and microbial communities along a hydrological gradient in the New Jersey Pinelands (USA). Annals of Botany 105:185-196. DOI:10.1093/aob/mcp183. (SCI IF 3.388)
24.Yu S. and Ehrenfeld J.G.* 2009. The effects of changes in soil moisture on nitrogen cycling in acid wetland types of the New Jersey Pinelands (USA). Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41:2394-2405. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.06.012. (SCI IF 2.978)
25.Ehrenfeld D., Yu S., and Zhu Y.G. 2009. Urban conservation and environmental protection in China: a major effort by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Conservation Biology 23: 546-547. DOI:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01218.x. (SCI IF 4.666)

Supported Projects:
1.Urban wetland ecology and function. CAS “Hundred Talent Project” (2008.3-2012.3)
2.Reduction-release and re-adsorption mechanisms of reducible oxide bound phosphorus and heavy metals in the process of urban wetland restoration. National Science Foundation of China (40871244) (2009.1-2011.12)
3.Mechanisms of biological and chemical remediation for typical organic contaminants in water-logged layer and risk reduction techniques. CAS Key Knowledge Innovation Project. (2009.3-2011.12)
4.Key resources and eco-environmental problems in facing rapid urbanization and management strategies. CAS Knowledge Innovation Project for Young Scientists (2007.9-2009.9)