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Yuanchao Hu
Personal Information:
  • Supervisor of Master's Candidates
  • Name (Pinyin):Hu Yuanchao
  • Administrative Position:副研究员
  • Education Level:With Certificate of Graduation for Doctorate Study
  • Gender:Male
  • Date of Employment:2021-03-01
  • Status:Employed
  • Teacher College:School of Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Honors and Titles:
      2020  elected:2020土壤-肥料-作物-环境国际论坛优秀报告奖

      2018  elected:中科院永清环保特等奖

Yuanchao Hu, PhD, majored in Ecology and graduated from Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He teaches Human Geography and other courses in the interdisciplinary domain of Industrial Ecology, Urban Ecology, Geography and Environmental Sciences. He studies and explores various sustainability issues of food systems and urban-rural systems, by applying or developing complex systems model, geographical spatial model, econometrics, multi-objective optimization and others. The primary ongoing projects focus on the GHG, water, land, nitrogen, phosphorus, biodiversity and other resource and environmental effects of critical human activities, such as agricultural production, food consumption, and urban and rural land use. The research outcomes are expected to reveal the general patterns and drivers of spatial and temporal evolvement, and develop novel and cutting-edge strategies and theories to tackle these anthropogenic impacts. His research has been published in Nature Food, Resource Conservation, Recycling, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production and Strategic Study of Chinese Academy of Engineering. He has received funding from a number of scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, provincial and ministerial-level and municipal-level talent programs.


Main publications:

1.       Hu, Y.; Su, M.*; Wang, Y.; Cui, S.; Meng, F.; Yue, W.; Liu, Y.; Xu, C.; Yang, Z.* Food production in China requires intensified measures to be consistent with national and provincial environmental boundaries. Nature Food 2020, 1, 572–582.

2.       Hu, Y.; Cui, S.*; Bai, X.*; Zhu, Y.-G.; Gao, B.; Ramaswami, A.; Tang, J.; Yang, M.; Zhang, Q.; Huang, Y. Transboundary environmental footprints of urban food supply chain and mitigation strategies. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54 (17): 10460-10471.

3.       Hu, Y.; Lin, J. *; Cui, S. *; Khanna, Z. N. Measuring Urban Carbon Footprint from Carbon Flows in the Global Supply Chain. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50(12): 6154-6163.

4.       Hu, Y.; Su, M.; Sun, M.; Wang, Y.; Xu, X.; Wang, L.; & Zhang, L. Environmental footprints of improving dietary quality of Chinese rural residents: A modeling study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2022: 106074.

5.       Hu, Y.; Huang, Y.; Tang, J.; Gao, B.; Yang, M.; Meng, F.; Cui, S*. Evaluating Agricultural Grey Water Footprint with Modeled Nitrogen Emission Data. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2018 138: 64–73.

6.       Lin, J.#Hu, Y.#; Cui, S.*; Kang, J.; Ramaswami, A. Tracking urban carbon footprints from production and consumption perspectives. Environmental Research Letters 2015, (10) 054001.

7.       Xue, L.; Liu, X.; Lu, S.; Cheng, G.; Hu, Y.; Liu, J.; Dou, Z.; Liu, G.* China’s food loss and waste embodies increasing environmental impacts. Nature Food 2021, 2, 519–528.

8.       Li, M.; Wiedmann, T.*; Liu, J.*; Wang, Y.*Hu, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Hadjikakou, M. Exploring consumption-based planetary boundary indicators: An absolute water footprinting assessment of Chinese provinces and cities. Water Research 2020,116163.

9.      Chen, G.; Shan, Y.; Hu, Y.; Tong, K.; Wiedmann, T.; Ramaswami, A.; Guan, D.; Shi, L.; Wang, Y*. Review on City-Level Carbon Accounting. Environmental Science & Technology 2019, 53(10): 5545-5558.

10.    Cao, X.; Su, M.; Liu, Y.; Hu, Y.; Xu, C.; Gu, Z. Is the Water System Healthy in Urban Agglomerations? A Perspective from the Water Metabolism Network. Environmental Science & Technology 2021 55(9), 6430-6439.

 Full list of publications: 或 

  • [1]    Model environmental impacts of food system and land use at various spatial scales
        Evaluate mitigation strategies of food-system impacts to safeguard environmental boundaries
        Explore adaptative strategies of agriculture under changing climate and food requirements
        Identify trade-off