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Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff

Dr Lishan Ran

冉立山 助理教授

Room 10.32

391 77103

lsran@hku.hk

Assistant Professor

BA (Lanzhou); MA (CAS); PhD (NUS)

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Dr. L. Ran received his B.A. degree in Hydrology from the Lanzhou University (2006), M.A. degree in Fluvial Geomorphology from the Chinese Academics of Sciences (2009), and PhD degree in Physical Geography from the National University of Singapore (2013). Before joining the department, he was working as a postdoc in Singapore. His current research interests reside in riverine carbon cycling and its responses to climate change and human activity, and water and sediment transport in large Asian rivers.

Research Interests
  • Riverine Carbon Cycle

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Soil Erosion and Carbon Export

  • Chemical Weathering and CO2 consumption

  • Sediment Transport and River Channel Change

Courses

Living in a Hazardous World

6 credits

Nature Conservation for Sustainable Societies

6 credits

Water Resources and Management

6 credits

Introductory Spatial Analysis

6 credits

Overseas Field Trip

6 credits

selected Publications

  2019  

  • Yang, X., Lu, X., Ran, L. and Tarolli, P. (2019) “Geomorphometric Assessment of the Impacts of Dam Construction on River Disconnectivity and Flow Regulation in the Yangtze Basin.” Sustainability 11(12): 3427. DOI: 10.3390/su11123427 (IF2018=2.592).

  2018  

  • Zhou, Y., Huang, H. and Ran, L. (2018) “Hydrological controls on the evolution of the Yellow River Delta: An evaluation of the relationship since the Xiaolangdi Reservoir became Fully Operational.” Hydrological Processes 33(24): 3633-3649. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13274 (IF2018=3.189).
     

  • Ran, L., Lu, X., Fang, N. and Yang, X. (2018) “Effective Soil Erosion control represents a significant Net Carbon Sequestration.” Scientific Reports 8:1201. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30497-4. (IF2018=4.011).
     

  • Ran, L., Tian, M., Fang, N., Wang, S., Lu, X., Yang, X. and Cho, F. (2018) “Riverine Carbon Export in the arid to semiarid Wuding River Catchment on the Chinese Loess Plateau.” Biogeosciences 15(12): 3857-3871. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-3857-2018 (IF2018=3.951).
     

  • Wang, Y., Ran, L., Fang, N. and Shi, Z. (2018) “Aggregate Stability and Associated Organic Carbon and Nitrogen as affected by Soil Erosion and Vegetation Rehabilitation on the Loess Plateau.” Catena 167: 257-265. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.05.005 (IF2018=3.851).
     

  • Park, J., Nayna, Omme K., Begum, Most, S., Chea, E., Hartmann, J., Keil, Richard G., Kumar, S., Lu, X., Ran, L., Richey, Jeffrey E., Sarma, Vedula V. S. S., Tareq, Shafi M., Xuan, D. T. and Yu, R. (2018) “Reviews and Syntheses: Anthropogenic Perturbations to Carbon Fluxes in Asian River Systems – Concepts, Emerging Trends, and Research Challenges.” Biogeosciences 15(9): 3049-3069. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-3049-2018 (IF2018=3.951).

  2017  

  • Ran, L., Li, L., Tian, M., Yang, X., Yu, R., Zhao, J., Wang, L. and Lu, X. X. (2017) “Riverine CO2 Emissions in the Wuding River Catchment on the Loess Plateau: Environmental Controls and Dam Impoundment Impact.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 122(6): 1439-1455. DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003713 (IF2018=3.621).
     

  • Liu, S., Lu, X. X., Xia, X., Yang, X. and Ran, L. (2017) “Hydrological and Geomorphological control on CO2 Outgassing from Low-gradient Large Rivers: An example of the Yangtze River System.” Journal of Hydrology 550: 26-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.04.044 (IF2018=4.405).
     

  • Ran, L., Lu, X. X. and Liu, S. (2017) “Dynamics of Riverine CO2 in the Yangtze River Fluvial Network and their Implications for Carbon Evasion.” Biogeosciences 14: 2183-2198. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-2183-2017 (IF2018=3.951).

  2016  

  • Wang, S., Li, L., Ran, L. and Yan, Y. (2016) “Spatial and Temporal Variations of Channel Lateral Migration Rates in the Inner Mongolian Reach of the Upper Yellow River.” Environmental Earth Sciences 75(18). DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-6069-4 (IF2018=1.871).
     

  • Yang, X., Lu, X. X. and Ran, L. (2016) “Sustaining China’s Large Rivers: River Development Policy, Impacts, Institutional Issues and Strategies for Future Improvement.” Geoforum 69: 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.019 (IF2018=2.926).

  2015  

  • Ran, L., Lu, X. X., Yang, H., Yu, R., Sun, H. and Han, J. (2015) “CO2 Outgassing from the Yellow River Network and its Implications for Riverine Carbon Cycle.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 120(7): 1334-1347. DOI: 10.1002/2015JG002982 (IF2018=3.621).
     

  • Ran, L., Lu, X. X., Richey, J. E., Sun, H., Han, J., Yu, R., Liao, S. and Yi, Q. (2015) “Long-term Spatial and Temporal Variation of CO2 Partial Pressure in the Yellow River, China.” Biogeosciences 12(4): 921-932. DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-921-2015 (IF2018=3.951).
     

  • Ran, L., Lu, X. X., Sun, H., Han, J. and Yu, R. (2015) “Chemical Denudation in the Yellow River and its Geomorphological Implications.” Geomorphology 231: 83-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.004 (IF2018=3.681).

Last Update: September 2019

Awards
  • 12/2014
    CYWater Young Scientist Best Paper Award (AGU Meeting, San Francisco)
     

  • 06/2010-08/2010
    Hydrological Synthesis Summer Institute Fellowship (UBC, Canada)
     

  • 08/2009-07/2013
    PhD scholarship, National University of Singapore

Journal review

Earth Surface Process and Landforms, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Scientific Reports, Geomorphology, Hydrological Research, PNAS, International Journal of Sediment Research, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Journal of Geographical Sciences.

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