Huang, Lei

Member Profile

Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73019-5300, USA
mathecology@163.com

Professional Interests:
My research interests focus on the ecohydrology of the soil–vegetation system restoration in arid sandy desert areas, such as the evapotranspiration and water balance for sandbinding vegetation at different spatial scales, the influence of biological soil crusts on the soil hydrological process and relationship dynamics between hydrological processes, vegetation patterns and precipitation in desert regions.

Research Areas:
Restoration Ecology
Ecohydrology

Education:
2008.9-2011.7 Ph.D. in Ecology, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
2005.9-2008.7 M.S. in Mathematics, Lanzhou University, China.
2001.9-2005.7 B.S. in Mathematics, Henan University, China.
Academic Appointments:
2015- Associate Researcher, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2011- Assistant Researcher, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Current Funding
“Ecohydrological mechanisms of sand-fixed plants survival in arid desert areas”, 2017-2020, RMB 670,000. NSFC, PI
“Ecohydrology modeling of ecosystem stability in arid desert areas”, 2013-2017, RMB 800,000. Project of National Key Research & Development Plan, PI.

“Plant growth and soil water use efficiency in arid desert areas”, 2013-2015, RMB 300,000. NSFC, PI
“Soil CO2 concentration in biological soil crusts and its driving factors in a revegetated deset area”, 2012-2014, RMB 100,000. CAREERI, PI.

Selected Publications:
1. Huang Lei, Zhang Peng, Hu Yigang, Zhao Yang. 2016. Vegetation and soil restoration in the refuse dumps from open pit coal mines. Ecological Engineering, 94: 638-646.
2. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan. 2016. Effect of rainfall pulses on plant growth and transpiration of two xerophytic shrubs in a revegetated desert area: Tengger Desert, China. Catena, 137, 269-276.
3. Huang Lei, Zhang Peng, Hu Yigang, Zhao Yang. 2016. Soil water deficit and vegetation restoration in refuse dumps on Heidaigou open-pit coal mine Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 8(1): 0022–0035.
4. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan, Li Xinrong. 2015. The extrapolation of the leaf area-based transpiration of two xerophytic shrubs in a revegetated desert area in the Tengger Desert, China. Hydrology Research, 36(3), 389-399.
5. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan. 2015. The stability of revegetated ecosystems in sandy areas: An assessment and prediction index. Water, 7, 1969-1990.
6. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan. 2015. Stable isotopic analysis on water utilization sources of two xerophytic shrubs in a revegetated desert area: Tengger Desert, China. Water, 7: 1030-1045.
7. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan, Li Xinrong. 2014. Soil CO2 concentration in biological soil crusts and its driving factors in a revegetated area of the Tengger Desert, Northern China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 72: 767-777.
8. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan, Li Xinrong. 2014. Carbon fixation and its influence factors in biological soil crusts on a revegetated area of the Tengger Desert in northern China. Journal of Arid Land, 6(6): 725-734.
9. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhishan, Chen Yongle. 2013. Probabilistic modelling of soil moisture dynamics in a revegetated desert area. Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 5(2): 0205-0210.
10. Huang Lei, Zhang Zhi-shan, Li Xin-rong. 2010. Sap flow of Artemisia ordosica and the influence of environmental factors in a revegetated desert area: Tengger Desert, China. Hydrological Processes, 24, 1248-1253.