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Ruiming Han Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Water eutrophication and ecological restoration of water pollution
  • Migration and transformation of nitrogen and phosphorus in the aquatic plant-water-sediment system
  • Heavy metal pollution, the induced stress to plants and resistance

Educational Background

Visiting Scholar, CSIC-CEBAS, Murcia, Spain, funded by FNRS (2010.9-2010.11)

PhD, Plant ecophysiology, Earth and Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2013)

MA in Ecology, School of Life Science, Nanjing University, China (2006)

BA in Biology, School of Life Science, Nanjing University, China (2003)



Research Projects

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China (41773081), Denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation in polluted river and its influencing factors, 2018-2021, Principal Investigator.

[2] National Natural Science Foundation of China (41403064), Mechanisms regulating heavy metal bioaccumulation by the shoot-water micro-interface in submerged macrophytes, 2014-2017, Principal Investigator.

[3] Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (BK20140922), Heavy metal bioaccumulation regulated by the shoot-water microboundary layer in submerged macrophytes, 2014-2017, Principal Investigator.


Journal Articles (selected)

[1] Bo Liu, Rui-ming Han#, Wen-lin Wang#, Hong Yao, Feng Zhou. Oxygen microprofiles within the sediment-water interface studied by optode and its implication for aeration of polluted urban rivers. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017, 24(10):9481-9494.

[2] Shanshan Wu, Hao Yang, Fei Guo, Rui-Ming Han*. Spatial patterns and origins of heavy metals in Sheyang River catchment in Jiangsu, China based on geographically weighted regression. Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 580:1518-1529.

[3] Yiwen Zhou, Xiaohong Zhou, Ruiming Han, Xiaoguang Xu, Guoxiang Wang, Xiansheng Liu, Fengzhi Bi, Deyou Feng. Reproduction capacity of Potamogeton crispus fragments and its role in water purification and algae inhibition in eutrophic lakes. Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 580:1421-1428.

[4] Shan-Shan Wu, Rui-Ming Han#, Hao Yang#, Feng-Zhi Bi, Qiao-Jia Wang, Yan-Hua Wang. Characterization of metals in surface sediments from Xiaoyang River, Jiangsu, China. Analytical Letters, 2017, 50(10):1669-1690.

[5] Shanshan Wu, Ruiming Han#, Hao Yang#, Qiaojia Wang, Fengzhi Bi, Yanhua Wang. A century long trend of metal pollution in Sheyang River, in coast of Jiangsu (China) reconstructed from sedimentary record. Chemistry and Ecology, 2017, 33(1):1‒17. (cover story)

[6] Bo Liu, Wen-linWang, Rui-ming Han#, Ming Sheng, Lin-lin Ye, Xu Du, Xin-ting Wu, Guo-xiang Wang#. Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen and the Affecting Factors in Sediment of Polluted Urban Rivers under Aeration Treatment. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 2016, 227(6):172.

[7] Zhou Fan, Ruiming Han, Jie Ma, Guoxiang Wang. Submerged macrophytes shape the abundance and diversity of bacterial denitrifiers in bacterioplankton and epiphyton in the shallow fresh Lake Taihu, China. Environmental Science & Pollution Research, 2016, in proof.

[8] Qin, Pei, Rui-ming Han, Ming-xi Zhou, Huan-shi Zhang, Li-shan Fan, Denise M. Seliskar, and John L. Gallagher. Ecological engineering through the biosecure introduction of Kosteletzkya virginica (seashore mallow) to saline lands in China: A review of 20 years of activity. Ecological Engineering, 2015, 74: 174‒186.

[9] Dong B, Han R, Wang G, Cao X (2014) O2, pH, and redox potential microprofiles around Potamogeton malaianus measured using microsensors. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(7): e101825.

[10] Wenlin Wang, Ruiming Han, Yinjing Wan, Bo Liu, Xiaoyan Tang, Bin Liang, Guoxiang Wang. Spatio-temporal patterns in rhizosphere oxygen profiles in the emergent plant species Acorus calamus. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(5): e98457.

[11] Rui-Ming Han, Muriel Quinet, Emilie André, Johannes Teun van Elteren, Florence Destrebecq, Katarina Vogel-Mikus, Guang-Ling Cui, Marta Debeljak, Isabelle Lefèvre and Stanley Lutts. Accumulation and Distribution of Zn in the Shoots and Reproductive Structures of the Halophyte Plant Species Kosteletzkya virginica as a Function of Salinity. Planta, 2013, 238: 441‒457.

[12] Rui-Ming Han, Isabelle Lefèvre, Alfonso Albacete, Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, Gregorio Barba-Espín, Pedro Díaz-Vivancos, Muriel Quinet, Cheng-Jiang Ruan, José Antonio Hernández, Elena Cantero-Navarro and Stanley Lutts. Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Hormonal Status in Response to Cd Stress in the Wetland Halophyte Kosteletzkya virginica (L.) Presl. under Saline Conditions. Physiologia Plantarum, 2013, 147: 352‒368.

[13] Rui-Ming Han, Isabelle Lefèvre, Cheng-Jiang Ruan, Pei Qin and Stanley Lutts. NaCl Differently Interferes with Cd and Zn Toxicities in the Wetland Halophyte Species Kosteletzkya virginica (L.) Presl. Plant Growth Regulation, 2012, 68(1): 97‒109.

[14] Rui-Ming Han, Isabelle Lefèvre, Cheng-Jiang Ruan, Natacha Beukelaers, Pei Qin and Stanley Lutts. Effects of Salinity on the Response of the Wetland Halophyte Kosteletzkya virginica (L.) Presl. to Copper Toxicity. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 2012, 223: 1137‒1150.


Academic Title

Jiangsu Provincial Talents of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2014.10)



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