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Yanxia Zhang Associate Professor



Name: Yanxia Zhang            

Nationality:  China   

Sex: Female                 

Date of birth: 10/1984

Current position: Associate Professor, School of the Environment, Nanjing Normal University

Address: 1# Wenyuan Road, Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, China




PhD, Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanjing University (NJU), China


Visiting Student, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan,

Ann Arbor, US


M.S., Industrial Ecology and Environmental Planning, Dalian University of Technology, China


B.S., Environmental Engineering, Shenyang Ligong University, China



Lecturer/Associate Professor (08/2021-), Environmental Science, School of the Environment, Nanjing Normal University, China


AIAS-COFUND II Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark


Postdoc, Environmental Science, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISS, CAS)



My research topics mainly focus on environment pollutants transportation, transformation, exposure and human health risks.


ORCID: 0000-0001-8315-5371; Web of Science ResearcherID: A-9840-2018

Ya'nan Fan; Yanxia Zhang*; Zhikun Chen; Xinkai Wang; Biao Huang*; Comprehensive assessments of soil fertility and environmental quality in plastic greenhouse production systems, Geoderma, 2021, 385: 114899.

Xinkai Wang; Yanxia Zhang*; Biao Huang; Zhikun Chen; Ming Zhong; Weixi Wang; Xiaofei Liu; Ya’ nan Fan; Wenyou Hu. Atmospheric phthalate pollution in plastic agricultural greenhouses in Shaanxi Province, China, Environmental Pollution, 2021, 269: 116096.

Enze Xie, Yanxia Zhang*, Biao Huang* Yongcun Zhao,Xuezheng Shi Wenyou Hu Mingkai Qu. Spatiotemporal variations in soil organic carbon and their drivers in southeastern China during 1981-2011. Soil and Tillage Research. 2021, 205, 104763.

Ya’nan Fan, Yanxia Zhang*, Fabian Hess, Biao Huang, Zhikun Chen. Nutrient balance and soil changes in plastic greenhouse vegetable production. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 2020, 117: 77-92.

Ya’nan Fan, Yanxia Zhang, Wan, M., Hu, W., Chen, Z., Huang, B*. Plastic shed production intensified secondary soil salinization in perennial fruit production systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2021, 316, 107469.

Yanxia Zhang, Biao Huang*, Clive E. Sabel, Marianne Thomsen, Xiangyun Gao, Ming Zhong, Zhikun Chen, Puyang Feng. Oral intake exposure to phthalates in vegetables produced in plastic greenhouses and its health burden in Shaanxi province, China, Science of The Total Environment. 2019, 696.

Mengmeng Jia, Yanxia Zhang, Biao Huang*, Haidong Zhang. Source apportionment of selenium and influence factors on its bioavailability in intensively managed greenhouse soil: A case study in the east bank of the Dianchi Lake, China. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 2019, 170, 238-245. 

Yanxia Zhang, Biao Huang*, Marianne Thomsen, Clive E. Sabel, F. Hess, W. Hu, and K. Tian. One overlooked source of phthalate exposure - oral intake from vegetables produced in plastic greenhouses in China. Science of The Total Environment, 2018, 642:1127-1135.

Yanxia Zhang1, S. Qu1, J. Zhao, G. Zhu, Y. Zhang, X. Lu, Clive E. Sabel, and Haikun Wang*. Quantifying regional consumption-based health impacts attributable to ambient air pollution in China. Environment International, 2018, 112:100-106.

Yanxia Zhang, M. Wang, Biao. Huang*, M. S. Akhtar, W. Hu, and E. Xie. Soil mercury accumulation, spatial distribution and its its source identification in an industrial area of the Yangtze Delta, China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2018, 163:230-237.

Haikun Wang*, Yanxu Zhang, Hongyan Zhao, Xi Lu*, Yanxia Zhang, Chris Nielsen, Weimo Zhu, Xin Li, Qiang Zhang, Jun Bi*. Trade-driven relocation of air pollution and health impacts in China. Nature communications, 2017, 8:738.

Wenyou Hu, Yanxia Zhang, Biao Huang*, Ying Teng. Soil environmental quality in greenhouse vegetable production systems in eastern China: current status and management strategies. Chemosphere, 2017, 170: 183-195.

Ling Ji, Sai Liang, Shen Qu, Yanxia Zhang, Ming Xu*, Xiaoping Jia, Yingtao Jia, Dongxiao Niu, Jiahai Yuan, Yong Hou, Haikun Wang, Anthony Chiu, Xiaojun Hu. Greenhouse gas emission factors of purchased electricity from interconnected grids. Applied Energy, 2016, 184: 751-758.

Yanxia Zhang, Haikun Wang*, Sai Liang, Ming Xu, Qiang Zhang, Hongyan Zhao, Jun Bi*. A dual strategy for controlling energy consumption and air pollution in China's metropolis of Beijing. Energy, 2015, 81: 294-303. 

Haikun Wang*, Yanxia Zhang, Xi Lu, Chris P. Nielsen, Jun Bi*. Understanding China's carbon dioxide emissions from both production and consumption perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, 52: 189-200.

Yanxia Zhang, Haikun Wang*, Sai Liang, Ming Xu, Weidong Liu, Shalang Li, Rongrong Zhang, Chris P. Nielsen, Jun Bi*. Temporal and spatial variations in consumption-based carbon dioxide emissions in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 40: 60-68.



Human exposure to phthalates and its regional variations from greenhouse vegetable production and consumption systems, National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (250, 000 RMB, My funding)


Exposure levels of urinary phthalate metabolites for the population in plastic greenhouse vegetable production systems,  The State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse Open Foundation (50,000 RMB, My funding)


New environmental markers trace human and natural change, The Strategic Priority  Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Participant


Integration for pollution surveys of Chinese agricultural land, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, Participant


Research and demonstration on the treatment technology for agricultural degradation in Shaanxi Province, Science and Technology Service Network Initiative in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Participant


Greenhouse agricultural soil environmental quality assessment and management strategy in Shaanxi province, Shaanxi National Science Foundation, Participant