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Hongyu Liu Professor

Academic Area: 
  • Ecology
  • Geography
Research Interests: 
  • Landscape ecology
  • Wetland ecology



2004-2001:   Ph.D. of Environment Science, Changchun Institute of Geography, CAS

1990-1987:   Master of Cartology and Remote Sensing  Institute of Geography, CAS

1987-1983:   Bachelors of Cartology  and  Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping

Membership of Professional Associations

Member of China Natural Resources Society

Director: Wetland Resources Conservation Committee, Society of Nature Resources of China

Member.of IALE (International Association of Landscape Ecology)

Member of the Protection and Utilization Committee of Tidal Flat Wetland of China Water Conservancy Society

Employment Record:

From 2018 to present

Employer: College of Marine Science and Engineering, Nanjing Normal University

Position held: Professor


From: 2004 to2018

Employer: College of Geography, Nanjing Normal University

Position held: Professor


From:  2000 to 2003

Employer:  Changchun Institute of Geography, CAS

Positions held: Associate Professor


From:  March to May 2000

Employer: UNDP/GEF Project :“Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China(CPR/98/G32)

Positions held:National Training expert


From: 1995 to 2000

Employer:  Changchun Institute of Geography, CAS

Positions held: Assistant Professor

Main Researches Undertaken in recent years:

National Natural Science Foundation of China: Multi scale restoration of Waterfowl Habitat in Yancheng coastal wetland based on structure process function coupling31971547),2020,1-2023,12

Key R & D plan of Jiangsu Province (Social Development): Scientific and technological demonstration of biodiversity protection and habitat restoration in Yancheng Wetland Ecological Protection Zone(BE2018681),2018,7-2021,7

National Natural Science Foundation of China: the response mechanism of temporal and spatial evolution of wintering habitat quality of Red Crowned Crane to human activities and the invasion of Spartina alterniflora315704592016,1-2019,12

National Natural Science Foundation of China:Dynamic simulation of coastal wetland landscape evolution based on ecological process: a case study of Yancheng Coastal Wetland in Jiangsu Province(41071119),2011,1-2013,12

National Natural Science Foundation of China: the landscape health of Urban Wetland Park Based on key ecological processes -- Taking Xixi National Wetland Park as an example "(40871084), 2009,1-2011,12

Recent Publication:


[1] Liu Hongyu.Wetland Landscape Change and Environmental Effects.Beijing: 2005, Science Publishing House.

[2] Lu Xianguo,Liu Hongyu.Wetland Ecological System Conservation and ManagementBeijing: 2004, Chemistry Industry Publishing House.


  1. Juan Wang,Hongyu Liu*,Yufeng Li,Ling Liu,Fufu Xie,Cairong Lou & Huabing Zhang.Effects of Spartina alterniflora invasion on quality of the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) wintering habitat. Environmental Science and Pollution,Research DOI10.1007/s11356-019-05408-3
  2. Cheng Wang, Gang Wang, Ziru Guo, Lingjun Dai, Hongyu Liu, Yufeng Li, Hao Chen, Yongxiang Zhao,Yanan Zhang, Hai Cheng. Effects of land-use change on the distribution of the wintering red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) in the coastal area of northern Jiangsu Province China. Land Use Policy 90 (2020) 104269
  3. Liu LLiu H YLi Y FWang JXie F FDynamic changes in population size and habitat distribution of wintering red-crowned crane in northern Jiangsu ProvinceActa Ecologica Sinica201838( 3) : 926-933
  4. Wang JLiu H YLi Y FLiu LXie F F.Recognition of spatial expansion patterns of invasive Spartina alterniflora and simulation of the resulting landscapechangesActa Ecologica Sinica201838( 15) : 5413-5422
  5. Xie F FLiu H YLi Y FWang JLiu LMulti-scale overwintering habitat selection of red-crowned crane based on polar coordinate positioning at Yancheng Nature eserveJiangsu ProvinceChinaActa Ecologica Sinica20183 8( 15) : 5584-5594
  6. Lou C RLiu H Y,Li Y F,Li Y L,Peng Y,Wang J Dai L J .Relationship of relative humidity with PM2.5 and PM10 in the Tangtze River Delta, ChinaEnvionmental moniting and assessment,2017,189: 582-598.
  7. Jingjing Ding, Qing Chang, Yuhua Ding, Lifeng Zhu, Hongyu Liu, Zhigang Jiang& Chunwang Li.Seasonal home range patterns of the reintroduced and rewild female Père David’s deer Elaphurus davidianus, Biological Rhythm Research,2017,1115-27
  8. Cai-Rong Lou,Hong-Yu LiuYu-Feng Li , and Yu-Ling Li. Socioeconomic Drivers of PM2.5 in the Accumulation Phase of Air Pollution Episodes in the Yangtze River Delta of China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2016, 13, 928; doi:10.3390/ijerph13100928
  9. Wang Cong, Liu Hong-Yu, Zhang Ying. Classification of land-cover types in muddy tidal flat wetlands using remote sensing data Journal of Applied Remote Sensing2013,71-11
  10. Sun Y MLiu H YLi Y FCai C XLi Y LAssessment of water environment functions in urban wetlands by using the hydrogeomorphic model: A case study of Nanjing XianlinActa Ecologica Sinica201636( 10) : 3032-3041
  11. Li Y FLiu H YGao P FJi X Agricultural multi-pond systems and their hydrological processes: a review Acta Ecologica Sinica201636 ( 9) :2482-2489
  12. Zhaofu Li & Hongyu Liu & Chuan Luo & Yan Li & Hengpeng Li & Jianjun Pan & Xiaosan Jiang &Quansuo Zhou & Zhengqin Xiong. Simulation of runoff and nutrient export from a typical small watershed in China using the Hydrological Simulation Program–Fortran. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2015) 22:7954–7966 DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3960-y
  13. ZHANG Huabing, LIU Hongyu, LI Yufeng. Temporal and spatial changes of Suaeda salsa marshes by human interventions in Yancheng coastal wetland of East China[J]. Ecological Science, 2015, 34(1): 8186.
  14. Hou M HLiu H YZhang H B Effection of tidal creek system on the expansion of the invasive Spartina in the coastal wetland of Yancheng Acta Ecologica Sinica201434( 2) : 400-409
  15. Zhang H B, Liu H Y, Li Y F,Tan Q M, Hou M H.The studying of key ecological factors and threshold of landscape evolution in Yancheng Coastal wetland.Acta Ecologica Sinica,2013,33(21):6975-6983.
  16. Zhang H BLiu H YHou M H Spatiotemporal characteristics of Spartina alterniflora marsh change in the coastal wetlands of Yancheng caused by natural processes and human activities Acta Ecologica Sinica 2013 33( 15) : 4767-4775
  17. Zhang H BLiu H YHao J FLi Y F Spatiotemporal characteristics of landscape change in the coastal wetlands of Yancheng caused by natural processes and human activities Acta Ecologica Sinica201232( 1) : 0101-0110
  18. Zhang Xiaohong; Liu Hongyu; Baker Chris.Restoration approaches used for degraded peatlands in Ruoergai (Zoige), Tibetan Plateau, China, for sustainable land management. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,2012,38(1):86-92.(SCI)
  19. Yu Fengli, Hongyu Liu. Trophic states of creeks and their relationship to changes in water level in Xixi National Wetland Park, China. Environ Monit Assess. 2012,184(4):2433-2441 (SCI)
  20. Hebing Hu,Hongyu Liu, Jingfeng Hao andJing An. Impacts of Multi-scale Landscape Pattern on Stream Water Quality. Advanced Materials Research, 2012:1586-1589.
  21. He Bing Hu, Hong Yu Liu, Jing Feng Hao, Jing An.Analysis of land use change characteristics based on remote sensing and GIS in the Jiuxiang River  watershed, International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent System,2012,5(4):811-823(EI)
  22. Hao Jingfeng, Liu Hongyu, Hu Hebing. Impacts of human activities on urban wetland water quality in the east of Nanjing city, China. EPPH, 2011, 5
  23. zheng Nan, Liu, Hongyu .Analysis on the landscape spatial pattern in Xixi National Wetland Park. RSETE 2011 Proceedings(EI)2011 IEEE:3850-3853
  24. Hao Jingfeng, Liu Hongyu .A study of the urban wetland water quality heterogeneity at differing scales. IPCBEE (2011):470-474
  25. Liu HongYu, LI Zhao Fu ,LI Xiao Min. Ecological Effects on Oriental White Stork( Ciconia boyciana ) with Habitat Loss in Sub-Sanjiang Plain, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2007, 27 (7) : 2678-2683.
  26. LiuHong-yu, LI Zhao-fu, LI Xiao-min. Effects of Wetland Landscape Fragmentation on Habitats of Oriental White Storks—A Case Study on Northeastern Sanjiang Plain, China. Journal of Natural Resources,2007,225:817-823.
  27.  Liu Hongyu, Li Zhaofu. Effects of Land Use/Cover on Wetland Landscape of Honghe Nature Reserve. Acta Geography Sinica. 2007,62(11):1215-1222.
  28.  Shi Ke, Liu Hongyu. Assessment Index System of City Wetland Park. Journal Of Anhui Agriculture Science. 2007,35(24)::7465-7467.
  29.  Bai Yunfang , Li Sudong, Liu Hongyu. Impacts on Landscape Diversity of Wetlands With in Honghe Nature Reserve by its Surrounding Area Land Use. Journal of Nanjing Normal UniversityNatural Science Edition2007,30(3):117-121.
  30. LIU Hong-Yu, LI Zhao-Fu, BAI Yun-Fan. Landscape Simulating of Habitat Quality Change for Oriental White Stork in NaoliRiver Watershed. Acta Ecologica Sinica,2006,26(12):4007-4013.
  31. LIU HongYu, LI ZhaoFu .Spatial Dradients of Wetland Landscape and Their Influential Factors in Watershed. Acta EcologicaSinica ,2006 ,26( 1) :213220.
  32. L IU Hong yu, LI Zhao fu. Analysis on Cumulative Effects of Wetland Landscape Changes in Naoli River Watershed. Geographical Science.2006,25(4):606-617.
  33. Liu HongyuBai Yunfang.Changing Process and Mechanism of Wetland Resources in Ruoergai Plateau, China. Journal of Natural Resources, 2006,21(5):810-819.
  34.  Liu Hongyu ,Li Zhaofu Baiyunfang. Landscape Simulating of Habitat Quality Change for Oriental White Stork in Naoli River Watershed. Acta Ecological Sinaca, 2006. 26(12):4007-4013.
  35. Xi min,Liu Hongyu,Lu xianguo. Effects of Man- Made Ditch on Eco-Environment :A Research Review. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 2005,24(12) :1471-1476
  36. Liu Hongyu, Lizhaofu. Analysis on Cumulative Effects of Wetland Landscape Changes in Naoli River Watershed. Geographical Research. 2006,25(4):606-616.
  37. Liu Hongyu, Bai yunfang. Changing Process and Mechanism of Wetland Resources in Ruoergai Plateau. Journal of Nature Resources. 2006,21(5):810-819.
  38.  Liu Hongyu and Li Zhaofu. Spatial Dradients of Wetland Landscape and Their Influential Factors in Watershed. Acta Ecological Sinaca, 2006,26(1):213-221.
  39. Liu Hongyu,Li zhaofu. Hydrollogical Regime Changing Process and Analysis of its Influencing Factor in a Typical Wetland Watershed in the Sanjiang Plain. Journal of Nature Resources. 2005,20(4):493-502.
  40. Liu Hongyu, Lu Xianguo, Zhang Shikui. Process of Wetland Landscape Fragmentation Over the Past 50 Years in the Sanjiang Plain. Journal of Applied Ecology. 2005,16(2).289-296.
  41. Liu Hongyu, Lu Xianguo, Zhang Shikui. Wetland Landscape Diversity and Changes Over  the Past 50 Years in the Sanjing Plain. Journal of Ecology, 2004,24(7):1473-1479.
  42. Liu Hongyu, Zhang Shikui, Lu Xianguo. Wetland Landscape Structure and Changes in the Past 50 Years in The Sanjiang Plain. Journal of Georgaphy. 2004,59(3):391-401.