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Jing Huang

Postdoc /guest

Dr. J. Huang
+31 71 527 2727

Jing received her BSc degree in Agronomy in 2008 and her PhD degree in Agronomy in 2013 at China Agricultural University.

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Professional experience

Jing received her BSc degree in Agronomy in 2008 and her PhD degree in Agronomy in 2013 at China Agricultural University. During 2011-2012, she was studying in CSIRO (Australia) supporting by China’s national scholarship for PhD student. During her PhD, Jing specialized in water footprinting of agricultural production and identifying mitigation strategies. Her PhD project focused on the water footprint assessment of agricultural production in the Beijing region. Implications and mitigation strategies to alleviate the water stress in Beijing were presented.

Jing started her career as an assistant professor at Southwest University of Science and Technology (in China) in 2014. During 2104-2016, she was working on cropping pattern adjustment to ensure regional food security and environmental security as well as increasing farmer’s income. She developed and applied a new intercropping pattern (Chinese medicine herb\rice intercropping), which can improve the yield of both crops and improve the environmental sustainability. This new cropping pattern attracted broad interests from government, scientists and farmers. It has been extensively adopted by farmers in the production region of the herb.

Jing was promoted as an associated professor in the end of 2016. Since 2017, she started to participate in China’s national sustainable agriculture program, which focuses on promoting China’s food security while reducing the environmental impact. Jing applies LCA-based footprinting method to assess the environmental impact (e.g. water scarcity footprint and water eutrophication) caused by crop production and explore the mitigation strategies.

Jing started as a visiting researcher at the Industry Ecology of CML in September 2018.

Research topic

Jing’s research focuses on environmental impact (water stress, land stress, climate change, etc.) assessment and mitigation strategy exploration in China’s agro-ecosystem. Her research aims to promote China’s food security while reducing environmental impact.

Former publications

Huang J., Xu C., Ridoutt B.G., Wang X. *, Ren, P. Nitrogen and phosphorus losses and eutrophication potential associated with fertilizer application to cropland in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 159, 171-179.

Huang J. *, Xu C., Ridoutt B.G., Chen F. Reducing Agricultural Water Footprints at the Farm Scale: a Case Study in the Beijing Region. Water, 2015, 7, 7066-7077.

Huang J., Xu C., Ridoutt B.G., Liu J., Zhang H., Chen F.*, Li Y. Water availability footprint of milk and milk products from large-scale dairy production systems in Northeast China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, 79, 91-97.

 Huang J., Ridoutt B.G., Zhang H., Xu C., Chen F*. Water footprint of cereals and vegetables for the Beijing market: comparison between local and imported supply. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2014, 18, 40-48.

Huang J., Zhang H., Tong W., Chen F*. The impact of local crops consumption on the water resources in Beijing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2012, 21, 45-50.

Huang J., Ridoutt B.G., Xu C., Zhuang H., Chen F*. Cropping pattern modifications change water resource demands in the Beijing metropolitan area. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 2012, 11, 101-108.

Ridoutt B.G.*, Huang J. Environmental relevance–the key to understanding water footprints. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2012, E1424.

Huang F., Liu Z., Ridoutt B. G., Huang J., Li B*. China’s water for food under growing water scarcity. Food Security, 2015, 7, 933-949.

Ridoutt, B.G.*, Page, G., Opie, K., Huang, J., Bellotti, W. Carbon, water and land use footprints of beef cattle production systems in southern Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, 73, 24-30

Xu C., Huang J., Chen F*. The application of carbon footprint in agri-food supply chain management: case study on milk products. Advanced Materials Research, 2013, 807-809, 1988-1991.

Postdoc /guest

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B3.11



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