Name: Song Xianfang

Job Title: Professor

Organization: Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS 

Tel: 010-64889849

Address: 11A Datun Road, Anwai, Beijing, China

Zip Code: 100101

Research Areas

Research areas

To clarify the evolution of the basin water cycle is to achieve sustainable utilization of water resources, "People - Water harmony" an important support. Based on the earth system science theory , the experimental watershed study of bottom-up approach the course, and land-use change / land cover remote sensing data for the study of top-down approach based on the organic integration of full environmental isotope, "3S" the advantages of new technologies such as multi-scale observation. Multi-scale information fusion, based on the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) and the Water Cycle Research Network, at the national scale, Haihe River and Yellow River areas of the basin water cycle typical experimental basis for the construction and scientific research, through observation and environmental isotope hydrology and other analytical tools , starting from the original innovation, reveals changes in the environment under the typical basin precipitation, surface water, soil and ground water, in order to provide a scientific basis to protect water security. 

Based on Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) and the water cycle research network in the country for the first time established the China Environmental Isotope Network (China-Isotope: China Isotope Research Network in Waters), so that China's environmental isotope hydrology studies to achieve with the international research synchronization. The network includes China precipitation isotope network (CHNIP), major rivers isotope network (CHNIR) and key river basin water cycle research. 

To identify the "four water" conversion relations and build a conceptual model of the water cycle at different basins scales.



Apr of 1993 - Mar of 1996, Ph.D. (Geography and Hydrology), University of Tsukuba, Japan 

Sept of 1985 July of 1989, M.S. (Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology), Changchun College of Geology 

Sept of 1980- July of 1984, B.E. (Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology), Hebei College of Geology


Work Experience

1996/10-1999/10,   National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Special Science and Technology  Professor

1999/11-2002/4,   Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan,  National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences,computing science and Technology Professor 

2002/4- Now,  Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS,  Professor

2015/3-2017/6,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sino-Danish College, Post Professor

Honors & Distinctions

(1)Dayu Award Second Prize by Water Resources Society

(2)China Geological Survey Second Prize

(3)Zhu Li Yuehua Excellent Teacher Award

(4)First prize of innovation awards by Ministry of Water Resources of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission

(5)First prize of theory and technology classes of Hydrology Bureau of t Ministry of Water Resources of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission

(6)First prize of scientific and technological progress by Hydrology Bureau of Ministry of Water Resources of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission



(1)Liu F., Song X., Yang L., Zhang Y., Han D., Ma Y., Bu H. Identifying the origin and geochemical evolution of groundwater using hydrochemistry and stable isotopes in the Subei Lake basin, Ordos energy base, Northwestern China. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2015, 19 (1):551-565.

(2)Liu F., Song X., Yang L., Han D., Zhang Y., Ma Y., Bu H. The role of anthropogenic and natural factors in shaping the geochemical evolution of groundwater in the Subei Lake basin, Ordos energy base, Northwestern China. Science of the Total Environment, 2015, 538: 327-340.

(3)Liu J, Song X, Yuan G, Sun X, Yang L: Stable isotopic compositions of precipitation in China. Tellus B, 2014,66, 22567.

(4)Zhang Bing, Song Xianfang, Zhang Yinghua, Han Dongmei, Tang Changyuan, Yu Yilei, Ma Ying. Hydrochemical characteristics and water quality assessment of surface water and groundwater in Songnen plain, Northeast China. Water Research, 2012, 46(8): 2737-2748.

(5)Yang L., Song X., Zhang Y., Han, D.,Zhang, B.,Long, D.. Characterizing interactions between surface water and groundwater in the Jialu River basin using major ion chemistry and stable isotopes. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 2012, 9(5): 5955-5981.

6Bing Zhang*,XianfangSong*,YinghuaZhang, DongmeiHan,  ChangyuanTang,  LihuYang, Zhongliang Wang.Therenewability and quality of shallow groundwater in Sanjiangand SongnenPlain, Northeast China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 2017, 16(1):229-238.

(7)YileiYu*, Xianfang Song*, YinghuaZhang, FandongZhang, Licai Liu. Impact of reclaimed water in the watercourse of HuaiRiver on groundwater from ChaobaiRiver basin, Northern China. Front. Earth Sci. 2017, 11(4):643-659.

(8)Yali Wu, Xianfang Song*, Ying Ma, Hongmei Bu, Shengtian Yang, Dongmei Han, Yinghua Zhang. Multi-temporal variation in water consumption of summer maize as determined by the Water Transformation Dynamical Processes Experimental Device.Hydrology Research, 2017, 48 (5) 1268-1281.

(9)YuTang,XianfangSong*,YinghuaZhang, DongmeiHan,  LikunAi, TianbaoZhao, YajunWang. Using stable isotopes to understand seasonal and interannualdynamics in moisture sources and atmospheric circulation in precipitation. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.11388

(10)MohammadHasanuzzaman, Xianfang Song*, DongmeiHan, YinghuaZhang, Shakir Hussain. Prediction of Groundwater Dynamics for Sustainable Water Resource Management inBograDistrict, Northwest Bangladesh. Water, 2017, 9(4), 238.

(11)Fei Liu, Xianfang Song*Lihu Yang, Dongmei Han, Yinghua Zhang, Ying Ma, Hongmei Bu. Predicting the impact of heavy groundwater pumping on groundwater and ecological environment in the SubeiLake basin, Ordos energy base, Northwestern China. Hydrology Research, doi: 10.2166/nh.2017.281.

(12)ShakirHussain,XianfangSong*,GuoyuRen,IqtidarHussain,DongmeiHan, M.H. Zaman. Evaluation of gridded precipitation data in the Hindu-Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya mountainous area. HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL,

Research Interests

Water cycle and water environment at different basin scales; 

Environmenal isotope hydrology; 




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