Qiuan Zhu


Institute of Environment Sciences

University of Quebec at Montreal

Case postale 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville

Montreal, QC, H3C 3P8


Email: skywardsun@gmail.com



2005-2009: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Ph.D. in Geography

Area of Specialization: Ecological Modelling and GIS application

2002-2005: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

M.S. in Geography

Area of Specialization: Hydrological Modelling and GIS/RS(Remote Sensing) application

1998-2002: Hohai University, Nanjing, China

B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics


l  June, 2006 Tianmu Mountain Nature Reserve

Stem flow measurements with Thermal Dissipation Probe (TDP); Soil moisture and soil temperature measurements with Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

l  May, 2006 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science

Transgenic rapeseed high spectrum measurements with Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD)

l  Apr, 2006 Leshan, Shizhu, Tiesanping and Dujiangyan

Stem flow measurements with TDP; Leaf area index (LAI) measurements with LAI2000; Vegetation canopy spectrum measurements with ASD

l  July-August, 2005 Jiuzhaigou and Miyaluo

Leaf area index (LAI) mesurements with TRAC; Vegetation canopy and soil spectrum measurements with portable ASD

l  July-August, 2003 Qilian Mountain

Leaf area index (LAI) measurements with LAI2000; land cover investigation


l  2005-2008, Spatial analysis and dynamic simulation of spatial patterns of acid rain, pollution sources and transportation in China, National Key Research Development Project (2005CB422208)

l  2005-2008, Quantitative remote sensing analysis on the relationship between forest water balance and flood runoff in upstream of Minjiang river, National Key Research Development Project (2002CB111504)

l  2005-2008, Evaluated the spatial pattern of effects of acid rain on terrestrial ecosystem in China (2004BA608B-01-09)

l  2002-2005, Theory and Application for Retrieval and Fusion of Quantitative Spatial and Temporal Information from Complex Natural Environment, National Key Research Development Project (2001CB309404)

l  2002-2005, Remote Sensing Study in Water Circulation and Environmental Change Issues over the Yangtze River Basin, China, Oversea Young Talent Scientist Foundation (40128001)

l  2002-2004, Water Resource & Environmental Change Studies on the Urumqi River Basin by Means of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, Key Foundation of the National Education Department (2001)



l  October , 2009

ISEM 2009 Conference: Ecological Modelling for Enhanced Sustainability in Management

Laval University, Quebec City, PQ, Canada

l  September, 2008

International Symposium of Ecosystem Productivity, Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling, and Biodiversity Conservation, Zhejiang Forestry University, China

l  September, 2008

Workshop on FORCAST model, Zhejiang Forestry University, China

l  May, 2007

GEOINFORMATICS 2007, Nanjing University, China

l  November, 2006

Workshop on Digital Images Processing of Remote Sensing, gave by Author P. Cracknell, Nanjing University, China

l  August, 2006

International Symposium of Forest and Water in a Changing Environment, Beijing, China

l  October, 2005

International Symposium on Methodology in Hydrology, Hohai University, China


2004, Word Trade scholarship of Nanjing University

2006, Excellent M.S. Thesis prize of Jiangsu Province


Computer skills: proficient in using Linux, data analysis (with ARCGIS, ENVI, MATLAB and SYSTAT), computer programming (with C, C++, Visual C++ and FORTRAN)

Models: proficient in using Hydrological Models (Xinanjiang model, HEC-HMS, SWAT), Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS), some experience in using LANDIS model, FORCAST model and FWI model


Zhu QiuanJiang HongLiu JinxunWei XiaohuaPeng ChanghuiFang XiuqingZhou GuomoYu ShuquanJu Weiming. Evaluating the spatial-temporal variations of water budget across China over 1951-2006 using IBIS model. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7496, in press.

Zhu QiuanJiang HongLiu Jinxun. Effects of climate change on soil moisture over China from 1960C2006. International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology (ESIAT 2009), DOI 10.1109/ESIAT.2009.24, pp140-143.

Zhu QiuanJiang HongSong Xiaodong. Simulation and Analysis of Spatio-temporal Patterns of Acid Rain in Southern China Based on Spatial Interpolation. Research of Environmental Sciences (in Chinese),2009, 22:1237-1244.

Zhu QiuanZhang WanchangZhao Dengzhong. Topography based spatial daily precipitation interpolation by means of PRISM and thiessen polygon analysis. Scientia Geographica Sinica (in Chinese), 2005,25(2):233-238.

Zhu QiuanZhang Wanchang. The interpolation of sub-basin-averaged precipitation in hydrological models. Research of Soil and Water Conservation (in Chinese), 2005,12(2):11-14.

Zhu QiuanZhang Wanchang. The applicability study of Xinanjiang model on simulation of rainful-runoff and flooding hydrographs in Jiangkou basin. Journal of Water Resources & Water Engineering (in Chinese), 2004,15(3):19-23.

Zhu QiuanZhang WanchangYu Junhui. The Spatial Interpolation in GIS. Journal of Jiangxi Normal University (Natural Science) (in Chinese), 2004,28(2):183-188.

Zhu QiuanJiang HongLiu JinxunFang XiuqinYu Shuquan. Simulation and trend analysis of soil temperature in China from 1955 to 2006. Scientia Geographica Sinica, accepted (in Chinese).

Xiuqin Fang, Liliang Ren, Qiongfang Li, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaofan Liu & Yonghua Zhu. Applicable algorithm to map daily evapotranspiration using MODIS images for the Laohahe River basin, northeastern China. IAHS Publ. no 333 (2009):268-273.

Zhang LinyanJiang HongWei XiaohuaZhu QiuanLiu ShirongSun PengsenLiu Jingtao. Evapotranspiration in the meso-scale forested watersheds in Minjiang valley, west China. Journal of The American Water Resources Association, 2008,44(5):1154-1163.

Liang XiaojunJiang HongZhu QiuanHuang Meiling. Modelling hydrological response to different land use and climate change scenarios in the upper reach of Minjiang river. Research of Soil and Water Conservation (in Chinese), 2008,15(5):30-33.

Fang XiuqinRen LiliangZhang WanchangZhu Qiuan. LAI mapping and scaling over the Heihe River basin using remotely-sensed data. IAHS Publication, 2007,311:628-634.

Yong BinZhang WanchangZhao DengzhongZhu Qiuan. Application of hydrological modeling system HEC-HMS to Baohe catchment of Hanjiang Basin. Bulletin of Soil and Water Conservation (in Chinese), 2006,26(3):86-90.

Zhang DongZhang WanchangZhu LiZhu Qiuan. Improvement and application of SWAT model. Scientia Geographica Sinica (in Chinese), 2005,25(4):434-440.

Yu JunhuiZhang WanchangZhu Qiuan. Progress in hydrological research of Heihe river basin in Hexi region. Journal of Jiangxi Normal University (Natural Science) (in Chinese), 2005,29(1):85-89.



Evaluating the effects of climate change on spatio-temporal patterns of water balance and carbon budget of Chinese terrestrial ecosystems. Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, 2009, Nanjing University, China.

The Application and Examination of HEC-HMS Model at Baohe River Catchment. Thesis Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography, Department of Urban and Resources Sciences, 2005, Nanjing University, China.