Guihong Zhang, MS student

Guihong Zhang, MSMS Resource Management and Administration
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Guihong completed his MS in Resource Management and Administration at Antioch and is presently a PhD student at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on soil ecology and nutrient cycling.

Research Interests

Forests not only play a fundamental role in global heat balance, global cycles of the elements (such as carbon and nitrogen), the hydrologic cycle, and soil stabilization, but they are also one of the biggest natural resources for human beings and wildlife as well. How to keep forests healthy and productive has long been a challenge facing forest scientists. Within numerous forest nutrient studies, the research of carbon/nitrogen cycling is not only crucial but also interesting. It has been a puzzle for me to find out how precipitation, dry deposition, and weathering of primary minerals transfer nutrients to forest systems, how different forest management methods and forest harvest approaches impact forest productivity, and how nutrient losses impact water quality and thus disturb aquatic ecosystems. It is worth my whole life to figure them out.


BS in Environmental Chemistry
1987–1991, Jilin University, China

Professional Experience

Engineer Assistant
1991–1996, Environmental Management Station in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. Enforced environmental laws; settled disputes between pollution enterprises and the public; set up local environmental tax criteria and collected environmental taxes; organized and implemented environmental surveys; directed the Youth League of the Environmental Protection Agency of Quzhou, Zhejiang, China.

1997–2001, Environmental Monitoring Station in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. Directed overall operations management and maintenance, drafted government-required reports, ensured compliance with national and local policies for environmental monitoring; planned, recruited, scheduled, trained, and supervised personnel; utilized leadership and management skills to improve the overall efficiency of the station; organized regional environmental monitoring conferences.

Assistant Director
2001–2003, Xinxin District of Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. Oversaw agricultural development planning and annual agricultural strategy; executed science and technology strategy and annual planning; drafted annual district reports; mediated dispute resolution.

Regional Commercial Manager
2002, French Vivendi Water Co., Shanghai and Beijing Office, China. Sought commercial opportunities for investing in drinking water treatment plants and waste water treatment plants; surveyed and analyzed future market for Drinking Water and Waste Water treatment; filed technical reports to Vivendi Beijing headquarters.

June 2004–Sept. 2004, Watershed Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Collected and analyzed water samples from the Connecticut River; deployed and retrieved Hydrolabs in the Connecticut River; helped coordinate the Connecticut River Water Quality assessment program.

Research Experience

  • Determination of 2,6-Dichloroaniline in Water by HPLC
  • Determinations of Toxic Organic Chemicals in Smoke
  • Research in Qu River Pollutants Distribution and Water Quality Modification
  • Research in Tongshanyuan Reservoir Nitrogen and Phosphorous Distribution and Control
  • 1996–2000 Quzhou Environmental Quality Assessment Report
  • Quzhou Solid Waste Discharge Research

Social Position

  • The Ford Foundation Fellow
  • Member of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Member of Zhejiang Environmental Conservation Academy, China
  • Member of the standing committee of Jiushan Academy, Quzhou, China
  • Commissioner of the 4th Chinese People’s Political Consultation Committee of Quzhou