Xingkai Xu was born in Anhui province, China, in 1969. He received the B.S. degree in agricultural science from the Anhui Agricultural University and the Ph.D. degree in soil science from the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. From 1996 to 1997, Xu was a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Science, University of Ghent, Belgium. From 1998 to 2000, Xu was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2000, Xu has been with the State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP). In 2000, he was a Research Fellow at the Delft Technical University, Netherlands. From 2002 to 2004, he was a JSPS Research Fellow at the Chiba University, Japan. Presently, he serves as a Professor of IAP. He is mainly interested in terrestrial carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry: carbon and nitrogen processes in soil, greenhouse gases, atmospheric nitrogen/acid disposition and relation to soil environment, and the mechanisms of carbon sequestration in soil. He serves as an Associate Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural Research, a Member of the African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, and a Member of the Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011