Ying Ouyang received his Ph.D. degree in soil physics in 1991 from Oregon State University, Ore, USA, where he developed a model for coupled transport of water, heat, O2, and CO2 in soils. His B.S. degree in soil chemistry was from South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, in 1982. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of California-Riverside and University of Florida from 1991 to 1995, he developed a model to investigate virus transport in soils and performed laboratory experiments to investigate leaded gasoline and pesticide contaminated soils. Upon completion of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Ouayng performed testing and application of a wide range of complex computer models in vadose zone and groundwater hydrology as a Project Scientist (a contractor) for US-EPA National Lab in Ada, Oklahoma, and as a Research Scientist at the University of Alabama during 1995–1999. Dr. Ouyang joined the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) of Florida in 1999 as an Environmental Scientist. His responsibilities at the SJRWMD were to apply complex models for analyzing groundwater discharge, surface water runoff, constructed wetland attenuation, and stream routing of contaminants and excess nutrients; apply multivariate statistics for charactering spatial and temporal distributions of pollutants and identifying key water quality parameters; and install basin-scale monitoring network for estimating surface and ground water quality. Dr. Ouyang relocated to USDA Forest Service as a Research Hydrologist in 2010. He is currently a graduate faculty member of the University of Florida and Mississippi State University. He served as an Associate editor for Journal of Environmental Quality (USA) from 2004 to 2010 and is a Submission Editor for Journal of Soils and Sediments since 2009.
Biography Updated on 30 April 2012