Xia Hanping
Highest Education Ph.D.
Post Director Assistant
Phone 020-37252678
Email xiahanp@scib.ac.cn
Office South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences Xingke Road #723, Tianhe District Guangzhou 510650 China
Education and Appointments

Prof. Dr. XIA Hanping, male, born in September 1966, a research scientist working at the Field of Environmental Degradation and Ecological Restoration of South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He gained the Bachelor Degree at the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition of Nanjing Agricultural University in 1988; gained the Master's degree and the Doctor degree in Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991 and 1999, respectively.
Since July 1991, Dr. Xia has been working at the Ecological Centre of South  China Botanical Garden; he was promoted to assistant professorship in 1994, and to associate professorship in 1997, and to professorship in 2002. The chief research fields are restoration ecology, phytoremediation for heavy metals, grassland ecology, and ecological engineering.
So far, he has published more than 150 papers, of which over 30 were published by SCI journals. His achievements about Vetiver Grass Technique ever gained 7 international prizes, including the King of Thailand Vetiver Award, and the Prize of Vetiver Campion.

Research Interest

Restoration ecology; Pollution ecology; Ecological engineering

Public Services

In 1991, he won the "Director Fellowship" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

In 1993, the "Research on Vetiver" fourth prize awarded by the World Bank.

In 1998, two second prizes on "Vetiver Research and Development", one was "Pollution Control" and the other was "Disaster Prevention", jointly sponsored by the Royal Danish Government, the Amberstone Trust, the World Bank and the Vetiver Network.

In 1999, the second prize of "Excellent Youth Scientist" awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

In 2000, the  "Special Allowance" conferred by the State Council of China.

In 2003, the "Kind of Thailand Vetiver Award" conferred by Chaipattana Foundation, and the "Vetiver Champion" conferred by The Vetiver Network International.

In 2010, the "Zhuliyuhua Excellent Teacher Award" granted by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Selected Publication
  1. Paul Troung, Xia Hanping, Tran Tan Van, Elise Pinners. 2008. Vetiver System Applications Technical Reference Manual. Guangzhou: Guangdong Science & Technology Press,.
  2. Xu Liyu, Xia Hanping. 2008. Theory and Practice of Vetiver System. Beijing: China Broadcast & Television Press.
  3. Truong P., and Xia Hanping. 2003. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Vetiver and Exhibition. Beijing: China Agriculture Press.
  4. Xia HP, Liu SZ, Ao HX. 2000. Plants Excellence in Erosion Control and Agroforestry. Beijing: Meteorological Press.
  5. Wu KJ, Fan YX, Li ZA, Xia HP.* 2016. Contrasting plant–microbe interrelations on soil Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and pyrene degradation by three dicotyledonous plant species. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science. (Accepted)
  6. Huang JH, Zhang WX, Liu MY, Briones MJI, Eisenhauer N, Shao YH, Cai XA, Fu SL, Xia HP.* 2015. Different impacts of native and exotic earthworms on rhizodeposit carbon sequestration in a subtropical soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 90: 152-160.
  7. 夏汉平, 王明珠, 徐礼煜. 2015. 中国栽培的香根草是外来入侵种并会蔓延成为杂草吗?生态学杂志, 34(8): 2327-2332.
  8. Zhang XF, Zhang XH, Gao B, Li ZA, Xia HP*, Li HF, Li J. 2014. Effect of cadmium on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and metal accumulation of an energy crop, king grass (Pennisetum americanum × P. purpureum). Biomass and Bioenergy, 67: 179-187.
  9. Zhang XF, Gao B, Xia HP.* 2014. Effect of cadmium on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and metal accumulation of bana grass and vetiver grass. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 106:102-108.
  10. Xiong YM, Zeng H, Xia H.P, Guo DL. 2014. Interactions between leaf litter and soil organic matter on carbon and nitrogen mineralization in six forest litter-soil systems. Plant and Soil, 379(1-2): 217-229.
  11. Tai YP, Lu HP, Li ZA, Zhuang P, Zou B, Xia HP, Wang FM, Wang G, Duan J, Zhang JX. 2013. Purification of contaminated paddy fields by clean water irrigation over two decades. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 35: 657-666.  
  12. Wang FM, Zhu WX, Zou B, Neher DA, Fu SL, Xia HP, Li ZA. 2013. Seedling growth and soil nutrient availability in exotic and native tree species: implications for afforestation in southern China. Plant and Soil, 364(1-2): 207-218.
  13. Ding P, Zhuang P, Li ZA, Xia HP*, Lu HP. 2013. Accumulation and detoxification of cadmium by larvae of Prodenia litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on Cd-enriched amaranth leaves. Chemosphere, 91(1): 28-34.
  14. 丁平, 庄萍, 李志安, 夏汉平*, 邰义萍, 卢焕萍. 2012. 镉在土壤-蔬菜-昆虫食物链的传递特征. 应用生态学报, 23(11): 3116-3122.
  15. Shao YH, Zhang WX, Liu ZF, Sun YX, Chen DM, Wu JP, Zhou LX, Xia HP, Neher Deborah A, Fu SL. 2012. Responses of soil microbial and nematode communities to aluminum toxicity in vegetated oil-shale-waste lands. Ecotoxicology, 21(8), 2132-2142. 
  16. Xiong YM, D’Atri JJ, Fu SL, Xia HP, Seastedt TR. 2011. Rapid soil organic matter loss from forest dieback in a subalpine coniferous system. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43: 2450-2456.
  17. Zhang XF, Xia HP*, Li ZA, Zhuang P, Gao B. 2011. Identification of a new potential Cd-hyperaccumulator Solanum photeinocarpum by soil seed bank-metal concentration gradient method. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 189: 414-419
  18. Li HF, Fu SL, Zhao HT, Xia HP.* 2011. Forest soil CO2 fluxes as a function of understory removal and N-fixing species addition. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 23(6): 949-957.


    Li HF, Fu SL, Zhao HT, Xia HP.* 2010. Effects of understory removal and N-fixing species seeding on soil N2O fluxes in four forest plantations in southern China. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 56: 541-551.
  20. Wang FM, Li ZA, Xia HP, Zou B, Li NY, Liu J, Zhu WX. 2010. Effects of nitrogen-fixing and non-nitrogen-fixing tree species on soil properties and nitrogen transformation during forest restoration in southern China. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 56: 297-306.

  21. Zhang XF, Xia HP*, Li ZA, Zhuang P, Gao B. 2010. Potential of four forage grasses in remediation of Cd and Zn contaminated soils. Bioresource Technology, 101, 2063-2066.
  22. Xia HP, Zhang XF, Li ZA, Lu XQ, Fu SL. 2009. Physiological and cellular ultrastructure responses for three grass species under submergence. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 47(2): 100-110.
  23. Huang J, Xia HP*, Li ZA, Xiong YM, Kong GH. 2009. Soil aluminum uptake and accumulation by Paspalum notatum. Waste Management & Research, 27: 668-675.
  24. Zhuang P, Mcbride MB, Xia HP, Li NY, Li ZA. 2009. Health risk from heavy metals via consumption of food crops in the vicinity of Dabaoshan mine, South China. Science of the Total Environment, 407: 1551-1561.
  25. Xiong YM, Xia HP*, Li ZA, Cai XA, Fu SL. 2008. Impacts of understory and litter removal on soil properties in a subtropical Acacia mangium plantation in China. Plant and Soil, 304: 179-188.
  26. Li ZA, Zou B, Xia HP, Ren H, Mo JM, Weng H, Tu MZ. 2005. Litterfall dynamics of an evergreen broadleaf forest and a pine forest in the subtropical region of China. Forest Science, 51(6): 608-615.
  27. Xia HP*. 2004. Ecological rehabilitation and phytoremediation with four grasses in oil shale mined land. Chemosphere, 54: 345-353.

(Note: Name with * is corresponding author)