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Dissertation

 

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in China: Emission, Atmospheric Transport and Lung Cancer Risk [full text]

     

  • Biogeochemical cycling of mercury in the atmosphere-ocean-land system: Global and regional modeling [full text]

2020

 

  1. Shibao Wang#, Zhongrui Wang#, Lei Wang, Xuguang Chi, Aijun Ding, Mingzhi Yao, Yunpeng Li, Qilin Li, Ling Zhang, Yongle Xiao, Yanxu Zhang*. Capturing high resolution spatial patterns of traffic-related air pollution across a large road network by mobile monitoring using low-cost sensors. in prep.

     

  2. Xiaotian Xu#, Xu Feng, Haipeng Lin, Tzung-May Fu, Yanxu Zhang*. Modeling the high mercury wet deposition in Southeastern US by WRF-GC, in prep.

     

  3. Xiawei Yu, Zhouqing Xie*, Xinming Wang*, Yanxu Zhang*, Qihou Hu, Yanli Zhang, Jie Xing, Lulu Zhang, M. Ihsan Danish, Hui Kang. Spatial distributions of atmospheric isoprene and α-pinene in the marine boundary layer along two cruises: from the East China Sea to the Southern Ocean. Science of the Total Environment, under review.

     

  4. Jailson F. Moura, Davi C. Tavares, Esteban Acevedo-Trejos, Yanxu Zhang, Lyatt Jaegle, Agostino Merico. A global appraisal of mercury exposure and accumulation in cetaceans. Science Advances, under review..

     

  5. Shaojian Huang#, Yanxu Zhang*, Interannual varia bility of air sea exchange of mercury in the global ocean: the “seesaw effect" in the equatorial Pacific and contributions to the atmosphere. submit to Geophysical Research Letter[full text]

     

  6. Peipei Wu#, Ruochong Xu#, Xuantong Wang#, Amina Schartup, Yanxu Zhang*, Tracking Seventy Years of Sources, Sinks, Sizes, and Age of Marine Plastics. Nature Geoscience, under review.

     

  7. Zhang Y.*, E. Sunderland, S. Dutkiewicz. Impact of changing ocean biogeochemistry on methylmercury formation and trophic transfer in the global ocean in the 21st century. One Earth, under review.[full text]

     

  8. Yanxu Zhang*, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Huanxin Zhang, Shiliang Wu, Long Chen, Shuxiao Wang, Ping Li, Feiyue Wang. The Human Health Benefit of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Nature Sustainability, under review.

     

  9. Ruoyu Sun, Jingjing Yuan, Jeroen E. Sonke, Yanxu Zhang, Tong Zhang, Wang Zheng, Shun Chen, Mei Meng, Jiubin Chen, Yi Liu, Xiaotong Peng, Congqiang Liu. Methylmercury produced in upper oceans accumulates in Mariana Trench fauna. Nature Communications, in press.

     

  10. Yanxu Zhang*, Xingpei Ye#, Lingyao Dong#, Ning Zhang, Haikun Wang, Shibao Wang#, Zhongrui Wang#, Yun Ma#, Xiaojing He, Mingzhi Yao, Yunpeng Li, Qilin Li, Lei Wang, Xuguang Chi, Aijun Ding, Ling Zhang, Yongle Xiao. Large-eddy simulation of traffic-related air pollution at a very high-resolution in a mega-city: Evaluation against mobile sensors and insights for influencing factors. EarthArXiv Preprint, doi:10.31223/osf.io/n2py6. [full text]

     

  11. Jing Gu#, Qiaotong Pang#, Jinzhi Ding, Runsheng Yin, Yuanhe Yang, Yanxu Zhang*. The storage and influencing factors of mercury in the permafrost of the Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Pollution, under review.

     

  12. Shinichiro Fujimori, Hancheng Dai, Tomoko Hasegawa, Jing-Yu Liu, Tetsuya Matsui, Haruka Ohashi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Yang Xie, Yanxu Zhang, Asian Sustainable Development Implications of Climate Change Mitigation Scenario. Environ Research Lett, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab9966. [full text]

     

  13. Zhao, Yanbin; Zhang, Kun; Xu, Xiaotian#; Shen, Huizhong; Zhu, Xi; Zhang, Yanxu; Hu, Yongtao; Shen, Guofeng. Substantial changes in nitrate oxide and ozone after excluding meteorological impacts during the COVID-19 outbreak in mainland China. Environ. Sci. Tech. Letters, doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00304. [full text]

     

  14. Yanxu Zhang*, Haikun Wang, Yun Han#, Danhan Wang#, Ge Zhu, Xi Lu. Shale Gas Development in China: Implications for Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Environmental International.141(2020), 105727. [full text]

     

  15. Peipei Wu#, Emily Zakem, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Yanxu Zhang*. Biomagnification of methylmercury in marine plankton ecosystem. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b06075.[full text] [cover article of this issue]

     

  16. Yanxu Zhang*, Anne L. Soerensen, Amina T. Schartup, Elsie M. Sunderland. A global model for methylmercury formation and uptake at the base of marine food webs. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 34(3), doi:10.1029/2019GB006348. [full text] [chosen as research spotlight by AGU Eos]

2019

 

  1. Yang Xie, Hancheng Dai*, Yanxu Zhang*, Yazhen Wu, Tatsuya Hanaoka, Toshihiko Masui. Comparison of Health and Economic Impacts of PM2.5 and Ozone Pollution in China. Environment International. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.075. [*co-corresponding author][full text]

     

  2. Zhang Y., H. Horowitz, J. Wang, Z. Xie, J. Kuss, A. L. Soerensen. A coupled atmosphere-ocean model for air-sea exchange of mercury in the global ocean: Insights into wet deposition and atmospheric redox chemistry. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b06205. [full text]

     

  3. Long Chen, Sai Liang, Maodian Liu, Yujun Yi, Zhifu Mi, Yanxu Zhang, Yumeng Li, Jianchuan Qi, Jing Meng, Xi Tang, Haoran Zhang, Yindong Tong, Wei Zhang, Xuejun Wang, Jiong Shu, Zhifeng Yang. Trans-provincial health impacts of atmospheric mercury emissions in China. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09080-6. [full text]

     

  4. Wagner C. C., Amos H. M., Thackray C. P., Zhang Y., Lundgren E. W., Forget G., Friedman C. L., Selin N. E., Lohmann R., A global 3-D ocean model for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Benchmark compounds for understanding the impacts of global change on neutral persistent organic pollutants. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1029/2018GB006018. [full text]

2018

 

  1. Zhang Yanxia; Qu, Shen; Zhao, Jing; Zhu, Ge; Zhang, Yanxu; Lu, Xi; Sabel, Clive E.; Wang, Haikun. Quantifying regional consumption-based health impacts attributable to ambient air pollution in China. Environ. Intern. 112 (2018), 100-106.[full text]

     

  2. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Yanxu; Liu, Maodian; Meng, Jing ; Zhang, Haoran; Tang, Xi; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Shu, Jiong. Atmospheric mercury outflow from China and interprovincial trade. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03951. [full text]

     

  3. Haryun Kim, Kitack Lee, Dhong-Il Lim, Seung-Il Nam, Seunghee Han, Jihun Kim, Eunil Lee, Yanxu Zhang. Increase in Anthropogenic Mercury in Marginal Sea Sediments of the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Science of the Total Environment. 654: 801-810. [full text]

     

  4. Sun R., Jiskra M., Amos H. M., Zhang Y., Sunderland E. M., Sonke J. E. Modelling the mercury stable isotope distribution of Earth's reservoirs: implications for global Hg cycling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.11.036. [full text]

     

  5. Kondziolka J., Briggs N., Zhang Y., Lewandowski T. Applied methods for assessing flammability risks of HFO refrigerants. International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants, Birmingham, UK. doi:10.18462/iir.hfo.2018.1162.[full text]

     

  6. Ye Z., Mao H., Driscoll C. T., Wang Y., Hogrefe C., Volkamer R., Zhang Y., Jaegle L. Evaluation of CMAQ coupled with a state-of-the-art mercury chemical mechanism (CMAQ-newHg-Br). Journal of Advanced Modeling Earth Systems. doi:10.1002/2017MS001161.[full text]

2017

 

  1. Wang H., Zhang Y., Lu X. Trade-driven relocation of air pollution and health impacts in China. Nature Comm. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00918-5. [full text] Highlighted by [Nanjing University]

     

  2. Zhang X., Zhang Y., Sunderland E. North Atlantic Deep Water formation inhibits high Arctic contamination by continental perfluorooctane sulfonate discharges. Global Biogeochemical Cyclesdoi: 10.1002/2017GB005624. [full text]

     

  3. Chen L., Zhang W., Zhang Y., Tong Y., Wang H., Xie H., Liu M., Wang X. Legacy Impacts of Historical Anthropogenic Mercury Releases on Modern and Future Global Source-Receptor Relationships. Sci. Total Environ. 610, 24-31.[full text]

     

  4. Hannah M Horowitz, Daniel J Jacob, Yanxu Zhang, Theodore S Dibble, Franz Slemr, Helen M Amos, Johan A Schmidt, Elizabeth S Corbitt, Elo?se A Marais, Elsie M Sunderland. A new mechanism for atmospheric mercury redox chemistry: Implications for the global mercury budget. Atmos. Chem. Phys. doi:10.5194/acp-17-6353-2017.[full text]

     

  5. Yang Xie, Hancheng Dai, Yanxu Zhang, Tatsuya Hanaoka, and Toshihiko Masui. Health and Economic Impacts of Ozone Pollution in China: a provincial level analysis. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc. doi:10.5194/acp-2017-849.[full text]

2016

  1. Zhang Y., D. Jacob, H. Horowitz, H. Amos, L. Chen, H. Amos, D. Krabbenhoft, F. Slemr, V. St. Louis, E. Sunderland. Observed decrease in atmospheric mercury explained by global decline in anthropogenic emissions. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi:10.1073/pnas.1516312113, 2016 [full text]. Highlighted by [PNAS metrics] [Harvard University] [USGS] [Reuters] [Ars Technica] [Daily Caller] [Japan Times] [Science World Report]

2015

 

  1. Zhang Y., E. Sunderland, S. Dutkiewicz, D. Jacob, H. Amos. Biogeochemical drivers of the fate of riverine mercury discharged to the global and Arctic oceans. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1002/2015GB005124 [full text] [highlighted as featured study by MITgcm Homepage]

     

  2. Long Chen#, Yanxu Zhang*, Daniel J. Jacob,Anne L. Soerensen, Jenny A. Fisher, Helen M. Amos, Hannah M. Horowitz, Elizabeth S. Corbitt, and Xuejun Wang. Differences in Atmospheric Mercury Trends between the Arctic and Northern Mid-latitudes Suggest A Decline in the Arctic Ocean Mercury. Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1002/2015GL064051 [full text][highlighted as AGU Blogosphere]
     

  3. Thackray C. P., Friedman C. L., Zhang Y., and Selin N. E. Quantitative assessment of the parametric uncertainty in GEOS-Chem PAH simulations. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01823. [full text]

2014

  1. Zhang Y., L. Jaegle, L. Thompson, D. G. Streets. Six centuries of changing oceanic mercury. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 10.1002/2014GB004939. [full text] [cover article of this issue]

     

  2. Soerensen A., Mason R. P., Balcolm P., D. J. Jacob, Zhang Y., Kuss J., and Sunderland E. Elemental mercury concentrations and fluxes in the tropical atmosphere and ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 11312-9. [full text]

     

  3. Amos H., Y. Zhang, E. Sunderland, D. Jacob. Global biogeochemical implications of mercury discharges from rivers and sediment burial. Environ. Sci.Technol. 48, 9514-9522. [full text]

     

     

  4. Daniel A. Jaffe, Seth Lyman, Helen M. Amos, Mae S. Gustin, Jiaoyan Huang, Noelle E. Selin, Leonard Levin, Arnout ter Schure, Robert P. Mason, Robert Talbot, Andrew Rutter, Brandon Finley, Lyatt Jaegle, Viral Shah, Crystal McClure, Jesse Ambrose, Lynne Gratz, Steven Lindberg, Peter Weiss-Penzias, Guey-Rong Sheu, Dara Feddersen, Milena Horvat, Ashu Dastoor, Anthony J. Hynes, Huiting Mao, Jeroen E. Sonke, Franz Slemr, Jenny A. Fisher, Ralf Ebinghaus, Yanxu Zhang, and Grant Edwards. Progress on Understanding Atmospheric Mercury Hampered by Uncertain Measurements. Environmental Science and Technology doi:10.1021/es5026432 [full text]

     

  5. Yanxu Zhang, Lyatt Jaegle, and LuAnne Thompson. Natural biogeochemical cycle of mercury in a global three-dimensional ocean tracer model. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1029/2014GB004814 [full text][chosen as research spotlight by AGU Eos, 22 April 2015]
     

  6. Carey L. Friedman, Yanxu Zhang, and Noelle E. Selin. Climate change and emissions impacts on atmospheric PAH transport to the Arctic. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 429-437 [full text].

     

  7. Wang L., S. Wang, L. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, C. Nielsen, M. B. McElroy, J. Hao. Source apportionment of atmospheric mercury pollution in China using GEOS-Chem model. Environ. Pollut. 190, 166-175 [full text].

2013

  • Yanxu Zhang, and Lyatt Jaegle. Decreases in mercury wet deposition over the United States during 2004-2010: Roles of domestic and global background emission reductions.Atmosphere. 4, 113-131. [full text]

2012

 

  1. J.P. Parrella, D.J. Jacob, Q. Liang, Y. Zhang, L.J. Mickley, B. Miller, M.J. Evans, X. Yang, J.A. Pyle, N. Theys, and M. Van Roozendael, Tropospheric bromine chemistry: implications for present and pre-industrial ozone and mercury. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disscus. 12, 9665-9715. [full text]
     

  2. H. M. Amos, D. J. Jacob, C. D. Holmes, J. A. Fisher, Q.Wang, R. M. Yantosca, E. S. Corbitt, E. Galarneau, A. P. Rutter, M. S. Gustin, A. Steffen, J. J. Schauer, J. A. Graydon, V. L. St. Louis, R. W. Talbot, E. S. Edgerton, Y. Zhang, E. M. Sunderland. Gas-Particle Partitioning of Atmospheric Hg(II) and Its Effect on Global Mercury Deposition. Atmos. Chem. Physics. 12: 591-603.[full text]
     

  3. Yanxu Zhang, Lyatt Jaegle, Randall Martin, Aaron van Donkelaar, Chris Holmes, Helen Amos. Nested-grid modeling of mercury over North America. Atmos. Chem. Physics. 12: 6095-6011. [full text]

 

2011

 

  1. Yanxu Zhang, Shu Tao, Jianmin Ma, and Staci Simonich. Transpacific transport of Benzo[a]pyrene emitted from Asia. Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 11, 11993-12006. [full text]
     

  2. Yanxu Zhang, Huizhong Shen, Shu Tao, and Jianmin Ma. Modeling the atmospheric transport and outflow of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons emitted from China. Atmospheric Environment 45:2820-2827.[full text]
     

  3. Shu Tao, Bengang Li, Yanxu Zhang, Huishi Yuan.Emission of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in China. in Biophysico-chemical processes of anthropogenic organic compounds in environmental systems. Edited by B Xing, N Senesi, PM Huang. Wiley May 2011.
     

2010

 

  1. Rong Wang, Shu Tao, Bin Wang, Yu Yang, Chang Lang, Yanxu Zhang, Jing Hu, Jianmin Ma, Hayley Hung. Sources and Pathways of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Transported to Alert, the Canadian High Arctic. Environ. Sci. Tech. 44:1017-1022.[full text]
     

  2. Shu Tao, Yanxu Zhang. Emission, Fate and Exposure Risk of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in China. in Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces of the Earth's Critical Zone. Edited by J Xu and PM Huang. Springer, 2010.

2009

 

  1. Yanxu Zhang, Shu Tao, Huizhong Shen, Jianmin Ma. Inhalation exposure to ambient polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and lung cancer risk of Chinese population. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 106(50):21063-21067.[full text]
     

  2. Yanxu Zhang, Shu Tao. Global atmospheric emission inventory of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) for 2004. Atmos. Environ. 43:812-819. [full text][Most Cited Atmospheric Environ. Articles published since 2008]

 

2008

 

  1. Chang Lang, Shu Tao, Wenxin Liu, Yanxu Zhang, Staci Simonich. Atmospheric Transport and Outflow of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from China. Environ. Sci. Tech. 42:5196-5201. [full text]
     

  2. Yanxu Zhang, Han Dou, Biao Chang, et al. Emission of PAHs from Indoor Straw Burning and Emission Inventory Updating in China. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1140:218-227.[full text] [Top 20 Most-Cited papers in Environ. Sci. Technol. in 2007] [Most-Cited Chinese papers in international journals in 2007]
     

  3. Yanxu Zhang, Shu Tao. Seasonal variation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) emissions in China. Environ. Pollut. 156:657-663. [full text]
     

2007

 

  1. Bo Pan, Baoshan Xing, Shu Tao a, Wenxin Liu, Xiumei Lin, Yang Xiao,Hancheng Dai, Xianming Zhang, Yanxu Zhang, Huishi Yuan. Effect of physical forms of soil organic matter on phenanthrene sorption. Chemosphere 68:1262-1269. [full text]
     

  2. Yanxu Zhang, Shu Tao, Jun Cao et al. Emission of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in China by County. Environ. Sci. Tech. 41: 683-687.[full text]
     

2006

 

  1. B. Pan, B.S. Xing, W.X. Liu, S. Tao, X.M. Lin, X.M. Zhang, Y.X. Zhang,Y. Xiao, H.C. Dai, H.S. Yuan. Distribution of sorbed phenanthrene and pyrene in different humic fractions of soils and importance of humin. Environ. Pollut. 143:24-33. [full text]
     

  2. B. Pan, B.S. Xing, W.X. Liu, S. Tao, X.M. Lin, Yanxu Zhang, H.S. Yuan, H.C. Dai, X.M. Zhang, Y. Xiao. Two-Compartment Sorption of Phenanthrene on Eight Soils with Various Organic Carbon Contents. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part B. 41:1333-1347.
     

  3. Yanxu Zhang, Bo Pan, Wenxin Liu, Hancheng Dai, et al. Dynamics of Sorption Behaviours of Phenanthrene on Natural Soils (in Chinese). J. Agro-Environ. Sci. 25:699-703. [full text]
     

  4. Xiumei Liu, Bo Pan, Wenxin Liu, Huishi Yuan, Xianming Zhang, Yanxu Zhang et al. Distribution Behaviors of Phenanthrene to Humic Fractions in Natural Soils (in Chinese). Environ. Sci.27:747-753. [full text]