Lixin Jin

Lixin Jin

Primary Research Interests:

Dryland critical zone, pedogenic carbonate, soil-atmosphere C exchange, soil salinity, irrigated agriculture


Educational Background:

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China                       Geochemistry, BS, 1996-2001

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                     Geochemistry, PhD, 2001-2007


Synergistic activities:

Jin has more than 10 years of experiences working on soil- and water-related environmental problems. Currently Jin collaborates and coordinates over a large multi-disciplinary research group in the Dryland Critical Zone thematic cluster. This NSF-funded project is to investigate the ecohydrology, CO2 fluxes, and nutrient availability in drylands, affected by both natural and anthropogenic influences.


Selected Publications:

Rea, P., Ma, L., Gill, T.E., Gardea-Torresdey, J., Tamez, C. and Jin, L. (2020) Tracing gypsiferous White Sands aerosols in the shallow critical zone at White Mountain, New Mexico using Sr/Ca and 87Sr/86Sr ratios. Geoderma 372, 114387

Gu, X., Rempe, D.M., Dietrich, W.E., West, J., Lin, T., Jin, L. and Brantley, S.L. (2020) Chemical reactions, porosity, and microfracturing in shale during weathering: The effect of erosion rate. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta 269, 63–100.

Doser, D.I., Ornelas, M.A., Martinez, I, Jin, L., Ortiz., A.C., and Kaip, G.M. (2019) Using geophysics to investigate texture and salinity of agricultural soils and their impact on crop growth in the El Paso county, Texas. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 24 (3), 465-477.