Li Jin profile
   Li Jin
    Assistant Professor, Geology

    PhD Syracuse University
    MS Nanjing University
    BS Nanjing University

    Bowers Hall, RM 1004
    Phone: (607) 753-2188   
    Fax: (607) 753-4973


GLY261 Physical Geology
GLY397 Oceanography
GLY410 Hydrogeology

Research Interests:

My research interests generally lie in hydrogeology and hydrology coupled to aqueous geochemistry to address a wide range of environmental issues. I use chemical analysis of water, field studies and computer simulation to understand how water moves through watersheds and how natural and anthropogenic processes influence water quantity and quality.

Specially my research efforts include 1) using the chemical and isotopic compositions of water and solutes to determine hydrological flowpaths, sources of solutes, water mixing and geochemical reactions; 2) development of integrated modeling approaches to characterize non-point and point source contamination including chloride, nitrogen and phosphorus in watersheds and to address the impacts on water quality from climate change and land use change; 3) understanding spatial and temporal variability of surface water and groundwater exchange and how nutrients and other solutes are processed at this interface; 4) using pore water chemistry in the unsaturated sands to assess groundwater recharge in semi-arid and arid areas.

Current Research Activities:

Applying the Integrated Catchment (INCA) models to the Simcoe Lake catchment in Canada and the River Thames and River Avon in UK to simulate their streamflow and water chemistry (N and P) and to assess the impacts of climate, land use change and effluent discharge change.
Using dissolved major and trace elements and stable isotopes in water to trace out the different sources of streamflow in snowmelt and flooding events in streams in Central New York.

Journal Publications:

Crossman, J., M. N. Futter, P. G. Whitehead, E. Stainsby, H. M. Baulch, L. Jin, S. K. Oni, R. L. Wilby, and P. J. Dillon. 2014. Flow pathways and nutrient transport mechanisms drive hydrochemical sensitivity to climate change across catchments with different geology and topography. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

Whitehead, P.G., L. Jin, J. Crossman, S. Comber, P.J. Johnes, P. Daldorph, N. Flynn, A.L. Collins, D. Butterfield, R.Mistry, R. Bardone, L. Pope, R.Willows. 2014. Distributed and dynamic modelling of hydrology, phosphorus and ecology in the Hampshire Avon and Blashford Lakes: Evaluating alternative strategies to meetWFD standards. Science of the Total Environment 481, 157–166.

Jin, L.,
P.G. Whitehead, M. Hadjikakou. 2013. A Study of the Yesilirmak River Catchment in Northern Turkey: Spatial Patterns and Temporal Trends in Water Quality. Journal of Environmental Protection 4, 104-120.

Whitehead, P.G., J. Crossman, B. B. Balana, M. N. Futter, S. Comber, L. Jin, D. Skuras, A. J. Wade, M. J. Bowes and D. S. Read. 2013. A cost-effectiveness analysis of water security and water quality: impacts of climate and land-use change on the River Thames system. Philosophical Transactions The Royal Society A 371, 20120413. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0413)

Jin, L., P.G. Whitehead, H.M. Baulch, P.J. Dillon, D.A. Butterfield, S.K. Oni, M.N. Futter, J. Crossman, E.M. O’Connor. 2013. Modelling phosphorus in Lake Simcoe and its subcatchments: scenario analysis to assess alternative management strategies. Inland Waters 3 (2), 207-220.

Baulch, H.M., M.N. Futter., L. Jin, P.G. Whitehead, D.T. Woods, P.J. Dillon, D.A. Butterfield, S.K. Oni, L.P. Aspden, E.M. O’Connor, J. Crossman. 2013. Phosphorus dynamics across intensively monitored subcatchments in the Beaver River. Inland Waters 3 (2), 187-206.

Crossman, J., P.G. Whitehead, M.N. Futter, L. Jin, M. Shahgedanova, M. Castellazzi, A.J. Wade. 2013. The interactive responses of water quality and hydrology to changes in multiple stressors, and implications for the long-term effective management of phosphorus. Science of the Total Environment 454–455, 230–244.

Crossman, J., M.N. Futter, S.K. Oni, P.G. Whitehead, L. Jin, D. Butterfield, H.M. Baulch, P.J. Dillon. 2013. Impacts of climate change on hydrology and water quality: Future proofing management strategies in the Lake Simcoe watershed, Canada. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39 (1), 19–32.

Jin, L., D.I. Siegel, L.K. Lautz, Z. Lu. 2012. Identifying streamflow sources during spring snowmelt using water chemistry and isotopic composition in semi-arid mountain streams. Journal of Hydrology 470–471, 289–301.

Jin, L., Whitehead, P.G., Futter, M.N. and Lu, Z., 2012. Modelling the impacts of climate change on flow and nitrate of the River Thames: Assessing potential adaption strategies. Hydrology Research 43(6), 902-916.

Whitehead, P.G., Jin L.*, Baulch, H.M., Butterfield, D.A., Oni, S.K., Dillon, P.J., Futter, M., Wade, A.J., North, R., O'Connor E.M., Jarvie, H.P., 2011. Modelling Phosphorus Dynamics in Multi-branch River Systems: A Study of the Black River, Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Science of the Total Environment 412-413: 315-323 (*corresponding author).

Hadjikakou, M.†, Whitehead, P.G., Jin, L.*, Futter, M.N., Hadjinicolaou P. and Shahgedanova M., 2011. Modeling Nitrogen in the Yeşilırmak River Catchment in Northern Turkey: Impacts of Future Climate and Environmental Change and Implications for Nutrient Management. Science of the Total Environment, 409: 2404-2418. (†student author; * corresponding author).

Jin, L., Whitehead, P.G., Siegel, D.I. and Findley, S., 2011. Salting our Landscape: An Integrated Catchment Model Using Readily Accessible Data to Assess Emerging Road Salt Contamination to Streams. Environmental Pollution, 159: 1257-1265.

Jin, L., and Whitehead, P.W., 2010. Modeling flow and nitrogen dynamics in the River Thames: Implication of future climate induced water vulnerability in southeast England. British Hydrological Society Third International Symposium (BHS 2010) Conference Proceeding, Newcastle, United Kingdom. 103-109.

Jin, L. and Edmunds, W.M., 2010. A new immiscible displacing liquid for extracting interstitial water from unsaturated sediments and soils, Vadose Zone Journal, 9:1–7. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0019.

Jin, L., Siegel, D.I., Lautz, L.K., Mitchell M.J., Dahms, D. and Mayer, B., 2010. Calcite precipitation driven by the common ion effect during groundwater-surface water mixing: a potentially common process in streams with geologic settings containing gypsum, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122, 1027-1038. doi: 10.1130/B30011.1.

Jin, L., Siegel, D.I., Lautz, L.K. and Otz, M.H., 2009. Transient Storage and downstream solute transport in nested stream reaches impacted by beaver dams, Hydrological Process, 23, 2438-2449.

Ji, J.F., Chen, J., Jin, L., Zhang, W.C., Balsam, W.L. and Lu, H.Y., 2004. Relating magnetic susceptibility (MS) to the simulated Thematic Mapper (TM) bands of the Chinese loess: Application of TM image for soil MS mapping on Loess Plateau, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.109, No.B5, B05102.

Jin, L., Ji, J.F., Balsam, W.L., Chen, Y., Chen, J. and Lu, H.Y., 2003. Determining magnetic susceptibility in loess-paleosol sections by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, No. 10, 1520.

Conference Abstracts:

Gutchess, K.M.*
, C.S. Nowalk, L. Jin, A.M. Whitlock, J.R. June, D.J. Barclay. 2013. Understanding spatial and temporal patterns of water chemistry in Otter Creek, New York. Geological Society of America Northeastern Section - 48th Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. (* undergraduate student leading author)

Nowalk, C.S.*, K.M. Gutchess, D.J. Barclay, A.M. Whitlock, J.R. June, L. Jin. 2013. Fingerprinting of water sources to Otter Creek in Cortland County, New York, using in situ measurement. Geological Society of America Northeastern Section - 48th Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. (* undergraduate student leading author)

Jin, L., K.M. Gutchess, P.G. Whitehead, S.E.G. Findlay, D.I. Siegel. 2013. How much more can we take? – Road salt as an emerging contaminant in streams. Geological Society of America Northeastern Section - 48th Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Jin, L., W Michael Edmunds, Zunli Lu, Jinzhu Ma. 2012. Geochemistry of sediment moisture in the Badain Jaran desert: Insights into palaeo-environmental changes and water rock interaction. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Jin, L., P.G.Whitehead, H.M. Baulch, D.A. Butterfield, J. Crossman, P.J. Dillon, S.K. Oni, M.N. Futter, E.M. O’Connor, 2011. Modeling Phosphorus Dynamics in Multi-branched River and Lake Systems in the Lake Simcoe Catchment, Ontario, Canada. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Whitehead, P.G., J. Crossman, L. Jin, 2011. Future Proofing Water Policy and Catchment Management for a Changing Climate: A Case Study of Competing Demands and Water Scarcity in the River Thames and Catchment. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Whitehead, P.G., L. Jin, M.N. Futter, J. Crossman, 2011. Process Based Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on River Water Quality: Case studies from the England, Wales and Scotland. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Jin, L. and D.I. Siegel, 2008. Temporal geochemical variations in a mountain stream: expectations to anomalies. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Jin, L., J.L. Meeks, K.A. Hubbard, L.M. Kurian, D.I. Siegel, L.K. Lautz and M.H. Otz, 2007. Using multiple watershed-scale dye tracing tests to study water and solute transport in naturally obstructed stream channels. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Jin, L., D.I. Siegel, L.K. Lautz, N.T. Kranes, 2006. The relationship between source waters and geochemical processes on the chemistry of Red Canyon Creek, a 2nd order stream in Wind River Range, Wyoming. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 105.

Jin. L., S. Sarkar and D.I. Siegel, 2006. "Real World" Experience in Hydrogeology: the Multidisciplinary Syracuse Mock Trial Experience. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 427.

Kranes, N.T., L.K. Lautz, D.I. Siegel, and L. Jin. 2006. Application of heat as a natural tracer of hyporheic flow in Red Canyon Creek. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 330.

Kranes, N.T., L.K. Lautz, L. Jin and D.I. Siegel. 2006. Temperature variations in the hyporheic zone of Red Canyon Creek, Wind River Range, Wyoming. Northeastern Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Applied Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology for the 21st Century.

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