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
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
solutes to determine hydrological flowpaths, sources of solutes, water
and geochemical reactions; 2) development of integrated modeling
approaches to characterize non-point and point source contamination
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
Current Research Activities:
CATCHMENT WATER QUALITY MODELING
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.
WATER SOURCES FINGERPRINTING
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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