Jiang, Yefang, Ph.D.

Physical Scientist (groundwater science/water quality)


Contact Information:

440 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4N6
Telephone: 902-370-1430
Fax: 902-370-1444
Email: yefang.jiang@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • subsurface flow, mass and heat transport modeling
  • evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on water quality
  • soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, and modeling
  • groundwater investigation, assessment and management
  • inverse problem for groundwater flow and heat transport
  • water resources decision support system

Current Projects:

  • Evaluation of nitrate reduction BMPs on groundwater quality (Lead)
  • Evaluation of spring versus fall plowing on selected fields in Souris, PEI (Co-lead)
  • PEI nitrate reduction planning pilots (in collaboration with PEI government and local watershed groups)
  • Origin, occurrence, and fate of nitrate in sedimentary bedrock groundwater in the Maritimes (in collaboration with Canadian Water Network researchers)
  • Towards a regional monitoring framework for cumulative impacts assessment in the Northumberland Strait: Linking land-use, stressor loads, and near-shore biological integrity (in collaboration with Canadian Water Network researchers)

Affiliations:

  • Member of Professional Geoscientist, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Member of American Geophysical Union

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

2014

2012

  • Jiang, Y., Zebarth, B.J., Somers, G.H., MacLeod, J.A., and Savard, M.M. (2012). "Nitrate Leaching from Potato Production in Eastern Canada.", in He, Z., Larkin, R.P. and Honeycutt, C.W. (eds.) - Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies, Springer New York, Chapter 13, pp. 233-250.

2011

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Jiang, Y. (2016). "Reducing nutrient loads to receiving waters in PEI.", Invited presentation to Holland College students, February 1, 2016. (Presentation)

2015

  • Bizimungu, B., Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Responses of new potato cultivars to phosphorus fertilization in New Brunswick, Canada.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015.
  • Chapman, S., Jiang, Y., and Li, Q. (2015). "Modeling matrix diffusion effects on nitrate transport and fate in a sedimentary bedrock aquifer.", 2015 Canadian Water Network meeting, UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June 18, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Guselle, N.J., Ryan, M.C., Somers, G.H., and Jiang, Y. (2015). "Decadal scale groundwater nitrate concentrations in Western Prince Edward Island.", 2015 IAH-CNC Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 26-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "APH Research: advancing knowledge for improving crop production and minimizing environmental risks.", Presentation to scientific program auditor (Beth Garner Senior Consultant with Ference Weicker & Company Ltd.) on behalf of Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, June 26, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Advancing knowledge for improving water quality and economic resiliency of crop production.", Invited presentation to AAFC PEI all-branch staff meeting at Charlottetown, January 20, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Agro-ecosystem (APH): water quality & BMP research.", Science briefing to AAFC Assistant Deputy Minister Brian Gray, November 18, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Agro-ecosystem (APH): water quality & BMP research.", Science briefing to AAFC Deputy Minister Andrea Lyon, November 9, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Environmental and economic benefits of nitrate reduction BMPs.", 2015 Canadian Water Network meeting, UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June 18, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "How do PEI aquifer/stream systems respond to groundwater extraction stresses?", Invited presentations to PEI Water Act public consultation events at Charlottetown and Crapaud, November 5 & 9, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Modelling land-based nitrogen loads to estuaries to inform nutrient reduction planning in Prince Edward Island.", Invited presentation to the staff with the Institute of Karst Geology, Chinese Academy of Geosciences, Guilin, Guangxi, China, July 26, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2015). "Water Quality & Supply Related to Potato Production research.", Science briefing to AAFC Minister Lawrence MacAulay, December 21, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y., Chapman, S., Malenica, A., Parker, B., Cherry, J., Murray, B., Nyiraneza, J., Ryan, M.C., Grimmett, M.G., and Rodd, A.V. (2015). "Understanding Controls of Matrix Storage on Nitrate Transport in Fractured-porous Bedrock Aquifer.", 2015 Stakeholders Day, Harrington, PEI, Canada, July 14, 2015. (Poster)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Khakbazan, M., and Murray, B. (2015). "Spring plowing enhances groundwater quality and economic resiliency of potato production.", 2015 Project 132 knowledge transfer event, Souris, PEI, Canada, June 19, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., Grimmett, M.G., Somers, G.H., and Thompson, B. (2015). "Spring plowing enhances water quality and potato production.", 2015 Stakeholders Day, Harrington, PEI, Canada, July 14, 2015. (Poster)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Postponding forage plowing from fall to spring enhances groundwater quality and economic resiliency of potato production.", 9th World Potato Congress, Beijing, China, July 28-30, 2015. (Poster)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Postponing forage plowing from fall to spring enhances groundwater quality and economic resiliency of potato production.", 9th World Potato Congress, Beijing, China, July 28-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Validating effects of spring plowing forages on nitrate leaching reduction.", 2015 IAH-CNC Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 26-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., and Khakbazan, M. (2015). "Environmental and economic effects of spring plowing forages.", East Prince Ag-environment Association at Callbeck Centre, Lower Bedeque, PEI, Canada, April 2, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., and Zebarth, B.J. (2015). "Challenges and BMP opportunities for improving water quality and economic resiliency of potato production in Eastern Canada.", 2015 World Potato Congress, Beijing, China, July 28-30, 2015.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Jannet, R.B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Khiari, L., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Mills, A.A.S., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Critical phosphorus concentrations and P saturation ratio levels under potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Robbins, N., Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., van den Heuvel, M., Mills, A.A.S., and Noronha, C. (2015). "The effects of buckwheat as a potato rotation crop on soil and water quality.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Ryan, M.C., Guselle, N.J., and Jiang, Y. (2015). "Understanding Decadal Scale Groundwater Trends in Western PEI.", 2015 Canadian Water Network meeting, UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI, June 18, 2015. (Presentation)

2014

  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Optimum rates of phosphorus for potato production in soils of varying P status in Atlantic Canada… an AAFC Science & Technology Branch Project.", Scotia Horticultural Congress 2014, Kentville, NS, Canada, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Jiang, Y. (2014). "Advancing knowledge for improving water quality and economic resiliency of crop production in Atlantic Canada.", Invited presentation to the graduate students and faculty members of the Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island, September 12, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2014). "Scientific insights on emerging groundwater concerns in Prince Edward Island.", Invited presentation to Atlantic Agrology Workshop, Stanley Bridge Resort, PEI, July 21, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y., Chapman, S., Nyiraneza, J., Malenica, A., Li, Q., Murray, B., Grimmett, M.G., and Rodd, A.V. (2014). "Groundwater quality under a retired potato field evidences significant contribution of soil N to nitrate leaching.", 13th congress of European Society of Agronomy, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Malenica, A., Chapman, S., Parker, B., Cherry, J., and Jiang, Y. (2014). "Insights from comparison of groundwater and rock core nitrate concentrations in a sedimentary bedrock aquifer.", Geological Society of America Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 19-22, 2014, abstract/poster.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Mills, A.A.S., Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., and Jiang, Y. (2014). "The effects of different cover crops and their managements on subsequent potato growth.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014, Abstract/poster.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Peters, R.D., Grimmett, M.G., Jiang, Y., and Rodd, A.V. (2014). "Canola response to N fertilizer sources and rotation systems in Prince Edward Island.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014, Abstract/poster.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Potato response to phosphorus fertilization in Atlantic Canada and assessment of the degree of soil phosphorus saturation.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre. (Presentation)
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Sustainable Water Footprint. Joint meeting NS Institute of Agrologists and PEI Institute of Agrologist, Stanley Bridge, PEI, Canada, July 20-22, 2014.

2013

  • Bugden, G., Jiang, Y., van den Heuve, M.R., Vandermeulen, H., MacQuarrie, K.T.B., Crane, C., and Raymond, B. (2013). Nitrogen loading criteria for estuaries in Prince Edward Island, Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3066, DFO. (Report)
  • Jamieson, T. and Jiang, Y. (2013). "Effects of fall vs. spring plowing of forages on nitrate leaching in Souris, PEI.", WEBs Technical Transfer Meeting, Souris, PEI, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2013). "Effects of nitrate reduction BMPs on groundwater quality.", 7th Canadian River Heritage Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.
  • Jiang, Y. (2013). "Evaluation of fall vs. spring plowing of forages on nitrate leaching in Souris, PEI.", Atlantic WEBs Project Closing Meeting, Fredericton, NB, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2013). "Modeling impacts of groundwater extractions for irrigation on stream flow in PEI.", Groundwater Extractions for Irrigation Workshop, PEI, Canada, November 30, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y. (2013). "Nitrate reduction BMPs vs. groundwater quality in PEI.", 2013 Canadian Water Network Project Workshop, Wolfville, NS, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Jamieson, T., Murray, B., Grimmett, M.G., Somers, G.H., and Thompson, B. (2013). "Delayed plowing of forages within potato rotation reduces nitrate leaching.", American Geophysical Union 2013 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 9-13, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Malenica, A., Parker, B., Chapman, S., Cherry, J., Ryan, M.C., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., and Danielescu, S. (2013). "Detailed Field Investigations of Nitrate Origin, Fate and Transport in the Sedimentary Bedrock Aquifer in Prince Edward Island.", Connecting Water Resources (CWR): Changing the Water Paradigm, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 18-21, 2013.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Jiang, Y., Mills, A.A.S., Gregory, D., Enman, B., and others (2013). "Increasing phosphorus use efficiency in potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)

2011

  • Jiang, Y. and Somers, G.H. (2011). "Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) in the Souris River Watershed, Prince Edward Island: Site Hydrogeology.", Joint Meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (CANQUA-IAH), Québec City, QC, Canada, August 28-31, 2011. (Presentation)

2010

  • Jiang, Y., Zebarth, B.J., and Love, J. (2010). "Simulation of nitrate leaching from a potato production system in Prince Edward Island, Canada : model calibration and verification.", 65th Annual International Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), St. Louis, MO, USA, July 18-21, 2010, Poster #49. (Poster)

2009

  • Lantz, V., Cheverie, F., Raymond, B., Dehan, R., Crane, C., Thompson, B., Jiang, Y., Rudd, M., Trenholm, R., Mellish, S., Gregory, G., and Hill, S. (2009). PEI Ecological Goods & Services Pilot Project. Final Report., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC). (Report)
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