Prof Duan Hongtao

Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology

Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS)

73 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, China. 210008.

Tel: +86-25-86882161



Background Hongtao Duan is a Research Professor with the Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in optical remote sensing in inland waters from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2007. His primary research interest is water color remote sensing in inland lakes.
Activities in education Optical remote sensing, an annual course for the Ph.D and master students at NIGLAS.
Distinctions / Memberships ²  June 2007, Special Award of President Scholarship for Postgraduate Students of CAS

²  October 2009, Best Paper Award in ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Programme Advanced Training Course in Atmospheric Remote Sensing

²  April 2011, J. X. LU Outstanding Young Scientist Scholarship in CAS

Selected Publications ²  Zhigang Cao, Hongtao Duan*, Lian Feng, Ronghua Ma, Kun Xue. Climate- and human-induced changes in suspended particulate matter over Lake Hongze on short and long timescales. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, 192, 98-113.

²  Hongtao Duan, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Zuochen Li, Qiushi Shen, Yingxun Du, Ronghua Ma. A new insight into black blooms: Synergies between optical and chemical factors. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2016, 175, 118-125.

²  Hongtao Duan, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Li Zhu, Lian Feng, Yuchao Zhang, Ronghua Ma. Distribution and incidence of algal blooms in  Lake Taihu. Aquatic Sciences. 2015, 77, 9-16.

²  Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Qiushi Shen, Hongbin Yin, Yuchao Zhang. Optical characterization of black water blooms in eutrophic waters. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 482–483, 174-183.

²  Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Yuchao Zhang, Steven Arthur Loiselle. Are algal blooms occurring later in Lake Taihu? Climate local effects outcompete mitigation prevention. Journal of Plankton Research, 2014, 36 (3), 866-871.

²  Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Chuanmin Hu. Remote sensing algorithms of cyanobacteria pigments during spring bloom formation in several lakes of East China. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2012, 126, 126-135.

²  Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Yuanzhi Zhang, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Jingping Xu, Chenlu Zhao, Lin Zhou, and Linlin Shang. A new three-band algorithm for estimating chlorophyll-concentrations in turbid inland lakes. Environmental Research Letters, 2010, 5, 044009.

²  Hongtao Duan, R. Ma, X. Xu, F. Kong, S. Zhang, W. Kong, J. Hao, L. Shang. Two-decade reconstruction of algal blooms in China’s Lake Taihu. Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43 (10): 3522-3528.