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Lin Yu

email: lyu(at)

professional background | my work at BGI | Research interests | Publications

Professional background

  • 2012.1 – 2016.12: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 2009.8 – 2011.10: M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
  • 2003.8 – 2007.7: B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China.

My work at BGI

  • further develop a process-based soil organic C model (COMISSION; Ahrens et al. 2015) by developing and adding necessary process representations to simulate soil P dynamics and their effect on soil organic matter decay
  • evaluate this model using data collected at a range of beech forest sites along a P availability gradient
  • investigate and evaluate rhizosphere interactions with the vegetation under a range of fertilization scenarios
  • mainly involved in QUINCY project; also contribute to the DFG priority programme ecosystem nutrition (forest strategies for limited phosphorus resources)

Research Interests:

  • terrestrial phosphorus cycle
  • soil phosphorus processes
  • interaction between carbon cycle and nutrient cycles, e.g. the phosphorus cycle


  • Zanchi, G., Belyazid, S., Akselsson, C., Yu, L., Bishop, K., Köhler, S., Grip, H. (2016). A Hydrological Concept Including Lateral Water Flow Compatible with the Biogeochemical Model ForSAFE. Hydrology, 3(1), p.11. doi:10.3390/hydrology3010011.
  • Yu, L., Belyazid, S., Akselsson, C., Van der Heijden, G., Zanchi, G. (2016). Storm disturbances in a Swedish forest—a case study comparing monitoring and modelling. Ecological Modelling, 320, pp.102–113. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.025
  • Zanchi, G., Belyazid, S., Akselsson, C., & Yu, L. (2014). Modelling the effects of management intensification on multiple forest services: a Swedish case study. Ecological Modelling, 284, 48–59. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.04.006
  • Eveborn, D., Gustafsson, J. P., Elmefors, E., Yu, L., Eriksson, A.-K., Ljung, E., & Renman, G. (2014). Phosphorus in soil treatment systems: Accumulation and mobility. Water Research, 64, 42–52. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.034
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