Associate Professor Huade Guan

Associate Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Earth Sciences (308)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor Huade Guan joined Flinders University in 2006. His research interests are mostly focused on water resource and environmental issues from the interface of land surface and atmosphere, through soil and vegetation, to groundwater table. He leads ecohydrology and hydrometeorology research group (EcoH2OMe) and manages the Ecohydrology Research Laboratory at Flinders.

Associate Professor Guan is a Chief Investigator of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training since 2009. His research in NCGRT started from field-based investigation of vegetation water use under various climate conditions, using hydraulic, micrometeorological, physiological and isotopic methods, developed to numerical modelling of plant transpiration and drought responses, and to remote sensing analysis of large-scale interactions of climate and vegetation.

Associate Professor Guan has lead several government-funded urban microclimate and ecohydrology projects, aiming for improving resilience to changing climate in urban environment. Subjects of these projects include urban heat island, sea breeze cooling, climate-dependent energy consumption, and integrated urban water and greenery management.

Associate Professor Guan’s research also includes subjects of climate teleconnections, hydrological processes in mountains, agricultural hydrology, carbon sequestration, and contaminated water and soil remediation.

Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science (Hydrology), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA, 2005
M. Sci. in Geological Science (Groundwater), University of Texas at El Paso, USA, 2001
B. Sci. in Geochemistry, Peking University, China, 1990
Honours, awards and grants

(Honours and Awards)
Langmuir Award for Excellence in Research, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, U.S.A., 2006

(Recent grants)

  • Estimation of flood plain understory evapotranspiration based on the maximum entropy production method ($125k), Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 2021-2022
  • Dittmann et al., Blue carbon opportunities through tidal restoration and avoided disturbance ($40k), The Green Adelaide Board, 2021-2022
  • Urban water-tree-microclimate relationships at different settings to support WSUD implementation ($52k), The Green Adelaide Board and Mitcham Council, 2021
  • Effects of stormwater harvesting on street trees' amelioration of summer microclimate in Adelaide ($25k), The AMLR NRMB and Mitcham Council, 2020
  • Effects of enhanced stormwater infiltration on urban trees functioning in dry season ($15k), The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRMB and Mitcham Council, 2019
  • Dittmann,S., L. et al., From Salt to Carbon: carbon sequestration through ecological restoration at the Dry Creek Salt Field ($336k), Goyder Institute, 2017-2019
  • Optimal balance between cooling energy use and green infrastructure irrigation in dry-summer Adelaide ($48k), State Government (DEWNR) and SA Water, 2014-2016
  • Dittmann, S., E. et al., Investigation of field methodologies for measuring coastal wetland carbon capture and storage values ($48k), Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, 2012-2013
  • Gillanders, B.,S. et al., Stable isotope analysis of environmental and physiological samples ($420k), ARC, 2012
  • City of Adelaide urban heat island micro-climate study ($70k), SA State Goverment and Adelaide City Council, 2011-2012
  • Simmons, C. T., et al., National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training ($30M), Program 4: Groundwater-vegetation-atmosphere interactions, ARC and National Water Commission, 2009-2014
Key responsibilities

Chief Investigator, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Degree Coordinator: Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching: ENVS2761 Hydrology, ENVS3731 & ENVS8771 Ecohydrology

Research supervion: Honours and PhD students in hydrology, ecohydrology, hydrometeorology, urban climate

Lab Director: Ecohydrology Research Laboratory

Associate Editor: Journal of Hydrology (2015 - )

Associate Editor: Frontiers in Climate, Ecology, and People (2021 - )

Teaching interests

The best way to learn science is to do science. In addition to normal lectures and labs, I encourage students to do small projects in which they can apply the knowledge and skills.

Topic coordinator
ENVS2761 Hydrology
ENVS3731 Ecohydrology
ENVS8771 Ecohydrology GE
Topic lecturer
ENVS2761 Hydrology
ENVS3731 Ecohydrology
ENVS8771 Ecohydrology GE
Supervisory interests
Remote sensing
Urban climate and energy consumption
Water resources
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Hydrometeorology (1), Hydrology (2)
Associate supervisor: Ecohydrology (2), Hydrology (2)
Principal supervisor: Ecohydrology (4), Urban climate (1)
Associate supervisor: Hydrology (3), Ecohydrology (3)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Xiang Xu

AINSE grant to attend the 9th IsoEcol Conference - AUG 2014

Zijuan Deng

AOGS Best Student Poster Award - JUN 2013

Robert Andrew

Goyder Institute PhD Supplement - JAN 2013

Saeedeh Gharib

Goyder Institute PhD Supplement - MAR 2013

Zijuan Deng

NGWA best student presentation award - MAY 2012

Saeedeh Gharib

The best poster award the 1st Annual RHD Conference, School of the Environment, Flinders University - OCT 2014

Further information

Current students

Ajiao Chen (PhD, Hydrometeorology, 2017-)
Yifei Zhou (PhD, Urban Climate, 2018-)
Xanthia Gleeson (PhD, Ecohydrology in urban environment, 2020-)
Wenjie Liu (PhD, Ecohydrology and geospatial modelling, 2021-)

Post-doctoral research fellows

Dr. Karina Y. Gutierrez-Jurado (2021-)
Dr. Yuting Yang (2013-2014, → Tsinghua University)
Dr. Hugo A. Gutierrez-Jurado (2012-2014, →University of Texas at El Paso)
Dr. Vinodkumar (2009-2012, →The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Australia)

Completion PhD students

Zidong Luo (co-supervision, PhD, Ecohydrology, 2020)
Na Liu (co-supervision, PhD, Ecohydrology, 2020)
Lanre Abiodun (co-supervision, PhD, Ecohrology and Remote sensing, 2019)
Robert Andrew (PhD, Ecohydrology and Remote sensing, 2017)
Saeedeh Gharib (MS, Urban climate, 2016)
Zijuan Deng (PhD, Ecohydrology, 2015)
Hailong Wang (PhD, Ecohydrology, 2015)
Xiang Xu (PhD, Isotope ecohydrology, 2015)
Lei Jiang (co-supervision, PhD, Ecohydrology 2015)
Yunquan Wang (co-supervision, Hydrology 2014)
Yuting Yang (co-supervision, Ecohydrology 2011)
Zhenyu Ding (co-supervision, Hydrology 2009)

International visiting scholars

Prof. David Williams, Univeristy of Wyoming, 2019
Prof. Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines, 2019
A/Prof. Lingli Fan, Guangdong Ocean University, 2018-2019
Prof. Xinping Zhang, Hunan Normal University, China, 2009, 2013, 2018
Prof. Hongjie Xie, Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio, USA, 2017
A/Prof. Jingfeng Wang, Georgia Tech, USA, 2016
Dr. Xunjian Long, Southwest University, China, 2016
Dr. Bing Liu, Chinese Academy of Science, 2014-2015
Prof. Xun Zhou, China University of Geoscience, 2013
Dr. Grzegorz Skrzypek, University of Western Australia, July 2012
Dr. Xinguang He, Hunan Normal University, China, 2012-2013
Dr. Shanyou Zhu, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China, 2011-2012
Dr. Rajib Maity, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2008

EcoH2OMe_research_poster (pdf)

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