Dr. Yongping Yuan

Office of Research and Development

US Environmental Protection Agency, USA





1999  Ph.D., University of Illinois, USA

1994  M.Sc., Beijing Agricultural Engineering University, China

1989  B.Sc., Beijing Agricultural Engineering University, China


Publications (Selected)

  1. Taguas, E., Y. Yuan, F. Licciardello, and J. Gómez. 2015. Curve Numbers for Olive Orchard Catchments: Case Study in Southern Spain. J. Irrig. Drain Eng. 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000892
  2. Yuan, Y., W. Nie, S. McCutcheon, E. V. Taguas. 2014. Initial Abstraction and Curve Numbers in a Semiarid Watershed in Southeastern Arizona. Hydrological Processes 28(3): 774-783. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9592
  3. Chiang, L., Y. Yuan, M. Mehaffey, M. Jackson, and I. Chaubey. 2014. Assessing SWAT’s performance in the Kaskaskia River watershed as influenced by the number of calibration stations used. Hydrological Processes 28(3): 676-687. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9589
  4. Mbonimpa, E. G., Y. Yuan, M. S. Nash, and M. H. Mehaffey. 2014.  Sediment and total phosphorous contributors in Rock River watershed.  Journal of Environmental Management 133: 214-221.
  5. Momm, H. G., R. L. Bingner, Y. Yuan, M. A. Locke, and R. R. Wells.  2014.  Spatial Characterization of Riparian Buffer Effects on Sediment Loads from Watershed Systems. Journal of Environmental Quality 43(5): 1736-1753. DOI:10.2134/jeq2013.10.0413
  6. Chiang, L., and Y. Yuan. 2014. NHDPlus dataset, watershed subdivision and SWAT model performance. Hydrological Sciences Journal. DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.916408
  7. Yuan, Y. and L. Chiang. 2014. Sensitivity analysis of SWAT nitrogen simulations with and without in-stream processes. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. DOI:10.1080/03650340.2014.965694
  8. Yuan, Y., M. A. Locke, R. L. Bingner, and R. A. Rebich. 2013. Phosphorus Losses from Agricultural Watersheds in the Mississippi Delta.  Journal of Environmental Management 115: 14-20.
  9. E. Sanders, Y. Yuan, and A. Pitchford. 2013. Fecal Coliform and E. coli Concentrations in Effluent-Dominated Streams of the Upper Santa Cruz Watershed. Water 5: 243-261. DOI: 10.3390/w5010243
  10. Norman, L. M., M. Villarreal, F. Lara-Valencia, Y. Yuan, W. Nie, S. Wilson, G. Amaya, and R. Sleeter. 2012. Mapping Socio-Environmentally Vulnerable Populations Access and Exposure to Ecosystem Services at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Applied Geography 34(0): 413–424. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.01.006
  11. Nie, W., Y. Yuan, W. Kepner, C. Erickson, and M. Jackson. 2012. Hydrological Impacts of Mesquite Encroachment in the Upper San Pedro Watershed. Journal of Arid Environment 82: 147-155. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.02.008
  12. Hua, L., X. He, Y. Yuan, and H. Nan. 2012. Assessment of Runoff and Sediment Yields Using the AnnAGNPS Model from the Daning River Watershed in Three-Gorge Area of China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 9(3): 1887-1907. Doi:10.3390/ijerph9051887
  13. Taguas, E.V, Y. Yuan, R. Bingner, and J.A. Gómez.  2012. Modelling the Contribution of Ephemeral Gully Erosion under Different Soil Management: a case study in an olive orchard microcatchment using the AnnAGNPS model. Catena 98: 1-16.
  14. Qaiser, K., Y. Yuan, and R. Lopez. 2012. Urbanization Impacts on Flooding in the Kansas River Basin and Evaluation of Wetlands as a Mitigation Measure.  Transactions of the ASABE 55(3): 849-859.
  15. Mbonimpa, E. G., Y. Yuan, M. H. Mehaffey, and M. A. Jackson. 2012.  SWAT Model Application to Assess the Impact of Intensive Corn-farming on Runoff, Sediments and Phosphorous Loss from an Agricultural Watershed in Wisconsin. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 4: 423-431. Doi:10.4236/jwarp.2012.47049
  16. Yuan, Y., M. H. Mehaffey, R. Lopez, R. L. Bingner, R. Bruins, C. Erickson, and M. A. Jackson.  2011.  AnnAGNPS Model Application for Nitrogen Loading Assessment for the Future Midwest Landscape Study. Water 3; 196-216. Doi:10.3390/w3010196
  17. Yuan, Y., R. L. Bingner, M. A. Locke, F. D. Theurer, and J. Stafford. 2011. Assessment of subsurface drainage management practices to reduce nitrogen loadings using AnnAGNPS. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 27(3): 335-344.
  18. Yuan, Y., R. L. Bingner, M. A. Locke, J. Stafford, and F. D. Theurer. 2011. Assessing the long term impact of phosphorus fertilization on phosphorus loadings using AnnAGNPS. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8(6): 2181-2199.
  19. Nie, W., Y. Yuan, W. Kepner, M. S. Nash, M. A. Jackson, and C. Erickson. 2011. Assessing Impacts of Landuse and Landcover Changes on Hydrology for the Upper San Pedro Watershed. Journal of Hydrology 407(1-4): 105-114.