Dr. Xiaolang Zhang         

Dr. Xiaolang Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
E-mail: xiaolangzhang@fau.edu  

Phone: 614-966-4127
Office: SE-474

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Postdoc Researcher, Jul. 2023, the Ohio State University (OSU)
Ph.D., Sep. 2021, Hydrogeology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
B.S., Jul.2016, Hydrogeology, China University of Geosciences in Beijing (CUGB)

Research Interests: 

Groundwater numerical modelling
Surface water-groundwater interactions


Teaching Experience:

  1. Fall 2023, Human Mission to Mars
  2. Fall 2023, Freshwater Issues in Coastal Areas
  3. Spring 2024, Hydrogeology
  4. Fall 2024, Groundwater modeling



  • 26) Zhang, X., Li, H., Wang, X., Kuang, X., Zhang, Y., Xiao, K., Xu, C., 2024. A Comprehensive Analysis of Submarine Groundwater Discharge and Nutrient Fluxes in the Bohai Sea, China, Water Research.
  • 25) Zhang, Y., Jiang, X.,  Zhang, X.,  Zhang, Z., Wang, X., Cao, G., Wei, W., and Wan, L., 2023. Pumping-induced groundwater aging and rejuvenation in aquifer-aquitard systems: a perspective from regional groundwater flow.  Journal of Hydrology
  • 24) Zhang, Q., Wang, Y.,  Zhang, X.,  Mo, X., Zhang, P., Li, H., Jiao, J., He, H., Shi, Q., Fu, Q., Chen, B., and Wang, J., 2023. Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics and Composition of Saline Lakes in the Badain Jaran Desert, China.  ACS Earth and Space Chemistry  7 (11), 2239-2251 DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.3c00179
  • 23) Luo, M., Zhang, Y., Xiao, K., Wang, X.,  Zhang, X., Li, G., Li, H. (2023) Effect of submarine groundwater discharge on nutrient distribution and eutrophication in Liaodong Bay, China,  Water Research , 120732, ISSN 0043-1354, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.120732.
  • 22) Zhang, X.  & Jiao, J. J., (2023) Numerical modelling study on non-steady-state groundwater flow systems in response to changing rainfall,  Bulletin of Geological Science and Technology , 42(4): 154-161. doi: 10.19509/j.cnki.dzkq.tb20230030.
  • 21) Wang, Z., Wang, Q., Guo, Y., Yu, S., Xiao, K., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Zheng, C., Geng, X.,  Zhang, X.,  Li, H., Wang, X. (2023). Seawater–groundwater interaction governs trace metal zonation in a coastal sandy aquifer.  Water Resources Research , 59, e2022WR032828. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022WR032828
  • 20) Zhang, X., Sawyer, A.H., & Singha, K., (2023) A numerical exploration of hyporheic zone solute transport behavior estimated from electrical resistivity inversions.  Journal of Hydrology , 129577, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.129577.
  • 19) Yu, S., Jiao, J., Luo, X., Li, H., Wang, X.,  Zhang, X . , Yao, M., Zuo, J., Liang, W., Lu, M. (2023). Evolutionary history of the groundwater system in the Pearl River Delta (China) during the Holocene.  Geology ; doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/G50888.1
  • 18) Marshall, A.,  Zhang, X. , Sawyer, A.H., Wohl, E., & Singha, K. (2023). Logjam Characteristics as Drivers of Transient Storage in Headwater Streams.  Water Resources Research , 59, e2022WR033139. doi.org/10.1029/2022WR033139.
  • 17) Yu, S., Wang, C., Li, H.,  Zhang, X. , Wang, X., & Qu, W. (2022). Field and numerical investigations of wave effects on groundwater flow and salt transport in a sandy beach.  Water Resources Research , 58, e2022WR032077. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022WR032077
  • 16) Zhang, X. , Jiao, J. J., & Guo, W. (2022). How does topography control topography-driven groundwater flow?  Geophysical Research Letters , 49, e2022GL101005.
  • 15) Zhang, X. , Jiao, J. J., Li, H., Zheng, Y., Yang, S., and Lian, E. (2022) Salinization process in a topographically closed saline lake estimated by radium, barium, and chloride mass balances.  Journal of Hydrology  128722, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128722.
  • 14) Yu, S.,  Zhang, X.,  Li, H., Wang, X., Wang, C. and Kuang, X. (2022) Analytical study for wave-induced submarine groundwater discharge in subtidal zone.  Journal of Hydrology , 128219.
  • 13) Zhang, X.,  Li, H., Jiao, J.J., Luo, X., Kuang, X., Mao, R. and Hu, W. (2022) Fractal Behaviors of Hydraulic Head and Surface Runoff of the Nested Groundwater Flow Systems in Response to Rainfall Fluctuations.  Geophysical Research Letters  49(2), e2021GL093784.
  • 12) Wang, Q.,  Zhang, X.,  Wang, X., Xiao, K., Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Kuang, X. and Li, H. (2021) Quantification of the water age and submarine groundwater discharge in a typical semi-enclosed bay using stable oxygen (18O) and radioactive radium (228Ra) isotopes.  Journal of Hydrology  603, 127088.
  • 11) Zhang, X.,  Li, H., Jiao, J.J., Luo, X., Zuo, J., Lu, M., Liu, Y., Liang, W. and Kuang, X. (2021) Control Factors on Nutrient Cycling in the Lake Water and Groundwater of the Badain Jaran Desert, China.  Journal of Hydrology , 126408.
  • 10) Zhang, X.,  Luo, X., Jiao, J.J. Li, H., Lian, E., Yang, S., Kong, F., Kuang, X. and Zuo, J. (2021) Hydrogeochemistry and fractionation of boron isotopes in the inter-dune aquifer system of Badain Jaran Desert, China.  Journal of Hydrology , 125984.
  • 9) Zhang, X.,  Jiao, J.J., Li, H., Luo, X. and Kuang, X. (2020) Effects of downward intrusion of saline water on nested groundwater flow systems.  Water Resources Research  56, 1-17.
  • 8) Wang, X., Fu, R., Li, H., Zhang, Y., Lu, M., Xiao, K.,  Zhang,   X.,  Zheng, C., and Xiong, Y. (2020), Heavy metal contamination in surface sediments: A comprehensive, large-scale evaluation for the Bohai Sea, China,  Environmental Pollution , 260, 113986, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.113986.
  • 7) Wang, Q., Li, H., Zhang, Y., Wang, X., Xiao, K.,  Zhang,   X.,  Huang, Y., and Dan, S. F. (2020), Submarine groundwater discharge and its implication for nutrient budgets in the western Bohai Bay, China,  Journal of environmental radioactivity , 212, 106132, doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106132.
  • 6) Lu, M., Luo, X., Jiao, J. Li, H., Wang, X., Gao, J.,  Zhang, X.  and Xiao, K. (2019), Nutrients and heavy metals mediate the distribution of microbial community in the marine sediments of the Bohai Sea, China,  Environmental Pollution , 255(Pt 1), 113069, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113069.
  • 5) Kuang, X., Luo, X., Jiao, J. Liang, S.,  Zhang,   X.,  Li, H., and Liu, J. (2019), Using stable isotopes of surface water and groundwater to quantify moisture sources across the Yellow River source region,  Hydrological Processes , doi:10.1002/hyp.13441.
  • 4) Xiao, K., Li, H., Shananan, M.,  Zhang,   X.,  Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., and Liu, H. (2019), Coastal water quality assessment and groundwater transport in a subtropical mangrove swamp in Daya Bay, China,  Science of the total environment , 646, 1419-1432, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.394.
  • 3) Luo, X., Jiao, J., Liu, Y., Zhang,   X.,  Liang, W., and Tang, D. (2018), Evaluation of Water Residence Time, Submarine Groundwater Discharge, and Maximum New Production Supported by Groundwater Borne Nutrients in a Coastal Upwelling Shelf System,  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans , 123(1), 631-655, doi:10.1002/2017jc013398.
  • 2) Wang, X., Li, H., Zheng, C., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, M., Qi, Z., Xiao, K., and  Zhang, X.  (2018), Submarine groundwater discharge as an important nutrient source influencing nutrient structure in coastal water of Daya Bay, China,  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , 225, 52-65, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.01.029.
  • 1) Luo, X., Kuang, X., Jiao, J., Liang, S., Mao, R.,  Zhang, X.,  and Li, H. (2018), Evaluation of lacustrine groundwater discharge, hydrologic partitioning, and nutrient budgets in a proglacial lake in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: using 222Rn and stable isotopes,  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences , 22(10), 5579-5598, doi:10.5194/hess-22-5579-2018.