Chuangcheng Fu (Alex Fu)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral Fellow


Research Interests

Blue carbon, Soil and sediment biogeochemistry, Climate change

Selected Publications

  •   Stocks and losses of soil organic carbon from Chinese vegetated coastal habitats. C. Fu, Y. Li, L. Zeng, H. Zhang, C. Tu, Q. Zhou, K. Xiong, J. Wu, C.M. Duarte, P. Christie, Y. Luo. Global Change Biology, 27, 202-214, (2021)
  •   Black carbon contributes substantially to allochthonous carbon storage in deltaic vegetated coastal habitats. Y. Li#, C. Fu#, L. Zeng, Q. Zhou, H. Zhang, C. Tu, L. Li, Y. Luo. Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 6495-6504 (2021) (#Equal contributor)
  •   Soil accumulation and chemical fractions of Cu in a large and long-term coastal apple orchard, North China. C. Fu, C. Tu, H. Zhang, Y. Li, L. Li, Q. Zhou, K.G. Scheckel, Y. Luo. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 20, 3712-3721 (2020)
  •   Spatial interpolation of orchard soil pH using soil type and planting duration as auxiliary information. C. Fu, H. Zhang, C. Tu, L. Li, X. Liu, Y. Luo. Pedosphere, 30, 628-637 (2020)
  •   Geostatistical interpolation of available copper in orchard soil as influenced by planting duration. C. Fu, H. Zhang, C. Tu, L. Li, Y. Luo.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 52-63 (2018)


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Yantai, China, 2019. Advisor: Prof. Yongming Luo
  • M.Sc., Soil Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, 2014. Advisor: Prof. Jianjun Pan
  • B.Sc., Agricultural Resources and Environment, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an, China, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2022 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, with: Prof. Carlos M. Duarte.
  • 2019 - 2021: Postdoctoral fellow, CAS Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, with: Prof. Yongming Luo.


  • 2014: Outstanding Graduate student of Nanjing Agricultural University

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Blue carbon Soil and sediment biogeochemistry Climate Change