Glasshouse and laboratory research and technical support to reasearch staff and students in the line with soil management, plants growing and analysis.

Education:  2010-2014 Ph.D in Plant Nutrition. Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland; 2005-2008 M.S. in Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science & Hainan University; 2001-2005 B.S. in Agronomy, Hainan University.


(1) Y. Du, P. M. Kopittke, B. N. Noller, S. A. James, H. H. Harris, Z. Ping Xu, P. Li, D. R. Mulligan and L. Huang, 2014 In situ spatial analysis of absorption and short-distance movement of foliar-applied zinc in fresh and hydrated leaves of tomato and citrus. Annals of Botany.

(2).Y. Du, P. Li, D. Mulligan, and L. Huang, 2014 Foliar Zinc Uptake Processes and Critical Factors Influencing Foliar Zn Efficacy. Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 4 (3): 754-766.

(3) P. Li, Y. Du, L. Li, M. A. Hampton, L. Huang, V. Rudolph, Z. P. Xu, A. V Nguyen 2014 Preparation and characterisation of manganese and iron compounds as potential control-release foliar fertilizers. Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry 4(3): 746-753.

(4) Y. Du, P. Li, A. V. Nguyen, Z. P. Xu, D. Mulligan, V. Rudolph, and L. Huang, 2015 Zinc Uptake and Distribution in Tomato Plants in Response to Foliar Supply of Zn Hydroxide Nitrate Nanocrystal Suspension with Controlled Zn Solubility. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.Volume178, Issue5, Pages:722-731.

(5) Y. Du, L. Huang, M. Riederer, P. Li, A. V Nguyen, Z. P. Xu, D. T Vu, D. Mulligan, and V.Rudolph 2015 Foliar Zinc uptake and distribution in tomato plants in response to foliar supply of Zn hydroxide-nitrate nanocrystal suspension with controlled Zn solubility 

(6) P. Li; Y. Du; Z. P. Xu; L. Li, M. Hampton; L. Huang; V. Rudolph; A. V. Nguyen, 2014 Potential foliar fertilizers with copper and zinc dual micronutrients in suspension. Journal of Nanoparticle Research volume 16, Article number: 2669.

(7) D. T Vu, L. Huang, A. V. Nguyen, Y. Du, Z. P. Xu, M. A. Hampton, P. Li, and V. Rudolph, 2013. Quantitative methods for estimating foliar uptake of zinc from suspension-based Zn chemicals. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 176:764-775.

(8)Y. Du, J. Tian, H. Liao, C. J. Bai, X. L. Yan, and G. D. Liu, 2009. Aluminium tolerance and high phosphorus efficiency helps Stylosanthes better adapt to low-P acid soils. Annals of Botany, 103: 1239-1247.