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Hui Liu

Hui Liu


Lantmännen Lantbruk, Sweden

Institute of Bio- and Geosciences: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Department of Soil and Environment, SLU, Sweden

Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU, Sweden

Department of Plant Biology, SLU, Sweden


2017 – 2021          Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
2013 – 2015          Master of Science in Water and Environment, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 – 2013          Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University, China

Selected publications

1.    H. Liu, T. Colombi, O. Jäck, A. Westerbergh, M. Weih (2022). Linking wheat nitrogen use to root traits: Shallow and thin embryonic roots enhance uptake but reduce conversion efficiency of nitrogen. Field Crops Research, 285, 108603.
2.    H. Liu, T. Colombi, O. Jäck, T. Keller, M. Weih (2022). Effects of soil compaction on grain yield of wheat depend on weather conditions. Science of the Total Environment, 807, 150763.
3.    H. Liu, F. Fiorani, O. Jäck, T. Colombi, K.A. Nagel, M. Weih (2021). Shoot and root traits underlying genotypic variation in early vigor and nutrient accumulation in spring wheat grown in high-latitude light conditions. Plants 10: 174.
4.    M. Weih, H. Liu, T. Colombi, T. Keller, O. Jäck, P. Vallenback, A. Westerbergh (2021). Evidence for magnesium-phosphorus synergism and co-limitation of grain yield in wheat agriculture. Scientific Reports 11: 9012.

5.    L. Guardia-Velarde, H. Liu, J. Cope, A. Westerbergh and M. Weih (2023). Differential breeding targets in wheat influence non-target traits related to grain quality, but not crop nitrogen requirement. Frontiers in Agronomy, 5, 1151015.

6.    F. Ahmed, E Arthur, H. Liu and M. Andersen (2020). New Rootsnap Sensor Reveals the Ameliorating Effect of Biochar on In Situ Root Growth Dynamics of Maize in Sandy Soil. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 949.
7.    L. Ge, L. Cang, H. Liu, and D. Zhou (2016). Effects of warming on uptake and translocation of cadmium and copper in a contaminated soil-rice system under Free Air Temperature Increase. Chemosphere, 155, 1-8.
8.    L. Ge, L. Cang, H. Liu, and D. Zhou (2015). Effects of different warming patterns on the translocations of cadmium and copper in a soil–rice seedling system. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(20), 15835-15843.


Laboratory Engineer at the Department of Soil and Environment; Soil and plant laboratorie
Telephone: +4618673406, +46761063300
Postal address:
Box 7014
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala