Yixin Guo is currently a postdoctoral researcher jointed between IIASA and Peking University. She conducts interdisciplinary research on the technological and policy opportunities for a sustainable food future. In particular, her research focuses on agricultural nitrogen cycle, ammonia emissions and associated particulate matter air pollution. In collaborations with Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter and Dr. Petr Havlik at IIASA, Yixin utilizes GAINS and GLOBIOM models to explore opportunities for mitigating agricultural reactive nitrogen pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
Yixin is committed to delivering innovative research that can potentially inform policymaking. She loves working with researchers from various disciplines, such as agronomists, atmospheric scientists, public health researchers, and environmental economists. She uses both quantitative (air quality modeling, integrated assessment, cost-benefit analysis and public health analysis) and qualitative research methods (interviews, surveys and scenario analysis).
Yixin received her PhD in environmental studies and public affairs from Princeton University, advised by Prof. Denise L. Mauzerall. Her dissertation focused on China and explored: 1) the potential of improving agricultural N management for improving China's PM2.5 air quality, nitrogen use efficiency and food security and 2) the environmental and health tradeoffs and co-benefits in potential future Chinese dietary choices.
Yixin received a B.S. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from the School of Physics at Peking University. She has worked as a volunteer for the Nature Conservancy's Beijing Office on climate change adaptation and as a short-term consultant for the World Bank on China’s nitrogen use.
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Agricultural nitrogen cycle
Ammonia emissions and PM2.5 air pollution
Greenhouse gas emissions from land-based systems
Addressing the triple challenge of food security, environmental integrity and human health
- Exploring global changes in agricultural ammonia emissions and their contribution to nitrogen deposition since 1980
- Environmental and human health trade-offs in potential Chinese dietary shifts
- Interannual variation of reactive nitrogen emissions and their impacts on PM2.5 air pollution in China during 2005–2015
- Mitigation potential of global ammonia emissions and related health impacts in the trade network
- Optimization of China’s maize and soy production can ensure feed sufficiency at lower nitrogen and carbon footprints
- Air quality, nitrogen use efficiency and food security in China are improved by cost-effective agricultural nitrogen management
- Long-Lived Species Enhance Summertime Attribution of North American Ozone to Upwind Sources
- Long-lived Species Enhance Summertime Attribution of North America Ozone to Upwind Sources at American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2016
- (Invited)Reducing Nitrogen Pollution from Crop Fertilizer Use and Manure Management at Atmospheric Science Seminar of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2017
- Effectiveness of Agricultural Ammonia Control Strategies for Mitigating PM2.5 Pollution in China at Ammonia Workshop hosted by the Environment and Climate Change Agency of the Canadian government at Ottawa, Canada 2018
- Mitigating Reactive Nitrogen Loss and Associated Environmental Damages: Opportunities from Changes in Production and Consumption in China at American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2016
- (Invited) Agricultural Production and Consumption Strategies in China: Benefits for Air Quality, NitrogenUse Efficiency, Climate and Dietary Health at Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar series at Peking University, Beijing, China 2019
- (Invited) Air Quality, Nitrogen Use Efficiency And Food Security in China Are Improved by Cost effective Agricultural Nitrogen Management at China Agriculture University (online) 2020
- (Invited) Ammonia Emission Mitigation Strategies and Consequent Environmental Effects in China at the 2nd Sino-Korean Air Quality Forum (online) 2020
- (Invited) Effffects of cost-effffective agricultural nitrogen management on air quality and food security at the College of Resources and Environmental Sciences of China Agriculture University (online) 2021
- (Invited) Ammonia Emissions and Air Quality Under Various Chinese Diets at the 25th Annual Meeting For Atmospheric Pollution Management and Controls at Xi’an, China 2021
- (Invited) Implications of improving food production and consumption for ammonia emissions and air pollution at the Center for Agricultural Resources Research in the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2021
- Mitigating Reactive Nitrogen Losses and Associated Environmental Damages in China at the 8th Global Nitrogen Conference (online) 2021