Daquan Sun

Daquan Sun

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2018 - present Postdoc, Soil & Water Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic
  • 2016 - 2018 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Soil Science College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • 2014 - 2015 Joint-PhD student, Environmental Microbiology, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • 2012 - 2015 PhD Agronomy, Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Research Interests

  • Pyrolysis for waste management and the role of pyrogenic carbon in soil C sequestration
  • Soil microbial community functions
  • Plant grow promoting bacteria and their use in agriculture

Teaching Interests

  • Pyrogenic carbon and its use for sustainable agriculture and the mitigation of climate change

Scientific Activities

Sun, D., Hale, L., Kar, G., Soolanayakanahally, R. and Adl, S., 2018. Phosphorus recovery and reuse by pyrolysis: Applications for agriculture and environment. Chemosphere, 194, 682-691.

Sun, D., Lan, Y., Xu, E.G., et al., 2016. Biochar as a novel niche for culturing microbial communities in composting. Waste Management, 54, 93-100.

Sun, D., Hale, L., Crowley, D., 2016. Nutrient supplementation of pinewood biochar for use as a bacterial inoculum carrier. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 1-8.

Sun, D., Meng, J., Xu, E. G., & Chen, W., 2016. Microbial community structure and predicted bacterial metabolic functions in biochar pellets aged in soil after 34 months. Applied Soil Ecology, 100, 135-143.

Sun, D., Meng, J., Liang, H., et al., 2015. Effect of volatile organic compounds absorbed to fresh biochar on survival of Bacillus mucilaginosus and structure of soil microbial communities. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 15, 271-281.



Project leader of 3 grant project (H2020-MSCA-European Union, National Science Foundation, and Mitacs Elevate)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2020 – 2022 H2020-MSCA-IF, European Union
  • 2015 Excellent Ph.D. thesis award
  • 2013 National Ph.D. Scholarship
  • 2012 Excellent M.S. thesis award
  • H-index: 9
  • Number of publications: 17
  • Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 240

Membership of Professional Societies

European Geoscience Union (2019 –2020; 2021 – present) and American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America (2015 –2016).

Daquan SunGroup

Jan Frouz

Director, Senior Scientist

Gerrit Angst

Soil Scientist

Šárka Angst

Soil Scientist


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