Chuanhui Gu

Associate Professor: Environmental Hydrology and Geochemistry, Catchment Biogeochemistry

Dr. Gu came to Appalachian in 2009 from a postdoctoral position at the Berkeley Water Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Gu earned his PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia in 2007. His research focuses on the hydrological control on inorganic nitrogen loading to coastal streams. He also developed and conducted an experimental and modeling study to investigate the hillslope-scale nitrate reactive transport mechanisms across the multiple time scales from days to years. Dr. Gu is active in the Environmental Science Program as well as in the Geology Department.  He is the winner of the 2012 Wachovia Award for Environmental Research.


  • B.S. - Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • M.S. - Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Ph.D. - Universty of Virginia

Courses Taught

  • GLY 3131 - Geochemistry
  • GLY 1103 - Introduction to Environmental and Applied Geology
  • GLY 4630 - Hydrogeology
  • GLY 4705 - Advanced Environmental and Engineering Geology


Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

Department Email Address

Dr. Bill Anderson

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