Lai, Hung-Yu Professor & Chair & Head of Soil Survey and Testing Center


Soil Survey and Remediation Laboratory


+886-4-22840373 ext.4413




.Soil fertility
.Soil survey
.Soil and Fertilizer
.Soil science


Ph. D. Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University
M.S. Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, National Pingtung University of Sciences and Technology
B.S. Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Feng Chia University


Soil fertility, Soil survey, Plant nutrition, Soil science


Professor: Department of Post-Modern Agriculture, MingDao University
Associate Professor: Department of Post-Modern Agriculture, MingDao University
Assistant Professor: Department of Post-Modern Agriculture, MingDao University
Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Environmental Restoration and Disaster Reduction, National Chung Hsing University
Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan Universit


.Soil fertility
.Soil remediation


1. Chang-Jun Fong, Yi-Yuan Chuang, and Hung-Yu Lai*. 2021. Effects of amendment with various vermicomposts on the soil fertility, growth of Brassica chinensis L., and resistance of Spodoptera litura Fabricius larvae. Sustainability 13(16):9441 (SCI)
2. Yen, Yu-Shan, Kuei-San Chen, Hsin-Yi Yang, and Hung-Yu Lai*. 2021. Effect of vermicompost amendment on the accumulation and chemical forms of trace metals in leafy vegetables grown in contaminated soils. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18(12):6619 (SCI)
3. Yang, H.Y., S.K. Chen, J.S. Wang, C.J. Lu, and H.Y. Lai*. 2020. Farmland trace metal contamination and management model—model development and a case study in central Taiwan. Sustainability 12(23):10066 (SCI)
4. Tongsiri P., W.Y. Tseng, Y. Shen, and H.Y. Lai*. 2020. Comparison of soil properties and organic components in infusions with different aerial appearances of tea plantations in central Taiwan. Sustainability 12(11):4384 (SCI)
5. Chen, K.S., C.Y. Pai, and H.Y. Lai*. 2020. Amendment of husk biochar on accumulation and chemical form of cadmium in lettuce and pak-choi grown in contaminated soil. Water 12(3):868 (SCI)
6. Lam, C.M., K.S. Chen, and H.Y. Lai*. 2019. Chemical forms and health risk of cadmium in water spinach grown in contaminated soil with an increased level of phosphorus. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16(18):3322 (SCI)
7. Yu, C.H., S.L. Wang, P. Tongsiri, M.P. Cheng, and H.Y. Lai*. 2018. Effects of poultry-litter biochar on soil properties and growth of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk.). Sustainability 10(7):2536 (SCI)
8. Lam, C.M., and H.Y. Lai*. 2018. Effect of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and blanching on the bioaccessibility of heavy metals in water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk.). Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 162:563-570 (SCI)
9. Lai, H.Y.* 2017. A combined condition of hydroponic effects on growth and cadmium distribution of impatiens (Impatiens walleriana). J. Soil Sci. Plant Health 1:1. (International Journal)
10. Lai, H.Y.*, C.M. Lam, W.Z. Wang, and Y.J. Ji. 2017. Cadmium uptake by cuttings of Impatiens walleriana in response to different cadmium concentrations and growth periods. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 98(3):317-322 (SCI)
11. Lai, H.Y.*, Y.C. Lin, Y.S. Wang, and B.W. Fu. 2016. Removal of cadmium from contaminated soils by multiple washing with iron (III) chloride. Soil Sediment Contam. 25(6):624-636 (SCI)
12. Chen, B.C., and H.Y. Lai*. 2016. Subcellular distribution of cadmium in two paddy rice varieties with different cooking methods. Agr. Sci. 7:383-395 (International Journal)
13. Lai, H.Y.*, and M.C. Cai. 2016. Effects of extended growth periods on subcellular distribution, chemical forms, and the translocation of cadmium in Impatiens walleriana. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 18(3):228-234 (SCI)
14. Lai, H.Y.* 2015. Subcellular distribution and chemical forms of cadmium in Impatiens walleriana in relation to its phytoextraction potential. Chemosphere 138:370-376 (SCI)
15. Lai, H.Y.* 2015. Effects of leaf area and transpiration rate on accumulation and compartmentalization of cadmium in impatiens walleriana. Water Air Soil Pollut. 226:2246 (SCI)
16. Lai, H.Y.* 2015. Negative effects of chelants on soil qualities of five soil series. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 17(3):228-234 (SCI)
17. Liu, C.W., Y. Sung, B.C. Chen, and H.Y. Lai*. 2014. Effects of nitrogen fertilizers on the growth and nitrate content of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11:4427-4440 (SCI)
18. Su, S.W., C.C. Tsui, H.Y. Lai, and Z.S. Chen*. 2014. Food safety and bioavailability evaluations of four vegetables grown in the highly arsenic-contaminated soils on the Guandu plain of northern Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11:4091-4107 (SCI)
19. Juang, K.W., Y.I. Lee, H.Y. Lai, and B.C. Chen*. 2014. Influence of magnesium on copper phytotoxicity to and accumulation and translocation in grapevines. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 104:36-42 (SCI)
20. Lai, H.Y.*, and B.C. Chen. 2013. The dynamic growth exhibition and accumulation of cadmium of pak choi grown in contaminated soils. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10: 5284-5298 (SCI)
21. Wei, J.L., H.Y. Lai, and Z.S. Chen*. 2012. Chelator effects on bioconcentration and translocation of cadmium by hyperaccumulators, Tagetes patula and Impatiens walleriana. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 84:173-178 (SCI)
22. Chen B.C., H.Y. Lai, and K.W. Juang*. 2012. Model evaluation of plant metal content and biomass yield for the phytoextraction of heavy metals by switchgrass. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 80:393-400 (SCI)
23. Lu, C.J., Y.L. Chiu, H.L. Chen, and H.Y. Lai*. 2012. Effects of sludge and pH adjustment on Cd speciation in soil and growth and Cd accumulation in Pak Choi. Soil Sediment Contam. 21:510-524 (SCI)
24. Juang, K.W., Y.I. Lee, H.Y. Lai, C.H. Wang, and B.C. Chen*. 2012. Copper accumulation, translocation, and toxic effects in grapevine cuttings. Environ. Sci. Pollut. R. 19:1315-1322 (SCI)
25. Hung, J.M., H.C. Liu, C.S. Hwu*, C.H. Tsao, H.Y. Lai, and C.J. Lu. 2011. Bioavailability evaluation of naphthalene in soil using persulfate oxidation and ultrasonic extraction method. J. Environ. Biol. 32:277-282 (SCI)
26. Liu, H.C., C.S. Hwn*, J.M. Hung, H.Y. Lai, H.Y. Chang, and C.J. Lu. 2011. Reliability of solid phase microextraction in estimating bioavailability of pyrene in soil. J. Environ. Biol. 32:319-323 (SCI)
27. Juang, K.W., H.Y. Lai, and B.C. Chen*. 2011. Coupling bioaccumulation and phytotoxicity to predict copper removal by switchgrass grown hydroponically. Ecotoxicol. 20: 827-835 (SCI)
28. Chen, B.C., H.Y. Lai, D.Y. Lee, and K.W. Juang*. 2011. Using chemical fractionation to evaluate the phytoextraction of cadmium by switchgrass from Cd-contaminated soils. Ecotoxicol. 20: 409-418 (SCI)
29. Lai, H.Y., Z.Y. Hseu, T.C. Chen, B.C. Chen, H.Y. Guo, and Z.S. Chen*. 2010. Health risk-based assessment and management of heavy metals-contaminated soil sites in Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7: 3595-3614 (SCI)
30. Lai, H.Y., K.W. Juang, and Z.S. Chen*. 2010. Large-area experiment on uptake of metals by twelve plants growing in soils contaminated with multiple metals. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 12: 785-797 (SCI)
31. Lai, H.Y., K.W. Juang, and B.C. Chen*. 2010. Copper concentrations in grapevines and vineyard soils in central Taiwan. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 56: 601-606 (SCI)
32. Hseu, Z.Y., S.W. Su, H.Y. Lai, H.Y. Guo, T.C. Chen, and Z.S. Chen. 2010. Remediation techniques and heavy metal uptake by different rice varieties in metal-contaminated soils of Taiwan: New aspects for food safety regulation and sustainable agriculture. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 56: 31-52 (SCI)
33. Chen, H.L., C.J. Lu, and H.Y. Lai*. 2010. Amendments of activated carbon and biosolid on the growth and cadmium uptake of soybean grown in potted Cd-contaminated soils. Water Air Soil Poll. 209: 307-314 (SCI)
34. Lin, C.C., H.Y. Lai, and Z.S. Chen*. 2010. Bioavailability assessment and accumulation by five garden flower species grown in artificially cadmium-contaminated soils. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 12: 454-467 (SCI)
35. Chen, H.L., H.Y. Lai*, S.M. Wang, Y.C. Kuo, and C.J. Lu. 2010. Effect of biosolids and Cd/Pb interaction on the growth and Cd accumulation of Brassica rapa grown in Cd-contaminated soils. Water Air Soil Poll. 206: 385-394 (SCI)
36. Chang, H.Y., J.M. Hung, Y.S. Wu, Y.R. Lin, H.Y. Lai, and C.J. Lu*. 2009. Effects of applying biosolids on the biodegradation of toluene and naphthalene contaminated soils. J. Environ. Biol. 30(6): 971-975 (International Journal)
37. Lai, H.Y., and Z.S. Chen*. 2009. In-situ selection of suitable plants for phytoremediation of multi-metals contaminated sites in central Taiwan. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 11: 235-250 (SCI)
38. Lai, H.Y., S.W. Chen, and Z.S. Chen*. 2008. Pot experiment to study the uptake of Cd and Pb by three Indian mustards (Brassica juncea) grown in artificially contaminated soils. Int. J. Phytoremediat. 10: 91-105 (SCI)
39. Lai, H.Y., and Z.S. Chen*. 2007. Multi-dose applying EDTA to decrease the potential groundwater contamination using rainbow pink (Dianthus chinensis) for enhanced phytoextraction. Desalination 210: 236-247 (SCI)
40. Lai, H.Y., and Z.S. Chen*. 2006. The influence of EDTA application on the interactions of cadmium, zinc, and lead and their uptake of rainbow pink (Dianthus chinensis). J. Hazard. Mater. 137: 1710-1718 (SCI)
41. Lai, H.Y., and Z.S. Chen*. 2005. The EDTA effect on phytoextraction of single and combined metals-contaminated soils using rainbow pink (Dianthus chinensis). Chemosphere 60: 1062-1071 (SCI)
42. Lee, T.M., H.Y. Lai, and Z.S. Chen*. 2004. Effect of chemical amendments on the concentration of cadmium and lead in long-term contaminated soils. Chemosphere 57: 1459-1471 (SCI)
43. Lai, H.Y., and Z.S. Chen*. 2004. Effects of EDTA on solubility of cadmium, zinc, and lead and their uptake by rainbow pink and vetiver grass. Chemosphere 55: 421-430 (SCI)