Guo Leicheng

Job Title: 
Research Interests: 
Estuarine & deltaic morphodynamics
Tidal dynamics in estuaries
Fine sediment transport dynamics
Dongchuang Road 500,Shanghai 200241, China
Education Experience: 
2003.09-2007.06 Bachelor degree of Wuhan University (Wuhan, China), major in river engineering, hydraulics, and sediment transport dynamics
2007.09-2010.03 (joint) MSc. and PhD. programme in East China Normal University (Shanghai, China), major in coastal engineering, coastal dynamics and sediment transport dynamics
2010.04-2014.12 PhD degree of Delft University of Technology/ UNESCO-IHE (Delft, the Netherlands), specialized in estuarine and coastal morphodynamics and modeling
Work Experience: 
2015.01-2017.2 Post-doc researcher, State Key Lab of Estuairne & Coastal Research, East China Normal University
2017.4-2018.3 Post-doc, University of California Irvine
2017.3- Associate Researcher in SKLEC of ECNU
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Book and chapters

Leicheng Guo, 2014. Modeling estuarine morphodynamics under combined river and tidal forcing. PhD. Dissertation of Delft University of Technology and UNESCO-IHE published by CRC Press. (open on

Qing He, Leicheng Guo, Hong Liu, Ya Wang, 2015. Changjiang estuary sediment transport dynamics. In: Jing Zhang (ed.), Ecological continuum from the Changjiang (Yangtze River) watersheds to the East China Sea continental margin, Springer, pp.47-69.


Conference attending

13. Guo Leicheng, Su Ni, Zhu Chunyan, He Qing etc., Declined sediment source and connectivity: a basin-wide synthesis in the Changjiang River system. The 9th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology, Oct. 2018, Shanghai, China (Oral)
12. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Zhu Chunyan, Bed slope effects on large scale fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics, the 6th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts, Aug. 2018, Caen, France (oral)
11. Guo Leicheng, Matthew Brand, Brett F. Sanders,etc. The fate of Morphological change in Newport Bay: the influence of tidal dynamics and basin geometry under sea level rise. Word Wetlands Day Symposium, Feb 10, 2018, Newport, California (poster)
10. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Mick van der Wegen. A numerical exploration of controls on tidal estuary length, Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas Conference, 9-14 Oct 2016, the Hague, the Netherlands (poster)
9. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Mick van der Wegen, Development of large scale fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics by long-term modeling, May 2016, JpGU meeting 2016, Chiba, Japan (invited)
8. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Mick van der Wegen, Zheng Bing Wang, Dano Roelvink. River controls on large scale fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics: a numerical study. 2015, 8th International conference on Asian Marine Geology, Jeju, Korea (Young Scientist Award)
7. Guo Leicheng, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, Analysis of river tides with a case in the Yangtze River estuary, China. NCK-days 2014, Delft, the Netherlands, Mar 2014. (Oral)
6. Guo Leicheng, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, Effects of river discharge and tidal asymmetry on residual sediment transport and long-term morphodynamics in the river estuary. AGU fall meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA, Dec 2013. (Oral)
5. Guo Leicheng, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, The tidal channel morphodynamics in the Yangtze Estuary: a case of the South Branch. The 7th international conference on coastal dynamics. Bordeaux, France, June 2013. (Oral)
4. Guo Leicheng, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, Process-based long-term morphodynamic modeling of fluvial estuary. Oct 2012, International Symposium on Climate Change and Human Activities: Coastal Consequences and Response, Shanghai, China.
3. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Dano Roelvink, Mick van der Wegen, Tidal flat morphodynamics in the Yangtze Estuary, China, 2011, the 11th INTERCOH, Shanghai, China. (Oral)
2. Guo Leicheng, Dano Roelvink, Mick van der Wegen, He Qing, Modeling the long-tem morphodynamic behavior of the Yangtze Estuary, China, 2011, the 7th RCEM (River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics), Beijing, China. (Oral)
1. Guo Leicheng, He Qing, Liu Hong, Characteristics of in-situ floc from river to estuary, Changjiang River (Yangtze), China. 2009, INTERCOH’09 (the 10th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Fine Sediments Dynamics), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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(6). Shanghai Rising Star Programme, Morphodynamic modeling and prediction of the estuarine morphodynamics in the Changjiang, 2019-2022, No.19QA1402900, PI.</div>

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(5). National Natural Science Foundation (China), Tidal river morphodynamic equilibrium restoration and implications on sediment flux to the sea, 2019-2022, No.41876091, PI.</div>

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(4). National Natural Science Foundation (China), River-tide interaction and the governing mechanisms, 2016-2018, No. 41506105, PI.</div>

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(3). National Natural Science Foundation (China), “Estuarine sediment transport and source-sink transformation in response to natural processes and human activities” (No.41276080), Participant with work focusing on modeling of sediment transport and morphodynamics in the Yangtze River estuary, involved in field work and extensive data analysis</div>

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(2). National Natural Science Foundation (China), “Navigational channel siltation and channel-flat response in a highly turbid estuary” (No.51320105005), Participant with work focusing on sediment dynamics and morphodynamic evolution of the Yangtze River estuary based on field data and involves in field work</div>

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(1). Sino-Dutch Cooperation Projects, “Sediment and sediment transport from upstream to estuary: Research on Sediment from Upstream to Estuary” (ReSeDUE) (No. 60038881), Participant with work focusing on long-term estuarine morphodynamic processes and governing processes by numerical modeling</div>

Graduate course, Modeling of Estuarine and Coastal Morphodynamics
(23) Guo Leicheng, Zhu Chunyan, Wu Xuefeng, Wan Yuanyang, David A. Jay, Ian Townend, Wang Zheng Bing, He Qing, 2020. Strong inland propagation of low-frequency long waves in river estuaries, Geophysical Research Letters, (22) Zhou Zeng, Chen Luying, Tao Jianfeng *, Gong Zheng, Guo Leicheng, Mick van der Wegen, Ian Townend, Zhang Chuangkuan, 2020. The role of salinity in fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics: A long-term modelling study. Earth Surface and Landform Processes. 

(21) Lin Jianliang, He Qing*, Guo Leicheng, Bram van Prooijen, Wang Zheng Bing, 2020. An integrated optic and acoustic (IOA) approach for measuring suspended sediment concentration in highly turbid environments. Marine Geology, 467, 106062, 

(20) Guo Chao, Jin Zhongwu, Guo Leicheng *, Lu Jinyuo, Ren Yue, Zhou Yinjun, 2020. On the cumulative dam impact in the upper Changjiang River: Streamflow and sediment load changes. CATENA 184, 104250,
(19) Guo Leicheng, Su Ni*, Ian Townend, Wang Zheng Bing, Zhu Chunyan, Zhang Yuning, Wang Xianye, He Qing, 2019. From the headwater to the delta: A synthesis of the basin-scale sediment load regime in the Changjiang River. Earth-Science Review,
(18) Cai Huayang, H.H.G., Savenije, Erwan Garel, Zhang Xinyi, Guo Leicheng, Zhang Min, Liu Feng*, Yang Qingshu, 2019. Seasonal behavior of tidal damping and residual water level slope in the Yangtze River estuary: identifying the critical position and river discharge for maximum tidal damping. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23, 2779-2794.
(17) Cai Huayang, Zhang Xianyi, Zhang Min *, Guo Leicheng, Liu Feng, Yang Qingshu, 2019. Impacts of Three Gorges Dam's operation on spatial-temporal patterns of tide-river dynamics in the Yangtze River estuary, China. Ocean Sciences 15, 583-599.
(16) Zhu Chunyan, Guo Leicheng *, D.S. van Maren, Tian Bo, Wang Xianye, He Qing, Wang Zheng Bing, 2019. Decadal morphological evolution of the mouth zone of the Yangtze Estuary in response to human interventions. Earth Surface and Landform Processes,
(15) Guo Leicheng *, Wang Zheng Bing, Ian Townend, He Qing, 2019. Quantification of tidal asymmetry in varying tidal environments.Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 124, 773-787.
(14) Xie Weiming, He Qing*, Wang Xianye, Guo Leicheng, Zhang Keqi, 2019. Role of mudflat-creek sediment exchanges in intertidal sedimentary processes. Journal of Hydrology 567, 351-360.
(13) Guo Leicheng *, Mathew Brand, Brett F. Sanders, Efi Foufoula-Georgia, Eric Stein, 2018. Tidal asymmetry and its variability in a short basin and implications on residual sediment transport and basin management. Advances in Water Resources 121, 1-8.
(12) Guo Leicheng *, Su Ni, Zhu Chunyan, He Qing. 2018. How have the river discharges and sediment loads changed in the Changjiang River basin downstream of the Three Gorges Dam? Journal of Hydrology 560, 259-274.
(11) Zhao Jie, Guo Leicheng *, He Qing, Wang Zheng Bing, D.S. van Maren, Wang Xianye, 2018. An analysis on half century morphological changes in the Changjiang Estuary: spatial variability under natural processes and human intervention. Journal of Marine Systems 181, 25-36.
(10) Guo Chao, He Qing*, Bram C. van Prooijen, Guo Leicheng, Andrew J. Manning, Sarah Bass, 2018. Investigation of flocculation dynamics under changing hydrodynamic forcing on an intertidal mudflat. Marine Geology 395, 120-132.
(9) Xie Weiming, He Qing*, Zhang Keqi, Guo Leicheng, Wang Xianye, Shen Jian, 2017. Impacts of human modification and natural variations on short-term morphological changes in estuarine tidal flats. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-15,
(8) Xie Weiming, He Qing*, Zhang Keqi, Guo Leicheng, Wang Xianye, Shen Jian, Cui Zheng, 2017. Application of terrestrial laser scanner on tidal flat morphology at a typhoon event time scale, Geomorphology 292, 47-58.
(7) Guo Chao, He Qing*, Guo Leicheng, Johan C. Winterwerp, 2016. A study of in-situ sediment flocculation in the turbidity maxima of the Yangtze Estuary, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 191, 1-9.
(6) Guo Leicheng *, Mick van der Wegen, Zheng Bing Wang, Dano Roelvink, He Qing, 2016. Exploring the impacts of multiple tidal constituents and varying river flow on long-term, large scale estuarine morphodynamics by means of a 1D model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 120, 1000-1022, doi:10.1002/2016JF003821.
(5) Guo Leicheng *, Mick van der Wegen, Zheng Bing Wang, Dano Roelvink, He Qing, 2015. Long-term, process-based morphodynamic modeling of a fluvio-deltaic system, Part I: the role of river discharge. Continental Shelf Research 109, 95-111.
(4) Guo Leicheng *, Mick van der Wegen, David A. Jay, Pascal Matte, Zheng Bing Wang, Dano Roelvink, He Qing, 2015. River-tide dynamics: exploration of nonstationary and nonlinear tidal behavior in the Yangtze River estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120, 3499-3521, doi:10.1002/2014JC010491.
(3) Guo Leicheng*, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, 2015. Exploration of impact of seasonal river discharge variations on estuarine morphodynamic behavior. Coastal Engineering 95, 105-116.
(2) Guo Leicheng*, Mick van der Wegen, Dano Roelvink, Qing He, 2014. The role of river flow and tidal asymmetry on 1D estuarine morphodynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119, 2315-2334, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003110.
(1) Guo Leicheng, He Qing*, 2011. Freshwater flocculation of suspended sediments in the Yangtze River, China. Ocean Dynamics 61(2-3), 371-386.