Zhang Xin Shi



Brief Introduction of Zhang Xinshi

Name: Zhang Xinshi Gender:Male
Date of Birth: June 30 ,1934 Place of Birth:Gaotang County in Shandong Province, China
Highest Degree: Master Degree Cornell University, US
Title:Researcher, Professor, and Academician

Concurrent Academic Positions:

Researcher of Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Academic Committee Director of Open Research Laboratory of Vegetation Quantitative Ecology in Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor of Beijing Normal University
Member of Editorial Committee of Science China and Chinese Science Bulletin
Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of Botany
Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology
Editor-in-Chief of Vegetation Map of China (1:1,000,000)
Editorial Consultant of <Plant Biosystems>
Liaison man of IGBP Transect <NECT>, Scientific Steering Committee of GCTE, IGBP
Main author of IPCC Report for Global Change

General Experience:

1955 Graduated from the College of Forestry at Beijing Forestry University
1955-1958 Teaching Assistant, Associate Professor and Director of Forest Teaching and Research Group in the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Xinjiang University
1959-1978 Teaching Assistant, and Director of Forest Teaching and Research Group in the Department of Forestry, Xinjiang Bayi Agricultural College (predecessor of Xinjiang Agricultural University)
1979-1981 Visiting Professor of Department of Ecological System at Cornell University US
1981-1985 Received Doctor Degree from Department of Ecological System at Cornell University US
1986-Present Researcher of Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1988-1995 Director of Open Research Laboratory of Vegetation in Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1990-1998 Director of Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1990 Recognized as National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contribution and Ph.D. Supervisor
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1995-1999 Deputy Director of National Natural Science Foundation of China
1996-Present Academic Committee Director of Open Research Laboratory of Vegetation in Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1999---Present Professor of College of Resources Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University

Research Fields:Plant Ecology, Global Ecology, and Sustainable Agriculture

Zhang Xinshi has been engaged in plant ecology studies for more than fifty years in regions including Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Loess Plateau, and the northern farming-pastoral region.
He once participated in comprehensive scientific investigations of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xinjiang from 1957 to 1959 and Tibet Plateau from 1974 to 1976, conducted research in geographical distribution of vegetation in desert, grassland, forests, and particularly in mountains and plateaus, and put forward vertical system and geographic types of mountain vegetation of our country, the plateau zonation of Tibet Plateau vegetation, as well as the influence of Tibet Plateau uplift on the formation and distribution of Chinese vegetation zones.
In the recent decade, he has conducted a simulation study on the influence of global change to terrestrial ecosystems and proposed a study in terrestrial ecosystems project of IGBP---Northeast China transect (NECT). In addition, he built an experiment station of sand and grassland in Ordos, and put forward “three-circle” model for ecological restoration of Mu Us Sandland. He also raised sustainable agricultural ecology and production patterns in Loess Plateau, Inner Mongolia grassland, and the northwest mountain-basin system for the development of the west regions, established a new industrial zone in the northern farming-pastoral region, and provided suggestions on full pasturing forbiddance and conservation of natural grassland, development of modern captive breeding animal husbandry based on man-made pasture and grassland agriculture, and the establishment of four hundred million hectares of man-made forest featured as fast growing with high yields.

Major Achievements:

Zhang Xinshi used to be the chief member of editorial board and editor of Vegetation in China and The Vegetation and Its Utilization in Xinjiang, as well as associate editor and editor-in-chief of Vegetation Map of China (1:1,000,000)
1980s---Present, he presided over two key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China---Optimized Grassland Ecological Model in northern China, and Response of Terrestrial Ecosystem to Global Change, one National Key Science Advance Project---Basic Research in Conservation of Biological Diversity, and two key projects of Chinese Academy of Sciences (both completed).
Currently, he is Chief scientist of National Key Basic Research Development Project (Project 973) --- Ecological–Production Pattern for Ecological System Reconstruction Mechanism and Optimization of Grassland and Farming-pastoral Region.
He has participated in National Key Science Advance Projects, two projects of Natural Science Foundation of China, and National Key Basic Research Development Project (Project 973).
He is currently presiding over the key consulting project of Chinese Academy of Sciences---Research on Ecological Construction and Sustainable Development Strategy in Xinjiang from 2006 to 2008.
He was Editor-in Chief of Vegetation Map of People Republic of China (1:1,000,000) and Chinese Geographic Patterns and Divisions of Vegetation in China published by Beijing Geological Publishing House in 2007.

Zhang Xinshi has published more than 100 research papers and 3 monographs and cultivated over 10 doctors and post doctorates.

Awards:

Vegetation in China: Second Prize of National Natural Science Award.
Vegetation Research in Qinghai-tibet Plateau: Third Prize of Natural Science Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Quality Evaluation of MuUs Arbors Sand Land: Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Advance of Ministry of Forestry.
Science and Educational Film---Alpine Plants in Tibet (Play Writer and Scientific Director): Belgrade Gold Medal for International Public Science and Educational Film.
In 2002, Award for Scientific Achievements in International Asian-Pacific Conference on Remote Sensing.
In 2004, National Award for Contribution in Forestry.





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