Lü Zhi is a professor of Conservation Biology at Peking University and the Executive Director of Peking University Center for Nature and Society, which promotes better environmental policies and builds environmental leadership in China. She founded Shan Shui Conservation Center, a Chinese NGO devoted to finding effective solutions for Chinese society to live in balance with nature. She is a leading conservation biologist in China whose interdisciplinary research deals with Chinese society's complex sustainability issues. Her field projects involve the conservation of endangered species such as the giant panda, snow leopard, Przewalski's gazelle, Tibetan brown bear, and the ecosystem services of the Tibetan Plateau. She is a key figure in conservation policymaking at regional and national levels, and an active member of international conservation discussions.
Antony J. Lynam
Antony J. Lynam is the chair of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Asia - Pacific Chapter, a board member of Society for Conservation Biology, Asia Section, and he also is a conservationists of Wildlife Conservation Society, Center for Global Conservation. His research interests include the natural history & conservation ecology of small mammals, wild cats, Asian elephants, and tapirs, species responses to deforestation & habitat fragmentation, hunting & wildlife trade. He works at the interface between conservation science & applied wildlife management, using evidence-based approaches, statistical analysis, & technologies (camera-trapping, RS imagery, Cybertracker, SMART) to advise the conservation of wildlife populations in tropical Asia.
Jane Memmott is a professor of Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Bristol. She has received the 2015 Marsh Award for Ecology. Her research interests in ecology include pollination ecology, invasion ecology, agro-ecology, biological control, urban ecology and restoration ecology. A theme that runs through many of her projects is the use of ecological networks to as a tool to answer a variety of environmental questions. For example does restoration ecology restore ecological function, are ecosystem services affected by farming approach and how do aliens integrate into ecological networks? She work as both a pure and an applied ecologist and she is particularly keen on working at the interface between the two disciplines. A wide variety of techniques are used by my research group, from field observation to field experiment, from theory to molecular approaches.
Bob Spicer is Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the Open University, UK, and holds visiting professorial positions with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. After gaining degrees in both botany and geology he was awarded a Lindemann Fellowship at the US Geological Survey at Menlo Park, California, researching Cretaceous 'hothouse' Arctic ecosystems. He then lectured in London before moving to Oxford University, where he served as Dean of St Hugh’s College. He was then appointed Head of Earth Sciences at the Open University (OU) and latterly the founding Director of the Centre for Earth, Planetary Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR) at the OU. In recent years he has focussed on quantifying the rise of Tibet and the Himalaya, documenting the development and characterisation of Asian monsoon systems, and the evolution of vegetation across South Asia.
Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation. He was the proponent and one of the creators of China’s famed Guangcai (Glory) programme which integrated the expertise and efforts of government, NGOs and private enterprises in creating sustainable businesses in the poorest areas of China. Over the years the Guangcai Programme has and continues to help sustainably eradicate poverty in the most underprivileged regions of the nation. He created one of China's first internet providers, and subsequently built China's largest and most reputable medial/scientific laboratory supply companies (MIDWEST). He also has played leading roles: Member of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference, Standing committee member of the All China Federation ofIndustry and Commerce and Vice-Chair of the National Association of Vocational Education China responsible for the vocational training of more than 4.6million Chinese citizens and help 1.8 million people to have job opportunities.
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