Forest Management
time:Jul 13, 2018 14:40

I. Overview of the college

The Forest Management discipline was established in 1958, rated as a school-level key discipline in 1996, listed as a provincial key support discipline in 2002, and rated as a key discipline (class B) of Zhejiang province in 2004. It was listed as an important component of the first-level discipline of the most important forestry discipline in Zhejiang province in 2010. It became a Zhejiang Forestry first-class discipline (class A) successfully in 2016. The Forest Management master program was successfully declared in 2005. A doctoral program special field of "Highly Effective Cultivation and Utilization of Bamboo Resources" was obtained in 2013. Over the years, under the leadership of professor Zhou Guomo, the discipline leader, more than 100 national, provincial and international cooperation projects have been undertaken, more than RMB 30 million in funding has been secured, features and advantages have been formed in the fields of the forest carbon sinks and monitoring, sustainable operation and management of southern collective forests has begun, and it has gained influence at home and abroad.

II. Main research direction and achievement

I. Forest carbon sinks and monitoring

This discipline studies forest sequestration and mitigation mechanisms, dynamic monitoring of carbon source and sinks, forest carbon sinks technology, etc., provides theoretical and technical support for improving the forest carbon sinks capacity, strengthens forest ecological functions, and provides technology support for promoting carbon sequestration forestry development in our province and our country, as well as comprehensively accelerating ecologically-safe and low-carbon economy construction.

2. Forest sustainable management theory and technology

This discipline carries out the forest spatial structure characteristics and functional responses, forest multi-objective management theories and technologies, evaluation of sustainable forest management and control technology research, focuses on the research of spatial structure and the control technology of subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests, mixed broadleaf-conifer forest, Phyllostachys Edulis forests and other typical forest types, and provides a theoretical basis and technical support for precise forest sustainable management.

3. Remote sensing and information technology of forest resources

Students carry out research on the innovative application of remote sensing information extraction and quantitative estimation of forest resources, spatial data analysis and information management of forest resources, dynamic mathematical model and simulation technology of forest resources, database technology, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence and decision expert systems and other technologies in forest resources and ecological environment monitoring and information management.

4. Forests and their environmental assessment and planning design

Students carry out research on the evaluation and measurement of forest-ecological environment and ecological benefits, forest assets evaluation, regional ecological environment planning, forest landscape evaluation and planning design, forest parks and ecotourism areas, planning design and management of nature reserves, forest management plan making.

III. Academic team

There are 36 existing personnel in the discipline, including 9 professors, six associate professors, 17 lecturers, three full-time laboratory technicians, one discipline secretary (part time), and one research assistant; 24 personnel with doctoral degrees, 13 personnel with master’s degrees; one Special-Grade expert of Zhejiang province, one “young and middle-aged” expert of Zhejiang province with outstanding contributions, one Key Funding Training fellow from the Zhejiang new century "151 Talent Engineering" cohort, a first-level personnel and a third-level personnel from the "151 Talent Engineering" cohort, three experts enjoying special government allowances from the State Council, one "Thousand Talents Program" talent of Zhejiang, one distinguished professor of Zhejiang province, and one outstanding teacher of Zhejiang province.

Zhou Guomo, Ph.D, professor, doctoral supervisor, Chancellor of Zhejiang A&F University. He is a Special Expert of Zhejiang province, a “young and middle-aged” expert of Zhejiang province with outstanding contribution, and an expert enjoying special government allowances from the State Council. He is the member of the discipline review group of the Division of Life in the National Natural Science Foundation, director of the Zhejiang Forest Ecosystem Carbon Cycle And Carbon Sequestration And Mitigation Key Laboratory, deputy director of the Specialist Committee of Zhejiang Climate Change, and vice chairman of the Forest Management Branch of the Chinese Society of Forestry. He is mainly engaged in the research of forest carbon sequestration mechanisms, carbon sinks monitoring and measurement and response of forests to climate change. As the forest carbon sinks expert, he was invited to participate in Global Climate Change Conferences held in Copenhagen, Cancun Doha, Lima, Paris and Marrakech eight times, as well as delivering a technical report.

In the past five years, he has hosted two national Natural Science Major Projects and national “973” projects, and three national natural science foundation projects. He has published more than 220 papers in domestic and international academic journals such asAgricultural and Forest Meteorology,Forest Ecology and Management,Scientific Reports,IEEE TGRS, andScience China, of which 79 papers are included in SCI, and has published eightscientific and technical monographs. He has won two second prizes at the National Award for Science and Technology Progress (Ranking second in 2010 and ranking fourth in 2007); two first prizes at the Zhejiang National Award for Science and Technology Progress (Ranking first in 2012 and ranking first in 2015) and five second prizes.

Tang Mengping, Ph.D, professor, leader of the discipline, master and doctoral supervisor, leader of the Forest Sustainable Management Theory and Technology direction. He now serves as a director of the Forest Management Branch of the Chinese Society of Forestry and the standing committee member of the Specialized Committee of Forestry System Engineering of Systems Engineering Society of China. He mainly teaches Forest Management, Geographic Information Systems, Forest Space Structure Analysis, and Forest Management Research Subject and other such courses. He is the leader of the national-level Excellent Resource Shared Course of Forest Management and is the leader of Provincial Excellent Course of the Geography Information System principle. He is mainly engaged in the research of forest sustainable management theory and technology, forest special structures and functional relationships. He has hosted three national Natural Science Fund projects, two Zhejiang Natural Science Fund projects, one project for the Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province and two higher education teaching reform research projects in Zhejiang province. He won a second prize of National Teaching Achievement, and a first prize of provincial Science and Technology Progress. He has published more than 80 papers inScientia Silvae Sinicae, Acta Ecologica Sinica, Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, International Forestry Review, Forestsand other journals and published threeacademic monographsand has three software copyrights. He was awarded the first "First-Class Teacher of University" award for Zhejiang province in 2012.

Wei Xinliang, Ph.D, professor, master supervisor. Now he serves as the Secretary of Party General Branch and the deputy dean of the College of Environmental & Resource Sciences, deputy director of the Forest Management Institute, and executive director and deputy secretary-general of the Zhejiang Sustainable Development Research Institute. He is mainly engaged in the forest and its environmental assessments and planning and design management, and focuses on researching the forest and its environment management optimization techniques and planning and design applications, specifically including: forest and its environment landscape and carbon sinks function evaluation, forest and its environment spatial and temporal pattern quantification research, forest and its environment management optimization and development and utilization (forest management scheme, ecological park, ecological tourism, forest park, ecological villages and land greening, etc.) planning and design. He has participated in more than 10 scientific research projects for the National Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the State Forestry Bureau. He has hosted more than 20 international demonstration forest networks, the provincial Natural Science Fund, the provincial Agriculture Production group, scientific research and education demonstration projects and social services, has won a second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Prize, a first prize of Teaching Achievement for Zhejiang province, and two second prizes for the Scientific Progress Award of Zhejiang province. He has published more than 50 papers in core journals or above, and co-edited one monograph.

Ge Hongli,PhD, professor, master supervisor, senior forestry engineer, registered consulting engineer (investment), and expert enjoying thespecial government allowances of the State Council. The main research field is the application of mathematical models, sampling technology and remote sensing technology in forest resource monitoring. He put forward the method of taking DBH growth limit as the site quality evaluation index of uneven-aged forests, used the method of quality evaluation index, forest resources update forecast models based on the continuous investigation system of regional forest resources, object-oriented image segmentation method, and the remote sensing image expansion-elimination thematic information extraction method, among others. He has published more than 40 papers, onemonograph, and has obtained three authorized invention patents and two software copyrights.

Zhang Maozhen,PhD, professor, master supervisor. He graduated from Beijing Forestry University in 2006 with a doctorate in Agronomy. He has been in the research of forest resources monitoring and related technologies for long time. He hosted one National Natural Science Fund project and one national "11thFive-Year Plan" science and technology support key project sub-topic. He published more than 40 papers in theForest Ecology and Management,Acta Ecologica SinicaandScientia Silvae Sinicae. He obtained one software copyright. He won a third prize of science and technology progress from the Ministry of Forestry, a second prize of National Teaching Achievement and a first prize of Zhejiang Forestry Invigoration Through Science and Technology. The graduate course that he mainly teaches isDatabase Principles and Applications, and the undergraduate courses areForest Management, Database Principles and Applications,andProfessional English, among others.

Du Huaqiang, PhD, professor, master supervisor, and a member of the "Highly Effective Cultivation and Utilization Of Bamboo Resources" doctoral supervisor team. He is the standing committee member of Youth Working Committee of the Chinese Society of Forestry, the first level of training personnel in Zhejiang’s "151 Talent Engineering" group, a “young and middle-aged” discipline leader for universities and colleges in Zhejiang and is a Zhejiang Forestry Science and Technology pacemaker. In recent years, he has mainly studied the forest, especially bamboo resources remote sensing monitoring and remote sensing quantitative inversion of the carbon cycle. He has hosted three National Natural Science Fund projects, five ministerial and provincial-level projects including the Zhejiang Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and has participated in project “973” and other national projects. He has published more than 70 academic theses in theScientia Silvae Sinicae,Journal of Remote Sensing,Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology,ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and other domestic and overseas important publications, published three monographs, obtained five authorized national invention patents, and won the first prize for Science and Technology in Zhejiang province, alongside multiple provincial awards.

IV. Supporting conditions

The discipline uses the “National Key Laboratory of Subtropical Forests Cultivation” and the “Key Laboratory of Carbon Cycle and Carbon Sequestration and Mitigation in the Zhejiang Forest Ecosystem”—co-sponsored by the province and ministry—as its main supporting platform. The area of existinglaboratory buildings is2660 m2, and the total value of the fixed equipment is nearly RMB 13 million. There are 45 sets of large instruments and equipment with the unit price exceeding 100,000 yuan in value, and there is a wireless sensor monitoring network, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a 3D laser scanner, a ground penetrating radar (GPR), a tree-ring measurement and analysis system, a soil carbon flux measurement system, a field spectral radiometer, anMSI +portable imaging spectrometer, a photosynthetic fluorescence extinguishing system, a GPS system, remotely operated aircraft, a network “RTK” system, a Leica total station, a tree stem growth monitor, and other advanced instruments and equipment. It has excellent conditions for undertaking major national and international cooperative projects.

V. Scientific achievements

In the past five years, it has undertaken 46 national and ministerial and provincial-level projects, and over RMB 22 million has been spent on scientific research. Among them, there are 15 national projects: 12 National Natural Fund projects, oneState Forestry Bureau “948” project, one National Science and Technology Support sub-project, and one Ministry of Science and Technology “973” project. It has published more than 150 papers in core and first-class journals, of which 30 papers are included in SCI and published eight monographs and textbooks. It has won 28 awards, including five science and technology awards at the provincial and ministerial level or above, one national teaching achievement award, and two provincial teaching achievement awards. It has applied for eight patents.

VI. Talent training and foreign exchange

The discipline supports four undergraduate majors: Geographic Information Science, Forestry, Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Human Geography and Urban and Rural Planning. It has the National Excellent resources shared course "Forest Management" and the Provincial Excellent course "Principle of Geographic Information System". In recent years, the discipline teachers have organized students to take part in the national GIS competition, and the Zhejiang College Challenge Cup Competition, winning 25 awards, including: four first prizes, seven second prizes, 11 third prizes, and three other awards. In 2013, adoctoral program in the specialized field of "Highly Effective Cultivation and Utilization of Bamboo Resources" was obtained andfour doctoral students were enrolled.

The discipline focuses on academic exchanges and cooperation with universities and research institutions at home and abroad. In the last five years, the discipline has held international academic conferences twice, while discipline personnel have participated in international academic conferences more than 30 times and national academic conferences more than 50 times. Two staff members went abroad to give lectures, five people visited abroad, and nearly 50 domestic and overseas experts have been accepted to lecture or visit on behalf of the discipline.


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