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Shan Lun, researcher, honorary member of Chinese Society of Plant Physiology. He graduated from Shandong Agricultural University in 1954. In 1962, he obtained the associate doctor's degree in Biology from the Institute of Plant Physiology of the former Soviet Academy of Sciences. He once served as deputy director of Northwest Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is now the director and researcher of the academic committee of the Institute, consultant of Shaanxi Provincial Decision-making Advisory Committee, member of Science and Technology Committee of Ministry of Water Resources, vice chairman of Academic Degree Committee of Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, part-time employed academician of Henan University, and honorary president of School of Life Sciences. He was a deputy to the Ninth National People's Congress. He was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995.

Shanlun is an academic leader in the field of dryland agricultural agronomy in China. He has been committed to the research of drought resistance physiology of crops and dry land agriculture for a long time, and has opened up the field of physiology and ecology of dryland agriculture research. Systematic research work has been done in the aspects of comprehensive technical approaches to improve the precipitation efficiency of farmland in semi-arid areas, the physiological and ecological basis of efficient utilization of limited water, drought resistance mechanism of different crops, seedling formation mechanism under adversity and regulation, etc. Based on many important technologies, some remarkable economic and socilal benefits have been achieved. At present, he is committed to the research on the overall drought resistance of plants, water-saving agricultural biology and agricultural development strategy in semi-arid areas with the Loess Plateau as the center.

He has won 2 National Science and Technology Progress Awards, 9 science and technology progress awards of Chinese Academy of Sciences and provincial (district) science and technology progress awards. He has published more than 300 academic papers, edited 4 monographs, and guided more than 30 doctoral and postgraduate students. In 1988, he was awarded the Zhu Kezhen Award for field scientific work of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1991, he was awarded the title of an expert with outstanding contributions in Shaanxi Province. In 1998, he was elected deputy to the Ninth National People's Congress. In 2001, he won Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Award.

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