Shenglei Fu: Committed to the development of ecological geography

Shenglei Fu guides experiments.

Shenglei Fu and German experts inspect forests in China.

Shenglei Fu takes part in fellowship football match between teachers and students.

Shenglei FU is a professor and doctoral supervisor in School of Environment and Planning of HENU, focusing on the restoration ecology, soil ecology and ecological geography. He received his Ph.D in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1999 and did postdoctoral research in Santa Cruz and Davis of the University of California in the United States from 2000 to 2004. After that, he came back to China and devoted to developing and constructing ecological discipline. From 2004 to 2015, he worked in South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2016, he has been working in Henan University and is currently the dean of the School of Environment and Planning. He is committed to the development of ecological geography and emphasizing the interdisciplinary fusion of ecology and geography, and created a ecological geography team with rich professional background, reasonable age structure and great creativity. He was selected into the Hundred Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004 and the National Hundred Million Talents Project in 2017. He was funded by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2009, was selected into the Central Plains scholars in 2017, was awarded as “the most beautiful teacher in Henan Province” in 2019, and was awarded as “the outstanding professional and technical talents in Henan Province” in 2020.

He has made many excellent achievements in soil ecology, solved the controversial dispute about whether earthworms promotes soil net carbon sequestration or net carbon loss and found that earthworms facilitate carbon sequestration through unequal amplification of carbon stabilization compared with mineralization. And he found that soil animals, such as soil nematodes and spring tails, are sensitive to environmental degradation and restoration, and are the important indicators of soil quality and ecosystem health. He has published more than 100 SCI papers in the international mainstream major journals, such as Nature Communications, Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Forest Ecology and management, Soil Biology & Biochemistry and so on. He serves as the co-editor-in-chief of Soil Ecology Letters, associate editor of Biodiversity, and as editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology,Acta Ecologica Sinica,Soil Biology & Biochemistry and so on. He is also a evaluation expert of the National Science and Technology Award and a evaluation expert group member of National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Since returning to China in 2004, he did a lot of efforts for the development of ecology and geography and played a vital role in the construction of field research station. During the past decades, his research team has made a number of important achievements in the basic and applied research aspects of ecology and geography, as follows:

1)In 2020, “Henan Dabieshan National Field Observation and Research Station of Forest Ecosystem” was approved, and he served as the head of research station.

2)In 2018, “Henan Dabieshan Field Observation and Research Station of Forest Ecosystem” was approved, and he served as the head of research station.

3)In 2016, “the Key Laboratory of Integrated Prevention and Control of Air Pollution and Ecological Security of Henan Province” was approved, and he served as the director of the laboratory.

4)In 2015, His project, “the key technology and application of improving quality and efficiency for the typical subtropical forest in south China”, was awarded the first prize of science and technology of Guangdong Province.

5)In 2013, the world's first field experimental platform -- canopy simulation of N deposition and rainfall was established. His research of "the effects of N deposition on the structure and function of forest ecosystem" is leading in the world.

6)In 2009, He was awarded "Distinguished Young Scholars" by National Science Fund, and supported by key projects of NSFC Guangdong Provincial People's government joint fund and major international cooperation projects of NSFC in 2006, 2011 and 2012.

7)In 2009, invited as a guest-editor-in-chief of Soil Biology & Biochemistry, he wrote a review article to introduce the history, present and development trend of soil biology research in China, which expanded the international influence of domestic soil biology research, and strengthened the cooperation and communication between domestic and foreign soil ecological scholars.

8)In 2009, "the Key Laboratory of vegetation restoration and management of degraded ecosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences" was approved, and he served as the director of the laboratory.

9)In 2007, he was invited by Biodiversity to work on a special issue on soil biology and write a review article, which played a positive role in promoting the development of soil biology in China.

10)In 2005, while working at South China Botanical Garden, Heshan Forest Ecosystem National Field Observation and Research Station was approved, and he served as the head of research station. Many important research achievements have been made at Heshan Station, which has played an exemplary role in the construction of national field station and the research of forest ecology.

(From: School of Environment and Planning)




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