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Expert NameProf. Dr Ming Dong
DivisionInstitute of Botany
InstitutionChinese Academy of Sciences
Telephone86 010 82594676/13601238905
Work ExperienceI have performed, as principal investigator, a number of subjects about ecological restoration of desertfied ecosystems in drylands of North China, especially in Inner Mongolia, since 1996 when I started my job, as a professor in Ecology, in Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Meanwhile,I was also functioned as a advisor and participant in a nation-level project on ecological restoration of Karst ecosystem ins Guizhou province, Southwest (subtropical region) China.
QualificationsPhD degree, Ecology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 1994
Number of Publications159
Awards1. Young Scientist Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001) 2. UNDP Best Practices Award on indigenous technology in combating desertification and mitigating effects of drought (1998
Other Activities1. Vice president of Ecological Society of China (2009-2013 2. Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Plant eology (2009-2014 3. ESA 91st Annual Meeting’ Symposium: Plant clonal growth – ecological implications (by Ecological Society of America, August 9, 2006,Memphis, Tennessee, USA). Invited speaker: Clonal integration as an evolutionary strategy for surviving disturbance: insights from the studies of rhizomatous dune species. 4. International Symposium for Invasive plants in the northeast Asia and America: Trading problems and trading solutions (by University of Connecticut, August 10-12, 2009, Storrs, CT, USA). Invited speaker: Potential use of (native) parasitic plants to control invasive species. 5. The International conference for Eurasian Steppes: Status, Threats and Adaptation to Climate Change (by IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), Sept. 9-12, 2010, Hustai, Mongolia). Invited key-note speaker:PFTs diversity at early stages of sand land succession in Chinese steppe zone.
Publications1. Li SL, Yu FH, Werger M, Dong M Zuidema P. 2011. Habitat-specific demography across dune fixation stages in a semi-arid sandland: understanding the expansion, stabilization and decline of a dominant Shrub. Journal of Ecology, 99, 610-620 2. Yu H, Liu J, He WM, Miao SL, Dong M 2011. Cuscuta australis restrains three exotic invasive plants and benefits native species. Biological Invasions 13:747–756_ 3. Liu GF, Grégoire TF, Pan X, Johannes HC Cornelissen, Li Y, Dong M 2010. Coordinated variation in leaf and root traits across multiple spatial scales in Chinese semi-arid and arid ecosystems. New Phytologist 188: 543-553._ 4. Li SL, Werger MJA, Zuidema PA, Yu FH, Dong M 2010. Seedlings of the semi-shrub Artemisia ordosica are resistant to moderate wind denudation and sand burial in Mu Us Sandland, China. Trees 24: 515-521._ 5. Liu J, Liang SC, Liu FH, Wang RQ, Dong M 2005. Invasive alien plant species in China: regional distribution patterns. Diversity and Distributions 11: 341-347.
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