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Independent experts nominated by country party

Fenli Zheng

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
International Education
Telephone number
86 29 8701 3205
Work experience
1) National Basis Research Program (973 project, Project leader, 2007-2011): Soil erosion processes and mechanisms in the main soil erosion regions of China._x000D_
2) National Natural Science Foundation (Project leader, 2009-2011): Active gully erosion study on the Loess Plateau of China._x000D_
3) National Natural Science Foundation (Project leader, 2003-2007): Water erosion prediction model at watershed scale on the Loess Plateau._x000D_
4) National Natural Science Foundation (Project leader, 2003-2006): Interactions among vegetation, soil erosion and soil quality and their mechanisms._x000D_
5) Ministry of Agriculture Foundation (948 Program, Project leader, 2010-2011): Potential impact assessment of Climate change on the Loess Plateau._x000D_
6) Cooperation Project between China and France (PHC PFCC 2009, project leader, 2009-2010): Assessment of Soil Erodibility._x000D_
7) Cooperation Project between China and USA (58-3602-4-F181, project leader, 2005-2009): Erosion process, control and assessment at steep loess hillslopes.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
1) Bachelor Degree majored in Physical Geography, at Northwest University, Sep/1979-July/1983, Xian, China_x000D_
2) Master Degree, majored in Soil Science, at Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Resources, , Aug/1983-July/1986, Shaanxi, China_x000D_
3) Diploma and Certification,Dresden University _x000D_
4)Doctor Degree, majored in Soil Science, chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Resources, Sep/1994-Sep/1997, Shaanxi, China_x000D_
5)Post Doctoral
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1) ZHENG F., C. Huang and L.D. Norton. 2000. Vertical hydraulic gradient and run-on water and sediment effects on erosion processes and sediment regimes. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 64(1): 4-10_x000D_
2) ZHENG F., S.D Merrill., Huang C. et al. 2004. Runoff, soil erosion and erodibility of Conservation Reserve Program land under crop and hay production. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68(3): 1332-1341_x000D_
3) ZHENG F., C.Huang and Norton L.D. 2004. Effects of Near-Surface Hydraulic Gradients on Nitrate and Phosphorus Losses in Surface Runoff. J. Envirol. Qual. 33(6): 2174-2182_x000D_
4) ZHENG F., X. He, X. Gao etc. 2005. Effects of erosion patterns on nutrient loss following deforestation on the Loess Plateau of China. Agriculture, Ecosystem & Environment. 108: 85-97. _x000D_
5) AN S., F. ZHENG and F. Zhang. Soil Quality Degradation Processes along a Deforestation Chronosequence in the Ziwuling Area, China. CATENA, 2008,75:248-256
Other activities
1) Membership of ASABE (USA)._x000D_
2) Executive Directors of Chinese Soil Sciences Society._x000D_
3) Delivery lectures to UNEP/UNESCO International Postgraduate Course in Environment Management for Developing and Emerging and Countries, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, 2002-2006,)._x000D_
4) Executive Directors of WASWAC._x000D_
5) Delivery lectures to Training Courses of Soil and Water conservation and Dryland Farming
1) Member of National People’s Congress (NPS) (2003-now)_x000D_
2) Outstanding Youth award by Chinese Central Government (1992) _x000D_
The first State Class Persons of national key talent project awarded by Chinese Central Government (2004).
Organisation name
Northwest Forestry University
Organisation street address
26 Xinong Road, 712100
Organisation city
Organisation country