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Independent experts nominated by country party

Kebin Zhang

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Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Job function
China Nat. Training Ctr. on Combating Desertif..
Telephone number
86 10 62338158
Work experience
Since 1982, he has worked as teacher and researcher in field of land degradation and desertification combating. He has participated many research projects and also as team leader implemented many research projects._x000D_
In past years, Dr. Zhang Kebin participated in preparation national report of UNCCD establishment in 1993. he also participated Asia-African Forum on combating Desertification, Asia Ministerial level Conference on Combating Desertification, preparation China NAP for implementation of UNCCD, National sandy desertification control plan, National desertification monitoring and assessment, National program of “three north” shelterbelt project benefits survey, Beijing-Tianjin sand sources control project, National agricultural strategies studies in 21 century (desertification control chapter), State council strong sandstorm survey in northwest of China, etc. _x000D_
Dr. Zhang Kebin has also been active in desertification combating worldwide. He participated many international joint research projects in combating land degradation and desertification, natural resources management in arid lands, etc. He is also the national focal point of Thematic 3 of UNCCD for shifting sand control, Consultant Team leader of GEF-OP12 project of partnership of land degradation combating in arid land, consultant team leader of ADB capacity building to combat land degradation project (ADB TA 4358). He was appointed by government as national reviewer of United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) of Desertification Chapter in 2004. He had been invited by US trade development agency as consultant in implementation US aid project of duststorm prevention in north China desert regions._x000D_
Dr. Zhang Kebin has been invited in participation many international conferences on land degradation and desertification combating in past years_x000D_
Mr. Zhang Kebin is also director of liaison department of sand control and desert industry society of China, member of China soil and water conservation society, member of world soil and water conservation association, UNEP STAP independent expert, UNCCD secretariat independent
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bachelor of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, 1982._x000D_
Master of Silviculture for Sand Fixation, Beijing Forestry University, 1985._x000D_
Ph.D.Desertification Combating, Beijing Forestry University, 2003
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Rangeland degradation and recovery in China's pastoral lands, CABI, UK, SF85.4. C6R36 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84593-496-5: P: 264 _x000D_
2. Fluctuation theory and practice og grassland vegetation in the northern farming-pastroral ecotones of China, Frontiers of Forestry in China,Higher Education Press, co-published with Springer-Verlag GmbH,Vol. 3, No. 3, P342-346. _x000D_
3. Strategies of combating desertification in China,2006, China Forestry Publisher P.252 _x000D_
4. Reports of National Capacity Self-assessment for China’s Implementing International Environment Conventions, 2006, China Environment Science Press, P.244 _x000D_
5. Plant Dynamics methods used in desertification monitoring (in Chinese) ,China Forestry_x000D_
Publisher, June, 2009, P 260
Other activities
1. Member of World Soil and Water Conservation Association 2. Member of Desert Control and Sandy Industry Society, China _x000D_
3. Member of Soil and Water Conservation, China _x000D_
4. Member of Forestry Society, China
1. Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture, Awards in 2001, Ethiopia _x000D_
2. Ministry of Forestry Science Award in 1998, China _x000D_
3. Qinghai Science and Tetchnology Award in 2010, China
Organisation name
Beijing Forestry University
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