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Independent experts nominated by country party

Keping Ma

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Other Disciplines
Vegetation Dynamics
UN languages spoken


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Telephone number
86 10 62836223
Work experience
Being one of the Chinese scientists who initiated biodiversity research in China, Ma contributes a lot to Chinese biodiversity conservation. He initiated the establishment of Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network and organized 8 national symposia on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use together with Ministry of Environment Protection, State Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, WWF and TNC. Ma attended most of the meetings of conference of parties (COP) to Convention on Biological Diversity and its related extro-COPs and working group meetings on thematic issues as a scientific advisor to Chinese delegation. He also participated in evaluations on many nature reserves and landscapes in China and gave lectures and conservation advices to nature reserve managers. _x000D_
Ma is known in the field of biodiversity research and conservation internationally. He is member of Executive Committee of IMoSEB (International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity), and co-chaired the Asian consultation meeting, member of the GTI Coordination Mechanism, among other activities and made important contribution to the development of a new mechanism. He is also an active collaborator with a number of international organizations or programmes, such as Diversitas, GIBF, Species 2000, TNC, WWF and IUCN.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D. Botany, Northeast Forestry University of China, 1991
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Chen, Lei; Mi, Xiangcheng; Comita, Liza; Zhang, Liwen; Ren, Haibao; Ma, Ke-ping*. 2010. Community-level consequences of density dependence and habitat association in a subtropical broad-leaved forest. Ecology Letters 13695-704 _x000D_
2Yin-Bo Zhang and Ke-Ping Ma*. 2008. Geographic distribution patterns and status assessment of threatened plants in China. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17: 1783-1798._x000D_
3. Guochun Shen, Mingjian Yu, Xinsheng Hu, Xiangcheng Mi, Haibao Ren, I-Fang Sun, Keping, Ma. 2009. Species-area relationships explained by the joint effects of dispersal limitation and habitat heterogeneity. Ecology 90, 3033–3041 _x000D_
4. Guoke Chen,marc Kéry,jinlong Zhang And Keping Ma. Factors Affecting Detection Probability In Plant Distribution Studies.Journal of Ecology, 97: 1383-1389_x000D_
5. Zhang, N., S. Wan, L. Li, J. Bi, M. Zhao, K. Ma*. 2008. Impacts of urea N addition on soil microbial community in a semi-arid temperate steppe in northern China. Plant and Soil, 311: 19-28
Other activities
1. Councillor, IUCN (2007) _x000D_
2. Chinese National Committee, DIVERSITAS (Secretary General, 2004) _x000D_
3. Chinese Society of Botany (Vice-President, 2009) _x000D_
4. Biodiversity Science, (Editor-in-chief, 2008) _x000D_
5. Species 2000 (director, 2010)
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan
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