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Independent experts nominated by country party

Peng Cui

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Discipline of Expertise
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Agricultural Sciences
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Geographical Focus
Job function
Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, CAS
Telephone number
86 28 85214421
Work experience
Prof. Cui has been long engaged in the studies of water and soil conservation, especially of research related to debris flow. He has supervised more than 20 major projects dealing with debris flow formation and hazard mitigation, interaction between debris flows and river channels, sediment yield _x000D_
in the Upper Yangtze drainage, and ongoing risk mitigation related to the effects of the Wenchuan earthquake. Prof. Cui proposes the concept of quasi-debris flow based on 20 years of observations and in-situ monitoring and analysis, and has defined the relationships between streambed slope, fine _x000D_
sediment content of soil, and water saturation, allowing him to characterize the critical conditions for debris-flow initiation. Prof. Cui and his team have applied their theories of disaster mitigation to residential area and construction in mountainous regions, especially to the protection of cities and towns, scenic sites, hydropower stations, and highways.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Doctorate, Water and Soil Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, 1990.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Cui Peng et al., Water Loss and Soil Erosion Prevention and Ecology Safety in China---The Upper Reaches of Yangtze River and Rivers in Southwest China (In Chinese), 2011, Beijing: Science Press_x000D_
2. Cui Peng, Liu Suqing and Tang Bangxing, Debris Flow Research and Prevention in Scenic Spots, (In Chinese) 2005, Beijing: Science Press_x000D_
3. Cui Peng et al., Research on Mountain Disasters and Environmental Protection across Taiwan Strait (I) (In Chinese), 1998, Chengdu: Sichuan Science and Technology Press_x000D_
4. Cui Peng, Chen Xiaoqing, Wang Yuyi, et al., Jiangjia Ravine debris flows in south-western China. _x000D_
Matthias Jakob, Oldrich Hungr. Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena, 2005, Springer Berlin Heidelberg_x000D_
5. Kang Zhicheng, Cui Peng, Wei Fangqiang and He Shufen, Observation Data of Debris Flow at Dongchuan Debris Flow Observation and Research Station, CAS from 1995 to 2000 (In Chinese), 2007, Beijing : Science Press
Other activities
1. Coordinator of consultative expert group for the field of resources and environment, State Key Fundamental Research Program (973), Minister of Science and technology _x000D_
2. Chief Editor for Journal of Mountain Science _x000D_
3. Standing Member of Geographical Society of China, Head of Mountain Research Branch_x000D_
4. Standing Member of China Society on Tibetan Plateau _x000D_
5. Standing Member of Chinese Society of Water and Soil Conservation, Head of the Debris Flow and Landslide Branch.
1. The Distinguished Researcher Award of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) for 2010 _x000D_
2. Second Class of National Award for Science and Technology Progress in 2009_x000D_
3. First Class of Sichuan Province Science and Technology Progress in 2006
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
9#, Section 4, Renminnanlu Avenue, 610041
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