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Independent experts nominated by country party

Wenhua Li

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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Agricultural Sciences
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Telephone number
86 10 64856537
Work experience
Prof. Li Wenhua served as the coordinator of a series of multi-disciplinary research programmes for basic and applied research at national and international level. He studied the structure, function and productivity of coniferous forest in China as well as in the Northern Hemisphere. Particular achievements have been worked out in study the high mountain ecosystems of the Xizang Plateau._x000D_
The monograph “China’s Nature Reserves” was the first book, which gave a systematical research and analysis on the protected areas in China. He summarized the rich experiences of the Chinese people in integrated farming system and grades them to agro-ecological engineering level. He organized and headed a number of ecosystem experimental stations in temperate forest region, in Tibetan plateau and subtropical region for development models of sustainable agriculture.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bs of Forestry, Beijing Forest University, 1953._x000D_
Ph.D, forestry, Russian Academy of Sciences,1961
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Li Wenhua. 1985. Forest of Tibet. Science Press _x000D_
2. Li Wenhu, Zhao Xianying.1989. China’s Nature Reserves. Foreign Language Press. _x000D_
3. Li Wenhua.2001.Agro-ecological Farming Systems in China. Man and the Biosphere Book Series of UNESCO, Vol.26, Parthenon Press _x000D_
4. Li Wenhua, Zhao Jingzhu. 2004. Development and perspectives of Ecology. Beijing: China Meteorological Press. _x000D_
5. Li Wenhua. 1994. Strategy for Sustainable Natural Resources Development. Natural
Other activities
1. Chairman, International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) of UNESCO, for two terms (1986-1990) _x000D_
2. Member, Advisory Committee for Environment (ACE), International Council of Scientific Union (ICSU) (1994-1998) _x000D_
3. Councilor, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), (1986-1993) _x000D_
4. Vice –Chairman (1986-1987), member (1984-1997) of the Board of Governors, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD _x000D_
5. Member, Standing Committee of Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) of the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme (IGBP), ICSU (1990-1993)
1. Honorary Dean and Professor, School of Environment, Renmin University of China;_x000D_
2. Vice Chairman of China National Committee of Man and the Biosphere, and Vice President of Chinese Forestry Society;_x000D_
3. Chief-editor of Journal of Natural Resources, Journal of Agro-Environment Sciences, and Journal of Ecology and Resources.
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, PO Box 9717, 100101
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