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Independent experts nominated by country party

Wenzhi Zhao

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Restoration Ecology
Land Use Planning
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Linze Inland River Basin Research Station, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI)
Telephone number
86 931 4967518
Work experience
Since 1988, I have carried out research in desertification control and ecohydrology in Horqin Sandy Land in Inner-Mongolia, Bashang Area of Hebei Province, Tibet, Hexi Corridor region in Gansu Province, which from 1988 to 1990 participated in the Chinese Academy of Sciences project of desertification prevention of grassland in Inner-Mongolia. From 1991-1995 co-chaired the project of national Science and technology project titled Domenstration of Degraded land restoration in Bashangarea, Hebei. From 1996-2000, participated in the project titled shifting sand dune control in Tibet. From 2001 to 2005 Co-chair Chinese Academy of Sciences Project titled Water resourse-ecosystem-economics management in Heihe River Basin, Gansu Province, northern China. From 2006 to now, Chaired the key project of National Natural Science Foundation titled “Evapotranspiration of artificial oasis” in Middle reaches of Heihe River Basin.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bachelor degree of Soil and Water Conservation in Northwestern Forestry College from 1983-1987; Master degree of Desert-ecology in Desert Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1991-1993; _x000D_
Ph.D. of Geography in Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute , Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1999 to 2002.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1.Zhao, W., B. Liu, Z. Zhang (2010), Water requirements of maize in the middle Heihe River Basin, China, Agricultural Water Management, 97(2), 215-223. _x000D_
2.Zhao, W., G. Hu, Z. Zhang, Z. He (2008), Shielding effect of oasis-protection systems composed of various forms of wind break on sand fixation in an arid region: A case study in the Hexi Corridor, northwest China, Ecological Engineering, 33(2), 119-125. _x000D_
3.Zhao, W., Q. Li, H. Fang (2007), Effects of sand burial disturbance on seedling growth of Nitraria sphaerocarpa, Plant and Soil, 295(1), 95-102._x000D_
4.Zhao, W., X. Chang, Z. He, Z. Zhang (2007), Study on vegetation ecological water requirement in Ejina Oasis, Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 50(1), 121-129._x000D_
5.Zhao, W., H. Xiao, Z. Liu, J. Li (2005), Soil degradation and restoration as affected by land use change in the semiarid Bashang area, northern China, Catena, 59(2), 173-186.
Other activities
1. Key member of the J. of Chinese Applied Ecology editor board_x000D_
2. Board member of the Chinese Desert Association _x000D_
3. Board member of the Gansu Ecology Association _x000D_
4. Key member of the J. of China Desert editor board _x000D_
5. Key member of the Chinese J. of Arid Land Research editor board
1. UN prize for Success in Saving the Dryland _x000D_
2. First prize for Contribution to Science and Technology Development issued by Gansu province _x000D_
3. Second prize for Contribution to Science and Technology Development issued by Gansu province
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
320 Donggang West Road, 730000
Organisation city
Lanzhou, Gansu Province
Organisation country