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Independent experts nominated by country party

Xinrong Li

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Job function
Division Of Ecology And Agriculture,
Telephone number
86 931 8273894
Work experience
1997-2000, training coordinator, capacity building for implementation of UN convention to combat desertification in the Inner Mongolia(UNDP), devised and ran 7different modules of training on desert and grasslands management for local officials, farmers and extension offi-cers; 2000-2003, leading a team undertaking ecological and landscape mapping and resource assessment to provide recommendations to CAS and local government in relation to better techniques to promote restoration and biodiversity conservation in grasslands management. _x000D_
More than 500 people were educated through the two projects, and more than 20% of them are the females. 2003-now, more than 50 foreign students and officials from abroad come to Shapotou station to learn the techniques about combating desertification every year. And now, more than 10 scientific projects relating ecological restoration in desert areas are conducted.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph. D, Biology, Moscow State University, 1995
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Li, X. R., H. J. Tan, M. Z. He, X. P. Wang, X. J. Li, 2009. Patterns of shrubs species richness and abundance in relation to environmental factors on the Alxa Plateau: prerequisities for conserving shrub diversity in extreme arid desert regions. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 52: 669-680. _x000D_
2. Li, X. R., Jia, R. L., Chen, Y, W., Huang, L., Zhang, P., 2011. Association of ant nests with successional stages of biological soil crusts in the Tennger Desert, Northern China. _x000D_
Applied Soil Ecology, 47: 59-66 _x000D_
3. Li, X. R., DS. Kong, H. J. Tan, X. P. Wang, 2007. Changes in soil and in vegetation following stabilisation of dune in southeastern fringe of the Tengger Desert, China. Plant_x000D_
and Soil, 300: 221-231 _x000D_
4. Li X. R., H. L. Xiao et al., 2004. Long-term ecosystem effects of sand-binding vegetation in Shapotou region of Tengger Desert, Northern China. Restoration Ecology, 12: 376-390_x000D_
5. Li X. R., Ma, F. Y., Xiao, H. L., et al., 2004. Long-term effects of revegetation on soil water content of sand dunes in arid region of northern China. Journal of Arid Environments, 57:1-16.
Other activities
1. Member of Consultative Committee of Yinchuan City Government, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China _x000D_
2. Council member of Ecological Society of China (ESC) _x000D_
3. Council member of Chinese Ecological Engineering Society (CEES _x000D_
4. Council member of Chinese Grassland Management Society (CGMS) _x000D_
5. Consultant of Agriculture Experts of Gansu Province, China (CAEGP)
1. Prize of Chinese Science and Technical Development Foundation, 2002 _x000D_
2. Honorary Prize of Chinese Excellent Scientific Staff for Desertification Control, 2003_x000D_
3. National Grade II Prize of Science and Technology Progress, 2009
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
320 Donggang West Road
Organisation city
Organisation country