Prof. WAN Shiqiang Won the Ministry of Education Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Research of China Colleges and Universities in 2016

2017-02-28

On February 22nd, the Ministry of Education Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Research of China Colleges and Universities in 2016 (Science and Technology) was announced, and HENU project entitled “The Response from the Structure and Function of Terrestrial Ecosystems to Global Change” hosted by Professor WAN Shiqiang of HENU School of Life Science won the second prize of natural science award.

The award for outstanding achievements in scientific research of colleges and universities (science and technology) reviews once a year among all Chinese colleges and universities, which is an important science and technology award only next to the Three National Prizes.

This project focuses on the frontiers of global change research, systematically and deeply studies the driving factors of global change from the structure and function of grassland ecosystem in northern China and the response and mechanism of their interactions.

On February 27th, Elsevier released the list of “2016 Most Cited Chinese Researchers”, Professor WAN Shiqiang has been selected for three consecutive years in the field of environmental science since 2014.

Professor WAN Shiqiang has long been devoted himself to the research of global change ecology, and has carried out a series of original work in the field of global change driving factors affecting the growth of terrestrial plants and the ecosystem carbon cycle. He has published more than 100 SCI theses in international mainstream publications, including Nature, Nature Geoscience, Ecology Letters, Ecology, Global Change Biology, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, New Phytologist, etc. His total citations by SCI are over 4600, and the H index is 37.