Yong-Guan Zhu, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yongguan (Y-G) Zhu, Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, currently works in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), he is the director general of the Institute of Urban Environment in Xiamen. He has been working on soil-plant interactions, with special emphasis on rhizosphere microbiology, metal biogeochemistry and plant phosphorus nutrition. Before joined CAS in 2002, he was working as a postdoctoral fellow in The University of Adelaide, Australia. He obtained his BSc in soil science from the former Zhejiang Agricultural University in 1989, and MSc in soil science from the Institute of Soil Science, CAS in 1992, and then a PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998.
Dr Zhu serves as a Member, Standing Advisory Group of Nuclear Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Associate Editor, Environmental Pollution; Advisory Editorial Board, Trends in Plant Science; Marschner Reviews Editor, Plant and Soil; Advisor, New Phytologist and Editorial board, Environment International.
Professor Zhu has published extensively in the last ten years, so far over 150 papers have been published in international journals, including Environmental Science and Technology, Plant Physiology, Environmental Microbiology, Trends in Plant Science, New Phytologist, Environmental Pollution, Plant and Soil etc. These publications have attracted more than 3300 citations with an H-index of 31.
Presentation Title: Managing urban biogeochemical processes for sustainable urbanization
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