Feng Yiming
Author:   Source:   Time: 2016-11-10

Mr. Feng Yiming, professor of desert monitoring, Ph.D, supervisor for Ph.D student, working in Institute of desertification studies, Chinese Academy of Forestry. General secretary, vice president of the Combating Gobi Committee, China National Sand Control and Desert Industry Society. Having conducted research on the application of information techniques (including GIS, RS, statistical and numerical analysis and computer) in combating desertification and ecosystem management for about 18 years.

Areas of specialisation

  • Using the techniques of GIS, RS, GPS, statistical and numerical analysis and computer to study land desertification and ecosystem management;
  • Software development of GIS, RS, MIS, statistical and numerical analysis.

Personal Data

  • Date of birth: Aug. 20, 1971            
  • Place of birth: Henan Province, China 
  • Nationality: Han
  • Marital status: Married

Education background

  • 2006,11-2007,11, A visiting scholar studying in Helsinki University, Finland. Conducting cooperation research on: (1) to estimate forest stand factors by RS techniques; (2) to develop management information system of forestry resource.
  • 2001 - 2004, D.Sc. in Forestry, Chinese Academy Forestry, China. The title of dissertation "Spatial Statistics and Its Application Study in Mapping and Image Processing of Forest".
  • 1995-1998, M.Sc. in forestry, Henan Agricultural University, China. The title of dissertation is "Establishment of Urban Forestry Resource Geographical Information System and Its Application".

Employment Record

  • 1998-2010, Institute of Forestry Resource Information Techniques (IFRIT), Chinese Academy Forestry (CAF), China.
  • 2010-present, Institute of Desertification Studies, CAF, China.

Working experience-Main presided projects

  • Name of assignment or project: Comprehensive ecological background survey of gobi desert

Year:                          January 2011 – December 2014                     

Location:  Gansu Province, Xingjiang Province, and Inner Mongolia, China

Main project features:  Selected the main distribution area of the Gobi Desert and conducted a comprehensive, ecological background survey including climate, water, soil, and flora and fauna survey.

Positions held:                 Team Leader                                               

Activities performed:  As the team leader, I am responsible for the program roundly.

  • Name of assignment or project: Estimation of the carbon storage of the desert ecological system

Year:                          January 2011 – December 2014                     

Location:  Gansu Province, China

Main project features:  Using the improved CASA model to estimate the carbon flux of the desert ecological system.

Positions held:                 Team Leader                                               

Activities performed:  As the team leader, I am responsible for the program roundly.

  • Name of assignment or project: Desertification monitoring by Remote Sensing, GIS and computer techniques

Year:                          2010 – Present                                                    

Location:                            Beijing, China                                            

Main project features:  Monitoring desertification in China

Positions held:                 Team leader                                                

Activities performed:  Adopting the remote sensing, GIS and computer techniques to monitor land desertification. Some results are as follows.1) Sandification land information extraction based on Object-oriented Classification Method, 2013; 2) Gobi information extraction study based on Decision Tree Classification method, 2013; 3) Land use dynamics of Alpine-cold desertified area in the Qinhai-Tibetan Plateau in the last 30 years: a case study in Guinan County, Qinghai Province, China, 2011 etc.

  • Name of assignment or project: Regulation on collecting and transmitting of remote observation data for desertification ecological systems

Year:                          January 2012 – December 2013                     

Location:                            Beijing, China                                            

Main project features:  To constitute the regulation on collecting and transmitting of remote observation data by WSN (Wireness Sensing Net) for desertification ecological systems

Positions held:                 Team leader                                                

Activities performed:  As the team leader, I am responsible for the program roundly.

  • Name of assignment or project: Watershed Management on Forest Land Beijing

Year:                          March 2011 – May 2011                                    

Location:                            Beijing, China                                            

Client:  KFW, Germany for Sino-German Project                            

Main project features:  Optimizing the sustainable forest management planning and its implementation in the WMFLB

Positions held:                 Expert                                                           

Activities performed:  Primary activities included: 1) Analyze the technical options to prepare FMP (Forest Management Plan) based data of the Second class forest inventory and aerial photos; 2)Develop suggestions to integrate the project monitoring standards into the regular monitoring standards of the Municipal Forestry Design and Inventory Institute; 3) Support the further development of improved monitoring practices, including the mapping and inventory methods (use of orthophoto maps); 4) Provide programs to PMC for GIS-based FMP and planning and implementation sheets; 5)Write guidelines for the inventory for FMP and monitoring.

Main achievements

  • Having presided over 20 projects in this period, which were funded by different channels, such as Ministry of Science and Technology of P.R.C., STORAENSO company of Finland, National Science Foundation of China, and State Forestry Administration etc.
  • Having published about 70 academic papers, while first author is 53 papers, and 5 papers were indexed by SCI, 2 papers were indexed by EI, on Remote Sensing application, GIS application, computer techniques, land desertification monitor, forest resource management etc.
  • Having published 17 monographs, while 3unattached book, 14 cooperating author book.
  • Having gotten 1 invention patent-“Quantitive estimation the stand crown by Geostatistics based on high-resolution remote sensing images”.
  • Having gotten 2 software copyright, one is “Forestry subcompartment division system by remote sening techniques”, the other is “Forestry spatial statistic analysis system”.
  • Having gotten 2 standards, one is “Regulation on Processing and Application of SPOT-5 Satellite Image for Forest Resource Inventory”, the other is " Regulation on collecting and transmitting of remote observation data for desertification ecological systems ".

Contacting information

Email: fengym@caf.ac.cn  or  fengyiming2003@caf.ac.cn

Telephone: 086-10-62824087