Lu Qi
Author:   Source:   Time: 2016-11-10

LU, Qi, Ph.D. & Professor

Chief Scientist and Director,

Institute of Desertification Studies, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF)

Address:       P.O. Box 35, CAF Campus,

Institute of Desertification Studies, Beijing 100091, P. R. China

Phone:          +(8610) 6288 9072 (office)/ 139 1083 0860 (mobile)

Facsimile:     +(8610) 6282 4016/4099



1996.11-1997.01     MASHAV 7th International Course on Desert Agriculture, the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel

1995.07                   Ph.D. of Ecology, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China

1990.07                   M.Sc. of Forest Ecology, Forestry School, Guangxi University, P. R. China

1983.07                   B.Sc. of Forestry, Department of Forestry, Henan Agricultural University,

P. R. China


Dryland Sustainable Development

Integrated ecosystem management/Desert Ecology

Combating desertification/Land degradation


(Role assumed as Principle Investigator/Chief Scientist/Team Leader unless specified)

Sino-German Training and Support Measures for Desertification Control Programme Coordination Group (KfW, National Consultant, 2010~2013)

Integrated Monitoring and Assessment for Desert Ecosystem Service Functions (State Forestry Administration, 2010~2013)

Introduction of Measurement Technology for Plant Carbon Sequestration in Arid Areas (State Forestry Administration, 2008~2013)

Ecological Conservation and Regional Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Dunhuang Area (Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010~2012)

Writing Panel of China’s National Report on UNCCD Implementation (State Forestry Administration, 2010~2012)

PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems (OP12) – Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation (TA No. 4357), 2005-2006, Strategy and Action Plan Specialist, URS/Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Prevention and Control of Dust and Sandstorms in Northeast Asia, China, 2004-2005, Sandy Land Revegetation Specialist, ADB

China Initial National Communication on Climate Change, China, 2003-2004, Consultant for preparation for and author of the Report China Initial National Communication on Climate Change (funded by UNDP & GEF). China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) & UNDP

PRC/GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, China, 2001-2002, Staff Consultant on Land Degradation Specialist, ADB

Preparation for Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, Beijing, China, 2000-2001, Co-Team Leader, Ministry of Finance & ADB

Capacity Building for Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification Project, Beijing, China, 1997-2000, Project Coordinator, UNDP & Ministry of Forestry (now SFA)


Three National Awards on Scientific & Technological Progress (Second Class, 2006/2009/ 2010)

PRC National Award on International Science & Technology Cooperation (as Chinese Partner), 2008

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Award on Scientific & Technological Progress (First Class), 2008

Best Practices Award on indigenous technology in combating desertification and mitigating the effect of drought, by UNDP, 1998

SELETED PUBLICATIONS (Over 20 books & 180 papers)

Lu Qi, et al. A Study of Kumtagh Desert (in Chinese). Beijing: Science Press, 2012

Lu Qi, Wang Jihe, Chu Jianmin.  Desert Plant in China (Illustrated Handbook, in Chinese). Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House, 2012

Victor Squires, Lu XS, Lu Q, Wang T, Yang YL, eds. Rangeland Degradation and Recovery in China’s Pastoral Lands, England: CABI publisher, 2009

Li Junqing, Lu Qi et al. Studies on Populus euphratica Forest in Ejina Oasis. Beijing: Science Press, 2009

Lu Qi, Yang Youlin and Victor R. Squires. Regional Review of UNCCD Implementation and Best Practices in Asia and the Pacific — Case Studies from Australia, China, Mongolia, Thailand and Viet Nam. Beijing: Chinese Environmental Science Press, 2005

Jia Zhiqing & Lu Qi. Haloxylon. Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, 2005

Lu Qi, et al. Monitoring Methodology on Desert Ecosystem (in Chinese). Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, 2004

Lu Qi, et al. The Revelation: Combating Desertification in China (in Chinese). Beijing: Science Press, 2004

Lu Qi & Yang Youlin. Global Alarm: Dust Storms and Sandstorms in the World’s Drylands (in Chinese). Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, 2001 ; (in English, Ed by Yang Youlin, Victor Squre & Qi Lu). UN Publication (ISBN: 92-1-1201140-4), 2002

Lu Qi, et al. State of Desert & Desertification in China (in Chinese). Beijing: Kaiming Press, 2000

Lu Qi, et al. State of Desert & Desertification in China (in Chinese). Beijing: Kaiming Press, 2000

Hongxiao Yang, Jianmin Chu, Qi Lu[*] & Ting Gao. 2014. Relationships of native trees with grasses in a temperate, semi-arid sandy ecosystemof northern China. Applied Vegetation Science, 17: 338-345

Feng Yiming, Wu Bo, …..Lu Qi*. 2014. A study on classification system and inventory of Gobi. Acta Geographica Sinica, 69(3): 391-398

Feng Yiming, Wu Bo, …..Lu Qi*. 2013. Gobi Classification System Based on Remote Sensing Image Recognition. Journal of Desert Research, 33 (3): 635-641

Wang Yuerong, Lu Qi*, Zhou Jinxing, Cuiming. 2013. Assessment of the ecoservice value loss in Guizhou karst rocky deserts. Carsologica Sinica, 32(1): 88-94

Wang Feng, Xubin Pan, Dongfang Wang, Lu Qi*. 2013. Combating Desertification in China: Past, Present and Future. Land Use Policy, 31: 311-313

Zhang Jinxin, Wu Bo, Zhu Yajuan, Li Yonghua, Lu Qi*, Yao Bin. 2013. Responses of Nitraria tangutorum to water and photosynthetic physiology in rain enrichment scenario. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 33: 172-177

Cheng Leilei, Guo Hao, Lu Qi. 2013. Review on the Valuation of Desert Ecosystem Service Values. Journal of Desert Research, 33(1): 281-287

Shen Yuancun, Wang Xiuhong, Cong Richun, Lu Qi. 2013. Eco-geographical zoning of deserts and gobi in China. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment, 27(1): 1-13

Hongxiao Yang, Qi Lu, Bo Wu, Jintun Zhang. 2012. Seed dispersal of East Asian coastal dune plants via seawater short and long distance dispersal. Flora, 207: 701- 706

Wang Feng, Letort Véronique, Lu Qi*, BaiXuefeng, Guo Yan, Philippe de Reffye, Li Baoguo. 2012. A Functional and Structural Mongolian Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica) Model Integrating Architecture, Biomass and Effects of Precipitation. PLoS ONE 7 (8): e43531

WANG Guoqian, WANG Xuequan, WU Bo and Lu Qi*. 2012. Desertification and Its Mitigation Strategy in China. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 3(2): 97-104

Wang XH, SHEN YC, CONG RC*, Lu Qi. 2012. Conflicts Affecting Sustainable Development in West China since the Start of China’s Western Development Policy. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 3(3): 202-208.

Weimin Song, Shiping Chen, Bo Wu, Yajuan Zhu, Yadan Zhou, Yonghua Li, Yanli Cao, Qi Lu, Guanghui Lin. 2012. Vegetation cover and rain timing co-regulate the responses of soil CO2 efflux to rain increase in an arid desert ecosystem. Soil Biology & Biochemistry,  49: 114-123

Yonghua Li, Qi Lu*, Wu Bo, Zhu Yajuan, et al. 2012. A review of leaf morphology plasticity linked to plant response and adaptation characteristics in arid ecosystems. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 36(1): 88-98.

Wang F, Kang MZ, Lu Qi*, Letort V, Han H, Guo Y, de Reffye P, Li BG*. 2011. A stochastic model of tree architecture and biomass partitioning: application to Mongolian Scots pines. Annals of Botany, 107: 781-792

Wang F, Chu JM, Wang XQ, Cui XH, Wu B, Yang WB, Lu Qi*. 2011. A Study of Kumtag Desert: Progresses and Achievements. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2(2): 289-299

Yiming Feng, Qi Lu*, Bo Wu, Hongxia Liu, Xuequang Wang & Tengteng Che. 2011. 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. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 2011,18(4):357-365

Qi Lu, Xuequan Wang, Bo Wu and Hongxiao Yang. 2009. Can mobile sandy land be vegetated in the cold and dry Tibetan Plateau in China? Frontiers of Biology in China, 4(1): 1673-3509

Y. Feng, Q. Lu, T. Tokola, H. Liu, X. Wang. 2009. Assessment of Grassland Degradation in Guinan County, Qinghai Province, China, in the Past 30 Years. Land Degradation & Development, 20: 55-68

Li Yonghua, Luo Tiangxiang, Lu Qi. 2008. Plant height as a simple predictor of the root to shoot ratio: Evidence from alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Vegetation Science, 19: 245-252

Feng Yiming, Lu Qi, Wang Xuequan, et al. 2008. Land Desertification Dynamic Analysis Based on Remote Sensing in Guinan County of Qinghai Province. Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 23(6)633-638

Lu Qi, Wang Sen, Victor S, & Yang Youlin. 2006. Desertification and Dust Storms in China: Impacts, Root Causes and Mitigation Strategies. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology, 5(3): 22-35

H. Yang, Q. Lu, B. Wu, H. Yang, J. Zhang, & Y. Lin. 2006. Vegetation diversity and its application in sandy desert revegetation on Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Arid Environments, 65(4): 619-631

Tianxiang Luo, Yude Pan, Hua Ouyang, Peili Shi, Ji Luo, Zhenliang Yu, Qi Lu. 2004. Leaf area index and net primary productivity along Subtropical to alpine gradients in the Tibetan plateau. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 13(4): 345-358

Wu Bo & Lu Qi. 2002. Features of Desertification and Importance of Desertification Control in China. Natural Disaster Reduction in China, 11(4): 141-144

Lu Qi. 2002. Responses of Desertification to Global Climatic Change. Journal of China Population, Resources and Environment, 12(1): 95-98

Lu Qi, Zhang Dahua & Wang Hong. 2002. Combating Desertification and Rehabilitating Degraded Land with Science and Technology in Northwest China. Journal of China Population, Resources and Environment, 12(3): 99-102

Lu Qi & Yang Youlin. 2002. Causes of Sandstorm Disaster and Strategies against Desertification — a case study of Hexi Corridor in Northwest China. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology, 1(1): 63-72

Lu Qi & Wu B. 2002. Disaster Assessment and Economic Loss Budget of Desertification in China. Journal of China Population, Resources and Environment, 12(2): 29-33

Runcang. Sun, Q. Lu & X.F. Sun. 2001. Physico-chemical and thermal characterization of lignins from Calligonum mongoliacum and Tamarix spp. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 72(2): 229-238

Lu Qi. 2001. Improving Regional Eco-Environment by Combating Desertification. World Forestry Research, 14(6): 33-40

Lu Qi, 2000. Surpassing Limitation of Combating Desertification and Rebounding Industry development in dryland. Review of China Agricultural Science and Technology, 2(4): 7-16


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