Prof. Wu Zhongmin, born in 1964 at Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, graduated from Zhejiang University for bachelor in 1987,and graduated from the Chinese Academy of Forestry for master degree in 2009. Now, He is the director of the Long-term Research Station of Forest Ecosystems in Nanling Mountain, Guangdong, the Chinese Academy of Forestry. Prof. Wu Zhongmin has got 1 second class prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 first class and 1 third class prizes of Science and Technology Progress Award at provincial or ministry level. He has been co-editor and co-author of 4 academic monographs and published over 50 science papers both at home and abroad.
Prof. Wu Zhongmin has long been engaged in the study of tropical and sub-tropical forest ecosystems, covering soil ecology, nutrient cycling, C storage in forest soil and CO2 emission from forest soil, the impact of extreme climate events(such as Typhoon, ice-storm) to forest and soil etc.
Prof. Wu Zhongmin formulated the new concept of “Abnormal Litterfall”, described the differences between litterfall and abnormal litterfall ,and the ecological significances of abnormal litterfall, and presented some methods for measuring to the abnormal litterfall caused by ice/snow disaster, typhoon and geological disaster.
Main science papers as follows:
1. Wu Zhong-min, Lu Jun-pei, Du Zhi-hu, Litter Product and Storage in the Natural and Regenerated Tropical Montane Rain Forests at Jianfengling, Hainan Island, Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 18(4),306-313, 1994.
2. Wu Zhongmin, Zhou Guangyi, Ecological influences of slash-and-burn agriculture in the tropical areas of China，AMBIO，Vol.20，No.3：210-211，1996.
3. Wu Zhongmin, Zeng Qingbo, Li Yide, Zhou Guangyi, ChenBufeng, Du Zhihu and Lin Mingxian, A Preliminary Research on the Carbon Storage and CO2 Release of the Tropical Forest Soils in Jianfengling,Hainan Island,China, Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 21(5),416-423, 1997.
4. Wu Zhongmin, Li Yide, Zhou Guangyi, Chen Bufeng, Abnormal Litterfall and its Ecological Significance, SCIENTIA SILVAE SINICAE, Vol.44, No.11,Nov.,2008.
5. Wu Zhongmin, Research on the Forest Abnormal Litter-fall Caused by Extreme Climate Events in Southern China, 2009, Chinese Academy of Forestry.