Tang Shouzheng
Author:   Source:   Time: 2016-10-12

Tang Shouzheng, male, born in 1941, is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), counselor of the State Council, and chief scientist of Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF). He is a doctor, researcher, doctoral supervisor, expert in forest management, forestry mathematician, academic leader of forest management, national expert with outstanding contribution and special government allowances of the State Council, and member of the 9th and 10th national committee of CPPCC. He is now the honorary director of Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques (RIFRIT), CAF.

Experiences of Learning and Working:

He finished his college study in Beijing Forestry University (BFU), and started work in the 2nd forest investigation team of Ministry of Forestry.

He obtained Master and Doctor of Science in Probability and Statistics of the Mathematics Department, Beijing Normal University respectively in 1981 and 1985.

He has worked in Forestry Institute and RIFRIT since 1981.

He did postdoctoral research in University of New Brunswick from 1985 to 1986.

In 1990 he was listed as one of the international mathematicians by International Mathematical Society; in 1991 he was awarded as one of doctorate winners with outstanding contribution by the Degree Council of the State Council and the State Education Commission; in 1992 he obtained government special allowances; in 1995 he was selected as an academician of CAS; in 1994 he was awarded as one of the national young experts with outstanding contribution; in 2001 he was rated as one of the national outstanding workers in agriculture, science and technology; in 2006 he was engaged as the counselor of the State Council; he was awarded the outstanding contribution prize by 2012 Green China Focus Character; in 2013 he was rated as one of the national excellent workers in science and technology in the 5th selection; in 2014 he was awarded as one of the national outstanding talents with professional skills in the 5th selection.

Now he is the honorary director of the Information Institute, BFU, adjunct professor of BFU, distinguished professor of Northeast Forestry University, Executive vice editor in chief of Scientia Silvae Sinicae, honorary president of Forest Management Society, Chinese Society of Forestry (CSF), honorary president of Computer Application Branch, CSF, etc.

He theoretically proved that the tree average diameter measured by caliper scale in all directions equaled the diameter measured by the diameter tape, solving the argument of tree diameter measuring by these two tools. He presided and completed the project of forest resources modernized operation and management skills of Chinese southern man-made timber production forest, and designed the management model of forest resources operation and management made up of the three feedback circles: decision-making, information and implementation. He successfully applied the overall growing model of all forests into the integrated operation and management of man-made forest, and proposed operation measures of quantitative assessment with results of an internationally leading level. He also presided and completed the project of measuring techniques of forest biomass connected with the forest resources investigation, which first raised the joint estimation method of non-linear model and solved the compatibility problem of biomass model. The biomass model of 11 tree species (groups) that is studied and constructed by him was the first compatible biomass model in the world. He presided and completed the project of the application of multiple statistical analyses in forestry and research on IBM-PC serial programs, and systematically introduced the modern method of numerical analysis into Chinese forestry production, scientific research and teaching for the first time, posing a significant influence on the production, scientific research and teaching of forestry. He presided the development of a forestry statistical analysis software with proprietary intellectual property rights, ForStat, which has gained a wide application all over the country. He has won the 2nd prize of national advance in science and technology twice (he presided), the 3rd prize of national advance in science and technology once, the 1st prize of municipal advance in science and technology twice (he presided), the 2nd prize of municipal advance in science an technology three times (twice of which he presided) and the 3rd prize of municipal advance in science and technology twice (once of which he presided); he has published 7 monographs and one translation, edited 5 collected works and published over 140 papers at home and abroad.