Liu Shirong, President of Chinese Academy of Forestry
Dr. Liu Shirong, Han nationality, born in March 1962, in Liaoning Province, member of the Chinese Communist Party, researcher, PhD supervisor, chief scientist in forest ecology, national trans-century science and technology and receiver of the The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
Presently, Dr. Liu is the President and deputy secretary of the CPC sub-committee of CAF.
Dr. Liu holds the posts of executive member and deputy coordinator of Division 8-Forest Environment of International Union of Forest Research Organizations ( IUFRO ), member of the executive board of the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL), member of International Council for Science-CHINA (ICSU-CHINA), member of the national climate change expert committee, honorary president of the Chinese Society of Ecology and chairman of Committee on Forest Ecology of Chinese Society of Forestry. Dr. Liu is also the associate editor-in-chief of Acta Ecologica Sinica, Applied Ecology, Journal of Resources and Ecology, Journal of Beijing Forestry University and Journal of Forestry Research, and member of the editorial board of Plant Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Ecohydrology and Forestry.
Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Shenyang Agricultural University in 1984, master’s degree in forestry from Shenyang Agricultural University and started to work as the teaching assistant there in 1987, and doctoral degree in ecology from Northeast Forestry University in 1990. He was assigned to work at Research Institute of Forestry, CAF in 1990. Dr. Liu worked as the post-doctor in the University of Edinburgh of the U.K. from 1994 to 1995, visiting scholar at North Carolina State University of the U.S. from 1995 to 1996, deputy director general of Research Institute of Forest Ecological Environment of CAF from 1996 to 1998, director general of Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection of CAF from 1998 to 2004, vice president of CAF from 2004 to 2018, and secretary of the CPC committee of the International Center for Bamboo and Rattan from 2014 to 2018. Since 2018, Dr. Liu has been the President and deputy secretary of the CPC sub-committee of the CAF.
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on forest ecology, including structures and functions of forest ecosystems, ecological restoration of degraded natural forests, plantation soil degradation, long-term productivity maintenance and multi-goal management, forest ecological hydrology and response and adaptation of forests to climate change. Dr. Liu has received second-prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award for three times, first-prize of Liang Xi Forestry Science and Technology Award, third-prize of Science and Technology Progress Award at provincial or ministry level for three times, the Fourth Young Scientists Award and National Excellent Scientists Award. He has been the chief-editor and author of 10 academic monographs and published more than 300 articles athome and abroad, over 100 of which are of SCI. During the past five years, Dr. Liu has chaired the task of Mechanism of action of vegetation to carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles in forest ecosystems, in the project of Influence mechanism of organisms in the terrestrial ecosystem to carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles, a major project of the National Natural Science Foundation (2013–2017), the project of Climate change’s influence in forest water-carbon balance and adaptive ecological restoration, a special project of Public-Welfare Scientific Research in Forestry (2014-2017), and the project of Research and demonstration of sustainable management technologies of southwestern and tropical forests, from the Scientific and Technological Support Program in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2016). Dr. Liu is currently chairing the task of Optimizing ecosystem services of two shelters and three belts of the project of Research in restoration and protection of typical vulnerable ecosystems, from the National Key Research Plan in the 13th Five-Year Plan.