Zhou Benzhi
Author:     Time: 2016-11-09

Zhou Benzhi

Address:  73 Daqiao Rd., Fuyang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P. R. China

Phone:  +86-571-63101053                        

E-mail:   boozex@gmail.com


PhD,     Forest cultivation, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 2006

M. S,    Ecology, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 1996

B. S,     Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, 1993


2010- present     Professor, Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry (RISF-CAF)

2003–2009         Associate Professor, RISF-CAF

2000-2002          Assistant Professor, RISF-CAF

1999-2000          Visiting Scientist, School of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana State University, USA

1996-1998          Assistant Professor, RISF-CAF


Principal Investigator, Modeling of photosynthetic responses of plants to environmental factors, RBM 500,000 yuan, State Forestry Administration, 2014-2017

Principal Investigator,  Revegetation and maintenance of shoot-oriented bamboo stands, RMB 500,000 yuan, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2012-2016

Principal Investigator,  Distribution patterns of soil carbon in subtropical bamboo forest, RMB 340,000 yuan, State Forestry Administration, 2011-2014

Principal Investigator, Experiment and demonstration of technique for construction of water-source-nourishing forest in Fuchunjiang River Basin, RMB 1,200,000 yuan, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2006-2010

Principal Investigator, Monitoring dynamics of bamboo forest belowground system with Minirhizotron technique, RMB 200,000 yuan, National Science Foundation of China, 2004-2006

Principal Investigator, Root architecture of bamboo seedling and its response to water and nutrient supply, RMB 90,000 yuan, National Science Foundation of China, 2008-2009

Principal Investigator, Biomechanics of bamboo belowground system and implication to slope stability, RMB 70,000 yuan, Provincial Science Foundation of Zhejiang, 2006-2007

Selected Publications

Benzhi Zhou, Lianhong Gu, Yihui Ding, et al. 2011. The great 2008 Chinese ice storm, its socioeconomic-ecological impact, and sustainability lessons learned. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92, 47–60.doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS2857.1

Benzhi Zhou, Zhengcai Li, Xiaoming Wang, et al. 2011, Impact of the 2008 Ice Storm on Moso Bamboo Plantation in Southeast China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, G00H06, doi:10.1029/20029JG001234

Benzhi Zhou, Xiaoming Wang, Yonghui Cao, Weijian Kong, Yilin Tang. 2012, Water and Soil Conservation Characteristics for Two Typical Subtropical Forests in Southeast China, Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 518-523, pp 4827-4831, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.518-523.4827.

Ying Sun, Lianhong Gu, Robert E Dickinson and Benzhi Zhou. 2012. Forest greenness after the massive 2008 Chinese ice storm: integrated effects of natural processes and human intervention, Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2012) 7pp

Xiaogai Ge, Benzhi Zhou*, Yilin Tang. 2014. Litter production and nutrient dynamic on a Moso Bamboo plantation following an extreme disturbance of 2008 ice storm. Advances in Meteorology 2014,5:1-10 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/750865

Qian Li, Benzhi Zhou*, Xiaoming Wang, Xiaogai Ge,Yonghui Cao. 2014, Drought effects on vegetation carbon storage in a moso bamboo forest in northern Zhejiang: results of a throughfall exclusion experiment. Advanced Materials Research Vols. 864-867 (2014) pp 2715-2718 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.864-867.2715

Xu Shenghua, Zhou Benzhi*, Li Qian, et al. 2014. Effects of extreme drought on soil respiration in the Phyllostachys pubescens forest. Chinese Agriculture Science Bulletin,  30(1):58-62

Li Qian, Zhou Benzhi*, An Yanfei, et al. 2014. Root system distribution and biomechanical characteristics of Bambusa oldhami. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 25(5):1319-1326

Yilin Tang, Benzhi Zhou*, Xiaogai Ge, Xiaoming Wang, Qian Li. 2013. Leaf-litter decomposition dynamic, carbon loss and nutrient return for moso bamboo forest with different litter mass accumulation. Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 726-731 (2013) pp 4222-4225 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.726-731.4222

Tang Yilin, Zhou Benzhi*, Deng Zongfu, et al. 2013. Dynamics of Litterfall at Different Altitudes in Moso Bamboo Plantations. Forest Research, 26(2): 214-219

Yilin Tang, Benzhi Zhou* and Qian Li. 2012. Fine root decomposition dynamics in moso bamboo forest of southeast China, Advanced Materials Research Vols. 518-523: 5395-5400. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.518-523.5395.

Wang Gang, Zhou Benzhi*, Li Xiaojing, et al. 2012. Carbon storage and vertical spatial distribution of Dendrocalamopsis vario-striata ecosystem. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 20(1): 72-77

Kong Weijian, Zhou Benzhi*, An Yanfei, et al. 2010. A Primary Study on the Ecohydrological Effects of Bamboo Plantation. Forest Research, 23(5): 713-718.

Kong Weijian, Zhou Benzhi*, Gu xiaojing, et al. 2009. Analysis on the caloric values of Bambusa wenchouensis and Dendrocalamopsis vario-striata. Scientia Silvae Sincae, 45(8): 108-112

An Yanfei, Zhou Benzhi*. 2009. Research on Structure and Biomechanics of Bamboo’s Underground System: A Review. Chinese Agriculture Science Bulletin, 2501):83-88

An Yanfei, Zhou Benzhi*, Wen Conghui, et al. 2009. Effects of Different Management Patterns on Root System Structure and Biomass of Bambusa oldhami. Forest Research, 22(1):1-6

Zhou Benzhi, Fu Maoyi. 2008. Rhizome and Root System Structure of Phyllostachys edulis Stand under Extensive Management. Forest Research, 21(2): 217-221

Zhou Benzhi, Fu Maoyi. 2008. Fine Root Production and Turnover of Phyllostachys pubescens stands in Miaoshanwu Nature Reserve. Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Jiangxiensis, 30(2): 239-245

Zhou Benzhi, Zhang Shougong and Fu Maoyi. 2007. Minirhizotrona new technique for plant root system research: its inventiondevelopment and application. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 26(2): 253-260

Zhou Benzhi, Fu Maoyi, Yang Xiaosheng, et al. 2006. Energy-oriented Bamboo Species Resources and Potential for Exploitation. World Forestry Research, 19(6): 49-52

Zhou Benzhi, Fu Maoyi, Xie Jinzhong, et al. 2005. Ecological Functions of Bamboo Forest: Research and Application. Journal of Forestry Research. 16(2): 143-147

Zhou Benzhi, Fumaoyi. 2004. Review on Bamboos Below-ground Rhizome-root System Research. Forest Research, 17(4): 533-540

Zhou Benzhi, Wu Liangru and Zou Yueguo. 1999. Aboveground Biomass of Dendrocalamus latiflorus Plantation in South Fujian. Forest Research, 12(1): 47-52

Zhou Benzhi. 1999. Rules Governing Shooting and Growing of Dendrocalamus latiflorus. Forest Research, 12(5): 461-466

Benzhi Zhou, Xiaoming Wang, Cao Yonghui, et al. 2013. Study on Typical North Subtropical Forest Ecosystems, China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, ISBN 978-7-5038-7209-7

Fu Maoyi, Xie Jinzhong, Zhou Benzhi, et al. 2007. Technical Manual on Sympodial Bamboos Cultivation. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, ISBN: 978-7-5038-4484-3

* Corresponding Author


An Yanfei, Master, Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry (RISF-CAF), 2006-2009

Kong Weijian, Master degree, RISF-CAF, 2007-2010

Wang Gang, Master degree, RISF-CAF, 2008-2011

Li Xiaojing, Master degree, RISF-CAF, 2009-2012

Tang Yiling, Master degree, RISF-CAF, 2010-2013

Li Qian, Master degree, RISF-CAF, 2011-2014

Liu Xiu, PhD candidate, RISF-CAF, 2013-

Tang Xingling, PhD candidate, RISF-CAF, 2014-

Honors and Awards

Candidate of New Century “151” Talents Program of Zhejiang, 2007

Second Prize for 14th Award of Excellent Scientific Paper of Zhejiang, 2006

Study Abroad Scholarship Award, China Scholarship Council, 1998

Professional Memberships

Standing committee member, Branch of Forest ecology, China Forest Society

Standing committee member, Branch of Forest ecology, Zhejiang Forest Society