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Name: DENG Xiangzheng;

Current appointment: Professor

Education: PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Areas of Specialization: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Land Change Science; Large Scale Hydrology; Ecosystem Services and Functions; Urbanization and Global Environment Change; Sustainability-based Decision Making.

Contact: 11A Datun Road, Anwai, Beijing, China, 100101

Telephone: 86-10-6488-8980; Fax: 86-10-6488-6533; Email: dengxz.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn

Professional snapshot

  Around ten years of experiences in land use modeling, environmental monitoring and assessment, regional planning, sustainability-based decision making and project formulation and development of strategies for regional sustainable development. Have worked in formulation of implementation framework for various projects mainly including:

  Effects and policy implications of cultivated land changes on grain security in the North China Plain, NSFC grant, Jan 2006-Dec 2008, PI;

  Assessment of the cultivated land productivity and exploring the conservation policies of cultivated land between regions, NSFC grant, Jan 2007-Dec 2009, PI;

  GIS-based forest inventory and policy simulation for the state forest regions in Northeast China, NSFC-IIASA grant, Jan 2008-Dec 2011, PI;

  Spatial patterns and Evolving Mechanism of Cultivated Land Conversion in the North China Plain, NSFC grant, Jan 2012-Dec 2015, PI;

  Impact Assessment and Optimal Management of Land Uses, NSFC grant, Jan 2013-Dec 2016, PI;

  Decision Support System and Integrated Study for the Water Management in the Hehei River Basin, NSFC Grant, Jan 2014-Dec 2017, PI;

  Monitoring and Assessment Technologies for the National Ecological Restoration Projects of China, MOST Grant, Jun 2006 – Jun 2009, PI;

  Integration of the simulation on the climatic and ecological effects of land cover and land use change and the scenario-based analyses, MOST grant, Jun 2010-Jun 2014, PI;

  Integration of the simulation on the climatic and ecological effects of land cover and land use change and the scenario-based analyses, MOST grant, Jun 2010-Jun 2014, PI;

  Integrated Study and Demonstrations on the National Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment of China, MOST grant, Jun 2013-Jun 2016, PI;

  Monitoring Technologies for the Implementation of Land Use Planning in the Low Hill and Gentle Slope Areas of China, MLR grant, Jun 2013-Jun 2015, PI;

  Development and Implementation of Emission Reduction Strategies on Lake Nutrients of Nitrogen and Phosphorous, China State Major Project for Water Pollution Control and Management, Jun 2008 – June 2011, PI;

  The Impacts of Climate Change on Social-Economic Systems and Adaptation Strategies. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology of the Peoples’ Republic of China, Participant, MOST grant, June 2012- Aug. 2016, PI;

  Multi-scale and multi-sensor analysis of urban cluster development and agricultural land loss in China and India, NASA grant, Jan 2009-Dec 2012,Co- PI;

  Impacts of the Carbon Sequestration Management on the Agricultural Production in China, CAS grant, Jan 2006 – Dec 2009, PI;

  Development Strategy for the Agricultural Sector and Rural area in the New Era, CAS grant, Jan 2006 – Dec 2009, PI;

  Impacts of El Nino-Southern Oscillation Events (ENSO) on Chinese Rice Production and the World Rice Market, US NSF, Jun 2008 – Dec 2009, Participant and Project Coordinator;

  Landscape diversity and ecosystem services in agricultural ecosystems: implications for sustainable growth and rural poverty in China, ESPA grant, Jan 2010-Dec 2012, Co- PI.

  Strategy and Policies on Environment and Development in Western China, CCICED grant, June 2011-Dec 2012, Task Force Coordinator

Work experience

  2011.01—: Professor, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

  2011.08—2012.12: Project Leader and Coordinator, Task force on Policies and Strategies on the Environment and Development of Western China, CCICED.

  2007.12—2010.12: Associate Professor, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

  2006.09—2007.12: Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Development, Stanford University, US.

  2006.06—2006.09: Visiting Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

  2005.10—2006.06: Associate Professor, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP).

Major academic achievements

  Innovative approach of and empirical studies on land use competition and optimization;

  Integrate econometrics methodologies and spatial analysis approaches into the study on dynamics and consequences of land system change;

  Development of a Computable General Equilibrium of Land Use Changes (CGELUC) model and a Dynamics of Land System (DLS) model;

  Development of an Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting matrix of China;

  Published over 150 peer reviewed journal papers;

  Six monographs.

Major academic services

  Steering Scientific Committee (SSC) member, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), IHDP, 2010-.

  Consultant, Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation project, NERC, ESRC and DfID, UK, 2009-2012.

  Consultant, Environment-friendly ecological agriculture development strategy research project for the Yellow River Basin response to climate change, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008-2010.

  Consultant, Guangxi Integrated Forestry Development and Conservation Project, World Bank, 2005-2010.

  Editorial Board Member, Journal of Regional Environmental Change, 2009-.

  Editorial Board Member, Journal of Land Use Science, 2014-.

Selected Publications

  Zhang, Qian, Jeremy Wallace, Xiangzheng Deng, Karen C. Seto. Central versus local states: Which matters more in affecting China’s urban growth? Land Use Policy, 2014, 38, 487-496.

  Fang Yin, Xiangzheng Deng, Qin Jin, Yongwei Yuan, Chunhong Zhao, 2014. The impacts of climate change and human activities on grassland productivity in Qinghai Province, China, Frontiers of Earth Science, 8(1): 93-103.

  Zhou, Ke, Jikun Huang, Xiangzheng Deng, Wopke van der Werf, Wei Zhang, Yanhui Lu, Kongming Wu, Feng Wu. Effects of land use and insecticides on natural enemies of aphids in cotton: First evidence from smallholder agriculture in the North China Plain, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 183, 176-184.

  Jiang, Li, Enjun Ma and Xiangzheng Deng, Impacts of Irrigation on the Heat Fluxes and Near-Surface Temperature in an Inland Irrigation Area of Northern China, Energies 2014, 7(3), 1300-1317, doi:10.3390/en7031300.

  Li, Man, Junjie Wu, Xiangzheng Deng. Identifying Drivers of Land Use Change in China: A Spatial Multinomial Logit Model Analysis, Land Economics, 2013, 89(4): 632-654.

  Jiang, Li, Xiangzheng Deng, Karen C. Seto. The impact of urban expansion on agricultural land use intensity in China, Land Use Policy, 2013, 35, 33-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.04.011.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Yingzhi Lin, Qingling Shi. Interactions between Climate, Socioeconomics, and Land Dynamics in Qinghai Province, China: A LUCD Model-Based Numerical Experiment, Advances in Meteorology, 2013, Volume 2013, Article ID 297926, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/297926

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Chunhong Zhao, and Haiming Yan. Systematic Modeling of Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Regional Climate: A Review, Advances in Meteorology, 2013, Volume 2013, Article ID 317678, 11 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/317678.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Zhihui Li, Jikun Huang, Qingling Shi, Yanfei Li. A Revisit to the Impacts of Land Use Changes on the Human Wellbeing via Altering the Ecosystem Provisioning Services, Advances in Meteorology, 2013, Volume 2013, Article ID 907367, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/907367.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jiyuan Liu, Yingzhi Lin, Chenchen Shi. A Framework for the Land Use Change Dynamics Model Compatible with RCMs, Advances in Meteorology, 2013, Volume 2013, Article ID 658941, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/658941.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Haiyue Zhong, Xuemei Bai, Tao Zhao and Miao Wang. Opportunities and challenges for development of urbanization in Western China, Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, 2013, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10042857.2013.835545.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jianzhi Han and Fang Yin, 2012. Net energy, CO2 emission and land-based cost-benefit analyses of Jatropha biodiesel: a case study of the Panzhihua region of Sichuan province in China, Energies, 5, 2150-2164.

  Jiang, Li, Xiangzheng Deng, Karen C Seto, 2012. Multi-level modeling of urban expansion and cultivated land conversion for urban hotspot counties in China, Landscape and Urban Planning, 108 (2-4): 131-139.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Emi Uchida, Scott Rozelle, John Gibson, Pressure cookers or pressure valves: Do roads lead to deforestation in China? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2011, 61(1): 79-94.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Qiuqiong Huang, Scott Rozelle, John Gibson, Do roads lead to grassland degradation or restoration? A case study in Inner Mongolia, China, Environment and Development Economics, 2011, 16(6): 751-773

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Yonghong Zhao, Feng Wu, Yingzhi Lin, Qi Lu, Jing Dai, Analysis of the Trade-off between Economic Growth and the Reduction of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in the Poyang Lake Watershed, China, Ecological Modelling, 2011, 222(2): 330-336.

  Gibson, John, Xiangzheng Deng, Geua Boe-Gibson, Scott Rozelle and Jikun Huang, 2011, Which Households are Most Distant from Health Centers in Rural China? Evidence from a GIS Network Analysis, Geojournal, 76: 245-255.

  Liu, Jiyuan and Xiangzheng Deng, 2011, Impacts and Mitigation of Climate Change on Chinese Cities, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2011, 3: 188-192.

  Jiang, Qun’ou, Xiangzheng Deng, Jinyan Zhan and Shujin He, 2011, Estimation of Land Production and its Response to Cultivated Land Conversion in North China Plain, Chinese Geographical Science, 21(6): 685-694.

  Zhao, Huixia, Emi Uchida, Xiangzheng Deng and Scott Rozelle, 2011, Do Trees Grow with the Economy? A Spatial Analysis of the Determinants of Forest Cover Change in Sichuan, China, Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 50 No. 1(2011): 61-82.

  Olivia, Susan, John Gibson, Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, Xiangzheng Deng, 2011. Mapping poverty in rural China: how much does the environment matter? Environment and Development Economics, 16, 129-153 doi:10.1017/S1355770X10000513.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Emi Uchida, Economic Growth and the Expansion of Urban Land in China, Urban Studies, 2010, 47(4): 813-843.

  Deng, Xiangzheng Qunou Jiang, Quansheng Ge and Linsheng Yang, Impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the Giant Panda Nature Reserves in China, Journal of Mountain Sciences, 2010,7: 197–206.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Fangbin Qiao, Rosamond L. Naylor, Walter P. Falcon, Marshall Burke, Scott Rozelle, David Battisti. Impacts of El Nino-Southern Oscillation events on China’s rice production, Journal of Geographical Science, 2010, 20(1): 3-16.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jiang Qunou, Zhan Jinyan, He Shujin, Lin Yingzhi, Simulation on the dynamics of forest area changes in Northeast China, Journal of Geographical Sciences. 2010, 20(4): 495-509.

  Liu, Jiyuan, Xiangzheng Deng, Progress of the research methodologies on the temporal and spatial process of LUCC, 2010, 55(14): 1354-1362.

  Wu, Weiguang, Jikun Huang, Xiangzheng Deng, Potential land for plantation of Jatropha Curcas as feedstocks for biodiesel in China, 2010, 53(1): 120-127.

  Yin, Runsheng, Qing Xiang, Jintao Xu, Xiangzheng Deng, Modeling the driving forces of the land use and land cover changes along the upper Yangtze river of China, Environmental Management, 2010, 45: 454-465.

  Zhao, Shuqing, Shuguang Liu, Runsheng Yin, Zhengpeng Li, Yulin Deng, Kun Tan, Xiangzheng Deng, David Rothstein, Jiaguo Qi, Quantifying terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in the Jinsha watershed, upper Yangtze, China from 1975 to 2000, Environmental Management, 2010, 45: 466-475.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Qunou Jiang, Hongbo Su, Feng Wu. Trace forest conversions in Northeast China with a 1-km area percentage data model. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing,2010, 893, 1-13.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Ge Quansheng, Xu Zhigang, Wang Shaoqiang, Su Hongbo, Jiang Qunou, Du Jifu, Lin Yingzhi, Immediate impacts of the Wenchuan Earthquake on the prices and productions of grain and pork products, Front. Earth Sci. China 2009, 3(1): 1–826.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Hongbo Su, Jinyan Zhan. Integration of Multiple Data Sources to Simulate the Dynamics of Land Systems. Sensors, 2008, 8, 620-634.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Emi Uchida. Growth, Population and Industrialization and Urban Land Expansion of China, Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, 63: 96-115.

  Liu, Yansui, Wang Jieyong, Deng Xiangzheng, Rocky Land Desertification and its Driving Forces in the Karst Areas of Rural Guangxi, Southwest China, Journal of Mountain Science, 2008, 5(4): 350-357.

  Huang, Jikun, Lifen Zhu and Xiangzheng Deng, 2007. Regional Differences and Determinants of Build-up Area Expansion in China, Science in China: Series D Earth Sciences, Vol. 50 No.12 (2007), pp: 1835-1843.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Emi Uchida, 2006. Cultivated Land Conversion and Potential Agricultural Productivity in China, Land Use Policy, 23,372-384.

  Xu, Zhigang, Xu Jintao, Deng Xiangzheng, Huang Jikun, Emi Uchida and Scott Rozelle. Grain for Green versus Grain: Conflict between Food Security and Conservation Set-Aside in China. World Development, 2006, 34(1): 130-148.

  Liu, Jiyuan, Mingliang Liu, Hanqin Tian, Dafang Zhuang, Zengxiang Zhang, Wen Zhang, Xianming Tang and Xiangzheng Deng, Spatial and temporal patterns of China's cropland during 1990–2000: An analysis based on Landsat TM data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 98, 4, 2005, 442-456.

  Liu, Jiyuan, Zhan Jinyan, Deng Xiangzheng. The Spatio-temporal Pattern and Driving Forces of Urban Land Expansion in China after the Economic Reform. AMBIO, 2005, 34(6):450-455.

  Yue, Tianxiang, Wang, Yingan, Liu Jiyuan, Chen Shupeng, Qiu Dongsheng, Deng Xiangzheng, Liu Mingliang, Tian Yongzhong, Su Pingbian, 2005. Surface modelling of human population distribution in China, Ecological Modelling, 181, 461-478.

  Liu, Jiyuan, Liu Mingliang, Zhuang Dafang, Zhuang Zengxiang, Deng Xiangzheng, Study on Spatial Pattern of Land-Use Change in China During 1995-2000, Science in China Series D, 2003, 46(4): 373-384.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Liu Jiyuan, Zhuang Dafang, Zhan Jinyan, Zhao Tao. Modeling the relationship between land use change and some selected indicators: a case study in the farming-pasturing areas of northern China, Journal of Geographical Sciences 12, 4(2002), 397-404.

  Gao, Zhiqiang, Deng Xiangzheng. Analysis on Spatial Features of LUCC Based on Dataset of Land Use and Land Cover Change in China, Chinese Geographical Science, Volume 12, Number 2, 2002, 107-113.

  Liu, Jiyuan, Deng Xiangzheng, Liu Mingliang, Zhang Shuwen, 2002. Study on the spatial patterns of land-use change and analyses of driving forces in Northeastern China during 1990-2000, Chinese Geographical Science, 12(4): 299-308.

  Zhuang, Dafang, Liu Mingliang, Deng Xiangzheng, 2002. Spatialization model of population based on dataset of land use and land cover change in China, Chinese Geographical Sciences, 12(2): 114-119.

  Yue, Tianxiang, Jiyuan Liu, Sven Evirk J?rgensen, Zhiqiang Gao, Shihuang Zhang, Xiangzheng Deng, 2001.Changes of Holdridge life zone diversity in all of China over half a century, Ecological Modeling, 144 (2001) 153-162.

  Deng, Xiangzheng 2011. Modeling the Dynamics and Consequences of Land System Change. Springer.

  Deng, Xiangzheng, Burak Güneralp, Jinyan Zhan, Hongbo Su, 2011. Land Use Impacts on Surface Climate. Springer.

Main Honors and Awards

  Award for Science and Technology from Hainan Provincial Government, China, 2009;

  Award for Science and Technology from Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, 2011.

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