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LI Feng
  Assistant Director, Beijing Urban Ecosystem Research Station
Highest Education  
  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:

  Feng Li,Professor of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), visiting scholar of Stanford University, national registered environmental impact assessment engineer, ecology Ph. D supervised by Rusong Wang, a famous urban ecologist and ecological engineer, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).  Prof. Li’s research focuses on urban ecology, urban ecosystem services, ecological planning, ecological engineering and ecological management. He made important achievements in evaluation, accounting, auditing and management methods for ecological land, compound ecological effects of impervious surface, ecological infrastructure engineering, evaluation and measuring approaches for urban ecosystem services, eco-environmental impact of urbanization and regulation measures. He is the vice secretary-general of the International Council on Ecopolis Development (IntEcopolis), the member of CEM-IUCN,vice director and secretary-general of urban ecology committee, Ecological Society of China (ESC), assistant director of Beijing Urban Ecosystem Research Station. He used to preside and participate in more than 30 research projects including Youth Fund projects, general projects,key project and internatonal cooperation projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, State Science and Technology Support Programs from Ministry of Science and Technology, special project from Ministry of Environmental Protection, innovative program of CAS, key consulting projects from the CAE, programs from UNESCO and SCOPE and eco-city planning and ecological civilization construction projects. He won 5 national, provincial and municipal scientific and technological progress awards, published more than 90 academic articles including over 30 SCI papers, wrote 4 books and collaborated in 10 books. He is the editorial board member of Low Carbon Economy,Acta Ecologica Sinica, Enviromental Protection Science. 

  Specialty for student recruitment: urban ecology, environmental science,ecological planning, ecological engineering, ecological ecinomics, environmental management, etc.         


  2011.1-2012.1Visiting scholar, Stanford University  

  2001.9-2004.6Ph.D. Urban Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS  

  1998.9-2001.7M.S., Urban Forest, Chinese Academy of Forestry    

  1992.9-1996.7B.S., Ecology, Inner Mongolia Agriculture University   

  Professional Appointments  

  2004.7-NowAssistant professor, associate professor and professor of State Key Laboratory of Urban and regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS  

  2011.1-2012.1Visiting scholar, Stanford University  

  1996.8-2001.7Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Forestry  

Research Interest:

  Urban ecology, ecosystem services, ecological engineering, ecological management 

Public Services:

  1. Vice secretary-general of the International Council on Ecopolis Development (IntEcopolis) 

  2. Vice director and secretary-general of urban ecology committee, Ecological Society of China (ESC) 

  3. Assistant director of Beijing Urban Ecosystem Research Station 

  4. Member of CEM-IUCN. 


  1. Guideline for eco-city construction of Changzhou city—ecological land planning, Consulting Achievements Third prize of Development and Reform Commission of Jiangsu province and engineering consulting council, 2010.  

  2. Demonstration Research on Complex Ecosystem Theory and Sustainable Development pattern, National Science and Technology Progress Second Prize, 2007.  

  3. Methods for Yangzhou Eco-city Planning, Science and Technology Progress Third Prize of Jiangsu Province, 2005.  

  4. Application Research of Complex Ecosystem Theory in Hainan Eco- Province Construction, Science and Technology Progress First Prize of Hainan Province, 2004.  

  5. Analysis on Population Capacity of Eco-Beijing, Science and Technology Progress Second Prize of Beijing Urban Planning Committee, 2004. 

Selected Publications:


   1. Li Feng. Auditing and management methods for urban ecological land. China Science and Technology Press, 2013.   

  2. Li Feng, Wang Rusong. Ecosystem service efficiency evaluation and ecological planning of urban green space. Meteorological Press, 2006.  

  3. Wang Rusong, Hu Dan, Li Feng. Integrative ecological management for regional urbanization. Meteorological Press, 2010.  

  4. Cong Richun, Zhang Yingjie, Li Feng. Species selection of urban forestry in semi-arid area. China Forestry Press, 2012.   


  1. Li Feng, Ye Yaping, Song Bowen, Wang Rusong. Evaluation of urban suitable ecological land based on the minimum cumulative resistance model: A case study from Changzhou, China. Ecological Modelling, 2015, 318: 194-203. 

  2. Li Feng, Ye Yaping, Song Bowen, Wang Rusong, Tao Yu. Assessing the changes in land use and ecosystem services in Changzhou municipality, Peoples’ Republic of China, 1991-2006. Ecological Indicators. 2014, 42: 95-103.  

  3. Li Feng, Wang Rusong, Hu Dan, Ye Yaping, Yang Wenrui, Liu Hongxiao. Measurement methods and applications for beneficial and detrimental effects of ecological services. Ecological Indicators. 2014, 47: 102-111.  

  4. Li Feng, Zhao Dan, Wang Beibei, Jin Jiasheng, Hu Dan. 2011. Evaluating and modeling ecosystem service loss of coal mining: A case study of Mentougou district of Beijing, China. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8: 139-143.  

  5. Li Feng, Hu Dan, Wang Rusong, Li Dong, Zhao Dan. Measurement Indicators and an Evaluation Approach for Assessing Sustainable Urban Development. Landscape and Urban Planning. 2009, 903-4: 134-142.  

  6. Li Feng, Hu Dan, Wang Rusong, Yang Wenrui. Comprehensive urban planning and management at multiple scales based on ecological principles: a case study in Beijing, China. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 2008, 15: 524-533.  

  7. Li Feng, Wang Rusong, Juergen Paulussen. Comprehensive concept planning of urban greening based on ecological principles: a case study in Beijing, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2005, 72325-336.  

  8. Li Feng, Wang Rusong, Liu Xusheng. Urban forest in China: Development patterns, influencing factors and research prospects. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2005, 12197-204.  

  9. Tao Yu, Li Feng* , John C. Crittenden, Lu Zhongming, Sun Xiao  ,Environmental impacts of China’s urbanization from 2000 to 2010 and management implications. Environmental Management, 2016, 57 (2), 498-507. 

  10. Sun Xiao , Li Feng*, Tao Yu, Song Yingshi , Comprehensive evaluation of different scale cities' sustainable development for economy, society, and ecological infrastructure in China,  Journal of cleaner production, 2016. 

  11. Liu Hongxiao, Li Feng*, Xu Lianfang , Han Baolong, The relative influence of socio-demographic, environmental, and individual factors on urban park visitation among residents in Beijing, China. Journal of cleaner production. 2016. 

  12. GaoJie, Li Feng* , Gao Hui, Zhou Chuanbin, Zhang Xiaoling. The impact of land-use change on water-related ecosystem services: a study of the Guishui River Basin, Beijing, China. Journal of cleaner production. 2016. 

  13. Pandit Arka, Elizabeth A. Minné, Li Feng, Hillary Brown, Hyunju Jeong, Jean-Ann C. James, Joshua P. Newell, Marc Weissburg, Michael E. Chang, Ming Xu, Perry Yang, Rusong Wang, Valerie M. Thomas, Xuewei Yu, Zhongming Lu, John C. Crittenden, Infrastructure Ecology: An Evolving Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Development, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016. 

  14. Song Yingshi , Wang Xiaoke , Barbara A. Maher, Li Feng*, Xu Chongqi , Sun Xiao , Zhang Zeyang . The spatial-temporal characteristics and health impacts of ambient fine particulate matter in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 112: 1312-1318. 

  15. Tao Yu, Li Feng* , Wang Rusong, Zhao Dan, Effects of land use and cover change on terrestrial carbon stocks in urbanized areas: a study from Changzhou, China, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015, 103 : 651-657. 

  16. Tao Yu, Li Feng* , Zhao Dan, Sun Xiao , Xu Lianfang , 2015. Variation in ecosystem services across an urbanization gradient: A study of terrestrial carbon stocks from Changzhou, China. Ecological Modelling. 2015, 318: 210-216. 

  17. Song Yingshi , Li Feng*, Wang Xiaoke , Xu Chongqi , Zhang Junying , Zhang Hongxing . The effects of urban impervious surfaces on eco-physiologicalcharacteristics of Ginkgo biloba: A case study from Beijing, China. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2015, 14: 1102–1109. 

  18. Song Yingshi, Maher Barbara A., Li Feng, Wang Xiaoke, Sun Xiao, Zhang Hongxing. Particulate matter deposited on leaf of five evergreen species in Beijing, China: Source identification and size distribution. Atmospheric Environment, 2015, 105, Mar: 53-60. 

  19. Zhao Dan, Li Feng*, Wang Rusong, Song Yingshi, Tao Yu. The influence of different types of urban land use on soil microbial biomass and functional diversity in Beijing, China. Soil use and management. 2013, 29: 230-239.  

  20. Zhao Dan, Li Feng*, Wang Rusong, Yang Qingrui, Ni Hongshan. The effect of soil sealing on the microbial biomass, nitrogen transformation and related enzyme activities at various depths of soils in urban area of Beijing, China. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 2012, 12: 519-530.  

  22. Han Yongwei, Li Feng*, Gao Jixi, Wang Baoliang, Liu Chengcheng, Gao Xinting. Evaluation of the Radiation Benefits of Soil Conservation Services in the Longdong Loess Plateau Important Eco-Function Area in China. Disaster Advances. 2012, 5 (S1): 146-151.  

  23. Yang Wenrui, Li Feng*, Wang Rusong, Hu Dan. Ecological benefits assessment and spatial modeling of urban7ecosystem for controlling urban sprawl in Eastern Beijing, China. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8: 153-160.  

  24. Chang Hsiaofei, Li Feng*, Li Zhengguo, Wang Rusong, Wang Yanglin. Urban landscape pattern design from the viewpoint of networks: A case study of Chanzhou city in Southeast China. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8: 51-59.  

  25. Hu Dan, Li Feng, Wang Bennan, Lei Kampeng, Cao Aixin, Wang Zhen, Lin Yinhua. An effect analysis of the changes in the composition of water ecological footprint in Jiangyin city, East China. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 2008, 156):211-221.  

  26. Wang Rusong, Li Feng, Hu Dan, Li B. Larry. Understanding Eco-complexity: Social-Economic-Natural Complex Ecosystem Approach. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8: 15-29.  

  27. Wang Rusong, Li Feng, Juergen Paulussen. Conjugate ecopolis planningBalancing eco-service and human wellbeing in Beijing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2010, 1195: E131-E144.  

  28. Jin Jiashen, Wang Rusong, Li Feng, Huang Jinlou, Zhou Chuanbin, Zhang Haitao, Yang Wenrui. Conjugate ecological restoration approach with a case study in Mentougou district, Beijing. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8 (2): 161-170.  

  29. Wang Rusong, Zhou Tao, Hu Dan, Li Feng, Liu Jingru. Cultivating eco-sustainability: Social–economic–natural complex ecosystem case studies in China. Ecological Complexity. 2011, 8 (4): 273-283.  

  30. Hu Dan, Huang Shuli, Feng Qiang, Li Feng, ZhaoJuanjuan, ZhaoYanhua, Wang Bennan. Relationships between rapid urban development and the appropriation of ecosystems in Jiangyin City, Eastern China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2008, 87: 180-191.  

  31. Yang Wenrui, Wang Rusong, Zhou Chuanbin, Li Feng. Distribution and health risk assessment of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in industrial site soils: A case study of urban renewal in Beijing, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2009, 21: 366-372.  

  32. Zhao Dan, Li Feng*, Wang Rusong. The effects of different land use patterns on soil microbial biomass nitrogen and enzyme activities in urban area of Beijing, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2012, 33: 144-149.  

  33. Wang Rusong, Li Feng, Yang Wenrui, Zhang Xiaofei. Eco-service enhancement in peri-urban area of coal mining city of Huaibei in East China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2009, 29: 1-6.  

Supported Projects:

  1. Projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China  

  1) Evaluation model, management pattern and regulation method for urban ecological infrastructure,2013-2016.  

  2) Ecological community construction and urban ecological comprehensive management, 2016-2020. 

  3) Eco-transformation of urbanization: Promoting sustainable development for Chinese mega cities, 2016-2018. 

  4Response mechanism of physiological ecology of urban plants under different impervious surfaces, 2010-2012.  

  5) Auditing and management methods for urban ecological land, 2009-2011.  

  6) Integrative ecological management for regional urbanization, 2005-2009.  

  2. Projects from national ministries   

  1) Auditing indicator system and quantification methods for urban ecological asset, Science and Technology Service network plan, CAS, 2014-2016.  

  2) Comprehensive ecological impact assessment of China’s urbanization, Ministry of Environmental Protection/CAS, 2012-2014.  

  3) Urban Ecological Infrastructure for New Urbanization: Engineering and Management, International Top-level Forum on Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy, CAE, 2013-2014.  

  4) Eco-civilization construction and energy consumption revolution, key consulting project, CAE, 2013-2014.  

  5) Regulation measures for typical urban ecosystem health, key consulting project, CAE,  2012-2014.  

  6) Urban-rural integrated ecological security construction technology and demonstration under fast urbanization, Science and Technology Support Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2010-2011.  

  7) Engineering demonstration of ecological restoration technology integration and industrial ecological transformation in central urban area of Huaibei city. Science and Technology Support Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2008-2011.  

  3. Projects from local governments  

  1) Ecological planning and public policy for Zengcheng district of Guangzhou city, 2014-2016.   

  2) Eco-city construction and ecological restoration planning in central urban area of Huaibei city, Anhui Province, 2009-2013.  

  3) Urban spatial development strategies for Hefei city and the ecological protection, restoration and tourism planning of Chaohu Lake, 2011-2012.  

  4) Environmental impact assessment of multi-functional industrial land use in Tangjialing and Tujing New Town in Haidian district, Beijing, 2010-2011  

  5) Ecological planning of Ningguo city, Anhui province, 2009-2010.  

  6) Planning methods for urban ecological land—a case study of Changzhou city, Jiangsu province, 2008-2009.  

  7) Eco-city construction of Jining city, Shandong Province, 2004-2006.  

  8) Eco-city construction of Dafeng city, Jiangsu Province, 2004-2006.  

  9) Beijing comprehensive urban ecological planning (2004-2020), 2004-2005.  

  10) Strategy research of transformation from ecological capital to economic benefit in Beijing West eco-belt.  

  11) Master planning for ecological restoration in Mentougou district, Beijing, 2005-2007  

  12) Yangzhou eco-city planning, 2001-2005.  

  4. International cooperation projects  

  Urban future project, UNESCO/SCOPE, 2012-2016.   

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