Plenary Speaker

Junguo Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China


Dr. Junguo Liu is a Chair Professor in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China. His main research interests include water resources and ecological restoration. Prof. Liu has made a substantial contribution to river restoration in China. He created the theory of stepwise ecological restoration (STERE) that comprises three modes in different restoration stages: environmental remediation in the initial stage with serious degradation, ecological rehabilitation for moderately degraded ecosystems, and natural restoration for slightly degraded ecosystems. He established the first provincial-level ecological restoration-relevant society in China, and was elected as the first and second President of the Society for Ecological Rehabilitation of Beijing (SERB). He is also the Chair of the Union of Societies for Ecological Restoration and Environmental Protection (USEREP), and editor in chief of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. He was selected as a Lead Author of the IPCC (Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change) Sixth Assessment Report. He has extensive working experience in China, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S., among others.

Prof. Liu is author of over 230 publications (165 ISI papers), including 7 books and 15 articles in Science (2), Nature (2), PNAS (3), Nature Climate Change (3), Nature Communications (2), Nature Sustainability (2) and Science Advances (1). He is/was an editor-in-chief, editor, associate editor or board member of 9 scientific journals, and a guest editor of 9 special issues in various journals. He is recognized with numerous awards that include the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award, the Communication Award of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), EGU’s Outstanding Young Scientist Award (the world first hydrologist for this award), the Special Allowance of State Council of China, and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Natural Science Foundation in China.


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