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  Chenxi, Male, Han Nationality, born in September 1964, Native Place: Zhejiang, Member of Chinese Communist Party, PhD., currently assumes the position of Director of the XIEG, Professor, advisor of master and doctoral candidates, Head of the Xinjiang key laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (a key laboratory at provincial level), President of the Xinjiang Society of Natural Resources, and Chairman of the Xinjiang Association of Remote Sensing Applications.
  He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Department of Geography, Xinjiang University; Master of Science from the Institute of Geographic Sciences, CAS; Doctor of Science from Wuhan University; once studied in FUJITSU, and Regina University and so on. His Scientific research has won two awards of the 2nd Prize of National Advance Award in Science and Technology, six awards of the 2nd Prize of Science and Technology Advance Award at provincial and national departmental level, and four awards of the 3rd Prize at provincial and departmental level. He also was awarded the Top10 Outstanding Young Scholars of CAS and an honorary title of “National Advanced Worker”. He has published over 80 papers and four monographs.
  Main Research Interests: hydrology and water resources, remote sensing and geographic information system
  Main Research Projects: He hosted and completed over 30 research projects, including National 973 Program, National 863 Program, special projects of National Key Technology R&D Program, state general funding projects, major projects at the provincial and departmental level, China-Canada CIDA Project, and China-Japan JICA Projects; for the past five years, he has presided over the construction of the analog system of water-resources exploitation for negotiations of large arid zone transboundary rivers, arid zone monitoring and information systems of ecological and environmental remote sensing, research on arid land distributed hydrological model based on remote sensing (ALRSHM), put forward a calculation model and approach for spatial variability of grid scale, dynamic calculating methods for ecological water use, and regulation mode of ecological water use.

  Tian Changyan, Male, Han Nationality, born in March 1961, Native Place: Shanyang County, Shanxi; Member of Chinese Communist Party, currently assumes the position of Secretary of the Party Committee of the Institute, deputy Director, Innovative Research Professor, advisor of postgraduate students both for master and doctor.
  He graduated from the Department of Soil and Agricultural Chemistry at Northwest University of Agriculture in 1982, and received a Master’s Degree in Soil Science from Xinjiang Institute of Biology, Soil and Desert of CAS in 1988. His major research  interests include soil melioration, plant food, and oasis agricultural ecology.
  He hosted and completed sixteen projects in total, including The National Key Technology R&D Program, National 973/863 Programs, national natural science funds projects, and CAS, Provincial (Ministry), and local programs, with four projects currently in progress. He has published over 110 papers, including six the SCI papers. He has been awarded as an advanced individual of national Poverty Reduction program in the poor areas with technology, advanced individual of National Agricultural Science and Technology, and has received the CAS Fang Shu Quan Poverty Reduction Award in Science and Technology, the 2nd and 3rd Prize of Excellent Academic Papers in Natural Science, the 2nd and 3rd Prize of Progress in Science and Technology of the autonomous region. He has received four national granted patents of invention. He is an affiliated professor of graduate school of Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor of resources and environment school of Xinjiang University of Agriculture, executive director of the Xinjiang Society of Soil and Fertilizer, executive director of the Xinjiang Society of Geography, director of the China Plant Food and Fertilizer Society, commissioner of the special commission of saline-alkali soil under the Soil Science Society of China, commissioner of Youth Committee under the Ninth Council of Soil Science Society of China, editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Soil Science. He was amongst the first group of those who were selected by Young Scholar Education Program of CAS “Western Light”.

  Lei Jiaqiang, Male, Han Nationality, born in July 1961, Native Place: Shanxi, innovative research professor, advospr of postgraduate students both for master’s and doctoral degree. He currently assumes the deputy director of the XIEG, director of the Institute of Desert Engineering Reconnaissance and Design, Head of national field research station of Xinjiang Cele Hungriness Grassland Ecological System, dean of Research Center for Engineering Technology of Xinjiang Oasis-Hungriness Ecological Construction, executive director of the Xinjiang Society of Geography, director of the Xinjiang Society of Soil and Fertilizer, editorial board member of Arid Land Geography and Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment.
  He acquired a Bachelor of Science in physical geography from Northwest University, Master of Science in physical geography from the Institute of Geographic Sciences under Chinese Academy of Sciences, and doctor of science in physical geography from Cold and Arid Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS.
  Research interests: desert environment and desertification control; His ongoing preside projects covers pivot project of CAS knowledge innovation programs “Research on ecological foundations and regional water-resources effect of shelter-forest engineering along the Tarim Desert Highway”, and The National Key Technology R&D Program “sustainable development research on shelter-forest along Tarim Desert Highway”. He obtained two awards of the 2nd Prize of Progress in Science and Technology in Xinjiang. His representative papers consist of “research progress on important ecological environment problems of western arid zone”, and “The blown sand disaster to the Tarim Desert Highway in Xinjiang, China”, etc.
  Jilil Abduweli (1964, Xinjiang) Male, Uyghur, Ph.D, Researcher and MS.D adviser, get his the Ph.D degree in the geo-ecology at Moscow University in 2005.
  Currently holding the post of the vice-president of Xinjiang Institute of ecology and geography, CAS, director of Xinjiang geography committee and Xinjiang natural resources committee, and committee members of《Arid Land Geography》,《Arid Zone Research》, and《Journal of Arid Land》.
  Mainly engaged in the arid land resources and environment, ecological security and landscape changes, and also the cooperate work of Russia and central Asia.
  Joined and completed about 18 project works, such as the importance project of Chinese academy of science《The economic development and eco-environmental construction of typical oasis in Xinjiang》, China-Kazakhstan cooperate project《 The human activities impacts on the natural resources and environments of the central Asia》 and national natural science project《Dust storm and dust accumulation process on the Ebinur Lake Region》.
  Over 50 research papers published in the national and international Journals, such as 《 Journal of Arid Environments》、《Eurasian Soil Science》、《 Izvestiya RAN Ser. Geogr.》、《Journal of remote sensing》、《Pochvovedenie 》、《Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology》、《Journal of Desert Research》、and 《Arid Land Geography》.
  At present, directing the national natural science foundation project《The diffusion process and ecological impacts of the salt dust on the dry lake bottom of the arid land》, 973 project《Manasi River Basin hydrological process and salt –water balance》, the natural science foundation project of Xinjiang Province 《The impact mechanism of the central Asia dust storm on the melting the Tianshan mountain ice and snow》, and also technological cooperate project《Research on the regional security and landscape changes of central Asia》.

  GUAN Kaiyun, male, Han Nationality, born in January 1953 in Jing-gu County, Yunnan Province. He is a professor and supervisor of PhD candidates, the deputy director of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography and the director of the Turpan Eremophytes Botanic Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the director of the Kunming Botanical Garden, CAS from 1995 to 2006.
He was graduated from Yunnan Teachers’College (now Yunnan Normal University) in 1975. From 1989 to 1991, he worked in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as a visiting scholar. He visited and studied in Japan for several times from 1997 to 2006 and achieved his PhD of science from Osaka Prefecture University in 2007.
He is now also the vice-president of the Chinese Rhododendron Society and Camellia Society of China, vice-president of the Botanic Garden Society of China, Councilor of the International Association of Botanic Gardens and director of the International Camellia Society, standing committee member of the Chinese Biodiversity Committee. Prof. Guan Kaiyun has published over 110 papers and 23 books or monographs, and holds ten patents and registered twenty new plant cultivars. He was awarded as an outstanding scientist by the Chinese government.
Research interests:
  Conservation biology, plant taxonomy, landscape planning and horticulture; special interests to the genera of Dioscorea, Rhododendron, Camellia, Begonia, Iris and Climatis.

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