Speaker's Profile

Yang Yong Ping

Yang Yong Ping is Deputy Director and Professor of Botany at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIBCAS). He received a BSc from Lanzhou University and an MSc from KIBCAS. He is a member of the China Society on Tibetan Plateau, American Society of Ethnobiology, and Botanical Societies of China and Yunnan, as well as a committee member of Rare and Endangered Species of China. 

His is specialized in the phylogeny, ethnobotany, and biogeography of useful plants in southwest China, and in plant adaptation and evolution molecular mechanism in the extreme environment of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayan alpine regions. He has authored 133 papers, 5 monographs, and 1 authorized patent, and has been named ‘Young Scientific and Technological Academic Leader of Yunnan Province’ since 2004.

As team leader of the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research in Kunming, he is focusing on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayan alpine regions.