Speaker's Profile

Wu Ning

Wu Ning is leading the Ecosystem Services Thematic Area at ICIMOD. He was Director General of the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he also previously worked as a professor, studying alpine vegetation ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology, and pastoral development of the Tibetan Plateau. 

He handled over 60 projects from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and many international organizations, and worked on two national projects on carbon assessment of grasslands in southern China and ecological restoration of degraded mountain ecosystems in the Hengduan Mountains. 

Dr Wu Ning has an MSc in plant ecology from CAS and a Ph.D in vegetation geography from the Free University of Berlin, where was a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has published over 150 articles in international and national academic journals on forest ecology, alpine rangeland, alpine timberline, restoration ecology, and geography of nomadic pastoralism.