Lianzhen Xu

John Innes

Research Topic

Adaptation of forest management to climate change

Research Group

Forest Resources Management

Research Description

My work will focus on the adaptation of forest management to climate change, especially the impact of different management practices on the carbon sequestration functions of forest ecosystem.

What do you hope to accomplish with your research?

The expected results of my research work will improve our understanding of carbon cycling processes in the plantation and will compliment studies being done in the China-FLUX network and Carbon Cycle and Driving Mechanisms in Chinese Terrestrial Ecosystem (CCDCTE). The results will be incorporated in the best management practices being developed by the State Forestry Administration and in revisions to the National China Forest Management Standard, so could have important politic, scientific and practical significance in China.

What are your future career goals?

My ultimate goal is to become a professor teaching and doing research in forestry science at a Chinese university.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

I applied to UBC because it has outstanding research achievements made in my field of interest in sustainable forest management at the Faculty of Forestry. I am also attracted by the balanced spectrum of research programs and extraordinary cultural and intellectual resources offered by UBC. Studying at UBC will endow me with a broader vision and more profound insights, with which I will be more competitive in the job markets in China and can make more contribution to my motherland China.


Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

To be well-informed and get a global perspective of academic world, I decided to pursue a Ph.D degree in Forestry at UBC.

What has been your most memorable Vancouver experience so far?

The multiculture fused so perfectly and harmoniously, it impressed me a lot!

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

According to personal experience, Chinese students who plan to study at UBC should improve their English proficiency.

Personal Interests / Hobbies

Travel, hiking, reading, basketball