Yuanchang Lu

Title of Speech: Silvicultural regimes of multifunctional plantation management in China: studies and pilot demonstration progress

Professor Dr. Yuanchang LU studied forestry at the Beijing Forestry University (1978-1982), and obtained his Forestry Ph.D. degree at the University of G?ttingen, Germany (1996-1999). After finished study in Goettingen he got a position in the Institute of Forest Resources Information Techniques, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), and works as director of Department of Forest Management in CAF for 10 years. Since 2017 he works as executive director of Chinese Centre of Forest Management Engineering Techniques, SFA. He is also a docent teaches Sustainable Forest Management in the postgraduate school of CAF and BFU.

Dr. Lu Yuanchang has more than 36 years forestry professional experience, particularly in sustainable forest management and silvicultural techniques by hiring species diversity for ecosystem stability and vitality. He has promoted the multi-function oriented close-to-natural forest management in China and coordinated several projects in this field, such as “Study on Multi-functional Silvicultural Regimes of main Chinese Forest Types and Experiment in National Forest Management Demonstration Bases (2015-2018)”, the National 13.5 technical supporting project “Study on mechanism of soil fertility and maintenance of Pinus massoniana plantation in southern tropical region (2016-2020)”, the Sino-German governmental bilateral project of “Study on Innovative Technologies of Multi-Functional Forest Management (2012-2015, Chinese coordinator), National 11.5 technical supporting project of “Experiments of Plantation Transformation into Close-to-Natural Forests (2006-2010)”, and the National Project of “Close-to-Natural Forest Management Demonstration in the Natural Forest Protection Program (2003-2006)”, etc. His achievement in the field is also reported by many media including the Science (2009 SCIENCE, Vol. 325:556-558), and awarded as the national prizes for scientific and technical progress in year of 2011, 2013 and 2016.