Daowei Zhang


Title of Speech: Planted Forest Development: From Theory to Policy and Practices

Daowei Zhang is Senior Forestry Officer and Team Leader for Climate Change and Resilience at FAO. He was Alumni and George Peake Jr. Professor of forest economics and policy at Auburn University, USA. He worked at China’s Ministry of Forestry (now National Forestry and Grasslands Administration) and China Development Bank. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and was the recipient of Society of American Foresters’ Award in Forest Science in 2009 and Auburn University’s Auburn Author Award in 2007, 2011, and 2013. He has done research projects, lectured, or given presentations in 20 plus countries, and served on the editorial boards of four international journals. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 refereed articles, books, and book chapters.