成员/Member

梁思琪  | 2020届环境政策硕士毕业生 杜克大学博士在读

Siqi LIANG  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2020; PhD candidate at Duke University

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梁思琪从十九岁开始就痴迷观鸟,之后便下定决心要成为一名保护领域的科学家,尤其是那种既擅长生态学研究,又擅长制定政策建议,和科学传播的科学家。

目前她是一名杜克大学博士生,在Pimm教授和李彬彬教授的共同执导下进行生物多样性热点地区鸟类多样性的研究,学有余力时也是一名科普作家。

Siqi has been healthily obsessed with birds since she was nineteen years old, and then she decide to become a conservation scientist who works in the intersection of conservation ecology, policy-making, and science communication.

Currently, she is a doctoral student at Duke University. She is conducting research on bird diversity in biodiversity hotspots under the co-direction of Professor Pimm and Professor Binbin. She is also a a part-time science writer.

<siqi.liang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

马东源  |  环境政策硕士二年级

Dongyuan MA  |  Second year iMEP student

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马东源本科毕业于四川大学生命科学学院。家就住保护区旁边,本科期间就接触了很多的生态学研究工作,并被野外工作吸引。大二的时候就开始接触本实验室的人,以志愿者的身份参加项目,参与大熊猫栖息地里的过度放牧问题研究,结下了不解之缘,兜兜转转最终正式加入,成为其中一份子。他一直在尝试生态摄影,也试图以野外经历为素材进行音乐和故事创作。
Dongyuan received his B.S in College of Life sciences, Sichuan University. Living next to a very famous nature reserve in China, he had been exposed to a lot of ecological work and found his passion in field work. He started to get in touch with the lab in his sophomore year, took part in lab’s livestock overgrazing research in giant panda’s habitat as a volunteer. With his special previous experience working with the lab, finally he become part of it. Dongyuan is always trying ecological photography, and he attempt to compose music and stories based on his studies.

<dongyuan.ma@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

方意欣  |  环境政策硕士一年级

Yixin FANG  |  First year iMEP student

方意欣本科毕业于中国农业大学和美国马里兰大学的2+2项目,前两年就读于生物学院,因为对自然和野生动物的兴趣,美国留学期间转为环境科学与政策专业,具体方向为野生动物生态与管理。
2021年从马里兰大学毕业回国后,暑假参与了一次山西华北豹调查的志愿者项目,并希望硕士期间通过lab对野生动物研究有更深入的了解。课余时间喜欢观鸟和生态摄影。
Yixin received her B.S. from the 2+2 grogram between China Agricultural University and the University of Maryland. She majored in biological sciences during the first two years in China Agricultural University. Interested in nature and wildlife, she switched her major to environmental sciences and policy during her study at the University of Maryland, concentrating on wildlife ecology and management.
After graduating in 2021, she returned to China and participated in a volunteer program about leopards in Shanxi Province during the summer. By joining in Dr. Li’s lab, she hopes to learn more about wildlife research. She also likes birding and ecological photography during free time.  
<yixin.fang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

史丹阳  |  昆山杜克大学本科四年级

Danyang SHI  |  Senior student, DKU

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史丹阳是昆山杜克大学本科项目的大四学生,目前就读环境政策专业。因为《动物世界》从小的熏陶,她对动物和野生动物保护有着强烈的兴趣。同时,她对公共政策、社会学等社会科学也有广泛的兴趣。
在2019年一月份加入lab之后,史丹阳对于生物保护学有了更深入的了解,也加深了她对这一学科的热情。在李彬彬教授的指导和lab里其他成员的帮助下,史丹阳接手了“DKU预防鸟撞项目”,她的期盼是可以让DKU绿色校园的称号名副其实。

Danyang Shi is a junior student at Duke Kunshan University. She developed strong interest in animals and conservation under the impact of wildlife documentaries. Also, she has broad interests in social sciences subjects like public policy and sociology.
After joining Binbin Lab in January, 2019, her passion for conservation has deepen a lot. Under the supervision of professor Binbin and the help from other lab members, Danyang took over DKU anti-bird collision project, her expectations for this project is to help in making DKU a truly environment friendly university.

<danyang.shi@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

姜尚易  |  昆山杜克大学本科四年级

Shangyi JIANG  |  Junior student, DKU

天津长大的山东姑娘,昆山杜克大学环境政策专业本科在读。在初入大学的一次志愿者经历中,她第一次在野外见到了长臂猿一家三口,便萌生了想要做野生动物保护和研究的想法;与当地人同吃同住的经历也让她初次体会到了田野调查的乐趣。此后每逢假期,她便带着对意义的追寻辗转各地参加与野生动物相关的志愿活动,也希望通过不断学习对生态和保护有更系统的理解。

Shangyi Jiang is a current junior year student at Duke Kunshan University majoring in Environmental Science Public Policy track. In a volunteer experience, she met a gibbon with two babies in the rainforest for the first time. The stories of gibbons told by the local patrols inspired her to study more about wildlife conservation and research, and the experiment of living together with local residents also showed her the joy of fieldwork. Since then, she has been travel around to participate in wildlife-related volunteer activities to have more practical experience of ecology and conservation.

<shangyi.jiang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

干清彧  |  昆山杜克大学本科三年级

Qingyu GAN  |  Junior student, DKU

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干清彧是昆山杜克大学本科项目的大三学生,将要就读环境政策专业。热爱旅游的她,从小就与大自然有着亲密的接触,对生态环境和野生动物有浓厚的兴趣。她在李彬彬教授的环境101课程后,了解并加入了lab,发现了与自己兴趣高度契合的学业研究方向。在研究助理丙坤的指导下,干清彧和另外一名lab成员开始对保护区红外相机收录的野生动物数据进行鉴定。2020年暑假,她作为志愿者到保护区协助做鸟类数据收集。这些工作都让她对未来的专业选择更加坚定,也为她以后的研究工作积累经验。
Qingyu Gan is a sophomore at Duke Kunshan University who is going to study environmental policy. As she loves traveling, she has gotten in touch with nature since childhood. So she has a strong interest in ecological ecology and wild animals. After finishing environment science 101 taught by Prof. Binbin, she joined the lab and found that the research direction was highly consistent with her own interests. Under the guidance of research assistant Bingkun, Qingyu Gan and another lab member began to identify the wild animals collected by the infrared camera in the reserves. This summer vacation, she went to a nature reserve to help collect bird data as a volunteer. What she did and learned in the lab makes her more determined about her major choice and also gives a chance to accumulate experience for her future research work.

<qingyu.gan@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

杨如嘉  |  昆山杜克大学本科三年级

Rujia YANG  |  Junior student, DKU

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杨如嘉是昆山杜克大学本科项目三年级的学生,计划主修环境科学与公共政策专业。在海边长大,她对海洋生物学、海洋环境产生了深厚兴趣,并持续关注生物多样性锐减等全球性环境问题.进入昆山杜克大学学习后,她对环境保护与经济、政策之间的关系有了更深刻的理解。在2019年一月加入Lab后,杨如嘉在李彬彬教授的指导下参与了一系列项目,如“DKU预防鸟撞项目”,“红外相机数据鉴定”等,对环境保护领域有了更广泛的了解,同时也明确了环境科学与公共政策专业的专业方向,立志投身环保领域。

Rujia Yang is a sophomore student at Duke Kunshan University undergraduate program. She plans to major in Environmental Science/Public Policy. Growing up on the seaside, she has developed a strong interest in marine biology and marine environment, and a constant focus on global environment issues, such as biodiversity loss. After coming to Duke Kunshan University, she has got a deeper understanding into the connections between environmental protection, economy and public policy. Since January 2019, when Rujia joined the lab, she has joined a series of programs under the guidance of Prof. Binbin Li, such as DKU anti-bird collision project and data identification for infrared camera, providing her with a wider range of knowledge about environmental protection. Through these projects, she has clarified her majors in Environmental Science/Public Policy and ambition in environmental protection field.

<rujia.yang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

廖书跃  |  昆山杜克大学本科三年级

Winnie LIAO  |  Junior student, DKU

廖书跃是昆山杜克大学的大三本科生,目前的专业意向是环境科学/生物方向。由于母亲有观鸟爱好,加上刚入学时参与了李彬彬教授带领的同里湿地观鸟活动,她对鸟类产生了浓厚的兴趣,多次参与上海南汇湿地的鸟类调查、其他鸟类研究活动。高中选择文科的她,也对跨学科视角感兴趣,关注人兽冲突、环境与宗教信仰的关系等。

2020年9月加入lab后,她由“DKU预防鸟撞项目”的志愿者变为了核心成员之一,协助协调志愿者安排和处理鸟撞数据。她也协助了Duke-DKU线上环境艺术展的策展。除此之外,她还在老师和其他同学帮助下,组织并带领了一次校内鸟类导赏活动; 她期望通过普及观鸟活动,另更多同学关注生物多样性话题。在lab里,她从李彬彬教授和学长学姐们的报告中受益匪浅,并更加坚定了致力于这一领域的决心。

Winnie Liao is a sophomore student at Duke Kunshan University. Her intended major is Environmental Science/ Biology track. Due to her mother’s hobby of birdwatching and her participation in the birdwatching activity in Tongli Wetland led by Professor Binbin Li at the beginning of her freshman year, she developed a strong interest in birds. Then she participated in bird surveys in Shanghai Nanhui Wetland and other bird research activities. As a liberal arts student in high school, she is also interested in interdisciplinary perspectives, focusing on human-animal conflicts, the relationship between environment and religious belief, etc.

After joining the Lab in September 2020, she changed from a volunteer of “DKU Bird Collision Prevention Project” into one of the core members, helping to coordinate volunteer arrangement and processing bird collision data. She also helped curate Duke-DKU online envir-art exhibition. In addition, with the help of teachers and other students, she organized and led a birdwatching tour on campus. She hopes that through the popularization of birdwatching activities, more students will pay attention to the topic of biodiversity. In the Lab, she benefited a lot from the reports of Professor Binbin Li and other lab members, which strengthened her determination to devote herself to this field.

<winnie.liao@dukekunshan,edu.cn>

姜丙坤   |  研究专员

Bingkun JIANG  |  Research Specialist

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姜丙坤在20187月作为科研助理加入李彬彬教授的团队,目前负责四川等地大熊猫保护区的放牧威胁调查项目。

姜丙坤毕业于中科院动物研究所,专业方向为动物生态学和生物多样性保护。目前中国的生物多样性正面临着各种各样的威胁,希望iMEP实验室的工作能对此做出一些改变。

Bingkun joined the iMEP conservation lab in July 2018 as Prof. Binbin Li’s research assistant. At present, He is responsible for the project of grazing threat of panda habitats in Sichuan.

His undergraduate major is Animal Science, and then got his master degree in animal ecology and biodiversity protection from IOZ, CAS.  At present, China’s biodiversity is facing a variety of threats, hope our iMEP lab can make a little difference about it.

<bingkun.jiang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

已毕业学生及博士后  Graduated students & Postdoc

吴舒尧   |  博士后 (已出站)

Shuyao WU  | Postdoc

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吴舒尧于2019年在北京大学获得自然地理学博士学位,并在耶鲁大学联合培养。他在2015年从英属哥伦比亚大学和瑞典农业科学大学共同获得了林业与生物科学硕士学位。他在2013年获得UBC自然资源保护科学荣誉学士学位。他的研究兴趣包括生态系统服务、生物多样性和生态系统韧性以及森林管理和规划。吴舒尧博士于2019年10月加入Lab作为博士后参与研究工作,并于2021年10月出站,加入山东大学任教职。

Shuyao received his doctoral degree in physical geography from Peking University in 2019. From 2017 to 2018, he was a visiting PhD student at Yale University. In 2015, he graduated from a joint-master program from the University of British Columbia (Master of Forestry) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Master of Science in Biology). He obtained the Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation with Honors at UBC in 2013. His research interests include ecosystem services, biodiversity and ecosystem resilience and forest management and planning. Dr. Shuyao Wu joined Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in October 2019, and joined Shandong University as a faculty member in October 2021.

欧凯莉  | 2019届环境政策硕士毕业生

Kelley REARDON  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2019

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Kelley在Stonehill College 获得了环境科学学士学位并辅修了中国语言和文化。Kelley以前曾在一家私人咨询公司担任环境科学家,还曾作为美国志愿队成员在缅因环境保护署工作两年。

今年夏天,Kelley与印度野生动物研究中心合作,独立负责一个中印合作研究项目作为她的硕士课题。该项目的重点是围绕保护区 (PAs) 的农村社区,这些地区是关键物种的栖息地,如孟加拉虎 (P. tigris) 和大熊猫 (A. melanoleuca) 。项目的最终目标是发展以社区为基础的保护计划, 减少围绕保护区的人兽冲突。

Kelley现在是Verto Education的讲师,在那里她为在南太平洋出国学习的大学新生教授环境科学,包括斐济的气候变化,新西兰的可再生能源或是澳大利亚的大堡礁的海洋保护。 Kelley对文化与环境的交汇特别感兴趣,并希望在环境人类学方面继续进修。

Kelley received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a minor in Chinese Language and Culture from Stonehill College. Kelley previously worked as an environmental scientist for a private consulting company. She also served as an AmeriCorps member in the Maine Conservation Corps program at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for two years.

This summer, Kelley led an independent research project in rural India and China in collaboration with an NGO called The Centre for Wildlife Studies- India. The project focuses on rural communities surrounding protected areas (PAs) that are habitats for flagship species such as the Bengal tiger (P. tigris) and giant panda (A. melanoleuca). Kelley plans to use this data in her master’s project with the ultimate goal of developing community-based conservation programs that will reduce conflict surrounding PAs.

Kelley is now a Field Instructor for Verto Education, where she teaches environmental science for college freshmen studying abroad in the South Pacific. Each day is entirely different, whether she’s teaching students about climate change in Fiji, renewable energy in New Zealand or marine conservation in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Kelley is especially interested in the intersection of culture and the environment and hopes to pursue further education in environmental anthropology.

<reardonkelley@gmail.com>

王之湉  | 2019届环境政策硕士毕业生

Julie MAO  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2019

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Julie在位于教堂山的北卡罗来纳大学获得了生物学学士学位,并在201612月辅修了化学和环境研究专业。在过去的两个夏天,她曾在美国能源部和美国内务部的国土管理局实习,在那里她分别担任环境质量管理专家和自然资源专家。她对环境健康、可持续性、自然资源管理和保护很感兴趣,希望通过环境咨询或全球管理咨询的方式参与有关的工作。目前在北美咨询公司Scott Madden工作。

Julie is a 2nd year iMEP student who received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, minoring in chemistry and environmental studies in December 2016. Over the past two summers she has interned at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Land Management, where she worked as an environmental quality management specialist and a natural resource specialist, respectively. She has interests in environmental health, sustainability, natural resource management and conservation and hopes to pursue these sectors through environmental consulting or global management consulting. Currently she working at  consulting company: Scott Madden.

<julie.mao@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

刘翠  | 2019届环境政策硕士毕业生

Cui (Janet) LIU  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2019

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刘翠毕业于大连理工大学环境工程专业。本科学习让她意识到复杂的环境问题需要跨学科领域的知识应用,例如经济与政策。来到昆山杜克大学环境硕士项目之后,刘翠在保育领域找到了自己的兴趣与热忱。

研究生期间刘翠带领一支团队成功申请到国际鸟盟的“青年保护领袖奖”在四川平武县王朗,雪宝顶和小河沟自热保护区及周边社区从事有关放牧对熊猫栖息地影响的研究。深入大山与社区采集野外数据和开展农户调查的经历让她对自然保护有了新的认识:保护生态环境需要与社区发展相协调。

毕业后,刘翠曾在北京市朝阳区永续全球环境研究所(GEI)担任海洋项目组项目顾问,目前在桃花源基金会负责老河沟社区保护地项目。

Cui used to learn Environmental Engineering at Dalian University of Technology in China. Long for more interdisciplinary wisdoms from economic and policy perspectives to tackle with complex environmental problems the world is facing, she came to DKU and found her passion in conservation.

During her master’s program, she applied a conservation grant from BirdLife International and led a team to conduct conservation research on livestock impact on panda habitats in Pingwu County, China. Living with nature and doing household surveys with local communities confirmed her that humans are an important component in conservation, especially in China.

After graduation, Cui used to work as a project consultant for Marine Conservation Program at Global Environmental Institute. Now, she works as a manager of the Laohegou Community Reserve Project in The Paradise Fundation.

<cui.liu@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

高妍  | 2019届环境政策硕士毕业生

Yan GAO  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2019

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2016年,高妍从武汉大学本科毕业,获得英国文学学士和经济学士双学位后,她发现自己对生态保护产生了极大的热情。

2018年,高妍所在的研究团队荣获“青年保护领袖奖”,并得到了10000英镑的科研基金。

高妍目前参与过两个科研项目,第一个是“过度放牧对大熊猫栖息地的影响”。该研究包括三个方面:1)通过实地样方调查,收集牲畜干扰、生境情况、动物痕迹等数据,量化放牧对大熊猫栖息地的变化影响;2)社区入户调查,以进一步了解放牧冲突的社会原因;3)利用社会经济方法确定可能的解决办法。

高妍还撰写了“老河沟——中国第一个社会公益型保护地社区发展项目评估”的案例分析。

硕士阶段,高妍曾参与老河沟社区项目评估、林下放牧对熊猫栖息地的影响、中国巡护员调查等课题研究。2019年加入桃花源,任国际项目经理,负责国际项目运营及海外传播。

Yan Gao is currently a candidate for Master of Environmental Policy program at Duke Kunshan University. After receiving her B.A. degree in English Literature with a dual degree in Economics from Wuhan University (2016), she found her passion in wildlife conservation.

Yan won the “The 2018 BirdLife Young Conservation Leaders Awards” as a team member and received £10,000 of grant funding for the research “Protect giant panda habitat from livestock overgrazing in Pingwu County, China.” The research includes 1) field research, through livestock disturbance surveys, bamboo surveys, giant panda’s sign survey to quantify the changes of giant panda habitat casued by livestock grazing and 2) household interviews to further understand the social cause of grazing conflicts, and 3) identifying possible solutions using social-economic approach. She also conducted the case study of “Laohegou – the first privately managed nature reserve in China” regarding its community development projects.

During her master, Yan participated in the evaluation of Laohegou community project, the impact of livestock grazing grazing on the habitat of pandas, and the investigation of Chinese patrolmen. She joined The Paradise Fundation in 2019 and is currently an international project manager responsible for international project operations and overseas communications.

<yan.gao@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

徐晶晶  |  2020届环境政策硕士毕业生

Jingjing (Elle) XU  |   iMEP graduate student, class of 2020

Elle 从小就热爱动物和自然。2018 年,她从商业跨界保护,在肯尼亚Ol Pejeta保护区开展调研,被商业运营反哺野生动物保护和社区发展启发。后来,她探索了商学院学生从事保护的多种途径,例如通过公众倡导和环境教育减少野生动物制品的使用。硕士期间,Elle的研究课题关注大熊猫栖息地放牧问题、生态廊道评估以及疫情下野生动物保护及贸易相关政策法规。此外,她主导的大熊猫躲避行为、狐猴社会行为以及南美刺豚鼠囤积行为等动物行为研究,带她去了中国西南部、马达加斯加和哥斯达黎加。除学术研究外,Elle曾为多家NGO工作,收集中国、老挝和缅甸非法野生动物贸易市场相关信息。2020 年 5 月,Elle 从iMEP项目毕业后加入 WCS野生生物保护学会打击野生动物非法贸易团队。她期待着以国际执法合作专员的身份协助中国打击与东南亚、非洲和拉丁美洲关联的跨国野生动物走私犯罪。

Growing up as an animal and nature lover, Elle carved her career path from business to conservation since 2018. Beginning from a field survey at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Elle was enlightened by its commercial operation that benefits both wildlife and communities. Later on, she explored multiple ways to engage conservation as a business school student, including public advocacy and environment education on demand deduction of wildlife products. During her master’s, Elle’s research topics laid on overgrazing problem on giant panda’s habitat, evaluation of conservation corridors, and wildlife trade and regulations under the pandemic. Besides, her animal behavior studies on giant panda’s avoidance behavior, lemurs’ social behavior, and agouti’s feeding & hoarding behavior, had led her to Southwest China, Madagascar, and Costa Rica. Apart from academia, Elle worked for several NGOs to collect market information in China, Laos, and Myanmar on illegal wildlife trade. In May 2020, Elle joined WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Countering Wildlife Trafficking program after graduating from iMEP. She’s looking forward to tackling transcontinental wildlife crimes that link to Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America as an international enforcement cooperation specialist.

<jingjing.xu676@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

胡淼  |  2020届环境政策硕士毕业生

Miao HU  | iMEP graduate student, class of 2020

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胡淼对保护生物学、海洋保护以及自然资源和自然保护区的管理有着广泛的兴趣。她的研究主题包括动物行为,空间分析与应用,社区发展以及保护区的政策和管理。她最近的研究是关于调查过度放牧对熊猫栖息地内小型哺乳动物群落组成的影响。在她的导师李彬彬教授的帮助下,他们打算提出政策建议来规范大熊猫栖息地内的过度放牧问题。在她的空闲时间,她喜欢和她的狗一起徒步旅行和探索新的地方。目前,胡淼在中国科学院水生生物研究所继续学习水生生物保护的相关知识,期待今后可以在这个领域有所贡献。

Miao Hu is broadly interested in conservation biology, marine conservation, and the management of natural resources and nature reserves. Her research topics cover animal behavior, spatial analysis application, community-based development, and conservation policy and management. Her recent research focuses on investigating the influence of livestock overgrazing on the community composition of small mammals in Panda habitat. With the help of her advisor, Prof. Binbin Li. They aim at giving policy suggestions to regulating the overgrazing problems in the panda habitat in Sichuan, China. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring new places with her dog.

At present, Hu Miao continues to study hydrobiology protection at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and looks forward to making contributions in this field in the future.

<miao.hu@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

曹韧  |  2020届环境政策硕士毕业生

Ren CAO  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2020

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曹韧2016年从加州大学圣地亚哥分校毕业,获比较政治学文学士学位。2018年从罗马美国大学毕业,获食品研究硕士学位。在圣地亚哥时,他被选中参加学校政治系的“科研学徒”计划,研究阿拉伯之春运动中中东国家反政府示威的动机。这场政治运动中,飞涨的食品价格引发的粮食危机是导致社会动荡的导火索。他也相信解决粮食危机可以和可持续发展可以携手并进,并在罗马学习国际农业政策。在此期间,他为国际农业研究磋商组织的生物多样性研究中心实习。他完成了一项通过欧盟投资、旨在保护当地生物多样性的小型可持续农业项目。

加入环境政策项目时,曹韧已经有许多研究人和自然的互动的经验,这些研究大多是关于农业和农业土地使用。他的未来目标是能够制定有效环境政策,在提升生活水平的基础上同时保护生物多样性和传统生计。在李彬彬教授的指导下,他的硕士毕业论文研究了铁路基建对中国森林覆盖的影响。作为一个长期以来火车爱好者,他可以结合自己对中国铁路系统的知识和地理空间分析的方法开展研究,并为此感到振奋。他的研究兴趣包括地理空间分析、土地利用、人和自然的互动以及景观生态学。

目前在攻读圣地亚哥州立大学和加州大学圣塔芭芭拉分校联合地理博士项目。

Ren graduated from the University of California at San Diego with BAs in Comparative Politics in 2016 and the American University of Rome with MAs in Food Studies in 2018. In San Diego, he participated in the University’s research apprenticeship program and studied why people joined the anti-government protests during the Arab Spring movement in the Middle East, where surging food prices triggered dissatisfaction with incompetent regimes and social instability. With the hope that food security and sustainability can go hand in hand, he moved to Rome to study how international agricultural policies are formulated. As an intern with Bioversity International, he worked on projects for building a resilient and sustainable food system in Tunisia preserving local biodiversity through EU-funded small-scale sustainable farming development projects.

Ren joined the iMEP program with experience in addressing issues in human-ecosystem interactions through analyzing the human use of land for agriculture. His goal is to strive for coming up with environmental policies that can preserve biodiversity and indigenous livelihoods without compromising living standards. Under Binbin’s mentorship, Ren is now studying the impact of railway projects on deforestation in China. As a long-time train enthusiast, he is thrilled to be able to combine his knowledge about the Chinese railway system with geospatial analysis skills to identify policy options for minimizing the impact of linear infrastructure on forests. His research interest are geospatial analysis of land use and land cover, human-environment interaction, and landscape ecology.

<ren.cao@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

王紫安  |  2020届环境政策硕士毕业生

Zian WANG  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2020

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王紫安于2018年毕业于南京河海大学环境工程专业。

研究方向:一带一路政策背景下中国公共交通系统对森林可能产生的影响;森林自然保护区与其他政策如何在一定程度上减轻去森林化;种植园对生物多样性的复杂影响。

兴趣方向:应用统计学,经济学以及地理信息系统等工具实现更高效地科学分析。

Zi’an Wang graduated in environmental engineering from Nanjing Hohai university in 2018.

Research interests: possible impact of China’s public transportation system on forests under BRI; how to reduce the influenced deforestation by protected areas and other policies; the biodiversity impacts of active reforestation: a meta-analysis.

Interests: more efficient scientific analysis using tools, such as statistics, economics and geographic information systems.

<zian.wang@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

孙斯翀  |  2021届环境政策硕士毕业生

Sichong SUN  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2021

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孙斯翀于2018年毕业于西南大学动物医学专业,获得农学学士。是持有兽医从业资格的执业兽医。

孙斯翀曾在临床兽医学,传染病学,分子生物学实验室参与研究工作,并在数家私人宠物医院实习。通过逐步了解行业,他意识到环境问题和认为因素对野生动物及其生存环境的影响以及关注野生动物的收益从业者的缺失。通过在李彬彬教授团队及环境政策项目的学习,他希望进一步强化自身对保护生物学及环境政策制定的认知,并在未来积极结合生态学和兽医学的知识,投身到保护生物学尤其是野生动物保护救助,保护区管理及政策制定的工作中去。

Sichong Sun graduated from Southwest University with a bachelor of agriculture in animal medicine in 2018 and also a licensed veterinarian.

Sichong Sun ever worked in clinical veterinary science, epidemiology, molecular biology laboratory and participate in research work, and worked as an intern in several private pet hospital. Understanding the industry step by step, he is aware of the influence that environmental problems and artificial elements produce on wild animals and their habitat and the lack of Veterinary workers focused on wildlife protection. By working in professor Binbin Li’s team and learning in iMEP program, he hopes to further strengthen their understanding of the reservation biology and environmental policymaking, and actively combined with knowledge of ecology and veterinary medicine in the future, to protect the biology especially wildlife rescue, reserves management, and related policymaking.

<sichong.sun@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

李欣  |  2021届环境政策硕士毕业生

James LI  |  iMEP graduate student, class of 2021

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李欣2017年末从温哥华岛大学毕业,获得渔业&水产养殖和数学的双学士学位。

李欣曾在加拿大金鹰水产公司做过银鲑陆基循环水的养殖,在中国的威海海恩蓝海水产养殖公司做过深远海大西洋鲑的网箱养殖。

李欣同时还是永续自然基金会的技术官员,目的是保护和恢复中国马哈鱼种群进而恢复健康的河流生态环境。除了水质监测和孵化繁育等主要工作外,也负责在国际上和其他国家的马哈鱼专家进行沟通。

James was graduated from Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) with BSc in Fisheries & Aquaculture with Mathematics Minor.

James worked for a land-based coho salmon farm owned by Golden Eagle Aquaculture as a technician. In China, James worked for an off-shore Atlantic salmon net-pen owned by Weihai Haien Blue Ocean Aquaculture Co. Ltd as a technician.

<xin.li@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

李澄溪  |  2021届环境政策硕士毕业生

Christina LI  |  Second year iMEP student

李澄溪是iMEP2021届的研究生,在2019年10月加入李彬彬教授的团队,曾参与凉山放牧政策对大熊猫栖息地影响的社区调查。澄溪目前的研究方向是生态保护政策和法律对生物多样性的影响。此外,澄溪还参与了中非青年参与生物多样性保护系列对话,在活动中负责与非洲伙伴的沟通、活动设计和筹备工作。
Chengxi Li is a graduate student in iMEP class of 2021, and she joined Prof. Binbin Li’s group in October 2019. She has worked on a community field survey on the impact of grazing policies on giant panda habitat in Liangshan Mountain. Chengxi’s current research focuses on the impact of ecological conservation policies and laws on biodiversity. In addition, Chengxi is also involved in the China-Africa Youth Dialogue on Biodiversity Conservation, where she is responsible for communication with African partners, event design and preparation.

<chengxi.li@dukekunshan.edu.cn>

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Last updated: Jan 5th, 2021