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LESL members
Graduate Students and Postdocs
  • Ignacio Fernandez (Ph.D. student, School of Sustainability; Urban ecology and sustainability)
  • Leah Gibbons (Ph.D. student, School of Sustainability; Urban ecology and design)
  • Tracy Shoumaker (MS student, School of Life Sciences; Bat conservation/landscape ecology)
  • Maxwell Wilson (Ph.D. student, School of Life Sciences; Habitat fragmentation/Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning)
  • Bingbing Zhou (Ph.D. student, School of Sustainability; Landscape sustainability science)
  • Xiaoji Zeng, Visiting Ph.D. student from CHESS, Beijing Normal University (2016-2017)
  • Dehua Mao, Postdoc, landscape ecology and sustainability (2016-2018; CSC scholarship)
  • Qian Cao, Postdoc, landscape and atmospheric interactions (2016-2018; CHESS/BNU)
  • Qun Ma, Postdoc, landscape/urban ecology and sustainability (2016-2018; CHESS/BNU)
  • Yupeng Liu, Postdoc, landscape/urban ecology and air pollution (2014-2017; CHESS/BNU)
Visiting Scholars
  • Zhenxing Bian, Visiting Scholar, Shenyang Agricultural University (2016-2017)
  • Xin Leng,Visiting Scholar, Nanjing University (2016-2017)
  • Xiaoyu Li, Visiting Scholar, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016-2017)


Dean's Distinguished Professor
of Landscape Ecology & Sustainability Science

Founding Director
BNU Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability (CHESS)


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination
embraces the entire world ..."  
--- Albert Einstein