Dr. Qinghai Guo

Associate Professor of Urban Eco-environment Planning and Management

Institute of Urban Environment

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xiamen, P.R.China


Research Areas

urban & rural landscape ecology, and sustainable urban development study


1998-2002, Bachelor of Biology in School of Life Sciences at Nanjing University, China

2002-2007, Doctor of Ecology in  State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology at Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese  Academy of Sciences


Associate Professor(2010-), 

Research Assistant(2007-2010), 

Director of Division of R&D Innovation in Institute of Urban Environment (2013-2014),

Visiting Scholar at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at University of California, Los Angeles(2016-2017)

Work Experience
Teaching Experience


[1] Jianjun   Wu, Qinghai Guo*, Jiahai Yuan*, Jianyi Lin, Lishan Xiao, Dewei Yang. An integrated approach for allocating carbon emission quotas inChina’s emissions trading system. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2019, 143: 291-298.

[2] Zhaowu Yu, Lishan Xiao, Xiji Chen, Zhichao He, Qinghai Guo*, Henrik Vejre. Spatial restructuring and land consolidation of urban-rural settlement in mountainous areas based on ecological niche perspective. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2018, 28(2): 131-151.

[3] Dewei Yang*, Lingxing Xu, Xueli Gao, Qinghai Guo*, Ning Huang. Inventories and reduction scenarios of urban waste-related greenhouse gas emissions for management potential. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 626: 727-736.

[4] Lishan Xiao, Zhichao He, Ying Wang, Qinghai Guo*. Understanding urban–rural linkages from an ecological perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 2017, 24(1): 37-43.

[5] Qinghai Guo, Jianjun Wu, Lishan Xiao*. Promoting ecosystem services through ecological planning in the Xianghe Segment of China’s Grand Canal. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 2016, 23(4): 365-371.

[6] Yanwei Sun, Qinghai Guo*, Jian Liu, et al. Scale Effects on Spatially Varying Relationships between Urban Landscape Patterns and Water Quality. Environmental Management, 2014, 54: 272-287.

[7] Jingzhu Zhao, Longyu Shi, Lijie Gao, Qinghai Guo, et al. Towards Sustainable Cities in China: Analysis and Assessment of Some Chinese Cities in 2008. 2011. Dordrecht: Springer.

[8] Yu Song, QuanYi Qiu, Qinghai Guo*, et al. The Application of Spatial Lorenz Curve (SLC) and Gini Coefficient in Measuring Land Use Structure Change. Geoinformatics, 2010.

[9] Qinghai Guo, Keming Ma*, Liu Yang, et al. Testing a dynamic complex hypothesis in the analysis of land use impact on lake water quality. Water Resources Management, 2010, 24(7): 1313-1332.

[10] Qinghai Guo, Keming Ma*, Liu Yang, et al. A comparative study of the impact of species composition on a freshwater phytoplankton community using two contrasting biotic indices. Ecological Indicators, 2010, 10: 296-302.

[11] Bofu Zheng, Qinghai Guo, Yuansong Wei*, et al. Water source protection and industrial development in the Shandong Peninsula, China from 1995 to 2004: A case study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2008, 52(8-9): 1065-1076.

[12] Zhichao He, Suo Huang, Qinghai Guo*, et al. Simulation on area threshold of urban building land based on water environmental response in watersheds. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2016, 27(8): 2587-2597. (in Chinese)

[13] Zhaowu Yu, Lishan Xiao, Qinghai Guo*, et al. Mountain county rural settlement landscape pattern change and spatial characteristics in rapid mountain urbanization process in Fujian province. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2016, 36(10). DOI:10.5846/STXB201410302126. (in Chinese)

[14] Zhaowu Yu, Qinghai Guo*, Yuxi Zeng, et al. Research progress on urban land use/cover change and its eco-environmental effects in urbanization process. Ecological Science, 2015, 34(6): 193-200. (in Chinese)

[15] Lishan Xiao, Zhaowu Yu, Hong Ye, Guoqin Zhang,  Qinghai Guo*. The research of coupling rural development and economy cluster in Fujian province.Acta Geographica Sinica, 2015, 70(4): 615-624. (in Chinese)

[16] Suo Huang, Qinghai Guo*, Lina Tang. Compact development of space-limited city: a case study of Xiamen Island. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2014, 34(12): 3158-3168. (in Chinese)

[17] Suo   Huang, Qinghai Guo*. Research review on effects of urban landscape pattern changes on water environment. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2014, 34(12): 3142-3150. (in Chinese)

[18] Qinghai Guo, Guoqin Zhang, Shenghui Cui. The transformation of industrial structures and its effect on resources consumption in urbanization of economic region on West Coast of Taiwan Strait.ChinaPopulation, Resources and Environment, 2010, 20(3): 50-55. (in Chinses)

[19] Qinghai Guo, Guoqin Zhang, Shenghui Cui. The characteristics in urbanization of economic region on West Coast of Taiwan Strait. Economic Geography, 2009, 6: 907-912. (in Chinese)

[20] Qinghai Guo, Keming Ma, Yi Zhang. Impact of land use pattern on lake water quality in urban region. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2009,29(2): 776-787. (in Chinese)

[21] Qinghai Guo, Liu Yang, Keming Ma. L-THIA-based management design for controlling urban non-point souce pollution. Environmental Science, 2007,28(11): 2425-2431. (in Chinese)

[22] Qinghai Guo, Keming Ma, Liu Yang. Main sources of urban non-point source pollution and control measures for classified catchments. Environmental Science, 2006,27(11): 2170-2175. (in Chinese)

[23] Qinghai Guo, Keming Ma, Jingzhu Zhao, et al. A landscape ecological approach for urban non-point source pollution control. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2005, 16(5): 977-981. (in Chinese)


Research Interests

urban & rural landscape ecology, and sustainable urban development study







Honors & Distinctions