DAI Erfu, Director of Lhasa Plateau Ecological Comprehensive Experimental Station
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,
Chinese Academy of Sciences ;
Tel:+86(10) 64889051 
Address:Rm1039, 11-A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 

Research Areas

Impact to ecosystem vulnerability of climate change, analysis and simulation of land use/cover change


July 2002: Ph.D. in geography, Peking University, China. Ph.D. dissertation titled Towards Sustainable Land Use: Systematic analysis, Assessment, Driving Mechanism, Models and Realizing Approach, with a case study in Tangshan Municipality, China


Work Experience

2011.12~now, Professor, Director of Lhasa Plateau Ecological Comprehensive Experimental Station, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research, CAS

2003.7~2011.12, Associated Professor, Deputy Director of Department of Global Change, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research.
Research Scientist, Key Laboratory of Land Use, Ministry of Land and Resources of China
Research Scientist, Key Laboratory Surveying and Mapping Engineering, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, China
Member of the Association of American Geographers, the Geographical Society of China, and China Society of Natural Resources 

Teaching Experience
2015~now  Introduction to Environmental Geography

Honors & Distinctions

2009, The National Youth Geographic Supporters, by Geography Society



  1. Wang, YaHui ;Dai, Erfu ; Zhang, Xianzhou ;Yu, Chengqun (2021).Spatial heterogeneity of ecosystem services and their trade-offs in the Hengduan Mountain region, Southwest China.Catena.2021,207:105632.

  2. Yin, Le; Dai, Erfu; Zheng, Du; Wang, Yahui; et al (2020) . What drives the vegetation dynamics in the Hengduan Mountain region, southwest China: Climate change or human activity? Ecological Indicators. 2020,112:106013.

  3. Wang Yahui, Dai Eefu (2020). Spatial-temporal changes in ecosystem services and the trade-off relationship in mountain regions: A case study of Hengduan Mountain region in Southwest China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 264:121573.

  4. Wu, Zhuo; Dai, Erfu; Wu, Zhifeng; Lin, Meizhen (2020). Assessing differences in the response of forest aboveground biomass and composition under climate change in subtropical forest transition zone. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 2020,706:135746.

  5. Yin Le, Dai Erfu, Zheng Du, WANG Yahui, MaLiang, Tong Miao (2020). Spatio-temporal analysis of the human footprint in the Hengduan Mountain region: Assessing the effectiveness of nature reserves in reducing human impacts[J]. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2020, 30(7): 1140-1154.

  6. Dai E, Wang Y (2020). Attribution analysis for water yield service based on the geographical detector method: A case study of the Hengduan Mountain region[J]. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2020, 30(6): 1005-1020.

  7. Wu, Zhuo, Erfu Dai, and Wenchuan Guan (2020). Modeling Subtropical Forest Changes under Climate Change and Close-to-Nature Silviculture: Is There a Tipping Point in an Uncertain Future in Southern China?. Sustainability, 12.17 (2020): 6992.

  8. Eerfu Dai, Le Yin, Yahui Wang, Liang Ma, Miao Tong (2020). Quantitative Assessment of the Relative Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on the Key Ecosystem Services in the Hengduan Mountain Region, China. Sustainability, 2020, 12(10):4100.

  9. Wu, Zhuo, Dai, Erfu, Wu, Zhifeng, Lin, Meizhen (2019). Future forest dynamics under climate change, land use change, and harvest in subtropical forests in Southern China[J]. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, 2019, 34:843-863.

  10. Dai, E., Wang, Y., Ma, L., Yin, L., & Wu, Z. (2018). ‘Urban-Rural’ Gradient Analysis of Landscape Changes around Cities in Mountainous Regions: A Case Study of the Hengduan Mountain Region in Southwest China. Sustainability, 10(4), 1019.

  11. Wang, Y., Dai, E., Yin, L., & Ma, L. (2018). Land use/land cover change and the effects on ecosystem services in the Hengduan Mountain region, China. Ecosystem Services, 34, 55-67.

  12. Dai, E., Zhu, J., Wang, X., & Xi, W. (2018). Multiple ecosystem services of monoculture and mixed plantations: A case study of the Huitong experimental forest of Southern China. Land Use Policy, 79, 717-724.

  13.  Zhu, J., Dai, E., Zheng, D., & Wang, X. (2018). Characteristic of tradeoffs between timber production and carbon storage for plantation under harvesting impact: A case study of Huitong National Research Station of Forest Ecosystem. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 28(8), 1085-1098.

  14. Wu Zhuo, Dai Erfu, Ge Quansheng, Xi Weimin, Wang Xiaofan(2017). Modelling the integrated effects of land use and climate change scenarios on forest ecosystem aboveground biomass, a case study in Taihe County of China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2017,27(2): 205-222.

  15. Dai, Er‐fu, Wang, Xiao‐li, Zhu, Jian‐jia, et al(2017). Quantifying ecosystem service trade‐offs for plantation forest management to benefit provisioning and regulating services[J]. Ecology & Evolution, 2017, 7(19):7807-7821.



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International Experience

Feb-June, 2010: Visiting Scholar, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA.
20/02/2007-22/03/2007: Visiting Scholar Fellowship, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Austria.
2002-2003, Research Assistant, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.