Name: DENG Xiangzheng;

Current appointment: Professor

Education: PhD in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Chinese Academy of Sciences; PhD in Environmental Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Research Areas

Areas of Specialization:  Natural Resource Management; Resource management and policy; Global Change and Regional Development.

Professional Snapshot

Over years of experiences in nature resource management, environmental monitoring and assessment, regional planning, sustainability-based decision making and project formulation and development of strategies for regional sustainable development. He has worked in formulation of implementation framework for more than 40 projects on the relevant research fields.

Most Recent Work Experience

2020.06—: Member of the Science Policy Interface (SPI), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

2018.12—: Executive Deputy Director, Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

2018.12—: Director, Research Laboratory of Environmental Management on Land Surface, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

2013.01—2018.11: Director, External Cooperation Division, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

2011.01—: Professor, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.

Major Academic Achievement

Innovative approach of and empirical studies on land-use competition and optimization;

Integrate econometrics methodologies and spatial analysis approaches into the study on dynamics and consequences of land system changes;

Development of a Computable General Equilibrium of Land Use Changes (CGELUC) model and a Dynamics of Land System (DLS) model;

Development of an Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting matrix of China;

Published over 300 peer reviewed journal articles;

13 monographs.

Major Academic Services

Scientific Committee (SC) member, Urban Knowledge-Action Network, Future Earth, 2019-.

Associate Editor in Chief, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2018-.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017-.

Editorial Board Member, Land, 2016-.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geographical Science, 2015-.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Land Use Science, 2014-.

Steering Scientific Committee (SSC) member, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), IHDP, Future Earth, 2010-2017.

Recently Published Papers

Deng, X., Wang, Y., Song, M., 2023. Development Geography for exploring solutions to promote regional development. Geography and Sustainability 4, 49–57. 

Yu, Z., Jiang, S., Cheshmehzangi, A., Liu, Y., Deng, X., 2023. Agricultural restructuring for reducing carbon emissions from residents’ dietary consumption in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 387, 135948. 

Cheng, W., Dan, L., Deng, X., Feng, J., Wang, Y., Peng, J., Tian, J., Qi, W., Liu, Z., Zheng, X., Zhou, D., Jiang, S., Zhao, H., Wang, X., 2022. Global monthly gridded atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations under the historical and future scenarios. Scientific Data 9, 83. 

Cheng, W., Duan, X., Moore, J.C., Deng, X., Luo, Y., Huang, L., Wang, Y., 2022. Unevenly distributed CO2 and its impacts on surface energy balance. Atmospheric Research 274, 106196. 

Cheng, W., MacMartin, D.G., Kravitz, B., Visioni, D., Bednarz, E.M., Xu, Y., Luo, Y., Huang, L., Hu, Y., Staten, P.W., Hitchcock, P., Moore, J.C., Guo, A., Deng, X., 2022. Changes in Hadley circulation and intertropical convergence zone under strategic stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 5, 1–11.

Deng, X., Wang, G., Song, W., Chen, M., Liu, Y., Sun, Z., Dong, J., Yue, T., Shi, W., 2022. An Analytical Framework on Utilizing Natural Resources and Promoting Urban–Rural Development for Increasing Farmers’ Income Through Industrial Development in Rural China. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10. 

Deng, X., Yue, T., Liu, Y., Dong, J., Sun, Z., Chen, M., Shi, W., Zhang, X., Zhao, Z., Yu, Z., 2022. Changes in China's Food Self-Sufficiency Rate in the Context of a Changing Dietary Structure. Journal of Global Information Management, 30(6), 1-19. 

Deng, X., Liang, L., Wu, F., Wang, Z., He, S., 2022. A review of the balance of regional development in China from the perspective of development geography. Journal of Geographical Sciences 32, 3–22. 

Wang, W., Deng, X., Wang, Y., Peng, L., Yu, Z., 2022. Impacts of infrastructure construction on ecosystem services in new-type urbanization area of North China Plain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 185, 106376. 

Wang, Y., Deng, X., Zhang, H., Liu, Y., Yue, T., Liu, G., 2022. Energy endowment, environmental regulation, and energy efficiency: Evidence from China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 177, 121528. 

Yang, X., Zhou, X., Deng, X., 2022. Modeling farmers’ adoption of low-carbon agricultural technology in Jianghan Plain, China: An examination of the theory of planned behavior. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 180, 121726. 

Yu, Z., Deng, X., 2022. Assessment of land degradation in the North China Plain driven by food security goals. Ecological Engineering 183, 106766. 

Zeng, C., Deng, X., Yang, J., Cheng, Y., Zhao, T., Wang, P., 2022. The exploration of residents’ perception of eco-urbanization at community and driving factors in China. Cities 122, 103513. 

Deng, X., Han, Z., Xie, W., Wang, G., Fan, Z., 2021. Risk evaluation of the grain supply chain in China. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 0, 1–20. 

Deng, X., Jin, G., He, S., Wang, C., Li, Z., Wang, Z., Song, M., Yang, Q., Zhang, A., Chen, J., 2021. Research progress and prospect on development geography. Journal of Geographical Sciences 31, 437–455. 

Li, Z., Deng, X., Zhang, Y., 2021. Evaluation and convergence analysis of socio-economic vulnerability to natural hazards of Belt and Road Initiative countries. Journal of Cleaner Production 282, 125406. 

Li, Z., Xia, J., Deng, X., Yan, H., 2021. Multilevel modelling of impacts of human and natural factors on ecosystem services change in an oasis, Northwest China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 169, 105474. 

Zhang, F., Deng, X., Xie, L., Xu, N., 2021. China’s energy-related carbon emissions projections for the shared socioeconomic pathways. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 168, 105456. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., 2020. Sustainable land use management for improving land eco-efficiency: a case study of Hebei, China. Annals of Operations Research 290, 265–277.

Dong, Y., Jin, G., Deng, X., 2020. Dynamic interactive effects of urban land-use efficiency, industrial transformation, and carbon emissions. Journal of Cleaner Production 270, 122547. 

Jingyu, W., Yuping, B., Yihzong, W., Zhihui, L., Xiangzheng, D., Islam, M., Managi, S., 2020. Measuring inclusive wealth of China: Advances in sustainable use of resources. Journal of Environmental Management 264, 110328. 

Li, Z., Deng, X., Jin, G., Mohmmed, A., Arowolo, A.O., 2020. Tradeoffs between agricultural production and ecosystem services: A case study in Zhangye, Northwest China. Science of The Total Environment 707, 136032. 

Li, Z., Deng, X., Peng, L., 2020. Uncovering trajectories and impact factors of CO2 emissions: A sectoral and spatially disaggregated revisit in Beijing. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 158, 120124. 

Liang, L., Deng, X., Wang, P., Wang, Z., Wang, L., 2020. Assessment of the impact of climate change on cities livability in China. Science of The Total Environment 726, 138339. 

Peng, L., Xia, J., Li, Z., Fang, C., Deng, X., 2020. Spatio-temporal dynamics of water-related disaster risk in the Yangtze River Economic Belt from 2000 to 2015. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 161, 104851. 

Wen, X., Deng, X., 2020. Current soil erosion assessment in the Loess Plateau of China: A mini-review. Journal of Cleaner Production 276, 123091. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., 2019. Improving eco-efficiency for the sustainable agricultural production: A case study in Shandong, China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 144, 394–400. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., Jia, S., 2018. Does Expressway Consume More Land of the Agricultural Production Base of Shandong Province? Computational Economics 52, 1293–1316. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., Wang, P., 2017. Management of trade-offs between cultivated land conversions and land productivity in Shandong Province. Journal of Cleaner Production 142, 767–774. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., Wang, P., 2017. Quantitative measurements of the interaction between net primary productivity and livestock production in Qinghai Province based on data fusion technique. Journal of Cleaner Production 142, 758–766. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J., Wang, P., 2017. Relationship between landscape diversity and crop production: a case study in the Hebei Province of China based on multi-source data integration. Journal of Cleaner Production 142, 985–992. 

Deng, X., Gibson, J. (Eds.), 2019. River Basin Management, Ecohydrology. Springer Singapore, Singapore.

Main Honors and Awards

The Innovation Research Team approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Changjiang Scholars Program approved by the Ministry of Education

The National High-level Personnel Special Support Program approved by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC

National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Program approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security

The National Innovative Talent Promotion Plan by the Ministry of Science and Technology

Chu Talents Program approved by Hubei Province

Award for Science and Technology from Shanxi Provincial Government, China, 2021.

Award for Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Progress from Chinese Society for Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, 2018/2017/2015/2022.

Award for Progress in Science and Technology from the Ministry of Land and Resources, 2018/2022.

Award for Science and Technology from Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, 2011.

Award for Science and Technology from Hainan Provincial Government, China, 2009.

Award for Most Cited English Articles by Acta Geographica Sinica, China, 2014

Award for Most Cited Articles by Chinese Mainland Authors on Elsevier Economics Journals, 2004-2008.

Major Research Projects

1. Agricultural land-use system management, NSFC Grant.

2. key technologies and demonstrations on poverty reduction and pathways to prosperity, CAS Grant.

3. Trade-offs on Land Uses for Grain Production, Ecological Restoration and Urbanization in North China Plain, NSFC Grant.

4. A Study on Urban Ecological Community Construction and Urban Ecological Integrated Management Mechanism, NSFC Grant.

5. Eco-Urbanization: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions of China, NSFC grant.

6. Initiative on Social and Economic Dimensions on Climate Change and Carbon Reduction, MOST Grant.

7. The International Comparison, Scientific Selection and Path Selection of China’s Urbanization Model, CAS Grant.

8. Decision Support System and Integrated Study for the Water Management in the Hehei River Basin, NSFC Grant.


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