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; Global Change and Regional Development; Sustainability-based Decision Making

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

2022 - present, Secretary of the Advisory Committee of the National Natural Science Foundation of China

2020 - present, Member of the Science Policy Interface, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

2019 - present, Scientific Steering Committee Member, Urban Knowledge-Action Network, Future Earth

2019 - present, Director, Professional Committee for Development Geography, Geographical Society of China

2018 - present, Director, Professional Committee for Resource Flow and Management, China Society of Natural Resources

2017 - present, Vice Chairman of China Urban and Rural Development Think Tank Alliance

2015 - present, Vice Chairman of Energy Economy and Management Research Branch of Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economical Mathematics

2012 - present, Member of the Sub-Technical Committee on Territory Resources Informatization of the National Standardization Technical Committee for Territory Resources

2010 - 2017, Scientific Steering Committee Member, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, International Human Dimensions Programme

2008, Member of the Advisory Board of the UK-China International Cooperation Project, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Published Books

Deng, X., Song, M., Liu, Y., Dong, J., & Yu, T. (2022). Natural Resources Management and Policy. Science Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X., Zhang, F., Liu, W., Sun, Z., & Chen, M. (2022). Eco-urbanization: Theory, Approach and Cases. Science Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X. (2021). Space Utilization Optimization of Land Resources: Theory, Method and Practices. Science Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X. (2021). Introduction to Development Geography. The Commercial Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X. & Song, M. (2021). Rural Revitalization and Improving Farmers’ Income by Industrial Prosperity: Paths, Technologies and Cases. Science Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X., Zhang, F., & Ke, X. (2021). Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change: Models and Applications. Science Press. (in Chinese)

Deng, X., & Gibson, J. (2019). River Basin Management. Springer.

Deng, X., Guneralp, B., Zhan, J., & Su, H. (2016). Land Use Impacts on Climate. Springer.

Deng, X., Wang, Y., Wu, F., Zhang, T., & Li, Z. (2014). Integrated River Basin Management: Practice Guideline for the IO table Compilation and CGE Modeling. Springer.

Deng, X. (2012). Modeling the Dynamics and Consequences of Land System Change. Springer.

Deng, X., He, L., Xi, B., & Zhan., J. (2012). Lake Nutrient Nitrogen and Phosphorus Reduction Compliance Management. Science Press.

Deng, X. (2008). Analysis of Land Use Conversions. China Land Press. (in Chinese)

​Deng, X. (2008). Simulation of Land System Dynamics. China Land Press. (in Chinese)

Recently Published Papers

Bai, Yuping, Wang, Yifei, Xuan, Xin, Weng, Chuyao, Huang, Xiankai, Deng, Xiangzheng*. Tele-connections, driving forces and scenario simulation of agricultural land, water use and carbon emissions in China’s trade. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 203, 107433 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2024.107433

Yu, Ziyue, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Fu, Ping, Grebby, Stephen, Mangi, Eugenio. Assessment of land degradation risks in the Loess Plateau. Land Degradation & Development 1–16 (2024). DOI: 10.1002/ldr.5069

Zhao, Haipeng, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Info, Authors & Affiliations. Spatiotemporal variation in ecosystem health caused by land use and land cover changes in Pakistan. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 10, 0161 (2024). DOI:10.34133/ehs.0161

Zeng, Chen, Chai, Bingqian, Stringer, Lindsay C., Li, Yangbiao, Wang, Zhen, Deng, Xiangzheng, Ma, Binbin & Ren, Jinming. Land-based transportation influences carbon emission in urbanized China: A regional spatial spillover perspective. Sustainable Cities and Society 100, 105008 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2023.105008

Peng, Lu, Wang, Yifei, Yang, Liang, Garchagen, Matthias & Deng, Xiangzheng*. A comparative analysis on flood risk assessment and management performances between Beijing and Munich. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 104, 107319 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2023.107319

Bai, Yuping, Deng, Xiangzheng, Weng, Chuyao, Hu, Yecui, Zhang, Shibin, Wang, Ying. Investigating climate adaptation in semi-arid pastoral social-ecological system: A case in Hulun Buir, China. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators 21, 100321 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.indic.2023.100321

Li, Jiaying, Liu, Feng, Shi, Wenjiao, Du, Zhengping, Deng, Xiangzheng, Ma, Yuxin, Shi, Xiaoli, Zhang, Mo, Li, Qiquan. Including soil depth as a predictor variable increases prediction accuracy of SOC stocks. Soil and Tillage Research 238, 106007 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2024.106007

Wang, Yifei, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Wang, Ruixue. Greenhouse gas emissions of rice supply chain in China: From production to trade. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 202, 107356(2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2023.107356

Wang, Yifei, Peng, Lu, Yang, Liang Emlyn, Wang, Zehao, Deng, Xiangzheng*. Attributing effects of classified infrastructure management on mitigating urban flood risks: A case study in Beijing, China. Sustainable Cities and Society 101, 105141 (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2023.105141

Wang, Yiwei, Bai, Yuping, Hu, Yecui, Deng, Xiangzheng, Weng, Chuyao, Shu, Jiayao, Wang, Chao. Tele-connecting local consumption to cultivated land use and hidden drivers in China. Science of The Total Environment 912, 169523(2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169523

Wang, Zehao, Li, Zhihui, Wang, Yifei, Zheng, Xinqi, Deng, Xiangzheng*. Building green infrastructure for mitigating urban flood risk in Beijing, China. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 93, 128218(2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2024.128218

Jiang, Sijian, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Yu, Ziyue, Cheng, Wei. Unevenly distributed CO2 and its impacts on terrestrial carbon uptake under the changing land uses. Science of The Total Environment 903, 166805 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166805

Yu, Ziyue, Jiang, Sijian, Cheshmehzangi, Ali, Liu, Yu, Deng, Xiangzheng*. Agricultural restructuring for reducing carbon emissions from residents’ dietary consumption in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 387, 135948 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.135948

Zhang, Xiaoxuan, Gibson, John, Deng, Xiangzheng. Remotely too equal: Popular DMSP nighttime lights data understate spatial inequality. Regional Science Policy & Practice 15(9), 2106–2126 (2023). DOI: 10.1111/rsp3.12716

Yu, Ziyue, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Cheshmehzangi, Ali & Mangi, Eugenio. Structural succession of land resources under the influence of different policies: A case study for Shanxi Province, China. Land Use Policy 132, 106810 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106810

Yang, Xin, Deng, Xiangzheng & Zhang, Anlu. Does conservation tillage adoption improve farmers’ agricultural income? A case study of the rice and fish co-cultivation system in Jianghan Plain, China. Journal of Rural Studies 103, 103108 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103108

Xuan, Xin, Zhang, Fan, Deng, Xiangzheng & Bai, Yuping. Measurement and spatio-temporal transfer of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sources in China: A food trade perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 197, 107100 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2023.107100

Wang, Wenxuan, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Wang, Yifei. Changes in Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock Production, Meat Consumption and Trade in China. Sustainable Production and Consumption 42, 281-291 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2023.09.021

Wang, Ruixue, Chen, Jiancheng, Li, Zhihui, Bai, Wanting & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Factors analysis for the decoupling of grain production and carbon emissions from crop planting in China: A discussion on the regulating effects of planting scale and technological progress. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 103, 107249 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2023.107249

Peng, Lu, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Li, Zhihui. An extended input-output analysis of links between industrial production and water pollutant discharge in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Journal of Cleaner Production 390, 15 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136115

He, Dawei, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Wang, Xinsheng & Zhang, Fan. Livestock greenhouse gas emission and mitigation potential in China. Journal of Environmental Management 348, 119494 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119494

Han, Ze & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Impacts of cross-regional population migration and agglomeration on carbon emissions in China. Applied Geography 159, 103088 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2023.103088

Cheng, Wei, Huang, Lei, Liu, Zhu, Dong, Jinwei, Moore, John C., Macmartin, Douglas G. & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Seasonal and regional changes in terrestrial carbon uptake under an overshoot scenario. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 195, 106997 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2023.106997

Bai, Yuping, Deng, Xiangzheng, Weng, Chuyao, Hu, Yecui, Zhang, Shibin & Wang, Ying. Investigating climate adaptation in semi-arid pastoral social-ecological system: A case in Hulun Buir, China. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, 100321 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.indic.2023.100321

Yu, Ziyue, Jiang, Sijian, Cheshmehzangi, Ali, Liu, Yu & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Agricultural restructuring for reducing carbon emissions from residents' dietary consumption in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 387, 9 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.135948

Peng, Lu, Deng, Xiangzheng & Li, Zhihui. An extended input-output analysis of links between industrial production and water pollutant discharge in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Journal of Cleaner Production 390, 15 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136115

Liu, Gang, Zhang, Fan & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Half of the greenhouse gas emissions from China’s food system occur during food production. Communications Earth & Environment 4, 13 (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s43247-023-00809-2

Han, Ze, Zheng, Xinqi, Hou, Lingling, Xiao, Nan, & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Changes in China's food security driven by nutrition security and resource constraints. Environ Dev Sustain, 1-19 (2023). DOI: 10.1007/s10668-023-03042-1

Zhang, Lijin, Bai, Yuping, Hu, Yecui, Deng, Xiangzheng & Liu, Wei. Valuation of ecosystem services in China under different SSP-RCP scenarios. Acta Ecologica Sinica 43, 510-521 (2023). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Zhao, Haipeng, Jiang, Sijian, Li, Zhihui & Li, Lianfa. Regulation of land use/cover on CO spatial distribution in North China Plain. Acta Ecologica Sinica 43, 4965-4973 (2023). (in Chinese)

Zhou, Yan, Dong, Jinwei, Cui, Yaoping, Zhou, Sha, Li, Zhichao, Wang, Xinxin, Deng, Xiangzheng, Zou, Zhenhua & Xiao, Xiangming. Rapid surface water expansion due to increasing artificial reservoirs and aquaculture ponds in North China Plain. Journal of Hydrology 608, 14 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127637

Zhao, Zhe, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Zhang, Fan, Li, Zhihui, Shi, Wenjiao, Sun, Zhigang & Zhang, Xuezhen. Scenario Analysis of Livestock Carrying Capacity Risk in Farmland from the Perspective of Planting and Breeding Balance in Northeast China. Land 11, 13 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/land11030362

Zhang, Fan, Ding, Yuze, Deng, Xiangzheng & Liu, Litao. Prediction of China's copper material flows under carbon emissions projections for the shared socioeconomic pathways. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 182, 10 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106340

Zeng, Chen, Deng, Xiangzheng, Yang, Jing, Cheng, Yijiao, Zhao, Tongxin & Wang, Pengrui. The exploration of residents' perception of eco-urbanization at community and driving factors in China. Cities 122, 12 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2021.103513

Yu, Ziyue, Deng, Xiangzheng & Cheshmehzangi, Ali. The Grain for Green Program Enhanced Synergies between Ecosystem Regulating Services in Loess Plateau, China. Remote Sensing 14, 18 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/rs14235940

Yu, Ziyue & Deng, Xiangzheng. Assessment of land degradation in the North China Plain driven by food security goals. Ecological Engineering 183, 13 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2022.106766

Yang, Xin, Zhou, Xiaohe & Deng, Xiangzheng. 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, 9 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121726

Xing, Jiali, Shi, Wenjiao, Deng, Xiangzheng, Lu, Changhe, Zuo, Lijun, Wang, Shaoqiang, Wang, Minglei, Wang, Xiaoqing & Yan, Bojie. Improvement of resource use efficiency versus mitigation of environmental impacts in rice production of Fujian Province, China. Journal of Cleaner Production 368, 11 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133154

Wang, Ying, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Zhang, Hongwei, Liu, Yujie, Yue, Tianxiang & Liu, Gang. Energy endowment, environmental regulation, and energy efficiency: Evidence from China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 177, 9 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121528

Wang, Wenxuan, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Wang, Yifei, Peng, Lu & Yu, Ziyue. Impacts of infrastructure construction on ecosystem services in new-type urbanization area of North China Plain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 185, 10 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106376

Ding, Rui, Shi, Wenjiao, Lu, Changhe, Lu, Hongwei, Shi, Xiaoli, Deng, Xiangzheng & Cui, Jiaying. Future unbalanced-trends of grain supply and demand on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Cleaner Production 367, 10 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132993

Li, Zhihui, Wu, Haowei & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Spatial Pattern of Water Footprints for Crop Production in Northeast China. Sustainability 14, 13 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/su142013649

Li, Jiayang, Zheng, Xinqi, Zhang, Chunxiao, Deng, Xiangzheng & Chen, Youmin. How to evaluate the dynamic relevance between landscape pattern and thermal environment on urban agglomeration? Ecological Indicators 138, 14 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108795

Khondakar, Arifuzzaman, Dong, Jinwei, Li, Zhichao, Deng, Xiangzheng, Singha, Mrinal, Rahman, Md Mizanur, Jin, Zhenong, Wang, Shaoqiang, Zhen, Lin & Xiao, Xiangming. Spatiotemporal pattern of the dynamics in area, production, and yield of Aus rice in Bangladesh and its response to droughts from 1980 to 2018. Journal of Geographical Sciences 32, 2069-2084 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-022-2037-y

He, Dawei, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jin, Gui, Wang, Xinsheng, Zhang, Yali, Sun, Zhigang, Shi, Wenjiao & Zhao, Zhe. Ecological Efficiency of Grass-Based Livestock Husbandry Under the Background of Rural Revitalization: An Empirical Study of Agro-Pastoral Ecotone. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10, 12 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.848134

Fan, Jie, Zhao, Pengjun, Zhou, Shangyi, Deng, Xiangzheng & Wang, Chen. Disciplinary structure and development strategy of human geography in China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 32, 1654-1669 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-022-2016-3

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Yue, Tianxiang, Liu, Yujie, Dong, Jingwei, Sun, Zhigang, Chen, Mingxing, Shi, Wenjiao, Zhang, Xuezhen, Zhao, Zhe & Yu, Ziyue. Changes in China's Food Self-Sufficiency Rate in the Context of a Changing Dietary Structure. Journal of Global Information Management 30, 1-19 (2022). DOI: 10.4018/jgim.298666

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Wang, Guofeng, Song, Wei, Chen, Mingxin, Liu, Yujie, Sun, Zhigang, Dong, Jinwei, Yue, Tianxiang & Shi, Wenjiao. 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, 10 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.865883

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Liang, Li, Wu, Feng, Wang, Zhenbo & He, Shujin. A review of the balance of regional development in China from the perspective of development geography. Journal of Geographical Sciences 32, 3-22 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-021-1930-0

Cheng, Wei, Macmartin, Douglas G., Kravitz, Ben, Visioni, Daniele, Bednarz, Ewa M., Xu, Yangyang, Luo, Yong, Huang, Lei, Hu, Yongyun, Staten, Paul W., Hitchcock, Peter, Moore, John C., Guo, Anboyu & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Changes in Hadley circulation and intertropical convergence zone under strategic stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 5, 11 (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41612-022-00254-6

Cheng, Wei, Duan, Xiaonan, Moore, John C., Deng, Xiangzheng*, Luo, Yong, Huang, Lei & Wang, Yongli. Unevenly distributed CO2 and its impacts on surface energy balance. Atmospheric Research 274, 14 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106196

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. Global monthly gridded atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations under the historical and future scenarios. Sci Data 9, 83 (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41597-022-01196-7

Chen, Jiandong, Xu, Chong, Song, Malin, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Shen, Zhiyang. Towards sustainable development: Distribution effect of carbon-food nexus in Chinese cities. Applied Energy 309, 12 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.118470

Jin, Gui, Guo, Baishu, Cheng, Jinhua, Deng, Xiangzheng & Wu, Feng. Layout optimization and support system of territorial space: An analysis framework based on resource efficiency. Acta Geographica Sinica 77, 534-546 (2022). (in Chinese)

Hao, Zhaoyin, Wang, Chengxin, Bai, Mingyue, Deng, Xiangzheng, Dou, Wangsheng & Yu, Shangkun. 'Two Mountains' theory: Chinese practice and promotion of the theories about human-environment relationship. China Population Resources and Environment 32, 136-144 (2022). (in Chinese)

Ding, Rui, Shi, Wenjiao, Lyu, Changhe, Lu, Hongwei, Deng, Xiangzheng, Shao, Jing'an & Cui, Jiaying. The Impact of Climate Change on Grain Supply and Demand Balance in Tibet in the Future. Scientia Geographica Sinica 42, 772-781 (2022). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Liang, Li, Liao, Xiaoyong, Liu, Yujie, Li, Zhihui, Yue, Tianxiang, Dong, Jinwei, Sun, Zhigang & Chen, Mingxing. Research on changes in grain production pressure and protection strategies in the black soil region of Northeast China under the influence of international grain trade. Journal of Natural Resources 37, 2209-2217 (2022). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jiang, Sijian, Li, Xing, Zhao, Haipeng, Han, Ze, Dong, Jinwei, Sun, Zhigang & Chen, Mingxing. Dynamics of regional land uses affecting spatial heterogeneity of surface CO2 concentration. Acta Geographica Sinica 77, 936-946 (2022). (in Chinese)

Bai, Yuping, Wang, Jiabin, Liu, Lian, Du, Yudong, Deng, Xiangzheng & Chen, Jiancheng. Prediction and trade-off analysis of ecosystem service value in Heihe River Basin: A case study in Zhangye City. Acta Ecologica Sinica 42, 5187-5199 (2022). (in Chinese)

Zhang, Fan, Deng, Xiangzheng, Xie, Li & Xu, Ning. China's energy-related carbon emissions projections for the shared socioeconomic pathways. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 168, 11 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105456

Yang, Xin, Shang, Guangyin & Deng, Xiangzheng. Estimation, decomposition and reduction potential calculation of carbon emissions from urban construction land: evidence from 30 provinces in China during 2000–2018. Environment, Development and Sustainability 24, 7958-7975 (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s10668-021-01769-3

Xu, Lidan, Deng, Xiangzheng, Jiang, Qun’ou & Ma, Fengkui. Identification and alleviation pathways of multidimensional poverty and relative poverty in counties of China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 31, 1715-1736 (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-021-1919-8

Wu, Feng, Liu, Guijun, Guo, Naliang, Li, Zhihui & Deng, Xiangzheng. The impact of COVID-19 on China’s regional economies and industries. Journal of Geographical Sciences 31, 565-583 (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-021-1859-3

Liu, Gang, Zhang, Fan & Deng, Xiangzheng. Is virtual water trade beneficial for the water-deficient regions? New evidences from the Yellow River Basin, China. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 38, 12 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100964

Li, Zhihui, Xia, Jun, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Yan, Haiming. Multilevel modelling of impacts of human and natural factors on ecosystem services change in an oasis, Northwest China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 169, 11 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105474

Li, Zhihui, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Zhang, Yue. Evaluation and convergence analysis of socio-economic vulnerability to natural hazards of Belt and Road Initiative countries. Journal of Cleaner Production 282, 9 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125406

Jiang, Sijian, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Liu, Gang & Zhang, Fan. Climate change-induced economic impact assessment by parameterizing spatially heterogeneous CO2 distribution. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 167, 11 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120668

Dong, Yin, Jin, Gui, Deng, Xiangzheng & Wu, Feng. Multidimensional measurement of poverty and its spatio-temporal dynamics in China from the perspective of development geography. Journal of Geographical Sciences 31, 130-148 (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-021-1836-x

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jin, Gui, He, Shujin, Wang, Chengxin, Li, Zhaohua, Wang, Zhanqi, Song, Malin, Yang, Qingyuan, Zhang, Anlu & Chen, Jiancheng. Research progress and prospect on development geography. Journal of Geographical Sciences 31, 437-455 (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-021-1852-x

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Han, Ze, Xie, Wei, Wang, Guoxia & Fan, Zhe. Risk evaluation of the grain supply chain in China. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 1-20 (2021). DOI: 10.1080/13675567.2021.2009450

Bai, Yuping, Deng, Xiangzheng, Cheng, Yunfei, Hu, Yecui & Zhang, Lijin. Exploring regional land use dynamics under shared socioeconomic pathways: A case study in Inner Mongolia, China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 166, 15 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120606

Zhang, Fan, Xuan, Xin & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Research Progress and Prospect on the Non-Uniform Distribution of Atmospheric CO2 Concentration and its Influence on Surface Warming. Journal of Geo-Information Science 23, 1362-1371 (2021). (in Chinese)

Xu, Lidan, Deng, Xiangzheng, Jiang, Qun'ou & Ma, Fengkui. Identification and poverty alleviation pathways of multidimensional poverty and relative poverty at county level in China. Acta Geographica Sinica 76, 1455-1470 (2021). (in Chinese)

Wu, Feng, Liu, Guijun, Guo, Naliang, Li, Zhihui & Deng, Xiangzheng. The effects of COVID-19 epidemic on regional economy and industry in China. Acta Geographica Sinica 76, 1034-1048 (2021). (in Chinese)

Huang, Jikun, Chen, Bin, Deng, Xiangzheng, Fang, Debin, Huang, Haijun, Li, Haizheng, Li, Shantong, Liu, Shouying, Wei, Houkai, Zhang, Xiaobo, Zhang, Wei, Li, Lei & Xu, Shuxian. Analysis of research hotspots in management of coordinated development of economy and society. Journal of Management Sciences in China 24, 163-170 (2021). (in Chinese)

Fan, Jie, Zhao, Pengjun, Zhou, Shangyi, Deng, Xiangzheng & Wang, Chen. Disciplinary structure and development strategy of human geography in China. Acta Geographica Sinica 76, 2083-2093 (2021). (in Chinese)

Dong, Yin, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jin, Gui & Zhang, Zhengyu. Efficiency evaluation and influencing factors of rural specialized cooperativestaking yuanping city, shanxi as a case study. Journal of China Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning 42, 184-193 (2021). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Yang, Kaizhong, Shan, Jingjing, Dong, Suocheng, Zhang, Wenge, Guo, Rongxing, Tan, Minghong, Zhao, Pengjun, Li, Yu, Miao, Changhong & Cui, Yaoping. Urban agglomeration and industrial transformation and development in the Yellow River Basin. Journal of Natural Resources 36, 273-289 (2021). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Liang, Li, Wu, Feng, Wang, Zhenbo & He, Shujin. Chinese balanced regional development strategy from the perspective of development geography. Acta Geographica Sinica 76, 261-276 (2021). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jiang, Sijian, Liu, Bing, Wang, Zehao & Shao, Qing. Statistical analysis of the relationship between carbon emissions and temperature rise with the spatially heterogenous distribution of carbon dioxide concentration. Journal of Natural Resources 36, 934-947 (2021). (in Chinese)

Cheng, Shengkui, Dong, Jichang, Liu, Xiuli, Liu, Xiaojie, Zong, Geng, Li, Xiuting & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Key Scientific Issues on National Nutrition and Food Security in China in the New Era:Summary of the 249~(th) NSFC Shuangqing Forum. Bulletin of National Natural Science Foundation of China 35, 426-434 (2021). (in Chinese)

Chen, Yuxin, Liu, Bing, Deng, Xiangzheng & Zhang, Fan. Vulnerability assessment of rural industry development under the background of rural revitalization strategy: Analysis based on peasant household survey data. Research of Agricultural Modernization 42, 996-1005 (2021). (in Chinese)

Zhao, Zhe, Bai, Yuping, Deng, Xiangzheng, Chen, Jiancheng, Hou, Jian & Li, Zhihui. Changes in Livestock Grazing Efficiency Incorporating Grassland Productivity: The Case of Hulun Buir, China. Land 9, 13 (2020). DOI: 10.3390/land9110447

Zhang, Fan, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Phillips, Fred, Fang, Chuanglin & Wang, Chao. Impacts of industrial structure and technical progress on carbon emission intensity: Evidence from 281 cities in China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 154, 10 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119949

Wen, Xin & Deng, Xiangzheng. Current soil erosion assessment in the Loess Plateau of China: A mini-review. Journal of Cleaner Production 276, 10 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123091

Wang, Guofeng, Qian, Ziyu & Deng, Xiangzheng. Analysis of Environmental Policy and the Performance of Sustainable Agricultural Development in China. Sustainability 12, 16 (2020). DOI: 10.3390/su122410453

Wang, Chunli, Jiang, Qun’ou, Deng, Xiangzheng, Lv, Kexin & Zhang, Zhonghui. Spatio-Temporal Evolution, Future Trend and Phenology Regularity of Net Primary Productivity of Forests in Northeast China. Remote Sensing 12, 22 (2020). DOI: 10.3390/rs12213670

Samie, A., Abbas, A., Azeem, M. M., Hamid, S., Iqbal, M. A., Hasan, S. S. & Deng, X. Examining the impacts of future land use/land cover changes on climate in Punjab province, Pakistan: implications for environmental sustainability and economic growth. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 27, 25415-25433 (2020). DOI: 10.1007/s11356-020-08984-x

Peng, Lu, Xia, Jun, Li, Zhihui, Fang, Chuanglin & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Spatio-temporal dynamics of water-related disaster risk in the Yangtze River Economic Belt from 2000 to 2015. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 161, 9 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104851

Liang, L., Deng, X.*, Wang, P., Wang, Z. & Wang, L. Assessment of the impact of climate change on cities livability in China. Sci Total Environ 726, 138339 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138339

Li, Zhihui, Deng, Xiangzheng* & Peng, Lu. Uncovering trajectories and impact factors of CO2 emissions: A sectoral and spatially disaggregated revisit in Beijing. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 158, 10 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120124

Li, Z., Deng, X.*, Jin, G., Mohmmed, A. & Arowolo, A. O. Tradeoffs between agricultural production and ecosystem services: A case study in Zhangye, Northwest China. Sci Total Environ 707, 136032 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136032

Wang, Jingyu, Bai, Yuping, Yihzong, Wurihan, Li, Zhihui, Deng, Xiangzheng, Moinul, Islam & Shunsuke, Managi. Measuring inclusive wealth of China: Advances in sustainable use of resources. J Environ Manage 264, 110328 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110328

Jin, Gui, Guo, Baishu & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Is there a decoupling relationship between CO2 emission reduction and poverty alleviation in China? Technological Forecasting and Social Change 151, 10 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119856

Hou, Lingling, Liu, Pengfei, Huang, Jikun & Deng, Xiangzheng. The influence of risk preferences, knowledge, land consolidation, and landscape diversification on pesticide use. Agricultural Economics 51, 759-776 (2020). DOI: 10.1111/agec.12590

Fang, Chuanglin, Cui, Xuegang, Deng, Xiangzheng & Liang, Longwu. Urbanization and eco-environment coupling circle theory and coupler regulation. Journal of Geographical Sciences 30, 1043-1059 (2020). DOI: 10.1007/s11442-020-1769-9

Dong, Yin, Jin, Gui & Deng, Xiangzheng. Dynamic interactive effects of urban land-use efficiency, industrial transformation, and carbon emissions. Journal of Cleaner Production 270, 14 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122547

Wang, Guofeng & Deng, Xiangzheng*. Industrial development to increase rural income under the strategy of rural revitalization: International experiences and Chinas practices. Research of Agricultural Modernization 41, 910-918 (2020). (in Chinese)

Ouyang, Zhu, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Sun, Zhigang, Long, Hualou, Zhang, Linxiu, Li, Fadong & Jin, Gui. Regional agricultural research in contributing to national economic development. Acta Geographica Sinica 75, 2636-2654 (2020). (in Chinese)

Li, Zhihui, Qi, Lin, Deng, Xiangzheng & Chen, Zhongfei. The Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Energy Investment Risk in Countries along China's Belt &Road Initiative. Bulletin of National Natural Science Foundation of China 34, 728-739 (2020). (in Chinese)

Li, Junlong, Deng, Xiangzheng, Zhang, Fan & Cai, Chuangneng. The effects of ecological forest compensation on farmers' income from the perspective of incentive compatibility theory: An empirical study in Sanming, Fujian. Journal of Natural Resources 35, 2942-2955 (2020). (in Chinese)

Jin, Gui, Deng, Xiangzheng, Dong, Yin & Wu, Feng. China's multidimensional poverty measurement and its spatiotemporal interaction characteristics in the perspective of development geography. Acta Geographica Sinica 75, 1633-1646 (2020). (in Chinese)

Jiang, Sijian, Deng, Xiangzheng*, Zhou, Xiaoxue & Wang, Guofeng. Quantitative predictions of impacts of trade friction between China and the US on wheat trade and its embodied carbon emissions. Journal of Agro-Environment Science 39, 762-773 (2020). (in Chinese)

Deng, Xiangzheng*, Jin, Gui, He, Shujin, Wang, Chengxin, Li, Zhaohua, Wang, Zhanqi, Song, Malin, Yang, Qingyuan, Zhang, Anlu & Chen, Jiancheng. Research progress and prospect on development geography. Acta Geographica Sinica 75, 226-239 (2020). (in Chinese)

Main Honors and Awards

2022, Progress in Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Award, "Key techniques and applications of scale economy evaluation of modern agriculture and its spatial mapping" (ranked 1st among the 10 team members)

2022, Shanxi Province Science and Technology Progress Award, "Land system optimization management and dynamic assessment of ecological effects" (ranked 1st among the five team members)

2021, Land Resources Science and Technology Award, “Ecological Priority Land Planning and Supervision Techniques and Applications in Southwest Low-Hill Slope Mountainous Areas”.  (ranked 2nd among the 10 team members)

2020, China New Development Awards for book “River Basin Management” published by Springer Nature (ranked 1st within the two authors).

2019 National Environmental Protection Science and Technology Award, “Key technologies for monitoring and modeling land use/cover change and its ecological and climatic effects” (ranked 4th among the 9 team members).

2018, Progress in Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Award, “Integration of poverty-causing factors and identification of concentrated and contiguous poverty areas” (ranked 1st among the 10 team members).

2017, Land and Natural Resources Science and Technology Award, “Key technologies and applications of land use change dynamic model construction” (ranked 1st among the 10 team members).

2015, Progress in Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Award, "Key techniques and applications of multi-scale forecasting and future scenario mapping of land use change" (ranked 1st among the 10 team members)

2022, Named in the World’s Top 2% Scientists List 

2021-2023, Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Social Sciences (2023) and Cross-Field (2021 and 2022)

2021, Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2020, Chinese Academy of Sciences University Excellent Course Award - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

2020, The 12th Hubei Province Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award

2019, National Poverty Alleviation Award selection committee member of The State Council Leading Group on Poverty Alleviation and Development

2019, Excellent paper Award at Sustainable Asia Conference

2018, National Leading Talents of “Ten Thousands Talent Program” of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China

2018, The State Council Special Allowance Expert

2017, Young and middle-aged science and technology innovation leaders of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China

2017, CHANG JIANG Scholars of the Ministry of Education of China

2017, Outstanding contributions in the National Hundred, Thousand and Ten-Thousand Talent Project of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China

2017, Excellent Author Award, Acta Geographica Sinica

2012, Distinguished Young Scholar of National Natural Foundation of China

Major Research Projects

Agricultural land-use system management, NSFC Grant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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