Qicheng Zhong

Qicheng Zhong
Shanghai Acadamy Of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning

PhD

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Introduction
I am a senior engineer in urban greening at the Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning. I also served as a visiting scholar in the urban forestry lab at the University of British Columbia. I earned my Ph.D. degree in ecosystem ecology from East China Normal University with a “Shanghai Excellent Dissertation Reward” in 2014. My main research interests include spatial layout and ecosystem service of UGI, and the role of urban forestry in adapting to climate change.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - March 2020
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Researcher
June 2016 - July 2019
Shanghai Acadamy Of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning
Position
  • Engineer
April 2014 - March 2015
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (33)
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Background and Aims The reclamation of natural salt marshes for agricultural use is expected to profoundly influence the effects of predicted global warming on the carbon balance of coastal areas globally. This study was undertaken to understand the potential for soil respiration changes in a disturbed coastal ecosystem under future atmospheric war...
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Large areas of natural coastal wetlands have suffered severely from human-driven damages or conversions (e.g., land reclamations), but coastal carbon flux responses in reclaimed wetlands are largely unknown. The lack of knowledge of the environmental control mechanisms of carbon fluxes also limits the carbon budget management of reclaimed wetlands....
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Although Brownfield greening (BG) can be a crucial solution to green space deficiency in dense urban areas, the potential benefits of different BG initiatives have rarely been quantitatively pre-evaluated. Here, the concept and main features of BG and its costs and benefits are firstly depicted. Next, a conceptual framework is presented which combi...
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How does the CO2 budget in coastal wetlands respond to dynamic and composite agroforestry reclamations is unclear. For six consecutive years, CO2 flux data were measured using the eddy covariance (EC) technique to determine the CO2 budget changes and the key factors controlling the variations of net CO2 ecosystem exchange (NEE) over a reclaimed coa...
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The aboveground carbon storage (AGC) of urban forests is an important indicator reflecting the ecological function of urban forests. It is essential to monitor the AGC of urban forests and analyze their spatiotemporal distributions. Remote sensing is a technical tool that can be leveraged to accurately monitor forest AGC, whereas machine learning i...
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Habitat fragmentation, a contributor to biodiversity degradation in urbanized regions, will result from rapid urbanization. Due to the low quality of habitats and the complexity of land use in high-density cities, traditional ecological corridor development approaches may not be viable for urban contexts. Furthermore, unlike other ecological corrid...
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The urban ecological network has gained substantial interest in the context of urban sustainable development research in recent years. It guides the optimization of the urban ecological spatial layout, which is an important means for inventory development and ecological construction. However, traditional construction methods may not be suitable for...
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As the components having the highest biological activity and fastest turnover rate in the plant root system, fineroots (≤2mm) are very sensitive to global climate change and significantly affect the carbon balance and nutrient cycling inthe belowground part of the terrestrial ecosystem. Coastal wetlands are among the ecosystems with significant car...
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The middle reaches of the Yangtze River region (MRYRR) are China’s first trans-regional urban agglomeration, located in the center of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The MRYRR is an important ecological reserve, and its land cover changes are affected by both socio-economic development and geographical environment. In this paper, Landsat ETM/TM/OL...
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Obtaining the characteristics of an urban ecological network structure and connectivity plays an important guiding role in the concrete implementation of ecological construction in a space. Resistance assignment is a key step in ecological network construction. However, most research ignores the diversity of land use in an urbanization environment...
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The capacity and ecological flows of ecosystem services as well as the demand for them are key areas of urban and rural ecological planning that have been studied using the spatial-explicit model as a decision support tool. This study develops a framework for mapping the relationships among the capacity of and demand for ecosystem services, ecologi...
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Wetlands play an important role in global carbon (C) cycling. However, little is known about the effects of climate warming on wetland C cycling, which may bias our prediction of wetland functioning under global climate change. This study was undertaken to examine the potential changes in soil C, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) pools and the relate...
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Wetlands play an important role in global carbon (C) cycling. However, little is known about the effects of climate warming on wetland C cycling, which may bias our prediction of wetland functioning under global climate change. This study was undertaken to examine the potential changes in soil C, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) pools and the relate...
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The objectives of this study are to estimate the total biomass of forests in Shanghai and its temporal dynamic during the past two decades. Taking report data from a continuous inventory of forest resources in 2014 and in-situ measured data from typical sample plots of forests in 2013-2014, biomass of forests in Shanghai were estimated using the co...
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An ecosystem service assessment index system for artificial forest in estuarine plain was set up. Values of 12 items of forest ecosystem services (classified as provisioning, regulation and culture services) of three islands in Chongming were assessed respectively, and total values and per unit area values in different towns were also analyzed. The...
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Climate warming is one of the main characteristics of global climate change and has a significant impact on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. Soil microbial biomass is a crucial component of soil ecosystem and plays an important role in biogeochemical cycles and energy flow in ecosystems. However, soil microbial biomass is highl...
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This paper puts forward three basic principles for the classification of challenging urban site types: (1) The large-scale and middle-scale patterns are based on the basic principles of forest site classification; (2) Effects of direct human interference should be emphasized; (3) It must put particular attention on the rigid constraints of soil and...
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Soil enzymes are an important part of a wetland ecosystem. In this study, we evaluated the responses of soil enzymatic activities to long-term warming in relation to soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus; this model has an important meaning in Yangtze Estuary Wetlands with Phragmites australis sustainable management under the conditions of climate...
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Uncertainty associated with multiple sources of error exists in biomass estimation over large areas. This uncertainty affects the accuracy of the resultant biomass estimates. A new method that introduces Taylor series principles into a Monte Carlo simulation procedure was proposed and developed for estimating regional-scale aboveground biomass, alo...
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[Objective] The aim of this study was to investigate the amelioration effects of different salt-tolerant shrub-herb communities on saline soil in a coastal reclaimed zone. [Method] In the 1998-year reclaimed zone at Dongtan of Chongming Island in the Yangtze estuary, 6 salt-tolerant shrub-herb communities which had been planted more than 8 years we...
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Vegetated intertidal wetlands (mangrove and salt marsh) often have high vegetation productivity, low organic carbon decomposition rate, low CH4 emission rate and high carbon deposition rate, thereby performing as one of the ecosystems with the fastest carbon sequestration rate per unit area. As a major contributor to global “blue carbon” sink, inte...
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The aim of this study was to analyze and model how biomass is allocated to the leaves, stems, and roots of perennial grass (reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea L., hereafter RCG) under elevated temperature (ET) (+approx. 3 °C) and CO2 (approx. 700 μmol mol−1) and with variable groundwater levels (high to low water levels) in a boreal environmen...
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Analysis of CO2 Footprint of coastal polder wetlands in Dongtan of Chongming during the crop growing season and dormant season was done using the flux source area model (FSAM). Results show that (1) the prevailing wind came from 135°-225° direction during the crop growing season, and from 315°-45° during the dormant season; (2) During the crop grow...
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To explore effects of configuration of plant community on physical and chemical properties of coastal saline soil, soil samples were collected from fields that had been under plant communities different in configuration for 10 years in polders on east beach of Chongming Island for analysis of physical and chemical properties (soil mechanical compos...
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During the growing season of 2011, the leaf photosynthesis, morphological and growth traits of Phragmites australis and Imperata cylindrica were investigated along a gradient of water table (low, medium and high) in the reclaimed tidal wetland at the Dongtan of Chongming Island in the Yangtze Estuary of China. A series of soil factors, i. e., soil...
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From January 2011 to January 2012, a monitoring was made on the soil respiration rate and its major affecting environmental factors along a gradient of water table (low, medium and high) in a reclaimed tidal wetland at the Dongtan of Chongming Island in the Yangtze Estuary of China. The annual soil respiration rate in the wetland with low, medium a...
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There are five vegetation communities for shore stabilization on the southern coast of Chongming Island: a reed (Phragmites australis) community, a 4-yr-old Salix babylonica–Phragmites australis community (4Sb), an 8-yr-old S. babylonica–P. australis community (8Sb), a 4-yr-old Taxodium ascendens–Phragmites australis community (4Ta), and an 8-yr-ol...
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Coastal erosion is currently a major problem along the southern coast of Chongming Island, Shanghai. To enhance the erosion protection ability of coastal shelterbelts, two woody tree species, Taxodium ascendens and Salix babylonica, were planted separately into Phragmites australis + Scirpus mariqueter communities in 2006. Two years later, we inves...
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Chongming Island,which locates at Yangtze River mouth,is the largest estuary alluvial island in the world. Plant configuration mode in riparian banks plays different functions on decreasing soil erosion and bank collapse.Four plant configuration modes located at collapsing banks of south coast of Chongming Island were studied in the paper,the four...

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To develop key technologies and modes regarding the construction of an ecological network system with reasonable layout pattern and multiple ecological functions in Shanghai
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To discover the interactions between roots and microbes in the rhizosphere of coastal vegetated wetland and the implications to soil element cycling under projected climate warming.