Committee Members (2012-2014)



Executive Committee Members



Xiaohua (Adam) Wei, Overall Responsibility, Newsletters, Web Administration, Meetings and Connection with China
Title: Watershed Research Chair, Associate Professor at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada; Associate Editor of ECOHYDROLOGY
Research Interest: forest ecological and hydrological processes; watershed ecosystem analysis and modeling
Tel: 1-250-8078750



Vice President: 

Yushun Chen, in charge of Membership and Get-together Meetings in USA
Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Environmental Quality and Watershed-Ecosystems Health Laboratory, Aquaculture and Fisheries Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, U.S.A.
Research interests: Aquatic ecology, water quality, eutrophication and terrestrial-aquatic Links
Tel: 870-575-8136 
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Conference and Event Coordinator: 

Rui Zhang

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University
Research interest: Modeling of population dynamics under disturbance and
climate change
Phone: 978-756-6167


Treasurer and Membership Administrator:

Wei Ren

Title: Research Fellow, International Center for Climate and Global Change Research (ICCGCR) at Auburn University
Research Interest:  Ecosystem modeling of global changes in climate, land use/land cover, and atmospheric chemistry  
Phone: (334) 844-1003


Website Administrator:

Weimin Xi

Title: senior ecologist at the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Research Interest: Interface of forest ecology, disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, eco-informatics, and climate change biology. 
Phone - (979) 777-8602

Peicong Zhou
Title: Ph.D. student with University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and Jiangxi Agricultural University.
Research Interest: Impact of forest change on hydrology, Biophysics
Phone: 86-13576037861, 1-(778)4362653
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Email List Administrator:

Xubin Pan 

Title: Research Scientist with the Institute of Plant Quarantine, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine
Research Interest: biodiversity, stormwater management, ecological engineering and nano-materials
Phone: 86-18210388712


Newsletter Editor:

Chao Song

Title: PhD student, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
Research interests: global change biology, biogeochemistry
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Mingfang Zhang

Title: Ph.D. Candidate at Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Canada
Research Interest: forest disturbances/climate change and water
Phone: 1-250-807-8779


Jianguo Guo
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
Research interests: Forest ecology, Dendrochronology, Tree growth modelling, Wood anatomy, Wood quality, Species competition and Climate change.
Phone: 780-2481390 (office)

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Chi Yuan 
Title: Ph.D. Candidate at University of Arizona
Research interest: theoretical ecology, species coexisting, ecological niche and modeling
Phone: 5206211889


China Liaison Officer:

Lingli Liu
Title: Principal Investigator, State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Interests:  atmospheric pollution, climate changes and biogeochemical cycles at different scales
Tel: +86-10-62836160
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Hong Liu
Title: Assistant Professor at Florida International University and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Research Interest: Impacts of global change on endangered species conservation; plant animal interactions; and invasive species ecology
Tel: 305-348-6799,
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Adviser and Past Sino-Eco President:

Jianwu Tang, Adviser and Past Sino-Eco President
Title: Assistant Professor at the Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory/ Brown University
Research Interest: terrestrial ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, and global change ecology
Tel: 508-289-7162



Advisory Committee


Jiquan Chen <>

Ben Gu <>

Charlie Huang <>

Yiqi Luo <>

Shili Miao

Changhui Peng <>

Ge Sun

Jianwu Tang<>

Jianguo Wu <


It started in 1988! List of the members in 1988(PDF).

The idea of having a SINO-ecological organization can be traced back to as early as 1986 at the joint meeting of ESA and the International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) at Syracuse. During the 1988 annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, at the University of California, Davis, over 20 overseas students conceived the idea of forming an overseas Chinese ecological organization (Photo above, Davis 1988). After the meeting, Jianguo Wu, Xinyuan Wu, and Yegang Wu (the “Triple Wu”) worked diligently and passionately to establish the organization, and came up with the name, SINO-ECOLOGISTS CLUB OVERSEAS (SINO-ECO for short) ( China Daily 1989).

The association members elected the first president in November 1989. In January 1990, the association passed its bylaws, and soon after that the Association was officially registered as a non-profit organization. Currently, SINO-ECO is a non-profit academic organization registered in the State of Massachusetts, USA.

The following is the list of SINO-ECO presidents in chronological order: Drs. Jianguo Liu, Xingguo Han, Pu Mou, Jiquan Chen, Xi He, Quan Dong, Ye Qi, Guanghui Lin, Junda Lin, Yude Pan, Shi li Miao, Changhui Peng, Binghe Gu, Ge Sun, Jianwu Tang, and Xiaohua Wei.

Most of the association members hold advanced degrees and are working in universities, research institutes, and government agencies in North America. There are also some members on other continents. Many SINO-ECO members are now major players in their research fields, including, but not limited to, global change ecology, landscape ecology, ecosystem restoration, remote sensing, aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, conservation biology, and biological invasion . SINO-ECO members are making significant contributions to advances in ecology and using ecological principals and theories to solve real world problems. /p>