姜丙坤 | 研究助理
Bingkun Jiang | Research assistant
Bingkun joined the iMEP conservation lab in July 2018 as Pro. Binbin Li’s research assistant. At present, He is responsible for the project of grazing threat of panda habitats in Sichuan.
His undergraduate major is Animal Science, and then ot his master degree in animal ecology and biodiversity protection from IOZ, CAS. What he learned about the livestock industry in college makes him more dialectical when it comes to animal protection and animal welfare. His previous research focused on mammals and biodiversity loss in northeast China. At present, China’s biodiversity is facing a variety of threats, hope our iMEP lab can make a little difference about it. He wishes to be able to do practical work on diversity protection in the future.
欧凯莉 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Kelley REARDON | Second year iMEP student
Kelley在Stonehill College 获得了环境科学学士学位，并辅修了中国语言和文化。Kelley以前曾在一家私人咨询公司担任环境科学家，还曾作为美国志愿队成员在缅因环境保护署工作两年。
今年夏天，Kelley与“印度野生动物研究中心“合作，独立负责一个中印合作研究项目作为她的硕士课题。该项目的重点是围绕保护区 (PAs) 的农村社区，这些地区是关键物种的栖息地，如孟加拉虎 (P. tigris) 和大熊猫 (A. melanoleuca) 。项目的最终目标是发展以社区为基础的保护计划, 减少围绕保护区的人兽冲突。
Kelley received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a minor in Chinese Language and Culture from Stonehill College. Kelley previously worked as an environmental scientist for a private consulting company. She also served as an AmeriCorps member in the Maine Conservation Corps program at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for two years.
This summer, Kelley led an independent research project in rural India and China in collaboration with an NGO called The Centre for Wildlife Studies- India. The project focuses on rural communities surrounding protected areas (PAs) that are habitats for flagship species such as the Bengal tiger (P. tigris) and giant panda (A. melanoleuca). Kelley plans to use this data in her master’s project with the ultimate goal of developing community-based conservation programs that will reduce conflict surrounding PAs.
After graduating, Kelley is passionate about continuing to pioneer projects that promote biodiversity protection by empowering communities to design and implement conservation programs. She would also like to utilize her strong interests in writing, photography, and film to share stories that unite the public in supporting innovative solutions to environmental problems around the world.
王之湉 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Julie MAO | Second year iMEP student
Julie是 iMEP 二年级学生，她在位于教堂山的北卡罗来纳大学获得了生物学学士学位，并在2016年12月辅修了化学和环境研究专业。在过去的两个夏天，她曾在美国能源部和美国内务部的国土管理局实习，在那里她分别担任环境质量管理专家和自然资源专家。她对环境健康、可持续性、自然资源管理和保护很感兴趣，希望通过环境咨询或全球管理咨询的方式参与有关的工作。今年，她的研究将集中在了解重金属如何影响中国的熊猫种群及个体，并学习重金属测定的方法。
Julie is a 2nd year iMEP student who received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, minoring in chemistry and environmental studies in December 2016. Over the past two summers she has interned at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Land Management, where she worked as an environmental quality management specialist and a natural resource specialist, respectively. She has interests in environmental health, sustainability, natural resource management and conservation and hopes to pursue these sectors through environmental consulting or global management consulting. This year, her research will focus on understanding how heavy metals impact panda populations in China, at what threshold the metals impact panda’s biological systems, and the methods for measuring the effects of heavy metals.
刘翠 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Cui (Janet) LIU | Second year iMEP student
Cui used to learn Environmental Engineering at Dalian University of Technology in China. Long for more interdisciplinary wisdoms from economic and policy perspectives to tackle with complex environmental problems the world is facing, she came to DKU and found her passion in conservation here.
Now as a student of Master of Environmental Policy Program, she’s leading a project to mitigate the livestock impact on panda habitats in Pingwu County, China. Over the past summer, she made friends with the forests and local communities when conducting field research and household surveys. These experiences confirmed her that humans are an important component in conservation, especially in China.
Inspired by an international training course Conservation Leadership Programme, Cui hopes to work in conservational non-profits to improve society’s environmental behaviors by conducting ecological fieldwork and/or community empowerment. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports including tennis, badminton and bike riding.
高妍 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Yan GAO | Second year iMEP student
Yan Gao is currently a candidate for Master of Environmental Policy program at Duke Kunshan University. After receiving her B.A. degree in English Literature with a dual degree in Economics from Wuhan University (2016), she found her passion in wildlife conservation.
Yan won the “The 2018 BirdLife Young Conservation Leaders Awards” as a team member and received £10,000 of grant funding for the research “Protect giant panda habitat from livestock overgrazing in Pingwu County, China.” The research includes 1) field research, through livestock disturbance surveys, bamboo surveys, giant panda’s sign survey to quantify the changes of giant panda habitat casued by livestock grazing and 2) household interviews to further understand the social cause of grazing conflicts, and 3) identifying possible solutions using social-economic approach. She also conducted the case study of “Laohegou – the first privately managed nature reserve in China” regarding its community development projects.
Furthermore, Yan is also working for the Paradise Foundation, a domestic non-profit organization, as an intern. Her responsibilities mainly focus on preliminary research of potential nature reserve, protected area planning and African projects coordinating.
梁思琪 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Siqi LIANG | First year iMEP student
Siqi has been healthily obsessed with birds since she was nineteen years old, and then she decide to become a conservation scientist who works in the intersection of conservation ecology, policy-making, and science communication. Currently she is a researcher tracing biodiversity changes in two different types of forest, a Master’s student of environmental policy, and a part-time science writer. She is very interested in getting a Ph.D. position to be a more professional conservation scientist.
孙韶音 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Shaoyin SUN | First year iMEP student
Shaoyin graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in May 2017, with BAs in Environmental Studies and Psychology. After graduation, she started her work with the Paradise Foundation. From July to September in 2017, she interned at Bayuelin project area in Sichuan and led a species recognition program. From October 2017 to May 2018, she worked at Xianghai project area as an administrative assistant, and gained a broad of knowledge on reserve management in China from an NGO’s perspective. Her current research interest in conservation include the policy impacts on biodiversity such as the Belt and Road Initiative, nature reserve management in China under private ownership or managed by NGOs, and she is also interested in research of the Canidae population in China.
徐晶晶 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Jingjing (Elle) XU | First year iMEP student
Birthday: World Rhino Day
Research interests: Wildlife ecology, especially in African savanna ecosystem; Animal behaviors and how do their behaviors associated with environmental change; Human-wildlife conflict; Commercial mechanisms applied in conservation.
Experience: Assessed Wenrui-Tang river revitalization; Conducted field research with Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya; Investigating illegal ivory/rhino horns trade in Southeastern Asia
; Delivered speeches in conservation sharing sessions in cities like Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
胡淼 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Miao HU | First year iMEP student
It was Jane Goodall’s Hope for Animals and Their World that successfully aroused her sense of mission at first. When reading her brilliant work experience in forest, Miao can’t help yearning for doing the same lofty cause. However, her dream was almost broken off when she entered in to an agriculture university, which lay much emphasis on plants and agricultural commodities. Born in modern city she held no interest in agriculture and her dream ought to be wilder and more thrilling.
Choosing the Wildlife Protection Training Camp in Kenya in 2017 is more like her life turning point, which forces her to reflect on the meaning of lives and the relationship of species. She realized that the conflict between people and animal is far more sophisticated than she’ve originally thought. This experience has given her the desire to explore the conservation biology works in China. After returning from Kenya, she worked as a volunteer in East Dongting Lake to do some researches about the protection of finless porpoise with the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After that, she went to Sichuan Tangjiahe National reserve for 4 months and carried out some protection work about Takin and Yellow-throat Martin at the field protection station. And in this summer, she went to the northwestern Gulf of Guangxi province to experience the coastal protection and biodiversity surveys of Chinese cockroaches. From those experiences, she found some interesting commonalities and differences between those various protected areas.
But she is still exploring future research directions now, she prefers studying some issues related to the relationships between humans and wildlife and do more great things to protect endangered species in the world.