吴舒尧 | 博士后
Shuyao WU | Postdoctoral
Shuyao received his doctoral degree in physical geography from Peking University in 2019. From 2017 to 2018, he was a visiting PhD student at Yale University. In 2015, he graduated from a joint-master program from the University of British Columbia (Master of Forestry) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Master of Science in Biology). He obtained the Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation with Honors at UBC in 2013. His research interests include ecosystem services, biodiversity and ecosystem resilience and forest management and planning. Dr. Shuyao Wu will join Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in October 2019.
欧凯莉 | 环境政策硕士毕业生
Kelley REARDON | iMEP graduate 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现在是Verto Education的讲师，在那里她为在南太平洋出国学习的大学新生教授环境科学，包括斐济的气候变化，新西兰的可再生能源或是澳大利亚的大堡礁的海洋保护。 Kelley对文化与环境的交汇特别感兴趣，并希望在环境人类学方面继续进修。
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.
Kelley is now a Field Instructor for Verto Education, where she teaches environmental science for college freshmen studying abroad in the South Pacific. Each day is entirely different, whether she’s teaching students about climate change in Fiji, renewable energy in New Zealand or marine conservation in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Kelley is especially interested in the intersection of culture and the environment and hopes to pursue further education in environmental anthropology.
王之湉 | 环境政策硕士毕业生
Julie MAO | iMEP graduate student
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. Currently she working at consulting company: Scott Madden.
刘翠 | 环境政策硕士毕业生
Cui (Janet) LIU | iMEP graduate 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.
During her master’s program, she applied a conservation grant from BirdLife International and led a team to conduct conservation research on livestock impact on panda habitats in Pingwu County, China. Living with nature and doing household surveys with local communities confirmed her that humans are an important component in conservation, especially in China.
Currently Cui is working as a project consultant for Marine Conservation Program at Global Environmental Institute. Her projects at GEI include literature research on fishing gear optimization and fishermen capacity building.
高妍 | 环境政策硕士毕业生
Yan GAO | iMEP graduate 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.
During her master, Yan participated in the evaluation of Laohegou community project, the impact of livestock grazing grazing on the habitat of pandas, and the investigation of Chinese patrolmen. She joined The Paradise Fundation in 2019 and is currently an international project manager responsible for international project operations and overseas communications.
梁思琪 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Siqi LIANG | Second 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.
徐晶晶 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Jingjing (Elle) XU | Second year iMEP student
Elle received her B.S. in Finance and a minor in Biology from Kean University in 2018, but she’s always passionate about wildlife and nature since young. Elle began her conservation career in senior year with studying commercialization of wildlife conservation in Kenya. After college graduation, she went to Yunnan, Myanmar, and Laos to investigate the illegal wildlife trade market assisted by overseas tourism. She also collected information for WCS Guangzhou on African lion breeding and trades, took evidence of the Siberian tiger breeding industry and the tiger bone wine market in Harbin with Karl Ammann, and now works for Guangxi Biodiversity Research and Conservation Association on illegal marine wildlife trade network as a researcher.
Elle’s other research projects are related to animal behavior and conservation application. She conducted her research on Giant Panda’s behavior in response to livestock presence with China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda, and the comparison of lemur’s social behavior in cage and free-ranging with Duke Lemur Center. Elle’s working experiences are mostly in the conservation education field. She interned with the Paradise Foundation, served as an advisor for China House’s CITES program, and is in charge of course development with Animal Dialogue as CEO Assistance.
From pure animal research to realizing the key to conservation problems is human, Elle gets more interested in human-wildlife conflicts/co-existence, natural resources management, and social development problems. She is expecting to serve international conservation institutions and manage local conservation projects after graduating from Duke. Using science as evidence, economics and policy as mechanisms, she is hoping to achieve endangered species population recovering and local community development at the same time.
胡淼 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Miao HU | Second year iMEP student
Miao Hu is a second-year master student in the international Master of Environmental Policy. She is broadly interested in conservation biology, marine conservation, and the management of natural resources and nature reserves. Her research topics cover animal behavior, spatial analysis application, community-based development, and conservation policy and management. Her recent research focuses on investigating the influence of livestock overgrazing on the community composition of small mammals in Panda habitat. With the help of her advisor, Prof. Binbin Li. They aim at giving policy suggestions to regulating the overgrazing problems in the panda habitat in Sichuan, China. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring new places with her dog.
曹韧 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Ren CAO | Second year iMEP student
A second-year international Master of Environmental Policy student, Ren graduated from the University of California at San Diego with BAs in Comparative Politics in 2016 and the American University of Rome with MAs in Food Studies in 2018. In San Diego, he participated in the University’s research apprenticeship program and studied why people joined the anti-government protests during the Arab Spring movement in the Middle East, where surging food prices triggered dissatisfaction with incompetent regimes and social instability. With the hope that food security and sustainability can go hand in hand, he moved to Rome to study how international agricultural policies are formulated. As an intern with Bioversity International, he worked on projects for building a resilient and sustainable food system in Tunisia preserving local biodiversity through EU-funded small-scale sustainable farming development projects.
Ren joined the iMEP program with experience in addressing issues in human-ecosystem interactions through analyzing the human use of land for agriculture. His goal is to strive for coming up with environmental policies that can preserve biodiversity and indigenous livelihoods without compromising living standards. Under Binbin’s mentorship, Ren is now studying the impact of railway projects on deforestation in China. As a long-time train enthusiast, he is thrilled to be able to combine his knowledge about the Chinese railway system with geospatial analysis skills to identify policy options for minimizing the impact of linear infrastructure on forests. His research interest are geospatial analysis of land use and land cover, human-environment interaction, and landscape ecology.
王紫安 | 环境政策硕士二年级
Zian WANG | Second year iMEP student
Zi’an Wang graduated in environmental engineering from Nanjing Hohai university in 2018. Now she is studying in the master’s program of environmental policy (iMEP) at Duke Kunshan University.
Research interests: possible impact of China’s public transportation system on forests under BRI; how to reduce the influenced deforestation by protected areas and other policies; the biodiversity impacts of active reforestation: a meta-analysis.
Interests: more efficient scientific analysis using tools, such as statistics, economics and geographic information systems.
李欣 | 环境政策硕士一年级
James LI | First year iMEP student
James was graduated from Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) with BSc in Fisheries & Aquaculture with Mathematics Minor.
James worked for a land-based coho salmon farm owned by Golden Eagle Aquaculture as a technician. In China, James worked for an off-shore Atlantic salmon net-pen owned by Weihai Haien Blue Ocean Aquaculture Co. Ltd as a technician.
孙斯翀 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Sichong SUN | First year iMEP student
Sichong Sun is a first-year iMEP student from Duke Kunshan University. She graduated from southwest university with a bachelor of agriculture in animal medicine in 2018 and also a licensed veterinarian.
Sichong Sun ever worked in clinical veterinary science, epidemiology, molecular biology laboratory and participate in research work, and worked as an intern in several private pet hospital. Understanding the industry step by step, he is aware of the influence that environmental problems and artificial elements produce on wild animals and their habitat and the lack of Veterinary workers focused on wildlife protection. By working in professor Binbin Li’s team and learning in iMEP program, he hopes to further strengthen their understanding of the reservation biology and environmental policymaking, and actively combined with knowledge of ecology and veterinary medicine in the future, to protect the biology especially wildlife rescue, reserves management, and related policymaking.
王劼漪 | 环境政策硕士一年级
Jieyi WANG | First year iMEP student
Jieyi Wang is currently a first-year student of iMEP. She was deeply impressed by the articles written by Dr. Binbin Li and decided to apply for a master program in Environmental Policy at Duke Kunshan University. She hopes to do research on protection areas in the future.
Jieyi Wang’s BSc in Marine Geology was gained in Tongji University. During her undergraduate period, she participated in many volunteer activities on biodiversity conservation. She volunteered as a guide in Shanghai Zoo, Shanghai Botanical Garden and Deep Sea Exploration Museum. She also volunteered to facilitate the activities held by Dive4Love, Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China, Shanshui Nature Conservation Center and Jingcao Biodiversity Carnival. She hopes to integrate her understanding of the ocean and her enthusiasm for conservation to devote herself to China’s marine protection in the future.
史丹阳 | 昆山杜克大学本科二年级
Danyang SHI | Sophomore student, DKU
Danyang Shi is a sophomore student at Duke Kunshan University. She developed strong interest in animals and conservation under the impact of wildlife documentaries. Also, she has broad interests in social sciences subjects like public policy and sociology.
After joining Binbin Lab in January, 2019, her passion for conservation has deepen a lot. Under the supervision of professor Binbin and the help from other lab members, Danyang took over DKU anti-bird collision project, her expectations for this project is to help in making DKU a truly environment friendly university.
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.
Last updated: October 23th, 2019