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Ph.D., State University of New York

Area of Research: Environmental policy

Email: qi@tsinghua.edu.cn


Distinguished Professor of Environmental Policy and Management

Director of Institute of Public Policy


Dr. Ye Qi is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Policy and Management at Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management since 2004. Before he joined Tsinghua, he was Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Environmental Science at Beijing Normal University. Taking the special endowed professorship, Dr. Qi returned to China in 2003 from University of California, Berkeley where he taught ecosystem management, forest management, and climate change science at Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management from 1996 through 2003. Dr. Qi received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science in 1994 from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University in US. Recipient of NOAA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (1994, Climate and Global Change) and NSF Fellowship (1995, Computer and Information Science), Dr. Qi worked with Dr. Charles D. Keeling on Climate Change at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at the Theory Center of Cornell University. Ye Qi studied agriculture, ecology and economics from Hebei Agricultural University (BS), the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (MS) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (PHD).


Dr. Qis research areas include climate change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, global and regional carbon cycling, environmental and resource policy for sustainable development, and ecosystem management. He publishes extensively on and serves as reviewers for a number of international journals including Science, Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Landscape Ecology, Climate Research, Critical Review in Plant Science, Global Change Biology, Global Biogeochemical Cycle, Tree Physiology, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Geographic Information Sciences, and Science in China


Dr. Qi lead numerous research projects with awards in research grants from NSF, NASA, DOE, NOAA, USDA, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Ministry of Education of China. His public services include those in academic community through societies and associations such as American Association for Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, and through academic journals. He also serves as consultant and adviser to governments, NGOs and international organizations. He provided services to NSF as panelist, USDA, USDOE, California Energy Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Development and Reform Commission of China, the World Bank, European Union 6th and 7th Framework, Winrock International, and the Nature Conservancy.