Yangfan Li (李杨帆)



Academic Degree and Position

1.        Ph.D., 06/07, Nanjing University

2.        Lecturer, Since 09/07, School of the Environment, Nanjing University 

3.        Engineer, Environmental Assessment Impact (EIA), Since 11/07, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Nanjing University


Education Background

1.        Ph.D., 06/07, Nanjing University, Environmental Planning and Management

2.        MS, 06/04, Nanjing University, Marine Geology

3.        BS, 06/01, Nanjing University, Geography


Research Interests

1.        Urbanization and Environmental Studies

2.        Urban Region and Landscape Ecology

3.        Environmental Spatial Analysis


Professional Experiences

1.        Visiting Scholar, 01/10-02/10, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

2.        Visiting Scholar, 06/09-07/09, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS) Program, Canada

3.        Member, 11/07-12/07, Advanced International Training Programme on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA), Sweden, Denmark and China

4.        Senior Member, since 12/08, Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences (CSES)  

5.        Member, since 12/08, Scientific Steering Committee on Environmental Planning in Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences (CSES)


Teaching Courses

1.        Environmental Geography (undergraduate)

2.        Rapid Urbanization vs. Rapid Environmental Deterioration (freshmen seminar)

3.        Urban Environment and Ecology (undergraduate)

4.        Advances in Urban Ecology (master program)

5.        Advances in Environmental Planning and Management (master program)

6.        Eco-city International: theory and practice (Ph.D. program)

7.        Training Programs: “Low Carbon City and Eco-city Development” for County Head Group of Sichuan Province in 2010, “Rural Environmental Protection” for Government’s officers of Jurong County, Zhenjiang in 2009; “Urban Ecological Planning and Construction” for Urban Managers of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province and Kunming, Yunnan Province in 2008; “Circular Economy and Cleaner Production” for Environmental Officers of Hanjiang District and Yizheng County, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province in 2007 and 2008.


Academic Honors

1.        Hong Kong Baptist University, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) Visitorship Programme. 2010.

2.        The Canadian Embassy, Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS). 2009.

3.        Chinese Society for Environmental Planning (CSES), Outstanding Paper for 2008 Annual Conference. 2008.

4.        Jiangsu Province Society for Environmental Sciences, Outstanding Paper Award for Environmental Impact Assessment Research. 2008.

5.        International Symposium on Modern Ecology Series (ISOMES), ISOMES Award for Outstanding Research Poster, 2007 (Chairman of the Selection Committee: Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, Professor at Arizona State University, ASU)


Research Grants

1.        2010, National Natural Science Foundation of China

2.        2009, Soft Science Project for New Rural Development and Urban-Rural Planning, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China

3.        2008, State Scientific and Technological Major Special Projects, Ministry of Science and Technology of China


Selected Publications

Papers (Since 2008):

1.        Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., Sun X., Wang, F., 2010, Landscape effects of environmental impact on bay-area wetlands under rapid urban expansion and development policy: A case study of Lianyungang, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 94: 218–227.

2.        Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., 2010, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change and Its Implications for China’s Future Urban Socio-Economic Development Strategy. UGEC Viewpoints, (3): 23-26.

3.        Li, Y. F., 2010. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) in Hong Kong: Preliminary Survey and Implications for Mainland China (Paper Number: 99). LEWI Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Baptist University, 18 pages, May 2010

4.        Mulvihill, P. R., Li, Y. F., 2010. Rapid Urbanization in Eastern China: Roles for SEA. IAIA 30th Annual Conference: The role of impact assessment in Transitioning to the Green Economy, 6-11 April 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

5.        Yang, X., Li, Y. F., Yin, R. Y., Sun, X., Zhu, X. D., 2010. Discussion on Integrating Climate Change Factors into Environmental Planning of the National 12th Five Year Development Plan in China. China Population, Resources and Environment, 20(2): 79-83. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

6.        Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., 2009. Good eco-regions planning in Jiangsu Province, China. In: Wu, S., Xu, Y., Wang, Q., (eds.). Environmental planning: review and outlook. Beijing: China Environmental Science Press. 167-172. [in Chinese, Conference Outstanding Paper]

7.        Li, Y., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., 2009. Study on urban heat island effect of sea reclamation in Xiamen City. Marine Sciences, 33(1): 72-76. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

8.        La, M., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., 2009. Study on Application of Scenario Analysis in Traffic Planning Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Protection Science, 35(3): 56-58, 62. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

9.        Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., Wang, X., 2009. New perspective of study on environmental impacts of reclaimed land in bay wetland. Marine Environmental Science, 28(5): 573-577. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

10.    Sun, X., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., Zhang, L., Zhou, Y., 2009. Land Suitability Analysis for Urban Planning Environmental Assessment in an Ecologically Sensitive Coastal Area of Eastern China Based upon Multi-Criteria Mechanism. China Strategic Environmental Assessment Forum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong China, from Feb., 27 to Mar. 1, 2009. [Youth Outstanding Paper]

11.    Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., Sun, X., Tang, C., 2008. Ecological planning based on landscape ecology: A case study of Lianyungang city. Journal of Chongqing Jianzhu University, 30(4): 53-57. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

12.    Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., 2008. The Application of Ecological Principles to Urban-Rural Planning for Post Wenchuan Earthquake Restoration in China. In: Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) (eds.). Urban and rural planning under ecological Civilization perspective-2008 annual conference proceeding of UPSC. Dalian: Dalian Press, 231. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

13.    Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., Ma, Y., 2008. Urbanization, Global Environmental Change and IHDP. Environment and Sustainable Development, (6): 42-44. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

14.    Li, Y., Li, Y. F., Zhu, X., 2008. Study on Distribution and Driving Forces of Sea Reclamation Using Remote Sensing PCA in Xiamen City. Journal of Natural Resources, 23(1): 161-169. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

15.    Sun, X., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., 2008. Landscape ecological security assessment in rapidly urbanizing bay-area: case study of Xiamen City, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 428 28:3563-3573.[in Chinese, with English abstract]

16.    Wei, T., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., 2008. Ecosystem health assessment of Xiamen City: the catastrophe progression method. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 28(12): 6312-6320. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

17.    Wei, T., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., Sun, X., Chen, B., Wang, J., 2008. Application of catastrophe progression method in assessing urban ecological security of Xiamen City, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 19(7): 1522-1528. [in Chinese, with English abstract]

18.    Lu, Y., Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., Sun, X., 2008. An Improved Method and Its Application for Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment. Environmental Protection Science, 34(5):46-48, 59. [in Chinese, with English abstract]



1.        Li, Y. F., Liu, Q., 2003. Wetlands and Wetlands Conservation. Beijing: China Environmental Science Press. 288 pp. (in Chinese)

2.        Zhu, X., Li, Y. F., Wu, X., Zou, X., Wang, A., 2005. Introduction to Marine Resources. Beijing: Higher Education Press. 242 pp. (in Chinese)


Mailing Address

22 Hankou Road, Nanjing, China, 210093