header image

Guangyu Wang

Guangyu Wang
Assistant Dean, Ph.D, M.B.A
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
2614-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 1 (604) 822-2681
Email: guangyu.wang@ubc.ca

Research Interests:
My current research is focused on sustainable forest management and integrated watershed management by using GIS and computer modeling. I have completed several research projects on watershed scale forest restoration and sustainable development projects, where I have used system dynamic approaches, bioregional assessments, geography information systems (GIS), and satellite remote sensing (SRS) techniques to analyze the mechanisms of ecosystem degradation and model the all over land use management. A computerized optimized model has been developed to define the parameters of water quality and quantity, soil erosion and productivity, biodiversity, and societal satisfaction in order to estimate the result of various applications of land use patterns, silvicultural systems, and forest practice techniques in the watershed.

As a business professional for many years in China and the US, I am also interested in strategic planning, financial management, marketing promotion, and project management. I have successfully completed several marketing, investment and development projects, and initiated several promotional events for multi-national forestry companies entering China’s market.

Selected publications:

Haijun Kang; Brad Seely; Guangyu Wang; John Innes; Dexiang Zheng; Tongli Wang; Qinglin Li; Pingliu Chen (2015). Evaluating management tradeoffs between economic fiber production and other ecosystem services in a Chinese-fir dominated forest plantation in Fujian Province. Science of the Total Environment. [in review].

Haijun Kang; Brad Seely; Guangyu Wang; John Innes; Dexiang Zheng; Tongli Wang; Qinglin Li; Pingliu Chen (2015).Simulating the Impact of Climate Change on the Growth of Chinese Fir Plantations in Fujian Province, China. PLoS One. [in review].

Futao Guo, Guangyu Wang, Zhangwen Su; Huiling Liang; Fangfang Lin; Aiqin Liu (2015) What drives fire? An examination of factors influencing forest fire occurrence in southeastern China, Science of the Total Environment. [in review].

Zhang L, Liu S, Sun P, Wang T, Wang G, Zhang X, Wang L. (2015). Consensus forecasting of species distributions: the effects of niche model performance and niche properties. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 18; 10(3): e0120056. doi: 10.1371

Wang, G., Huang, J., Xu, L., Innes, J.L., Seely, B., and Mang, S.L. (2015). Impacts of climate change and forest adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region: From regional experts’ perspectives. Society and Natural Resources, [in review].

Guibin Wang, Fuliang Cao, Guangyu Wang, Yousry A. El-Kassaby (2015). Role of Temperature and Soil Moisture Conditions on Flavonoid Production and Biosynthesis-Related Genes in Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.) Leaves. Nat Prod Chem Res 3:162. Dol:10.4172/2329-6836.1000162

Chen, B., Xu, G., Coops, N.C., Ciais, P., Innes, J.I., Wang, G., and Myneni, R.B. (2014). Satellite-observed changes in terrestrial photosynthesis activity trends across the Asia-Pacific region associated with land cover and climate from 1982 to 2011. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, [In Review].

Innes, John and Guangyu Wang, Baseline for Sustainable Forest Management Criteria and Index, Science Press, 2014.

Wang, T., Wang, G., Innes, J., Chen, B., Li, Q., and Guo, F. (2014). ClimateAP – An easy access to high-resolution climate data for Asia Pacific. [Manuscript].

Xu, G., Zhang, H., Chen, B., Zhang, H., Innes, J.I., Wang, G., Yan, J., Zheng, Y., Zhu, Z., and Myneni R.B. (2014). Changes in vegetation growth dynamics and relations with climate over China’s landmass from 1982 to 2011. Remote Sensing 6, 3263-3283.

Guo, F., Wang, G., Innes, J.L., Ma, X, Sun, L., and Hu, H. (2014). Gamma generalized linear model to investigate the effects of climate variables on the area burned by forest fire in northeast China. Journal of Forestry Research, [In Press].

Guo, F., Wang, G., Ma, Z., Innes, J.L., and Ma, X. (2014). Comparison of six generalized linear models for modeling the occurrence of lightening-induced fires in northern Daxing’an Mountains, China. Journal of Forestry Research, [In Press].

Guo, F., Innes, J.L., Wang, G., Ma, X., Sun, L., Hu, H., and Su, Z. (2014). Historic distribution and driving factors of human-caused fire in the Chinese boreal forest during 1972-2005. Journal of Plant Ecology.

Lu, Y., Coops, N.C., Bolton, D.K., Wang, T., and Wang, G. (2014). Comparing stem volume predictions of coastal Douglas-fir stands in British Columbia using a simple physiological model and LiDAR remote sensing. Forest Science, 61.

Lu, Y., Coops, N.C., Wang, T., and Wang, G. (2014). A process-based approach to estimate Chinese Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) distribution and productivity in southern China under climate change. Forests [In press]

Coops, N.C., Xu, L., and Wang, G. (Eds.) (2013). APFNet Tools for Forestry under a Changing Climate. Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia.

Seely, B., and Wang, G. (Eds.) (2013). Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate: Participant’s Reports Workshop on Strategies and Approaches. Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia.

Yan, J., Chen, B., Feng, M., Innes, J.L., Wang, G., Fang, S., Xu, G., Zhang, H., Fu, D., Wang, H., Yu, G., and Sun, X. (2013). Research on land surface thermal-hydrologic exchange in southern China under future climate and land cover scenarios. Advances in Meteorology Volume 2013, Article ID 969145, 12 pages.

Mingliang Che, Baozhang Chen, John L. Innes, Guangyu Wang, Xianming Dou, Tianmo Zhou, Huifang Zhang,Jianwu Yan, Guang Xu, Hongwei Zhao.2014. Spatial and temporal variations in the end date of the vegetation growing season throughout the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 1982 to 2011, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,189-190, 81-90.

You Xu , Guibin Wang, Fuliang Cao, Cancan Zhu, Guangyu Wang*, Yousry A. El-Kassaby, 2014. Light intensity affects the growth and flavonol biosynthesis of Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.), New Forests. DOI 10.1007/s11056-014-9435-7

Baozhang Chen, Guang Xu, Nicholas C. Coops, Philippe Ciais, John L. Innes, Guangyu Wang, Ranga B. Myneni,Tongli Wang,Judi Krzyzanowski,Qinglin Li,Lin Cao, Ying Liu. 2014. Changes in vegetation photosynthetic activity trends across the Asia–Pacific region over the last three decades, Remote Sensing of Environment.144. 28-41

Jianwu Yan, Baozhang Chen, Min Feng, John Innes, Guangyu Wang, Shifeng Fang, Guang Xu. Huifang Zhang, Dongjie Fu, Huimin Wang, Guirui Yu, Xiaomin Sun. 2013. Research on Land Surface Thermal-Hydrologic Exchange in Southern China under Future Climate and Land Cover Scenarios. Advances in Meteorology, 2013,1-12

Chen, J., B. Chen, T. A. Black, J. L. Innes, G. Wang, G. Kiely, T. Hirano, G. Wohlfahrt. 2013. Comparison of terrestrial evapotranspiration estimates using the mass transfer and Penman-Monteith equations in land surface models, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 118.1715-1731

Coops, N., Xu, L. and  Wang, G., APFNet Tools for Forestry under a Changing Climate, APFNet, 2013.

Seely, Brad and Guangyu Wang, Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate-Participant’s Report of Workshop on Strategies and Approaches, APFNet, 2013.

Wang, G.Y., J.L. Innes, S.W. Wu, J. Krzyzanowski, Y. Yin, S. Dai, X. Zhang, S. Liu. 2012. National Park Development in China: Conservation or Commercialization? AMBIO 41(3):247-61

Wang, G.Y., Innes, J.L., Yang, Y., Chen, S., J. Krzyzanowski, Xie, J. and Lin, W. 2012. Extent of soil erosion and surface runoff associated with large-scale infrastructure development in Fujian Province, China. Catena 89. 22-30

Wang, G.Y, J. L. Innes, R. Hajjar, X.P, Zhang, J.X. Wang. 2013. Public Awareness and Perceptions of Watershed Management in the Min River Area, Fujian, China. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 26(5):586-604.

Wang, G.Y. 2012. Improving forest management and protection in China. Branchline, 23(4):14-15

Wang, G.Y., G. P. Miao, J. Saddler. 2011. Is investing in forestry in China an opportunity or a risk? Vancouver Sun.

Wang, G.Y. 2009. The development of China’s forestry sector and its implication for Canada.  Forest Policy for Canada’s Tomorrow. Canadian International Council.

Wang, G.Y., G.P Miao, J.L. Innes, L. Zhang, S.Y. Dai. 2009. New Market Systems for Post-Reform Development of Collective Forest Tenures in China: Progress, Issues and Challenges. XIII World Forestry Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oct. 18-23.

Wang, G.Y., J.L. Innes, S. W. Wu, S.Y. Dai. and J.F, Lei. 2008. The need to cut China’s illegal timber imports – Response. Science 319, 1184-1185

Wang, G.Y. 2008. The development of China’s forestry sector and its implication for Canada.  Forest Policy For Canada’s Tomorrow. Canadian International Council.

Wang, G.Y. 2008. Canada’s forestry industry is missing the boat on China. View Points. Gazette. July 30, 2008. http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/viewpoints/story.html?id=94118b52-e5af-4463-891b-67d3df495774

Wang, G.Y., Innes, J.L., Wu, S. and Dai, S.Y. 2008. Towards a new paradigm: development and implications of China’s forestry in the 21st century. International Forestry Review 10(4):619-631.

Wang, G.-Y., J.L. Innes, S.-Y. Dai, and G.-H. He. 2008. Achieving sustainable rural development in Southern China: the contribution of bamboo forestry. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 15: 484-495.

Wang, G.Y., J.L. Innes, J.F. Lei, S.Y. Dai, S. W. Wu. 2007. China’s forestry reforms. Science 318, 1556-1557

Wang, G.Y., Innes, J.L. 2005. Watershed sustainability: Strategic and tactical level assessments in the Min River Watershed, China. Environmental Informatics Archives 3: 76-83

Wang, G,Y. 2003. Study on water conservation and soil properties of Chinese fir mixed stands. Journal of SCIENTIA SILVAE SINICAT. 39. (Spl): 15-20.

Yang, Y. and G.Y. Wang. 2001. Study on sustainable management criteria and indicators in Fujian. Forestry Survey and Design 2: 34-40

Wang, G.Y. and Y. Yang. (2001). Study on development strategies for Fujian forestry management and forest industry. Forestry Survey and Design 1:1-9

Liu, De Zhang and Wang, Guangyu. 2000. The impact on and challenge to Fujian forestry after China enter WTO. Forestry Economics 1:39-47

Wang, Guangyu. 1997. Study on forest recreation and national parks management. Forestry Survey and Design 2:1-26

Wang, Guangyu. 1996. Study on flora gene engineering and species introduction in the Fuzhou Arboretum. Journal of Fujian Forestry Science and Technology 2: 94-96

Wang, Guangyu. 1996. Study on ecological effect of plantations of Chinese fir in southern Fujian province. Journal of Fujian Forestry College 2: 156-159

Wang, Guangyu and Liu, Weiping. 1994. Study on production cost models of World Bank aided afforestation projects. Journal of Fujian Forestry College 2:34-39.

Wang, Guangyu. 1994. Analysis of overall management and decision adjustment on national parks. Forestry Economic Issues 2: 45-49

Wang, Guangyu. 1993. Study on rotation age of Chinese fir in south Fujian province. Journal of Fujian Forestry Science and Technology 4: 14-20

Wang, Guangyu. 1993. Study on compiled plantation stand stock tables of Chinese fir in Fuzhou district. Journal of Fujian Forestry Science and Technology 2:13-20

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Forestry
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-2727
Faculty of Forestry

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia