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CAO Yue
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Assistant Professor/Special Research Fellow/PhD Supervisor

E-mail:caoyue@tsinghua.edu.cn

 

Research Areas

[1]     National parks and protected areas

[2]     Wilderness conservation and rewilding

[3]     Landscape planning and design

 

Education Experience

[1]     Ph.D. in Department of Landscape Architecture, Tsinghua University, China, 2014 - 2021

[2]     Visiting scholar in School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK, 2017- 2018

[3]     Bachelor of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China, 2010 - 2014

 

Professional Experience

[1]     Assistant Professor/Special Research Fellow/PhD Supervisor, Tsinghua University, 2021 - present

 

Academic Services

[1]     Member, Rewilding Thematic Group, Commission on Ecosystem Management, IUCN

[2]     Member, Wilderness Specialist Group, World Commission on Protected Areas, IUCN

[3]     Reviewer for Landscape and Urban Planning, Conservation Biology, International Journal of Wilderness, Environmental Development, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, PeerJ – The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity Science, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Natural Protected Areas

 

Research Projects

Funded by National Natural/Social Science Foundation of China:

[1]Research on the Spatial Pattern and Conservation Mechanism Optimization of Wilderness eas in China under the Background of National Parks,  2020-2023, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Team Member

[2]A Study on the Conservation and Monitoring of Chinese National Parks Based on the Outstanding Value Identification, 2015-2018, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Team Member

[3]Theoretical and Practical Research on the Creation and Development of Chinese National Park System, 2014-2019, National  Social Science Foundation of China, Team Member

 

Funded by National Forestry and Grassland Administration and National Development and Reform Commission:

[4]Analysis and Suggestions on Land Management in China’s Nature Reserves, 2019, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Team Member

[5]Status Quo Assessment, Problem Analysis and Reform Proposals of Protected Areas in China, 2019, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Team Member

[6]Improvement on Protection and Management Policies of China’s Nature Reserves, 2019, National Development and Reform Commission, Team Member

[7]Guidelines on National park planning in China, 2017 Paulson Institute & Heren Insititute & National Development and Reform Commission, Team Member

[8]Preliminary Study on the Reform of China’s National Parks and Protected Areas, 2016, National Development and Reform Commission, Team Member

[9]Guidelines on Creation of National Parks System of China, 2015, Paulson Institute & Heren Insititute & National Development and Reform Commission, Team Member

[10]Research on Planning of Mount Wuyi National park and Protected Areas System, 2015, Paulson Institute & Heren Insititute, Team Member

 

Protected Areas Planning Projects:

[11]Strategic Planning of National Parks in Northwest Yunnan Province, 2019, Paulson Institute, Team Member

[12]The Management Plan for Mount Huang World Heritage Site, 2016, Mount Huang National Park, Team Member

[13]Landscape Planning in Chongli District for the 2022 Winter Olympics, 2016, Chongli District Government, Team Member

[14]Resource Protection and Recreation Opportunity Planning in Maduo National Park, 2015, Three River Source National Park, Team Member

[15]General Management Plan for Mount Tai Scenic Area (2016-2035), 2014, Mount Tai Management Committee, Team Member

[16]Management Plan for Mount Tai World Cultural Heritage Site (2016-2035) , 2014, Mount Tai Management Committee, Team Member

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers:

In English:

[1]     Peng Q, Yang R*, Cao Y, Wang F, Hou S, Tseng T, Wang X, Wang P, Zhao Z, Yu L, Locke H. One third of lands face high conflict risk between biodiversity conservation and human activities in China. Journal of Environmental Management, 2021, 299: 113449.

[2]     Zheng Y, Wang S*, Cao Y, Shi J, Qu Y, Li L, Zhao T, Niu Z, Yang R, Gong P. Assessing the ecological vulnerability of protected areas by using Big Earth Data. International Journal of Digital Earth, 2021, DOI:10.1080/17538947.2021.1962995.

[3]     Zhao J†, Cao Y†, Yu L*, Liu X, Shi Y, Liu X, Yang R, Gong P. Identifying potential cropland losses when conserving 30% and 50% Earth with different approaches and spatial scales. Land, 2021, 10: 704. (†co-first author)

[4]     Carver S*, Convery I, Hawkins S, Beyers R, Eagle A, Kun Z, Maanen EV, Cao Y, Fisher M, Edwards SR, Nelson C,  Gann GD, Shurter S, Aguilar K, Andrade A, Ripple B, Davis J,  Sinclair A, Bekoff  M, Noss R, Foreman D,  Pettersson H, Root-Bernstein M, Svenning JC, Taylor P, Wynne-Jones S, Featherstone AW, Fløjgaard C, Stanley-Price M, Navarro LM, Aykroyd T, Parfitt A, Soulé M. Guiding principles for rewilding. Conservation Biology, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13730.

[5]     Yang R*†, Cao Y†, Hou S, Peng Q, Wang X, Wang F, Tseng T, Yu L, Carver S, Convery I, Zhao Z, Shen X, Li S, Zheng Y, Liu H, Gong P*, Ma K*. Cost-effective priorities for the expansion of global terrestrial protected areas: Setting post-2020 global and national targets. Science Advances, 2020, 6: eabc3436. (†co-first author)

[6]     Cao Y, Yang R*, Carver S. Linking wilderness mapping and connectivity modelling: A methodological framework for wildland network planning. Biological Conservation, 2020, 251:108679.

[7]     Cao Y, Carver S, Yang R*. Mapping wilderness in China: Comparing and integrating Boolean and WLC approaches. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2019, 192: 103636.

[8]     Cao Y, Yang R, Long Y, Carver S. A preliminary study on mapping wilderness in mainland China. International Journal of Wilderness, 2018(24) :104-116.

 

In Chinese:

More than 20 Chinese paper are published.

 

Awards

[1]   Outstanding PhD graduate of Tsinghua University, 2021

[2]   Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Tsinghua University, 2021

[3]   Outstanding graduates of Beijing regular colleges and universities, 2021

[4]   Distinguished Scholarship for Graduate students of Tsinghua University, 2020

[5]   The first prize of the excellent paper, The 11th Doctoral Candidate Nanshan Academic             

       Forum of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Grand Bay District & The 9th Postgraduate Academic 

       Forum from Tsinghua University and National Tsinghua University, 2019

[6]   The second prize of 2017 excellent paper of Chinese Landscape Architecture, 2018

[7]   The third prize of 2017 excellent paper of Chinese Landscape Architecture, 2018

[8]   The third prize of the first ZongLv Cup excellent paper award of Landscape Architecture, 2018

[9]   The second prize of best posters, International forum on ecological wisdom, Tongji University and Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, 2017


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