Dr. Jianchu Xu

Dr. Jianchu Xu

Biography

Dr. Jianchu Xu is an ethnobotanist working on land systems in coupled social-ecological systems. He has strong background in interdisciplinary research. He is the top 1% of global scientists for the most cited documents in plant and animal sciences. His current research includes investigation of early warning signals of global change, ecosystem restoration, forest management, fungi ecology, and integrative tree-crop-livestock systems. After more than thirty years of living and working in eastern Himalayas, he has excellent scientific research networks in Asia. Professor Xu has published over 200 papers in high impact journals including Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Fungal Diversity, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Global Environmental Change, PLOS Biology and Conservation Biology. He is coordinating the Mountain Futures Program, which is a global initiative to support knowledge innovations for smallholders in mountain regions worldwide.