Dr Cai Zucong          

School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University

Email: zccai@njnu.edu.cn

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Author of the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon

Biography

Dr. Zucong Cai is a professor of the School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University, former editor in chief of Acta Pedologica Sinica, and a member of the standing committee of the Soil Science Society of China. He has a BS degree of soil science and agrochemistry from Zhejiang Agricultural University, which was merged into Zhejiang University, and MS and PhD degree from the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in which he worked till moved to the Nanjing Normal University in August, 2011. He is a soil scientist focusing research on carbon and nitrogen transformations in soil and greenhouse gas emissions from croplands. Recently, he is a project leader of the innovative group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China on the processes in soil and between interfaces and the CAS Strategic Priority Research Program on methane and nitrous oxide emissions from land use change and livestock. He cooperates widely with scientists in Japan, Germany, UK, USA, etc. He has made a great contribution to the understanding of the processes of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from rice fields and natural wetlands in China. He is author or coauthor of more than 300 papers and book chapters, of which more than 120 are in peer-reviewed international journals. He was a winner of the State Natural Science Award (Grad II) in 2008 and the first award of the Soil Science Society of China in 2004.