Yukuan WANG  






No. 9, Block 4, Renminnanlu Road, Chengdu, 610041, People’s Republic of China  




Ecology & Watershed management  


2008 PH.D, physical geography, Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).   

1990 M.Sc, Soil and Water Conservation, Institute of Water and Soil Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science.  

1985 B.En, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering Department, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, 1985.  


Employment Record (including international working experience )  

2004.04-present: Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS. 

1993.09-2003.03: Associate Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS. 

1990.07-1995.08: Assistant Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS.

1985.05-1987.08: Lecturer, Ordos Secondary Technical School in Inner Mongolia. 

2007.01-04: Visiting Scientist, the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL, USA). 

2000.01-2001.02: Visiting Scientist, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Canada. 

2016.09-present: Director of Mountain Region Development Research Center, IMHE, CAS.

2009.03-present: Director of Human-Earth System integrated monitoring and experimental station, IMHE, CAS.


Running Projects  

1. Science and Technology Strategic Leading Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences,  "Mountain Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development Synergy Model", 15.2 million yuan, from 2019 to 2023, Principal  

2. The 135 Significant breakthrough Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Optimization of land spatial development pattern in southwest mountainous areas", 3 million yuan, 2018-2020, Principal  

3. Three Gorges Project Safety running monitoring system of Ministry of Water Resources, " Ecological Environment Monitoring Research in Three Gorges Reservoir Area ", 1.8 million yuan, 2016-2018, Principal  


Academic Society Activities  

Vice president of Sichuan society of soil and water conservation  

Executive director of Sichuan Ecological Society  







112 papers have been published. Some representative achievements are as follows:    

[1] Zhang Y.X, Wang Y.K, Changes in cultivated land patterns and driving forces in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, China, from 1992 to 2015, Journal of Mountain Science, 2020, 17, 203-215.   

[2] Suresh Chaudhary, Wang Yukuan, Spatiotemporal Degradation of Abandoned Farmland and Associated Eco-Environmental Risks in the High Mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas, Land, 2020, 9(1), 1.   

[3] Chaudhary, S.; Wang, Y.K; Dixit, A.M.; Khanal, N.R.; Xu, P.; Yan, K.; Liu, Q.; Lu, Y.; Li, M. Eco-Environmental Risk Evaluation for Land Use Planning in Areas of Potential Farmland Abandonment in the High Mountains of Nepal Himalayas. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6931.  

[4] Zhu Y.Y, Wang Y.K, Sale of wild edible fungi—Key influence on the relationship between household livelihood and non-timber forest products utilisation: A casestudy in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area.Forest Ecology and Managemetn, Sustainability, 2019, 444, 1-8.  

[5] Lu Y.F, Wang Y.K, Planning conservation corridors in mountain areas based on integrated conservation planning models: A case study for a giant panda in the Qionglai Mountains, Journal of Mountain Science, 2019, 16(3), 3654-3662.