Prof Dr. Qinxue Wang | Environmental Science | Outstanding Scientist Award

National Institute for Environmental Studies - Japan

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Wang Qinxue began his academic journey with a strong foundation in geography. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Geography from Northwest Normal University, China, in 1986, followed by a Master's degree from Beijing Normal University in 1989. His commitment to environmental sciences led him to pursue a Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, from 1994 to 1998. This period marked the beginning of his specialization in climate, hydrology, environment, ecosystem, and land use.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional career has been marked by a series of significant roles at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Japan. He joined as a Researcher in 1998 and progressively moved up the ranks, serving in various capacities such as Post-Doctor Fellow, Senior Researcher, Chief, and finally, as the Principal Researcher in the Regional Environment Conservation Division since 2021. His roles have been diverse, spanning from leadership positions in Asian water environments to contributing to major projects like "Land Use for Global Environmental Conservation" and "Modeling of Ecosystem Function and Sustainable Environmental Management Projects in River Basins in East Asia Regions."

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research focus revolves around the development of systems for the observation and evaluation of regional water and material cycles in East Asia. His career has been characterized by groundbreaking contributions to sustainability research, particularly in the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for digital map databases. His involvement in projects like the "Integrated Environmental Monitoring Sub-project" within the "Asia-Pacific Environmental Innovation Strategy Project" has played a crucial role in establishing extensive ground-based ecological observation networks. His leadership in projects such as "Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Permafrost Regions in Mongolia" reflects his commitment to addressing critical environmental challenges.

Accolades and Recognition:

His dedication and contributions to environmental research have been widely recognized. Notably, he received the "Distinguished Scientist" Medal from the Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia in 2023 and an Honorary Award from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia in 2019. His excellence as a researcher was acknowledged with the "Best Researcher Award" from ScienceFather in 2023 and a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the World Research Council, INRC Awards in the same year.

Impact and Influence:

His impact extends beyond research, influencing environmental policy and strategies. His work in assessing the carbon budget of Mongolian grasslands and evaluating the carrying capacity and vulnerability of pastures has direct implications for environmental conservation and climate change adaptation. His leadership in GHG mitigation studies and dedication to advancing methodologies in climate change impact assessment underscore his influence in shaping effective environmental strategies.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy is characterized by a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, integrating cutting-edge research with practical environmental strategies. His recent endeavors in proposing and evaluating environmentally efficient technologies, furthering climate change impact assessment, and contributing to foundational research in regional environmental conservation showcase his dedication to creating an intellectual research infrastructure. As he continues to advance methodologies and tools for climate change adaptation, His future contributions are poised to leave a lasting impact on environmental science and sustainability.

Notable Publications:

Optimizing irrigation management for wheat to reduce groundwater depletion in the piedmont region of the Taihang Mountains in the North China Plain
Y Yang, M Watanabe, X Zhang, J Zhang, Q Wang, S Hayashi
158, 2006

Recent ground surface warming and its effects on permafrost on the central Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau
T Wu, L Zhao, R Li, Q Wang, C Xie, Q Pang
129, 2013

Changes in nitrogen budgets and nitrogen use efficiency in the agroecosystems of the Changjiang River basin between 1980 and 2000
C Liu, M Watanabe, Q Wang
114, 2008

Nitrogen budgets of agricultural fields of the Changjiang River basin from 1980 to 1990
X Bao, M Watanabe, Q Wang, S Hayashi, J Liu
111, 2006

A land surface water deficit model for an arid and semiarid region: Impact of desertification on the water deficit status in the Loess Plateau, China
Q Wang, H Takahashi
99, 1999

 Simulation of water and carbon fluxes using BIOME-BGC model over crops in China
Q Wang, M Watanabe, Z Ouyang
95, 2005

Land cover classification from MODIS EVI times-series data using SOM neural network
H Bagan, Q Wang, M Watanabe, Y Yang, J Ma
89, 2005

Development of a simple remote sensing evapotranspiration model (Sim-ReSET): algorithm and model test
Z Sun, Q Wang, B Matsushita, T Fukushima, Z Ouyang, M Watanabe
80, 2009

Rocky desertification and its causes in karst areas: a case study in Yongshun County, Hunan Province, China
YJ Xiong, GY Qiu, DK Mo, H Lin, H Sun, QX Wang, SH Zhao, J Yin
79, 2009

The magnitude of the effect of air pollution on sunshine hours in China
Y Wang, Y Yang, N Zhao, C Liu, Q Wang
78, 2012

Qinxue Wang | Environmental Science | Outstanding Scientist Award

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