Ling Zhang

Jiangxi Agricultural University

Dr. Ling Zhang obtained his Ph.D. in Soil Science from Nanjing Agricultural University, China, and visited the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, USA, from July 2012 to December 2013. Dr. Zhang is now a professor at the College of Forestry, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China, supervising graduate students. Dr. Zhang studies global change biology, forest ecology, plant invasion, and soil carbon and nitrogen cycling. He has published more than eighty papers and authored or co-authored several books related to global change ecology or soil ecology in recent years. Dr. Zhang is an associate editor and reviewer of several journals.

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Advances in forest management will enhance the sustainable development of human society, and should be focused on. Under the context of global change, soil nutrients, especially nitrogen, should be carefully managed and monitored in plantations experiencing intensive nitrogen input, and forests with exotic plant invasion disturbance, considering its substantial contribution to global nitrous oxide. One negative effect of global change could be loss of biodiversity, which could be maintained by forest management. In addition, advanced technologies should also be developed to prevent fire in forests considering its increased frequency. Importantly, policies and technologies should also be developed for advanced forest management, such as deep learning in plant disease prevention, and quantitative strategic planning matrix in management of forest conservation.

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