Yajun Chen

Northeast Agricultural University

Dr. Yajun Chen obtained a Ph.D. in Crop Cultivation and Farming System from Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, in 2005. Later, she completed her postdoctoral research in biology at Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China. Currently, she is a professor at the Horticulture College, Northeast Agricultural University. Over the course of a dozen years, Dr. Chen has studied in Australia (2003–2004), the United States (2010–2011), and Norway (2015–2016) as a visiting scholar funded by the Chinese government. Her research work encompasses ornamental plant adverse physiology and ecology, coping with ecological environment adaptation, and restoration of garden plants. Dr. Chen has published more than 110 research papers in peer-reviewed journals in her field at home and abroad. As a chief editor she has edited more than twenty books on important aspects of local flora, turf and flower culture, and plant stress physiology. She has also trained more than eighty master’s students and five Ph.D. candidates in these fields. Her outstanding work has been recognized with eight awards for scientific and technological progress in Heilongjiang province, China. She has also won two international and thirteen national projects.

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