KMS Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment,CAS
Professor Fang is committed to encompassing an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the latest developments and debates within Human Geography and interrelated fields across the Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Climate Change, Ecology, Economics and Management Science etc.
Yi-ping FANG is currently a full professor in Centre of Mountain Development at Institute of Mountain Hazards & Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and He is also a full professor in College of Resource and Environment at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He earned his doctorate in Human Geography from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2002. He pursued his post-doctoral research in the School of Management, University of Electric Science and Technology of China. His research concentrated on mountain sustainability, sustainable livelihood, climate change adaptation, and ecological efficiency of industry. He has published 179 articles in the peer-reviewed journals, and has delivered 30+ lectures as keynote speaker in the international and national conferences. He is recipient of several awards such as 2018 ICIMOD Mountain Prize Honorable Mention award by ICIMOD, the Academic and Technical Leaders of Sichuan Province award by the People's Government of Sichuan Province, and Outstanding Individual in the 90th funding anniversary of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party.
Professor Fang is committed to encompassing an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the latest developments and debates within Human Geography and interrelated fields across the Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Climate Change, Ecology, Economics and Management Science etc. He has consistently completed the numerical simulation and quantitative work on climate change and livelihood adaptation, natural disasters and resilience at community scale, sensitivity of livelihood capital, and methodology of sustainability evaluation. Among them, the resilience models of livelihood and social-ecological system using structural dynamics (2020, 2019, 2018), the CC and agricultural production adaptation (2016, 2015), the impact model of climate change on pastoralists’ livelihood by using the Cobb-Douglas production function (2015), and cascading adaptation model of livelihood (2020, 2019), and the marginal effect model of pastoralist’ livelihood improvement (2013), are outstanding representatives of his achievements.
Currently, professor Fang serves as Vice Director of Academic Committee for Institute of Mountain Hazards & Environment, CAS (2010- ); as Vice Director, Professional Committee of Economic Geography, Chinese Association for Geography (2013- ); as Director, Professional Committee for Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development, Climate and Cryosphere (Clic), China Committee for International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) (2009- ). He is also a deputy editor of Mountain Research, the membership of the Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) Advisory Board, the University of the Free State (UFS). Also, he is a active reviewer for 30+ international journals including Energy, Applied Energy, Land Use Policy, Habitat International, Journal of Rural Studies, The Social Science Journal, Journal of Mountain Science, Society & Natural Resources, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Sustainable Development, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Urban Management, Ecological Modelling, and Journal of Geographical Science. He has supervised 23 interdisciplinary PhD students and MS students, who work on resilience of social-ecological system, sustainability methodologies associated with livelihood, natural disasters, animal husbandry, alpine grassland conservation, mountain transportation, ecological tourism, industrial transformation, and climate change.