NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
Dates: October 2018 – present
Project Title: Optimal spatial targeting of payments for forest-based ecosystem services under climate change and market risks
Gengping Zhu (Ph.D., Zoology, Nankai University, China, 2011) is a postdoctoral fellow working on a project combining ecology and economics to study conservation in space and time in the central and southern Appalachian region.
The project seeks to integrate present and future predictions of species distributional model/ecological niche model outputs with modern portfolio theory to optimize conservation investment in the Appalachian region. The research is conducted as a part of a Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowship in Species Distribution and Modeling in the labs of
Paul Armsworth, Xingli Giam and Mona Papeş.
Zhu is also an associate professor in the College of Life Sciences at Tianjin Normal University.
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University of Tennessee
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NIMBioS is supported by the
National Science Foundation
through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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