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NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Gengping Zhu

Gengping Zhu photo. Dates: October 2018 – present
Phone: 865-974-9448
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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 PapeĊŸ. Zhu is also an associate professor in the College of Life Sciences at Tianjin Normal University.

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