De-Hui Zeng is a professor of forest ecology at the Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Management, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China. He received his PhD in forest ecology from the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997 and has since chaired the Forest Ecology and Eco-Engineering Group. In 2001–2006 he served as the Director of Daqinggou Ecological Station that is affiliated to the institute; he has led the station again since 2015. Dr. Zeng’s research focuses on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, ecological responses to global change, and ecological restoration in semi-arid ecosystems including forests (especially protective forests), agroforestry systems and grasslands. He has published over 100 refereed articles. He has actively participated in and greatly contributed to the launch of Ecological Processes. He is also an adjunct professor of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Research areas: litter decomposition, nutrient cycling, soil ecology, agroforestry