Dr. Weiqi Zhou is a Professor, and deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the director of the Beijing Urban Ecosystem Research Station. Dr. Zhou is broadly interested in urban and landscape ecology with respect to spatial heterogeneity of the landscape. He integrates field observations, remote sensing and modeling to understand the structure of urban socioecological systems, and its link to ecological function and ecosystem services. He is a co-leader of the Urban Ecosystem Group of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and three books.
Research areas: urban ecology, landscape ecology, remote sensing, GIS, urban sustainability