Department of Landscape Architecture

Research Interests:

1) Urban Ecology and Forestry

2) Plant Ecophysiology






Dr. Chunjiang Liu is professor in College of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He also works as deputy director of Research Centre for Eco-Agriculture (SJTU), Member of National Education Committee for Master of Landscape Architecture, Expert of Consult Committee of Chongming Eco-Island Development of Shanghai Municipal Government.


Dr. Liu was awarded bachelor at Northeast Forestry University (1982), master at Beijing Forestry University (BFU) (1985) and doctor at University of Kiel (2003). From 1985 — 1994, he worked as assistant and assistant professor at BFU, and deputy head of Silviculture Section and director of Silviculutre Laboratory, National Key Major, BFU. Dr. Liu was research scientist in Dept. of Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland, from 1994 to 2001 and project researcher in Centre of Ecology, University of Kiel, Germany, from 2001 to 2003.



On-going projects:


2007 -- 2009
Regional pattern of variation in nutrients for Quercus variabilis in relation to climatic factors (PI, 340,000 RMB, NSFC: 30671674)


2006 -- 2008
Global forest litterfall and its patterns in relation to climatic factors (PI, 250,000 RMB, Nr. 06PJ14054, Pujiang Talent Plan, Science and Technology Committee, Shanghai Municipal Government)


2006-- 2007
Key technology for cycling-based eco-agriculture on Chongming Island (PI, Nr. 06dz12306, total 1,500,000 RMB, Science and Technology Committee, Shanghai Municipal Government)


2006-- 2007
Impacts of agricultural cultivation on environment under Cinnamomum camphora stands. Sub-project of (PI for sub-project, 300,000 RMB, Science and Technology Committee, Shanghai Municipal Government)




1. Liu C., Berg B., Kutsch K., Westman C, Ilvesniemi H., Shen X., Shen S. & Chen X. 2006. Leaf litter nitrogen concentration as related to climate factors in Eurasian forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 438-444.

2. Kutsch W., Liu C. J., Hoermann G. & Herbst M. 2005. Spatial heterogeneity of ecosystem carbon fluxes in a broadleaved Forest in Northern Germany. Global Change Biology. 11:70—88。

3. Liu C., Shen X., Zhou P., Che S., Zhang Y. & Shen G. 2004. Urban Forestry in China: Status and Prospects. Urban Agriculture Magzine (13): 15-17.

4. Liu C. J., Ilvesniemi H., Westman C. J., Kutsch W., Ma X. & Kauppi P. 2004. An estimate on the rainout of atmospheric CO2. Journal of Environment Sciences 16 (1): 86-89.

5. Liu C. J., Westman C. W., Berg B., Kutsch W., Wang G. Z., Man Z. and Ilvesniemi H. 2004. Litterfall-climate pattern of coniferous and broadleaved forests in Eurasia. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13(2): 95-104.

6. Liu C. J., Ilvesniemi H ., Berg. B, Kutsch W., Yang Y., Ma X. & Westman C. J. 2003. Litterfall in Eurasian Forests. Journal of Forestry Research 14(1): 27-34.

7. Liu C. J., Westman C. J. & Ilvesniemi H. 2001. Matter and Nutrient Dynamics of Litter in Pine and Oak Plantations in the Mountainous Areas of North China. Silva Fennica 35(1): 3-13.

8. Ilvesniemi H. & Liu C. J. 2001. Biomass distribution in a young Scots pine stand. Boreal Environment Research 6(1): 3-8.

9. Liu C. J., Ilvesniemi H. & Westman C. J. 2000. Biomass of arboreal lichens and its distribution in the boreal coniferous forests in central Finland. The Lichenologists 32: 495-504.

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