Assoc.Prof. ZHANG Zhao

Introduction

Dr. Zhao Zhang is an Associated Professor in the field of integrated risk. Her research areas include agriculture ecology, agricultural production, climate change, climate disasters, and geographic environment and human health. She is the supervisor of several graduate students. Dr. Zhang delivers lectures of ‘Agricultural Disasters and Food Security’, and ‘Environmental Risk and Human Society’. In the area of integrated risk, Dr. Zhang has published 69 articles in the related international academic journals, e.g. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, European Journal of Agronomy, Science of the Total Environment, and Journal of Environmental Management. Total citations have amounted to 1225 times, with impact points of 179.88. She has taken part in or taken charge of several research programs funded by governments at different levels, enterprises and organizations, e.g. ‘Natural hazard risk assessment on winter wheat in North China Plain by multi-scales, multi-hazards, and multi-processes’ and ‘Studying the mechanism processes, risk and adaptation options of high temperature stress on rice production in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River.

Expertise

Experienced in proposing, supervising and conducting the processes of a project on environmental or climatic risk (‘Natural hazard risk assessment on winter wheat in North China Plain by multi-scales, multi-hazards, and multi-processes’ and ‘Studying the mechanism processes, risk and adaptation options of high temperature stress on rice production in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River’, and ‘The association between global change and environmental risks, and its potential adaptation paradigm’); Nearly 8 years of successful and verifiable experience in Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management Ministry of Civil Affairs & Ministry Education of Beijing Normal University; Preferably assessing the impact of climate change and extreme climatic events on crop production, and diagnosing and quantifying the agricultural and health risks from climate change and geographic environment; Perfectly supervising several graduated students, and delivering two lectures ‘Agricultural Disasters and Food Security’ and ‘Environmental Risk and Human Society’.