On 25 November 25, the 2019 High-level Forum on Modern Forest and Grass Industry Development, sponsored by the Chinese Forestry Society (CFS), was held in Beijing. At the forum, the list of winners of the 15th Forestry Science-Technology Award for Youth was announced. HAO Guangyou, researcher at the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences won the award.
LIU Dongsheng, deputy director of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration,ZHAO Shucong, chairman of CFS, MA Guangren, vice chairman of CFS, JIANG Jianchun, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and LIU Shirong, president of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, attended the forum and the award ceremony.
The "Forestry Science-Technology Award for Youth" program aims to commend and reward young scholars who have made outstanding contributions in the field of forestry research in China. The award was established by the former Ministry of Forestry in 1995. It was formerly known as the Youth Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Forestry Society and was selected every two years. A total of 20 people, who are outstanding representatives of young scientists and technological workers in forest and grass industry, won this honor this year.
The State Forestry and Grassland Administration encourages the majority of young forestry scientists and workers to learn from the winners, actively participate in forest-grassland science and technology innovation, and make greater contributions to the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Dr. HAO Guangyou is mainly engaged in the study of stress-resistant physiology and ecology of trees. To address key issues in the sustainable development of forestry in Northeast China, he applied plant physiology and ecology methods to carry out basic and prospective research. Focusing on the physiological mechanisms of tree stress and water-carbon coupling physiology, the physiological mechanisms of typical temperate forest productivity and stress-resistance were studied. He also explores the response of trees to key global change factors and the underlying physiological mechanisms. Facing the needs of the country, his research helps to solve regional forestry problems such as low forest productivity and ecological service functions, serious forest decline, and poor forest regeneration, and serves sustainable forestry development and ecological civilization construction. He has published more than 40 SCI papers in Ecology, New Phytologist, Tree Physiology and other journals.