Online Lecture Series: Urban Science and Sustainability

Prof. Jianguo Wu is Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Landscape Ecology and Sustainability Science, School of Life Sciences & School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. B.S. (1982) in biology from Inner Mongolia University and M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) in ecology from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA. National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University (1991-1992) and Princeton University (1992-1993). Current research areas: landscape ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science. Authored/edited 16 books and more than 370 journal articles/book chapters. 

Recent publications

  • Wu, J.G., X.Y. Chen, Y.Y., Li, and Q. Ma (eds). 2019. Lectures in Modern Ecology (9): Advances in Ecological Research on Urbanization and Global Change. Higher Education Press, Beijing.
  • Wu, J. 2019. Linking landscape/land system and design approaches to achieve sustainability. Journal of Land Use Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2019.1602677.
  • Cao, Q., J. Wu, D. Yu, and W. Wang. 2019. The biophysical effects of the vegetation restoration program on regional climate metrics in the Loess Plateau, China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 268:169-180.
  • Fan, P., J. Chen, and J. Wu. 2019. Evolving landscapes under institutional change, globalization, and cultural influence in contrasting urban systems. Landscape and Urban Planning 187:129-131.
  • Fernandez, I.C. and J. Wu. 2019. The urban matrix matters: Quantifying the effects of surrounding urban vegetation patterns on natural habitat remnants in Santiago de Chile. Landscape and Urban Planning 187:181-190.
  • Frazier, . B. Bryan, A. Buyantuev, L. Chen, C. Echevarria, P. Jia, L. Liu, Q. Li, Z. Ouyang, J. Wu, W. Xiang, J. Yang, L. Yang, S. Zhao. 2019. Ecological civilization: Perspectives from landscape ecology and landscape sustainability science. Landscape Ecology 34:1-8.
  • Hu, G., M. Wilson, J. Wu, J. Yu, M. Yu. 2019. Decoupling species richness variation and spatial turnover in beta diversity across a fragmented landscape. PeerJ 7:e6714 DOI 10.7717/peerj.6714.
  • Huang, L., W. N. Xiang, J. G. Wu, C. Traxler, and J. Z. Huang. 2019. Integrating GeoDesign with Landscape Sustainability Science. Sustainability 11:10.3390/su11030833.