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I. Brief History

 The College of Biology and the Environment was established in 2014 as an amalgamation of the biological, ecological, and environmental units from the former College of Forest Resources and Environment, College of Chemical Engineering,and College of Material Science and Engineering.

II.Faculty and Students

    Currently, there are a total of 135 faculty and staff at the college, comprised of 37 professors and 54 associate professors. Additionally, the college has engaged 13 guest professors from Universities in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The student population is over 700 undergraduates and over 500 graduates.

III. Department

The college has six departments as follows:

Department of Ecology

Primary research Areas:

1.Global climate change and forest soil ecology;

2.Urban forest ecosystem structure and function;

3.Vegetation restoration of degraded sites;

4.Dynamic changes of forest landscape pattern and ecological processes;

5.Forest carbon sink monitoring and evaluation;

6.Long-term ecological dynamics of forest and wetland.

Department of Plant Science

Primary research Areas:

1.plant systematics and evolution; 


3.resource botany; 

4.developmental botany; 

5.plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, etc.

Department of Environmental Science

Primary research Areas:

1.Utilizaiton of agricultural and forest waste and residues; 

2.Wetland ecosystem and restoration technology; 

3.Soil environmental pollution and remediation; 

4.Chemical behavior and environmental risk assessment of typical pollutants.

Department of Environmental Engineering

Primary research Areas:

1.Waste treatment and recovery; 

2.Water pollution control theory and technology; 

3.Indoor air pollution control theory and technology; 

4.Clean production theory and technology.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Primary research Areas:

1.The biochemical and molecular regulatory mechanisms of plant growth and development;

2.Recombinant DNA and genetic manipulation;

3.Gene expression and regulation;

4.Gene and development (genotype - phenotype).

Department of Zoology

Primary research Areas:

1.Conservation biology of endangered wildlife;

2.Plant-animal Interaction and co-evolution;

3.Conservation of animal diversity in wetlands;

4.Ecology and restoration of lakes and freshwater wetlands.

IV. Degree Programs

B.S. Programs

Four majors are offered towards as BS degree for undergraduate students:


Biological Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Engineering

    M.S. Programs


Ø  Biology

·           Botany

·           Zoology

·           Microbiology

·           Genetics

·           Developmental Biology

·           Cytobiology

·           Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Ø  Environmental Science and Engineering

·           Environmental Science

·           Environmental Engineering

    Ph.D. Programs

Ø  Ecology

Ø  Biology

·           Botany

·           Zoology

·           Microbiology

·           Plant Genetics

·           Evolutionary Biology

·           Cytobiology

·           Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    Postdoctoral Positions

Ø  Ecology

Ø  Biology

V.Research Facilities

    There are over 5400 m2 of laboratory and office space available for the support of teaching and experiment activities, as well as two long-term ecological research stations, and a 700 ha area to enable field trips and research.

VI.Affiliated Research Institutions

International Cultivar Registration Center for Osmanthus 

Tel: +86 25 85427093

Ecological Society of Jiangsu Province

Tel: +86 25 85427321

Wetland Research Center, Nanjing Forestry University

Tel: +86 25 85427321

Forestry Carbon Sequestration Measurement & Monitoring Center, Nanjing Forestry University

Tel: +86 25 85427401

Environmental Science and Engineering Research Center, Nanjing Forestry University

Tel: +86 25 85428950

Sweet Osmanthus Research Center, Nanjing Forestry University

Cerasus Research Center, Nanjing Forestry University

Tel: +86 25 85427657

Dendrology Association of Chinese Society of Forestry (DACSF)

Tel: +86 25 85427657

VII.International Exchange and Collaboration

The College of Biology and the Environment has vigorously established various exchange programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, and visiting scholars, with several well-established Universities, (e.g., Yale University, The University of British Columbia, The University of New Brunswick, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Lake Head University, University of Helsinki, and many others.)


Name: College of Biology and the Environmet

Tel: +86 25 85427210


Address: Nanjing Forestry University, 159 Longpan Road, Nanjing, 210037, Jiangsu, P.R. China.