Introduction to CAO Fuliang
CAO Fuliang, born in 1957 at Jiangyan, Jiangsu Province, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor of Silviculture and Non-wood Forest Cultivation. He earned a B.S. Degree in Forestry and M.S. Degree in Silviculture from Nanjing Forestry University, China, and his Ph.D. Degree in Forest Ecology from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Prof. Cao is the former dean of the college of forestry (original college of forest resources and environment), vice president and president of Nanjing Forestry University. He has also served as the chief editor of the Journal of Nanjing Forestry University (Natural Sciences Edition), the vice-chairman of Chinese Society of Forestry, the head of Ginkgo Branch of Chinese Society of Forestry, the vice-chairman of China Cash Forest Association and the deputy director of China Forest Certification Council.
Professor Cao devoted himself to the research and teaching in forest cultivation, forest ecology and forest culture, focusing on the research of the resistance mechanism, and the selection, breeding, processing and utilization of improved variety. Species studied include Ginkgo biloba, Taxodium distichum, poplar, Phyllostachys pubescens, Camellia oleifera and Lycium barbarum, among those the ginkgo has been explored systematically and the related works have received the domestic and international peer recognition. The accomplishments include five of National Science Progress awards (four of 2nd class and one of 3rd class), more than ten of Ministerial and Provincial Science Progress awards and one of He Liang He Li Science Progress award; honorary titles of National Outstanding Scientific and Technical works, Chief Scientist of Jiangsu Province, Outstanding Overseas Returnee of Jiangsu Province, and Young Science and Technology Pacesetter of Jiangsu Province. The research achievements have been widely disseminated which provided important scientific and technological support for the development of the ginkgo industry and the construction of modern forestry.