BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

PERSONAL

Jing M.Chen
Deparment of Geography and Program in Planning
University of Toronto
100 St.George St. Room 5407,Toroonto,Ontario,Canada M5S 3G3

Tel: (416) 978-7085      Fax:(416) 946-3886
Email:chenj@geog.utoronto.ca

DEGREES

  • Ph.D., 1986. Meteorology, Reading University, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc., 1982. Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, P. R. China

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2000-now, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto (U of T).
  • 2000-2000, Principal Research Scientist, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.
  • 1997-2000, Senior Research Scientist, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.
  • 1993-1997, Research Scientist, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.
  • 1991-1993, Research Associate, University of British Columbia (UBC).
  • 1989-1991, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC.
  • 1988-1989, Senior Research Scientist, Beijing Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 1986-1988, Research Scientist, Beijing Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • July 1, 2000,Tenure awarded.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Journal Editing
  • 2015-now, Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • 2012-now, Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.
  • 2010-now, Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Resources and Ecology.
  • 2010-now, Member of the editorial board of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  • 2009-now, Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.
  • 2009-now, Member of the editorial board of Journal of Remote Sensing.
  • 2010-2011, Guest co-editor of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, special issue on flux measurement and modeling.
  • 2009-2011, Guest Editor of Biogeosciences, special issue on Asian carbon flux.
  • 2008-2012, Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere.
  • 2007-2014, Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 2007-2008, Guest Editor of Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, special issue on quantitative remote sensing.
  • 2005-2007, Guest Editor of Journal of Environmental Management, special issue on forest carbon sequestration and management in China.
  • 2003-2004, Guest co-Editor of Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, special issue on water resources remote sensing.
  • 1996-2002, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
Committees Outside of U of T
  • 2015-2016, Member, Technical Committee, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016: Advanced Understanding of Our Living Planet. July 10-15, 2016, Beijing, China.
  • 2015-2016, Chair, Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Land and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III of SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics), New Delhi, India, 4-8 April, 2016.
  • 2015-2016, Member, Scientific Committee for the Fourth International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA) to be held in July 2016.
  • 2014-2017, Member, International Advisory Board, China Future Ocean Alliance.
  • 2014-2017, Deputy Chair, Expert Panel for the Chinese National Program in Global Change Science (with the main task of evaluating projects under this program).
  • 2014-2017, Member, Fourth Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
  • 2014-2017, Member, Science Advisory Committee of China Fluxnet Confederation.
  • 2013-2014, Member, Scientific Committee, 4th iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study) Science Conference on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Atmosphere and People in the Earth's System, 12-16 May 2014, Nanjing, China.
  • 2013-2014, Member, Program Committee, SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Conference, 13-17 October, Beijing, China.
  • 2013-2014, Member, International Advisory Committee, 3rd International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, 11-14 June 2014, Changsha, China.
  • 2013-2016, Standing member of the Governing Committee of China Overseas Exchange Association.
  • 2012-2012, Member, International Science Committee, International Conference on Remote Sensing of the Land Surface: Products and Datasets, 31 May-1 June, 2012, Chengdu, China.
  • 2012-2012, Member, Advisory Committee, Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications. June 8-12, 2012, Shanghai, China.
  • 2012-2013, Member, Scientific Committee, Ninth International Carbon Dioxide Conference, held in June 2013, Beijing, China. Theme 2 coordinator.
  • 2011-2014, Member, Third Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
  • 2011-2012, Chair, the International Transcom Annual Meeting (for a large community that is conducting atmospheric inversion for global carbon cycle estimation using), June 2012, Nanjing, China.
  • 2011-2011, Co-chair, third summer training school in Global Change and Carbon Cycle, Beijing, China, 1-3 August 2011. Over 300 trainees participated.
  • 2011-2011, Co-chair, International Workshop on Carbon Cycle Science, Beijing, China, 4-5 August 2011. Over 200 scientists and students participated.
  • 2011-2011, Member, expert panel for Canadian Forest Carbon Plan: 2011-2020 (invited to a meeting in Quebec City, 8-9 March 2011).
  • 2010-2011, Chair, program committee for the 5th Multidisciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors, Huntsville, Ontario, 1-3 July, 2011.
  • 2010-2013, Member, Expert Panel for the Chinese National Program in Global Change Science (with the main task of evaluating projects under this program).
  • 2010-2013, Member, Scientific Steering Committee of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University.
  • 2009-2014, Deputy Chair, Academic Committee of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science of Beijing Normal University.
  • 2009-2009, Member, academic committee of the Second International Conference on Aerosol and Climate Change, Hanzhou, China, August 2009 (Organizers include Nanjing University, NASA, CAS).
  • 2009-2010, Member, program committee of the 4th Multidisciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1-3 July 2010.
  • 2009-2009, Member, Technical Committee of the annual conference of Canadian Remote Sensing Society.
  • 2008-2011, Member, Second Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (50 best known overseas Chinese scholars are selected to provide consultations for major science policies in China).
  • 2008-2008, Chair, Organizing Committee of the International Workshop on Remote Sensing Science and Technology (in honor of the retirement of Prof. John Miller of York University, over 60 attended), Toronto, October 3.
  • 2007-2011, Member, Executive Scientific Committee of the Canadian Carbon Program.
  • 2007-2011, Member, Operational Committee of the Canadian Carbon Program.
  • 2007-2007, Chair, 15th International Conference on Geoinformatics. Nanjing, China, May 25-28, 2007
  • 2007-2007, Member, Scientific Advisory Committee of the 7th International Workshop on Geographical Information Systems. September 12-14, 2007. Beijing, China.
  • 2005-2008, Member, First Overseas Science Consulting Committee of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (30 best known overseas Chinese scholars are selected to provide consultations for major science policies in China).
  • 2004-2016, Member, Ameriflux Network Science Steering Committee.
  • 2004-2005, Member, International Science Committee of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing to take place October 2005 in Beijing under the auspice of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as part of Commission VII/1 working group on Fundamental Physics and Modeling.
  • 2003-2008, Member, Overseas Scientific Expert Team of Chinese Academy of Sciences (about 120 in total worldwide to provide advice on major science policies).
  • 2003-2005, Member, Organizing Committee for 2005 International Association of Mathematical Geology Annual Meeting on GIS and Spatial Analysis, Toronto, Canada August 14-19,
  • 2005 2002-2003, Co-Chair, Program Committee of Geomatics 2003 International Conference to be held in Toronto 2003 but cancelled due to SARS.
  • 2002-2006, Member, Expert Support Laboratory of the GLOBCARBON project of European Space Agency (4 members).
  • 2002-2007, Member, Scientific Committee of Fluxnet-Canada Research Network.
  • 2001-2001, Member, Scientific Committee of International Symposium on Soil Erosion Management.
  • 2001-2002, Member, Scientific Steering Committee of a national workshop on "Enhancing, Quantifying and Verifying Forest C Stocks: Kyoto and Beyond" organized by BIOCAP Canada and Pollution Probe.
  • 2001-2006, Member, User and Science Team for developing a hyperspectral satellite sensor at the Canadian Space Agency.
  • 2002-2003, Member, Program Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held in 2003, USA.
  • 2000-2008, Chair, Academic Committee of International Institute of Earth System Science, Nanjing University, P. R. China.
  • 2000-2001, Member, Organizing Committee of the Third International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held July 2001, Florida.
  • 2000-2001, Member, International Scientific Committee for the 6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference held in Japan in 2001.
  • 1999-2001, Member, International Scientific Committee for the ISPRS International Symposia on Physical Measurements & Signatures in Remote Sensing.
  • 1998-1998, Member, Program Committee of Expert Meeting on Carbon Sink Processes, 18-19 January 1999, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1998-2000, Member, Program Committee of the Second International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry to be held January 2000, Florida.
  • 1998-2000, Member, Overseas Expert Advisory Committee for the Chinese National Science Foundation (Remote Sensing Science Theme).
  • 1997-2000, Member, Working Group 4: Microwave and Optical Sensors for Geosphere-Biosphere Studies, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).
  • 1997-1998, Member, Program Committee of the First International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held June 1998, Florida.
  • 1996-1998, Co-chair (with Forrest Hall of NASA/GSFC) of a group of 17 scientists, consisting of mostly BOREAS principle investigators, to compare models used for retrieving biophysical parameters from heterogeneous forest canopies.
Book Series Editing
  • 2009-2010, Member , the editorial board for Atlas of China
  • 2008-now, Member, editorial board for a book series in Global Change Reviews (in Chinese)

 

 
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