Member: LIU Yansui Member: LIU Yansui

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Member: LIU Yansui


Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences



2000: Post-Doctoral from Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

1998: PhD from Nanjing Normal University

1995: Master of Science from Shaanxi Normal University

1989: Bachelor degree from Shaanxi Normal University

Work experience

2019.01-present, Director general, Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS.

2016.12-present, Director general, Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation, CAS.

2013.12-present, Changjiang Scholars Distinguished Professor and director, Beijing Normal University.

2004.04-present, Professor and director general, Center for Regional Agriculture and Rural Development, IGSNRR, CAS.

2000.06-2004.04, Associate professor and deputy director, IGSNRR, CAS

1998.08- 2000.06, Postdoctoral study, Institute of Geography, CAS.

1989.07-1992.08. Teacher, College of Xiangfan, Hubei Province.

Position and Research

Prof. Yansui Liu is a geographer,TWAS Fellow, Honorary advisory board member of universal scientific education and research network (USERN), Top 1% Scientists based on Thomson Reuters. He is the Head of Specialist Group for Third-party Assessment on the Effectiveness of Targeted Poverty Alleviation project in China. His major areas of research are land use, agricultural geography and rural geography, land engineering and land use allocation, regional agriculture and rural development, urbanization and urban-rural integration, targeted poverty alleviation and rural revitalization. So far he as the principal investigator has undertaken 80 research projects sponsored by NSFC, CAS, MLR, MAC and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Major Publications

Prof. Yansui Liu has published more than 480 scientific papers, 130 of which have appeared in SCI/SSCI journals like Nature, Science, Land Use Policy, Journal of Rural Studies, Applied Geography. In addition, he also has published 18 monographs and 7 conference proceedings and 20 commentaries and policy analyses in the country's official newspapers, e.g., People's Daily and Guangming Daily. He and his team have submitted about 21 important advisory reports to the Central Government in recent years.


Prof. Yansui has received some prizes including the 2018 TWAS Prize in Social Sciences, the Technology Development Promotion Prize from CAS, the Leading Talent Award of Technological Innovation by Ministry of Natural Resources, China's National Excellent Scientist Award, and 2018 National Innovation Award for Overcoming Poverty, 2018 Global Highly Cited Researchers, and eight awards, including five first prize of Sciences and Technology Advancement Award of Hainan Province in 2009, Shaanxi Province in 2006, 2011,2014, Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) in 2013, and three second prize of MLR in 2015,Yunnan Province in 2009, Shaanxi Province in 2004. He was a recipient of the countrywide outstanding scientists and technologists in 2012, first prize on academy-local government cooperative award, CAS in 2011, outstanding science and technology achievement Award, CAS in 2009, the young agronomic technology award of CAASS in 2004, the young science and technology researcher award of CSNR in 2003, the young geographical sciences technology award of GSC, the best PhD dissertation award of Jiangsu Province in 1999.

Social Service

Prof. Yansui Liu currently serves as a Chair, IGU-Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering; Director-general, China Urban-Rural Development Think Tank Alliance (CURTA,; Vice-director general, the Agricultural Resource and Zoning Society of China, China Land Science Society; Chair of the Sub-commission on Agricultural Geography and Rural Development, Geographical Society of China (GSC); An adjunct professor in the Land Use Key Laboratory of Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Shaanxi Normal University. He is the associate chief editors of the journal Areal Research and Development, Land Use Policy, Economic Geography, and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Geographical Sciences, Chinese Geographical Sciences, Journal of Mountain Sciences, Journal of Natural Resources, and Human Geography.