Guangyu Wang (Principal Investigator)

guangyuAssociate Dean and Professor, Ph.D, M.B.A
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
2044-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 1-604-822-2681

Research Interests:

Dr. Guangyu Wang’s research interests include sustainable forest management and integrated watershed management, specifically using computer modeling applications. He has completed several research projects on watershed-scale forest restoration and sustainable development projects, wherein he used system dynamic approaches, bioregional assessments, and geographic information systems techniques to analyze the mechanisms of ecosystem degradation and model broad land use management. One of his major research focuses involves examining Chinese forest management practices, where he has been able to develop novel management plans and sustainable management models for Chinese forests. Furthermore, Dr. Wang is currently involved in serval research related to climate change, forest adaptation, and carbon market mechanisms.

As a previous business professional, Dr. Wang is also interested in the strategic planning and financial management of natural resources, in addition to the public perception and implementation efficiency of land use change policies.

Selected publications:

Qiu Q, Yang L, He M, Gao W, Mar H, Li J, Wang G. (2023).The Effects of Forest Therapy on the Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels of Urban Residents: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(1):458.

Gao W, Huang J, Qiu Q, Shrestha A, Yuan C, Anand S, Wang G, Wang G. (2023).Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in China and India: A Literature Review (1990–2021). Climate,11(1):22.

Geng, D. Harshaw, H.W., Wu. W.Wang. G. (2023). Impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and management response from Banff National Park, Canada, Journal of Forestry Research.

Cai, Q.; Wang, G.; Wen, X.; Zhang, X.; Zhou, Z. (2023)Perceived Effectiveness and Responsibilities of the Forest Biological Disasters Control System of China: A Perspective of Government Administrators. Forests 2023, 14, 6.

Hong, X.C.; Liu, J.; Wang, G. Soundscape in Urban Forests. Forests 2022, 13, 2056. 2022 Hu, F., Wang, Z., Sheng, G…Wang, G. Impacts of national park tourism sites: a perceptual analysis from residents of three spatial levels of local communities in Banff national park. Environ Dev Sustain 24, 3126–3145 (2022).

Gao, W.; Qiu, Q.; Yuan, C.; Shen, X.; Cao, F.; Wang, G.; Wang, G. (2022). Forestry Big Data: A Review and Bibliometric Analysis. Forests 2022, 13, 1549. 2022

Wang, Y.; Tan, L.; Wang, G.; Sun, X.; Xu, Y. (2022). Study on the Impact of Spatial Resolution on Fractional Vegetation Cover Extraction with Single-Scene and Time-Series Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 4165. 39

Chen, Y.; Li, H.; Zhang, S.; Du, S.; Wang, G.; Zhang, J.; Jiang, J. (2022). Analysis of the Antioxidant Mechanism of Tamarix ramosissima Roots under NaCl Stress Based on Physiology, Transcriptomic and Metabolomic. Antioxidants 2022, 11, 2362.

Chen, Y.; Zhang, S.; Du, S.; Zhang, X.; Jiang, J.; Wang, G*. (2022). Analysis of Amino Acids in the Roots of Tamarix ramosissima by Application of Exogenous Potassium (K+) under NaCl Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 9331.

Ren, B.; Park, K.; Shrestha, A.; Yang, J.; McHale, M.; Bai, W.; Wang, G*. (2022). Impact of Human Disturbances on the Spatial Heterogeneity of Landscape Fragmentation in Qilian Mountain National Park, China. Land 2022, 11, 2087.

Shrestha, A., Crawford, J., Chen, H. Zhang, S., Zhong N. Zeng, M., Wang, G*. Delivering forestry courses online: experiences, lessons learned, and future of forestry online education in the Asia Pacific. J. For. Res. (2022).

Hu, F & Wang, ZJ; Sheng, GH; Li, Xia, Chen,C, Geng, DH, Hong, H, Xu N; Zhu, Z.P; Zhang, Z.F; Zhu, LY; & Wang, G*. (2022). “Impacts of national park tourism sites: a perceptual analysis from residents of three spatial levels of local communities in Banff national park,” Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 24(3), pages 3126-3145, March.

Huang, J.; Guo, Y.; Li, X.; Zhang, N.; Jiang, J.; Wang, G. (2022). Evaluation of Positioning Accuracy of Smartphones under Different Canopy Openness. Forests 2022, 13, 1591.

Qiu, Q.; Yang, L.; He, M.; Gao, W.; Mar, H.; Li, J.; Wang, G*. (2022). The Effects of Forest Therapy on the Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels of Urban Residents: A Meta-Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. PublicHealth2023,20,458. https://

Zhang H, Wang G and Long W. (2022). Editorial: Trait-Based Plant Community Assembly, Ecological Restoration, and the Biocontrol of Invasive Exotic Plant Species. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:827397. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.827397

Pan, C., Shrestha, A., Innes, J. L., Zhou, G., Li, N., Li, J., … & Wang, G. (2022). Key challenges and approaches to addressing barriers in forest carbon offset projects. Journal of Forestry Research33(4), 1109-1122.

Wang, W., Wu, W., Guo, F., & Wang, G. (2022). Fire regime and management in Canada’s protected areas. International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks.

Chen Y, Wang G, Zhang H, Zhang N, Jiang J. (2022). Transcriptome analysis of Tamarix ramosissima leaves in response to NaCl stress. PLOS ONE 17(3): e0265653.

Yuqing Cheng, Fangbing Hu, Jingxin Wang, Guibin Wang, John L. Innes, Yiping Xie, Guangyu Wang. (2022). Visitor satisfaction and behavioral intentions in nature- based tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China. Journal of Geoheritage and Parks, 10, 143-159

Ferretti-Gallon, K.; Langston, J.D.; Wang, G.; Huang, K.; Long, C.; Zhai, H. (2022). Identifying Forest Degradation and Restoration Opportunities in the Lancang- Mekong Region: A Tool to Determine Criteria and Indicators. Climate, 10, 52.

Zeng, A.; Yang, S.; Zhu, H.; Tigabu, M.; Su, Z.; Wang, G.; Guo, F. (2022). Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Climate Influence of Forest Fires in Fujian Province, China. Forests, 13, 423.

Anil Shrestha, Sarah Eshpeter, Nuyun Li, Jinliang Li, John O. Nile, Guangyu Wang*. Inclusion of forestry offsets in emission trading schemes: insights from global experts. J. For. Res. (2022) 33:279–287

Xuan Gao, Guangyu Wang, John L. Innes, Yu Zhao. Xuanchang Zhang c, Dahong Zhang, Feng Mi. Forest ecological security in China: A quantitative analysis of twenty-five years. Global Ecology and Conservation. Vol. 32, December 2021, e01821

Hong, XH., Wang, G., Liu J., Song, L., Wu, E.T.Y. (2021). Modeling the impact of soundscape drivers on perceived birdsongs in urban forests. Journal of Cleaner Production, 292-125315

Hu, F., Wang, Z., Sheng G… Wang G.*. (2021). Impacts of national park tourism sites: a perceptual analysis from residents of three spatial levels of local communities in Banff national park. Environ Dev Sustain. 021-01562-2

Yinbo Zhang, Guangyu Wang*, Hongfei Zhuang, Lanhui Wang, John L Innes, Keping Ma (2021). Integrating hotspots for endemic, threatened and rare species supports the identification of priority areas for vascular plants in SW China, Forest Ecology and Management.

Pan, C.; Shrestha, A.K.; Wang, G.*; Innes, J.L.; Wang, K.X.; Li, N.; Li, J.; He, Y.; Sheng, C.; Niles, J.-O. (2021). A Linkage Framework for the China National Emission Trading System (CETS): Insight from Key Global Carbon Markets. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7459.

Qianqian Cao, Lianjun Zhang, Zhangwen Su, Guangyu Wang, Shuaichao Sun, and Futao Guo. (2021). Comparing four regression techniques to explore factors governing the number of forest fires in Southeast, China. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. VOL. 12, NO. 1, 499-521.