Jiaguo Qi | Land use | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Prof Jiaguo Qi: Land use | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Professor atΒ Β Michigan State University,Β United States

Jiaguo Qi is a distinguished professor and director based at Michigan State University, specializing in global change research. With an academic journey starting from Harbin Teacher’s Normal University in China to earning his Ph.D. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Arizona, Qi has become a prominent figure in the field.

 

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πŸŽ“EducationΒ :

Jiaguo Qi earned his Ph.D. in Soil and Water Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, USA, completing his studies from August 15, 1989, to May 15, 1993. πŸŽ“

Honors and Awards:

Jiaguo Qi has received numerous honors and awards for his outstanding contributions:

  • πŸ† 2017: Honorary Professor at Kazakhstan National Agrarian University, recognizing his efforts in promoting research and education between the National Agrarian University and US institutions.
  • πŸŽ“ 2011: Title of Pao Yu-Kong Chair Professor for Scholarship and Outstanding Achievements. This accolade acknowledges his role in fostering international collaborations between Michigan State University and Zhejiang University, China. Initiatives include exchange programs, summer student programs, and joint-faculty positions.
  • 🌿 2009: Certificate of Recognition on Monsoon Asia Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics and Sustainability from the Mekong Institute in Khon Khaen, Thailand.
  • 🌍 2001: USDA Group Honor Award for Excellence in the Semi-arid Land-Surface-Atmosphere Team. This recognizes his leadership in providing crucial hydro-ecological information and tools for sustaining semi-arid natural resources.
  • 🌏 2000: Wang Kuangcheng Foundation Travel Award in Hong Kong, acknowledging his efforts to initiate research collaboration between Michigan State University and the Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
  • 🀝 2000: Certificate of Appreciation from the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Philippines for his participation in the Southeast Asia Regional Workshop on Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Antipolo City.
  • 🌐 1997: USDA-Certificate of Merit for designing and coordinating the 1997 campaign for the investigation of microwave remote sensing and a combined remote sensing/modeling approach.
  • 🚜 1995: USDA Certificate of Appreciation for the MADMAC experiment, recognizing his contributions to a season-long experiment testing the feasibility of remote sensing for precision agriculture on an operational basis.

πŸ† Professional Membership and Service:

Jiaguo Qi is actively involved in various professional memberships:Β Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) πŸ”¬ Member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement in Science) 🌐 Member of AGU (American Geophysical Union)Β  πŸ—ΊοΈ Member of AAG (Association of American Geographers) These affiliations reflect his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in technology, science, geophysics, and geography. 🌟

🌐 Research Interests & Activities:

Dr. Jiaguo Qi’s research journey is a fascinating exploration of diverse topics within global change: 🌍 His primary focus is on global change issues, delving into the intricate relationships between land, water, climate, and society. πŸ›°οΈ Expert in process-based models, he leverages geospatial technologies and both in-situ and remote observations to enhance understanding. πŸ“Š His research spans remote sensing, geospatial technologies, environmental monitoring, assessment, and modeling. 🏞️ Specializes in studying land use and land cover dynamics, crucial for sustainable resource management. πŸ’» Actively involved in developing decision support systems for agriculture and rangeland management. 🌐 Over two decades, he has pioneered the creation of geospatial modeling tools for effective land management. 🌦️ Enhanced climate modeling using satellite-based biophysical data to contribute to climate science. πŸ”„ Integrated land use information into biogeochemical models for a holistic understanding. 🌱 Applied geospatial technologies for ecological assessment, ensuring a comprehensive approach to environmental studies. πŸ’‘ Recent work involves optimizing the WEF (water-energy-food) nexus framework for sustainable development in developing countries across Asia, Africa, and South America. πŸ“š Dr. Qi boasts an extensive publication record, with over 264 refereed journal articles, showcasing his impactful contributions to the field. πŸ“ˆ His notable Google Scholar citations, with an h-index of 71 and an i10-index of 193, highlight the significance and influence of his research. Dr. Jiaguo Qi’s dedication to advancing knowledge in global change and sustainability is evident through his multifaceted and impactful research portfolio. 🌱✨

Research Focus πŸŒ±πŸ”¬:

Jiaguo Qi’s research spans diverse categories, emphasizing the intricate relationships between land, water, and climate. 🌍 His work includes assessing land use policy impacts on effective farmland planting areas in Heilongjiang Province, China, and mapping potential soil water erosion and flood hazard zones in the Yarlung Tsangpo River Basin. πŸ—ΊοΈ Additionally, he explores the spatial patterns of environmental consequences of dams in watersheds and evaluates the performance of multiple models for estimating rodent activity intensity in alpine grasslands. 🏞️ His research extends to urban land-use classification using machine learning and assessing the spatiotemporal impact of water conservation on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau. πŸ’‘

Citations:

Jiaguo Qi has garnered significant recognition in the academic community:

  • Total Citations: 18,747
  • h-index: 71
  • i10-index: 197

These metrics underscore the substantial impact and influence of his scholarly contributions, reflecting widespread citation and recognition since 2019. πŸ“šπŸŒŸ

 

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Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante | Soil Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante:Β Soil Science |Β Β Best Researcher Award

Research Scientist atΒ Β Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI),Β Ghana

Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante, a Ghanaian researcher and development professional, holds a Ph.D. in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance. With a diverse educational background in agriculture, sustainable development, and governance, he has accumulated nearly 18 years of professional experience since completing his BSc in Agriculture in 2005. As a Research Scientist and Head of Section for Cassava and Related Value Chains at CSIR-Crop Research Institute, Kwaku specializes in Agroecology, Social Forestry, and Environmental Governance. His expertise extends to areas such as forest science, climate science, agroecology, non-timber forest products, and environmental policy.

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πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ EDUCATION:

  1. Ph.D. in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
    • 🏫 University of Energy and Natural Resources
    • πŸ“š Fields: R&D in Environmental Management and Resource Governance
    • πŸ“† Aug 2017 – Dec 2022
    • πŸŽ“ Certificate Awarded: PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
    • πŸ“˜ Thesis Title: Promoting Ecosystem Services: The Role of Extractive Resource Governance and Agroecological Land-Use Management
  2. Master of Philosophy in Agronomy
    • 🏫 University of Education’s College of Agriculture
    • πŸ“š Fields: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
    • πŸ“† Aug 2015 – Oct 2019
    • πŸŽ“ Certificate Awarded: Master of Philosophy in Agronomy
    • πŸ“˜ Thesis Title: Influence of different rates of inorganic fertilizer and biochar on the growth, yield, and nutritional qualities of carrots in the Forest-Savanna Transitional Zone of Ghana
  3. Master of Arts in Governance and Sustainable Development
    • 🏫 University of Cape Coast (UCC)
    • πŸ“š Fields: Environment and Sustainable Development
    • πŸ“† Jun 2012 – Aug 2013
    • πŸŽ“ Certificate Awarded: Master of Arts in Governance and Sustainable Development
    • πŸ“˜ Project Topic: Food Systems Transformation for Health and Sustainable Development
  4. BSc. Agriculture
    • 🏫 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
    • πŸ“š Fields: Agriculture and Rural Development
    • πŸ“† Aug 2001 – May 2005
    • πŸŽ“ Diploma Awarded: BSc. Agriculture
    • πŸ“˜ Project Title: Effect of Neemazal in the Control of Root Knot Nematodes of Tomatoes
  5. Certificates in Languages
    • 🏫 Ghana Institute of Languages
    • πŸ“š Fields: Languages – French, Spanish, and German
    • πŸ“† Jan 2003 – Apr 2004
    • πŸŽ“ Certificate Awarded: Certificates in French, Spanish, and German
  6. Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education
    • 🏫 Tamale Secondary School
    • πŸ“š Fields: General Agriculture, Horticulture, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Integrated Science
    • πŸ“† Sep 1997 – Dec 2000
    • πŸŽ“ Certificate Awarded: Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education

Kudos to Kwaku for this remarkable academic journey! πŸŒŸπŸ“–

πŸ“š PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Current Position:

  • πŸŽ“ Research Scientist (Agroecology, Social Forestry, and Environmental Governance)
  • πŸš€ Head of Section, Cassava and Related Value Chains

Key Qualifications:

  • πŸ“œ PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
  • 🌾 MPhil Agronomy
  • 🌍 MA Governance and Sustainable Development
  • 🌾 BSc. Agriculture with emphasis on degraded ecosystem restoration and ecosystem management

Years of Professional Experience:

  • πŸ“… Approximately 18 years (Since the completion of BSc Agriculture in May 2005)

Kwaku’s journey is a testament to his dedication and expertise in cultivating sustainable solutions for agroecology and environmental governance. 🌿🌍

πŸ”¬ AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

  1. FAO Best Practice Award:
    • πŸ›οΈ Recipient Institution: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI)
    • πŸ… Awarding Institution: FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
    • πŸ† Award Description: Won the overall best practice for the proposal “Soil Carbon Initiatives Towards Enhancing Nutrient and Water Cycling for Ecosystem Services (SCIENCES)” in the competitive Call: Good Practices Towards Sustainable Management of Soil and Water.
    • πŸ“… Date: 5th December 2023
  2. Best Teacher Award:
    • πŸ›οΈ Recipient Institution: Ghana Education Service
    • πŸ… Awarding Institution: Ministry of Education, Ghana
    • πŸ† Award Description: Best Teacher Award for the National Service Category
    • πŸ“… Date: 5th December 2023
    • 🌟 Endorsements: Endorsed by the President and Minister of Education

Kwaku’s recognition in both scientific and educational realms showcases his versatility and excellence! πŸŒπŸ…

Research Focus πŸŒ±πŸ”¬:

Kwaku’s research spans diverse domains, from the impact of circular economy-based innovations on cassava yield and nutrition in mining-degraded landscapes to the intricate dance between different rates of fertilizer and biochar on carrot growth in the Forest-Savannah Transitional Zone. His exploration extends to the nutritional quality response of carrots to inorganic fertilizer and biochar. Additionally, he delves into the crucial realm of extractive resource governance, offering insights into enhancing practices amidst fragmented policy landscapes. Kwaku’s holistic approach includes studying the effects of gypsum amendment on soil quality, fruit characteristics, and toxicological responses of cucumbers in mining areas, contributing significantly to sustainable agriculture and environmental governance. 🌍🌿

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