ZHAO Geng-xing, PhD, professor of College of Resources and Environment, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University(SDAU); President of Shandong Soil & Fertilizer Science Society, and Shandong Land Resource Society, deputy director of Soil Remote Sensing and Information Committee of Chinese Soil Society, council member of China Land Resource Society, and member of the Advisory Panel of Agricultural and Rural Experts of Shandong Province. He is also the column associate editor of Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE), and editorial board member of several academic journals.
Dr. Zhao has worked in SDAU since 1985 and got his Ph.D. in Land Resource and Remote Sensing from Zhejiang University in 1998, M.S. in Land Resource in 1990 and B.S. in Soil & Chemistry in 1985 from SDAU. He has ever conducted cooperative research as visiting professor in the Institute for Geospatial Research and Education, Eastern Michigan University from Feb. to Aug. 2009, and in Dept of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University in the US from Feb. 2001 to Mar. 2002, respectively.
The main courses he taught are Progress in Resource Science, Soil Resources and Information Technology, Resource and Environment Informatics for graduate students, and Remote Sensing Basics, Remote Sensing Image Processing and Application for undergraduate students. Currently, there are more than 10 doctorial and Master graduate students under his supervision.
Dr. Zhao has been actively involved in research of remote sensing acquisition and monitoring for agricultural resources, ecological effects and RS models of LUCC, GIS supported quantitative and automatic land evaluation, and nutrient and yield estimation for crops and apple tree. He has served as principal investigators in more than 30 projects sponsored by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China, the National “Spark Plan” of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the National Science Foundation of China, and Agricultural Department of China etc. He is recipient of over 10 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards at national and provincial levels. In addition, he has published more than 240 papers on peer-reviewed journals and as associate editor and editor, he has published 15 books.
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