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Fu Bojie elected foreign academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences



On April 17, Prof. Fu Bojie, a class 1981 alumnus of Shaanxi Normal Universitys Department of Geography, was elected foreign academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the only Chinese scholar elected this year among 172 new academicians and 42 foreign academicians.

Founded in 1780, American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest independent academic institutions and policy research centers. It has more than 4000 fellows and 600 foreign fellows, including about 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Prof. Fu studied as an undergraduate and masters student in SNNU and is an outstanding alumnus. He is a researcher at the Center for Ecological Environment at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of CASs Department of Geography, vice chairman of International Geographical Union, and vice director of Chinas National Committee of Ecological Protection and Construction. He was elected a CAS academician in 2011, academician of The Third World Academy of Sciences, and foreign academician of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

His research area is landscape ecology and natural geography, and he has published more than 280 papers and 10 books in journals like Nature, Science, Nature geoscience, Nature climate change, being cited over 40,000 times. He has won multiple awards, including the second award in China National Natural Science, second award in Chinas Sci-tech Advancement, CASs Award for Outstanding Sci-tech Achievement, HLHL Award for Sci-tech Advancement, and International Association for Landscape Ecology Award for Outstanding Contribution.

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