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Fu Bojie named honorary fellow of Royal Geographic Society



On May 18, academician and Shaanxi Normal University outstanding alumnus Fu Bojie was named an honorary fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), as it announced its 2020 lists of medals and honorary fellows.

The honorary fellow title was first given in 2003 to celebrated scientists and professionals who had made remarkable contribution to the development of geography and the society as a whole.

Fu Bojie was the first Chinese scholar to have this honor among the current 31 fellows world wide.

Established in 1830, RGS-IBG is a well-recognized learned society and professional body for geography in the United Kingdom, aiming at advancing geography and supporting geographers in the UK and across the world through research, field survey, education, science popularization, and public participation.

Fu was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, academician of The Third World Academy of Sciences in 2012, foreign academician of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015, and foreign academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

His research area is landscape ecology and natural geography, and he has published more than 10 books and 500 papers, including more than 300 SCI papers in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature geoscience, and 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 China’s Sci-tech Advancement, CAS’s Award for Outstanding Sci-tech Achievement, HLHL Award for Sci-tech Advancement, International Association for Landscape Ecology Award for Outstanding Contribution, and the European Geosciences Union’s Humboldt Medal,  and was one of the CCTV 2019 Persons of Sci-tech Innovation.

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