Visiting Fellow, Department of Global Development
As a Visiting Fellow in Global Development, Yuanyuan Zhu investigates primary education equity in mountainous areas in China. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the spatial-temporal change of primary educational resources patterns and the response and adaptation mechanisms of stakeholders in mountainous areas.
During her doctoral study in the Research Center of Mountain Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, she has led several questionnaire surveys on the relationship between rural livelihoods and ecosystem services, land development patterns optimization of mountainous areas, and new types of agricultural business entities. In her research on the coupling relationship between ecosystem services and household livelihoods, she studied the impact of wild edible fungi on household livelihoods, and provided suggestions on the utilization of wild edible fungi and market management. As a main investigator of Global Environment Facility (GEF) project: Payment for Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity, she evaluated and analyzed the ecosystem services function of Chishui River before and after ecological compensation implementation.
- Ph.D. Candidate; Human Geography (2016-Present): Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Bachelor; Resource, Environment and Management of Urban and Rural Planning: Chinese University of Geosciences
Education spatial justice
yz2283 [at] cornell.edu