Prof. Zhang Yuehong

Dr. Zhang Yuehong

Fellow (Alumni)

Zhang Yuehong received her PhD in environmental risk management from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2008 and completed her MPhil in environmental evolution in 2004. In both cases her research focused on climate change risk governance, paleoclimatology, and decision-making under uncertainty.

She is currently an associate professor in the Bureau of Development Planning at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her work revolves around science and technology planning, strategy, and management. She has contributed to some important reports of the Chinese Academy of Sciences such as Science &Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050; Vision 2020:The Emerging Trends in Science & Technology; Strategic Option of China: The Development and Operation Scheme of the Science Think Tank of the CAS; and the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for the CAS.

She came to the IASS for one year as a visiting fellow in December 2016 and is focusing mainly on the integrated research of a Science &Technology think tank and risk governance.

  • Since Dec 2016 Visiting Fellow, IASS
  • Since Feb 2015 Associate Professor, Bureau of Development Planning, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Bureau of Planning and Strategy, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2008-2009 Planning Editor, Science Press
  • 2005-2008 PhD in Environmental Risk Management, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2004-2005 Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Economy, Shanxi University of Finance and Economy
  • 2001-2004 MPhil student in Environmental Evolution, Graduate School of Shaanxi Normal University
  • 1997-2001 B.A. in Geographic Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University
  • S&T think tank
  • S&T planning and strategy
  • Risk governance
  • Climate change
  • Integrated risk governance: integrated climate change risks in China (Chapters 1 and 2). Beijing: Science Press. 2011. (In Chinese)
  • Categorizing Risks from Climate Change under IRGC's Risk Governance Framework. In Risk Management. New York : Nova Science Publishers.2010
  • Identification and Categorization of Climate Change Risks. Journal of Geographical Sciences. Chinese Geographical Science. 2008, 18(3). (
  • Post-Normal Science and Integrated Risk Governance, Journal of Safety and Environment, 2008 (In Chinese)
  • High-Resolution Study on Pedogenic Environmental Change of the Weihe River Terrace in the Holocene. Ecology and Environment, 2004, 13(2): 200-203. (In Chinese)
  • Spatial Differentiation of Climate Change in Muus Desert Region. Resources Science, 2003, 25(6):71-76. (In Chinese)