Summer Research Internship
Project 34: Ecological restoration and Eco-design of urban-rural fringe in Shanghai
Release time:2017-10-12 Read the number:4653

Contact Information

Dr. Yuyu Du



Project Description and Objectives

Shanghai is not only China’s but also the world’s economic, financial, shipping and technology center. An urban-rural fringe is a special area formed during the urbanization process and is characterized by a diverse population, mixed types of land use, drastically reduced ecological lands and degradation of the ecological environment, this is what has taken place in Shanghai. This has formed situations where the city is mingled with the countryside, farmland and industrial adjacent to, woodland and the water systems separated and so forth. Utilizing GIS and other spatial analysis techniques to extract and analyze the transformation of land use, establishing the relationship between spatial patterns and ecological processes of urban-rural fringe in Shanghai. Investigation and analysis of environmental pollution, house settlement, farmland and industry, natural condition and ecological level of wetland, forests, green land, water systems, animal and plant biodiversity etc. through the analysis of ecological footprint, carbon footprint, ecological carrying capacity, ecological sensitive areas and other related factors, and the study of techniques on low impact development, river ecological restoration, wetland reconstruction, biodiversity conservation, rural settlement landscape conservation and so forth, ecological restoration design is carried out for the urban-rural fringe in Qingpu district of Shanghai to support for the Shanghai’s ecological development.

This project is the one of the key research and development projects of the China National Ministry of Science and Technology in the 13th Five-Year plan.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested students should have basic knowledge of ecology, environmental science, landscape architecture or urban planning.


Main Tasks

Experimental and numerical work.

Analysis of results.

Produce a technical report.





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