Yunnan scholar invited as 1st Asian chief editor of Paleolimnology
Chen Guangjie, a professor at Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), was recently invited to serve as the editor-in-chief of Journal of Paleolimnology. He is the first Asian scholar to receive such an honor.
With a five-year impact factor of 2.24, Paleolimnology is an interdisciplinary academic journal that involves biology, chemistry, physics and geology. And Chen’s taking office will increase exchanges between Yunnan scholars and their international peers in the fields of physical geography and lacustrine science.
“Making good use of the journal as a exchange platform for international scholars, I’ll try to contribute more to Yunnan's innovation in pollution control and eco-protection of the highland lakes,” said Chen.
Prior to joining YNNU in 2011, Chen completed his PhD at the University of Limerick, Ireland and post-doctoral work at McGill University, Canada, and has worked on environmental change and ecological assessment of lakes since then.
Chen has led several key research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Chinese government, publishing or co-authoring papers on top academic journals, such as Science, PNAS and NC.
Reporting by Yan Yuan; Trans-editing by Li Jingshuo