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Name: SHEN Lei

Current Appointment:
Professor and Director of Key Laboratory for Resources Use and Environmental Remediation (RUER), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Ph.D. Graduate University of CAS, Geography, June 2005
LLM University of Dundee, Mineral Law and Policy, June 2002
MSc. China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Mineral Deposit Geology,June 1989
BSc. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Mineral Deposit Geology, June 1986

Areas of Specialization

Resource Economics

Focused on economics and policy analysis of energy and mineral resources, particularly involving in energy and mineral security.

Resource-based Urban Studies

Interested in researches on transformation and sustainable development of resource-rich region, resources-based cities, and regional development planning in China.

World Resource Geography

Tempo-Spatial Patterns of resource and environment in Asia, Africa and neighboring countries of China, technology development and international cooperation focused on resource field.

Natural Resource Management

Resources management particularly involving: the linkages between developments of natural resources, ecology and environment. Explore theory, methods and policy measures of resources management.

His approach has been interdisciplinary and applied, drawing on geology, geography, law, economics, engineering, finance, and political sciences as required. This in turn has depended on collaboration with a wide range of specialists home and abroad.

Academic Awards:
The second level of award for Science and Technology Advance by the People Government of Tibet Autonomous Region of China in 2010.
The second level of award for Science and Technology Advance by the People Government of Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomous Region of China in 1992.
Three times of awards of Distinction Papers for Young Scientist in 1996-1998.

Society Appointments:
Vice-president and Secretary-General of China Society of Natural Resources (CSNR)

Representative Publications:

Books and Chapters
[1]  Shen, Lei (eds.) (2010). Towards a Sustainable Asia: Natural Resources. Springer Press.
[2]  Cheng, S. K., Gu, S. Z., Wang, L. M., Shen, L. et al (eds.) (2003). China Resources Report-2002. Beijing: Bussiness Press, 490pp.
[3]  Shen, L. (2001). Energy and Minerals Market in China and the World, in State Situation Study Group of CAS (eds.) Two Kinds of Resources and Two Markets of China and World. Tianjing: Tianjing People Press, 210pp.
[4]  Shen, L. and Wei, X. H. (eds.) (1998). Intruduction to Regional Development of Mineral Resources in China. Beijing: Meteological Publishing Press, 320pp.
[5]  Lang, Y. L., Chen, B. M., Shen, L. et al (eds.) (1995). Studies on Industrial Corridor in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtse River of China. Beijing: China Sciences and Technology Press, 295pp.

Refereed Journal Papers
[1]  Sun Y, Shen L*, Zhong S, Liu L, Wu N. Water-Energy Nexus in Shaanxi Province of China[J]. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2018, 18(6): 2170-2179.(SCI)
[2]  Lu Y, Zhao C, Xu L, Shen L*. Dual Institutional Pressures, Sustainable Supply Chain Practice and Performance Outcome[J]. Sustainability, 2018, 10, 3247.(SCI)
[3]  Cao Z, Shen L*, Liu L, et al. Estimating the in-use cement stock in China: 1920–2013[J]. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2017, 122: 21-31.(SCI)
[4]  Cao Z, Shen L*, Zhong S, et al. A Probabilistic Dynamic Material Flow Analysis Model for Chinese Urban Housing Stock[J]. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12579.(SCI)
[5]  Gao T, Shen L*, Shen M, et al. Evolution and projection of CO 2 emissions for China's cement industry from 1980 to 2020[J]. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017, 74: 522-537. (SCI)
[6]  Zhong W, An H, Shen L, et al. Global pattern of the international fossil fuel trade: The evolution of communities[J]. Energy, 2017, 123: 260-270. (SCI)
[7]  Zhong W, An H, Shen L, et al. The roles of countries in the international fossil fuel trade: An emergy and network analysis[J]. Energy Policy, 2017, 100: 365-376. (SCI)
[8]   Yang Y, Wang L, Cao Z, Mou C, Shen L, Zhao J, Fang Y. CO2 emissions from cement industry in China: A bottom-up estimation from factory to regional and national levels[J]. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2017, 27(6): 711-730. (SCI)
[9]   Lei S, Na W, Shuai Z, et al. Overview on China's Rare Earth Industry Restructuring and Regulation Reforms[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2017, 8(3): 213-222.
[10]   CAO Z, SHEN L, LIU L, et al. 2016a. Analysis on major drivers of cement consumption during the urbanization process in China. Journal of Cleaner Production [J], 133: 304-313.
[11]   CAO Z, SHEN L, ZHAO J, et al. 2016b. Toward a better practice for estimating the CO2 emission factors of cement production: An experience from China. Journal of Cleaner Production [J], 139: 527-539.
[12]   CAO Z, SHEN L, ZHAO J, et al. 2016c. Modeling the dynamic mechanism between cement CO2 emissions and clinker quality to realize low-carbon cement. Resources Conservation and Recycling [J], 113: 116-126.
[13]   GAO T, SHEN L, SHEN M, et al. 2016. Analysis of material flow and consumption in cement production process. Journal of Cleaner Production [J], 112: 553-565.
[14]   LEI S, YANZHI S 2016. Review on carbon emissions, energy consumption and low-carbon economy in China from a perspective of global climate change. Journal of Geographical Sciences [J], 26: 855-870.
[15]   GAO T, SHEN L, SHEN M, et al. 2015. Analysis on differences of carbon dioxide emission from cement production and their major determinants. Journal of Cleaner Production [J], 103: 160-170.
[16]   SHEN M, ZHONG S, SHEN L, et al. 2016. Comparative Evaluation between Water Parallel Pricing System and Water Pricing System in China: A Simulation of Eliminating Irrigation Subsidy. Journal of Resources and Ecology [J], 7: 237-245.
[17]   SUN Y, SHEN L, LU C 2016. Study on the water footprint and external water dependency of Beijing. Water Science and Technology-Water Supply [J], 16: 1077-1085.
[18]   ZHONG S, SHA J, SHEN L, et al. 2016. Measuring drought based on a CGE model with multi-regional irrigation water. Water Policy [J], 18: 877-891.
[19]   FENGNAN C, LEI S, LITAO L, et al. 2015. Spatial differences of exergy use of cement manufacturing industry in China based on extended exergy accounting method. Journal of Geographical Sciences [J], 25: 1393-1407.
[20]   SHEN L, GAO T, ZHAO J, et al. 2014. Factory-level measurements on CO2 emission factors of cement production in China. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews [J], 34: 337-349.
[21]   GAO T, SHEN L, LIU L, et al. 2012. The Impacts of Rubber Plantation on Society, Economy and Eco-environment in Jinghong City. Resources Science [J], 34: 1200-1206.
[22]   LI H Q, WANG L M, SHEN L, et al. 2012. Study of the potential of low carbon energy development and its contribution to realize the reduction target of carbon intensity in China. Energy Policy [J], 41: 393-401.
[23]   SHEN L, GAO T-M, CHENG X 2012. China's coal policy since 1979: A brief overview. Energy Policy [J], 40: 274-281.
[24]   Shen, Lei, Liu Litao, et al (eds.) (2010). ‘Development Potentials and Policy Options of Biomass in China’, Environmental Management, 46(4), pp.539-554.
[25]   Li, Hongqiang, Wang limao and Shen Lei (2010). ‘Potential CO2 Emission Reduction by Development of Non-Grain-Based Bioethanol in China’, Environmental Management, 46(4), pp555-564
[26]   Shen, Lei, Dai Tao and Aaron James Gunson (2009). ‘Small-scale mining in China: Assessing recent changes in the policy and regulatory framework’,Resources Policy, 34, pp.150-157.
[27]   Shen, L. and Liu, Xiaojie (2008). ‘Empirical modeling and appraising of saving society: The case of China’, Ecological Indicators, 8, pp. 316-326.
[28]   Gang Liu, Mario Lucas and Shen Lei (2008). ‘Rural household energy consumption and its impacts on eco-environment in Tibet: Taking Taktse county as an example’, Renewable &Sustainable Energy Reviews, 12(7):1890-1908.
[29]   Zheng Huayu and Shen Lei (2008). Evaluating of Urban Land Intensive Use-Take the Case of a Changing City of Shenzhen as an example, Journal of Natural Resources, 23(6): 1009-1019.
[30]   Shen, L. and Gunson, A J (2006). ‘The role of artisanal and small-scale mining in China’s economy’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 14, pp.427-435.
[31]   Shen, L., Cheng S K, Gunson, A J and Wan, H (2005). ‘Urbanization, sustainability and utilization of energy and mineral resources in China ’, Cities, 22(4) ,pp.287-302.
[32]   Andrews-Speed, P., Yang, M., Shen L. and Cao S. (2003). ‘The Regulation of China’s Township and Village Coal Mines: a study of complexity’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 11, pp.185-196.
[33]   Shen, L., Cheng S K, Gu,S Z, Lu Y.( April, 2002). ‘Environment Policy and Law for Sustainable Natural Resources Development- Issues and challenges’, Environmental Policy and Law, 32 (2), pp.91-98.
[34]   Andrews-Speed, P., Zamora A., Rogers CD, Shen L., Cao S, Yang M. (2002). ‘A framework for policy formulation for small-scale mines: the case of coal in China’. Natural Resources Forum, 26, pp.43-52.
[35]   Shen, L. and Andrews-Speed, P. (2001). ‘Economic analysis of reform policies for the small coal mines in China’, Resources Policy, 27, pp.247-254.
[36]   Shen, L.,Cheng S K (2000). ‘The Preliminary Approaches to Indicator System on Regional Sustainable Development in Tibet Plateau’, Resources Sciences, 22(4), pp.30-38.
[37]   Shen, L. and Hudson, R.(1999). ‘Towards Sustainable Mining Cities: What Policies Should Be Sought and Experiences Could be learnt for China’, Journal of Chinese Geography, 9(3), pp.207-227.

Other Academic Papers and Reports
[38]   Shen, L., Gunson A. J., and Andrewsspeed, P.(2006) ‘CASM-China Annual Progress Report’, Report to the 6th Annual CASM Conference in Madagascar, 86pp.
[39]   Shen, L.(2006)‘Construction and Application of Sustainable Energy Indicator in China’, presented at French Asia Centre workshop on Shaping China’s Energy Security- Actors and policies held in Beijing on Novermer 29th 2006, 30pp.
[40]   Shen, L., Gunson A. J., and Andrewsspeed, P. (2005) ‘CASM-China Annual Progress Report’, Report to the 5th Annual CASM Conference in Brizil, 50pp.
[41]   Shen, L.(2005) ‘Sustainable Use of Resources and Renewable Energy in Rural China’, paper presented at the China-UK Symposium on Appropriate Science and Technology for Rural Sustainable Development – the Challenges and Opportunities held in Yangling, Shaanxi of China on 29th-30th Noverber 2005, 60pp.
[42]   Shen, L., Gunson A. J., and Andrewsspeed, P. (2004) ‘CASM-China Annual Progress Report’, Report to the 4th Annual CASM Conference in Sri Lanka, 40pp.
[43]   Shen, L. and Roger, C. D.(2002), Natural Resources Economics, textbook for distance-learning course at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 210pp.
[44]   Yao,Z.J., Gao,Y.C., Lu, Y. and Shen, L.(2002). ‘Main Technologies and Potential Analysis on Aartifical Recharge in Beijing’, in Peter J. Dillion (ed.). ‘Management of Aquifer Recharge for Sustaniability’-proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Artifical Recharge of Groundwater (ISAR-4), pp.431-434
[45]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘China: Metals Market’, published at Oxford Analytica on 22nd November 2001, 3pp.
[46]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘Management of the Mining and Community in the Context of Sustainable Development’, dissertation for LLM submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee,Scotland, 190pp.
[47]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘The Need for Regularising Small-Scale Mining: Overview on the Legislation and Regulatory Issues in Developing Countries’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 42pp.
[48]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘Environment Law and Policy for Sustainable Natural Resources Development in China: Issues and challenges’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 41pp.
[49]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘Reconciling Interests between Host Governments and Mining Companies in the Perspective of Community Participation in Minerals Taxation’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 45pp.
[50]   Shen, L. (2001) ‘The Environmental Policies behind the Foreign Direct Investment Legislation: A Perspective of China’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 45pp.
[51]   Shen, L. (2000) ‘Economic Analysis on Reform Policies for the Small Coal Mines in China’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 40pp.
[52]   Shen, L. (2000) ‘Some Determinants And Issues of China’s Metals Market and Trade’, course paper submitted at CEPMLP in University of Dundee, UK, 55pp.
[53]   Shen, L. (1999) ‘Resources Security and Sustainability-the Case of China’s Oil Industry’, visiting report at Department of Geography in University of Durham, 80pp.

Major Research Projects:
1. 2018-2021 Study on Coupling Mechanism and Regulation of Energy Security, Carbon Emission and Economic Development in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, funded by National Science Foundation of China.
2. 2018-2022 Evolution Assessment of Distribution Pattern of Water, Soil and Energy Mineral Resources in China, funded by Strategic Pilot Project "Earth Big Data Science Engineering" of Chinese Academy of Sciences
3. 2016-2021 Optimized Path for China to Achieve the Peak Carbon Emission Target of 2030, funded by Ministry of Sciences and Technology of China

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