Dr Yonglong Lu is Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chair of its Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management Group.

Dr Yonglong Lu is  also a Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an Affiliate Professor of Renmin University of China, University of Science and Technology of China, and Auburn University, USA.

Dr Lu is an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences; a foreign member of Academia Europaea; past President of Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment; President of Pacific Science Association; Science Advisor of International Union for Conservation of Nature; former member of Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, International Council for Sciences; Vice President of Ecological Society of China; and Chair of Committee on Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Chinese Society for Sustainable Development. He also serves as a Science Advisor to UNESCO’s Biotechnology Research Centre and the National Research Institute of Humanity and Nature of Japan, and is a jury member for the category of Ecology and Conservation Biology, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards.

His research interests include ecological impacts and risk assessment of emerging pollutants, pollution and climate change interaction, sustainable coastal ecosystems management, urban ecological planning and assessment, environmental management and emergency response, and environmental technology innovation and diffusion policies.

Dr Lu  has published more than 340 papers in the peer reviewed journals and has authored or co-authored 17 books. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability jointly appointed by the Ecological Society of America and Ecological Society of China through a global search process, an Associate Editor of Science Advances, the founder and Associate Editor of Environmental Development: Trans-disciplinary Journal of SCOPE, Associate Editor of Acta Ecologica Sinica, and an editorial board member of Journal of Sustainability Research, Chemistry and Ecology, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, and other peer-reviewed journals. He was the Guest Editor of a supplementary issue of Science magazine “Science in the Chinese Academy of Sciences” (2012).