Yizhuo Wang

Yizhuo Wang


I am a PhD student at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. I am working together with Prof. Martin Dallimer (SRI) and Dr. Cat Scott(ICAS). My research focuses on exploring the social-ecological effectiveness and assessing the sustainable development of the Great Green Wall(GGW) in Africa. 

I am interested in the quantitative study of ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation and land use change. As a large-scale ecological restoration project, the impact of the GGW on climate, environment and human society needs to be further analyzed. My research aims to identify the effectiveness and challenges of the GGW and to enhance its sustainability for further international foundation and support.

My research is funded by the China Scholarship Council(CSC). Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I did my Master's in Global Environment Change at Beijing Normal University, focused on payment for ecosystem service.

Research interests

  • Ecosystem service
  • Land-use change
  • Forest conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological restoration
  • SDGs


  • MSc Global Environment Change
  • BSc Environmental Science