He gave a series of lectures titled “Learn how to develop a research proposal and write research articles for publication in refereed journals”.
Dr. Gan centered his lectures on the topic of how to make applications for scientific research projects and also on scientific paper writing. He shared in-depth analysis of the approaches to problem selection, data processing and scientific writing, expounded how to cultivate critical thinking and creative thinking and offered thoughtful guidance by using concrete cases. The clarity of his thoughts, the coherence of the contents and the lively atmosphere of the lessons made his teaching of scientific writing process understandable and impressive. The attendants gained a lot through such learning and communication.
Expert profile: Professor Jianbang Gan is teaching at the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University. He is also a faculty affiliate of Texas A&M Energy Institute and jointly appointed in the Department of Agricultural Economics. His current research focuses on 1) the economics of bioenergy; 2) natural and human disturbances including climate change, wildfire, pest infestation, and invasion of alien species as related to forest resource management/conservation; 3) international trade, forest product trade and its impacts, protection of natural resources and environmental governance.
Dr. Gan was born in Fujian Province, and received his bachelor degree at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, and master and PhD degrees at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. He has rich research experience in bioenergy and sustainable forest management in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is also a grant review panelist for National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, Ford Foundation, US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Energy. At the meantime, he provides consultancy service for International Energy Agency Bioenergy, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, US Department of Agriculture and US Agency for International Development.