Eco-environment Protection Research Institute

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The Eco-environmental Protection Research Institute of Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2002 based on the former Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Plant Protection. The institute has 5 technology platforms: Shanghai Scientific Observation and Experimental Station for Agricultural Environment and Land Conservation, Shanghai Environmental Protection Monitoring Station of Agriculture, Shanghai Engineering Research Centre of Low-carbon Agriculture (SERLA), Shanghai Key Laboratory of Protected Horticultural Technology and Evaluation of Pesticide Field Efficacy Test in Agricultural and Rural Areas. The institute’s laboratory covers an area of more than 5,000 square meters and its Ecological Experimental Base in Zhuanghang Comprehensive Experimental Station occupies over 100 acres.


The institute provides strong technical support and guarantee for promoting Chinese ecological environment protection and sustainable development of agriculture. Its major advantaged research fields are the efficient ecological planting and cultivation model study, soil remediation & conservation and low carbon & recycling agriculture.

1. Efficient Ecological Planting and Cultivation Model

It is a sustainable development model of farmland with highly efficient circle. The model could establish an ecological chain production process of increasing farmland yield and value, break the traditional  single planting mode of farmland, make coupling use of the characteristics of different organisms(vegetables, rice, earthworms, Monopterus Albus, Loach, etc.), improve the internal circulation and "self-purification" function of farmland material, realize the reduction and efficiency of fertilizer and pesticide application in farmland, as well as improve the ecological and economic benefits of farmland.

2. Soil Remediation and Conservation

(1) Testing and risk assessment of agricultural soil

(2) Heavy metal migration and transformation in soil

(3) Remediation and conservation technologies in contaminated soil

3.  Low Carbon and Recycling Agriculture

(1) Climate change & Carbon sequestration and GHGs mitigation

(2) Agricultural solid waste recycle and disposal

(3) Rural sewage treatment and non-point source pollution control

The research teams of the institute are listed as follows:

  • Environmental Monitoring Team

Interested AreasData automatic monitoring platform and real-time collection of agricultural production system, agricultural producing area environment big data, high efficiency ecological three-dimensional planting and cultivation model based on biodiversity and food web nutrition dynamics, farmland problem soil formation mechanism, farmland problem soil biological remediation technology and products, agricultural waste biological innocuous treatment and resource utilization model.

ContactProf. Lv Weiguang;  E-mail:

  • Soil Remediation and Conservation Team

Interested AreasRisk assessments of soil pollution, soil remediation, soil conservation and high use efficiency of soil nutrients.

ContactProf. Yong Xue ; E-mail:

  •  Fertilization Technology Team

Interested AreasDevelopment of new type of fertilizers, high use efficiency of nitrogen and phosphorus, water-fertilizer coupling and regulating 

ContactAssociate Prof. Zhu Haitao;

  • Environmental Microorganism Team

Interested Areas Agricultural soil conservation and resource efficient utilizationthe application and utilization of environmental microorganism

ContactProf. Wu Shuhang ;  E-mail: 

  • Low Carbon and Recycling Agriculture Team

Interested AreasClimate change & Carbon sequestration and GHGs mitigation, agricultural solid waste disposal, rural non-point source pollution control

ContactProf. Zhou Sheng; E-mail: 

  • Water Environment Treatment Team

Interested Area: Water pollution ecology, ecological restoration of agricultural non-point source pollution, aquatic vegetation restoration

ContactProf. Zou Guoyan; E-mail: 

  • Aquatic Biology Team

Interested AreasFish-rice co-culture, eel and crayfish breeding,aquaculture wastewater treatment  

ContactProf. Zhou Wenzong; E-mail:

  • Water Eco-engineering Team

Interested AreasEcological interception of non-point source pollution, ecological connection of land-water interfaces, and ecological management of water environment

ContactProf. Liu Fuxing; E-mail:

  • Pest Eco-management Team

Interested AreasBiodiversity, biological control, plant-herbivore-natural enemy interactions

ContactProf. Jiang Jiexian ; E-mail:

  •  Plant Pathology Team

Interested AreasSoil microflorae and functions, pathogen detection technique, pathogenic mechanism, integrated control

ContactProf. Dai Fuming; E-mail:

  •  Insect Pest Management Team

Interested AreasThe monitoring and pre-warning technique of insect pest, the application technique of pesticides and resistant mechanisms, the phylogeny of Neuropterous insect family, development and exploitation of beneficial insect population, integrated insect pest management

ContactProf. Yuan Yongda ; E-mail:

  • Weed Management Team

Interested Area: Bioecological characteristics of weeds, research and popularization of comprehensive weed control technology, utilization and development of weed

ContactProf. Zou Guoyan; E-mail:

  • Cordyceps Team

Interested AreasCulturing and breeding technology of Cordyceps, biological control by entomopathogenic fungi, active ingredient analysis and functional food development,  soil organic pollutant remediation

ContactProf. Lv Weiguang; E-mail: