Prof. Dr. Jian Gao studied Forestry in Nanjing Forestry University, graduated as MS in 1993. She then joined the Department of Forestry in Anhui Agricultural University. She received her PhD degree in 2000 in China Academy of Forestry. After one year postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Polle at the Institute of Forest Botany, Goettingen University, Germany. She obtained the position of Professor at the ICBR. She has published more than 40 research articles in SCI(E) journals.