Immediate Past President, IABG
(Professor, Nanjing Botanical Garden, Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province & Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Address: P.O. Box 1435, Zhongshanmen Wai, Nanjing, 210014, Jiangsu, P.R.China
Immediate Past President, International Association of Botanical Gardens (IABG) (2012-)
Deputy Director, Specialist Committee, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Fund (2006-)
Head, Specialist group, China Blueberry Association (2006-)
International Editor, Journal Tropical Medicinal Plants (2005-)
Honorary Director and Professor Emeritus, Nanjing Botanical Garden and Institute of
Botany, PJ & CAS (1998-)
Honorary Director, Botanical Garden Branch, China Society of Botany ()
Research Assistant, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yet-Sen, CAS. 1954-1959
Research Prof., Institute of Botany (Naning Botanical Garden), JP & CAS. 1987-
Deputy Director, Institute of Botany (Naning Botanical Garden), JP & CAS. 1982-1983
Director, Institute of Botany (Naning Botanical Garden), JP & CAS. 1983-1998
Director, Provincial Key Laboratory of Ex-situ Plant Conservation. 1991-1998
Main Honors and Awards:
State Prize for Advances in Science and Technology, 2nd Grade. 1999.
Forestry Ministry Prize for Advances in Science and Technology, 1st Grade. 1999.
Provincial Distinguished Scientist, Awarded the State Council Special Allowance, 1988-
Engagements in the past:
International Editor, Fitoterapa
Editorial Board Member, Plant Talk
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Plant Resources and Environment. 1991-2003
Member and Chinese Specialist, Plant Conservation Sub-Commission, Species Survival Commission, IUCN
Member, Botanical Garden Scientific Advisory Committee, CAS
Other Main Professional Responsibilities:
Vice-Head, Botanical Expedition team of CAS to the USA. 1981-1982
Consultant, Botanical Consultant Group of WWF-IUCN. 1987-1990
Member, Grand Judgment Committee of 1999’s International Horticultural EXPO, Kunming, China. 1999
International Consultant, INDENA SpA Company, Italy. 2000-2004
President, Asian Division(AD), IABG. 1990-1993
Vice-President, IABG. 1993-2000
President, IABG. 2001-2012
Standing Council Member, Chinese Society of Botany. 1988-2003
President, Botanical Garden Branch, China Society of Environmental Sciences. 1991-2005
Plant Introduction and Acclimatization
Theory and practice; Blue Berries & Black Berries, Citrus, Olives, Eucalyptus,
Chinese dates, Chinese Chestnuts, and Medicinal Plants etc.
Plant Hardiness of Broad Leaved Evergreen Trees
Plant ex-situ conservation and endangerment mechanism, Liriodendron and Taxus;
Botanical Garden Construction
Role and functions of botanical gardens;
Record system for living collections;
Construction and strategy of botanical gardens;
Major Organizer for International Symposia in China:
1988, International Symposium on Botanical Gardens. Nanjing, China
1993, 11th IABG Conference. Wuxi-Hangzhou-Shanghai, China.
1997, 3rd IABG-AD Conference. Urmuqi, China
Main Scientific Publications:
He, Shanan and Gu, Yin et. al., 2005. Botanical Garden Science. China Agriculture Press. Beijing, China. Pp. 684.
Gu, Yin and He, Shanan et. al., 2001. Blueberries and Crane Berries. China Agriculture Press. Beijing, China. Pp.480.
He, Shanan and Gu, Yin et. al., 1998. Rare and Endangered Plants of China. Shanghai Scientific and Technical Press. Shanghai, China. Pp.184
He, Shanan and Gu, Yin et. al., 1984. Olive Introduction and Breeding, Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House. Nanjing,China. Pp.462.
He, SA (Editor-in-Chief), 1990. Present Conservation Status of Rare and Endangered Species in Chinese Botanical Gardens. Jiangsu Science & Technology Publishing House. Nanjing, China.
He, SA (Editor-in-Chief), 1991. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Botanical Gardens, Jiangsu Science & Technology Publishing House. Nanjing, China.
He, SA (Editor-in-Chief), 1997. Proceedings of the Third International Association of Botanical Gardens Conference. China Agriculture Press. Beijing, China. Pp.238
Scientific Papers: more than 200 papers published in Chinese or English.