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Qiaoyan Lin

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Qiaoyan Lin is an Assistant Professor at the XIPU Institution (Think Tank), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). She obtained her PhD degree in Freshwater Ecology from the University of Liverpool. Her doctoral programme covers a range of topics within environmental assessment and management. These include the impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems and integrated river basin restoration and management. Her research interests include ecological restoration, ecological planning, biodiversity conservation, carbon neutrality, green and low carbon industry, and research that eventually leads to sustainable environmental management.

Research interests

Ecological restoration

Ecological planning

Biodiversity conservation

Carbon neutrality

Green and low carbon industry


Assistant Professor, XIPU Institution (Think Thank), Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2024-present

Lecturer, XIPU Institution (Think Thank), Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2021-2023

Research assistant, Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation, The University of Hong Kong, 2019-2020

Teaching assistant, Health and Environment Sciences Department, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2016-2019

Research assistant, XJTLU-Suzhou Urban and Environment Research Institute, 2016-2019

Department secretary, Department of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2011-2016

Visiting scholar, Environmental Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, University of Liverpool


PhD, University of Liverpool


Master, Chinese Academy of Sciences


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