Runsheng Yin

Runsheng Yin is a professor of resource economics at Michigan State University and director of the Ecosystem Policy Institute of China, jointly supported by MSU and Chinese State Forestry Administration. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and other agencies, his current research focuses on assessing the socioeconomic impacts of China’s ecological restoration programs and evaluating the induced changes in such ecosystem services as carbon storage and erosion control. He’s been an affiliate of the MSU Center for Global Change and Earth Observation and Center for Global Observatory for Ecosystem Services. In addition to many book chapters, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in more than 20 journals, and edited one book, titled “An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs” and two journal special issues in Environmental Management and Forest Science. Through his projects, Runsheng also has advised over 40 undergraduate students from all over the U.S. and numerous graduate students and post-docs in their experiential learning and primary research activities. He is an Associate Editor of Forest Science and a core faculty member of several campus programs.