Zhao Xiang (赵 翔)

Zhao Xiang (赵 翔)

HDR Student

Queensland University of Technology

Zhao is a research student working on optimal biodiversity surveying and monitoring design problem in terrestrial Antarctica.

He worked on a project that was designed to protect the giant panda’s habitats from free-ranging livestock threat in Southwest China, with financial support from Birdlife International Young Conservation Leaders Awards. He also initiated, managed, and coordinated a marine conservation program – Blue Pioneers Program 2018 – which was designed to empower China’s local marine NGOs and young leaders who work on the frontline of marine and coastal protection. This project has built a strong network connecting participants to environmental economists, marine scientists, senior leaders of international NGOs, and foundations from all over the world. In 2018, the King and Queen of Norway received 3 participants and Prof. Kathinka Fürst, the Academic Supervisor of this program, during their visit to China. Zhao introduced this program to the State Secretary of Norway in a close-door meeting on the same day.

The Panda Project and the Blue Pioneers Program were conducted during Zhao’s employment with Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China. Before that, Zhao got his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.

Download my resumé.

  • Conservation Planning
  • Optimal Monitoring
  • Human Disturbance
  • Social-ecological System
  • Master of Philosophy (Conservation Science), 2023

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, 2017

    Dalian University of Technology

Awards & Funding

Postgraduates Research Award Scholarship and HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship
USD 1,475 (2,000 AUD), Travel Grant
This grant was offered to Zhao to attend the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Kuala Lumpur
£10,000 (17,570 AUD)
Academic Visiting
Zhao got sponsored by Dalian University of Technology and The University of Kitakyushu to visit Japan for a week.
RMB 10,000 (2,000 AUD)