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Professor Han Y. H. Chen

  • Lakehead University
  • 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay
  • Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1
  • Phone: 807-343-8342
  • Fax: 807-343-8116
  • E-mail: hchen1@lakeheadu.ca

Lab News

Thanks to NSERC Strategic Project program for the generous support for our project on “Assessing climate change impacts on boreal forests” (PIs: Han Chen, Chander Shahi, Andrew Park (U. Winnipeg), Fangliang He (U Alberta). Partners: Resolute, LP Canada, Canadian Forest Service and governments of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario).

Welcome Yingying Zhu (visiting PhD student), Shengqiang Wang (visiting PhD student), and Yili Guo (visiting PDF) in September

Yong Luo accepted a permanent position at the headquarter of British Columbia Forest Service in June. Nice to be in Victoria, BC

Welcome Wenya Xiao from Nanjing Forestry University as a visiting PhD student  in May 

Congrats to Eric Searle for winning Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program in March

Welcome Zaipeng Yu from Fujian Normal University as a visiting PhD student  in February 

Welcome Chen Chen into MSc program in January

2016

Welcome Aaron Brecka into MSc program in September

Alexandra Hume successfully defended her MSc in July

Yu Zhang accepted a Research Chair Professor position with South China Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences in July

Yong Luo’s paper (Ecology Letters 18: 1207-1215) won the 2016 SINO-ECO Best Student Paper Awards

Daniel Yeboah successfully defended his PhD in April

2015

Welcome Xinli Chen, Masumi Hisano, and Eric Searle into our PhD program, Shekhar Biswas as postdoctoral fellow, and  Bo Liu as visiting student in September.

Eric Searle successfully defended his MSc thesis in August.  

Science promotes our recent GCB paper (Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.12994) as Editors’ Choice

Samuel Bartels accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at University of Alberta in June.

Amber Brant accepted the position of community greening coordinator of the City of Edmonton in April.

Timothy Sobey accepted a reclamation specialist position in Alberta in April.

Hua Liu and Xiaoping Guo joined the lab to be visiting scholars in March.

Yong Luo accepted a postdoctoral fellow position with Natural Resources Canada in Victoria, BC, in January.

2014

We received generous research support from Lakehead University Research Chairs program in September 

Tim Sobey successfully defended MSc on August 28.

Amber Brand successfully defended MSc on August 27.

Yu Zhang successfully defended PhD on August 25.

Dominic Senici successfully defended PhD on August 22.

Samuel Bartels successfully defended PhD on August 15.

Yin Chu accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Saskatchewan in July.

Welcome Si Chen as a PhD student (co-supervised Chander Shahi) with in May.

Zhiyou Yuan accepted a professor position at Nanjing Agriculture University, China in May 2014.

Yong Luo for won an Oversea Chinese Student Scholarship (with cash of $6,000 USD) in April 2014 (see the list). Yong is one of the globally recognized 518 scholars this year. Zhiyou Yuan received this honor in 2011.

Dr. Han Chen received Distinguished Researcher Award on March 6, 2014 (see Lakehead news)

Welcome Zilong (Max) Ma and Praveen Kumar as PhD students in January 2014.

Previous years

Welcome Dr. Yin Chu as Visiting Scholar in December 2013.

Yong Luo successfully defended PhD on December 11, 2013 and continuing on as postdoctoral fellow.

Welcome Dr. Sa Xiao as postdoctoral fellow in November 2013.

Congratulations to Rebecca Macdonald for accepting an Ecologist position with Toronto Region Conservation Authority in October 2013.

Congratulations to Meelis Seedre for accepting a postdoctoral researcher position with  Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and successful PhD defence in September 2013.

Congratulations to Triin Hart for accepting an Ecologist position with KBM Resources Group in July 2013.

Congratulations to Rebecca Macdonald for her successful PhD defence on September 25, 2012, and accepting an Ecologist position with Groundwater Environmental Management Services.

Congratulations to Brian Brassard for accepting an Ecologist position with Alberta Environment in June 2011.

Congratulations to Zhiyou Yuan for his successful PhD defence on March 3, 2011, and accepting an Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lakehead.

Congratulations to Anthony Taylor for accepting a research scientist (Plant Ecology) position at Canadian Forest Service, Fredericton, NB in February 2011.

Congratulations to Xavier Cavard for his successful PhD defence on November 25, 2010 at UQAT.

Congratulations to Brian Brassard for his successful PhD defence on October 25, 2010.

Congratulations to Samuel Bartels for successful MSc defence on May 3, 2010. Samuel will continue on as a PhD student.

Congratulations to Yu Zhang for successful MSc defence on September 14, 2010. Yu will continue on as a PhD student.

Congratulations to Triin Ilisson and Anthony Taylor for their successful PhD defences in August and September 2009, respectively.