Dr. Wang Dajun

Visiting Researcher

Dajun

209 Russell Labs,
1630 Linden Dr,
Madison WI 53706
Ph: 608/262-1984
Email: dwang243@wisc.edu 

School of Life Sciences, Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian District
Beijing 100871, China
Tel: 86-137-1246587
Fax: 86-10-62761035
Email: djwang@pku.edu.cn

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dajun Wang is a wildlife biologist with School of Life Sciences, Peking University, based in Beijing, China. His research is focusing on the wildlife ecology in western China, mainly about the endangered species population and habitat management under the human disturbance. He started his wildlife research career from wild giant panda in 1993, and got his Ph.D in 2003 on wild giant panda movement, activities and homerange. Then he expanded the research field from the individuals’ observation to habitat fragmentation, and then to the biodiversity in the mountains of western China. He worked with students of his research group in Peking University on multi species including Snow Leopard (Panthera uncial), Przewalski’s gazelle (Procapra przewalskii), and 3 other bear species, Asiatic black bear, Brown bear and Sun bear.

Education

Sept. 1996 – Jan. 2003

School of life sciences, Peking University, PhD student, Major of Conservation Biology

Sept. 1991 – Jul.1993

Biology department, Peking University, Major: Biology Lab technology

Job History

Jul. 1993 – Sep.1998

Research assistance, School of Life Science, Peking University

Sep. 1998 – present

Researcher. School of Life Science. Peking University

Oct. 2000 – Dec 2007

Scientific program and training course Coordinator, Conservation Research Center, Smithsonian Institution. (Part time)

April. 2004 – Sept.2006

Program consultant, Conservation International China Program. (Part time)

Jan. 2008-Jun. 2011

Program consultant, Shanshui conservation Center. (Part time)

Jul.2011-Present

Coordinator of Scientific Committee, Sichuan Nature Conservation Foundation (part time)

Research Experience

Jan. 1993 – Mar. 1999

Wild giant panda ecology research in Changqing nature reserve, Qinling Mountains.  In charge of giant panda immobilization, radio-tracking, behavior observation, habitat utilization, and human activities in panda habitat. Personal research emphasis was giant panda’s activity and movement.

Feb. 1994 – Mar. 1994

Takin population research in Longcaoping Timber Unit, Qinling Mountains.

Apr. 1995 – May 1995

Takin population research in Longcaoping Timber Unit, Qinling Mountains.

Jan. 1997 – Mar. 1997

White-headed langur observation in Chongzuo County, Guangxi.

Jul. 1999 – Jul. 2002

Research on giant panda habitat fragmentation in Minshan mountains. Fund by WWF.

Mar.2002 – April. 2002

Wild camel survey in Loop lake area, Xinjiang, China.

Spet. 2002 – Oct. 2002

Asian elephant habitat analysis in Yunnan province.

May. 2002 – present

Mammal diversity research in giant panda habitat using camera traps.

April. 2004 – Sept.2006

Conservation Outcome Maping program by CI China.

April.2004-April 2008

Forest change detection using satellite images

Jun. 2007-Dec. 2011

Wildlife and climate change monitoring in Sanjiangyuan area, Qinghai province

Oct.2007-Dec. 2011

Conservation biology research of Przwalski’s Gazelle in Qinghai Lake

July 2009-May 2010

Community-based Phenology monitoring for climate change in Laojunshan mountains, Yunnan province

May 2009-Jan. 2012

Snow leopard Ecology research in Qinghai province

Jul. 2011-present

Ecosystem Research and Monitoring project in Motianling Land-Trust Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province

Conservation and Training Programs

Aug. 1998

Organize and instruct the capacity training course for the reserve staffs of Changqing Nature Reserve

May. 2001

Coordinate and instruct Smithsonian GIS course in Wolong Nature reserve.

May 2002

Coordinate and instruct Smithsonian GIS course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

Sept. 2002

Instruct train course on elephant survey in Yunnan province.

Oct. 2003

Coordinate and instruct Smithsonian Mammal Survey course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

Nov. 2003

Coordinate Smithsonian black bear ecology research course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

May. 2004

Coordinate and instruct Smithsonian Mammal Survey course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

May. 2004

Coordinate Smithsonian GIS course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

Oct. 2004

Coordinate Smithsonian black bear ecology research course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

May. 2005

Coordinate and instruct Smithsonian Mammal Survey course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

Oct. 2005

Coordinate Smithsonian black bear ecology research course in Tangjiahe Nature reserve.

May. 2006

Organize mammal survey workshop in Wolong Nature Reserve

Mar 2008

Organize mammal survey workshop in Mianning county, Sichuan

Dec 2010

Organize Training course on snow leopards monitoring in Qinghai province

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers

L. Zhang, J. Liu,D. Wang, G. B. Schaller,Y. Wu,R. B. Harris, K. Zhang and Z. Lü,. 2012. Distribution and population status of Przewalski’s gazelle, Procapra przewalskii (Cetartiodactyla, Bovidae). Mammalia. DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2012-0002, October 2012

Sheng Li, William J. McShea, Dajun Wang, Junzhong Huang, Liangkun Shao. 2012. A Direct Comparison of Camera-Trapping and Sign Transects for Monitoring Wildlife in the Wanglang National Nature Reserve, China. Wildlife Society Bulletin; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.161

李明富,李晟,王大军,William J. McShea,官天培,谌利民.2011. 四川唐家河保护区扭角羚冬春季日活动模式研究.Sichuan Journal of Zoology Vol. 30 No. 6

Fang Liu, William J. McShea, David L. Garshelis, Xiaojian Zhu, Dajun Wang, Liangkun Shao. 2011. Human-wildlife conflicts influence attitudes but not necessarily behaviors: Factors driving the poaching of bears in China . Biological Conservation, 144 (1):538-547
 
Sheng Li, Dajun Wang, Xiaodong Gu & W. J. McShea. 2010. Beyond Pandas, the Need for A Standardized Monitoring Protocol for Large Mammals in Chinese Nature Reserves. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 3195-3206.
 
Sheng Li, Dajun Wang, Zhi Lu & W. J. McShea. 2010. Cats Living with Pandas: the Status of Wild Felids within Giant Panda Range, China. Cat News 52: 20-23.
 
Sheng Li, William J. McShea,, Dajun Wang, Liangkun Shao and Xiaogang Shi. 2010. The use of infrared-triggered cameras for surveying phasianids in Sichuan Province, China. IBIS 152: 299-309.
 
Liu F., W. McShea, D. Garshelis, X. Zhu1, D. Wang, J. Gong and Y. Chen. 2009. Spatial distribution as a measure of conservation needs: an example with Asiatic black bears in south-western China. Diversity and Distributions, 15(1):649-659.
 
Wang D., S. Li, S. Sun, H. Wang, A. Chen, S. Li, J. Li, and Z. Lu. 2008. Turning Earthquake Disaster into Long-Term Benefits for the Panda. Conservation Biology, 22(5):1356–1360
 
Garshelis D. L., H. Wang, D.Wang, X. Zhu, S. Li, and W. J. McShea.  2008. Do revised giant panda population estimates aid in their conservation? Ursus 19(2):168–176.
 
Wang D., S. Li, W. J. McShea, and M. Li.  2006. Use of Remote-Trip Cameras for Wildlife Surveys and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Conservation Activities at a Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province, China. Environ Manage: 38:942–951
 
Loucks, C. J., Z. Lu, E. Dinerstein, D. Wang, D. Fu, and H. Wang. 2003.The Giant Pandas of Qinling Mountains, China: A Case Study in Designing Conservation Landscape for Elevational Migrants. Conservation Biology, 17(2): 558-565.
 
Loucks, C. J., Z. Lu, E. Dinerstein, H. Wang, D. M. Olson, C. Zhu, and D. Wang. 2001. Giant Pandas in a Changing Landscape. Science: 294:1465.
 
Zhu, X., D. Lindburg, W. Pan, K. Forney, and D. Wang. 2001. The reproductive strategy of giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca): infant growth and development and mother-infant relationships. Journal of Zoology: 253:141-155.
 
Yingyi Zhang, Yu Long, Hao Wang, Dajun Wang and Xiaojian Zhu. 2001. Feeding Behavior of Wild Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in Qinling Mountains  Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis 38(4):478-486. (In Chinese)
 
Wenshi Pan, O. T. Oftedal,, Xiaojian Zhu, Dajun Wang, D. G.. Kleiman. 1998. Milk Composition and Nursing in a Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis 38:2-3 (In Chinese)

Non peer-reviewed papers and articles

Dajun Wang, Sheng Li
, Tong Jin
 and Liangkun Shao. 2012. How Important is Meat in the Diet of Giant Pandas, the Most Herbivorous Bear? International Bear News, vol. 21 no. 2: 7-9

Sheng Li, Dajun Wang & W. J. McShea. 2008. The Noisy World in the Silent Forest—Tracking the Elusive Wildlife. Chinese National Geography 575: 86-105. (In Chinese)
 
Wang, D., X. Zhu, and W. Pan. 2001. Life history traits and Reproduction of Giant Pandas in Qinling Mountains of China.  In Giant Pandas Biology and Conservation. Lindburg, D., and K. Baragona. (Eds.). University of California Press: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London.
 
Lu, Z., W. Pan, X. Zhu, D. Wang, and H. Wang. 2000. What Has the Panda Taught Us. In Priorities For the Conservation of Mammalian Diversity. Entwistle, A., and N. Dunstone. (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, London.

Monograph

Wenshi Pan, Zhi Lu, Xiaojian Zhu, Dajun Wang, Hao Wang, Yu Long, Dali Fu and Xin Zhou. 2001. The Chance for Lasting Survive. Peking University Press. Beijing. (In Chinese).

Presentations in conferences

Wang D., H. Wang, X. Zhu, and Z. Lu. The fragmentation of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) habitat in Minshan Mountains, China. 17th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. 28 June-2July, 2003.  Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Book of Abstract: page 186.
 
Wang D., A. Chen, X. Zhu, H. Wang, and W. Pan. Habitat utilization of wild giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). 18th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. July, 2004.  New York City, USA. Book of Abstract: page 293.
 
Wang H., D. Wang, Z. Lu, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, and W. Pan. Methodology for panda survey and monitoring integrating multiple individual-distinguish methods. 18th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. July, 2004.  New York City, USA. Book of Abstract: pages 292-293..
 
Zhu X., X. Shen, D. Wang, H. Wang, and W. Pan.  Early development of wild giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cubs, and preliminary comparison with captive ones. 18th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. July, 2004.  New York City, USA. Book of Abstract: page 310..
 
McShea, W. J., D. Wang, S. Li, M. Li, and D. Guertin. Measuring human-impacts on Mammals in Tangjiahe Panda Nature Reserve, Sichuan province, China. 18th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. July, 2004.  New York City, USA. Book of Abstract: page 177.