Dr. Lei Cao is a Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Cao focus on wetland and biodiversity ecology and conservation, and movement ecology. By deploying cutting-edge transmitting devices, Professor Cao’s group has initiated tracking programs in many sites in and outside China. Professor Cao is also coordinating a national monitoring and research network of bird-tracking in China.
Professor Cao is currently presiding over 20 research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and other international cooperative projects. As of June 2017, Professor Cao has published over 80 international journal articles of the fields of Ecology, Ornithology or Multidisciplinary Sciences, including Nature, Nature Communications, Current Biology. Based on the above work, she was invited to give plenary report at the 26th International Ornithological Congress (Tokyo, 2014), and give Alfred Newton Lecture at the British Ornithologists’ Union 2019 Annual Conference (Coventry, 2019).