| Biography: Prof. Ma Ming, male, was born on 16 October 1957 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, P.R. of China. He graduated a Bachelor of Science from Xinjiang Agricultural University in 1985.
Now, as a Professor, he has been engaged in ecology, zoology and ornithology researches at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Research, Academia Sinica (CAS) since 1985.
Professor Ma contributes his share on ecology and fauna of arid lands. From 1987-1992, he took part in two Nationally Important Programmes in the Karakorum and Kunlun Mountains (North of Tibet), and the Taklimakan Desert, which were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
He also was charged with some protection projects for swans, storks, falcons, snowcocks and ground-jays from 1991-2004. The Swan program gained the prize of theXinjiang Science and Technology Progress Committee in 1996. He has published about 90 science articles and six books on birds, e.g. (1993) , (Taipei,1995), ( Minnesota, USA, 2000), (2000), < A checklist of the birds in Xinjiang, China>(2001) and (2004), at home and abroad.
Ma Ming is a research group specialist of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Nature Resources (IUCN), a member of the Oriental Bird Club (OBC), a Council Member of the China Ornithological Society, a Council Member of the Xinjiang Zoological Society, a Council Member of the China Society on Tibet Plateau, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Research, Academia Sinica (CAS).
He has been to many countries for co-operative research and communion, e.g. Latvia and England (1993), Kazakhstan (1995), Malaysia (1997), Hong Kong (1993, 1996, 2003), Australia (1999-2000), Japan (2000), Virginia, USA (2001), Abu Dhabi, UAE(2003), Taiwan (2003).
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