Professor Doug Schaefer got undergraduate degree in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology. Then migrated to ecology with MS from New Mexico State University and PhD from Dartmouth College.He worked at the Kunming Institute of Botany. His focus has been biogeochemistry, meaning how ecological and other earth processes utilize and redistribute the chemicals of life.
Associate Professor Dossa has been studying forestry, ecology and conservation in China since 2009. He has 11 scientific publications among which 5 as lead author in renowned ecology journals. His research is related to biodiversity, forest ecosystem functioning, plant afterlife functional traits effect on carbon and nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration with a focus on assessing CO2 efflux from woody debris.