Starting from March 2023, Professor Shihui Niu from Beijing Forestry University will be appointed as the Executive Editor of Forestry Research, an esteemed academic journal. Professor Niu has extensive experience in conducting research on the genetic regulation of essential traits in conifers. In recent years, he has made substantial contributions to the field by applying genetic research strategies and methods to overcome the bottleneck of conifer giga-genome assembly and gene annotation. He has also established a high-quality genetic information platform for Pinus tabuliformis, successfully solved several difficulties in the genetic analysis of important conifer traits, and expanded the research area focusing on the genetic regulation of conifer juvenility and reproduction. Professor Niu's research has advanced of the academic frontier in this field.
Now, Professor Shihui Niu serves as Deputy Director of the National Engineering Research Center of Tree Breeding and Ecological Restoration, Deputy Secretary General and standing member of the Pine Branch of the Chinese Society of Forestry. He was selected as the national young top-notch talent of "Ten Thousand Talents Program", leading talent of forest and grassland and technology innovation of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Outstanding Young Scholarship of "Beilin Scholars Program" of Beijing Forestry University, etc. He also served as a review expert for the General Project meeting of the Life Science Department of the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation. His research results have been published in prestigious academic journals in the field of biology, such as Cell, Plant Physiology, Trends in Genetics, and New Phytologist. His achievements have been included in "ESI Highly cited Papers", "Research Advances on Plant Science in China in 2015", "Achievements and Advances in the Plant Sciences Field China in 2021", "Ten Major Events in Forest and Grass Science and Technology in 2021", and "Ten Major Advances in Forest and Grass Science and Technology during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period", etc., exerting extensive influence in the industry.
“Over the past few years, there has been a notable increase in research on forestry, particularly in China, where the gap with herbaceous model plants and crops is rapidly narrowing in terms of the number, depth and impact of innovations. The launch of Forestry Research is a timely opportunity to address the dilemma of the lack of world-class journals in the field of forestry research. I am delighted to have this opportunity to contribute to its development. I am full of hope and enthusiasm for its future. We firmly believe that Forestry Research will become an open-source archive of world-class academic achievements, a highly trusted source of innovative information and technology, and a new global platform for academic exchange and knowledge dissemination in forestry and related disciplines.” He said.
Forestry Research is an academic journal focusing on the field of forestry and published by Maximum Academic Press (MAP) since January 2021. Professor Wei Hairong from the College of Forestry Resources and Environment at Michigan Technological University serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Featuring an open-access format, the journal upholds strict editorial selection and evaluation processes. Forestry Research mainly publishes research papers, methods, reviews, and opinions relating to forest science and other relevant fields, spanning from molecules to populations to ecosystems.