August 8,2022 - August 12,2022

The 8th SURE Summer School

 Urban Biodiversity and Conservation: Global Perspectives and Comparisons


Organizer: Dr. Prof. Junxiang LI (School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Dr. Prof. Juergen BREUSTE (University of Salzburg), and Dr. Amy HAHS (The University of Melbourne).

Venue: Hybrid of online and in-person in Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Time: August 8 to 12, 2022

Program Overview

SURE Summer School on Urban Ecology is a training program for graduate students. It has been co-organized by the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) and SURE-China chapter since 2011. The 2022 international Summer School on Urban Ecology is the 8th one in the series, which is co-organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), SURE, SURE-China Chapter, and the University of Melbourne, and hosted by School of Design at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. It is sponsored by the Graduate School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development. Biodiversity loss threatens UN Sustainable Development Goals, and has significant impacts on ecosystem functions, human health and well-being. The 2022 Summer School will focus on hotpots of urban biodiversity, and the nexus of human activities, human habitats, and urban ecology. The Summer School aims to cover the following topics: urban biodiversity protection, urban biodiversity research methodology, state-of-the-art theories of urban biodiversity, and urban biodiversity conservation practices.


About the tutors

Many distinguished scientists in urban ecology and urban biodiversity are invited to give lectures at the 8th SURE Summer School. They are listed in the following table.



Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste

University of Salzburg, Austria

Dr. Amy Hahs

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Dr. Marc Cadotte

University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany

Dr. Juliane Mathey

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development--IÖR

Prof. Dr. Ana Faggi

University of Flores, Argentina

Assist. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ossola

University of California, Davis, USA

Prof. Dr. Jun Yang

Tsinghua University, China

Prof. Dr. Yongchuan Yang

Chongqing University, China

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yong Zhang

Nanjing Forestry University, China

Prof. Dr. Junxiang Li

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Activities: Lectures, seminars, course discussion, student oral presentations.


Application time: 07/12/2022. to 07/25/2022.

How to apply: For overseas students, please complete and submit an online application at Study@SJTU (, or send application materials to, including a copy of ID card or passport, English proficiency certificate (not necessary for students whose native language is English), an updated CV, and Personal Statement. For domestic students, please apply through the WeChat linkage:

Eligibility: Graduate student at Master or Ph.D level. We will host a total of 40 graduate students from domestic and overseas universities and research institutes. Students whose research interests intersect with urban ecology, landscape architecture, landscape design are encouraged to apply.



Dr. Ms. Wu; E-mail:



The albums from the 1st to 7th summer school

Summer School Activities and Field Works

1st Summer School in 2011, Urban investigation for Old fansion Buildings in Shanghai

2nd Summer School in 2013 in Shanghai, China. Teaching and Field working

3rd Summer School in Shanghai in 2014. Teaching and Presentation


4th Summer School in Shanghai in 2015. Teaching and Field working


6th Summer School in 2018, Shnghai. Field investigation on Eco-island of Chongming in Shanghai, China


7th SURE Summer School in 2019, Urban Greenspace Field works in Salzburg, Austria