Yang Shan, male, was born in March 1963 in Yan Cheng, Jiangsu. Ph.D., Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral Program in Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Southeast University. After receiving a master's degree in human geography from Nanjing Normal University in 1990 and began to teach Nanjing Normal University and has been a visiting scholar at United College from 1995 to 1996 to study urban geography and urban economics. Now job is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Geographic Sciences, Nanjing Normal University.
Prof. Yang Shan’s research field is urban and rural development and regional planning. It mainly uses 3S technology to establish mathematical models, extracts urban form information from remote sensing images, determines the urban-rural coupling region, analyzes the urban and rural geographical structure, and reveals urban spatial expansion patterns and urban-rural interaction mechanisms. Research results have been published in Journal of Geographical Sciences, Journal of Ecology, System Engineering Theory and Practice, Geography Research, Geography Science, Journal of Remote Sensing, PLOS ONE, Jouranal of Applied Remote Sensing, etc. The publication provides scientific decision-making basis for urban and rural development and planning and industrial layout.
Since 2000, the National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (based on the study of urban land use change and environmental effects under 3S in Southern Jiangsu), the Wuxi municipal government bidding project (the industrial layout of the mega cities in Wuxi City) and the projects entrusted by the Zhenjiang municipal government have been completed. Zhenjiang City Urbanization Planning and Development Plan for Coastal Industrial Belts), State Oceanic Administration's 908 Project (Comprehensive Evaluation of Sustainable Development of Marine Economy in Jiangsu Province), and Two National Natural Science Fund Projects (Coupled Geographical Status and System Measurement Research in Urban and Rural Areas of Big Cities, Economy Study on the Response of Urban and Rural Spatial Structure under the System Transition). In recent years, according to the national strategy for urbanization and the development of urban-rural integration, the two national natural science funds under study (combined with the spatial organization of new urbanization from the perspective of multi-subjects and their synergetic mechanisms) (the evolution of the group structure and spatial coupling mechanism in the Yangtze River Delta metropolitan area). From the entirety human subjectivity type structure and the urban space organization to urban life style transformation of urban residents and the evolution of the city's group structure to conduct research, aims to build China's institutional characteristics of urban and rural development and urban group development theory.