Xie Yaojian

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Scientist Profile

Name: Xie Yaojian

Title: Research Scientist



BSc, from Central South University of Forestry

MSc, from Central South University of Forestry

PhD, from Central South University of Forestry and Technology



Eucalypt Seedling Breeding

Sustainable management of Eucalyptus plantations

Forest Cell Engineering


Contact: xieyj@21cn.com


Dr Xie Yaojian is one of the most well-known experts of Eucalypt in China and he works in the fields of Silviculture and Forest Tree Genetics and Breeding. Dr Xie makes a great contribution to China Eucalypt Industry by leading many major projects which bring lots of achievements. He is currently leading a public welfare project of forestry, titled’ Key Technical Research on Ecological Management and Upgrading Industries of Eucalypt’ since 2011. He is also the leader of International Cooperation Group in China Eucalypt Research Centre (CERC).

Dr Xie was appointed as research professor and deputy director in China Eucalypt Research Centre (CERC) in 1998.He was also appointed as the chairman of Eucalypt Technical Committee of Chinese Society of Forestry in 2005.



Dr Xie became a lecturer (& later associate professor) after he graduated from Central South University of Forestry (former Central South University of Forestry and Technology) from 1985 to 1997. From 1995 to 1996 he was a visiting fellow at in Sweden at theSwedish University of Agricultural and Dr Xie graduated from Central South University of Forestry and Technology with a PhD degree in 2008.


Representative projects

1. Fungal Diseases Threatening Eucalyptus Plantations inChina
 Research and Demonstration on Key Silviculture Techniques for Fast-growing and High-yield Eucalypt and Acacia Plantation

3. Selection of Wind-resistant Plants and Fast-breeding Techniques Research for Coastal Areas

4. Selecting and Breeding Eucalypt High Yield and High Quality Species

5. Introduction of Sustainable Land Management Techniques for Eucalypt Plantation

6. Introduction of Modern Nursery Techniques

7. Extension and Demonstration of Eucalypt New Varieties: Xin ’an No.1 and No.2

8. Research on New Technology of Cultivating City Forestry and Gardening Seedling

9. Breeding and Extending of Eucalypt Hybrids




1. Research and Demonstration on Improvement of Germplasm and Silviculture for Cold Tolerant Eucalypts won the second prize of Liang Xi Forestry Science and Technology Award, ranked second, 2011

2. Integrated Technology of Eucalypt Large Diameter Wood Production won the second prize of Agriculture Technology Popularization award,GuangdongProvince, ranked first, 2010

3. Selection of improved variety and efficiently cultivation techniques of fast-growing hardwood species in South China won the second prize of Technology Award of Chinese Academic of Forestry, 2009

4. Introduction of Rare Species for Eucalyptus Project won the third prize of Guangdong Agricultural Technology Popularization Award, ranked second, 2007

5. Introduction of Rare Species for Eucalyptus Project won the third prize of Science and technology Award of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, ranked second, 2007

6. Awarded the Nation’s Advanced Worker, 2006

7. Selection and Silviculture Techniques of Eucalyptus Pulpwood Project won the second prize of Guangdong Science and Technology Award, ranked third, 2004

8. Got the new species certificates of Eucalyptus ‘Xin ’an No.1 and No.2’ from State Forestry Administration, ranked second, 2004

9. Introduction of Testing Technique of wood Properties and Cold-tolerant Eucalyptus from South Africa Project won the second prize of Science and technology Award of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, 2002


Representative Publications


1. Chief editor of the scientific Journal titled’ Eucalypt Science & Technology’

2. Forest Biotechnology, editor, 2008



1. Eucalyptus research inChina for 30 years, the second editor, 2011,

2. Past dark willows and flowers in bloom lies another village- Eucalyptus research and development when facing the financial crisis, editor, China Forestry Publishing, 2010

4. Study of Eucalyptus in Early 21st Century, chief editor, 2006
 Cultivation of No-timber Product Forest,(the second edition), editor,2003
 Cultivation and Utilization of Major Non-wood Forest Products Trees in China, associate chief editor, 2000

7. Life Science and Green Industry, editor, 1999

8. Seed physiology, editor, 1995


1. Xie Yaojian, Primary Studies on Sustainable Management Strategy of Eucalyptus Plantation inChina, 2003, World Forestry Research, 16(5), 59-64.

2. Yaojian Xie, Advances in Tissue Culture of Eucalyptus in China, 2003, Eucalyptus Plantations, ed: Run Peng Wei, Daping Xu, World Scientific, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong, 128-137

3. Xie Yaojian, Chen Shuaifei, Tan Xiaofeng, Effects of Solutions of Different Formula on Growth of Eucalyptus Hydroponic Hedges, Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 2007, 43(12):,144-148.

4. XIE Yaojian, TAN Xiaofeng, Introduction of Eucalyptus urophylla and the Evaluation of Its Biological Invasion Risk, Journal Of Central South University Of Forestry & Technology, 2007, 27(6):169 -173.

5. XIE Yaojian, WANG Jun, PENG Yan, TAN Xiaofeng, Studies on Light Media for CuttingsPropagation of Eucalyptus, Forest Research, 2008, 21(4): 528-533.

6. XIE Yaojian, ZHANG Shichao, TAN Xiaofeng ,Light Medium Formulation for Eucalyptus Cutting Culture, Journal Of Central South University Of Forestry & Technology, 2008, 28(4):62-66.

7. LUO Jianzhong, XIE Yaojian, CAO Jiaguang, LU Wanhong, REN Shiqi, Genetic variation in 2-year Eucalypt hybrids' growth and typhoon resistance, Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 2009, 18(6):91-97.

8. WU Zhihua, LI Tianhui, ZHANG Hua-in, XIE Yaojian (Corresponding author), Studies on growth and wind-resistance traits of Casuarina and Acacia stands from coastal protection forest, Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 2010, 19(4):166-175.

9. XIE Yaojian, Research Progress on Eucalyptus Breeding and Its Strategy inChina, World Forestry Research, 2011, 24(4):50-54.

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