Lulu Song, Associate Professor

Dr. Lulu Song is an Associate Professor in the Resources and Urban Sustainability (RUS) group at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).Her research focuses on material/substance stocks and flows analysis at national or city scale. Before joining IUE, she was working as a post-doc for two years at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), CAS.


  • Ph.D., Physical Geography, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2013
  • M.S., Ecology, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2010
  • B.S., Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, 2007

Representative publications

  • Lulu Song, Ji Han, Nan Li*, Yuanyi Huang, Min Hao, Min Dai, and Wei-Qiang Chen (2021). China material stocks and flows account for 1978-2018. Scientific data, accepted.
  • Lulu Song, Dai Shaoqing, Cao Zhi, Liu Yupeng, and Wei-Qiang Chen* (2021). High spatial resolution mapping of steel resources accumulated above ground in mainland China: Past trends and future prospects. Journal of Cleaner Production, 297(15), 126482.
  • Xudong Zhu*, Zhangcai Qin, and Lulu Song* (2021). How land-sea interaction of tidal and sea breeze activity affect mangrove net ecosystem exchange? Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(8), e2020JD034047.
  • Linlin Duan, Yupeng Liu*, Yi Yang, Lulu Song, Min Hao, Jiajia Li, Min Dai, and Wei-Qiang Chen (2021). Spatiotemporal dynamics of in-use copper stocks in the Jing-Jin-Ji urban agglomeration, China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 175, 105848.
  • Hao Min, Peng Wang*, Lulu Song, Min Dai, Yan Ren, and Wei-Qiang Chen* (2020). Spatial distribution of copper in-use stocks and flows in China: 1978–2016. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261(10), 121260.
  • Lulu Song, Peng Wang, Min Hao, Min Dai, Keying Xiang, Nan Li, and Wei-Qiang Chen* (2020). Mapping provincial steel stocks and flows in China: 1978-2050. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262(20), 121393.
  • Lulu Song, Peng Wang, Keying Xiang, and Wei-Qiang Chen* (2020). Regional disparities in decoupling economic growth and steel stocks: Forty years of provincial evidence in China. Journal of Environmental Management, 271(1), 111035.
  • Lulu Song, Chao Zhang, Ji Han, and Wei-Qiang Chen* (2019). In-use product and steel stocks sustain the urbanization of Xiamen, China. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 5(1): 110-123.
  • Xudong Zhu*, Lulu Song, Qihao Wen, Guanmin Huang (2019). Linking in situ photochemical reflectance index measurements with mangrove carbon dynamics in a subtropical coastal wetland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124(6), 1714-1730.
  • Lulu Song, Qianlai Zhuang, Yunhe Yin, Xudong Zhu, and Shaohong Wu* (2017). Spatio-temporal dynamics of evapotranspiration on the Tibetan Plateau from 2000 to 2010. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 014011.