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Dr. W. Y. Chen 陳艷 副教授

MSc, BSc Zhongshan; PhD HK
Associate Professor

Office: 1004 
Phone: +852 3917-5459


Dr. Wendy Y. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Physical Geography (in the field of urban forestry) from the University of Hong Kong, 2006; MSc in Natural Resource and Sustainable Development from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2001; and BSc in Physical Geography from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1992.
Her research interests lie in the interface of two important fields: environment science and economics, which encompasses economic valuation of nonmarket environmental goods, quantification of ecosystem services generated by various ecosystems, the externality of environmental pollution, the interaction of environment and economic development, general environmental problems, environmental policies, and sustainable development strategies in contemporary China.

Research Interests

Stated preference method and revealed preference method, quantification of environmental externalities, valuation of ecosystem services, urban greening and urban planning, environmental issues in China, environmental and natural resource management policy, sustainable development

Selected Publications

Chen, W.Y., and Jim, C. Y. (2012) Contingent valuation of ecotourism development in the country parks of Hong Kong. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 19: 44-53.

Chen, W.Y., and Jim, C. Y. (2011) Resident valuation and expectation of the urban greening project in Zhuhai, China. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management54: 851-869.

Wang, D.T., Zhao, S.X., Gu, F.F. and Chen, W.Y. (2011) Power or market? Location determinants of multinational headquarters in China. Environmental & Planning A 43: 2364-2383. 

Jim, C. Y., and Chen, W.Y. (2011) Bioreceptivity of buildings for spontaneous arboreal flora in compact city environment. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 10: 19-28

Chen, W.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2010) Amenities and disamenities: A hedonic analysis of the heterogeneous urban landscape in Shenzhen (China). The Geographical Journal  176: 227-240. 

Chen, W.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2010) Residents' motivations and willingness-to-pay for urban biodiversity conservation in Guangzhou (China). Environmental Management  45:1052–1064. 

Chen, W.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2010) Floristic diversity of managed green spaces in Guangzhou, China. Acta Horticulturae 881: 525-529.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2010) Habitat effect on vegetation ecology and occurrence on urban masonry walls. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 9: 169-178. 

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2010) External effects of neighbourhood parks and landscape elements on high-rise residential value. Land Use Policy  27: 662-670. 

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2009) Value of scenic views: hedonic assessment of private housing in Hong Kong.  Landscape and Urban Planning 91: 226-234.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2009) Leisure participation pattern of residents in a new Chinese city. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99: 657-673.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2009) Natural and cultural influences on spatial differentiation of species diversity in Taipei’s urban forests. Applied Geography 29: 577-587.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2009) Ecosystem services and monetary values of urban forests in China. Cities 26: 187-194.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2009) Urban effect on floristic diversity and nature conservation in Guangzhou (China). Landscape Research 34: 581-598. 

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2008) Pattern and divergence of tree communities in Taipei’s main urban green spaces. Landscape and Urban Planning 84: 312-323.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2008) Assessing the ecosystem service of air pollution removal by urban vegetation in Guangzhou (China). Journal of Environmental Management  88: 665-676.

Chen, W.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2008) Evaluation and valuation of the diversified ecosystem services provided by urban forests. In: M.M. Carreiro, Y.C. Song, J.G. Wu (eds.) Ecology and Management of Urban Forests: An International Perspective.   pp. 53-83.

Chen, W.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2008) Cost-benefit analysis of the urban greening project in a new Chinese city. Cities 25: 298-309. 

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2007) Consumption preferences and environmental externalities: A hedonic analysis of the housing market in Guangzhou (China).Geoforum  38: 414-431.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2006) Recreation-amenity use and contingent valuation of urban green spaces in Guangzhou, China. Landscape and Urban Planning  75(1-2): 81-96.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2006) Perception and attitude of residents towards urban green spaces inGuangzhou (China). Environmental Management 38(3): 338-349.

Jim, C.Y. and Chen, W.Y. (2006) Impacts of urban environmental elements on residential housing prices in Guangzhou (China). Landscape and Urban Planning 78: 422-434.

Chen, W.Y and Jim, C.Y. (2006) Valuation of nature: economic contribution of peri-urban protected areas in Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area.  In: C.Y. Jim, R.T. Corlett (eds.) Sustainable Management of Protected Areas for Future Generations.  World Conservation Union (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland, pp. 59-75.