Jingxia Wang, M.Sc.


Jingxia Wang
PhD student

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Jingxia Wang


Research interests

  • Urban ecology & Green Infrastructure and urban planning
  • Multifunctionality of Green Infrastructure & Enhancement of urban ecosystem services
  • Geo-data visualization & Spatial analysis

PhD Thesis:
Multifunctional synergies and trade-offs for a sustainable Green Infrastructure in smart urban growth. PhD in collaboration with Technical University of Munich, Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit.

Professional and Academic Career

Since 10.2016

PhD Student at Technical University of Munich, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Strategic Landscape Planning and Management. www.wzw.tum.de

2015 - 2020

PhD Student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ


Beijing & Copenhagen Graduate School Program: Urban Challenge & National Graduate Summer School - Sustainable Urbanization, Peking University and University of Copenhagen

09.2013 - 07.2015

M.Sc., at college of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, majoring in the specialty of Land Resources Management


Wang, J., Pauleit, S., Banzhaf, E., 2019. An integrated indicator framework for the assessment of multifunctional green infrastructure — Exemplified in a European city. Remote Sensing, 11 (16), 1869. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11161869 (ISI impact factor: 4.118) 

Wang, J., Xu, C., Pauleit, S., Kindler, A., Banzhaf, E., 2019. Spatial patterns of urban green infrastructure for equity: A novel exploration. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 117858. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117858. (ISI impact factor: 6.395)

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., 2018. Towards a better understanding of Green Infrastructure: A critical review. Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators. 85, 758–772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.09.018 (ISI impact factor: 4.490)

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., 2017. Derive an understanding of Green Infrastructure for the quality of life in cities by means of integrated RS mapping tools. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, NY, p. 1 - 4. DOI: 10.1109/JURSE.2017.7924585 Link

Conference contributions

Wang, J., Indicator Framework for the Assessment of Multifunctional Green Infrastructure in the City of Leipzig, Germany, The 25th International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS) conference, 2018, Rome, Italy Link

Wang, J., Investigating Space(s): Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches: Part 2 – Virtuality and Socio-Materiality, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) Spring Academy, 2018, Erkner & Berlin Link

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., Enhancing Green Infrastructure Concept Through its multifunctionality as Nature-based Solutions, IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017, The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services, Halle Link

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., Session B: Resources Management in Resilient Cities in Dresden, Nexus Conference (DNC) 2017, Dresden Link

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., Invited Session: Integrated analysis and monitoring approaches for liveable cities, Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017, Dubai; UAE Link

Main completed projects

2013 - 2015

The systematic taxonomy of Chinese rural settlements on the basis of their functional differentiation, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 41271111)

2013 - 2014

Arable land quality evaluation and monitoring project of Tianjin 2013; Tianjin

2013 - 2014

The land reclamation planning of Changzhi city, Shanxi province (2011-2015), funded by Land and Resources Bureau of Changzhi

2013 - 2015

Technical regulations Compilation for potentially reserved cultivated land resources evaluation and survey

2013 - 2014

The change and mechanism study on land use patterns of rural settlements areas within Chinese metropolitan areas. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 41140013)

2014 - 2015

Land suitability evaluation for exploitation and protection in semi-arid sandy land in Inner Mongolia, China, funded by Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China