Sun Ruyong is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
Sun was best known as a Chinese ecologist.
Death was likely due to heart attack.
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Sun Ruyong
Born(1927-06-12)June 12, 1927
DiedFebruary 14, 2020(2020-02-14) (aged 92)
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
Alma materBeijing Normal University
Moscow State University
Scientific career
FieldsAnimal ecology
InstitutionsChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Beijing Normal University
South China Normal University
Doctoral advisorHaymob
Other academic advisorsWang Kunren [zh]
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.
Sun Ruyong (Chinese: 孙儒泳; pinyin: Sūn Rúyǒng; 12 June 1927 - 14 February 2020) was a Chinese ecologist. He was a member of the Ecological Society of China and served as its president between November 1987 and October 1991.
1 Biography
2 Works
3 Translations
4 Honours and awards
5 References
Sun was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, on June 12, 1927. In September 1940, he attended the Ningbo County Private Three-One Middle School (宁波县私立三一学校). On October 27, 1940, the Japanese Unit 731 dropped a bacterial bomb on the downtown area of Ningbo, and the plague broke out suddenly, killing more than 100 people in just ten days. On April 19, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army occupied Ningbo, the school was forced to disband. In 1942 he was accepted to Ningbo Normal High School (宁波高中师范学校), where he met Li Pingzhi (李平之), a music teacher who had a profound impact on him. After graduation, due to the Nationalist government didn't recognize his education background, he had to wait for work at home. With the help of Li Pingzhi, he then taught at Shanghai Tangshanlu School (上海唐山路小学). In 1949, he enrolled at Beijing Normal University, majoring in the Department of Biology. After graduating in 1951, he taught at the university as an assistant. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1952. After a year's study at Beijing Russian Institute, he was sent to study at Moscow State University, where he obtained a Candidate of Sciences degree under the supervision of Haymob. He returned to China in 1958 and continued to teach at Beijing Normal University, where he was promoted to associate professor in 1978 and to full professor in 1984. In October 1983, he led the team to Belgium for academic research. He died of myocardial infarction in Guangzhou, Guangdong, on February 14, 2020, aged 92.
基础生态学 (in Chinese). Beijing: Higher Education Press. 2002. ISBN 9787040110272.
生物多样性的启迪 (in Chinese). Shanghai: Shanghai Science and Technology Education Press. 2000. ISBN 9787542822789.
普通生态学 (in Chinese). Beijing: Yixuan Press. 2003. ISBN 9789576163678.
种群的科学管理与数学模型 动物的盛衰兴亡 (in Chinese). Beijing: Shuxin Press. 1989. ISBN 9789575310172.
Ricklefs E. Rickiet (2004). The Ecology of Nature (in Chinese). Beijing: Higher Education Press. ISBN 9787040121957.
Mackenzie A. (2004). Ecology (in Chinese). Beijing: Science Press. ISBN 9787030142788.
Honours and awards
1993 Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
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