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Feng Zhou MSc

Xi'an China

  • EDGE Fellow
[General description section]

Zhou Feng is working in a Sino-UK laboratory at Shaanxi Normal University, carrying out research to contribute to Chinese giant salamander conservation.


She completed her MSc in developmentalbiology at Shaanxi Normal University and her research now focuses on disease diagnosis and analysis. Disease is a key threat to the Chinese giant salamander.

Shaanxi Normal University

This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species

This project, led by ZSL and funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong and the US Fish and Wildlife Amphibians in Decline fund, aims to provide sound scientific evidence to conserve the Chinese giant salamander (CGS) and its habitat. The CGS is a national treasure of China and can be regarded as the “freshwater panda”. However, wild CGS populations have experienced 80% declines since the 1950s and this species is currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN.

Relevant species

The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.

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Research interests


Associated EDGE Fellows

Keen on wildlife conservation and aim to become the conservation leader in China

My name is Lv Jingcai, I come from China and I am focusing on amphibians and reptiles.

I am focusing on the conservation genetics of wild Chinese giant salamander.


Shaanxi Normal University



Associated Blog Posts
10th Oct 13
A team of experts from ZSL recently visited our Chinese giant salamander project in China. Head of ZSL's herpetology department Ben Tapley has written this b...  Read

5th Sep 13
This August we held a Chinese Giant Salamander event in Xi’an this was to raise publicity for the species as well as carry out questionnaires with local pa...  Read

2nd May 13
Zhou Feng's EDGE Fellowship project focuses on diagnosing pathogens that threaten the Chinese giant salamander. In her latest blog, she tell us about the dea...  Read

6th Mar 13
My name is Zhou Feng and I come from Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. I am really looking forward to starting my EDGE Fellowship and helping to research and...  Read

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