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I joined the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University in the fall of 2009. I graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Geography from Texas A&M University in May 2009. I received my Masters degree in Ecology from Peking University and Bachelor degree in Geography from Beijing Normal University in China. I worked in the National Disaster Reduction Center of China before I came to the United States.
I have participated in many nationally-funded projects in urban development and planning, environmental protection and ecological conservation, public health, and disaster reduction in both China and the United States. The project I worked on as a key member, titled “Study on Ecological Conservation and Management Scheme for the Passing Area of Natural Reserves Along West-East Pipeline,” earned second prize for the China National Environmental Science and Technology Award by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China.
My research interests include the integration of spatial analysis and modeling with GIS for urban and environmental studies, environmental consequences of rapid urbanization, landscape ecology, and land-use and land-cover dynamics in China.
PhD in Geography
Texas A&M University
Master of Science in Ecology
Peking University, China
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Beijing Normal University
National Disaster Reduction Center of China
Areas of Expertise
Spatial Analysis & Modeling with GIS
Land-Use & Land Cover Change