Researcher

Dr Yi Liu

Biography

Scientia Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
  • Remote sensing in hydrology
  • Global vegetation dynamics
  • Climate change and extreme events

Research Highlights:

  • Developed the first global long term satellite observed soil moisture record by a unique merging approach, which resulted in a series of highly cited journal papers and represents the premier soil moisture dataset used in the hydrological...view more

Scientia Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
  • Remote sensing in hydrology
  • Global vegetation dynamics
  • Climate change and extreme events

Research Highlights:

  • Developed the first global long term satellite observed soil moisture record by a unique merging approach, which resulted in a series of highly cited journal papers and represents the premier soil moisture dataset used in the hydrological community.
  • Developed a new technique to map changes in the amount of carbon stored in living plant mass (or "biomass") above the ground over the last four decades, by merging vegetation information from several passive microwave satellites. This allowed us to track global changes in biomass from month to month in response to natural, climate related and human activities, something that was not possible before. This work leads to a series of papers in Nature family journals.

My Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Remote Sensing in Hydrology, 2012, UNSW, Australia
  • M.Sc., Hydrology, 2007, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • M.Sc., Environment and Resource Management, 2005, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

My Awards

  • Global Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science), 2020
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), 2014
  • The Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering UNSW, 2013

 

 

 

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Location

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Kensington Campus