Assistant Research Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
Phone: (509)335-9171 Fax: (509)335-1590;  Office (WSU): Albrook 211

Ph.D. in GIS and Remote Sensing, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, 2001
M.S. in Physical Geography, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China, 1998
B.S. in Geosciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1995

Research Interests:
Dr. Liu’s research interests focus on characterizing effects of climate change and human activities on water resources and terrestrial ecosystems with the goal of improving our understanding of regional earth system and our ability to forecast its variability. His current research interest focus on green house gas emission from terrestrial ecosystems, historical land-use/land-cover change detection by using remotely sensed data, interactions between hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, regional earth system modeling, and land-ocean interactions. The common theme of his research is the development and application of process-based computer model for integrating in situ and remote sensing data to solve scientific and policy-related questions on large-scale regional and global environmental issues.