Professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering
Dr. Junguo Liu is a Chair Professor in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China, and a Senior Guest Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. His main research interests include hydrology and water resources, global environmental change, and ecological restoration. He has earned an excellent international reputation through his contributions to the fields of water resources research and ecological restoration.
Prof. Liu has outstanding scientific achievements and extensive services to the hydrological communities worldwide. He has led a pioneering work on advancing water resources assessment in coupled human-natural systems, in particular for global hydrology research and water scarcity assessment by incorporating water resources quantity, quality and environmental flow requirement. His work has been a breakthrough in assessing and quantifying the water quantity and quality related water scarcity, which has become increasingly common in many areas in the world as the poor water quality makes the limited water resources not useable. He has extensive working experience in China, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S., among others. He is an expert consultant for many international organizations including UN-Water, UNEP, and the Water Footprint Network. Prof. Liu is author of about 180 publications (160 ISI papers), including articles in Science (1), Nature (1), PNAS (2), Nature Climate Change (2), Nature Communications (2), Nature Sustainability (2) and Science Advances (1). His articles have been cited for over 6300 times.
1. Hydrology and water resources management
2. Global environmental change
3. Ecological restoration
4. Ecosystem services assessment and management
5. Virtual water and water footprint
6. Water policy and decision support
Supervisor of PhD graduates
2019 Dandan Zhao: Studying on the evolution of water footprint and water resource regulation based on input-output analysis and ecological network in the Jing-Jin-Ji urban agglomeration. Beijing Forestry University, June 2019.
2018 Ruqiang Zhang: Hydrological regime alteration and wetland landscape pattern change in Upper Heihe River Basin. Beijing Forestry University, December 2018.
2017 Xinxin Zhang: The transformation from physical water to virtual water and its implication for water conservation in the Heihe River Basin. Beijing Forestry University, December 2017.
2016 Kun Ma: Spatial-temporal changes of soil organic carbon stock in the Zoige alpine wetland. Beijing Forestry University, June 2016.
2013 Chuanfu Zang: Assessment of spatial and temporal variability of green and blue water flows in the Heihe River Basin, China. Beijing Forestry University, June 2013.
Supervisor of ongoing PhD students
Zifeng Wang; Ying Meng; Zongyong Zhang; He Chen; Shuman Liu; Shahzad Ahmed; Zongjia Zhang; Shaobiao Zhang
Supervisor of post-docs
2019 Wei Qi: Changes in aridity index, precipitation, soil moisture and runoff in agricultural areas. Southern University of Science and Technology, May 2019.
2019 Chong Jiang: Impact and sustainability assessment of ecological landscape change on regional ecosystem services. Southern University of Science and Technology, May 2019.
2016 Fei Lun: Research on P budgets and P use efficiency in the global agricultural system and Chinese croplands. Beijing Forestry University, May 2016.
2015 Xu Zhao: Research on the impact of virtual water trade on regional water stress. Beijing Forestry University, December 2015.
Supervisor of ongoing post-docs
Ganquan Mao; Kai Wang; Azam Lashkari; Wenhui Cui
Supervisor of MSc students
Yifan Li (ongoing), Rui Zhong (ongoing), Jinlin Jia (ongoing), Meng Wang (2019), Yingjie Guan (2018), Yajie Wang (2018), Bin Hu (2017), Qinqin Wang (2017), Suxian Tang (2016), Yujie Liu (2016), Yawen Liu (2016), Qingying Liu (2015), Zhao Zeng (2014), Miao Zhang (2014), Minmin Chen (2014), Qianbin Zhao (2014), Zhenhua Cai (2012)
Undergraduate Courses: Water Resources Assessment and Management; Introduction to Environmental Science; Global Environmental Issues; Specialized English
Postgraduate Courses: Global Hydrology and Environmental Frontier; Wetland Protection and Management