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Dr Yi Liu

Associate Investigator

Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales (Sydney)
+61 2 9385 7196

Master of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands PhD, UNSW, Australia.


Yi is a hydrologist with research interests in using satellite-based obser­va­tions and model simulations to inves­ti­gate the hydro­log­i­cal cycle, e.g. pre­cip­i­ta­tion, evap­o­ra­tion, soil mois­ture, veg­e­ta­tion water con­tent and ground­wa­ter stor­age, for enhanced under­stand­ing of inter­ac­tions between dif­fer­ent hydro­log­i­cal components. Cur­rently Yi is work­ing on devel­op­ing satellite-based global long term (>20 years) veg­e­ta­tion water con­tent and aboveground biomass datasets using a series of satellites. The spatiotemporal variation in biomass carbon over past decades will be investigated to better understand how it responds to climate change and human activities. Such information, together with land surface and regional climate models, will allow more accurate estimation of future vegetation dynamics and carbon storage. ​Yi Liu holds an ARC DECRA fellowship.