Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Meet Dr. Chuan Liao at CSDE after “Spatial Science of Human-Environment Systems for Sustainable Development” Talk

Posted: 2/11/2019 ()

UW’s Geography Department is hosting Dr. Chuan Liao’s visit and talk entitled “Spatial Science of Human-Environment Systems for Sustainable Development” on Thursday, 2/14/2019, 3:30-5:00 PM in ECE 026. On Friday, 2/15/2019, CSDE is hosting a meeting with Dr. Liao at 11:30 AM-12:00 PM in 114 Raitt Hall. CSDE affiliates, scientists, and students are welcome to join us for both events and learn more about his research.

Dr. Chuan Liao holds a PhD in natural resources from Cornell and is now an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State. Liao is a GIScientist who studies reciprocal human-environment interactions that arise in small farming and pastoralism in forest and rangeland landscapes.  He develops geospatial analytics for understanding the impacts of large-scale land tenure change on the agroecological systems and the sustainability of subsistence pastoralism, with current research in East Africa and Central Asia.