PhD Oct. 2020
Jianguo "Jack" Liu
Anna's dissertation research combined telecoupling, network analysis, agent based modeling with microbial ecology to study the impact international soybean trade, specifically imported soybeans from Brazil and the USA, are having on domestic soybean production in China.
Imported soybeans are cheaper than domestically produced soybeans, which disincentives Chinese farmers from planting soybeans (a legume). Areas that were originally planted with soybeans are being converted to rice and corn (grasses) as they are more profitable crops. In order to quantify the impact of these changes on the soil-microbial community, our research team traveled around Heilongjiang, the far northeastern province, surveying farmers and sampling their soil.
Read Anna's blog here.
JASSS - Land-Use Changes in Distant Places: Implementation of a Telecoupled Agent-Based Model
Published on January 31, 2020
NATURE -- Assessing progress towards sustainable development over space and time
Published on January 3, 2020
All global sustainability is local
Published on January 1, 2020
SUSTAINABILITY - Telecoupled Food Trade Affects Pericoupled Trade and Intracoupled Production
Published on May 22, 2019
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Interactive National Virtual Water-Energy Nexus Networks
Published on March 29, 2019
Today’s global farming less back breaking, more mind bending
Published on June 22, 2018