Mimi Gong

Mimi Gong

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Ph.D. Student
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife


Major Advisor: 

Jianguo "Jack" Liu


Mimi Gong joined Jianguo Liu’s lab in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability in 2018. Before that, she has worked for three years as a GIS analyst for Global Forest Watch in World Resources Institute and an ORISE(Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) fellow for US Army Corps of Engineers(USACE). These working experiences provide her opportunities to see real human-nature conflicts related to deforestation and resource exploitation around the world and unexpectedly, these conflicts aroused her interests in research to investigate more on the human-nature systems. Her broad interests lie in the interdisciplinary studies on complex relationships among human behaviors ,biodiversity and land use change.

Gong holds a bachelor’s degree from Sun-yat Sen University, China, in Environmental Ecology, minor in Economics; and dual master’s degrees in Forestry and Environmental Management with a focus on Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University.

Affiliated Pages:

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability