Tao "Peter" Pan


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Past visiting scholar
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability


Associate Professor, The Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

My research interests mainly focus on integrating various components of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) to understand socioeconomic and environmental interconnections and to create sustainability solutions.

General research topics include: 

  1. how climate change and human activities (e.g., land use, urbanization, grazing etc.) affect the ecosystem processes and services, and also the contributions of these different drivers and their interactions;
  2. how environmental changes impact the human well-being, how adaptation actions work and what the implications of adaptation measures for resilience of both ecosystems and human societies are;
  3. what are complex interactions among components in human and natural systems, and how human-environment interactions are influenced by policies.