Zhenci Xu

Zhenci Xu

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

Faculty, University of Hong Kong

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Xu received his PhD in December, 2019, advised by Jianguo "Jack" Liu. He was a research intern at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability and has returned to MSU as a research association in CSIS


Michigan State University, research associate, CSIS, 2020

University of Michigan, Post-doctoral associate, School of Environment and Sustainability, 2019-2020

Michigan State University, PhD, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. 2019.

China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Bachelor of Engineering, College of Water Resources & Civil Engineering                         Sept. 2010 - Jun. 2014

Major: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Cangnan Middle School, Zhejiang Province, China                           Sept. 2007 - Jun. 2010



His broad research interest is sustainability science. Xu's PhD study focused on integrating techniques from multiple disciplines (e.g., environmental economics, and system modeling) to study complex effects of telecoupling processes (e.g., food trade, virtual resource transfer, environmental footprint) on the coupled human and natural systems cross multi-scale.