Zhiqiang Jason Zhao

Zhiqiang Zhao

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Research Associate, Michigan State University
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability


Peking University: Sept. 2006- Jul. 2013
Doctor of Philosophy in physical geography
Dissertation: Vegetation Dynamics and Climate Factors in Eco-geographical Transition Zones and Surrounding Areas of North China

Peking University: Sept. 2002- Jul. 2006
B.S. in geography
B.S. in economics

Zhiqiang Zhao received his doctoral degree in physical geography from Peking University in July 2013, Zhiqiang was a postdoctoral associate in the Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science, working on the structure and dynamics of interrelationship in climate systems, and quantifying the synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services by taking complex network approach.

While at CSIS his research examined topics involving nature reserve networks, coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), and telecoupling.

Research Interests
Coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), ecosystem service, climate change, ecological economics, telecoupling, complex networks, spatial modeling