About

Chuan Liao

I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist and geographer in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. I obtained my BS in Resource Science at Beijing Normal University in 2010, and my MS and PhD in Natural Resources at Cornell University in 2012 and 2015. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan between 2015 and 2018. My research program aims at better understanding the causes and impacts of changes in the human-environment systems towards achieving the twin goals of environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. I develop and apply integrated approaches to study human-environment interactions by linking statistical, spatial, and other quantitative methods. I have published my work in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Annals of American Association of Geographers, Applied Geography, Current Opinions in Environment and Sustainability, Development & Change, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Science, World Development, among other journals.