Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu
Assistant Professor, Landscape Ecology
Dr. Qiu is broadly interested in landscape ecology, ecosystem service, global change ecology, conservation biology, and sustainability science. His research goal is to understand and predict how global environmental changes alter ecosystems and biodiversity at regional to global scales, and their consequences for a range of ecosystem services (benefits people obtain from nature such as food, freshwater, flood mitigation, erosion control, climate regulation and recreation) that underpins human well-being. He is particularly interested in understanding effects of multiple drivers of change (e.g., climate change and extremes, sea-level rise, land use and land management, biological invasions) and their interactions. His research is highly interdisciplinary, and uses approaches integrating computational modeling, remote sensing, landscape analysis, field observation and experiment, data synthesis, and social sciences to address basic and applied research questions across a range of spatial and temporal scales. The ultimate goal of his research is to produce knowledge that is critical for developing solutions for real-world conservation, management and policy challenges.