Dr Yi Liu

Associate Investigator


Climate Change Research Centre,
Level 4, Matthews Building, UNSW

Phone: (02) 9385 7196
Email: yi.liu@unsw.edu.au

  • Master of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW, Australia


Yi is a hydrologist with research interests in using satellite-based obser­va­tions and model simulations to inves­ti­gate the hydro­log­i­cal cycle, e.g. pre­cip­i­ta­tion, evap­o­ra­tion, soil mois­ture, veg­e­ta­tion water con­tent and ground­wa­ter stor­age, for enhanced under­stand­ing of inter­ac­tions between dif­fer­ent hydro­log­i­cal components.

Cur­rently Yi is work­ing on devel­op­ing satellite-based global long term (>20 years) veg­e­ta­tion water con­tent and aboveground biomass datasets using a series of satellites. The spatiotemporal variation in biomass carbon over past decades will be investigated to better understand how it responds to climate change and human activities. Such information, together with land surface and regional climate models, will allow more accurate estimation of future vegetation dynamics and carbon storage.

Yi Liu holds an ARC DECRA fellowship.

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