Siyuan has focused on vegetation dynamics and water cycles under climate change and changing land use. She has now joined the Integrated Assessment Project to examine the land use and land use change driven by both climate change and socio-economic systems, and the feedback towards natural and human sectors. This two-way assessment could help to understand effectiveness and feasibility of mitigation policies as land use, e.g. food/biofuels, forestry and natural conservation are closely related to other economic sectors.
Subject groups/Research projects
S He and K Richards (2014) The role of dew in the monsoon season assessed via stable isotopes in an alpine meadow in Northern Tibet. Atmospheric Research (in press).
H Liu, S He, OA Anenkhonov, G Hu, DV Sandanov, NK Badmaeva (2012) Topography-controlled soil water content and the coexistence of forest and steppe in northern China. Physical Geography 33 (6), 561-573.
Y Yin, H Liu, S He, F Zhao, J Zhu, H Wang, G Liu, X Wu (2011) Patterns of local and regional grain size distribution and their application to Holocene climate reconstruction in semi-arid Inner Mongolia, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 307 (1), 168-176.