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17 JUL 2024 (WED) 15:30-17:00


 Geography Distinguished Seminars Series 

Tropical forest dynamics and climate feedback

Date: 17 JUL 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 15:30-17:00 (HKT)

Mode: Hybrid

Venue: CLL, Department of Geography, 10F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Via Zoom: Zoom link will be provided upon successful registration


Lecture Summary:

Tropical forests are important for biodiversity, terrestrial carbon cycle, hydrology, and climate, and have undergone substantial changes over years driven by land use change and climate change. In this seminar, I will report recent progress in remote sensing of tropical forests, specifically, tropical forest area dynamics, biomass dynamics, and carbon and water fluxes in the Amazon basin.

Professor Xiangming Xiao

Professor, Ecology and Remote Sensing at School of Biological Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Professor Xiao is a professor of ecology and remote sensing at School of Biological Sciences, University of Oklahoma. His research portfolio includes land cover and land use change, Earth system science, and human-animal-environmental health. As PI or Co-I, Professor Xiao has been involved in 68 projects receiving a total of ~US$277 millions from federal agencies since 1994. He has authored or co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters (Google Scholar Citations = 37,451, h-index = 106, i10-index = 363). He was recognized as "Highly Cited Researchers" in 2021/2022 (Cross Field) and 2023 (Geoscience) by the Clarivate (Web of Science), note that "Highly Cited Researchers" are 1 in 1000, of the world population of scientists and social scientists.



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