Dr. Yong Liu’s research interest is aimed to explore the lake aquatic responses to watershed nutrient loading and propose the optimal watershed-scale adaptive decision making under uncertainty. His studies are focused on (a) Exploring lake eutrophication responses to nutrient loading and anthropogenic pressures; (b) Developing optimal decision making modeling on watershed load reduction under uncertainty; and (c) Decision supporting for watershed nutrient load reduction on eutrophication control of Chinese lakes. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and three books. He is the Associate Editor of Limnology and Oceanography, and the editorial member of Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Journal of Lake Sciences, and Acta Scientiae Circumstantiate. He was granted China Youth Science and Technology Award and Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC.
He got his doctoral degree in science at Peking University (PKU) and bachelor of Economics at Renmin University of China and bachelor of Engineering at Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the PKU faculty in 2009, he worked in University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment as postdoctoral research fellow. He is currently the associate dean at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (PKU) and the vice director of State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of All Materials Flux in River Ecosystem.