Yi Liu

Collaborators - ARC DECRA Fellow
Biological, Earth & Env Sci
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 7196

Mathews Building (F23) Room 455 Kensington Campus


Yi Liu is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science & Climate Change Research Centre. 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.