University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Likai Zhu

Education

2010-2014: PhD in Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2007-2010: M.S. in Physical Geography, Peking University, Beijing, China
2003-2007: B.S. in Geography, Qufu Normal University, Qufu, China

Research interests

My research aims to understand the interactions among human, climate and land systems based on remote sensing and geospatial modelling. To be specific, my research interests include land use/cover change, satellite remote sensing of vegetation, climate change and terrestrial vegetation dynamics. Now I am working on the NSF-funded project: The role of taxonomic, functional, genetic, and landscape diversity in food web responses to a changing environment. In this project, I will use remote sensing to characterize cropping patterns, landscape diversity, land surface temperature and other potential variables that give the spatial context of food-web dynamics and evolutionary changes of aphid in the agricultural ecosystems.

Personal interests

I like hiking in wild places to breathe fresh air. When I am at home I enjoy cooking. Soccer is my favorite sport. In my spare time, I enjoy watching football games.

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