International Academic Report

Topic: Role of Vegetation-atmosphere interaction in determining drought predictability

Speaker Prof. FU Rong  , the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Introduction to the Speaker

Dr. Rong Fu is a professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Fu received her Bachelor's degree in Geophysics from Peking University in 1984, and Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences from Columbia University in New York City in 1991.

Her research in recent decades has been focused on the mechanisms that control droughts, rainfall seasonality and variability over Amazonian and North American regions, and how changes of global climate, local vegetation and biomass burning, and oceanic decadal variability have influenced these processes in recent past and will influence rainfall seasonality and droughts in future, and also on long-range transport of water vapor and biomass generated pollutants to the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere over the global tropics and Asian monsoon/Tibetan Plateau. Her research is among the earliest to observationally uncover significant roles of tropical rainforests in determining rainfall seasonality over Amazonia and Tibetan Plateau in determining water vapor transport to global stratosphere. She has served on many national and international panels either as a member or as a co-chair, and also National Research Council special committees on 'Abrupt Impact of Climate Change' and 'Landscapes on the edge'. Prof. Fu has published more than 80 peer-review papers in high profile journals such as Nature, PNAS, etc.

Time: 3:30pm Oct.11, 2017             

Venue: Room2602, IGSNRR

Host: Prof. GE Quansheng, director of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Download attachments: