Document Type

News Article


Human activities are altering the natural landscape on the earth’s surface. The thermal environment of densely populated cities is also experiencing rapid change. Remote sensing provides the necessary spatial and temporal data to understand cities' complex human–climate interactions. However, the complex temporal and spatial variability of human activities, urban landscapes, and urban climates make understanding the interactions among them challenging. The study of human–climate interactions is also complicated by the mixed pixels of remote sensing data.

Therefore, I am looking to collaborate with those who want to do research in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS application in water resources planning and management, GIS, and other geospatial analysis techniques applied to the relationship between urban human activity, spatial structure, and climate change.

The potential topics for the research works include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Remote sensing methods for monitoring urban human activities, urban surface landscapes, and urban heat islands;

(2) Remote sensing methods for disaster-resilient society;

(3) Approaches to multisource remote sensing data fusion in the study of human–climate interactions;

(4) Impact of different analytical scales or spatial resolution of remote sensing data on human–climate interactions;

(5) Application of remote sensing and other geoinformation technologies in modeling human–climate interactions;

(6) Impact of the urban land surface (e.g., land use/land cover and local climate zone, etc.) on the thermal environment;

(7) Impact of urban human activities on the thermal environment.

Weblink for the recent publications:

  11. https://doi. org/10.3390/app12178518
  12. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000729

International/ National Responsibilities:

1. Working as International Technical Program Committee (TPC) in the 8th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE- 2022), Xi'an, China, to be held on November 01-04, 2022.

2. Working as Associate Editor, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (ASCE) from November 22, 2020.

3. Working as Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Water and Wastewater Management and Organic Pollutants Frontiers in Environmental Science journal.

4. Working as an active reviewer of more than 15 peer-reviewed International SCI journals (Q1, Q2 & Q3 rank journals).

5. Lead Chair of the Special Session on "Integration of Remote Sensing & GIS application for Urban and Rural Ecological Water Resources." in the 8th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE- 2022), Xi'an, China, to be held on November 01-04, 2022.

Publication Date

Winter 11-1-2022