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Department of Geography
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA
Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2009
M.S., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
M.S., Soil Science, China Agricultural University, 2003
B.S., Hydrogeology, Nanjing University, 2000
Dr. Meng is a physical geographer with research interest and expertise in climate variability and climate change as well as their impact on hydrological and terrestrial ecosystems. He uses the Community Earth System Model to investigate hydrological and biogeochemical processes that are interactive with climate. Specifically, his research focuses on
He has published many refereed journal articles and presented his research at regional and national conferences. Research results from his dissertation have been published in high-impact journals including the Journal of Hydrometeorology, the International Journal of Climatology, and the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.
Dr. Meng has received several prestigious awards including the John Russell Mather Paper of the Year award from the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2008) and the Mills scholarship from Texas Water Resources Institute (2007).