Visiting scholar to address climate change and water resources in Asia

contact: Mark Schwerin
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—An expert on the impacts of climate change on glacial recession and water resources in central Asia will visit Western Michigan University as a visiting scholar this week.

Dr. Luo Yi, a professor at the Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research and deputy director of Key Lab of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in 2708 Wood Hall. His presentation, titled "Impact of Climate Change on Water resources in Central Asian Region," is free and open to the public.

'Breakthrough work'

Yi has done breakthrough work in modeling impacts of climate change on glacial recession and water resources in the Tianshan-Pamir region and is a well-recognized hydrological expert in China. He and his research team have published more than 150 peer reviewed publications, including over 35 articles in leading international journals such as Journal of Hydrology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and Environmental Earth Sciences.

Yi's visit to WMU is through the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program. Established in 1960, the Visiting Scholars and Artists Program significantly contributes to the intellectual life of WMU and the community. The program provides funds for academic units to bring distinguished scholars and artists to campus. These visitors meet with faculty and students in their fields and address the community at large.

The lecture is cosponsored by the Lucia Harrison Endowment Fund and the Department of Geography.

For more information, contact Dr. Chansheng He at chansheng.he@wmich.edu.