Join us for Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu’s Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow Seminar

“Groundwater Effects on Multiple Ecosystem Services Across Scales”

Co-hosted with the School of Forest, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences

Mar 15, 2022 03:30 PM via Zoom

Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology in the School of Forest, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences and Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, at the University of Florida.

Dr. Qiu conducts basic and applied research that lies at the intersection of landscape ecology, ecosystem services, global change ecology, conservation biology, and sustainability science. A pivotal theme cutting across his research program is water sustainability. Specifically, he seeks to unravel how global environmental changes affect hydrologic ecosystem services, and what management and intervention strategies can sustain future freshwater supplies. Four major themes of his research include:

  • Climate and land-use change effects on hydrologic ecosystem services
  • Groundwater contributions to natural capital
  • Urban sustainability and food-water-energy nexus
  • Climate resilience of subtropical grasslands

Due to the complex nature of water issues, his research utilizes systems thinking and an interdisciplinary, holistic approach that integrates landscape analysis, biophysical modeling, field observation, scenario analysis, data synthesis, and social sciences to address basic and applied research questions across scales. Dr. Qiu’s research develops solutions for real-world conservation, environmental management and policy challenges centered on water sustainability.