Terrestrial ecosystem restoration; Biodiversity and species distribution mapping; Land use planning; Science-based conservation strategy research.
Nicholas School of the Environment
Ecosystem Science and Conservation Concentration & Geospatial Analysis Certificate
Coursework: Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis, Advanced GIS, GIS for Conservation Management; Applied Data Analysis, Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models; Forest and Wetland Ecology, Dendrology
Nanjing University, China
Coursework: Environmental Evolution and Global Change, Principles of Resources Science, General Biology, Soil and Plant Ecology, Principles of Hydrology, General Geology, Geomorphology, Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science, Cartography and Surveying
Study Abroad: American University, Washington, DC, Jan. - May 2015
Honors: First class award of the National Undergraduate Innovation Project, China, 2016. First prize of People's Scholarship (top 5%), Nanjing University, 2015
Assisted in performing chemical analyses of soils, plants, and water collected from Duke Forest and Sandy Creek. Analyzed data for NSF funded project Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park. Sept 2016 – Apr 2017.
Estimated and compared the habitat areas of moth (Pero Mizon) from 1994 to 2004 by using Maximum Entropy Modeling. Analyzed time series of moths’ tolerance to environment by evaluating the response curves of each environmental stressors in the model. Mar – Apr 2017.
Led a team to investigate the situations of urban wetland protection in Nanjing through on-the-spot investigating, surveys, and interviews. Provided suggestions for the construction and development of Jiangbei Pilot District in Nanjing. Summer 2014.
- Proficient in geospatial analysis and programming in ArcGIS 10.x and ENVI 5.x; proficient in data wrangling, analysis and visualization in R and Python; familiar with bash scripting in Linux and programming in Java and C.
- Skilled in woody plants identification using dichotomous key; ability of identifying common Piedmont woody plants.
- Significant lab experience in general chemical analysis and isotope analysis.
- Extensive fieldwork experience in wetland ecology and paleoecology.
Upper Cape Fear conservation model. Jordan Lake Integrated Water Management Meeting. RTP, NC. Aug 2017.
Vice President of AIESEC in Nanjing University, 2014; organized several campaigns on campus to involve students in community service and leadership development, gaining more than 10% increases in participants compared to last year; awarded as Excellent Cadre of Student's Association in Nanjing University.
Education volunteer in Padang, Indonesia, summer 2013; taught children knowledge about the Earth and Chinese culture in an orphanage.