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Yuyu Zhou

Yuyu Zhou

  • Assistant Professor

My research interests lie in the applications of geospatial technologies including remote sensing, GIS, geovisualization, spatial analytic tools, and integrated assessment modeling to understanding the problems of environmental change and their potential solutions for a sustainable environment. Currently, I am working in research areas concerning Sustainability including:

Land cover/land use change (e.g. urbanization) across a variety of spatial and temporal scales
Energy supply (e.g. wind and hydropower) and demand (e.g. building)
High spatial and temporal greenhouse gas emissions
Water-energy nexus
Climate change and its impacts on energy, emissions, and carbon cycle
Research Projects

NASA, Atmospheric Composition: Modeling and Analysis, “Improved Information on Recent Aerosol Emissions and Trends Within A Community Emissions Data System Using Satellite Data”, PI: Dr. Smith
DOE, “Big Data” for IAMs: Work towards an Integrated Multi-layered Data Information System – Urban Example”, PI: Dr. Imhoff
NASA, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change for Early Career Scientists, “Understanding and Simulating Global Urban Expansion in the Context of Climate Change”, PI: Dr. Zhou

Area of Expertise: Geology

Contact Info

3019 Agronomy
716 Farm House Ln.
Social Media and Websites


  • B.Sc., Geography, Beijing Normal University, 2001
  • M.Sc., Cartography and GIS, Beijing Normal University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2008