Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, USA
Dr. Jianjun Ge was born in 1976. He had his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nanjing University, China. In 2007, he obtained his PhD in geography from Michigan State University, USA. Since then he has been working as an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, USA. His research interests include climate/land interactions, land use land cover changes, regional climate modeling, remote sensing, and geostatistics. He is particularly interested in how land surface processes and changes affect climate systems at various scales. He has studied the effects of deforestation, agriculture, urbanization, wildfire and other land surface changes and his study areas range from Africa, Asia, the Great Plains of USA, to boreal forest. He teaches physical geography, remote sensing, and geographic information system at undergraduate and graduate levels.
His primary research focuses on modeling and observing interactions between land and climate at various scales using satellite remote sensing and climate modeling. He is currently studying climatic effects of various land cover changes including agriculture, wildfire, woody plant encroachment, and biofuel production. His past research experience has included remote sensing theory, climate modeling improvement using remote sensing, land cover change and product assessment, and geostatistics.