报告人：Dr. Chuan Liao, Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Editor-in-Chief of World Development
报告题目：Spatial Science of Human-Environment Systems for Sustainable Development
Tencent会议号：575 590 678
Chuan Liao is an interdisciplinary sustainability and environmental scientist. His research interest lies at the intersection of environment and development. He has worked on topics that include land tenure and land use change, pastoralist mobility and livelihoods, community-based natural resources management, dryland sustainability, and sustainable energy transition. His research includes both theoretical and empirical work, and he has carried out research in East Africa and Central Asia. His recent work has appeared in Science, Nature Food, Development and Change, among other journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment from Cornell University. He is Editor-in-Chief of World Development.
Humanity faces a grand challenge as we seek to enhance food production, improve livelihoods, and preserve ecosystem services. Ongoing transformations in socio-environmental systems make it imperative to understand how to achieve the twin goals of human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Using the example of large-scale land transactions, commonly known as ‘global land rush’ or ‘land grabbing,’ this talk discusses how to use spatial science to examine the human-environment interactions and analyze their sustainability outcomes from local to global levels.