Land-Human-Climate Interactions

Liming Zhou

Associate Professor


Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

 1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

Email: lzhou at

Phone: (518) 442-4446

Fax: (518) 442-5825

Google Scholar Citations (h-index: 33): 5825 (7/16/2015)

Web of Science Citations (h-index: 29): 3279 (7/16/2015)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Highlights


Graduate Research Opportunities



  • Education 



  • Honors and Awards


    • Director’s Award for Collaborative Integration, NSF, 2009
    • NASA Earth System Science Fellow, NASA, 1999-2001


  • Employment


    • Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 09/2012-present
    • Research Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 09/2011-08/2012
    • Program Director/Associate Program Director, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics, National Science Foundation, USA, 02/2008-07/2011
    • Senior Research scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 11/2007-01/2008
    • Physical scientist, IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, USA, 07/2007-11/2007
    • Research Scientist II, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 02/2004-07/2007
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 12/2001-01/2004
    • Weather forecaster, the Central Meteorological Observatory, China, 06/1994-08/1998
    • Research assistant, Open Lab. for Weather Forecast, National Meteorological Center, China, 06/1994-08/1998


  • Research Interests


    • Impacts of wind farms on local weather and climate
    • Impact of land cover and land use changes on climate
    • Application of remote sensing data in land surface modeling
    • Remote sensing of vegetation dynamics and vegetation-climate interactions


  • Academic Service


o   Paper reviewer of ~30 major geophysical journals including Nature journals, PNAS, AGU journals, AMS journals and other international journals

    • Proposal reviewer of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Science Foundation(NSF)


  • Selected Recent Publications (out of 72 peer-referred journal papers)

Last Updated: July 16, 2015