Susanna Tong

Susanna T.Y. Tong

Professor

Professor, Director of 2+2 Program in Geography, A&S Geography and Environmental Studies

Braunstein Hall

400D

A&S Geography - 0131

Professional Summary

Applied Ecology, Urban Environment, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecosystem Services, Global Changes, Watershed Management, Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling, Land Use Modeling, Non-point Source Pollution Abatement, Wildfire, Heavy Metal Contaimination

Education

Bachelor's Degree: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, (Geography, Biology)

PhD: Sheffield University United Kingdom, (Geography and Botany: Applied Ecology)

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Tong’s research specialties are focused on environmental geography; biogeography; as well as urban ecology, forestry and hydrology. Her research interests span from heavy metal contamination; ecological risk assessment; watershed management; hydrologic and water quality modeling; land use modeling; and population projection to impacts of global changes on water infrastructure. Currently, she is undertaking a few funded research projects, including the study of the impacts of global changes on water resources and the modeling of harmful algae bloom under future climate and land management changes.

Positions and Work Experience

1981 -1982 Assistant Professor, University of East Asia, Macau,

1982 -1984 Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

1984 -1985 Assistant Professor, The University of California, Los Angeles,

1985 -To Present Assistant/Associate/Professor, The University of Cincinnati, Ohio,

1994 -1995 Research Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

1997 -2001 Research Faculty, US Environmental Protection Agency,

2001 -2003 Environmental Consultant , US Environmental Protection Agency,

2012 - Interim Department Head, University of Cincinnati,

1992 -1993 IPA Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency,

2019 - Interim Director of Environmental Studies Program, University of Cincinnati,

Research Support

Grant: #EPA CR827679-01-0 Investigators:Susanna T.Y.Tong 1999 -2001 USEPA An Exploratory Approach to Assessing the Influences of Environmental Factores on Fish Community Distribution and Health Role:PI Completed Type:Grant

USEPA Research Assistantship Completed Type:Fellowship

Grant: #EP-C-05-056 Investigators:Makram Suidan, Steve Buchberger, Susanna T.Y. Tong, Ni-Bin Chang, Robert Clark, Walter Grayman, Zhiwei Li 08-23-2007 -09-30-2008 USEPA, Pegasus Technical Services Multi-Scale Infrastructure Characterization Studies Water Resources Adaptation Program (WRAP) - Infrastructure Role:Co-PI Completed Type:Contract Level:National

Grant: #WA#3-52T4 Investigators:Makram Suidan, Susanna T.Y. Tong 09-30-2008 -09-29-2009 USEPA, Pegasus Technical Services Multi-Scale Infrastructure Characterization Studies Water Resources Adaptation Program (WRAP) - Infrastructure Role:PI Completed Type:Contract Level:National

1984 The Hong Kong Government Environmental Research Grant Role:PI $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

1986 -1992 Ohio Board of Regents Equipment Grants for the Physical Geography and Micro-Computer Laboratories Role:PI $70,000 Completed Level:State

1990 University of Cincinnati University Program Advisory Committee Grant Role:PI $10,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

1994 Hong Kong Government UPGC Research Grant $20,000 Completed

1994 -1995 Lee Hysan Foundation Research Grant $50,000 Completed Type:Grant

1991 -1992 USEPA Co-operative Agreement Role:PI $50,000 Completed Type:Grant

1999 -2012 USEPA USEPA Graduate Internships for Ph.D. and M.A. students $260,000 Completed

2007 US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Grant Contract $6,000 Completed Type:Grant

2007 -2008 US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Grant Contract $ 65,000 Completed Type:Grant

2008 -2009 US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Grant Contract $ 62,000 Completed Type:Grant

2010 US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Grant Contract $ 86,997 Completed

Grant: #EPC-11-006 Investigators:Susanna Tong 2011 -2012 US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Grant Contract: Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:PI $ 101,451 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

2011 SkySentry LLC, Department of Defense $69,985 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: ##EP-C-11-006 Investigators:Susanna T. Y. Tong 09-30-2012 -09-29-2013 USEPA Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastrure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:PI $71,740 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Susanna T.Y. Tong 2012 -2013 USEPA Graduate internship $27,000 Completed Type:Fellowship

Grant: #CR827679-01-0 Investigators:Tong, Tak Yung 09-22-1999 -09-21-2000 Environmental Protection Agency An Exploratory Approach to Assessing the Influences of Environmental Factors on Fish Community Distribution and Health Role:PI $49,998.00 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #EP-C-05-056/PEG2-52T1UC Investigators:Buchberger, Steven; Suidan, Makram; Tong, Tak Yung 09-30-2007 -12-31-2010 Environmental Protection Agency Multi-Scale Infrastructure Characterization Studies-Task 1 Role:Collaborator $480,547.00 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #EP-C-05-056/PEG3-52T4UC Investigators:Suidan, Makram; Tong, Tak Yung 09-30-2008 -12-31-2010 Environmental Protection Agency Multiscale infrastructure characterization studies task 4 Role:PI $138,883.00 Completed

Grant: #EP-C-11-06/PEG1-451UC Investigators:Sorial, George; Tong, Tak Yung 10-17-2011 -09-29-2013 Environmental Protection Agency Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes, Task 1 Role:PI $141,876.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #EP-C-11-006/PEG UC WA#3-45,Task 1 Investigators:Sorial, George; Tong, Tak Yung; Wang, Xinhao 11-22-2013 -09-29-2014 Environmental Protection Agency Pegasus sub EPA WA 3-45, Task 1 Role:PI $120,293.00 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #7500127120 / W91278-10-D-0104 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Liu, Hongxing; Tong, Tak Yung 10-15-2014 -04-30-2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Quality Ground Truth Data Collection to Support Algorithm Development and Map part II (second $10K) Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Completed Type:Grant

2016 USEPA Grant Contract Role:PI $7,000 Completed Type:Grant

2017 USEPA Grant Contract Role:PI $3,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #EP-C-11-006 / PEG WA#4-45,Task 1,2,3 Investigators:Sorial, George; Tong, Tak Yung; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng 02-18-2015 -09-29-2015 Environmental Protection Agency Pegasus sub EPA WA 4-45, Task 1 / Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Role:Collaborator $46,824 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #UOC-18-S-019 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Liu, Hongxing; Tong, Tak Yung 04-17-2018 -09-30-2018 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE - Grad Student Summer Support and Algorithm Dev Role:Collaborator $45,000.00 Completed Type:Grant

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

 Home Sweet Home? A Study of Household Dust Contamination in Hong Kong . The Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 256. (with K.C. Lam) 

Land Use as a Mitigation Strategy for the Water Quality Impacts of Global Warming: A Scenario Analysis on Two Watersheds in the Ohio River Basin. Environmental Engineering and Policy, Vol. 2. (with A. J. Liu and J. A. Goodrich)

An Integrated Exploratory Approach to Examining the Relationships of Environmental Stressors and Fish Responses. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery, Vol. 9.

Modeling the Relationship Between Land Use and Surface Water Quality. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 66. (with W. Chen)

Investigating the Water Quality Impacts of Future Land-use and Climate Changes in the Little Miami River Watershed. Middle States Geographer, Vol. 35. (with A.J. Liu and J.A. Goodrich)

Modelling the Hydrologic Effects of Land-Use and Climate Changes. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Vol. 6. (with A.J. Liu)

Climate Change Impacts on Nutrient and Sediment Loads in a Midwestern Agricultural Watershed. Journal of Environmental Informatics,  Vol. 9. (with A.J. Liu and  J.A. Goodrich)

Modeling the Impacts of Farming Practices on Water Qualities in the Little Miami River Basin. Environmental Management, Vol. 39. (with S. Naramngam)  

Toxic Effects of Chromic Sulphate on the Common Carp, Cyprinus caprio. Toxicology Letters, Vol. 10. (with M.H. Wong, W.M. Lau, W.K. Liu, and K.C. Luk)

The Physical Environment of Pearl River Delta and Its Effects on Economic Development.  Occasional Paper, Geography Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Economic Development and the Physical Environment of the Pearl River Delta: An Overview. Occasional Paper, Geography Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong. (with K.Y. Wong)

The Effects of Temperature and Moisture on Seed Germination of a Few Native Species in a Semi-arid Environment. Occasional Paper, Geography Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Use of Environmental Scalars in Vegetation Survey. Occasional Paper, Geography Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Bioassay Test of Landfill Leachate Uisng Seeds of Brassica chinensis and Cynodon dactylon. Occasional Paper, Geography Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong. (with M.H. Wong)

Bioassay Test of Landfill Leachate Using Brassica chinensis and Cynodon dactylon. Conservation & Recycling, Vol. 7. (with M.H. Wong)

The Germination Responses of Aristida coerulescens, Helictotrichon filifolium and Helichrysum stoechas to Temperature and Water Stress. International Journal of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Vol. 13.

An Approach to Synthetic Environmental Surrogates Construction. International Journal of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Vol. 14.

On Non-Metric Multidimensional Scaling Ordination and Interpretation of the Matorral Vegetation in Lowland Murcía. Vegetatio, Vol. 79.

Roadside Dusts and Soils Contamination in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Environmental Management, Vol. 14.

The Hydrologic Effects of Urban Land Use: A Case Study of the Little Miami River Basin. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 19.

Growth Analysis of Aristida coerulescens and Helictotrichon filifolium Seedlings Under Simulated Temperature and Nutrient Conditions. Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 19.

The Retention of Copper and Lead Particulate Matter in Plant Foliage and Forest Soil.  Environment International, Vol. 17.

The Concentration Profile of Heavy Metals in an Urban Forest. Environmental Technology, Vol. 12. (with P. Farrell)

The Use of Non-metric Multi-dimensional Scaling as an Ordination Technique in Resource Survey Evaluation: A Case Study from Southeast Spain. Applied Geography, Vol. 23.

Lead Contamination in Urban Soil and Water. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica, Vol. 27.

Are the Nurseries and Kindergartens Safe for Our Kids? The Hong Kong Study.  The Science of the Total Environment, Vol.  216. (with K.C. Lam)

Indoor and Outdoor Household Dust Contamination in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 20. 

Assessing the Water Quality Impacts of Future Land-Use Changes in an Urbanizing Watershed. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol. 26.  (with A.J. Liu and J.A. Goodrich)

Using HSPF to Model the Hydrologic and Water Quality Impacts of Riparian Land-use Change in a Small Watershed. Journal of Environmental Informatics, Vol. 17. (with Z. Liu)

Predicting Plausible Impacts of Sets of Climate and Land Use Change Scenarios on Water Resources. Applied Geography, Vol 32.  (with Y.Sun, T.Ranatunga, J. He  and Y.J. Yang)  

Generating a Future Land-use Change Scenario: A Case Study of the Little Miami River Watershed, Ohio. Journal of Environmental Informatics, Vol. 19(2). (with Yu Sun and Y. Jeff Yang). 

Environmental and Economic Implications of Various Conservative Agricultural Practices in the Upper Little Miami River Basin. Agricultural Water Management, Vol. 119.  (with Sarawith Naramngam).

Exploring the Effects of Population Growth on Future Land Use Change in the las Vegas Wash Watershed. An Integrated Approach of Geospatial Modeling and Analytics. Environment, Development and Sustainability. (with Yu Sun, Mao Fang, and Y. Jeffrey Yang).

A Total Water Management Analysis of the Las Vegas Wash Watershed, Nevada. Physical Geography. Published online April 24, 2014. (with Thusahra Ranatunga. Yu Sun, Y. Jeffrey Yang).

Impacts of Global Change on Municipal Water Distribution Systems ASCE, Vol. 340 (3) (with Steve Buchberger, Walter Grayman, Robert Clark, and Z. Li)

Simulating the Hydrologic Impacts of Land Cover and Climate Changes in a Semi-arid Watershed. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 60 (9-10). (with Heyin Chen, Heng Yang, Y. Jeffrey Yang)

Comparison of Satellite Reflectance Algorithms for Estimating Chlorophyll-a in a Temperate Reservoir Using Coincident Hyperspectral Aircraft Imagery and Dense Coincident Surface Observation. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 178:15-30. (with Richard Beck, Shengan Zhan, Hongxing Liu, Bo Yang, Dana Macke, Mark Martin, Garrett Stillings, Richard Stump, Haibin Su)

Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change and Urbanization: in the Las Vegas Wash Watershed, Nevada. Journal of Water and Climate Change. Published online July 2016. (with Heng Yang, Heyin Chen, Y. Jeffrey Yang)

An Approach to Sensitivity Analysis in Watershed Hydrologic Modeling. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Published online August 2016.  (with Thusahra Ranatunga, Y. Jeffrey Yang)

Modeling the Cost-effectiveness of Stormwater Best Management Practices in an Arid and Urbanized Sub-watershed. Applied Geography. Vol. 76. (with Yu Sun, Y. Jeffrey Yang)

Comparison of Satellite Reflectance Algorithms for Estimating Phycocyanin Values and Cyanobacterial Total Biovolume in a Temperate Reservoir Using Coincident Hyperspectral Aircraft Imagery and Dense Coincident Surface Observations. Remote Sensing. Vol. 9, 538.  (with Richard Beck, Min Xu, Shengan Zhan, Hongxing Liu, Richard A. Johansen, Bo Yang, Song Shu, Qiusheng Wu, Shujie Wang, Kevin Berling, Andrew Murray, Erich Emery, Molly Reif, Joseph Harwood, Jade Young, Mark Martin, Garrett Stillings, Richard Stumpf, Haibin Su, Zhaoxia Ye and Yan Huang)

Determining the Optimal BMP Arrangement under Current and Future Climate Regimes: Case Study Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 143(9).  (with Rong Fan, Joong Gwang Lee)

An Approach for Rapid Change Detection of Semi-arid Riparian Habitat Using Color-infrared Aerial Photography for Habitat Assessment of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher: A Case Study in Mesquite, Nevada, USA. Journal of Conservation Planning, Vol 13 (3).  (with Terri Jacobs).

Peer Reviewed Conference/Workshop Proceedings

An Integrated Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Global Warming and Land-Use Changes on Surface Runoff. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4): Problems, Prospects and Research Needs. Banff, Alberta, Canada: GIS/EM4. (with A.J. Liu and J.A. Goodrich)

Assessing the Water Quality Impacts of Global Climate Change in Southwestern Ohio, USA. In  Proceedings of the 25th Annual Applied Geography Conference. Binghamton, New York. (with A.J. Liu and J.A. Goodrich)

Into the Looking Glass: A View of the Water Quality Impacts of Future Land-use Developments in the Little Miami River Watershed. In Proceedings of the AWRA 2002 Annual Water Resources Conference.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (with A.J. Liu and J.A. Goodrich)

National Hydroclimatic Change and Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment: Region-specific Adaptation Factors. In Proceedings of the EPA’s First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change. EPA 600/R-09/010,Crystal City, Virginia. 2009. (with Y. J. Yang, S. Buchberger, R.M. Clark, W. Grayman, Z. Li and N.-B. Chang).

Source Water Protection in Small and Head Water Watershed under Future Hydroclimatic and Land Use Conditions. In Proceedings of the Watershed Innovations in Watershed Management Under Land Use and Climate Change, EWRI Watershed Management,  Madison, Wisconsin.  (with Y.J. Yang and J.A. Goodrich)

Impacts of Global Change on Municipal Water Distribution Systems.  In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, Water Distribution Systems Analysis, Kruger National Park, South Africa.  (with S.G. Buchberger, W.M. Grayman, R.M. Clark, Z. Li and Y. J. Yang)

Smart Urban Growth through Iterative System Modeling of Infrastructure Planning Scenarios for Optimized Water-Energy-Climate Benefits. In Proceedings 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting,  (with Y. J. Yang, X. Wang, H. Wei, T. Keener, C.Impellitteri, T. Speth, D. Murray, J. Neal, A. Hinchman, L.Jacobsen and M. Fang). 

Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Discharge and Water Quality in an Arid Urbanized Watershed.  In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts,  (with T. Ranatunga and J. Yang)

Modeling Riparian Landuse Changes on Water Quality in East Fork, Ohio. In Proceedings of the 2004 AWRA Summer Conference. Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers: Multi-scale Structure, Function and Management, Olympic Valley, California, (with Zhongwei Liu)

Modeling Wildfire Ignition Distribution and Making Prediction of Human-caused Wildfire. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI'16: July 25-28, 2017, Las Vegas, USA (with Weichen Ouyang, Chia Yung Han)

Book Chapter

Relationships Among Environmental Stressors and Fish Community Composition and Health: Case Study of Chesapeake. In Managing for Healthy Ecosystems, Part II, Issues and Methods, Managing for Biodiversity (ed. D. Rapport, W. Lasley, D. Rolston, O. Nielsen, C. Qualset and A. Damania), Lewis Publishers.

Geography of the Pearl River Delta: An Introduction.  In Resources & Development of the Pearl River Delta (ed. V.F.S. Sit), Wide Angle Press, pp. 3-23. (with K.Y. Wong)

City Ground Pollution in Czechoslovakia.  In Environmental Issues and Governance in the CSFR and USA (ed. J. Drdos).

Assessing the Water Quality Impacts of Global Climate Change in Southwestern Ohio, U.S.A.  In Selected Readings in Applied Climatology (eds. R.V. Rohli and T.A. Joyner), Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 181–193 (with A. Liu and J. Goodrich)

Encyclopedia Article

Water Quality. In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology (IEG), John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Review

Forests and Forestry in China by S.D. Richards. Island Press. Professional Geographer, Vol. 43.

The Changing Geography of China by Frank Leeming. Blackwell. Professional Geographer, Vol.46

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(1993. ) The Impacts of Global Warming in the Ohio River Basin .Departmental Colloquium, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky.

(1994. ) Heavy Metal Pollution in American Cities .Departmental Seminar, Department of Biology, Miami University.

(1995. ) Dust Contamination in the Housing Estates of Hong Kong .Seminar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

(2010. ) Hydrologic Ramifications of Global Changes .Department Colloquium, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Lecture

(2004. ) Simulating the Hydrologic Effects of Global Climate and Land-use Changes .Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University.

(1995. ) Dust Contamination in the Housing Estates of Hong Kong .The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

(2010. ) Hydrologic Ramifications of Global Changes .Miami University.

(1992. ) City Ground Pollution in Czechoslovakia .Czechoslovakia.

Paper Presentations

(2001. ) Assessing the Hydrologic Effects of Land Use .Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference. Level:Regional

(1980. ) An Ordination Analysis of Semi-arid Vegetation in S.E. Spain - An Approach to the Quantitative Interpretation of Non-metric Multidimensional Scaling .United Kingdom.

(1983. ) Geography of the Pearl River Delta .Hong Kong.

(1983. ) Effects of Landfill Leachate and Plant Characteristics: A Case Study of Gin Drinker's Bay, Hong Kong .Hong Kong.

(1985. ) Ecological Change on Topoclimate Gradients in South-East Spain: Evidence for Global Warming at Middle Latitudes. Duchas Program .Galway, Ireland.

(1987. ) Urbanization and its Hydrological Impacts .Oregon.

(1988. ) Roadside Dusts: A Neglected Non-Point Source Pollution .Phoenix, Arizona.

(1989. ) The Physical Functions of Urban Forests: A Case Study of Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati .Baltimore, Maryland.

(1989. ) A Flood Frequency Analysis of the Little Miami River Basin .Athens, Ohio.

(1991. ) The Hydrologic Effects of Urban Land Use .Toledo, Ohio.

(1991. ) Lead Contamination in City Soil and Water .Czech & Slovak Federated Republics.

(1992. ) Residential Dust Contamination in Cincinnati .San Diego, California.

(1999. ) An Exploratory Approach to Assessing the Influences of Environmental Factors on Fish Community Composition and Health .Sacramento, California.

(1999. ) The Association of Land Use/Land Cover and Nutrient Levels in Maryland Streams .Cincinnati, Ohio.

(2000. ) Using Land Use as a Mitigation Strategy for the Water Quality Impacts of Global Warming: A Scenario Analysis on Two Watersheds in the Ohio River Basin .Portland, Oregon.

(2000. ) An Integrated Methodology for Assessment the Impacts of Global Warming and Land- Use Changes on Surface Runoff: A Scenario Analysis on Two Watersheds in the Ohio River Basin .Banff, Canada.

(2002. ) Assessing the Water Quality Impacts of Global Climate Change in Southwestern Ohio .Binghamton, New York.

(2003. ) Investigating the Water Quality Impacts of Future Land-Use and Climate Changes in the Little Miami River Watershed. Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

(2003. ) Using Land-Use Change as an Adaptation Response to the Water Quality Impacts of Global Climate Change .Trieste, Italy.

(2003. ) Assessing the Relative and Combined Impacts of Future Land-Use and Climate Changes on Nonpoint Source Pollution .Three Gorges Dam Construction Site, China.

(2004. ) Prototype Applications of Remote Sensing in Monitoring Land and Water Surfaces and Detecting Possible Bioterrorism Activities .Cincinnati, Ohio.

(2004. ) Modeling Riparian Landuse Changes on Water Quality in East Fork, Ohio. Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers: Multi-scale Structure, Function and Management .Olympic Valley, California.

(2008. ) Modeling the Impacts of Agricultural Management Practices on Water Quality in the Little Miami River Basin. Boston, MA.

(2008. ) Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Water Infrastructure: Ohio as a Case Study .Boston, MA.

(2008. ) Impacts of Global Change on Municipal Water Distribution Systems .Kruger National Park, South Africa.

(2010. ) Source Water Protection in Small and Head Water Watershed under Future Hydroclimatic and Land Use Conditions. Watershed Innovations in Watershed Management Under Land Use and Climate Change .Madison, Wisconsin.

(2010. ) Smart Urban Growth through Iterative System Modeling of Infrastructure Planning Scenarios for Optimized Water-Energy-Climate Benefits .Salt Lake City, Utah.

(2010. ) Basin Scale Hydrologic Modeling to Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on River Flow: A Case Study of the Little Miami River, Ohio .Washington D.C..

(2010. ) Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Discharge and Water Quality in Las Vegas Wash, Nevada .

(2010. ) Sustainable Water-supply in Las Vegas .Las Vegas, Nevada.

(1991. ) The Distribution of Heavy Metals in an Urban Forest .Miami, Florida.

(2011. ) Water Energy Climate in a Sustainable Urban Environment .Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(2011. ) Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Discharge and Water Quality in an Arid, Urbanized Watershed .San Francisco, California.

(2013. ) Assessment of the Hydrologic Effects of Vegetation in an Arid Watershed: A Case Stduy in Lower Virgin River Watershed .Los Angeles, CA. Conference.

(2013. ) Total Water Mangement in a Semi-arid Urbanized Watershed: A Case Study of Las Vegas .Los Angeles, CA.

(2013. ) Assessment of the Best Management Practice3s under Future Climate and Land-use Change Scenarios of the Las Vegas Wash Watershed .Los Angeles, CA.

(2013. ) Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Best Managemnt Practices under the Current and Future Climatic Regimes in the Lower Price Hill, Cincinnati .Los Angeles, CA.

(2013. ) Integrating Strategic Environemntal Assessment and GIS to Evaluate Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Watershed Management Planning .Los Angeles, CA.

(2013. ) A System Approach on Adaptive Prediciton-Monitoring-Control of Disinfection By-Producet Formation in Water Supplies .Cincinnati, OH.

(2013. ) A Systems Approach to Manage Water Quality through Integrated Model Projections .Cincinnati, OH.

(2008. ) Red Wolf Habitat Assessment of the Daniel Boone National Forest: GIS Road Density Analysis .Boston, Massachusetts.

(2009. ) Predicting Future Urbanization at the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed in Ohio .Las Vegas, Nevada.

(2010. ) How May Future Urbanization Affect the Water Availability in the Las Vegas Wash Watershed? .Washington, D.C.

(2011. ) Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Discharge and Water Quality in Las Vegas Wash, Nevada .Seattle, Washington.

(2014. ) Evaluation of the efficacy of different best management practices under current and future climate and land use change regimes in Dry Creek – Ohio River Basin .Tampa, Florida.

(2015. ) Modeling hydrologic effects of future land use and climate changes in the Upper Mill Creek Watershed in Ohio .Chicago, Illinois.

(2016. ) Modeling of urban wetlands and stormwater ponds for runoff management adaptation to hydroclimatic changes in semiarid Las Vegas .Changsu, China.

(2016. ) Modeling wildfire ignition distribution and making prediction of human-caused wildfire .Las Vegas, Nevada.

(2017. ) Human-environment interactions in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, Florida .Boston, Massachusetts.

(2018. ) The Plausible Impacts of Land Conservation and Future Climate Change on Water Yield and Nutrient Delivery in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, Central Florida .New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honors and Awards

Science Consultant to the United Nations drafting the “Term of Reference” on watershed management strategies Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Recognition

1976 -1980 UNESCO Postgraduate Studentship

1979 -1980 British Council Award

1978 Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Award

1981 Thomas Woodock Award

1983 University Faculty Research Award Chinese University of Hong Kong

1987 -1992 University Research Council Travel Awards for 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992

1992 Selected by the State Department as one of the twelve delegates to visit Czechoslovakia

1993 -1995 Elected as a board member of the Biogeography Specialty Group, the Association of American Geographers

1995 -1997 Elected as the treasurer of the Biogeography Specialty Group, the Association of American Geographers

2000 -2002 Served as a peer review panelist to review research proposals for the USEPA STAR Award, Washington DC

2003 -2004 Served as a Science Consultant to the United Nations in drafting a “Term of Reference” on trans-boundary watershed management strategies

2004 -2006 Served as a peer review panelist for the NSF Geography and Regional Science Program for a two-year term

2013 Expert interview for the "Climate Change" exhibit in Cincinnati Museum Center

2014 Served on Small Business Innovation Research Program, Air Quality: Air Pollution Monitoring and Control

2016 Served as a peer review panelist for the NSF and USDA-NIFA Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water (INFEWS)

2011 -2012 Served as a peer review panelist to review research proposals for the USEPA STAR awards

Service

Asian Studies Program Director Level:University 1988 -2002

(Geography Department Graduate Admissions Committee ) Committee Chair Level:Department

(Committee on Cincinnatus Association Prize in Geography ) Committee Chair Level:Department

(Search Committee for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Political Science and Director of Asian Studies ) Committee Member Level:College

(Space Committee ) Committee Member Level:Department

(Graduate Committee ) Committee Member Level:Department

( McMicken Scholars Honors Program Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Geography Department Headship Review Committee ) Committee Member Level:Department

(Geography Department PhD Comprehensive Examination Committee ) Committee Member Level:Department

NSF Geography and Regional Science Program (peer review panelist ) Committee Member Level:National 2004 -2006

USEPA (peer review panelist for the USEPA STAR Award ) Committee Member Level:National

Geography Department (McNee Award Committee ) Committee Chair Level:Department

Geography Department Department Head Level:Department 2012

Environmental Studies Program Program Director Level:College 2019

Geography Department (2+2 Program ) Program Director Level:Department 2014

Geography Department (Graduate Studies ) Program Director Level:Department 1988 -1996

(Vice Provostal Committee for Expenditure of Capital Funds ) Committee Member Level:University

(Faculty Senate Human Relations Committee ) Committee Member Level:University

(University-wide Small Projects Committee ) Committee Member Level:University

(University Research Council Committee ) Committee Member Level:University

(Fact Finding Committee for Grievance Petition ) Committee Member Level:University

(Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D. Program Committee ) Committee Member Level:University

( Environmental Studies Program Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Office of Vice President for Research and Advanced Studies Riverbend Project ) Committee Member Level:University

(Asian Studies Program Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Strategic Planning Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(General Education Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Holmes Science Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(International Studies Program Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Admissions, Enrollment and Retention Task Force ) Committee Member Level:College

(Design Team Committee ) Committee Member Level:College

(Operations Committee of the International Engineering Program ) Committee Member Level:University

(Search Committee for a Library Informationist for UC Library ) Committee Member Level:University

(Search Committee for open positions for the Environmental Pathway for the College of Engineering ) Committee Member Level:University

(Search Committee for a visiting professor in medical geography ) Committee Chair Level:Department

(Search Committee for a Coordinator for the UC Science Van ) Committee Member Level:University

(Search Committee for Chinese and Japanese Assistant Professors ) Committee Member Level:College

Keywords

Environmental geography, biogeography, hydrologic modeling, land use modeling, global changes, heavy metals contamination, ecological services, algal blooms, wildfire, ecological impact assessment, urban floods

Professional Affiliation

1988: Member International Association for Vegetation Science,

1985: Member Ecological Society of America,

1984: Member Association of American Geographers,

Courses Taught

15-GEOG-103 BIOGEOG:ENV GEOG 3 Level:Undergraduate

15-GEOG-770 SEMINAR ENVIR GEOG Level:Graduate

15-GEOG-262 PEOPLE&ENVIRONMENT Level:Undergraduate

15-GEOG-303 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOG Level:Undergraduate

15-GEOG-236 GEOG SO & EA ASIA Level:Undergraduate

15-GEOG-573 THE URBAN HABITAT Level:Both

15-GEOG-103H INT ENVIR GEOG III Level:Undergraduate

15-GEOG-113 ENVIRN GEOG LAB III Level:Undergraduate

-GEOG-1001 INTRO PHYS GEOG Level:Undergraduate

-GEOG-1011 WEATHR, CLIM BIOSPH Level:Undergraduate

-GEOG-1012 LANDFORMS & SOILS Level:Undergraduate

-GEOG-2061 PEOPLE & ENVIR 1 Level:Undergraduate

-GEOG-2062 PEOPLE & ENVIR 2 Level:Undergraduate

Advanced Environmental Geog Level:Undergraduate

Urban Habitat Level:Both