- Assistant Professor
- Dept. of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
- Iowa State University
- 3019 Agronomy Hall
- Ames, IA 50011
- yuyuzhou at iastate.edu
Dr. Zhou's 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 global environmental change (e.g., urbanization, urban heat island, ecosystem phenology, energy supply and demand, and greenhouse gas emissions) and their potential solutions. His research focus has always been in quantifying spatiotemporal patterns of environmental change and developing modeling mechanisms to bridge the driving forces (both natural and socioeconomic factors) and consequences of environmental change so that the impacts of human activities on environment can be effectively measured, modeled, and evaluated.
I received my B.S. degree in geography and M.S. degree in remote sensing from Beijing Normal University and my Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from University of Rhode Island. Before moving to Iowa State University, I worked as a geography scientist in the Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
- Urban mapping and modeling
- Urban heat island and its enrionmental impacts
- High spatiotemporal energy use and emissions inventory
- Global energy demand and supply
- Water-Energy Nexus
- Climate change