Wei Liu

Wei Liu carried out research into integrated adaptive management of complex socio-ecological systems, with a geographical focus on China.

Wei Liu joined IIASA just after completing his PhD in Wildlife Conservation and Wildland Management at Michigan State University. There, Liu studied how various conservation and development programs in the Wolong Nature Reserve in China impacted panda habitat and populations and the local community there.

At IIASA, Liu took his research further, by developing models and scenarios to investigate how changing land use affects ecosystem service provision and natural hazard vulnerability in the reserve. His study explored how well payment for ecosystem service (PES) programs work in encouraging conservation, and how these programs affect people.

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Funding: IIASA Postdoctoral Program

Nationality: Chinese

Program: Risk and Resilience Program

Dates: October 2012 – October 2014

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