Prof. Xi Chen
Tianjin University, China
Brief Biography: Dr Xi Chen is Professor of School of Earth System Science at Tianjin University. His research is mainly focused on watershed hydrological and ecohydrological modeling, surface water and groundwater interactions and climate change impacts on hydrological cycle and water resources. He has led over 30 research projects supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation (including one major and two key projects), Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education of China. In the last ten years, he developed hydrological modeling for surface water and groundwater resources prediction under climate change and human activities, and integrated methodology for estimating flow and energy fluxes among the earth critical zone (from vegetation canopy to weathered rocks) in the southwest karst region. In recent years, he focused his research on interaction and co-evolution among climate-vegetation-hydrology under natural and artificial forcing. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and proceedings, among which over 100 are in the international hydrological literatures. He was awarded by the Ministry of Education, Jiangsu Province, and Ministry of Water Resources, China for the Merit of Making Science and Technological Progress in 2011, 2008 and 1996.