LIU, Yong

LIU, Yong

Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Management
Research interests: Environmental planning; Watershed science
Tel/fax: 86-10-62753184


Ph.D., Environmental Science, Peking University, 2007
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002
B.A., Environmental Economics, Renmin University, 2002


2009–present, Assistant Professor, Peking University
2007–2009, Postdoc Research Fellow, University of Michigan


Undergraduate course: Environmental planning (with Professor GUO, Huaicheng)

Graduate course: Environmental planning (with Professor GUO, Huaicheng)


Lake-Watershed Interaction and Management; Environmental Planning under Uncertainty


  • Zhao L, Li Y Z, Zou R, He B, Zhu X, Liu Y, Wang J S, Zhu Y G. A three-dimensional water quality modeling approach for exploring the eutrophication responses to load reduction scenarios in Lake Yilong (China). Environmental Pollution, 2013, 177,13–21.
  •  Liu Y, Arhonditsis G B, Stow A C, Scavia D. Predicting the hypoxic-volume in Chesapeake Bay with the Streeter-Phelps model: A Bayesian approach. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2011, 47(6), 1348–1363.
  • Liu Y, Zou R, Guo H C. A risk explicit interval linear programming model for uncertainty-based nutrient-reduction optimization for the Lake Qionghai Watershed. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management- ASCE, 2011, 137(1), 83-91.
  • Liu Y, Zou R, Riverson J, Yang P J, Guo H C. Guided adaptive optimal decision making approach for uncertainty based watershed scale load reduction. Water Research, 2011, 45(16), 4885-4895.
  • Zou R, Liu Y, Riverson J, Parker A. A nonlinearity-interval mapping scheme for efficient waste load allocation simulation-optimization analysis. Water Resource Research, 2010, W08530.
  • Liu Y, Evans M A, Scavia D. Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Exploring Increasing Sensitivity to Nitrogen Loads. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44 (15), 5836–5841.
  • Liu Y, Guo H C, Yang P J. Exploring the influence of lake water chemistry on Chlorophyll-A: A multivariable statistical model analysis. Ecological Modelling, 2010,  221(4),681-688.
  • Scavia D, Liu Y. 2009. Exploring estuarine nutrient susceptibility. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (10): 3474-3479.
  • Liu Y, Yang P J, Hu C, Guo H C. Water quality modeling for load reduction under uncertainty: A Bayesian approach. Water Research, 2008,42(13), 3305-14. 
  •  Liu Y, Guo H C, Zhang Z X, Wang L J, Dai Y L, Fan Y Y. An optimization method based on scenario analyses for watershed management under uncertainty. Environmental Management, 2007, 39(5),678-690.


  • Liu Y, Zou R, Guo H C. Intelligent Watershed Management. 2012.Beijing: Science Press (in Chinese)
  • Liu Y, Guo H C. Lake-Watershed Ecosystem Management: Theory and Application. 2008. Beijing: Science Press (in Chinese).


  • Guo Huaicheng,Zhang Tianzhu,Wu Shunze,Liu Yong,Zhou Feng, et al. First Grade for Science & technology Development/Achievement of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Some Key Technologies of Environmental Planning and the Application, 2010.
  • Liu Yong. Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) Youth Science and Technology Award, 2012.
  • Editorial Board, Regional Environmental Change, 2011 to present


Dr. Liu's research focuses on environmental planning and watershed science. In the field of environmental planning, his current study is aimed to effectively solve the technical issues on optimal environmental decision making, i.e. uncertainty and nonlinear analysis. During the past years, he and collaborators have proposed some simulation and optimization models, such as the risk explicit interval linear programming, nonlinearity interval mapping scheme (NIMS) algorithm for simulation-optimization analysis, and guided adaptive optimal (GAO) decision making approach. In the field of watershed science, his research is mainly conducted on exploring the lake/estuarine eutrophication susceptibility to nutrient loading, intelligent watershed management (IWM), and watershed ecosystem management. Currently, he has put more emphasis on Lake Dianchi eutrophication control in Southwestern China.