Dr. Ge Sun is senior Research Hydrologist with the United States Department of Agricultural Forest Service, Southern Research Station and USDA professor of hydrology at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also holds adjunct professorship with the University of Toledo, Auburn University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Forestry University. Over the past 20 years, he has conducted forest hydrological research on various ecosystems, from Florida’s cypress swamps in the humid southeastern U.S. to northern China’s Loess Plateau and Mongolia dry lands. He served as hydrology expert for US Forest Service International Program’s Mission in Mexico, Africa, and China. His research contributes to regional and national assessments of climate change and vegetation management impacts on water and carbon resources. Currently, he is leading several NSF and USDA funded studies to examine the regional interactions between climate, water and carbon, and land use change by employing research tools from eddy covariance techniques, paired watersheds, and remote sensing-based integrated simulation models. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Beijing Forestry University and a Ph.D. of Forest Hydrology from the University of Florida. He has published over 100 articles and a book on hydrology, ecosystem ecology, watershed management and global change. He is Associate Editor of Journal of American Water Resources Association.
Special Contribution: Guest Editor of the Special Issue of BJECC on Interactions of Forests, Climate, Water Resources, and Humans in a Changing Environment.