Wentao Yang

Wentao Yang


Academic visitor from Nov. 2022 to Nov 2023, School of Geography, University of Leeds

Staff since 2015, School of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University

Visiting scholar during 2013-2014, ITC, University of Twente.

PhD in Natural Disasters, 2010-2015, Beijing Normal University.

BS in Geographic Sciences, 2006-2010,Lanzhou University.

Research interests

I have been working on mass wasting processes. I use optical images to extract landslides that were triggered by earthquakes or precipitation.  I am also interested in detecting landslide precursors by using various techniques including InSAR and sub-pixel offset tracking methods with optical remote sensing. All these works will lead to a holistic understanding of the spatial/temporal pattern of landslide activities in the mountain environments.

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  • PhD in Natural Disaster
  • BS in Geography

Student education

Teach Physical Geography, Natural Hazard and Risk Analysis; Cartography, et al.

Supervise MSc students