Dr Yunxia Wang

Dr Yunxia Wang


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Geography. I currently work on a project on “Plot-based analysis of South American Ecosystem Carbon Cycling”. This project will deliver a new understanding of spatial-temporal changes in biomass, productivity, and mortality across the Amazon rainforests. 

I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. My research is focused on the large-scale analysis of secondary forest dynamics and mapping tropical forest disturbances through time-series remote sensing approaches. 


Research interests

  • Land use/land cover change
  • Tropical degradation and deforestation
  • Remote Sensing applications
  • Google Earth Engine (GEE) programming
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  • PhD, Physical Geography, University of Leeds, 2019
  • MSc, Land Use Management, Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University, 2015
  • BSc, Engineering Management, Northeast Forestry University, 2012