My research focuses on compound extreme events, which are the concurrent or consecutive occurrences of multiple hazards or events that lead to disastrous repercussions even though the individual hazards or/and events may not be extreme, particularly compound drought and hot events. Specifically, I study the characteristics (including frequency, duration, magnitude, and severity) and variations based on observation and climate models, agricultural impact, and drivers (like ENSO) of compound drought and hot events. Recently I was working on a typical spatially compounding event (i.e., concurrent crop failure at different regions) and compound drought and hot events in hydrological cycle. Please visit this page for a list of my publications.
I love my research. It’s always challenging, but it also gives me a lot of sense of accomplishment when I’m working hard to solve a tough problem. This drives me to constantly explore my potential. For me, the process of exploring scientific research is also a process of self-discovery, which is very interesting.