Dr. Ge Sun is senior Research Hydrologist with the Southern Research Station, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and USDA professor of hydrology at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the past 20+ years, he has conducted 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 Asia. His research contributes to regional and national assessments of climate change and land management impacts on water resources. He has co-published more than 200+ articles and several books on hydrology, ecosystem ecology, watershed management, and global change. He received several distinguished awards including Fellow of the American Water Resources Association. In 2017, he received USFS Chief’s Honor Award “Apply Knowledge Globally’ and “Distinguished Science Award” in Research and Development in recognition of sustained research productivity, innovative leadership, and applied forest and water sciences. Dr. Sun is currently a Senior Editor of Ecological Processes and has served as an editorial board member for several leading journals in forestry and watershed sciences. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Beijing Forestry University and a Ph.D. in forest hydrology from the University of Florida.
Research areas: forest hydrology, ecohydrological modeling, water and carbon cycling, watershed management, wetland hydrology