Jie Gong joined CSIS and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as a visiting scholar. Gong is associate professor at Lanzhou University, China. His research interests are landscape pattern and ecological processes, land use change and its driving forces, land degradation and its control, ecological restoration in arid and semiarid area of China.
The paper "Coupled Human and Natural Systems" was ranked as one of the most read articles in Ambio.
Jack Liu was interviewed by Nature in December.