Zhiqiang "Jason" Zhao

Zhiqiang "Jason" Zhao

Research Associate


Peking University                                                           Sept. 2006- Jul. 2013

Doctor of Philosophy in physical geography

Dissertation: Vegetation Dynamics and Climate Factors in Eco-geographical Transition Zones and Surrounding Areas of North China

Peking University                                                           Sept. 2002- Jul. 2006

B.S. in geography

B.S. in economics


Zhiqiang Zhao received his doctoral degree in physical geography from Peking University in July 2013, Zhiqiang was a postdoctoral associate in the Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science, working on the structure and dynamics of interrelationship in climate systems, and quantifying the synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services by taking complex network approach.

While at CSIS his research examines topics involving nature reserve networks, coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), and telecoupling.

Research Interests:

Coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), ecosystem service, climate change, ecological economics, telecoupling, complex networks, spatial modeling