Scientific Steering Committee, Beijing Nodal Office Coordinator
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research (IGSNRR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Jinwei Dong is Professor at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research (IGSNRR), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China. His research focuses on land cover and land use change (LCLUC) and environmental remote sensing, especially the application of advanced cloud-based geospatial processing technology. He has developed new algorithms to map rubber plantations and improve paddy rice mapping by using phenology-based approaches. Dr. Dong has also investigated the uncertainties of remote sensing data and remote sensing-based models while addressing ecological scientific questions. His current research interest centers on the monitoring of two typical land use change processes in monsoon Asia: paddy rice expansion in high latitude regions and the conversion of natural forests to plantations in tropical monsoon Asia. He is investigating changes in these landscapes and their regional climatic and ecological effects using multi-source remote sensing, in-situ observations, and modeling strategies.