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Ge Sun

Research Hydrologist
920 Main Campus, Dr. Venture Center 2, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-515-9498
Fax: 919-513-2978

Current Research

Effects of climate change and land management on water quantity and quality; Application of computer simulation models, GIS, and remote sensing in quantifying water balances at multiple temporal and spatial scales. Impacts of global change on water supply and demand. Forestry Best Management Practices in affecting and soil erosion and sedimenttransport in watersheds. Hydrology of forested wetland ecosystems under environmenal change; Impact of wildland fire on watershed hydrology. 

Current Projects:
  1. Measuring and modeling carbon and water flux dynamics and processes across a climatic and management gradients in the eastern U.S. and China
  2. Modeling the potential effects of climate change, landuse change, and population growth on water supply and demand in the continental U.S.
  3. Evaluating the effectiveness of forest buffers on water quality and flow generations in the Piedmont region of North Carolina
  4. Wildfire and Fuel Treatment Strategy Effects on Water Quantity across the Conterminous United States


Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, 1995
University of Florida
M.S. in Forest Hydrology, 1988
Beijing Forestry University
B.S. in Soil and Water Conservation, 1985
Beijing Forestry University

Awards and Recognition

2016 Southern Research Station Director's Distinguished Science Award, 2017
Fellow of American Water Resources Association, 2015
USFS Southern Research Station Director's Global Stewardship Award, 2009

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