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Associate Professor
Department of Geography

Email: lan@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-5932
Office: SH-315

Li An is Associate Professor at Department of Geography and Adjunct Professor at Research Center of Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his B.S from Peking University in 1989, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences (Systems Ecology; 1992) and Michigan State University (Statistics; 2002), and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2003. With research interests in spatial analysis, GeoComputation, landscape ecology, and complexity theory, An published his research in prestigious journals such as Annals of Association of American Geographers (flagship journal in geography), Ecological Modeling, Ecological Economics, and Science. He was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology from the USA Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists. While his research projects are broadly distributed over the globe (e.g., Nepal, Ghana, USA, and China), An has particular interests in socioeconomic and environmental issues in China. He has recently established a research-education-outreach partnership with RCEES of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve (China), and the Zoological Society of San Diego. His research projects have been reported by SDSU Website (front page) and The 360 Magazine (The Magazine of San Diego State University). His service at SDSU includes paper reviews for top journals in geography and related disciplines, grant proposal reviews for federal agencies such as NSF, and mentoring of Ph.D. students and M.S./M.A. students.


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