Xiao Liu

XiaoPersonal History

Growing up near a beautiful coast in China, I gained my love for water and rocks. Studying in major about soil and water presented a good basic for my research. I have a strong desire to learn more about nature and help to improve the environment. Satellite-based Estimates of Groundwater Depletion in India by Matthew Rodell published in Nature in 2009 attracted my attention on ground water, which shown in the article, changed more considerably than surface water in India. It is significantly important and challenging, so I made my decision to focus on groundwater more than surface water in my following career.

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring groundwater and how to use groundwater best for human.  I’m currently focused on coupling human and natural systems and improve water resources sustainability in metropolis.


  • M.S.   Michigan State University                       Environmental Geosciences                 2013-Present
  • M.S.   Beijing Normal University, China          Hydrology and Water Resources        2010-2013
  • B.S.    Beijing Forestry University, China         Soil and Water Conservation              2006-2010

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