Dr. Liu, Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany, India (2008)
Yusheng (Christopher) Liu
Terrestrial Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironmental Studies, Evolutionary Biology
of Fossil Plants, Organismal Botany, & Paleoecology
Office: (423) 439-6920
Fax: (423) 439-5958
East Tennessee State
What's new about Dr. Liu's research/teaching?
May 28, 2013 - May 31, 2014: Postdoctoral
researcher, Dr. Yongjiang Huang from the Kunming Institute of Botany
(Chinese Academy of Sciences), works on the Cenozoic climates and
fossil plants from North America.
May 28-29, 2013: Give a
presentation at the 1-hour break-out session on "The Research of
Past Climate Change in Southern Appalachians and its Impact on STEM
Education," 2013 STEM Conference at East Tennessee State
Jan. 10, 2013: Propose to convene
a paleoclimate session "Quantitative Reconstructions of the
Large-Scale Cenozoic Terrestrial Climate Change" for
Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (Oct. 27-30, 2013).
Dec. 15, 2012:
Research was featured in the
North American issue
- Ever-Evolving Environment: Making Sense of Earth's Dramatically
Changing Climate (pp.26-28, No. 8, Jan.
2013) of the "International
Innovation - Disseminating science, research and technology,"
published by Research Media Ltd., UK.
August 23-30, 2012: attended
(International Palynological Conference) XIII/IOPC (International
Organization of Paleobotanical Congress) IX 2012 in Tokyo,
Chaired session SS12 (Cenozoic
plants and biosphere surrounding them: East Asian vegetational
responses in the critical climate change events of the Cenozoic)
Gave two oral presentations (Early
Quaternary vegetation and climate changes in the subtropical
East Asia and Vegetation
and climate changes across the Eocene-Oligocene Transition
(EOT): a case study from subtropical East Asia)
Chaired a roundtable discussion
on East Asian Paleobotany: Problems, Challenges, and
July 21-25, 2012: attended the
45th Annual Meeting of the AASP (American
Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists) in Lexington,
Kentucky and gave an oral presentation "Paleoclimate and
paleoecology in the southern Appalachians during the late Neogene."
March 13, 2012: submitted a
grant proposal "Low latitude vegetational response to climate
and environment changes in the Eocene through Oligocene: a case study from the Baise Basin in southern China" to
Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
March 8-12, 2012: attended
China's NSF Workshop on Critical Transitions in the History of Life;
9-11 March 2012 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
and give a talk "East Asian Aspects in the Neogene of southeast
Feb. 21, 2012: Fossil grape
seeds from the Gray Fossil Site of NE Tennessee was mentioned in the
Jan. 2012: Propose to convene
a paleoclimate session "Quantitative Cenozoic Terrestrial
Climate Reconstructions in the Northern Hemisphere: Evidence from
paleo-proxies and beyond" for
Society of America Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina (Nov.
news (before 2012)
Scholarship for M.Sc. program in Paleoclimatology and Paleopalynology
of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for two (2) research
fellowships for its Master's program in Paleopalynology/Paleobotany,
supported by Dr. Liu's 5-year NSF-CAREER grant
($12,000/year for stipend; tuition will be separately paid by Dr. Liu's
NSF grant). The requirements to get into the graduate school could be
http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/. For more information on the research
projects, please send your inquiry to Dr. Chris Liu at
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
updated: May 20, 2013