Fulbright-University of Innsbruck Visiting Professor
Chuixiang Yi is a professor at Queens College of the City University of New York. Previously, he was an associate professor at Beijing Normal University. Chuixiang holds a PhD in atmospheric sciences from Nanjing University and held post-doctoral positions in boundary-layer meteorology, micrometeorology, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Colorado. His research has focused on canopy fluid mechanics, including developing theoretical formulations, designing observations, and performing numerical simulations to understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes that control the exchange of trace gas between vegetation and the atmosphere. Chuixiang was a leading recipient of the World Meteorological Organization's Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award in 2012. He was a Rossby fellow from the International Meteorological Institute at Stockholm University during 2014–15. Chuixiang is currently a Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck. His lab has a broad spectrum of research projects across forest ecology, remote sensing, micrometeorology, climate change, paleoclimate, and hydrology. His team's overall goal is to use nonlinear system theory, stability analysis approach, resilience, and tipping-point concepts to predict potential critical transitions of nature and society in facing extremes induced by the warming climate.