Administrative Positions

A. Positions held and service on committees and organizations within the University.

  1. Undergraduate committee, Department of Geography, 2000-1
  2. Graduate admission committee, Department of Geography, 2000-1, 2004-6,2011-2
  3. Computer committee, Department of Geography, 2001-3, 2007-9
  4. Senior committee, Department of Geography, 2002-3, 2007-9
  5. Progress-through-rank committee, Department of Geography, 2007-8, 2008-9
  6. Physical Geography Building, Department of Geography, committee 2006-8,
  7. Member of the Master of Spatial Analysis Program (Ryerson and U of T), 2000-2006
  8. Dean's representative on the faculty search committee in chemistry 2004,
  9. Dean's representative on the faculty search committee in geology 2005,
  10. Departmental graduate chair's representative on faculty search committee: physical geography at UTM 2005
  11. Tenure promotion committee, 2007-8
  12. Pre-tenure evaluation committee, Department of Geography at St. George, 2008
  13. Pre-tenure evaluation committee, Department of Geography at Erindale, 2008
  14. Physical Geography Building administrator, 2009
  15. Graduate coordinator, Centre for Environment, University of Toronto, 2009-10
  16. Teaching committee, Department of Geography, 2009-10
  17. Teaching evaluation committee for promotion to Professor, Department of Geography, 2011
  18. Tenure promotion committee in paleoclimatology, Department of Geography, 2011
  19. Mid-term tenure committee in remote sensing, Department of Geography, 2011
  20. Tenure promotion committee in wetland ecology, Department of Geography, 2011-2
  21. Technology committee, Department of Geography, 2011-2, 2013-2014
  22. Complement committee, Department of Geography, 2012
  23. Associate Chair Graduate, Department of Geography, July 2012-June 2014.
  24. St. George Advisory Committee, Department of Geography, July 2013-June 2014
  25. Departmental graduate chair's representative on faculty search committee: two physical geography positions at UTM 2005
  26. Tenure promotion committee, UTM, 2013-2014

B. Positions held and service on committees and organizations outside the University of scholarly and academic significance.

  • 2015-2016, Member, Technical Committee, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016: Advanced Understanding of Our Living Planet. July 10-15, 2016, Beijing, China.
  • 2015-2016, Chair, Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Land and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III of SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics), New Delhi, India, 4-8 April, 2016.
  • 2015-2016, Member, Scientific Committee for the Fourth International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA) to be held in July 2016.
  • 2014-2017, Member, International Advisory Board, China Future Ocean Alliance.
  • 2014-2017, Deputy Chair, Expert Panel for the Chinese National Program in Global Change Science (with the main task of evaluating projects under this program).
  • 2014-2017, Member, Fourth Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
  • 2014-2017, Member, Science Advisory Committee of China Fluxnet Confederation.
  • 2013-2014, Member, Scientific Committee, 4th iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study) Science Conference on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Atmosphere and People in the Earth's System, 12-16 May 2014, Nanjing, China.
  • 2013-2014, Member, Program Committee, SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Conference, 13-17 October, Beijing, China.
  • 2013-2014, Member, International Advisory Committee, 3rd International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, 11-14 June 2014, Changsha, China.
  • 2013-2016, Standing member of the Governing Committee of China Overseas Exchange Association.
  • 2012-2012, Member, International Science Committee, International Conference on Remote Sensing of the Land Surface: Products and Datasets, 31 May-1 June, 2012, Chengdu, China.
  • 2012-2012, Member, Advisory Committee, Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications. June 8-12, 2012, Shanghai, China.
  • 2012-2013, Member, Scientific Committee, Ninth International Carbon Dioxide Conference, held in June 2013, Beijing, China. Theme 2 coordinator.
  • 2011-2014, Member, Third Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
  • 2011-2012, Chair, the International Transcom Annual Meeting (for a large community that is conducting atmospheric inversion for global carbon cycle estimation using), June 2012, Nanjing, China.
  • 2011-2011, Co-chair, third summer training school in Global Change and Carbon Cycle, Beijing, China, 1-3 August 2011. Over 300 trainees participated.
  • 2011-2011, Co-chair, International Workshop on Carbon Cycle Science, Beijing, China, 4-5 August 2011. Over 200 scientists and students participated.
  • 2011-2011, Member, expert panel for Canadian Forest Carbon Plan: 2011-2020 (invited to a meeting in Quebec City, 8-9 March 2011).
  • 2010-2011, Chair, program committee for the 5th Multidisciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors, Huntsville, Ontario, 1-3 July, 2011.
  • 2010-2013, Member, Expert Panel for the Chinese National Program in Global Change Science (with the main task of evaluating projects under this program).
  • 2010-2013, Member, Scientific Steering Committee of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University.
  • 2009-2014, Deputy Chair, Academic Committee of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science of Beijing Normal University.
  • 2009-2009, Member, academic committee of the Second International Conference on Aerosol and Climate Change, Hanzhou, China, August 2009 (Organizers include Nanjing University, NASA, CAS).
  • 2009-2010, Member, program committee of the 4th Multidisciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1-3 July 2010.
  • 2009-2009, Member, Technical Committee of the annual conference of Canadian Remote Sensing Society.
  • 2008-2011, Member, Second Overseas Science Consulting Committees of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (50 best known overseas Chinese scholars are selected to provide consultations for major science policies in China).
  • 2008-2008, Chair, Organizing Committee of the International Workshop on Remote Sensing Science and Technology (in honor of the retirement of Prof. John Miller of York University, over 60 attended), Toronto, October 3.
  • 2007-2011, Member, Executive Scientific Committee of the Canadian Carbon Program.
  • 2007-2011, Member, Operational Committee of the Canadian Carbon Program.
  • 2007-2007, Chair, 15th International Conference on Geoinformatics. Nanjing, China, May 25-28, 2007
  • 2007-2007, Member, Scientific Advisory Committee of the 7th International Workshop on Geographical Information Systems. September 12-14, 2007. Beijing, China.
  • 2005-2008, Member, First Overseas Science Consulting Committee of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (30 best known overseas Chinese scholars are selected to provide consultations for major science policies in China).
  • 2004-2016, Member, Ameriflux Network Science Steering Committee.
  • 2004-2005, Member, International Science Committee of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing to take place October 2005 in Beijing under the auspice of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as part of Commission VII/1 working group on Fundamental Physics and Modeling.
  • 2003-2008, Member, Overseas Scientific Expert Team of Chinese Academy of Sciences (about 120 in total worldwide to provide advice on major science policies).
  • 2003-2005, Member, Organizing Committee for 2005 International Association of Mathematical Geology Annual Meeting on GIS and Spatial Analysis, Toronto, Canada August 14-19,
  • 2005 2002-2003, Co-Chair, Program Committee of Geomatics 2003 International Conference to be held in Toronto 2003 but cancelled due to SARS.
  • 2002-2006, Member, Expert Support Laboratory of the GLOBCARBON project of European Space Agency (4 members).
  • 2002-2007, Member, Scientific Committee of Fluxnet-Canada Research Network.
  • 2001-2001, Member, Scientific Committee of International Symposium on Soil Erosion Management.
  • 2001-2002, Member, Scientific Steering Committee of a national workshop on "Enhancing, Quantifying and Verifying Forest C Stocks: Kyoto and Beyond" organized by BIOCAP Canada and Pollution Probe.
  • 2001-2006, Member, User and Science Team for developing a hyperspectral satellite sensor at the Canadian Space Agency.
  • 2002-2003, Member, Program Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held in 2003, USA.
  • 2000-2008, Chair, Academic Committee of International Institute of Earth System Science, Nanjing University, P. R. China.
  • 2000-2001, Member, Organizing Committee of the Third International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held July 2001, Florida.
  • 2000-2001, Member, International Scientific Committee for the 6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference held in Japan in 2001.
  • 1999-2001, Member, International Scientific Committee for the ISPRS International Symposia on Physical Measurements & Signatures in Remote Sensing.
  • 1998-1998, Member, Program Committee of Expert Meeting on Carbon Sink Processes, 18-19 January 1999, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1998-2000, Member, Program Committee of the Second International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry to be held January 2000, Florida.
  • 1998-2000, Member, Overseas Expert Advisory Committee for the Chinese National Science Foundation (Remote Sensing Science Theme).
  • 1997-2000, Member, Working Group 4: Microwave and Optical Sensors for Geosphere-Biosphere Studies, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).
  • 1997-1998, Member, Program Committee of the First International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry held June 1998, Florida.
  • 1996-1998, Co-chair (with Forrest Hall of NASA/GSFC) of a group of 17 scientists, consisting of mostly BOREAS principle investigators, to compare models used for retrieving biophysical parameters from heterogeneous forest canopies.
 
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