Dr. Liangzhi Chen




Dynamique forestière

Écologie des écosystèmes


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi

Research interests

My research interests lie in biogeophysical interactions, with a focus on hydrothermal interactions through interfaces between biosphere and atmosphere. With the ongoing postdoc project (EMERGE/2022-2024), I devote to investigate past megadroughts and the response of biosphere. In detail, I am using multiple data streams (e.g., CHELSA) to detect the drought events at high spatial resolution globally. With a speical focus on mountain ecosystems, the response and role of vegetation activities to the droughts will be examined. In addition, I am also interested in creating bio-geo-climate databases using advanced models and methods with a hope to contribute to the science community.


  • 2021-today            Postdoc in WSL (project EMERGE)
  • 2016-2021             Phd in physical geography at University of Helsinki, Finland.

                                  Topic: Recent dynamics of soil thermal regime under changing climate over northern Eurasia

  • 2013-2016             Master in physical geography at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing/Lanzhou, China
  • 2009-2013             Bachelor in geotechnical engineering at Jilin University, China