People

Dr. Weichun Tao

Weichun Tao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Study the interaction of land surface and human behavior with applying land-surface models, and explore the adaptation ways to the changing global. 

Selected Publications

  • Modeling Distribution of Point and Nonpoint Sources Pollution Loadings in The Saginaw Bay Watersheds, Michigan
    C. He, C. De Marchi, W. Tao, and T.H. Johengen
    Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources, Geotechnologies and the Environment Volume 7, pp. 97-113, (2013)

  • Stow Estimating Phosphorous Load from a Large Watershed in the Great Lakes Basin
    W. Tao, C. De Marchi, T.H. Johengen, C. He, C.Stow
    IEEE Computer Society’s Conference Publishing Services, Los Alamitos, California USA. (2010)
  • Uncertainty in Phosphorous Load Estimation from a Large Watershed in the Great Lakes Basin
    C. De Marchi, W. Tao, T.H. Johengen, and C.A. Stow
    Proceedings of the International Conference SimHydro 2010: Hydraulic modeling and uncertainty, Sophia-Antipolis, France, (2010)
  • Water-saving Technologies, Solar Green House and Ecological Reha-bilitation in Minqin Oasis of Gansu Province, China
    W. Tao, M. Shi, X. Zhao
    Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 6(2): 87-96, (2009)

  • Farmers land use decision and policy choices under constraints of water resources in Oasis region of China
    W. Tao, M. Shi, X. Zhao
    Arid Land Geography, 02 (in Chinese with English Abstract), (2009)
  • A GIS-based Bio-economic Model Applied in Water Resource Management in Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China in Sustainability in food and water – an Asian perspective
    M. Shi, W. Tao, X. Zhao, X. Song
    Alliance for Global Sustainability Book series, Vol. 18. First edition, (2010)
  • Food or Environment: An Alternative Solution to Tradeoff of Water Allocation in Oasis Regions of China in Sustainability in food and water—an Asian perspective
    M. Shi, W. Tao, X. Zhao
    Alliance for Global Sustainability Book series, Vol. 18, First edition, (2010)
  • Spatial allocation of water resource and environmental rehabilitation in Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China: Application of a distributed water resource management model
    M. Shi, W. Tao, X. Zhao, X. Song
    Journal of Natural resources, 07, (2010)
  • Evaluation of ecological carrying capacity of re-submerging polders of Dongting Lake
    W. Tao, K. Wang, H. Chen, M. Zhang
    Chinese Journal of Eco Agriculture, 15(3): 155-160, (2007)
  • On transformation of Panans medicinal materials industry into its pillar industry
    M. Zhang, W. Tao
    Journal of Zhejiang Normal University (Nat. Sci.), 26(2): 187-190, (2003)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Geography, Graduate University of CAS, Beijing, China, 2009

    Professional Profile

    • 2012-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2010-2012:GIS consultant, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2009-2010: Visiting Scholar, CASE, Cleveland, USA

    KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)