Yanjun Su


Institute of Botany, Chinese academy of sciences

CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program.



Dr. Yanjun Su received a B.E. degree majored in Surveying Engineering from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) in 2009, a M.S. degree majored in Geographic Information Science from Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2012, and a Ph.D. degree majored in Environmental Systems from University of California Merced (UC Merced) in 2017. After graduating from UC Merced, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Changes of the Institute of Botany, CAS in 2017.

Dr. Su has been an active researcher in the field of light detection and ranging (lidar) technology, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and their applications in ecosystem studies during last five years. So far, he has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers, and has been awarded the “William A. Fisher Memorial Scholarship” from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the “Southern California Edison Fellowship” from UC Merced, etc. He has actively served as a reviewer for journals in the field of remote sensing, such as International Journal of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing.

Currently, his research interests focus on 1) the development of lidar data processing algorithms, 2) the application of lidar in forestry, agriculture and urban ecosystems, and 3) the fusion of lidar with other multi-source remotely sensed datasets and its application in regional-global ecosystem studies.