Dr. Chun Kwok Pan (秦國斌博士)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Imperial College London (UK)

Office: AAB 1235
Tel: (852) 3411 6541
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: kpchun@hkbu.edu.hk


PhD, Imperial College London, UK
MSc, Imperial College London, University of London, UK
BEng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Hydrology and Climatology
Numerical modelling
Statistical methods and stochastic processes
Environmental hazards and disasters
Global change


Changing earth systems affects various aspects of our daily lives. Understanding constituting components and processes of our physical environments is valuable for us to prepare forthcoming challenges and create a better world. My research interests are in nonstationary environmental processes related to the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. I develop tools and numerical models for analysing our dynamic systems and projecting possible changes. As the future behaviours of our environment are uncertain under anthropogenic influence, my current research is related to qualify and quantify risks, extremes and irreversible shifts in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.


2011-2015 : The Global Institute for Water Security Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada
2011 : The Keith Runcorn Travel Award for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly


Mamet, S.D., Chun, K.P., Metsaranta, J.F., Johnstone, J.F., and Barr, A.G. (2015) Tree rings provide early warning signals of jack pine mortality across a moisture gradient in the southern boreal forest. Environmental Research Letters. 10 (8)

Kehoe, M., Chun, K. P., Conrad, D. and Baulch, H.M. (2015) Who smells? Forecasting taste and odor in a drinking water reservoir with phytoplankton genus data. Environmental Science and Technology. 49 (18) 10984-10992

Akomeah, E., Chun, K. P., and Lindenschmidt, K-E (2015) Dynamic water quality modelling and uncertainty analysis of phytoplankton and nutrient cycles for the upper South Saskatchewan River. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Ireson, A.M., Barr, A.G., Johnstone, J.F., Mamet, S.D., van der Kamp, G., Whitfield, C., Michel, N.L., North, R., Westbrook, C., Debeer, C., Chun, K.P., Nazemi, A. and Sagin, J. (2015) The Changing Water Cycle: the Boreal Plains Ecozone of Western Canada. WIREs Water. 2 (5) 505-521

Klaus, J., Chun, K.P., McGuire, K. J., McDonnell, J.J. (2015) Time-variant catchment transit times and transit time distributions: A new framework for use with standard runoff and tracer datasets. Water Resources Research.

Pan, X., Ireson, A., Helgason, W. and Chun, K. P. (2015) An Efficient Calibration Technique for Heat Dissipation Matric Water Potential Sensors. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79 (4) 1115-1122

Stricket, G., Chun, K. P., Bradford, L., Clark, D., Gober, P., Reed, M. and Payton, D. (2015) Eliciting viewpoints about water security in a transboundary watershed. Water Policy

Delavau, C., Chun, K. P., Stadnyk, T., Birks, S. J., and Welker, J. (2015) North American precipitation isotope (δ18O) zones revealed in time series modelling of precipitation across Canada and the northern United States. Water Resources Research. 51 (2) 1284-1299.

Whitfield, C. J., Baulch, H. M., Chun, K. P., and Westbrook, C. J. (2015) Beaver-mediated methane emission: the effects of population growth in Eurasia and the Americas. AMBIO. 44 (1) 7-15

Gober, P., Strickert, G., Clark, D., Chun, K.P., Payton, D. and Bruce, K. (2015). Divergent perspectives on water security: Bridging the policy debate. The Professional Geographer (doi:10.1080/00330124.2014.883960).

Chun, K. P., Wheater, H. S., and Barr, A. G. (2014) A multivariate comparison of the BERMS flux tower observations and Canadian Coupled Global Climate Model (CGCM3) outputs. Journal of Hydrology.

Klaus, J., Chun, K. P., and Stumpp, C. (2014) Temporal trends in δ18O composition of precipitation in Germany: insights from time series modeling and trend analysis. Hydrological Processes.

Hu, W., She, D., Shao, M., Chun, K. P., and Si, B. C. (2014) Effects of initial soil water content and saturated hydraulic conductivity variability on small watershed runoff simulation using LISEM. Hydrological Sciences Journal (doi: 10.1080/02626667.2014.903332).

Chun, K.P., H. S. Wheater, A. Nazemi, and M. N. Khaliq. (2013). Precipitation downscaling in Canadian prairies using the LARS-WG and GLM approaches. Canadian Water Resources Journal, (doi: 10.1080/07011784.2013.830368).

Lindenschmidt, K.E and Chun, K.P. (2013). Geospatial modelling to determine the behaviour of ice cover formation during river freeze-up. Hydrology Research, (doi:10.2166/nh.2013.193).

Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S., and Onof, C.J. (2013). Comparison of drought projections using two UK weather generators. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58 (2): 1-15 (doi:10.1080/02626667.2012.754544)

Lindenschmidt, K.E and Chun, K.P. (2013). Evaluating the impact of fluvial geomorphology on river ice cover formation based on a global sensitivity analysis of river ice model. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering , 40(7): 623-632, 10.1139/cjce-2012-0274.

Nazemi, A., Wheater, H., Chun, K.P. and Elshorbagy, A. (2013). A stochastic reconstruction framework for analysis of water resource system vulnerability to climate-induced changes in river flow regime. Water Resources Research, 49 (1): 291-305 (doi: 10.1029/2012WR012755)

Duffy, B. A., Chun, K. P., Ma, D., Lythgoe, M. F. and Scott, R. C. (2013) Dexamethasone exacerbates cerebral edema and brain injury following lithium-pilocarpineinduced status epilepticus. Neurobiology of Disease. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2013.12.001)

Chun, K.P. and Wheater, H.S. (2012). An extreme analysis for the 2010 precipitation event at the South of Saskatchewan Prairie. Global NEST journal special issues on Hydrology and Water Resources, 14 (3): 311-324

Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S., and Onof, C.J. (2012). Prediction of the impact of climate change on drought: an evaluation of six UK catchments using two stochastic approaches. Hydrological Processes, 27, 1600-1614 (doi: 10.1002/hyp.9259)

Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S., and Onof, C.J. (2011). Projecting and hindcasting potential evaporation for the UK between 1950 and 2099. Climatic Change (doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0375-3)

Lam, T.I., Chan, H.W., Chau, C.K., Poon, C.S., and Chun, K.P. (2011). Environmental management system vs green specifications: How do they complement each other in the construction industry?. Journal of Environmental Management, 92(3) 788-795 (doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.030)

Maraun, D., Wetterhall, F., Ireson, A.M., Chandler, R.E., Kendon, E.J., Widmann, M., Brienen, S., Rust, H.W., Sauter, T., Themeßl, M., Venema, V.K.C., Chun, K.P., Goodess, C.M., Jones, R.G., Onof, C., Vrac M., and Thiele-Eich I. (2010). Precipitation downscaling under climate change. Recent developments to bridge the gap between dynamical models and the end user. Reviews of Geophysics. (doi:10.1029/2009RG000314)

Lam, T.I., Chan, H.W., Chau, C.K., Poon, C.S., and Chun, K.P. (2010). Factors affecting the implementation of green specifications in construction. Journal of Environmental Management, 91(3):654-661

Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S., and Onof, C.J. (2009). Streamflow estimation for six UK catchments under future climate scenarios. Hydrology Research, 40(2-3): 96-112

Lam, T.I., Chan, H.W., Chau, C.K., Poon, C.S., and Chun, K.P. (2009). Integrating green specifications in construction and overcoming barriers in their use. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 135(4):142-152

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