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Dr. Chun Kwok Pan

Dr. Chun Kwok Pan (秦國斌博士)

Assistant Professor

Hydrology, Climatology and Earth Systems

Office:
AAB 1235
Tel:
(852) 3411 6541
Fax:
(852) 3411 5990

EDUCATION

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

 


TEACHING

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

 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests include hydrological change and environmental extreme studies in the UK, spatial approaches for multiscale environmental Investigation in Canada, green construction studies in Hong Kong, hydrological modelling in Europe and North America, and natural hazards in South America.
 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • International Expert Panel member for SCALE: Citizen Science changing the face of isotope hydrology: School scientists high-resolution maps of precipitation isotopes for the UK and Luxembourg, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (www.fnr.lu)
  • International Expert Panel member for EFFECT – Vegetation effects on catchment travel times: Integration of ecohydrological separation in the StorAge Selection (SAS) function framework, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (www.fnr.lu)
  • International external reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland (www.snf.ch)
  • International external reviewer for the Chile research council, La Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID), Chile (https://www.anid.cl/)
  • Expert member for the China Academy of Sciences (CAS) project on energy transitions in the Greater Bay Area with the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC)
  • Principal Investigator of the University Student Sponsorship Programme in Wildlife Conservation by Ocean Park
  • Member in the Panta Rhei Working Groups: Thirsty future: energy and food impacts on water
  • Expert Panel member for Consumer Council’s Textbook Revision Study

 


SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS

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

Overseas Research Students Award, UK

 


 

Åhlén, I., Vigouroux, G., Destouni, G., Pietroń, J., Ghajarnia, N., Anaya, J., Blanco, J., Borja, S., Chalov, S., Chun, K.P. and Clerici, N., (2021). Hydro-climatic changes of wetlandscapes across the world. Scientific reports, 11(1), pp.1-11.

Chun, K.P., Dieppois, B., He, Q., Sidibe, M., Eden, J., Paturel, J.E., Mahé, G., Rouché, N., Klaus, J. and Conway, D., (2021). Identifying drivers of streamflow extremes in West Africa to inform a nonstationary prediction model. Weather and Climate Extremes.

Evaristo, J., Jameel, Y. and Chun, K.P., (2021). Implication of stem water cryogenic extraction experiment for an earlier study is not supported with robust context-specific statistical assessment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(17).

Gatzert, X., Chun, K.P., Boner, M., Hermanowski, R., Mäder, R., Breuer, L., Gattinger, A. and Orlowski, N., (2021). Assessment of multiple stable isotopes for tracking regional and organic authenticity of plant products in Hesse, Germany. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, pp.1-20.

Li, G., Choi, B., Xu, J., Bhowmick, S.S., Chun, K.P. and Wong, G.L., (2021), May. Shapenet: A shapelet-neural network approach for multivariate time series classification. In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Pan, X., Han, Y., Chun, K.P., Zhang, J., Ma, D. and Gao, H., (2021). On the laboratory calibration of dielectric permittivity models for agricultural soils: Effect of systematic porosity variation. Vadose Zone Journal, 20(1), p.e20096.

Srivastava, A., Saco, P.M., Rodriguez, J.F., Kumari, N., Chun, K.P. and Yetemen, O., (2021). The role of landscape morphology on soil moisture variability in semi‐arid ecosystems. Hydrological Processes, 35(1), p.e13990.

Tan, M.L., Tew, Y.L., Chun, K.P., Samat, N., Shaharudin, S.M., Mahamud, M.A. and Tangang, F.T., (2021). Improvement of the ESA CCI Land cover maps for water balance analysis in tropical regions: A case study in the Muda River Basin, Malaysia. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 36, p.100837.

Yang, P., Lu, M., Tang, K.W., Yang, H., Lai, D.Y., Tong, C., Chun, K.P., Zhang, L. and Tang, C., (2021). Coastal reservoirs as a source of nitrous oxide: Spatio-temporal patterns and assessment strategy. Science of The Total Environment, 790, p.147878.

Chun, K.P., He, Q., Fok, H.S., Ghosh, S., Yetemen, O., Chen, Q. and Mijic, A., (2020). Gravimetry-based water storage shifting over the China-India border area controlled by regional climate variability. Science of The Total Environment, 714, p.136360.

Ghajarnia, N., Destouni, G., Thorslund, J., Kalantari, Z., Åhlén, I., Anaya-Acevedo, J.A., Blanco-Libreros, J.F., Borja, S., Chalov, S., Chalova, A. and Chun, K.P., (2020). Data for wetlandscapes and their changes around the world. Earth System Science Data, 12(2), pp.1083-1083.

He, Q., Chun, K.P., Fok, H.S., Chen, Q., Dieppois, B. and Massei, N., (2020). Water storage redistribution over East China, between 2003 and 2015, driven by intra-and inter-annual climate variability. Journal of Hydrology, 583, p.124475.

Kumari, N., Saco, P.M., Rodriguez, J.F., Johnstone, S.A., Srivastava, A., Chun, K.P. and Yetemen, O., (2020). The Grass is not Always Greener on the Other Side: Seasonal Reversal of Vegetation Greenness in Aspect‐driven Semiarid Ecosystems. Geophysical Research Letters, p.e2020GL088918.

Pan, X., Yang, D., Chun, K.P., Zhang, J. and You, Y., (2020). Under-measured daily maximum precipitation from manual gauge observations over the northern regions. Science of The Total Environment, 715, p.136970.

Bradford, L., Chun, K.P., Bonli, R. and Strickert, G., (2019). Does Engagement Build Empathy for Shared Water Resources? Results from the Use of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index during a Mobile Water Allocation Experimental Decision Laboratory. Water, 11(6), p.1259.

Chesters, D., Beckschäfer, P., Orr, M.C., Adamowicz, S.J., Chun, K.P. and Zhu, C.D., (2019). Climatic and vegetational drivers of insect beta diversity at the continental scale. Ecology and Evolution.

Jaramillo, F., Desormeaux, A., Hedlund, J., Jawitz, J.W., Clerici, N., Piemontese, L., Rodríguez-Rodriguez, J.A., Anaya, J.A., Blanco-Libreros, J.F., Borja, S., Chun, K.P., Celi, J. etc. (2019). Priorities and interactions of sustainable development goals (SDGs) with focus on wetlands. Water, 11(3), p.619.

Yang, P., Wang, M.H., Lai, D.Y., Chun, K.P., Huang, J.F., Wan, S.A., Bastviken, D. and Tong, C. (2019). Methane dynamics in an estuarine brackish Cyperus malaccensis marsh: Production and porewater concentration in soils, and net emissions to the atmosphere over five years. Geoderma, 337, pp.132-142.

Fok, H.S., He, Q., Chun, K.P., Zhou, Z. and Chu, T. (2018). Application of ENSO and Drought Indices for Water Level Reconstruction and Prediction: A Case Study in the Lower Mekong River Estuary. Water, 10(1), p.58.

Hamel, P., Riveros‐Iregui, D., Ballari, D., Browning, T., Célleri, R., Chandler, D., Chun, K.P., Destouni, G., Jacobs, S., Jasechko, S. and Johnson, M. (2018). Watershed services in the humid tropics: Opportunities from recent advances in ecohydrology. Ecohydrology, 11(3), p.e1921.

He, Q., Fok, H., Chen, Q. and Chun, K.P. (2018). Water Level Reconstruction and Prediction Based on Space-Borne Sensors: A Case Study in the Mekong and Yangtze River Basins. Sensors, 18(9), p.3076.

Krawinkel, M.B., Ludwig, C., Swai, M.E., Yang, R.Y., Chun, K.P. and Habicht, S.D. (2018). Bitter gourd reduces elevated fasting plasma glucose levels in an intervention study among prediabetics in Tanzania. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 216, pp.1-7.

Wemple, B.C., Browning, T., Ziegler, A.D., Celi, J., Chun, K.P., Jaramillo, F., Leite, N.K., Ramchunder, S.J., Negishi, J.N., Palomeque, X. and Sawyer, D. (2018). Ecohydrological disturbances associated with roads: Current knowledge, research needs, and management concerns with reference to the tropics. Ecohydrology, 11(3), p.e1881.

Wright, C., Kagawa‐Viviani, A., Gerlein‐Safdi, C., Mosquera, G.M., Poca, M., Tseng, H. and Chun, K.P. (2018). Advancing ecohydrology in the changing tropics: Perspectives from early career scientists. Ecohydrology, 11(3), p.e1918.

Appels, W.M., Bradford, L., Chun, K.P., Coles, A.E. and Strickert, G. (2017). DIY meteorology: Use of citizen science to monitor snow dynamics in a data-sparse city.

Chun, K.P., Mamet, S.D., Metsaranta, J., Barr, A., Johnstone, J. and Wheater, H. (2017). A novel stochastic method for reconstructing daily precipitation times-series using tree-ring data from the western Canadian Boreal Forest. Dendrochronologia.

Mamet, S.D., Chun, K.P., Kershaw, G.G., Loranty, M.M. and Peter Kershaw, G. (2017). Recent Increases in Permafrost Thaw Rates and Areal Loss of Palsas in the Western Northwest Territories, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.

Mamet, S.D., Chun, K.P., Kershaw, G.G., Loranty, M.M. and Peter Kershaw, G. (2017). Recent Increases in Permafrost Thaw Rates and Areal Loss of Palsas in the Western Northwest Territories, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.

Morales-Marín, L.A., Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S. and Lindenschmidt, K.E. (2017). Trend analysis of nutrient loadings in a large prairie catchment. Hydrological Sciences Journal, pp.1-23.

Nazemi, A., Wheater, H.S., Chun, K.P., Bonsal, B. and Mekonnen, M. (2017). Forms and drivers of annual streamflow variability in the headwaters of Canadian Prairies during the 20th century. Hydrological Processes.

Pan, X., Yu, Q., You, Y., Chun, K.P., Shi, X. and Li, Y. (2017). Contribution of supra-permafrost discharge to thermokarst lake water balances on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Journal of Hydrology, 555, pp.621-630.

Yan, B., Shi, W., Yan, J. and Chun, K.P. (2017). Spatial distribution of livestock and poultry farm based on livestock manure nitrogen load on farmland and suitability evaluation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 139, pp.180-186.

Mockler, E.M., Chun, K.P., Sapriza-Azuri, G., Bruen, M. and Wheater, H.S. (2016). Assessing the relative importance of parameter and forcing uncertainty and their interactions in conceptual hydrological model simulations. Advances in Water Resources, 97, pp.299-313.

Hosseini, N., Chun, K.P., Wheater, H. and Lindenschmidt, K.E. (2016). Parameter sensitivity of a surface water quality model of the lower South Saskatchewan River—Comparison between ice-on and ice-off periods. Environmental Modeling & Assessment, pp.1-17.

DeBeer, C.M., Wheater, H.S., Carey, S.K. and Chun, K.P. (2016) Recent climatic, cryospheric, and hydrological changes over the interior of western Canada: a review and synthesis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20(4), p.1573.

Delang, C.O., Xu, W., Brooke, B. and Chun, K.P. (2016) The effect of fallow period length on the abundance and diversity of usable plant assemblages in shifting cultivation system (swidden agriculture) in northern Laos. Polish Journal Ecology.

Evaristo, J., McDonnell, J.J., Scholl, M.A., Bruijnzeel, L.A. and Chun, K.P. (2016) Insights into plant water uptake from xylem‐water isotope measurements in two tropical catchments with contrasting moisture conditions. Hydrological Processes.

Hosseini, N., Chun, K.P. and Lindenschmidt, K.E. (2016) Quantifying Spatial Changes in the Structure of Water Quality Constituents in a Large Prairie River within Two Frameworks of a Water Quality Model. Water, 8(4), p.158.

Mamet, S.D., Young, N., Chun, K.P. and Johnstone, J.F. (2016) What is the most efficient and effective method for long-term monitoring of alpine tundra vegetation?. Arctic Science, 2(3), pp.127-141.

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. (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