Jianguo “Jack” Liu, PhD ’92

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Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability; University Distinguished Professor; and Director, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability; Michigan State University

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Jianguo “Jack” Liu, PhD ‘92, holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. Liu joined MSU after completing his postdoctoral study at Harvard University. He also was a visiting scholar at Stanford, Harvard and Princeton.

Liu takes a holistic approach to addressing complex human-environmental challenges through systems integration, such as the integration of ecology with social sciences, policy and technology. His interests include biodiversity, climate change, coupled human and natural systems, ecological economics, ecosystem services, natural carbon capture, sustainability, and telecoupling.