Jiquan Chen

Jiquan  Chen
  • Professor
  • Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
  • Center for Global Change & Earth Observations


Website: http://geo.msu.edu/people/chen-jiquan/


A native of Shanxi in Northern China, Dr. Chen received his undergraduate education in grassland ecology (Inner Mongolia University), MS in forest ecology (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and PhD in ecosystem Analysis (University of Washington). His postdoc training was in the stream ecology and ecosystem management.  He was a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University (1999-2000).  He was on the faculty at Michigan Tech University (1993-2001) and University of Toledo (2001-2014).


  • Ecosystem processes
  • Interactive feedbacks to the biophysical and human activities
  • Community ecology
  • Forest fragmentation
  • Coupled effects of global climate change ahd human activities on terrestrial ecosystems
  • Global change ecology