Prof. Li An’s research focuses on complex human-environment systems/science, data science, spatial analysis and modeling, landscape ecology, and complexity theory. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a “lifetime distinction awarded to leading scientists across the world” (AAAS announcement). He is a Fellow of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) as one of the “geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography” (AAG announcement). He is the President-Elect of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE–North America)

  • Human-environment systems/science
  • Data science
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Landscape ecology
  • Complexity theory
  • Ph.D. (Systems Modeling), 2003

    Michigan State University

  • M.S. (Probability and Statistics), 2002

    Michigan State University

  • M.S. (Systems Ecology), 1992

    Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • B.S. (Economic Geography), 1989

    Beijing University