Interim Head of Department
Professor Liu received his BSc degree from USTC in 1996 and PhD from Brown University in 2004. He joined HKU as an assistant professor in 2008 after completing postdoc training at Brown and Yale University, and became an associate professor in 2013. Professor Liu is interested in Cenozoic climatic and environmental changes and expertised in using organic proxies to reconstruct past climatic changes on various timescales. He is currently working on climatic events during the Eocene to Miocene, from both marine and terrestrial archives, and Holocene hydrological changes in Asian monsoonal regions to arid Central Asia.
EASC1020 Introduction to climate science
EASC3020 Global change: anthropogenic impacts
CCST9019 Understanding Climate Change
GEOS8207 Global climate
GEOS8209 Climate change and society