Dr. Lin Liu is a research associate at the GEMS Informatics Center at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work is driven by the mission of feeding the world sustainably through agricultural technology advancement and innovations. Her PhD work addressed challenges and solutions in crop production systems in US and other countries. She used the Systems Approach to Land Use Sustainability (SALUS) crop model and data analytics with the aid of high performance computers to provide in-season corn yield forecasts for small fields, to recommend agronomic management that improves crop yield while conserving soil resources, and to evaluate climate change impact on cropping systems and effectiveness of climate adaptation strategies.
She received her dual-major PhD degree in Environmental GeoSciences and Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University. She received her Master of Science degree in Environmental GeoSciences from Michigan State University.
During her PhD, she was intrigued by knowledge gained working with large volume of climate, agronomic, and environmental data. She is excited about this joint position with SHP and the GEMS Informatics Center to advance soil conservation practices for the Midwest cropping landscape. She will be working with members of SHP and the GEMS center to analyze soil health data and to disseminate knowledge gained from the SHP’s data.
When she is not working with data, she spends time on swimming, hiking, and reading books. She also enjoys creative restaurants and good coffee. She is based in the twin cities in Minnesota.