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Junyu Lu

Junyu Lu

Lecturer, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

School of Community Resourcse & Development
Arizona State University
411 N Central Ave, Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Lecturer, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


Junyu Lu's research interests are mainly in the area of parks and recreation management, climate change and adaptation, sustainability, human dimension of natural resources, agricultural community engagement, and impact of extreme weather on agriculture. He integrates advanced methodologies into his research areas, including advanced statistical methods, GIS techniques, high performance computing (HPC) and cloud computing. Before joining Arizona State University, he was a postdoc in Natural Resources Social Science Lab at Purdue University involving in multiple research projects on understanding the use of online agricultural Decision Support Tools developed by the Useful to Usable (U2U) team and investigating factors influencing the adoption of agricultural conservation practices. He completed a PhD degree in Geography and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from University of South Carolina – Columbia in 2018. During his PhD, he has been working with NOAA’s Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) team for five years on a range of climate change and adaptation research projects.


  • PhD, Geography, University of South Carolina - Columbia, 2018
  • MAS, Applied Statistics, University of South Carolina - Columbia, 2018
  • MS, Human Geography, Nanjing University, 2013
  • BS, Natural Resources, Environment, and Urban Rural Planning Management, Nanjing University, 2011


Journal Articles


Huang, X., C. Wang and J. Lu. 2019. Understanding the spatiotemporal development of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts using nighttime remote sensing. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 19:2141-2155. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-19-2141-2019. (link )

Lu, J., G. J. Carbone and P. Gao. 2019. Mapping the agricultural drought based on the long-term AVHRR NDVI and North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) in the United States, 1981–2013. Applied Geography 104(Mar):10-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.01.005. (link )

Lu, J., G. J. Carbone and J. M. Grego. 2019. Uncertainty and hotspots in 21st century projections of agricultural drought from CMIP5 models. Scientific Reports 9:Art. 4922. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41196-z. (link )

Xiao, X., J. Lu, P. Gao, K. Riugu and M. Wang. 2019. Traffic safety on Acadia National Park roadways. The Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 37(4):. DOI: 10.18666/JPRA-2019-9244. (link )

Xiao, X., J. Lu, R. Manning and N. Reigner. 2019. Defining and monitoring the quality of shared-use transportation facilities in parks and recreation areas. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 13(9):692-702. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2018.1506954. (link )


Carbone, G. J., J. Lu and M. Brunetti. 2018. Estimating uncertainty associated with the standardized precipitation index. International Journal of Climatology 38(51):e607-e616. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5393. (link )

Chuai, X., X. Qi, X. Zhang, J. Li, Y. Yuan, X. Gao, X. Huang, S. Park, R. Zhao, X. Xie, J. Feng, S. Tang, T. Zuo, J. Lu, J. Li and X. Lv. 2018. Land degradation monitoring using terrestrial ecosystem carbon sinks/sources and their response to climate change in China. Land Degradation & Development 29(10):3489-3502. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3117. (link )

Gao, P., G. J. Carbone and J. Lu. 2018. Flood simulation in South Carolina watersheds using different precipitation inputs. Advances in Meteorology 2018:Art. 4085463. DOI: 10.1155/2018/4085463. (link )

Gao, P., G. J. Carbone, J. Lu and D. Guo. 2018. An area-based approach for estimating extreme precipitation probability. Geographical Analysis 50(3):314-333. DOI: 10.1111/gean.12148. (link )


Lu, J., G. J. Carbone and P. Gao. 2017. Detrending crop yield data for spatial visualization of drought impacts in the United States, 1895–2014. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 237-238(May):196-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.02.001. (link )


Chuai, X., X. Huang, C. Wu, J. Li, Q. Lu, X. Qi, M. Zhang, T. Zuo and J. Lu. 2016. Land use and ecosystems services value changes and ecological land management in coastal Jiangsu, China. Habitat International 57(Oct):164-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.07.004. (link )


Chuai, X., X. Huang, Q. Lu, M. Zhang, R. Zhao and J. Lu. 2015. Spatiotemporal changes of built-up land expansion and carbon emissions caused by the Chinese consruction industry. Environmental Science & Technology 49(21):13021-13030. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01732. (link )


Lu, J., X. Huang, Y. Chen and X. Xiao. 2013. Spatiotemporal changes of carbon footprint based on energy consumption in China. Geographical Research 32(2):326-366. DOI: 10.11821/yj2013020013. (link )

Xiao, X., I. Ren, J. Zhang and J. Lu. 2013. Analysis on the factors effecting tourists’ intention to revisit in suburban tourism destination: a case study of Nanjing Pearl Spring Tourist and Holiday Resort (in Chinese). Areal Research and Development 2:148-153.

Xiao, X., J. Zhang, J. Lu and L. Yun. 2013. Assessing recreational value of place attachment based on ITCM: a case study in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. Geographical Research 32(3):570-579. DOI: 10.11821/yj2013030017. (link )


Xiao, X., J. Zhang and J. Lu. 2012. The research on residents' perception and identity to calligraphic landscape in Zunyi Red Tourism Commerical Street. Progress in Geography 31(8):1080-1086. DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.08.012.

Xiao, X., J. Zhang, J. Lu, S. Zhong and L. Yin. 2012. Analysis on spatial structure and scenarios of carbon dioxide emissions from tourism transportation. Acta Ecologica Sinica 32(23):7540-7448. DOI: 10.5846/stxb201111301830. (link )


Chuai, X., X. Huang, L. Lai, Q. Liao, J. Lu, M. Zhang and Z. Zheng. 2011. Land use change and its influence on carbon storage of terrestrial ecosystems in Jiangsu Province. Resources Science 33(10):1932-1939.



Lu, J., Q. Lu, Y. Zhou and J. Li. 2015. Statistical Indicators and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in the Context of Climate Change: A Case Study of Jianguin City. Nanjing University Press. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.