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PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2004
Research Scientist, Research Manager
Office: Hutt 350A
519 824-4120 ext. 52684
Hydrology, hydraulics, GIS, watershed modeling.
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise
My research interests include: (1) GIS-based hydrologic modeling of watershed and river basin systems, (2) Watershed evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs), (3) Wetland and river restoration, and (4) Integrated hydrologic-ecologic-economic modeling for resource management.
Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs), Canada
Cost-effective analysis of wetland restoration in Canadian Prairies
Selected Recent Publications
Liu, Y.B., Yang W. and Wang, X., 2008. Development of a SWAT extension module to simulate riparian wetland hydrologic processes at watershed scale, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6874.
Liu, Y.B., Yang W. and Wang, X., 2007. GIS-based integration of SWAT and REMM for evaluating water quality benefits of riparian buffers in agricultural watersheds, Transaction of ASAE 50(5): 1549-1563.
Liu, Y.B., and Chen, Y.N., 2007. Saving the "Green Corridor" - Recharging groundwater to restore riparian forest along the lower Tarim River, China, Ecological Restoration 25(2): 112-117.
Liu, Y.B. and Yang W., 2007. An interface of drainage division in grid-based hydrologic modeling for complex watersheds, Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 7(1): 66-80.
Liu, Y.B., Corluy, J., Bahremand, A., De Smedt, F., Poorova, J. and Velcicka, L., 2006. Simulation of runoff and phosphorus transport in a carpathian catchment, slovakia, River Research and Applications, 22: 1009-1022.
Liu, Y.B., Gebremeskel, S., De Smedt, F., Hoffmann, L. and Pfister, L., 2006. Predicting storm runoff from different land use classes using a GIS-based distributed model, Hydrological Processes, 20: 533-548.
Liu, Y.B. and Chen, Y.N., 2006. Impact of population growth and land use change on water resources and ecosystems of the arid Tarim River Basin in Western China, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 13: 295-305.
Bahremand, A., De Smedt, F., Corluy, J., Liu, Y.B., Poorova, J. and Velcicka L., 2006. Application of WetSpa model for assessing landuse impacts on floods in Margecany-Hornad watershed, Slovakia, Water Science and Technology, 53(10), 37-45.
Bahremand, A., De Smedt, F., Corluy, J., Liu, Y.B., Poorova, J., Velcicka, L. and Kunikova, E., 2006. WetSpa Model Application for Assessing Reforestation Impacts on Floods in Margecany–Hornad Watershed, Slovakia, Water Resources Management (in press).
Liu, Y.B., Batelaan, O., De Smedt, F., Huong, N.T. and Tam, V.T., 2005. Test of a distributed modeling approach to predict flood flows in the karst Suoimuoi catchment in Vietnam, Environmental Geology, 48: 931-940.
Liu, Y.B. and De Smedt, F., 2005. Flood modeling for complex terrain using GIS and remote sensed information, Water Resources Management, 19: 605-624.
Gebremeskel. S., Liu, Y.B., De Smedt, F. and Pfister, L., 2005. Analyzing the effect of climate changes on streamflow using statistically downscaled GCM scenarios, International Journal of River Basin Management, 2(4), 271-280.
Gebremeskel S., Liu Y.B., De Smedt F., Hoffmann L., and Pfister L., 2005. Assessing the Hydrological Effects of Land-use Changes Using Distributed Modelling and GIS, International Journal of River Basin Management, 3(4), 265-275.
Poorova J., Velcicka L., Kunikova E., De Smedt F., Bahremand A., Corluy J., and Liu Y,B, 2005. Assessment of land-use influence of flood process using WetSpa Model, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 53(4), 253-266.
Liu, Y.B., Gebremeskel, S., De Smedt, F., Hoffmann, L. and Pfister, L., 2004. Simulation of flood reduction by natural river rehabilitation using a distributed hydrologic model, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 8(6): 1129-1140.
Liu, Y.B., De Smedt, F., Hoffmann, L. and Pfister, L., 2004. Assessing land use impact on flood processes in complex terrain by using GIS and Modeling approach, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 9(4): 227-235.
Liu Y.B., De Smedt F, Hoffmann L. and Pfister L., 2004. Parameterization using ArcView GIS in medium and large watershed modeling, in Chen, Y.B., Takara, K., Cluckie, I. and De Smedt, F. (eds.), GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment, IAHS Publ. 289, 50-58.
De Smedt, F., Liu, Y.B., Gebremeskel, S., Hoffmann, L. and Pfister, L., 2004. Application of GIS and remote sensing in flood modeling for complex terrain, in Chen, Y.B., Takara, K., Cluckie, I. and De Smedt, F. (eds.), GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment, IAHS Publ. 289, 23-32.
Liu, Y.B., Gebremeskel. S., De Smedt, F., Hoffmann, L. and Pfister, L., 2003. A diffusive transport approach for flow routing in GIS-based flood modeling, Journal of Hydrology, 283, 91-106