I study how satellite data and crowdsourced data can be applied to track the cascading effects of climate change in semi-arid and arid ecosystems and people who live in these areas. I am also interested in reimagining GIS education and equipping students with abilities to get their questions related to space answered with captivating maps and geospatial analytical methods beyond using traditional GIS software.
These are topics I am now actively pursuing through research and teaching:
Can soil moisture's memory effect help forecast vegetation flammability in fire-prone ecosystems?
How do power outages caused by wildfires affect medically vulnerable people in California and other western U.S. states?
How can we use social media data to better inform decision-making during evacuations caused by natural disasters and identify people in need?
Developing GIS curricula that enable students with all levels of proficiency in technology to conduct GIS analysis and data visualization with R, python, and other non-GIS tools.
Dr. Shenyue Jia will serve as the 2023-2024 Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) Faculty Fellow
Dr. Shenyue Jia will attend the 2023 Google Geo for Good Summit
Dr. Shenyue Jia will present at the Conference of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Climate Education
Dr. Shenyue Jia will present a paper entitled "More than GIS: Mapping the changing world with state-of-the-art technologies" during the Conference of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Climate Education, which will be held from Sept 14-15, 2023 at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California.
Sponsored by Harvey Mudd College's Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement, the conference will convene climate experts, teacher-scholars from other disciplines and community partners to discuss the future of climate education for undergraduates. The goal of this conference is to expand the number of faculty involved in climate education and for those already involved to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the strengths that multiple perspectives bring to addressing the challenges of climate. Presentation materials will be uploaded to this website after the conference.
Dr. Shenyue Jia selected as the 2023-2024 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Fellow
AGU Voices for Science is a program launched in 2018 that centers around training scientists to address the critical need for communicating the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision-makers, journalists, and public audiences. The program recruits scientists to participate in one of two tracks: policy or communications. If you are interested in applying for this program, please stay tuned from AGU Voices for Science website.
This year, Dr. Shenyue Jia was honored to be selected as the 2023-2024 cohort for Policy Track. She has participated in a two-day on-site training at AGU headquarters in Washington D.C. and completed her first Congressional visit and meeting in the Capital Hill.
Professional Membership and Service
- IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
Metropolitan Los Angeles Chapter board member (2018-2022)