Li Jiang

Research Overview

I am interested in the loss of arable land and the rising problem of reduced grain production in regions that have been undergoing rapid urban transformation. In my doctoral studies, I will evaluate the primary forces that contribute to urban land expansion and the areas of arable land that are threatened by land conversion. I am building a model with both explanatory and predictive capacities to forecast the magnitude of future farmland conversion and associated loss in grain potential. The goal is to understand the links between urbanization, agricultural land, and grain production.