Center for International Education
Fall 2009

Excellence award goes to research professor Changsheng Li

Dr. Changshen Li, research faculty member of the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Changsheng Li, research professor of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, is the recipient of the 2009-10 UNH Award for Excellence in International Engagement.

Dr. Li, who came to UNH in 1992, has made rich contributions in environmental research which have affected the work of scientists around the world and involved environmental efforts in at least 17 countries. His development of a state-of-the-art biogeohemistry model, DNDC, has most often helped environmental groups develop regional or national greenhouse gas emissions inventories for agricultural lands. In recent years his model has also been extended for use with forests, grasslands, and wetlands.

Dr. Li returns frequently to his native China to work with colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on environmental problems facing that country, including its serious pollution challenges. His international collaborations have also involved work with scientists in Germany and other members of the European Union, Australia, Japan, the UK, and Canada.