Ms. Jiali Zhu is a PhD Student in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Jiali earned a BS in Environmental Engineering from Beijing Normal University in 2020 and an MS in Ecology from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2023. Her master’s thesis focused on understanding how human-induced changes impact the local climate system within cities and identifying potential mitigation strategies to reduce climate risks. Outside of academia, Jiali is an avid sports enthusiast, with a particular talent in swimming and a newfound passion for snowboarding.
M.S., Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2023
B.S., Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, 2020
Jiali’s research interests lie in the dynamic interplay between urban plant phenology, climate change, and human activities. She aims to unravel the implications of phenological shifts on the ecological services provided by urban vegetation, providing valuable insights for urban planning and sustainable development.