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Yanjun Shen

CSC scholar

I graduated from Hebei Normal University in China with a Bachelor's degree in Geographical science and gained my master's degree in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. My previous research topics include application of Remote Sensing and GIS in agriculture for drought assessment, modeling of evapotranspiration, hydrological modeling and analysis of groundwater level variation. Also, I had some field survey experience.
With the help of China Scholarship Council (CSC), I joined the GIScience Group in Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2013. As a current Ph.D. student, my research is about "comparative impact assessment and modelling analysis of river basins in NW-China and Tibet applying the ILMS approach". These semi-arid alpine basins already suffer from climate change which is obvious from measured meteorological time series data. I am looking forward to learning about hydrological modeling and improving my research skills and further developing a deep understanding of hydrological response to climate change in ungauged alpine region using ILMS approaches, and also learn how to assess them for use in water management.

I hope gain as many achievements and experiences in this field as possible, and I like study and live in Jena.

Key research areas

  • Hydrological modelling und system analysis
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing technologies
  • Kaidu River Basin Information System (Link:

Curriculum vitae

since 09/2013

PhD student at Geoinformation Science Group, Department of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Topic of PhD Thesis: Comparative impact assessment and modelling analysis of river basins in NW-China and Tibet applying the ILMS approach
09/2010 - 06/2013

Master of Ecology, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Master Thesis: Spatial-temporal Variation of Meteorological Drought and the Impact on Hydrological Drought in the South Hebei Plain
09/2006 - 06/2010
Bachelor of Geographical Science, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Hebei Normal University, China
    Bachelor Thesis: Study on Sand flow Structure of Farmland over Bashang region, Hebei province

Selected Publications

SHEN, Y.-J., LI, H.-J. & LEI, Y.-P. (2013) Analysis of drought during the growth season of winter wheat in the piedmont region of Mt. Taihang-A case study at Baoding area, Agriculture Research in the Arid Areas,2013,(3)(in Chinese with English abstract).

SHEN, Y.-J., LI, H.-J. & LEI, Y.-P. (2013). Application and research progress of drought indices, South-to-North Water Transfers and Water Science & Technology.2013,(04)(in Chinese with English abstract).

PEI, H.-W., CHANG, C.-P., HE, W.-H. & SHEN, Y.-J. (2009). Depopulation of rural areas under the backdrop of urbanization- A case study of Kangbao County, Northwest of HeBei Province, Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, Jan. 2009, 17(1): 169−173(in Chinese with English abstract).


M.Sc. Yanjun Shen
CSC Scholar

Visiting address

Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Room 125
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Postal address

Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Löbdergraben 32
07737 Jena

Phone:  +49-3641-9-48877
Fax.: +49-3641-9-48852
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