Lan started her PhD research in July 2012. She is particularly interested in the hydrological-atmospheric feedbacks resulting from changes in agricultural and forested land.
The models Lan primarily uses in her work include a global hydrological model STEAM that she developed (Wang-Erlandsson et al., 2014), and the moisture recycling model Water Accounting Model (WAM) (Van der Ent et al. 2010). Her research is supervised by Professor Hubert Savenije at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), and Dr. Line Gordon and Professor Johan Rockström at Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Lan received her MSc degree in Civil Engineering and Natural Resources Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2009. Prior to joining the centre, Lan completed an internship at Stockholm Environment Institute, and worked as an environmental consultant in Sweden.
Daniele Crimella, MSc candidate
Research news | 2017-03-13
Researchers identify connections between extreme drought and self-amplified forest loss. Forest diversity reduces risk of such loss
Research news | 2016-03-23
Why landscapes that regulate downwind rainfall are key producers of ecosystem services
2017 - Journal / article
The spatial and temporal dynamics of water resources are a continuous challenge for effective and sustainable national and international governance. The watershed is the most common spatial unit in water resources governance, which typically includes only surface and groundwater. However, recent advances in hydrology have revealed ‘atmospheric watersheds’ – otherwise known as precipitationsheds. Water flowing within a precipit...
2017 - Journal / article
Reduced rainfall increases the risk of forest dieback, while in return forest loss might intensify regional droughts. The consequences of this vegetation–atmosphere feedback for the stability of the Amazon forest are still unclear. Here we show that the risk of self-amplified Amazon forest loss increases nonlinearly with dry-season intensification. We apply a novel complex-network approach, in which Amazon forest patches are l...
2014 - Journal / article
The contribution of land evaporation to local and remote precipitation (i.e., moisture recycling) is of significant importance to sustain water resources and ecosystems. But how important are different evaporation components in sustaining precipitation? This is the first paper to present moisture recycling metrics for partitioned evaporation. In the companion paper, Part 1, evaporation was partitioned into vegetation intercept...