Diyang Cui is a Ph.D. student in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds B.S. in Geographical Information Sciences from Beijing Normal University. She has worked with Prof. Shunlin Liang on developing climate maps and detecting climate relocations and their implications on terrestrial ecosystems. In her time at UMD, she has served as a research assistant working on coal power phase-out in China at the Centre for Global Sustainability (CGS). Her current research interests include climate change and biogeography, assessment of climatic exposure and strategies for conservation and sustainable development.

Areas of Interest

  • Climate Change and Biogeography
  • Remote Sensing


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Geographical Information Science, Beijing Normal University


  • Observed and projected changes in global climate zones based on Köppen climate classification
  • A 1-km global dataset of historical (1979-2017) and future (2020-2100) Köppen-Geiger climate classification and bioclimatic variables

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
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Department of Geographical Sciences
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