Yong NIE




Associate Professor


No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China




Glacier, glacial lake and GLOFs

Remote sensing and GIS

Land use and land cover changes


2015.03-2016.03 University of California, Los Angeles, Visiting scholar

2007.09-2010.06 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS Ph.D. Physical Geography

2004.09-2007.06 Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS M.S., Physical Geography

2000.09-2004.06 Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China  B.A., Geography

Employment Record (including international working experience )

2019-01~       Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, China

2014-12~2019-01, Associate Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, China

2010-07~2014-12, Assistant Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, China

Running Projects

Assessments on water resource and glacier-related hazards, mitigations in high mountain Asia, CAS "Light of West China" excellent scholars Program (A-group), 2018-2021, CNY 500,000 (PI

Glacial lake changes and GLOF risk assessment in the Himalaya, National Natural Science Foundation of China (41571104), 2016-2019, CNY 890,000 (PI


Academic Society Activities

Member: AGU, AOGS, The Geographical Society of China, The China Society on Tibetan Plateau


Reviwer: Nature Climate Change, Remote Sensing of Environment, Geomorphology,

Global and Planetary Change, Journal of Geographical Sciences et al.


CAS “Light of West China” A Grantee





Nie Yong, Liu Qiao, Wang Jida, Zhang Yili, Sheng Yongwei, Liu Shiyin. An inventory of historical glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas based on remote sensing observations and geomorphological analysis. Geomorphology, 2018, 308: 91-106.

Jiang Sheng, Nie Yong, Liu Qiao, Wang Jida, Liu Linshan, Hassan Javed, Liu Xiangyang, Xu Xia. Glacier change, supraglacial debris expansion and glacial lake evolution in the Gyirong River Basin, Central Himalayas, between 1988 and 2015. Remote Sensing, 2018, 10: 986.

Nie Yong, Sheng Yong Wei, Liu Qiao et al., A regional-scale assessment of Himalayan glacial lake changes using satellite observations from 1990 to 2015. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, 189: 1-13.

Nie Yong, Yang Chao, Zhang Yi Li et al., Glacier Changes on the Qiangtang Plateau between 1976 and 2015: A Case Study in the Xainza Xiegang Mountains. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2017, 8 (1): 97-104.

Nie Yong, Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. Glacial Lake Expansion in the Central Himalayas by Landsat Images, 1990–2010. PLoS ONE, 2013 8(12): e83973.

Nie Yong, Zhang Yili, Ding Mingjun, Liu Linshan, Wang Zhaofeng. Lake change and its implication in the vicinity of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central high Himalayas, 1970–2009. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2013 68(1): 251-265.

Nie, Y., Li, A.N., 2011. Assessment of alpine wetland dynamics from 1976–2006 in the vicinity of Mount Qomolangma (Everest). Wetlands, 31: 875-884.

Nie, Y., Zhang, Y.L., Liu, L.S., Zhang, J.P., 2010. Glacial change in the vicinity of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central high Himalayas since 1976. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 20: 667-686.