Yong NIE






No. 9, Block 4, Renminnanlu 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 )

2020.07-      Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, China

2014.12-2020.07, 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: The Geographical Society of China, The China Society on Tibetan Plateau, AGU, AOGS et al.

Reviwer: Nature Climate Change, Remote Sensing of Environment, Geomorphology, ESSD, Global and Planetary Change, Journal of Geographical Sciences et al.



CAS “Light of West China” A Grantee

Excellent reviewer of Remote Sensing of Environment



Nie Y., Sheng Y., Liu Q., Liu L., Liu S., Zhang Y., Song C.. 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 Y., Liu W., Liu Q., Hu X., Westoby M.J.. Reconstructing the Chongbaxia Tsho glacial lake outburst flood in the Eastern Himalaya: Evolution, process and impacts. Geomorphology, 2020, 370: 107393.

Nie Y., Liu Q., Wang J., Zhang Y., Sheng Y., Liu S.. 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 S., Nie Y.*, Liu Q., Wang J., Liu L., Hassan J., Liu X., Xu X.. 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 Y., Yang C., Zhang Y., Liu L., Xu X.. 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: 97-104.

Nie Y., Liu Q., Liu S.. Glacial Lake Expansion in the Central Himalayas by Landsat Images, 1990–2010. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8: e83973.

Nie Y., Zhang Y., Ding M., Liu L., Wang Z.. Lake change and its implication in the vicinity of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central high Himalayas, 1970–2009. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2013, 68: 251-265.

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

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