Bingqing Liu

Research Scientist/Deputy Director LA-COE

Bingqing Liu, Ph.D. brings her experience in oceanography and coastal science to The Water Institute with her research focusing on wetland-estuary biogeochemistry and ocean color remote sensing. She has extensive research experience in monitoring and characterizing river-coastal dynamics including land-ocean interactions, carbon cycling, phytoplankton community dynamics, and water qualities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Liu's current research focuses on water quality modeling and remote sensing monitoring to examine the responses of aquatic ecosystem to meteorological/climatic changes and anthropogenic activities from restoration efforts in Louisiana’s coastal zone. Her research activities include model improvements and validations, developments of satellite algorithms, field work and laboratory experiments of phytoplankton community dynamics in the estuarine-coastal zones of Louisiana.

In addition to being a research scientist at the Institute, Dr. Liu is the Deputy Director for the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) where she helps the administration of a competitive coastal research grants program.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University and a M.S. and B.S. in Environmental Sciences at Shanghai Ocean University. In addition, Dr. Liu participated in a NASA Fellowship to attend the “Ocean Optics 2017” training program and an internship at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle.