School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Research Fellow (BVOC)

    Centre for the study of Environmental Change and Sustainability (CECS)
    School of Geosciences
    University of Edinburgh
    Tel: 0044-131-6514467

Research Interests:

    Global land use modelling
    Land use changes in China
    Environmental Change in the Tibetan Plateau
    Water resources in China
    Global and regional climate modelling


    Ph.D. Meteorology in 2005
    University of Hamburg, Germany
    Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
    International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling
    BSc. Meteorology in 1999
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Research Experience:

    PDRA, 01,2006-07,2008 University of Liverpool
    working on NERC project: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA)


    Cui, X., D. Parker, and A. Morse, 2009: The drying out of soil moisture following rainfall in a numerical weather prediction model, and implications for malaria prediction in West Africa. Weather and Forecasting (in press).
    Cui, X., G. Huang and W. Chen, 2009: Threatening of climate change on water resources and supply: Case study of North China. Desalination (in press).
    Cui, X., and H-F. Graf, 2009: Recent land cover changes on the Tibetan Plateau, A review. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-009-9556-8.
    Cui, X., G. Huang, and W. Chen, 2008: Notes of regional climate model simulation for hydrological studies in China. Advances in Atmospheric Science,25(6), 999-1008.
    Cui, X., H-F. Graf, B. Langmann, W. Chen and R-H. Huang, 2007: Hydrological impacts of deforestation on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: A model study. Earth Interactions, 11, 15, 1-18.
    Cui, X., B. Langmann, and H-F. Graf, 2007: Summer monsoonal rainfall simulation on the Tibetan Plateau with a regional climate model using a one-way double-nesting system. Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, 3, 49-52.
    Cui, X., H-F. Graf, B. Langmann, W. Chen and R-H. Huang, 2006: Climatic impacts of anthropogenic land use change over the Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary change, 54, 33-56.
    Huang, R-H., and X. Cui, 1999: Impact of position and horizontal scale of strong convection area on the low-frequency oscillation in tropical atmosphere. Chinese J. of Atmos. Sci., 23, 337-350.