Guest Researcher

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Profile summary

  • Cryosphere changes and their impacts
  • Earth system functions
  • Ecosystem services and human well-being
  • Tipping points
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Socio-ecological systems resilience in chaging cryosphere

Bo Su is an early career scientist doing research in the interface of cryosphere and sustainability sciences.

Bo Su is a guest researcher within the Anthropocene theme at Stockholm Resilience Centre. His main focus is towards understanding cryosphere’s role for Earth system resilience and estimating the planetary boundary for cryosphere. Additionally, Su also serves as a member of extended secretariat of the Earth Commission supporting the workstream of Earth System Boundaries.

Su has broad experience in the fields of cryosphere, climate and sustainability sciences. He obtained his PhD in physical geography in 2022, which was jointly trained at the Beijing Normal University, China and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He continued his study as a Liyun postdoc researcher at the Beijing Normal University from July 2022 to February 2024, and then works at the University of Gothenburg as a visiting researcher from March 2024. He is the chief researcher of three ongoing projects that aim to evaluate cryosphere’s contribution to socio-ecological systems, and safeguard cryosphere-social systems resilience in the Anthropocene.

Su is an active member of Future Earth, IACS, IGS, EGU, and YESS, etc., and the Education Committee member of China Society of Cryospheric Sciences. He collaborates with a number of colleagues at research institutes in China, Sweden, USA and Germany. Su was a group reviewer for IPCC AR6 before, and currently serves as reviewer for several journals such as npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, WIREs Water, Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, etc. He also acted as a leader author and/or TSU for several report, book, and encyclopaedia in his filed.

Awards and achievements

  • Future Earth Early-Career Fellow by Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub China, 2023.
  • Academic outstanding prize for PhD student by Beijing Normal University (China), 2022.
  • Zhou Tingru Geoscience Award by Beijing Normal University (China), 2022.
  • Best presentation award for early career scientist by the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), 2018.
  • Award for Excellent Academic Papers by the Geographic Society of China, 2018.

Key publications

Bo Su, Cunde Xiao, Deliang Chen, Dahe Qin, Yongjian Ding. Cryosphere Services and Human Well-Being. Sustainability, 2019, 11(16): 4365.

Bo Su, Cunde Xiao, Deliang Chen, Xue Ying, Yi Huang, Rong Guo, Hongyu Zhao, Aifang Chen, Yanjun Che. Mismatch between the population and meltwater changes creates opportunities and risks for global glacier-fed basins. Science Bulletin, 2022, 67(1): 9-12.10.1016/j.scib.2021.07.027.

Bo Su, Cunde Xiao, Deliang Chen, Yi Huang, Yanjun Che, Hongyu Zhao, Mingbo Zou, Rong Guo, Xuejia Wang, Xin Li, Wanqin Guo, Shiyin Liu, Tandong Yao. Glacier change in China over past decades: spatiotemporal patterns and influencing factors. Earth-Science Reviews, 2022, 226: 103926.

Hongyu Zhao, Bo Su, Lei Huajin, Tong Zhang, Cunde Xiao. A new projection for glacier mass and runoff changes over High Mountain Asia. Science Bulletin, 2023, 68(1): 43-47. 10.1016/j.scib.2022.12.004.

Can Zhang, Bo Su, Michael Beckmann, Martin Volk. Emergy-based Evaluation of Ecosystem Services: Progress and Perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2024, 192, 114201.