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Cheyenne Lei

PhD Student, Michigan State University
Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES)

LinkedIn | leicheye@msu.edu

Cheyenne is a doctoral student in the LEES lab at Michigan State University. She holds a Masters of Arts in Geography from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from Northern Michigan University. She is interested in geographic information systems, cartography and environmental and resource analysis. Her focus is in analyzing water quality and land use and land cover change at multiple spatial and temporal scales, with emphasis on providing sustainable land and water management and addressing the impact of anthropogenic activities on water quantity and quality. She has collaborated alongside multiple watershed councils within Michigan in water data collection, invasive species monitoring and public education.

Education

PhD Student | 2016 – Present
Geography, Michigan State University, MI

MA | 2016
Geography, Western Michigan University, MI

Certificate Geographical Information Science | 2016
Western Michigan University, MI

BS | 2014
Earth Science with Geomatics, Northern Michigan University, MI

Publications

Oral Presentations

  1. Lei, Cheyenne. (2016). Spatial, Temporal Variability & Trends within the Tributaries of the Huron River: Effects on the Frequency of Flooding. Thesis Defense, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA
  2. Lei, Cheyenne. (2016). Spatial, Temporal Variability & Trends within the Tributaries of the Huron River: Effects on the Frequency of Flooding. CGCEO Meeting, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
  3. Lei, Cheyenne. (2016). Spatial, Temporal Variability & Trends within the Tributaries of the Huron River: Effects on the Frequency of Flooding. Association of American Geographers Conference, California, USA

 

Poster Presentations

  1. Lei, Cheyenne; Scott-Smith, C. (2015). Explorations Into the Equitable Performance of U.S. Bicycle Sharing Systems. Association of American Geographers Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Research

Lake Erie's algae bloom is not only tied to nutrients but also the vertical carbon flux between lake surface and the atmosphere. Currently, this study investigates the relationship between the algae bloom and the CO2 flux between the western basin of Lake Erie's surface and the atmosphere with the aid of data collected with both Eddy Covariance and Remote Sensing.
As demonstrated by some scholars, human activities can influence C fluxes and storage far more than climatic changes. All of these activities require a CO2-equivalent amount of energy to offset the actual amount of C sequestered by the ecosystems and landscapes. We will implement a complete life cycle assessment (LCA) to account for the actual sequestration strength at different spatial and temporal scales.

Contact

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