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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

Peer Review Articles

  1. Lei, C; Zhu, L. (2017, In Press.) Spatio-temporal variability of land use/land cover change (LULCC) within the Huron River: Effects on stream flows. Climate Risk Management.

 

Technical Reports

  1. Scott-Smith, C.; Oh, J.S.; Lei, C. (2015). Exploring the Equity Dimensions of US Bicycle Sharing Systems. Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities.

 

Oral Presentations

  1. Lei, Cheyenne. (2017). Analysis of Ingrowth Cores and Flux Variables on the Variability of Root Production within Agricultural Regions. Association of American Geographers Conference, Boston, MA, USA
  2. Lei, Cheyenne. (2017). Analysis of Ingrowth Cores and Flux Variables on the Variability of Root Production within Agricultural Regions. Geography Graduate Student Competition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. (2017). Analysis of Ingrowth Cores and Flux Variables on the Variability of Net Ecosystem Exchange and Root Production within Ecosystem Regions. Council of Graduate Students Academic Conference, February 25th, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  2. 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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