Fangfang is a postdoctoral fellow in Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from Kansas State University and an M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  His research explores the interaction among lakes, climate change and human activities with a primary focus on the terrestrial water cycle, climate and human impacts on natural and manmade lakes, and the environmental impact of dams. Currently, he is combining three decades of high-resolution satellite observations, climate, and hydrologic models, to quantify and attribute lake water storage trends across the globe.