Dr. Meng is a physical geographer with research interest and expertise in climate
variability and climate change as well as their impacts on hydrological and terrestrial
ecosystems. He uses the Community Earth System Model (CESM) to investigate hydrological
and biogeochemical processes that are interactive with climate 

Attention (04/2012): Graduate student opportunities in Climatology. The College of Arts
and Sciences, Department of Geography at Western Michigan University is accepting
applications for a research assistantship in the Climatology. We are seeking a highly
qualified M.S. student interested in pursing research in land-atmosphere interactions and
drought analysis with a focus on drought in China. Applicants should have strong
backgrounds in hydrology, atmospheric sciences or related fields. Preference will be
given to candidates with experience in statistics, climate modeling (etc., CESM), and
programming (fortran, ncl). One year of assistantship is available, renewable for the
second year dependent on performance and availability of funds. For further information
on the research projects contact Lei Meng (lei.meng at wmich.edu). More information on
application for admission can be found at
http://www.wmich.edu/geography/academics/apply-grad.html. For further information on
programs in the Department of Geography interested students are encouraged to visit
http://www.wmich.edu/geography/. Western Michigan University is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with