Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Dr Xiaoying (Sha sha) Liu is an early-career environmental scientist with a research background in environmental biogeochemistry of aquatic ecosystems and the impact on ecosystem functions. Her major interests include cycling of nutrients and carbon in freshwater environments, monitoring and evaluation of ecosystem responses to environmental water actions, and studies of ecosystems impacted by hypoxic blackwater and algal blooms events and applying transdisciplinary approach to research inland aquatic ecosystems.
Sha sha is a member of a team of researchers from Charles Sturt University and several partner organisations undertaking a large multidisciplinary project focused on the evaluation of ecosystem responses to environmental flows in an agricultural landscape. She is leading the water quality and carbon component of the Monitoring and Evaluation and Research (Flow-MER) project in the Edward/Kolety-Wakool system (2019-present) funded by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. She has also been involved in other research projects and works closely with staff from a number of partner organisations, including those from CSIRO, Forestry Corporation of NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and local stakeholder groups.