Qiqi Gou

Qiqi Gou specializes in water transport in groundwater-soil-plant-atmosphere, drought monitoring and early detection.


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I am currently a PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management-Ghent University. I obtained my bachelor degree in Hefei University of Technology and studied for master degree at Hohai University with a major in hydrology and water resources. For my bachelor thesis, I investigated the evaporation and energy distribution during maize growth stage in Southeastern China. During my masters period, I explored the effect of climate change on the contribution of groundwater to crop root zones. Next, I developed an improved spatio-temporal identification method of flash droughts and now I am working on flash droughts forecast with Global Land Evaporation Amsterdam Model (GLEAM). 


  • 2021–Present: PhD candidate | Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University
  • 2017–Present: Master and PhD candidate | College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University
  • 2013–2017: B.Eng. in Hydraulic Engineering | College of Civil Engineering, Hefei University of Technology