Dr. Liqing Peng is a modeler/researcher in the food program. She works to expand the global agriculture and land-use accounting model developed at WRI, with the goal of supporting global, regional, and national analyses of food production and consumption scenarios and their effects on resource demands and the environment.

Prior to joining WRI, Liqing worked as a research assistant in the field of agriculture and water resources. Her work focused on the changes in evaporative demand in response to climate change, and has been published in Global Change Biology, Water Resources Research, and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, among other publications. She also taught green house gas effect and food security in an interdisciplinary course Environmental Nexus at Princeton University. Liqing is passionate about environmental sustainability and reducing plastic waste. During 2017-2018, she held a consulting position at the strategy department of Kedao, a leading hub for renewable energy and green investing.

Liqing holds a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from Princeton University, a B.S. in Geosciences and a B.A. in Philosophy from Peking University.

Liqing loves mountains and enjoys hiking in her spare time to explore waterfalls and lakes.