Peiyu Cao is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Food System & Global Change program, housed in Department of Global Development. His research focuses on the broad impacts of the livestock sector on social, economic, and environmental sustainability worldwide. By building a platform that integrates data, models, and technology, he has the opportunity to address critical issues such as food security, land degradation, water shortage, air pollution, climate change, and biodiversity reduction.
Peiyu earned his Ph.D. in 2022 and continued his research as a postdoctoral associate at Iowa State University. His doctorate focused on nitrogen budget analysis over space and time in US agricultural systems to improve nutrient use efficiency and mitigate environmental stress.
PhD in Environmental Science, Iowa State University
MS in Ecology, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
BS in Resources and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University