Fellows & Grantees

Heejun Chang

Abe Fellowship 2018
Project Title
Coupled dynamics of human and flood risks in six cities across the Pacific
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Professor, Geography, Portland State University


 Heejun Chang is Professor of Geography at Portland State University (PSU). He holds a BA and an MA from the Seoul National University and obtained a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching focus on water sustainability in a changing climate, land cover, and management. Dr. Chang has been leading transdisciplinary water research from a coupled natural and human system lens. He has collaborated with local watershed councils, municipalities, and a regional government in the Portland metropolitan area, in studying future climate change impacts on water quantity and quality and flood hazards using spatial statistics, social surveys, and process-based modeling. Dr. Chang is a faculty fellow of Institute for Sustainable Solutions at PSU. He has published 18 edited book chapters and over 113 peer-reviewed journal articles, and his work has been cited more than 5,000 times by google scholar with an H index of 41.