Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Edward Park
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment (Courtesy Appointment)
Edward is an assistant professor in Physical Geography at NIE and ASE, and a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University, where he is developing a river research program entitled Tropical Rivers in the Anthropocene. His research investigates the hydrogeomorphic processes and wetland hydrosedimentary dynamics. Edward’s work is strongly based on geospatial technologies, hydrological modeling and statistical methods, in addition to traditional fieldworks in geomorphology.

He has won several prestigious awards such as National Science Foundation’s DDRIG and AAG’s Gordon Reds Wolman award. He is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) of seven projects including the “Environmental Impacts in the Mekong Delta (MOE Tier2)” and "Sand mining in Southeast Asia (MOE Tier2)". His research has been published in several prestigious journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, Water Resources Research, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Hydrology, and Nature.

He is currently the national representative for the International Association for Geomorphologists (IAG) and the executive committee member of the Association of Singapore Teachers (AST).

He is also an associate editor for Journal of Hydrology, and the editorial board member of Science of the Total Environment and Journal of Environmental Management.

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Geomorphology,Human-Environment Interactions,Hydrology,Remote sensing
  • Hydrology, Sediment Fluxes and Floods in Chao Phraya and Mekong River Basins.
  • Geography of sand mining in Asia and its environmental impacts
  • Impacts of Environmental Pressures on Livelihood Transformations in the Mekong Delta
  • Leaking Pollutants: Investigating how the Johor River sediment affects Singapore's coastal water quality
  • Understanding the Formation-development-dissipation Processes of Flood-causing Storms over the Southeast Asia through an Integrative Analysis of Satellite and Surface Observations
  • The future projection of urban heatwave exposure in the changing climate
  • A novel approach to decouple effects of multiple environmental pressures on intensifying salinity intrusion in the Mekong Delta
Courses Taught
Tropical Geomorphology
Introduction to GIS
Supervision of PhD Students
Sonu Kumar (2021-)