Dr. Weili Qiu is an associate professor of physical geography in Beijing Normal University, China. He has been teaching physical geography, geomorphology and geology since 1989. His research interests focus on land use and human impacts, geomorphology and quaternary environments, environmental archaeology and human nature relation in the past. He has published more than forty papers in both national and international academic journals and surveyed the Loess Plateau of north China and the Yellow River areas for many years. Based on his work, he has started cooperative teaching and research with the Gothenburg University of Sweden and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA. He has guided field study tours for the students from
GU and RSC in north China 2001.