Edward PARK

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education

NIE3-03-133, National Institute of Education and N2-01B-28, Earth Observatory of Singapore


Edward Park has been a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) since 2021, and an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE) since 2019, both at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.  

Edward joined NTU in 2017 for his post-doctoral training about the Rivers in Southeast Asia. Before joining NTU, he obtained his PhD degree in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017.  

Edward is leading the research programme Tropical Rivers in the Anthropocene at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, where he aims to understand the impacts of natural hazards and human activities on the rivers in the tropics, particularly in the Southeast Asian regions. Given that the Southeast Asia represents a global hotspot of human impacts on rivers, his research findings not only contribute to informed sustainable river management strategies in the region, but also hold significant implications beyond the region to global river systems experiencing similar issues.  

Over the past four years, Edward has secured several external and internal grants as PI (including two MOE AcRF Tier2 and MOE AcRF Tier3). Through this support, his team was able to collect and analyse a wealth of biophysical, geospatial and socioeconomic data across the region, yielding invaluable insights into the evolution of its riverine ecosystems in the Anthropocene. In the past 3 years, his team has published 56 Tier1 (top 10%) journals.  

Currently, Edward serves as a national representative for the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and is editor of four prestigious journals including Journal of Hydrology, Geomorphology, Science of the Total Environment and Journal of Environmental Management.  

He has supervised more than 25 students at undergrad and graduate levels.  

Edward was the recipient of the Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) in 2023, the university’s highest recognition in contributing to expanding the knowledge frontiers. In 2023, he was also listed within the top 2% scientists worldwide by Stanford University.

Google Scholar, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FZ1Ov9EAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward-Park  


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