Yurong Yu is a PhD candidate at Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, supervised by Professor Mark Burgman and Dr Caroline Howe. Her research interests include biodiversity conservation policy, climate policy and environmental risk assessment.
Her PhD focus on how to improve the performance of systematic review methodology in environmental research, and apply the methodology to study the influence of transportation infrastructures on regional biodiversity at a global scale.
Yurong pursued her master's in Climate and Society from Columbia University on a full scholarship. While she was studying in New York, she was a writer at GlacierHub. Later, she became an intern at both New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Wildlife Conservation Society.
Prior to her master's, Yurong graduated from China Agricultural University with a major in Development Studies and also Peking University with another major in Economics.
She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.