Qing Pei received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong. He previously held fellowships at Cambridge University, UK and the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; he was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests mainly encompass climate change and human society, environment-human geography, and geostatistics and its application. His research primarily covers long-term temporal scales (centennial to millennia) and large spatial scales (Europe, China, and the Northern Hemisphere). So far, his work has been supported with grants from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and PAGES (Past Global Changes).