Bin Peng2023-12-21T11:25:55-06:00


Dr. Bin Peng

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Water Quality
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecosystem Modeling
  • Hydrological Modeling
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Precision Conservation

Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Dr. Peng earned his PhD in hydrology and geoinformatics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Over the years, Dr. Peng has been busy developing various modeling and forecasting tools related to agriculture, water quality and other environmental factors. These tools include:

  • Multi-scale crop modeling framework for assessing agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability
  • Crop growth models in the early system models to improve the simulation of agriculture-climate interactions
  • Seasonal forecasting system for soybean and corn crop yield at county and national scales
  • Parsimonious model to predict water quality at watershed scale

His focus at UIUC is on research that addresses agricultural water quality, engaging with farmers and other stakeholders through outreach activities, and teaching classes related to agricultural water quality. Learn more about Dr. Peng at

Fun Facts!
Dr. Peng’s top-five favorite foods:

  • Tofu
  • Smoked rib tips
  • Hot pot
  • Kimchi
  • Cola chicken wings

Research Projects

Quantifying Conservation Benefits for Illinois Soybean Farmers: Extrapolating On-Farm Trial Measurements to Commercial Farm Fields Through Validated Algorithms and Methods2023-12-20T16:26:42-06:00

This project will evaluate current and past trial data, as well as implement additional trials across the state, to help quantify the benefits of adopting conservation management practices so that Illinois’ soybean farmers are equipped to take advantage of developing ecosystem marketplaces. Project output will include reports farmers can use to inform their management decisions and improve outcomes specific to soybean productivity, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil carbon sequestration and water quality.

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