Division of Biological and Physical Sciences
Dr. Yongqin Zhang
Assistant Professor of Physical Geography
Graduate Coordinator of MAS-GIT Program


Dr. Zhang

Office:

Caylor 237

Mailing address:

Biological and Physical Sciences
Box 3262
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733

Phone:

662-846-4251

E-mail:

yzhang@deltastate.edu


B.Sc., M.Sc., Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Courses taught by Dr. Zhang

GIS 581. Community Growth

REM 316. Remote Sensing

REM 511. Digital Image Processing

GIS 531. Photogrammetry

REM 516. Remote Sensing

REM 541. Advanced Sensor Systems and Data Collection

REM 531. Information Extraction using Multi-, Hyper- and Ultra-Spectral Data

MAS-GIT Program

Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technology is a new graduate program at Delta State University starting 2011.


Professional Experience


  • 2011-present: Assistant Professor, Delta State University
  • 2009-2011: Research Associate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Canada. Awarded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC PDF)

Awards


  • National Best Ph. D. Thesis Award, Canadian Remote Sensing Society (Only one thesis is given this award every year in Canada) (2008)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSERC PDF) (2007-2009)
  • Graduate Student Research Award, Center for Global Change Sciences, University of Toronto (2007)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, University of Toronto (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Research Award, Ontario Association of Remote Sensing (2005)
  • Travel Grant, University of Toronto (2005)
  • Additional University Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto (2002, 2004)
  • University Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto (2002-2006)
  • The 11th Guanghua Award, Taiwan Guanghua foundation, for the most outstanding student in the first year of graduate studies (2000)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Nanjing University (2000)
  • 2nd Place Scientific Progress Prize, National Environmental Protection Agency of China (1999)
  • Research Paper Award, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology (1998)
  • Outstanding Student Award, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology (1992, 1993)

Academic Works: Book Chapters


  • Zhang, Y. 2011. Forest leaf chlorophyll content study using hyperspectral remote sensing In: “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation” Edited by Thenkabail, P.S., Lyon, J.G., Huete, A. CRC Press (Link)
  • Miao, Q., Zhang, Y., Xiang, Y., and Gu, X. 2003. Influence of climate variation on water resources in the target. In: “Climate change and regional sustainable development-A case study in the Changjiang Delta region of China”. Edited by Yin, Y., Miao, Q., and Tian, G. Sciences Press, New York Ltd., New York. pp. 47-69.
  • Miao, Q., Gu, X., and Zhang, Y. 2003. Potential effects on sea level rising on the coastal zone of the Yangtze River Delta. In: “Climate change and regional sustainable development-A case study in the Changjiang Delta region of China”. Edited by Yin, Y., Miao, Q., and Tian, G. Sciences Press, New York Ltd., New York. pp. 110-122.
  • Zhou, S., Miao, Q., Yin Y., Tian, G.., and Zhang, Y., 2003. An integrated regional climate change impact assessment system for the Yangtze River Delta. In: “Climate change and regional sustainable development-A case study in the Changjiang Delta region of China”. Edited by Yin, Y., Miao, Q., and Tian, G. Sciences Press, New York Ltd., New York. pp. 123-206.
  • Zhou, S., Miao, Q., Yin Y., Tian, G.., and Zhang, Y., 2003. Adaptation Countermeasure Test. In: “Climate change and regional sustainable development-A case study in the Changjiang Delta region of China”. Edited by Yin, Y., Miao, Q., and Tian, G. Sciences Press, New York Ltd., New York. pp. 206-215.

Academic Works: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


  • Zhang, Y., Miller, J.R., Noland, T.L., Chen, J.M., and Treitz, P., 2011. Leaf nitrogen and chlorophyll content: seasonal patterns, relationships, and remote sensing applications. Canadian Journal of Forest Research (in revision).
  • Zhang, Y., Chen, J.M., Miller, J.R., and Noland, T.L. 2008. Leaf chlorophyll content retrieval from airborne hyperspectral remote sensing imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112: 3234-3247.
  • Zhang, Y., Chen, J.M., Miller, J.R., and Noland, T.L. 2008. Retrieving chlorophyll content in conifer needles from hyperspectral measurements. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 34(3): 296-310.
  • Zhang, Y., Chen, J.M., and Thomas, S.C. 2007. Retrieving seasonal variation in chlorophyll content of overstorey and understorey sugar maple leaves from leaf-level hyperspectral data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 5: 406-415.
  • Chen, J.M., Govind, A., Sonnentag,O., Zhang, Y., Barr, A., and Amiro, B. 2006. Leaf area index measurements at Fluxnet Canada forest sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 140: 257-268.
  • Zhang, Y., Chen, J. M., and Miller, J.R. 2005. Determining digital hemispherical photograph exposure for leaf area index estimation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 133: 166-181.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Peng, B. 2001. Calculation and analysis on the spatial change of agricultural water consumption in the Yangtze Delta. Chinese Geographical Sciences. 11(4): 321-325.
  • Xie, Z., Zhang, Y., Xu, M., and Zhou, Y. 2003. Fractal traits and predictable time analysis for flood series in the Huaihe River basin. Journal of Nanjing University (Natural Sciences edition). 39(1): 113-119.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao,Q., and Peng, B. 2002. Study on supply and demand balance model of regional water resources for Yangtze Delta. Hydrology. 22(2): 6-9.
  • Xu, R., Zhang, Y., Ding, J., and Peng, B. 2002. Research on model for regional total dynamic balance of cultivated land- A case study in Wenzhou City. Economic Geography. 22(4): 435-439.
  • Zhang, Y., and Miao, Q. 2001. Research on input-output model of climate change on regional economy. Acta Meteorologic Sinica. 59(5): 633-640.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Peng, B. 2001. Calculation and prediction of regional water resources. Scientia Geographic Sinica. 21(5): 457-462.
  • Zhang, Y., and Miao, Q. 2001. Impact of climate change on regional economy and the adaptation countermeasures. Journal of Natural Disaster. 10(2): 121-126.
  • Zhang, Y., and Peng, B. 2001. Analysis on sustainable use of Huaihe River basin’s water resources. Bulletin of Water and Soil Conservation. 21(2): 67-70.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Peng, B. 2001. Calculation and analyses on agricultural water consumption in Nanjing region. Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Basin. 10(5): 413-418.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Peng, B. 2001. Research on climate change on the economy of Jiangsu province. Resources and Environment in the Yangtze River Basin. 10(1): 8-14.
  • Zhang, Y., and Miao, Q. 1999. Impact of climate change on regional economy. High Efficient Use of Agricultural Resources and Sustainable Development. China Agriculture Science and Technology Press. Beijing, China. 101-102.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Xiang, Y. 1999. Impact of climate change on water resources in the Yangtze Delta. Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology. 22: 513-517.
  • Miao, Q., Zhang, Y., and Xiang, Y. 1999. Impact of climate change on agriculture water consumption in the Yangtze Delta. Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology. 22: 518-522.
  • Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Xiang, Y. 1999. An analysis on the impact of climate change on water balance of supply and demand in the Yangtze Delta. Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology. 22: 529-535.
  • Xiang, Y., Zhang, Y., Miao, Q., and Liu, W. 1999. A statistical model for the impact of climate change on industry and population water in the Yangtze Delta. Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology. 22: 523-528.


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