CURRICULUM VITA

YONG Q. TIAN (Ph.D.)

 

Professor                                                                                  Tel:      (989) 774-1286

Dept. of Geography/Inst. for Great Lakes Research                    FAX:    (989) 774-2907

Central Michigan University                                                      E-Mail: yong.tian@cmich.edu

Mt. Pleasant, MI  48859                        https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cst/Geography/Pages/Yong-Tian.aspx

EDUCATION

2000-03  Postdoc  Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

                           University of California-Berkeley

                           Research topic: The application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Aquatic Environment

1995     Ph.D.       Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand

                           Research topic: Numerical Weather Forecasting

1989     M.Sc.      School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, UK

                           Research topic: Peri Net Modeling Theory and Applications in Information Systems

1981     B.Sc.       Department of Mathematics, University of Shanxi, China

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1.     Coastal and Aquatic Ecology

2.     Environmental Geography

3.     Geospatial and Temporal Modeling

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Professor                         Department of Geography / Institute for Great Lakes Research

                                       Central Michigan University, MI                                                 2015-present

Associate Professor         Department of Geography / Institute for Great Lakes Research

                                       Central Michigan University, MI                                                 2011-2015

Assistant Professor          Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences,                          

                                       University of Massachusetts, Boston                                           2005-2011

Lecturer                          Earth and Geographic Science                                            

                                       University of Massachusetts, Boston                                           2003-2005

Post-doc                          College of Natural Resources                                             

                                       University of California, Berkeley                                             2000-2003

Scientist                           New Zealand Institute for Agricultural Research             1995-1998

Scientist                           National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

                                       Hamilton, New Zealand                                   1998-2000

 

GRANTS

 

Current Grants

2014     Yong Tian with Wang Yeqiao, Chinese NSF, Remote Sensing Algorithm Development on Extracting Dissolved Organic Carbon Information from Poyang Lake Turbidity Water (grant# D0106), 880,000 for 2014-2018 (http://www.medsci.cn/sci/nsfc_show.asp?q=26c3368190d6)

2014     Yong Tian with Weining Zhu, Chinese NSF, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Analysis of  Spatial and Temporal Variation of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in Urban Complex Water and Associated Environmental Factors (grant# D010702), 900,000 for 2014-2018 (http://www.medsci.cn/sci/nsfc_show.asp?q=403e35659547)

Pending Proposals

Qian Yu (PI), and Yong Tian (Co-PI), NSF GSS: Understanding the co-variation of freshwater dissolved organic carbon and bio-optical properties at high spatio-temporal resolution, Requested for $369,471, and for the period of 04/01/17 – 03/31/20

Past Funded Major Research Grants

1.     2014     Yong Tian with Wang Yeqiao, Provincial NSF in Jiangxi, China, Cycling processes of Dissolved Organic Carbon in PoYang Lake Ecosystems and Remote Sensing Algorithms, 500,000 Yuan ($85,000) for 2013-2016

2.     2011     Yong Tian (PI), NSF Collaborative Mathematic and Geosciences, Collaborative Research: GIS-based Modeling of DOC dynamics from landscapes to coasts: hydrological connectivity and estuarine processes, Funded by NSF (total of $532,687) for 6.2012-8.2015, Award# 1230261

3.     2009     Robert F. Chen (PI), Co-PIs: Yong Q. Tian, and Bernie Gardner, A Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Observatory, Funded by the Office of Naval Research, Optical and Biological Oceanography Program, $692,402 for years from 2009-2012 (Award No.: N000140910346).

4.     2006     Yong Q. Tian (PI), Coastal Flooding in the Northeastern USA under Climate Change, Funding for supporting Chris Watson’s master degree study by Union of Concerned Scientists $15,000.

5.     2005     Robert F. Chen (PI), Co-PIs: Yong Q. Tian, and Bernie Gardner, Predicting Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Distributions in Coastal Waters, Funded by the Office of Naval Research, Optical and Biological Oceanography Program, $548,788 for the year of 2005-2008. Award# N00014-06-10220

6.                 Meng Zhou (PI), Co-PIs: Mingshun Jiang and Yong Q. Tian, Developing the forecasting model-GIS system for the physical environment in Massachusetts Bay, funded $39,773 by the Marine Technology president’s fund.

7.     2004     John Davis (PI), Co-PIs: Yong Q. Tian, and John Ciccarelli, Developing a Urban Harbor Security system for the Multi Campus Marine Information Technology Collaboration funded $145,000 by the UMass President’s Office Science and Technology grant.

8.     2001     Gong, P., J. Radke, and Yong Q. Tian, Modeling wildfire smoke dispersion including model validation and sensitivity analysis, $130,000, funded by the California Air Resource Board, for the year of 2001-2002.

9.     1999     Cooper, A.B., and Yong Q. Tian, Spatial and temporal modeling movement of microbial contaminants on grasslands, NZ$96,000, the Non-specific fund of Foundation of Research Science and Technology, for the year of 1999-2000.

10.  1996     Yong Q. Tian, D.G. McCall, and G. Sheath, Using cellular automata and GIS approaches to model animal grazing impacts on land sustainability, NZ$90,000/year, funded by the New Zealand foundation of Research Science and Technology for the period of 1996-2000.

11.              Yong Q. Tian, and D.G. McCall, Computer vision technology in meat quality assessment, NZ$120,000/year, funded by New Zealand Meat Research Association for the period of 1996-1999.

12.              Thorrold B.W. and Yong Q. Tian, Using GIS technology for integrating land units and agricultural practice in order to predict whole farm forage supply, NZ$90,000/year, funded by the New Zealand foundation of Research Science and Technology, for the period of 1996-2000.

PUBLICATION

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (* Authors are my advisees)

1.     2017     *Li J.W., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, and B. Becker, Remote Sensing Estimation of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Dynamics in non-Optically Deep Waters, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol(128): 98–110 (IP: 6.387)

2.                       *Qiao H.J.,  Y.Q. Tian, Q. Yu, H.J. Carrick, and M. Francek, Extreme storm events over agricultural landscape with snowpack pose intolerable risk of riverine DOC fluxes to aquatic ecosystem in Midwestern USA, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 246 (2017) 31-41 (IP: 4.461)

3.     2016     Jiang Chen; Wei-Ning Zhu; Yong Q. Tian; Qian Yu, 2017, Estimation of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter From Landsat-8 Imagery for Complex Inland Water: Case Study of Lake Huron, IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(4): 2201 - 2212 (IP: 4.942), DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2638828

4.     2015     *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, B. Becker, and H. Carrick, 2015, Adaptive multiband algorithms for remotely retrieving chlorophyll-a in wide variety of aquatic environments, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE J-STARS), 8(2): 562-575

5.                       *He H.M., Y.Q. Tian, J. Zhou, and Q.F. Zhang, 2015, Confluent flow impacts of flood extremes in the Middle Yellow River, Quaternary International, Vol:380-381 (2015) 382-390

6.     2014     *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, B. Becker, T. Zheng, and H. Carrick, An Assessment of Remote Sensing Algorithms for Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Complex Freshwater Environments, Remote Sensing of Environment 140 (2014): 766-778

7.     2013     Tian, Y.Q., Q. Yu, A.D. Feig, C.J. *Ye, and A.M. *Blunden, Effects of Climate and Land-Surface Process on Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Carbon Export to Major U.S. Coastal Rivers, Ecological Engineering, 54 (2013) 192-201

8.                       *Zhu, W.N., Y.Q. Tian, Q. Yu, B. Becker, 2013, Using Hyperion Imagery to Monitor the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Estuarine and Coastal Regions, Remote Sensing of Environment, 134 (2013): 342-354,

9.                       *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, and Y.Q. Tian, 2013, Uncertainty analysis of remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter: evaluations and comparisons for three rivers in North America, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 84 (2013): 12-22.

10.  2012     Tian Y.Q., *Wang, D., R. F. Chen and *W. Huang, Using modeled runoff to study DOC dynamics in stream and river flow: a case study of an urban watershed southeast of Boston, Massachusetts, Ecological Engineering, 42 (2012) 212- 222  

11.  2011     Zimmerman, M.J., Q. Yu, and Y.Q. Tian, Monitoring to Assess Progress toward Meeting the Assabet River (Massachusetts) Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load--Aquatic Macrophyte and Sediment-Phosphorus Flux, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2011-5179.   

12.                    *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, and G.B. Gardner, Estimation of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plume regions using above-surface hyperspectral remote sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research-Ocean, 116, C02011, doi:10.1029/2010JC006523.

13.  2010     Tian, Y.Q., Q. Yu, M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M.C. Waldron, differentiate among aquatic plant communities and density in eutrophic rivers using remote sensing technology, Freshwater Biology 55 (8): 1587–1801

14.                    Yu, Q., Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, A. Liu, G.B. Gardner, *Weining Zhu, Functional Linear Analysis for Estimating Riverine CDOM in Coastal Environment Using In Situ Hyperspectral Data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76(10): 1147-1158, (Won the Early Career Best Paper Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group - The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C)

15.  2009     Tian, Y.Q., *J.J. Wang, J.A. Duff, B.L. Howes, and A. Evgenidou, Spatial Patterns of Macrobenthic Communities in Shallow Tidal Embayments and Association with Environmental Factors,  Environmental Management 44 (1):119-135

16.  2008     *He, H.M., Q. Yu, J. Zhou, Y.Q. Tian, and R.F. Chen, Modeling Complex Flood Flow Evolution in middle Yellow River Basin, China, Journal of Hydrology Vol. 353 (1-2), 76-92

17.                    Pu, R.L., P. Gong, Y.Q. Tian, X. Miao, C. Raymond, and A. Gerald, Using CASI Hyperspectral Data to Monitor Invasive Species: A Case Study of Saltcedar in Nevada, USA, International journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29 (14), 3987-4011

18.              Yu, Q, P. Gong, Y.Q. Tian, and R.L. Pu, Factors affecting spatial variation of classification uncertainty in an object-based vegetation mapping, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 74 (8), 1007-1018

19.              Kirshen, P., *C. Watson, A. Gontz, E. Douglas, *J. Lee, and Y.Q. Tian, Coastal Flooding in the Northeastern USA under Climate Change, The Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Vol. 13 (5-6), 430-451

20.              Pu, R.L., P. Gong, Y.Q. Tian, X. Miao, R.I. Carruthers, and G.L. Anderson, Invasive Species Change Detection Using Artificial Neural Networks and CASI Hyperspectral Imagery, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 140 (1-3) 15-32

21.  2007     Tian, Y.Q., R. McDowell, Q. Yu, G. W. Sheath, W. T. Carlson, and P. Gong, Modeling to analyze the impacts of animal treading effects on soil in, Hydrological Processes vol. 21 (8) 1106-1114

22.                    Chen, Q., P. Gong, D.D. Baldocchi, and Y.Q. Tian, Estimating Basal Area and Stem Volume for Individual Trees from LIDAR Data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 73 (12) 1355-65

23.              *He, H.M., J. Zhou, Q. Yu, **Y.Q. Tian, and R.F. Chen, Flood Frequency and Routing Processes at a Confluence of the Middle Yellow River in China, River Research and Applications, 23 (4) 407-427

24.              *Xie, H.J., Y.Q. Tian, J.A. Granillo, and G.R. Keller, Suitable Remote Sensing Method and Data for Mapping and Measuring Active Crop Field, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 28 (2) 395–411

25.  2006     *Xie, H.J., J.M.H. Hendrickx, X. Zhou, H. Guan, Y.Q. Tian, E. Vivoni, and E. Small, A statistical analysis of NEXRAD precipitation in a semi-arid area of the Southwest United States , Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol. 42(1) 237-256

26.  2005     Tian, Y.Q., D.G. McCall, W. Dripps, Q. Yu and P. Gong, Using surface features to evaluate meat tenderness of grazing beef animals, Food Australia, 57(8): 322-326

27.                    Zhou, D.M., J. Radke, Y.Q. Tian, J.C. Xu, and L. Mu, A model supported by GIS for locating and quantifying PM2.5 emission originated from residential wood burning, Journal of Environmental Sciences-China 17 (5): 861-865

28.  2004     Tian, Y.Q., J.D. Radke, and P. Gong, Spatially Allocating PM2.5 Emissions from Residential Wood Burning in California, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 38(6): 833-843

29.  2002     Tian, Y.Q., P. Gong, J.D. Radke and J. Scarborough, Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Microbial Contaminants on Grazing Farmlands, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 31(3): 860-869

30.              Elliott, A.H., Y.Q. Tian, J.C. Rutherford, and W.T. Carlson, Effect of Cattle Treading on Interrill Erosion from Hill Pasture: Modeling Concepts and Analysis of Rainfall Simulator Data, Aust. J. Soil Res., vol. 40(6) 963-976

31.  2001     Tian, Y.Q., P. Gong, R.P. Ibbitt, and A.E. Elliott, Application of GIS in Analyzing Spatial Patterns of Multiple Runoff Events, Geographic Information Sciences, Vol. 7(1): 179-188.

32.              Tian, Y.Q., R.J. Davies-Colley, P. Gong, and B.W. Thorrold, Estimating Solar Radiation on Slopes of Arbitrary Aspect, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 109: 67-74

33.  1999     Tian, Y.Q., D.G. McCall, and W.H. McMillan, The Potential for Use of Surplus Dairy Herd Reproductive Capacity for Beef Production, New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 42: 405-414

Note: Publications before 1998 was mostly conference proceedings because it was in computer science.

Refereed Book Chapters and Official Technical Reports

1.     2016     Tian Y.Q., a report to NSF funded research project

2.     2012     Tian Y.Q., Q. Yu and W.N. Zhu, 2012, Estimating of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) with In-Situ and Satellite Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Conference proceedings to IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2012, Munich,

3.     2008     Chen R.F., Y.Q. Tian and G.B. Gardner, Predicting Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Distributions in Coastal Waters, Technical Report to the Office of Naval Research

4.     2006     Kirshen, P., Y.Q. Tian, A. Gontz, E. Douglas, C. Watson, and J. Lee, Coastal Flooding in the Northeastern USA under Climate Change, Technical Report to Union of Concerned Scientists, pp19, June 20.

5.                 Liu, W.G., K.C. Seto, Z.L. Sun, and Y.Q. Tian, Urban Land Use Prediction Model with Spatiotemporal Data Mining and GIS, Urban Remote Sensing, CRC Press: 165-178.

6.     2002     Tian, Y.Q., J.D. Radke, and P. Gong, Model Development for Spatial Allocation of PM2.5 Emissions Including Residential Wood Combustion, Technical Report to California Air Resources Board, pp130.

7.     1999     Elliott, A.H., M.J. Stroud, A.B. Cooper, U. Shankar, and Y.Q. Tian, Catchment Model for Assessment of Nutrient Loads Entering Lake Taupo, NIWA Client Report No. ELE90233

8.                 Tian, Y.Q., R. P. Ibbitt and A.E. Elliott, Estimation of Runoff and Its Associated Contributing Area for Pastoral Grazing Farm Land at Waipawa, NIWA Client Report No. AGR90206

9.     1997     McCall, D.G., W.H. McMillan, and Y.Q. Tian, Modeling the role of reproductive technologies in seasonal dairy farm systems, Biotechnology in Agriculture (18): 373-388

Refereed Publications in Conference Proceedings

1.     2012     Tian, Y.Q., and Q. Yu, Using GIS-Based Hydrological Models to Study the Variation of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Major U.S. Rivers in Response to Climate Change, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on GeoInformatics, 15-17 June, 2012, Hong Kong

2.     2012     Tian Y.Q., Q. Yu and W.N. Zhu, Estimating Of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) With In-Situ And Satellite Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Technology, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22-27 July, 2012, Munich

3.     2006     Govindan, P., Y.Q. Tian, and R. Howlett, A GIS Framework for Improving the Harbor Security, Proceedings of 2006 ESRI International User Conference.

4.     2005     Tian, Y.Q., T.S. Troppy, W. Dripps, and D. Chalfoiux, An exploratory spatial analysis to identify the appropriate scale and potential risk factors for understanding obesity distributions. The proceedings of Geocomputation Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, August 1-3, 2005. pp7. (International conference)

5.                 Tian, Y.Q., Analyzing the impacts of animal treading effects on soil infiltration at micro-scale, The proceedings of the International Conference on Poyang Lake Ecological Environment System in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, June 27-29, 2005. pp20. (International conference)

6.     2002     Radke, J.D., and Y.Q. Tian, Locating and Quantifying Fine Particle Matter Emissions from Residential Wood Burning, Proceedings of Emission Inventory Conference, April 15-18, 2002 - Atlanta, GA

7.     1999     Elliott, A.H.; A.B. Cooper, M.J. Stroud, and Y.Q. Tian, Catchment Modeling of Nutrient Sources for Lake Taupo, New Zealand, The proceedings of the 4th international conference on diffuse pollution, Bangkok, Thailand, pp 402-409

8.                 Tian, Y.Q., M.Q. Green, and J.W. Oldman, Massive Parallel Processing for Spatial and Temporal Modeling, Summary and Technical Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Workshop, In: Michael J. Uddstrom, and Eckart Bierdumpel (Eds), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., p3.

9.     1998     Tian, Y.Q., P. Singleton, G. Sheath and D. McCall, Modeling Animal Treading Impacts on Infiltration Rate, Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, Vol. 60 pp149-152 (the winner of the best presentation paper)

10.  1997     Tian, Y.Q., D.G. McCall, and J. Tan, Intelligent Machine Vision for Meat Eating Quality Assessment, Proceedings of Digital Image and Vision Computing: Techniques and Applications, the first joint Australia & New Zealand biennial conference, Albany, Auckland pp567-572

11.  1996     McCall, D.G., Y.Q. Tian, and W.H. McMillan, Modeling the Effects of Applying Reproductive Technologies (estrus synchronization, embryo transfer and pre-sexed embryos) in New Zealand dairy herds, Theriogenology, 45(1), p232.

12.  1992     Tian, Y.Q., and M. Day, Mutual Redundancy and Dynamic Migration for Crash Recovery in Distributed Systems, Proceedings of New Zealand computer research student conference.

13.  1991     Tian, Y.Q., I. Graham and L. Smith, A Tool for Fault Prevention in Transputers, in ATOUG 4: pp 173-176.

14.              Graham I., Y.Q. Tian, and D. Purnell, A Fault Tolerant Transputer System for Numerical Weather Prediction. In Transputing '91, Proceedings of the World Transputer User Group Conference, In: P. Welch, D. Styles, T. Kunii and A. Bakers (Eds), pp 476-496, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

15.  1990     Graham I., Y.Q. Tian and D. Purnell, A Transputer System for Numerical Weather Prediction. Proceedings of the Australia Transputer and Occam Users' Group Conference, Sydney.

16.              Graham I., Y.Q. Tian and D. Purnell, A Transputer System for Numerical Weather Prediction. Proceedings of the New Zealand Transputer Users' Group Conference, Palmerston North, May 1990, pp44-48.       

Presentations to National and International Conferences

1.     2017     Tian Yong, presentation to Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Extreme storm events with snowpack pose a risk of DOC fluxes to aquatic ecosystem, In Boston, MA

2.     2016     Tian Yong, presentation to Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Variations of Riverine DOC Loading Rates from Agricultural Watersheds during Snow-Melting Dominated Storm Discharges, in San Francisco, California

3.                       Tian Yong, presentation to Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG): Remote sensing of dissolved organic carbon in non-optically deep waters for the assessment of terrestrial-aquatic carbon flux, in San Francisco, California

4.     2015     Zheng Tao, and Yong Q. Tian, Comparing Water Leaving Radiance Retrieval from Satellite Observation using two SeaDAS and 6S. To be presented to Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 21-25, 2015, Illinois, IL

5.                       Meier Ryan, Kyle Clem and Yong Tian, Development, Interface, and Capabilities of a Terrestrial DOC Model with Heterogeneous Inputs, To be presented to Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 21-25, 2015, Illinois, IL

6.     2014     Tian Y.Q., Q. Yu, J.W. Li, and C.J. Ye, Linking soil DOC production rates and transport processes from landscapes to sub-basin scales, Association of Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2014, 15-19th December, San Francisco Moscone Conference Center

7.                       Yong Tian, Effects of geographic heterogeneity on biogeochemical processes of coastal watershed DOC under climate change: from meso- to landscape scale, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 8-12, Tampa, FL

8.                       Qian Yu, Jiwei Li, Yong Tian, Changjiang Ye,  Exploring the co-variation of DOC and CDOM driving by the litter sources and environmental factors, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 8-12, Tampa, FL

9.                       Marble, C., Y.Q. Tian, and H. Carrick. Nutrient status across a dissolved organic carbon gradient in the Chippewa River (Michigan, USA). Great Lakes Science in Action Symposium, Central Michigan University, 4 April.

10.                    Marble, C., Y. Tian, and H. Carrick. Nutrient status across a dissolved organic carbon gradient in the Chippewa River (Michigan, USA). Institute for Great Lakes Research Annual Student Symposium, Central Michigan University, 28 February.

11.                    Shaw, Heather, Yong Tian, Nancy E. Seefelt, Exploring Mo-dissolved organic matter (DOM) interactions as a control on the Mo paleoproxy, Great Lakes Science in Action Symposium, Central Michigan University, 4 April

12.  2013     Blunden Ashley and Tian Y.Q., Associate DOC leaching with soil carbon stocks in response to climate change, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 9-12, Los Angeles, CA,  (Chair of the session)

13.                    Marble, C., Y.Q. Tian, and H.J. Carrick. Composition of Benthic Biofilms Across A Dissolved Organic Carbon Gradient In the Chippewa River (Michigan, USA). ), 22nd, North American Diatom Symposium, Bar Harbor Maine, 20 Aug. http://www.northamericandiatomsymposium.org/viewabs.html#GM

14.                    Blunden, A.M, (2013).  Modeling the evolution of in-stream dissolved organic carbon flux processing from Agricultural land use. Student Research & Creative Endeavors Exhibition (SRCEE).  Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Central Michigan University. April 17. Mount Pleasant, MI

15.                    Blunden, A.M, (2013).  Modeling the evolution of in-stream dissolved organic carbon flux processing from Agricultural land use. 1st Annual Student Institute for Great Lakes Research (IGLR) Student Symposium, March 22, Mount Pleasant, MI.

16.                    Blunden, A.M, (2013).  Modeling the evolution of in-stream dissolved organic carbon flux processing from Agricultural land use.  Improving Michigan’s Access to Geographic Information Networks (IMAGIN) 2013 Student Geospatial Poster & Paper Competition, January 25, 2013, Livonia, MI

17.                    Yijun Hong, and Yong Tian, Changes of DOC/CDOM Production Rates Between Terrestrial Vegetation Types, CMU Biological Station REU program report, at Beaver Island

18.                    Yijun Hong, and Yong Tian, 2013, Changes of DOC/CDOM Production Rates Between Terrestrial Vegetation Types, Joint research collaborative Symposium Between Central Michigan University and JiangXi normal University, August 16, 2013

19.                    Huijiao Qiao and Yong Tian, 2013, Understanding Co-variation of DOC and CDOM on a Meso-scale for Remote Sensing of Carbon Cycling Processes, CMU Biological Station REU program report, August 12, 2013 at Beaver Island

20.                    Huijiao Qiao and Yong Tian, 2013, Understanding Co-variation of DOC and CDOM on a Meso-scale for Remote Sensing of Carbon Cycling Processes, CMU Biological Station REU program report, Joint research collaborative Symposium Between Central Michigan University and JiangXi normal University, August 16, 2013

21.  2012     Tian, Y.Q., and Q. Yu, Using GIS-Based Hydrological Models to Study the Variation of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Major U.S. Rivers in Response to Climate Change, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on GeoInformatics, 15-17 June, 2012, Hong Kong

22.                    Tian Y.Q., Remotely Sensed Data for Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Freshwater Lakes - A Potential Link between Cyanobacteria and Human Health, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), February 22-28, New York, NY.

23.  2011     Y.Q. Tian, Yu Q., and Chen R.F. Sensitivity of terrestrial DOC export to climate change from urban landscape, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 12-16, Seattle, WA.

24.              Yu Q., Zhu W., Tian Y.Q., and Chen R.F. High resolution estimation of colored dissolved organic carbon in riverine and plume area, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 12-16, Seattle, WA.

25.  2010     Y.Q. Tian, Yu, Q., M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M.C. Waldron, Assessing aquatic plant communities and density in eutrophic river impoundments with hyper- and multi-spectral remote sensing data, 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 22-26 February: Portland, Oregon

26.              W. Zhu; Q. Yu; Y.Q. Tian; R. F. Chen; G. B. Gardner, Estimation of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in the Gulf of Mexico Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing on Shipboard Platform, 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 22-26 February: Portland, Oregon

27.              R. F. Chen; M. Jiang; Y.Q. Tian; G. B. Gardner; F. Peri; W. Huang; K. T. Cialino, Understanding the Temporal Evolution of the Flux of Organic Matter from a Watershed to the Coastal Ocean, 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 22-26 February: Portland, Oregon

28.                    Y.Q. Tian, Robert F Chen, Qian Yu, Keith Cialino, Wei Huang, G Bernie Gardner, Variation of DOC exports from urban watershed to marine water in response to climate change: A case study for the Northeast of the United States, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 14-18, Washington DC.

29.                    Qian Yu, Weining Zhu, Robert F Chen, Yong Q Tian, G Bernie Gardner, Examining seasonal variation of CDOM concentration in coastal river using hyperspectral data, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 14-18, Washington DC.

30.  2009     Yu, Q., Y.Q. Tian, M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M.C. Waldron, Evaluation of hyperspectral characteristics for floating aquatic vegetation in the Assabet River Massachusetts, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), March 22-29, Las Vegas, NV.

31.              Tian, Y.Q., R.F. Chen, and Q. Yu, Monitoring and assessing the carbon export from coastal watershed to ocean, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), March 22-29, Las Vegas, NV.

32.              Chen, R.F., G.B. Gardner, W. Huang, K. Cialino, F. Peri, and Y.Q. Tian, Towards Understanding the Flux of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) and Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) from Coastal Watershed to Coastal Ocean, ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting, January 25-30, Nice, France.

33.  2008     Tian, Y.Q., R.F. Chen, W. Huang, Q. Yu, B.G. Gardner, and J. Lee, Use Of Remote Sensing and Process-Based Models to Examine the Distribution and Transport of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Watersheds and Adjacent Coastal Waters, ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, March 2-7, Orlando, FL.

34.              Yu, Q., R.F. Chen, Y.Q. Tian, B.G. Gardner, and W.N. Zhu, Estimating Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in a Coastal River Plume Using In Situ and Imaging Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, March 2-7, Orlando, FL.

35.              Huang, W., R.F. Chen, Y.Q. Tian, G.B. Gardner, and K.T. Cialino, Seasonal Variations in the Source of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in the Neponset River Watershed, Ocean Sciences Meeting, March 2-7, Orlando, FL.

36.              Tian Y.Q., R.F. Chen, W. Huang, Q. Yu, G.B. Gardner, and J. Lee, Relating terrestrial carbon sources to riverine carbon flux to coastal water, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 15-19, Boston, MA.

37.              Yu Q., Y.Q. Tian, M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M.C. Waldron, Assessing Aquatic Plant Biomass Using High Resolution Remote Sensing, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 15-19, Boston, MA.

38.              Tian, Y.Q., R.F. Chen, W. Huang, G.B. Gardner and Q. Yu, Distribution and transport of dissolved organic carbon in watersheds and adjacent coastal waters using the SWAT model, 5th Annual Water Resources Research Center Conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 8.

39.  2007     Frashure K., R.F. Chen, and Y.Q. Tian, A Remote Sensing Model for Indicators of Ecosystem Health in Urban Estuaries, Estuarine Research Federation Conferences (ERF 2007) Science and Management: Observations / Syntheses / Solutions, November 4-8, Providence, RI.

40.              Yu Q., Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, B. Gardner, and A. Liu, Estimating Riverine and Coastal CDOM Using In Situ Hyperspectral Data with Functional Linear Models, Annual Meeting of the AAG, April 17-21, San Francisco, CA.

41.              Tian, Y.Q. R.F. Chen, W. Huang, G.B. Gardner and Q. Yu., Spatiotemporal Modeling the Source and Fate of DOC from Terrestrial Ecosystem to Coastal Water, Annual Meeting of the AAG, April 17-21, San Francisco, CA.

42.              Pu, R.L., P. Gong, Y.Q. Tian, X. Miao, R.I. Carruthers, and G.L. Anderson, Invasive Species Change Detection Using Artificial Neural Networks and CASI Hyperspectral Imagery, Annual Meeting of the AAG, April 17-21, San Francisco, CA.

43.              Huang, W., R. F. Chen, V.Bandla, and Y.Q. Tian, Using Geographical Information Systems for Modelling Sources of Estuarine Dissolved Organic Carbon, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 4-9, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

44.              Kirshen, P., C.J. Watson, E. Douglas, A. Gontz, J. Lee and Y.Q. Tian, Impacts of Relative Sea Level Rise on Coastal Flooding Recurrence Intervals in the Northeastern USA., Paper #118516, The Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section - 42nd Annual Meeting (March12-14 2007), Durham, NH, University of New Hampshire. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007NE/

45.  2006     Chen Q., P. Gong, D. Baldocchi, Y.Q. Tian and M. Kelly, A Slope- and Elevation-based Filter to Remove Non-ground Measurements from Airborne LIDAR Data, Annual Meeting of the AAG, March 7-11, Chicago, IL.

46.              Tian, Y.Q. and J.Y. Kim, Up-scaling the Hydrological Processes in Grazing Hill Lands Using Cellular Automata, Annual Meeting of the AAG, March 7-11, Chicago, IL.

47.  2005     Howlett, R., J. Davis, and Y.Q. Tian, Prototype Test-bed for Port and Harbor Security Situational Awareness Technology, IEEE conference on Homeland Security, December, Newport, RI.

 

AWARDS and HONORS

2011              Excellent Service Award as the chair of 06-07 Newsletter committee in CPGIS Society, 19 Geoinformatics, 2011 conference

2010              Early Career Best Paper Award in Remote Sensing - The Association of American Geographers (As a co-author)

1998              Best paper award at 60th New Zealand Grassland Association conference

1997              New Zealand Meat Board Fellowship for visiting University of Missouri-Columbia

1990-94         Ph.D. Scholarship of University of Waikato, New Zealand

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Panel, Organizing Committee and Editorial Board

2015            A member of the International Program Committee (IPC) for the IASTED International Conference on Water and the Environment (WE 2015), which is to take place in Banff, Canada from July 01, 2015 to July 03, 2015.

2015            Co-convener for the session: Biogeochemical processes in Asian watersheds: impacts of climate change and human actions, 12th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), jointly with the 7th Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources (APHW) conference, 2-7 August 2015, Singapore

2014            Organizer of a session: Land, Water and Carbon, the Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers 2014, Apr 8-12, Tampa, Florida

2013            Chair of a session: 3175 Remote Sensing and Change Analysis, the Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers 2013, Apr 9-13, Los Angeles, CA

2011            International Program Committee of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2011)

2010            1) Invited to serve on a panel to review proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in response to the joint NSF-USDA-DOE solicitation, “Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM)”. 

2) International Program Committee of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2010)

3) Invited and served on a NSF funded workshop: Data-Driven Cyberlearning for Geoscience and Hydrology Education at the CUAHSI biennial meeting in Boulder, CO.

2009            1) International Program Committee (IPC) for the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2009)

                    2) Organizer for the session of Human Impacts on Watershed Processes 2 - Geochemistry, Water Quality and Nutrients on 2009 Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-29.

                    3) Committee member to UMass Boston AY 2009-2010 Internal Grants Review Panels

2008            1) International Program Committee of the Fourth IASTED International Conference on Environmental Modeling and Simulation 2008

                    2) Organizer for a session of Human Impacts on Watershed Processes 2 - Geochemistry, Water Quality and Nutrients on 2008 Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 15-19.

2007-2008    1) Invited and served as a member in Local Support Committee of AAG 2008 Annual Meeting, Oversee sessions for the category of GIS and RS.

                    2) International Program Committee of the Third IASTED International Conference on Environmental Modeling and Simulation 2007

2007             Organizer for a session on 2007 AAG conference, the session titled “Human Impacts on Watershed Processes 2 - Geochemistry, Water Quality and Nutrients”. The conference is “Association of American Geographers annual meeting” of 6500 attendees

2005             Review Panel at NASA HQ on advancing collaborative connections for earth-sun system science (ACCESS). This is organized by the Science Mission Directorate, between 25 and 28 July 2005 at the Hampton Inn in Sterling, Virginia.

Proposals Reviews and panel list

NSF the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Review panel 2017

NSF Environmental Biology Program and Ecosystem Study Section,

NSF Geospatial Science and Systems program

NSF program: Type 2 to the solicitation "Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM)"

NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC): Review panel 2009

NASA Group 4 University Research Centers (URC) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN)

NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS)

U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)

The Union of Concerned Scientists as a co-PI in a project on assessing global climate change on floodplain in north east region. PI is Prof Kirshen from Tufts University

Journal Review (2004-2017)

Remote Sensing of Environment

Applied Remote Sensing

Environmental Management

International Journal of Remote Sensing,

Journal of Environmental Quality

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Journal of Range Management

Hydrological Processes

Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

Landscape and Urban Planning

Journal of Hydrology

Graduate Advising

Southwell, Connor           Master Degree Research Project (Plan B), GeoPro, a JavaScript API for Geo-Processing, Department of Geography, Central Michigan University (Chief advisor) 2014-2016

Huijiao Qiao                    A visiting graduate student from Jiangxi Normal University, China. She is investigating the effects of rainfall frequency, intensity and duration on riverine DOC flux (Chief advisor). 2014-2015

Boone, Kyle Michael       Master Degree Thesis Research: Using SWAT model for evaluating the impacts of landuse on water quality in watershed runoff, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University 2014-2016

Murawski, Jacob,             Plan B project on Hydrology Management, Master Degree Candidate, Department of Geography, Central Michigan University, completed 2014

Mariena Hurley                Factors influencing diel dissolved oxygen swings in the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, USA: Importance of benthic biofilms, Master Degree Thesis, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University,     2014-2016

Ryan Meier                     Graduate Student for NSF funded research for summer 2014

Timothy Kunde                modeling human facilitated introduction of Emerald Ash Borer, a Plan B master degree project, 2012-2014

Joe Pawlowski                 Gas Pipeline Route Selection using GIS, a Plan B master degree project, 2012-2014

Christine Marble              Nutrient Status of Resident Algal Assemblages along a Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Chippewa River (Michigan, USA), Master Degree Thesis, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University 2012-2014

Jiwei Li                           Meso-scale experiments for measuring soil DOC production and leaching rates, a Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2013, and 2015

Hong Yi Jun,                   CMU Beaver Island Biological Station, REU Students from Jiangxi Normal University, Meso-cosmos experiment of testing temperature and species interactive processes in dissolved organic carbon production for 2013 summer

Ashley M. Blunden          DOC cycling from crop farmlands, Master Degree Thesis completed in 2013, Department of Geography, Central Michigan University, 2011-2013 (Chief advisor)

A-Joy Saha                      Graduated in Dec 2008, Thesis Title: The Modeling with high resolution 3D environmental data (Chief advisor).

Chris Watson                   Graduated in Jun 2007, Thesis Title: The impacts of sea level rise on recurrence intervals of coastal/river flooding in the northeast region (Chief advisor).

Jianjun Wang                   Graduated in Dec 2007, Thesis Title: Spatial distribution patterns of macrobenthic communities in small embayments of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Testing the effects of eutrophication on macrobenthic communities (Chief advisor)

Prasanna Govindan          Graduated in Jan 2007, Thesis Title: Emergency Response in Waterborne Pathways: A Discrete Dynamic Approach Using GIS, (Chief advisor)

Dawei Wang                    Graduated 2009, Master Student, Thesis Title: Exploratory Analysis of the Environmental Factors Driving DOC from an Urban Watershed to Coastal Water Using SWAT Simulated Flow (Chief advisor)

K.S. LaCommare             Ph.D. completed in June 2010, Conservation Ecology of Antillean Manatees in the Drowned Cayes, Area of Belize

Wei Huang                      Ph.D. completed in October 2010, Sources and Characteristics of Dissolved Organic Matters in Estuaries

Jun Zhu                           Ph.D. completed in November 2010, Carbon Cycling in coastal regions

Praveen Jha                     Ph.D. completed in June 2011, Spatial Modeling for Assessing Forest Ecological Health Condition

Pashupati Chaudhary        Ph.D. completed in October 2011, GIS modeling of Biodiversity in Indian forest

Zhen Wang                      M.S. completed in Sept 2005, Exploratory analysis of spatial and seasonal variations of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) concentration in the lower Hudson River

Venkata Bandla               M.S. completed in Aug 2006, Sources, Sink and Transport of Colored Dissolved Organic Matters (CDOM) from the Neponset River Watershed to Coastal Waters

POST-DOC or RESEARCH FELLOWS SUPERVISED

2012-2014        Weining Zhu                 Post-doc, Remote sensing of aquatic environ. of the Great Lakes

2005-2008        Jawon Lee                    Post-Doc, Human Geography and GIS modeling, UMass-Boston

2006-2007        Hongming He               Post-Doc, Hydrology and Watershed Modeling, UMass-Boston

2002-2003        Hongjie Xie                  Post-Doc, NEXRAD remote sensing of precipitation intensity