Dr. Jun Yang

Professor, Team Leader of Urban Ecology Lab, Ph.D

Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University

S721 Mengmingwei Science Building
Beijing, 100084, P. R. China
Phone: (+86) 13501129292
Email: larix001@gmail.com
Research Interests:

Dr. Yang’s research interests include i) structure and functions of urban ecosystems in the context of global environmental change, ii) impacts of urbanization on biodiversity at multiple scales, iii) urban ecosystem services and human wellbeing, iv) applications of remote sensing.

Selected publications:

Yang, J*., Yan, P., He, R., S, X. 2017. Exploring land-use legacy effects on taxonomic and functional diversity of woody plants in a rapidly urbanizing landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning, 162, 92-103. (SCI)

Dai, G., Yang, J*., Huang, C., Sun, C., Jia, L., Ma, L. 2017. The effects of climate change on the development of tree plantations for biodiesel production in China. Forests, 8:207. (SCI)

Li, C., Gong, P., …Yang, J. et al. 2017. The first all-season sample set for mapping global land cover with Landsat-8 data. Science Bulletin, 62: 508-515. (SCI)

Huang, H., Chen, Y., Clinton, N., …Yang, J. et al. 2017  Mapping major land cover dynamics in Beijing using all Landsat images in Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing of Environment, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.021 (SCI)

Song, Q., Lu, H., Liu, J., Yang, J., Yang, G., Yang, Q. 2017. Accessing the impacts of bamboo expansion on NPP and N cycle in evergreen broadleaved forest in subtropical China. Scientific Reports, 7: 40383. (SCI)

Yang, J., Wu, T., Gong, P. 2017. Implementation of China’s new urbanization strategy requires new thinking. Science Bulletin, 62: 81-82 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Yan, P., Li, X. 2016. Urban biodiversity in China: Who are winners? Who are losers? Science Bulletin, 61: 1631-1633.(SCI)

Nie C., Yang, J*., Huang, C. 2016. Assessing the habitat quality of aquatic environments in urban Beijing. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 36: 162-168.

Watts, N., Adger, N., …Yang, J., …2016. The Lancet countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change. The Lancet, 369: 1151-1164. (SCI)

Xu, B., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Gong, P. 2016. Healthy cities in China: a Lancet commission. The Lancet, 388: 1863-1864. (SCI)

Li, X., Yu, L., Xu, Y., Yang, J., Gong, P. 2016. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina: monitoring recovery in New Orleans and the surrounding areas using remote sensing, Science Bulletin, 61: 1460-1470. (SCI)

He, R., Yang, J*., Song, X. 2016. Quantifying the impact of different ways to delimit study areas on the assessment of species diversity of an urban forest, Forests, 7: 42. (SCI)

Hu, T., Yang, J*., Li, X., Gong, P. 2016. Mapping urban land uses by using Landsat images and point of interest data. Remote sensing, 8: 151.(SCI)

Li, M., Li, C., Jiang, H., Fang, C., Yang, J…Gong, P. 2016. Tracking bamboo dynamics in Zhejiang, China, using time-series of Landsat data from 1990-2014. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37: 1714-1729. (SCI)

Wang, X., Huang, H., Gong, P., …Yang, J., Liu, C. 2016. Quantifying multi-decadal change of planted forest cover using airborne LiDAR and landsat imagery, Remote Sensing, 8: 62. (SCI)

Yang, J*., La Sorte, F.A., Pysek, P, Yan, P., Nowak, D, McBride, J. 2015. The compositional similarity of urban forests among the world’s cities is scale dependent. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 1413-1423.(SCI)

Watts, N., Adger, W.N., Agnolucci, P., Blackstock, J….Yang, J. et al. 2015. Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health. The Lancet, 386: 1861-1914.(SCI)

Zhang, W., Yang, J*., Ma, L., Huang, C. 2015. Factors affecting the use of urban green spaces for physical activities: Views of young urban residents in Beijing. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14: 851-857. (SCI)

Yang, J*., Dai, G., Wang, S. 2015. China’s national monitoring program on ecological functions of forests: An analysis of the protocol and initial results. Forests, 6:809-826 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Chang, Y., Yan, P. 2015. Ranking the suitability of common urban tree species for controlling PM2.5 pollution. Atmospheric Pollution Research, (6): 267-277 (SCI).

Yang, J*., Huang, C., Zhang, Z., Wang, L. 2014. The temporal trend of urban green coverage in major Chinese cities between 1990 and 2010. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 1:19-27.(SCI)

Zhang, W., Yang, J*. 2014. Development of outdoor recreation in Beijing, China between 1990 and 2010. Cities, 37: 57-65 (SSCI)

Li, C., Wang, J., Hu, L., Yu, L., Clinton, N., Huang, H., Yang, J., Gong, P. 2014. A circa 2010 thirty meter resolution forest map for China. Remote Sensing, 6: 5325-5343 (SCI).

Yang, J., Gong, P., Fu, R., Zhang, M., Chen, J., Liang, S., Xu, B., Shi, J., Dickson, R. 2013. The role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies. Nature Climate Change, 3:875-883 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Dai, G., Ma, L., Jia, L., Wu, J. 2013. Forest-based bioenergy in China: Status, opportunities, and challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 18: 478-485 (SCI)

Wang, L, Silvan-Cardenas, J.L., Yang, J., Frazier, A.E. 2013, Invasive saltcedar (Tamarisk spp.) distribution mapping using multiresolution remote sensing imagery, The Professional Geographer, 65: 1-15 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Zhou, J., Ke, Y., Xiao, J. 2012. Assessing the structure and stability of street trees in Lhasa, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11: 423-438 (SCI)

Niu, Z, Zhang, H., Wang, X., …Yang, J(11th)., et al. 2012. Mapping wetland changes in China between 1978 and 2008. China Science Bulletin, 57: 2813-2823 (SCI)

Yang, J*. 2012. Urban Forestry in challenging environments. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11:103-104 (SCI)

Zhou, J., Wei, Y., Yang, J., et al. 2011. Carbon budget and its response to environmental factors in young and mature poplar plantations along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 9:818-825.

Li, G., Liu, Y., Zhu Y., Yang, J., Sun, H., Jia, Z., Ma, Lu. 2011. Influence of initial age and size on the field performance of Larix olgensis seedlings. New Forests, 42:215-226 (SCI)

Yu, Z., Ma, E., Yang, J. 2011. ITS-nrDNA sequence study of important species in genus Cytospora. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 9: 557-562.

Yang, J*., Gong, P., Zhou, J., Huang H., Wang L. 2010. Detection of the urban heat island in Beijing using HJ-1B satellite imagery. Science China-Earth Sciences, 53(suppl.1):67-73 (SCI)

Yang, J*. 2009. Assessing the potential impact of climate change on urban trees: a case study in Philadelphia. Journal of Forestry, 107: 364-372 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Zhao, L. S and McBride, J. 2009.Can you see green? Assessing the visibility of urban forests in cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 91: 97-104 (SCI)

Yang, C., Yang, J*., Lou, X., Peng, G. 2008. The use of mobile phones in an emergency reporting system for infectious disease surveillance after the Sichuan earthquake in China. WHO Bulletin, 87: 619-623 (SCI)

Yang, J*., Yu, Q., Peng, G. 2008. Quantifying air pollution removal by green roofs in Chicago, Atmospheric Environment, 42: 7266-7273 (SCI)

Zhou, J., Yang, J*., Peng, G. 2008.Constructing a green railway on the Tibet Plateau: Evaluating the effectiveness of mitigation measures. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 13:369-376 (SCI)

Yu, Q., Gong, P., Tian, Y.Q., Pu, R., Yang, J. 2008. Factors affecting spatial variation of classification uncertainty in an image object-based vegetation mapping, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 74:1007-1008(SCI)

Yang, J*., Zhou, J. 2007. The failure and success of greenbelt program in Beijing. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 6: 287-296 (SCIE, SSCI)

Yang, J*., McBride, J., Zhou, J., Sun, Z. 2005. The urban forest in Beijing and its role in air pollution reduction. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 3: 65-78 (SCIE, SSCI)

Yang, J*., McBride, J. 2004. A unique technique for street tree planting in Beijing. Arboricultural Journal, 27: 1-10