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Xiangming Xiao

Phone: (405) 325-8941, Fax: (405) 325-3442,

Center for Spatial Analysis
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
101 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-5300, USA
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019, USA



Ph.D. in Ecosystem Science, August 1994, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
M. Sc. in Plant Ecology, July 1987, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
B. Sc. in Biology, July 1982, Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China

Present Research Interest

Applications of remote sensing and GIS in ecosystems science and natural resources; land use and cover changes; ecosystem service assessment; biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems; ecosystem modeling at large spatial scales; integrated impact assessment of climate change; ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Professional Experience
Professor, 10/1/2008; University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
Research Associate Professor, 6/24/2004 - 9/30/2008; Research Assistant Professor, 10/1/1997 - 6/24/2004;
Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA.

Selected Publications (out of 80+ peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters)

a. Five Most Relevant Publications

Kurbatova, J., Li, C., Varlagin, A., Xiao, X., and Vygodskaya, N., 2008, Modeling carbon dynamics in two adjacent spruce forests with different soil conditions in Russia. Biogeosciences,5:969-980

Mahadevan, P., Wofsy, S.C., Matross, D.M., Xiao, X., Dunn, A.L., Lin, J.C., Gerbig, C., Munger, J.W., Chow, V.Y., Gottlieb, E., 2008, A satellite-based biosphere parameterization for net ecosystem CO2 exchange: Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM), Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, doi:10.1029/2006GB002735

Xiao, X., Zhang, Q., Hollinger, D., Aber, J., and Moore, B., III, 2005, Modeling seasonal dynamics of gross primary production of evergreen needleleaf forest using MODIS images and climate data, Ecological Applications, 15(3):954-969.

Xiao, X., Boles, S., Frolking, S., Li, C., Babu, J.Y., Salas, W., and Moore, B., III, 2006, Mapping paddy rice agriculture in South and Southeast Asia using multi-temporal MODIS images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 100:95-113.

Gilbert, M., Xiao, X., Pfeiffer, D.U., Epprecht, M., Boles, S., Czarnecki, C., Chaitaweesub, P., Kalpravidh, W., Minh, P.Q., Otte, M.J., Martin, V., and Slingenbergh, J., 2008, Mapping H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza risk in Southeast Asia, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(12): 4769-4774.

b. Other Five Significant Publications

Salas, W., Boles, S., Li, C., Babu, J., Xiao, X., Frolking, S., and Green, P., 2007, Role of satellite radar observations and biogeochemical models for regional mapping and modeling of greenhouse gas emissions from rice paddies. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 17:319-329

Sang, H., Lin, H., Yang, L., Liu, Y., and Xiao, X., 2007, Land cover classification in the Poyang Lake region, China, using Landsat TM and JERS-1 synthetic aperture radar data, Journal of Geographic Sciences, 13(1-2):36-43.

Owen, K., Tenhunen, J., Reichstein, M., Wang, Q., Falge, E., Geyer, R., Xiao, X., Stoy, P., Ammann, C., Arain, A., Aubinet, M., Aurela, M., Bernhofer, C., Chojnicki, B., Granier, A., Gruenwald, T., Hadley, J., Heinesch, B., Hollinger, D., Knohl, A., Kutsch, W, Lohila, A., Meyers, T., Moors, E., Moureaux, C., Pilegaard, K., Saigusa, N., Verma, S., Vesala, T., Vogel, C., 2007, Linking flux network measurements to continental scale simulations: gas exchange capacity of ecosystems along a European transect under non-water-stressed condition, Global Change Biology, 13, 734-760, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01326.x

Li, C., Frolking, S., Xiao, X., Moore, B. III, Boles, S., Qiu, J., Huang, Y., Salas, W. and Sass, R. 2005. Modeling impacts of farming management alternatives on CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions: A case study for water management of rice agriculture. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB3010, doi:10.1029/2004GB002341, 2005.

Churkina, G., Schimel, D., Braswell, B, and Xiao, X., 2005, Spatial analysis of growing season length control over net ecosystem exchange, Global Change Biology, 11, 1777-1787, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.01012.x

Synergistic Activities

International collaboration: Adjunct Professor at Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China.

Proposal review panel: EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grant, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program.

Proposal mail review: NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program, National Science Foundation, NASA's Earth System Science Fellowship Program, NASA's New Investigator Program, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch research council).

Review for journal, report and book: Ecological Applications, Ecosystems, Geophysical Research Letters, Global Change Biology, Global Biogeochemical Cycle, IEEE for Geo-Science and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Oecologia, Remote Sensing of Environment.

Scientific Conference and workshops: chair and organizer for AGU 2004 Spring and Fall sessions, AGU 2005 Fall session,

Professional and Honorary Societies

American Geophysical Union, Ecological Society of America, American Association for the Advanced Study

List of Recent Collaborators (including co-authors of publications):

John Aber (UNH), Robert Braswell (UNH), Jiquan Chen (UT), Steve Frolking (UNH), David Hollinger (USDA Forest Service), George Hurtt (UNH), Mike Keller (USDA FS and UNH), Changsheng Li (UNH), Yiqi Luo (OU), Jerry Melillo (MBL), Berrien Moore III (UNH), Dev Niyogi (NCSU), Dennis S. Ojima (CSU), Scott Ollinger (UNH), Steve Pacala (Princeton University), Ron Prinn (MIT), Jiaguo Qi (MSU), David Schimel (UCAR), Charles Vorosmarty (UNH), Steve Wofsy (Harvard University), May Yuan (OU)

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors

Jerry M. Melillo (Marine Biological Laboratory), postdoctoral advisor; Charles D. Bonham and Dennis S. Ojima (Colorado State University), Ph.D.; Shu Jian (Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences), M.Sc.

Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor

University of Oklahoma: Delong Zhao (Ph.D. candidate); Diana X. Vanegas Beltran (Ph.D. candidate); Chandra Biradar (Postdoctoral); Huiyong Sang (Postdoctoral), Xiaolei Wang (Postdoctoral), Youmin Chen (Postdoctoral) University of New Hampshire: Qingyuan Zhang (Ph.D., 2006)

Thesis Committee Member

University of New Hampshire: Justin Fisk (Ph.D. candidate), Fernando Espirit-Santo (Ph.D. candidate), Stephen Hagen (Ph.D. 2005),
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Yuexin Liu, Ph.D., 1996,

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