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Associate Professor in GIS and Remote Sensing

     

            Department of Geosciences

            University of Massachusetts

            611 N Pleasant St.,Amherst, MA 01003

            Office: 267 Morrill Science Center
            Phone: (413) 545-2095           Fax: (413) 545-1200
            Email: qyu <at> geo.umass.edu

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I am an environmental geographer, interested in using GIS, remote sensing and spatial modeling to study environmental system.  My current research focuses on these following topics.

  1. Riverine carbon export from watershed, currently focusing on water carbon measure using in situ spectral measurement and hyperspectral remote sensing image. (Collaborate with Yong Tian at Central Michigan Univ. and Bob Chen of EEOS, UMass-Boston)
  2. Aquatic biomass monitoring and assessment from in situ spectral measurement and high resolution satellite imagery. (Collaborate with USGS MA-RI Water Resources Center )
  3. Object-based classification and vegetation information (biophysical parameters and vegetation species) extraction from high resolution remote sensing imagery.
  4. Greenhouse gas emission and soil respiration. (Collaborate with Jim Tang @ Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole)

 

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APPOINTMENT

2012 – now    Associate Professor, Geosciences, UMass

2006 - 2012    Assistant Professor, Geosciences, UMass

April 2010 - now      School of Marine Sciences (Intercampus Graduate Program), UMass

EDUCATION

2005   Ph.D. in Environmental ScienceUniversity of California at Berkeley

2001   M.S. in Cartography and GIS, Nanjing University, P.R.China

1999   B.S. in Geography, Nanjing University, P.R.China   

TEACHING

Spring, GEO-SCI 468/668:  GIS and Spatial Analysis

Fall,      GEO-SCI 426/626:  Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

Spring, GEO-SCI 636:      Advanced Remote Sensing

Spring, GEO-SCI 678:      Spatial Data Analysis

 

ADVISING

Honors Advisor for the Geography Program

Advisor for the Environmental Science Program

MENTORING

Graduate Students

Jiwei Li (Ph.D) (Fall 2012 - )

Changjiang Ye (M.S./Ph.D) (Fall 2010 -  )

Visiting Scholar

Yonghua Sun (July 2014 - ), Ph.D. Capital Normal University, China

 

Past

Kristin Travis (M.S.) (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)

Weining Zhu (Ph.D) (Spring 2007- Spring 2012 )

Artur José Freire Gil (Visiting Ph.D student, 10/2010-4/2011)

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATION

* denotes advisee first authored paper.

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2014

30. *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, B.L. Becker and H.J.Carrick, Issues and Potential Improvement of Multiband Models for Remotely Estimating Chlorophyll-a in Complex Inland Waters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, In press.

29. * Gil, A., Q. Yu, M. Albadi, and H. Calado, Using aster multispectral imagery for mapping woody invasive species in Pico da Vara Natural Reserve (Azores Islands, Portugal), Mapping The Ecological Structure In Oceanic Islands - The Case-Study Of S. Miguel Island (Portugal), Revista Árvore - Journal of Brazilian Forest Science, 38(3): 251-261. (PDF)

28. *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, B.L. Becker, T. Zheng, and H.J.Carrick, 2014, An assessment of remote sensing algorithms for colored dissolved organic matter in complex freshwater environments, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 766-778. (PDF)

 

2013

27. *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 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 84, 12-22. (PDF)

26. *Zhu, W.N., Y. Q. Tian, Q. Yu and B. L. 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, 342-354. (PDF)

25.  Tian Y.Q., Yu Q., Feig A.D., Ye CJ., and Blunden A.M., 2013, Effects of climate and land-surface processes on terrestrial dissolved organic carbon export to major U.S. coastal Rivers, Ecological Engineering, 54, 192-201. (PDF)

24. *Zhu, W.N. and Q. Yu, 2013, Inversion of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) from Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Images for Turbid Estuarine and Coastal Waters, IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(6), 3286-3298. (PDF)

 

2011

23.  Zimmerman, M.J., Q. Yu, and Y.Q. Tian, 2011, Monitoring to assess progress toward meeting the Assabet River, Massachusetts, Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load - Aquatic macrophyte biomass and sediment-phosphorus flux, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2011-5179, 77p. (available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5179/)

22. *Gil, A., Q. Yu, A. Lobo, P. Lourenço, L. Silva and H. Calado, 2011, Assessing the effectiveness of high resolution satellite imagery for vegetation mapping in small islands protected areas, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1663-1667, Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208. (PDF)

21. *Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, and B.G. Gardner, 2011, Estimation of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river plume regions using above‐surface hyperspectral remote sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, C02011, doi:10.1029/2010JC006523. (PDF)

20.  Pu, R.L., S. Landry, and Q. Yu, 2011, Object-based urban detailed land cover classification with high spatial resolution IKONOS Imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(12), 3285-3308. (PDF)

 

2010

19.  *Zhu, W.N. and Q. Yu, 2010, Spatial chromatic tessellation: structure, topology, interpretation and implication, Annals of GIS, 16(4), 238-254. (Best Student Paper Awards in Geoinformatics 2010) (PDF)

18.  Yu, Q., Y. Q. Tian,  R.F. Chen, A. Liu, G.B. Gardner and W.N. Zhu,  2010, Functional linear analysis for estimating riverine CDOM in coastal environment using in situ hyperspectral data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76(10), 1147–1158. (2009 Early Career Best Paper Award, AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group) (PDF)

17.  Tian, Y.Q.,  Q. Yu, , M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M. C. Waldron, 2010, Differentiating aquatic plant communities and densities in a eutrophic river using hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing, Freshwater Biology, 55(8), 1658–1673.(PDF)

 

2008

16.  Hui, F.M., B. Xu, H.B. Huang, Q. Yu, and P. Gong, 2008, Modeling spatial-temporal change of Poyang Lake using multi-temporal Landsat imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(20), 5767-5784.(PDF)

15.  Yang, J., Q. Yu, P. Gong, 2008, Quantifying air pollution removal by green roofs in Chicago, Atmospheric Environment, 42(31), 7266-7273.(PDF)

14.  Pu, R.L., P. Gong, and Q. Yu, 2008, Comparative analysis of EO-1 ALI and Hyperion, and Landsat ETM+ data for mapping forest crown closure and leaf area index, Sensors, 8(6), 3744-3766; DOI: 10.3390/s8063744.(PDF)

13.  Yu, Q., P. Gong, Y.Q. Tian,  R. Pu and J. Yang, 2008, Factors affecting spatial variation of classification uncertainty in an object-based vegetation mapping, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74 (8), 1007-1018.(PDF)

12.  Ge, S.K., R.I. Carruthers, D.F. Spencer, and Q. Yu, 2008, Canopy assessment of biochemical features by ground-based hyperspectral data for an invasive species, giant reed (Arundo donax), Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,147(1-3):271-278. DOI 10.1007/s10661-007-0119-z.(PDF)

11. *He, H.M., Q. Yu,  J. Zhou, Y.Q. Tian and R.F. Chen, 2008, Modelling complex flood flow evolution in the Middle Yellow River basin, China, Journal of Hydrology, 353, 76– 92. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.01.030.(PDF)

2007

10.  *He, H.M., J. Zhou, Y.J. Wu, Q. Yu, W.C. Zhang and X.P. Xie, 2007, Estimating water quality pollution impacts based on economic loss models in urbanization process in Xi'an, China, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 133(3), 151-160.(PDF)

 9.  *He, H.M.,  J. Zhou, Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, and R.F. Chen, 2007, Flood Frequency and Routing Processes at a Confluence of the Middle Yellow River in China, River Research and Applications, 23 (4) 407-427.(PDF)

 8.  Tian Y.Q., R. McDowell, Q. Yu, G.W. Sheath, W.T. Carlson and P. Gong, 2007, Modeling to analyze the impacts of animal treading effects on soil infiltration, Hydrological Processes, 21(8), 1106-1114 (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6293).(PDF)

2006

 7.  Yu, Q., P. Gong, N. Clinton,G. Biging, M. Kelly and D. Schirokauer, 2006, Object-based detailed vegetation classification with airborne high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 72(7) 799-811. (PDF)

 6.  Guo, Y. Y.,  R.G. Amundson, P. Gong and Q. Yu, 2006, Quantity and spatial variability of soil carbon in the conterminous United States, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 70: 590-600.(PDF)

 5.  Guo, Y. Y.,  R.G. Amundson, P. Gong and Q. Yu, 2006, Analysis of factors controlling soil carbon in the conterminous United States, Soil Science Society of America Journal,  70: 601-612.(PDF)

2005

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

 3.  Pu, R.L., Q. Yu, P. Gong and G.S. Biging, 2005, EO-1 Hyperion, ALI and Landsat 7 ETM+ data comparison for estimating forest crown closure and leaf area index, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26(3):457-474.(PDF)

2004

2.  Tian, Y.Q., J.D. Radke, P. Gong and Q. Yu, 2004, Model development for spatial variation of PM2.5 emissions from residential wood burningSpatially allocating PM2.5 emissions from residential wood burning in California, Atmospheric Environment, 38 (6): 833-843.(PDF)

2001

1.  Yu, Q., G. Wu, and X. Li, 2001, Studies on relational storage of spatial data, Remote Sensing Information, 61(1): 24-30. (In Chinese)

Conference Proceedings

 

2011

Liu, H., Q. Yu, W. Ding, D.H. Ni, HG Wang, and S. Shannon, 2011, Feasibility Study For Automatic Calibration Of Transportation Simulation Models, 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference. (PDF)

 

AWARDS

2010,          AAG Early Career Best Paper Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Washington, DC

2004,          ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ) Space Imaging Award

2004,          Block Grant Scholarship, UC Berkeley

2002,          Block Grant Scholarship, UC Berkeley

Award to Advisee

Weining Zhu, International Student Travel Award, Geographic Information Systems and Science Specialty Group (GISS-SG), 2011 AAG Conference, Seattle, WA.

Weining Zhu and Qian Yu, Spatial chromatic tessellation: conception, interpretation, and implication, Best Student Paper Awards in Geoinformatics 2010, June 18-20, Peking, China.

GRANTS

1.      UMass President's 2010 Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives, Hong Liu (PI), Co-PIs: Qian Yu et al., Consortium on Anytime-Anywhere-Anyway (AAA) Transportation Information, Nov, 2010.

2.      NSF Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG), Qian Yu (PI), Co-PIs: Anna Liu, Collaborating with Yong Tian and Robert Chen at UMass-Boston, Collaborative Research: Modeling DOC dynamics from landscapes to coasts: hydrological connectivity and estuary processes, Sept 2010 - Aug 2014.

3.      USGS Water Resources Annual Institute Program (sponsored by MA WRRC), Qian Yu (PI), Co-PIs: Weining Zhu, Monitoring and modeling chromophoric dissolved organic matter in Neponset River and Boston Harbor using GIS and hyperspectral remote sensing, May 2010-April 2011.

4.      UMass Faculty Research Grant, Qian Yu (PI), Estimating carbon flux from terrestrial landscape to coastal water using remote sensing technology and watershed modeling, 05/01/2007-09/30/2010.

5.      Five Colleges Lecture Fund, applied for Five Colleges GIS Day, Qian Yu (PI), Nov 2007.

6.      National Park Service, Peng Gong (PI), Co-PI: Qian Yu, Object-oriented vegetation classification at peninsular national parks in California with airborne high resolution imagery: DAIS, 2002-2004.

7.      Monterey Pine Forest Ecology Cooperative, Qian Yu (PI), High Resolution Remote Sensing Based Monterey Pine Mapping and Inventory at San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Coast, 2003.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Member, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Member, the American Geophysical Union (AGU, ASLO)

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

2006-present   GIS lab manager in the dept. of Geosciences at UMass

2005-2006       Vice president of the CPGIS

2001-2005       Secretary-General of the CPGIS 

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