Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

yanli_zhang Assistant Professor of GIS
SFAStephen F. Austin State University

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, GPS, GIS Programming, Environmental Modeling and Water Resources Management 

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Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, forestry and spatial science

B.E. Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, forestry and wood working machinery

Yanli Zhang is an Assistant Professor of water resources/spatial science at SFA since January 2009. He has been a visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate (Post-doctoral fellow) at the GeoTREE (GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension) Center at University of Northern Iowa (9.2006-1.2009) and has worked at Beijing Forestry University for 8 years.


Water resources conservation using GIS

Advanced geospatial analysis and application

GIS programming and development, spatial decision support system (SDSS).

Web-GIS technology and application

Selected publications

Zhang, Y., P.K. Barten, 2009 Watershed Forest Management Information System (WFMIS) Environmental Modeling and Software, 24(4): 569-575

Zhang, Y., R. Sugumaran, J. DeGroote, C. Wolter, 2009, Integration of Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) into a GIS Framework to Assess Soil Erosion Risk. Land Degradation & Development, 20: 84-91

Zhang, Y., P.K. Barten, R. Sugumaran, J. DeGroote, 2008, Evaluating Forest Harvesting to Reduce its Hydrologic Impact with a Spatial Decision Support System. Applied GIS, 4(1): 1-16

Zhang, Y., 2008, Watershed Forest Management - new tools for water resources conservation, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3836475174

Barten, P.K., K.A. Blaha, A.L. Crétaz, C.E. Ernst, K.A. Lanouette, M.G. Phelps, L. Shay, A.H. Todd, Y. Zhang, and M.H. Zieper., 2003.  Land conservation for source water protection: Mapping, assessment, and implementation. Proc. International Congress on Watershed Management for Water Supply Systems, M.J. Pfeffer, D. van Abs, and K.N. Brooks (Editors), New York, NY, July 2003, American Water Resources Association.