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2011 - M.S. (GIS for Development and Environment) Clark University
2009 - B.S. (GIS) Henan University
Urban Sustainability, Land System Science, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Analysis & Modeling, GIS & Remote Sensing
Li, X., Myint, S. W., Zhang, Y., Galletti, C., Zhang, X., & Turner, B. L. (2014). Object-based land-cover classification for metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, using aerial photography. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 33, 321-330.
Huang, J., Pontius, R. G., Li, Q., & Zhang, Y. (2012). Use of intensity analysis to link patterns with processes of land change from 1986 to 2007 in a coastal watershed of southeast China. Applied Geography, 34, 371-384.
Zhang, Y., Murray, A. T., & Turner, B. L. (2017). Optimizing green space locations to reduce daytime and nighttime urban heat island effects in Phoenix, Arizona. Landscape and Urban Planning, 165, 162-171.
Zhang, Y., Li, X., & Turner, B. L., Long term land-cover mapping in the Phoenix metropolitan area, at AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Feb. 2016
Zhang, Y., Li, X., Quay, R., Larson, K. L., & Turner, B. L., Human versus computer based classification of parcel landscape for outdoor water use analysis, at WaterSmart Innovations Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2015
Zhang, Y., Li, X., & Turner, B. L., Discovering land cover typology of residential parcels in Metropolitan Phoenix , at AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, Feb. 2015
Zhang, Y., Murray, A.T. & Wang, K., Mitigating urban heat island effects through strategic green space siting at INFROMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2014
2015 - WaterSmart Innovations Travel scholarship
2013 - Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER Graduate Research Grant
2012 - Arizona State University Graduate Fellowship
2011 - Annual Meeting of the AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group Student Paper Award
2010 - Annual Meeting of the AAG RS/GIS/Cartography Specialty Group Student Illustrated Paper Award