ZHANG, Na

Na Zhang
  
Professor

College of Resources and Environment

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

No. 380, Huaibei Town, Huairou District

Beijing 101408, P.R. China

E-mail: zhangna@ucas.ac.cn

Tel: +86-10-69672842

Research Areas

1. Modeling regional carbon and water fluxes

2. Simulation of grasshopper occurrence and dynamics

3. Urban landscape ecosystem services

4. Spatial analysis and scaling

5. Grassland degradation

Education

1. 1991.09 - 1995.07: B.S., , Shelter Forest, Department of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest Forestry College, Yangling, Shaanxi, China 
2. 1995.09 - 1998.07: M.S., , Ecology, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Water Resources, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
3. 1998.09 - 2001.07: Ph. D., , Ecology, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Experience

1. 2001.07 - 2003.06: Lecturer, College of Earth Science, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2. 2003.07 - 2004.03: Associate Professor, College of Earth Science, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

3. 2004.04 - 2016.11: Associate Professor, College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

4. 2016.12 - Present: Professor, College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

5. 2009.02 - 2009.07: Advanced visiting researcher. Texas A&M University

6. 2018.09 - 2019.08: Visiting researcher. University of Helsinki

Publications

   
Papers

Spatial analysis and scaling

  1. Yao Li, Na Zhang*, Run-Kui Li, Cheng-Yu Liu, Jing Shen, Yong-Cai Jing. 2020. Soil mapping based on assessment of environmental similarity and selection of calculating samples. CATENA, 188: 104379.  DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104379

  2. Yao Li, Na Zhang*. 2017. Multi-scale spatial distribution of Oedaleus decorus asiaticus. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 34(3): 329-341.

  3. Na Zhang*, Harbin Li. 2013. Sensitivity and effectiveness of landscape metric scalograms in determining the characteristic scale of a hierarchically structured landscape. Landscape Ecology, 28(2): 343-363. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-012-9837-x

  4. Na Zhang*, Hongyan Zhang. 2011. Scale variance analysis coupled with Moran's I scalogram to identify hierarchy and characteristic scale, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25(9): 1525-1543. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2010.532134

  5. Na Zhang*. 2007. Scale issues in ecology: upscaling. Acta Ecological Sinica, 27(10): 4252-4266. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  6. Na Zhang*. 2006. Scale issues in ecology: concepts of scale and scale analysis. Acta Ecological Sinica, 26(7): 2340-2355. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Simulation of grasshopper occurrence and dynamics

  1. Na Zhang*, Yong-Cai Jing, Cheng-Yu Liu, Yao Li, Jing Shen. 2016. A cellular automaton model for grasshopper population dynamics in Inner Mongolia steppe habitats. Ecological Modelling, 329: 5-17. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.03.002

  2. Jing Shen, Na Zhang*, Gexigeduren, Bing He, Cheng-Yu Liu, Yao Li, Hong-Yan Zhang, Xiao-Yan Chen, Hong Lin. 2015. Construction of a GeogDetector-based model system to indicate the potential occurrence of grasshoppers in Inner Mongolia steppe habitats. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 105: 335–346. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485315000152

  3. Na Zhang*, Hong-Yan Zhang, Bing He, Gexigeduren, Zhi-Yuan Xin, Hong Lin. 2015. Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of the potential occurrence of Oedaleus decorus asiaticus in Inner Mongolia steppe habitats. Journal of Arid Environments, 116: 33-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.01.019

  4. Hongyan Zhang, Na Zhang*, Xiaoyan Chen. 2011. An evaluation of potential occurrence of grasshopper plague in Xianghuangqi grasslands of Inner Mongolia, North China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 23(1): 222-234. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Urban eco-hydrological process and riparian landscape ecosystem services

  1. Xiaorou Zheng, Na Zhang*, Xin Wang. 2022. Development of a modified thermal humidity index and its application to human thermal comfort of urban vegetation patches, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 8:1, 2130095. DOI: 10.1080/20964129.2022.2130095
  2. Na Zhang*, Xiaorou Zheng, Xin Wang. 2022. Assessment of aesthetic quality of urban landscapes by integrating objective and subjective factors: a case study for riparian landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9: 735905. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.735905
  3. Chuhan Feng, Na Zhang*, Telesphore Habiyakare, Yuna Yan & Han Zhang. 2021. Prospects of eco-hydrological model for sponge city construction, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 7:1, 1994885, DOI: 10.1080/20964129.2021.1994885.
  4. Xin Wang, Na Zhang*, Rong-Wu Yue, Xiao-Rou Zheng. Effects of composition and spatial distribution of patches on microclimate in the urban riparian zone — a case study of riparian zone along the Yongding river in Beijing. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 37(5): 606-618. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  5. Ying-Jie Luo, Na Zhang*, Qi Li, Xin Wang, Yong-Cai Jing, Rong-Wu Yue. 2020. Spatial analysis on effects of urban underlying surface and rainfall events on surface runoff based on SWMM——a case study of Yanqi Lake campus of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 37(1): 27-38. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  6. Qi Li, Na Zhang*, Ying-Jie Luo, Xin Wang, Yong-Cai Jing. 2019. First flush effect of urban rainfall runoff based on MFF30 method. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 36(5): 650-662. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  7. Na Zhang*, Ying-Jie Luo, Xiao-Yan Chen, Qi Li, Yong-Cai Jing, Xin Wang, Chu-Han Feng. 2018. Understanding the effects of composition and configuration of land covers on surface runoff in a highly urbanized area. Ecological Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.10.008

  8. Xiaorou Zheng, Na Zhang*. 2016. Variation in top soil temperature on multiple temporal scales and its influencing factors for an urban riparian zone in summer. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 33(6): 758-768. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  9. Ziqi Wang, Na Zhang*, Wei Sun, Xianxian Wang. 2015. Effects of ecological restoration of riparian zone on water quality of Yongding river in Beijing. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 32(4): 498-505. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  10. Xiaoyan Chen, Na Zhang*, Fangfang Wu. 2014. Impacts of rainfall and land use on urban surface runoff: A case study of area surrounding the North Moat in Beijing, China. Journal of Natural Resources, 29(8): 1391-1402. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  11. Fangfang Wu, Na Zhang*, Xiaoyan Chen. 2014. Simulating the effects of physical structures of riparian buffers on dispersion of traffic pollutants in urban areas of Beijing. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 31(1): 74-84. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  12. Chen Xiaoyan, Na Zhang*, Fangfang Wu. 2013. Storm Water Management Model (SWMM): principles, parameters and applications. ). Chinese Water Supply and Drainage, 29(4): 4-7. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  13. Fangfang Wu, Na Zhang*, Xiaoyan Chen. 2012. Effects of riparian buffers of North Mort of Beijing on air temperature and relative humidity. Acta Ecological Sinica, 33(7): 2292-2303. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  14. Li Wan, Na Zhang*, Fangfang Wu. 2011. Influence of ecological restoration of riparian zone on river quality of Zhuanhe river in Beijing. Environmental Science, 32(1): 80-87. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Modelling regional carbon and water fluxes

  1. Rongwu Yue, Na Zhang*, Jingjie Wang, Zhenyu Li, Zhihui Yan, Yiming Feng. 2022. Spatiotemporal variation of grassland aboveground biomass in Inner Mongolia from 2000 to 2019. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 39(1): 21-33. DOI: 10.7523/j.ucas.2020.0047..

  2. Na Zhang*, Chengyu Liu. 2014. Simulated water fluxes during the growing season in semiarid grassland ecosystems under severe drought conditions. Journal of Hydrology, 512: 69-86.

  3. Wang Yuan, Na Zhang*. 2010. Simulation of carbon cycle in Qianyanzhou artificial masson pine forest ecosystem and sensitivity analysis of model parameters. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 21(7): 1656-1666. (in Chinese with English abstract).

  4. Na Zhang*, Yingshi Zhao and Guirui Yu. 2009. Simulated annual carbon fluxes of grassland ecosystems in extremely arid conditions. Ecological Research, 24: 185-206. DOI 10.1007/s11284-008-0497-x.

  5. Na Zhang*, Zhenliang Yu, Guirui Yu and Jianguo Wu. 2007. Scaling up ecosystem productivity from patch to landscape: A case study of the Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve, China. Landscape Ecology, 27: 303-315.

  6. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu. 2006. Simulation and analysis of water balance for vegetation ecosystems on landscape scale. Climatic and Environmental Research, 11(3): 425-440. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  7. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Zhenliang Yu. 2004. Modeling spatial pattern of annual evaporation in a heterogeneous landscape. Acta Ecological Sinica, 24(11): 175-186. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  8. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. 2003. Analysis of factors affecting the spatial distribution of net primary productivity in the Changbai Mountain using a process model. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(5): 659-664. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  9. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. 2003. Simulating spatiotemporal variations of surface runoff in the Changbai Mountain using a landscape-scale process-based model. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(5): 653-658. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  10. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Shidong Zhao and Zhenliang Yu. 2003. Landscape-scale ecosystem productivity modeling using remote sensing and land surface data. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(5): 643-652. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  11. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. 2003. Simulation of temporal and spatial distribution of natural vegetation light utilization efficiency based on 3S. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 27(3): 325-336. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  12. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Shidong Zhao. And Zhenliang Yu. 2003. Carbon budget of ecosystem in the Changbai Mountain Natural Reserve. Environmental Sciences, 24(1): 30-39. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  13. Na Zhang*, Yiming Liang. 2002. Underground / aboveground biomass ratio of natural grasslands in the Loess Plateau. Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 11(2): 72-78. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  14. Na Zhang*, Yimin Liang. 2002. Effects of arid climate on underground growth of the Bothriochloa Ischaemum community. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 13(4): 827-832. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  15. Na Zhang*, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. 2001. Simulation of spatial distribution of vegetation transpiration in the Changbai Mountain using 3S. Resources Science, 23(6): 91-96. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  16. Na Zhang*, Yimin Liang. 2000. Effects of arid climate on the structure and aboveground growth of the Bothrichloa Ischaemum community, Acta Ecological Sinica, 20(6): 964-970. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  17. Na Zhang*, Yimin Liang. 1999. A comparative studies on the relationship between underground growth and soil moisture for two natural grasslands in the Loess Plateau, Acta Bot. Boreal. –Occident. Sinica, 19(4): 699-706. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  18. Na Zhang*, Yimin Liang. 1999. A comparative study on the relationship between aboveground community characteristics and soil moisture for two natural grasslands in the Loess Plateau, Acta Bot. Boreal. –Occident. Sinica, 19(3): 494-501. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Inversion of leaf area index by remote sensing

  1. Na Zhang*, Yingshi Zhao. 2009. Estimating leaf area index by inversion of reflectance model for semiarid natural grasslands. Science in China (Series D Earth Sciences), 52(1): 66-84.

  2. Na Zhang*, Yingshi Zhao. 2007. Effects of crown shape on reflectance of grassland. Journal of Remote Sensing, 11(1): 9-19. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  3. Na Zhang*, Guirui Yu, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. 2003. Simulating leaf area index and biomass at the landscape scale. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 13(2): 139-152.


Book and book chapters

  1. Na Zhang. 2014. Landscape Ecology. Beijing: Science Press. (ISBN:978-7-03-040623-1) (in Chinese)

  2. Na Zhang. 2017. Ecological flows in landscape. In: Hui Zeng et al. (eds.) Landscape Ecology. Beijing: Higher Education Press. (in Chinese)

  3. Na Zhang. 2017. Scale analysis methods. In: Hui Zeng et al. (eds.) Landscape Ecology. Beijing: Higher Education Press. (in Chinese)

  4. Na Zhang. 2017. Landscape model. In: Hui Zeng et al. (eds.) Landscape Ecology. Beijing: Higher Education Press. (in Chinese)

  5. Na Zhang. 2010. Landscape scale analysis. In: Duning Xiao et al. (eds.) Landscape Ecology. (in Chinese)

  6. Na Zhang. 2010. Landscape change and landscape dynamic model. In: Duning Xiao et al. (eds.) Landscape Ecology. (in Chinese)

  7. Na Zhang. 2010. Regional process-based carbon and water cycle model and simulation analysis. In: Guirui Yu (ed.) Physiological ecology about plant photosynthesis, transpiration and water use efficiency – process-based models and simulation. (in Chinese)

Proceedings papers

  1. Hongyan Zhang, Na Zhang*. 2011. Spatio-temporal Heterogeneity of Potential Occurrence of Grasshopper in Xianghuang County, Inner Mongolia, China. In: Yajun Liu, Chuanping Feng, Junbao Xia, Lei He eds. Resources Environment Life: Proceedings of Doctoral Forum of China and the 4th China-Japan Graduate Student Forum (Beijing, China, September 24-27, 2011). Beijing: Geological Publishing House, 351-355. (ISBN: 978-7-116-07382-1)

  2. Na Zhang*, Fangfang Wu, Wan Li. Modeling retention efficiency of dissolved nitrogen in surface runoff for riparian buffers with different structures in the North Moat of Beijing. In: Jin Luo, ed. Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Ecological Protection of Lakes-Wetlands-Watershed and Application of 3S Technology Workshop (EPLWW3S2011) (Nanchang, China, June, 25-26, 2011). Kowloon: International Industrial Electronic Center, 249-257. (ISBN: 978-988-19116-8-1)

  3. Na Zhang*, Shidong Zhao and Guirui Yu. 2002. Simulation of leaf area index and biomass at the landscape scale using remote sensing inputs and land surface data. In: Zhiyun Ouyang and Shengri Cong, eds. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Spatial Information Systems (Beijing, China, August 6-8, 2002). Beijing: China Meteorological Press, 390-403. (ISBN: 7-5029-3421-9/TP 0125)

Research activities

   
Grants

Team leader

1.  Multi-scale spatiotemporal patterns of temperate grassland degradation in Eurasia

Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2.  Eco-hydrological effects of urban landscape spatial pattern change and coupled simulation

Beijing Natural Science Foundation (Key Program)

3.  Effects of urban landscape pattern change on hydrological processes and water quality

Special Fund for Scientific Research Cooperation between Colleges and Institutes of University of Chinese Academy of Science

4.  Multi-scale dynamic simulation of grasshopper metapopulation based on cellular automaton

National Natural Science Foundation of China

5.  Ecosystem services functions of urban riparian zone

Knowledge Innovation Programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

6.  Effects of structures of urban riparian zone on ecosystem services

Beijing Natural Science Foundation

7.  Multi-scale pattern-process interactions among city land use, riparian zone structure and transfer of nitrogen and phosphorus in river

National Natural Science Foundation of China

8.  Carbon and water cycling processes at multiple scales

National Natural Science Foundation of China

9.  Simulation of carbon and water fluxes for forest ecosystems

Knowledge Innovation Programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

10.  Landscape-scale, process-based modeling of ecosystem productivity - a case study of natural grasslands in Inner Mongolia President Foundation at Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Symposiums

1. Na Zhang, Hongyan Zhang. Primary Evaluation of Potential Occurrence of Grasshoppers in Xianghuang County, Inner Mongolia. The 8th IALE World Congress. Beijing, August 18-23. 2011. (Abstract) (Oral presentation)
2. Yuan Wang, Na Zhang. Simulation of carbon cycle processes in typical forest and grassland ecosystems. AsiaFlux Workshop 2010, Guangzhou, China, December 1-3. 2010. (Poster) (Abstract)
3. Na Zhang, Wan Li, Fangfang Wu. Modeling retention efficiency to dissolved nitrogen in surface runoff for riparian buffers with different structures in the North Moat of Beijing. Advanced symposium on China water pollution control and ecological restoration technology 2010. Nanchang, China, November, 12-16. 2010. (Paper) (Oral presentation)
4. Na Zhang. Remote sensing inversion for leaf area index of semiarid natural grassland. Symposium on quantitative inversion algorithm in remote sensing, Beijing, July 11-12. 2010. (Abstract)
5. Na Zhang. An integrated upscaling approach based on spatial pattern identification and scale effect analysis for annual net primary productivity. AsiaFlux Workshop 2008, Seoul, Korea, November 17-19. 2008. pp. 28. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)
6. Yuan Wang, Na Zhang. Comparing different global models of gross primary productivity. AsiaFlux Workshop 2008, Seoul, Korea, November 17-19. 2008. pp. 55. (Poster) (Abstract).
7. Na Zhang. Determining the suitable spatial grain range in a landscape. The 5th Annual Symposium of Chinese Association of Landscape Ecology, Beijing, China, November 22-25. 2007. pp. 79. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)
8. Na Zhang. Identify feasible range of spatial grain size in a landscape. Eco Summit 2007, Beijing, China, May 22-27. 2007. pp. 378. (Abstract)
9. Na Zhang. Carbon budgets in grassland under extremely arid climate. International Conference on Regional Carbon Budgets, Beijing, China, August 16-18. 2006. pp. 229. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)
10. Na Zhang. Scale problems in spatial analysis. Symposium of Theory and Method Committee of Chinese Association of Geographical Information System. Nanjing, China, November 10-12, 2005. pp. 326. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)
11. Na Zhang, Xiaodong Yan, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong Zhao. Study on Water Balance of Ecosystems in Changbai Mountain Natural Reserve. International Workshop on Ecological Processes, Shenyang, China, October 4-8. 2004. pp. 39. (Abstract)
12. Na Zhang, Shidong Zhao, Zhenliang Yu and Guirui Yu. Landscape patterns of ecosystem net primary productivity: A case study in the Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve, China. The 19th Annual Symposium of International Association for Landscape Ecology United States Regional Association (US – IALE), Lasvegas, Nevada, USA, March 30-April 4, 2004. pp. 146-147. (Abstract)
13. Na Zhang. Simulation of landscape patterns of ecosystem net primary productivity based on carbon and water cycling processes. The 4th Annual Symposium of Chinese Association of Landscape Ecology, Beijing, China, December 13-15. 2003. pp. 139-140. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)
14. Na Zhang, Zhenliang Yu and Shidong. Study on ecosystem productivity using process-based landscape model. International Workshop on Flux Observation Research in Asia. Beijing, China, December 1-3, 2003. pp. 118-119. (Oral presentation) (Abstract)

Offering courses

Landscape Ecology: Principles and Applications

Spatial Analysis and Modeling in Landscape

Scale Issues in Ecology

Students

WANG, Yuan, Master student, 2006-2010

LI, Wan, Master student, 2007-2010

ZHANG, Hongyan, Master student, 2008-2011

WU, Fangfang, Master student, 2009-2012

CHEN, Xiaoyan, Master student, 2010-2013

LIU, Chengyu, Master student, 2011-2014

SHEN, Jing, Master student, 2012-2015

WANG Ziqi, Master student, 2012-2015 (Joint training with Beijing Forestry University)

ZHENG Xiaorou, Master student, 2013-2016

LI Yao, Master student, 2013-2016

JING Yongcai, Master student, 2014-2017

LI, Qi, Master student, 2015-2018

LUO, Yingjie, Master student, 2015-2018

WANG, Xin, Master student, 2016-2019

YUE, Rongwu, Master student, 2017-

FENG, Yiming, Master student, 2019-

LI, Xiaofan, Master student, 2020-

ZHANG, Han, Master student, 2021-


FENG, Chuhan, Ph.D. student, 2018-

HABIYAKARE, Telesphore, Ph.D. student, 2018-

LI, Zhenyu, Ph.D. student, 2019-

YAN, Yuna, Ph.D. student, 2020-

NIE, Zexu, Ph.D. student, 2021-

ZHANG, Anan, Ph.D. student, 2022 spring-


Admissions Information

Master students and PhD students majoring in landscape ecology, grassland ecology, urban ecology, or ecological informatics.