Dr. Zhenguo Niu  Professor, 

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Science


Address: Datun Road No. 20, 

               Chaoyang District, Beijing [100101] 

Research Areas

Wetland Remote sensing, Global changes remote sensing, GIS  


1.Ph.D. in Soil Science . Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing

2 Master D. in Physical Geography, Shandong Normal University, Shandong


Work Experience

1. Professor, 2013-   ,  Institute of Remote Sensing  and Digital Earth,CAS, BeijingChina

2. Associate Professor, 2003 Institute of Remote Sensing Application,CAS, BeijingChina

3. Postdoctoral Researcher, 2001. National Engineering Research Center for Geoinformatics, CAS, Beijing China

Honors & Distinctions

A.      Updated wetland mapping by remote sensing” was honored the Top Ten Events of China remote sensing domain in 2010

B.       Firstly completed China wetland map by remote sensing and was reported by Nature in the “Putting China’s wetlands on the map” on March 11 2009, China Central Television, China Daily and other mainstream medias of China.




[1].    Xu, P., Z. Niu and P. Tang (2017). "Comparison and assessment of NDVI time series for seasonal wetland classification." International Journal of Digital Earth: 1-28.

[2].    Hu, S., Z. G. Niu and Y. Chen (2017). "Global Wetland Datasets: a Review." Wetlands: 1-11

[3].    Xing, L., Z. Niu, P. Xu and D. Li (2017). "Wetlands classification and assessment of Ramsar sites in China based on time series Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery." Marine and Freshwater Research.

[4].    Zheng, Y., Z. Niu, P. Gong, et al. (2017). "A method for alpine wetland delineation and features of border: Zoigê Plateau, China   " Chinese Geographical Science: 1-16.

[5].    JW Wang, Z Niu, 2017Remote sensing analysis of Yancheng intertial zones based on tidal correction [J]. Haiyangxuebao, 39(5):149-160. (In Chinese)

[6].    Hu, S., Z. Niu, Y. Chen, L. Li and H. Zhang (2017). "Global wetlands: Potential distribution, wetland loss, and status." Science of The Total Environment 586:319-327

[7].    YU, L., X. LI, C. LI, Y. ZHAO, Z. NIU, H. HUANG, J. WANG, Y. CHENG, H. LU, Y. SI, C. YU, H. FU and P. GONG (2017). "Using a global reference sample set and a cropland map for area estimation in China." SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences 60(2): 277.

[8].    Gong N, Niu Z G, Qi W and et al. 2016. Driving forces of wetland change in China. Journal of Remote Sensing, 20(2): 172–183. DOI: 10.11834/jrs.20164210.

[9].    Wang,F., Niu, Z G, Xu,P P, 2016, Seasonal variation of the surface thermal envirionment in Changshu city based on Landscape pattern.Chinese Journal of Ecology.35(12):1-10.DOI110.13292/j.1000-4890.201612.022.

[10].Chen, Y F, Niu, Z G, Hu, S J, et al. 2016. Dynamic monitoring of Dongting Lake wetland using time-series MODIS imagery. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering,09:1093-1104. doi10.13243/j.cnki.slxb.20151245

[11].Zhu, Q. A., C. H. Peng, J. X. Liu, H. Jiang, X. Q. Fang, H. Chen, Z. G. Niu, P. Gong, G. H. Lin, M. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Z. Yang, J. Chang, Y. Ge, W. H. Xiang, X. W. Deng and J. S. He (2016). "Climate-driven increase of natural wetland methane emissions offset by human-induced wetland reduction in China over the past three decades." Scientific Reports 6: 7.

[12].Hu S J, Niu Z G, Zhang H Y, et al. Simulation of spatial distribution of China potential wetland (in Chinese). Chin Sci Bull, 2015, 60: 3251–3262,doi: 10.1360/N972015-00358

[13].Zheng, Y., Z. Niu, P. Gong and J. Wang (2015). "A database of global wetland validation samples for wetland mapping." Science Bulletin 60(4): 7.

[14].Niu, Z. (2015). Mapping China's Wetlands and Recent Changes with Remotely Sensed Data. Remote Sensing of Wetlands: Applications and Advances. R. Tiner, M. Lang and V. Klemas, CRC Press: 574.

[15].Li, T., W. Zhang, Q. Zhang, Y. Lu, G. Wang, Z. Niu, M. Raivonen and T. Vesala (2015). "Impacts of climate and reclamation on temporal variations in CH4 emissions from different wetlands in China: from 1950 to 2010." Biogeosciences 12(23): 16.

[16].Wu, X., M. Lv, Z. Jin, R. Michishita, J. Chen, H. Tian, X. Tu, H. Zhao, Z. Niu and X. Chen (2014). "Normalized difference vegetation index dynamic and spatiotemporal distribution of migratory birds in the Poyang Lake wetland, China." ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 47: 219-230

[17].Tang P, Zhang HW, Zhao YC, Niu ZG et al. 2014 Practice and thoughts of the automatic processing of multispectral image with 30m saptial resolution on the global scale. Journal of Remote Sensing, 18(2):231-253. DOI:10.11834/jrs.20143287

[18].Zhang, Y., D. Zhou, Z. Niu and F. Xu (2014). "Valuation of lake and marsh wetlands ecosystem services in China." CHINESE GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE 24(3): 10

[19].Xianwei Wang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Peng Gong, Zhenguo Niu, et al. 2013. Water-level changes in China's large lakes determined from ICESat/GLAS data. Remote Sensing of Environment./doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.005

[20].Peng Gong, Jie Wang, Le Yu, Yongchao Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhao, Lu Liang, Zhenguo Niu,et al. , 2013.  Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover: first mapping results with Landsat TM and ETM+ data, International Journal of Remote Sensing.v34(7):/doi: 10.1080/01431161.2012.748992

[21].Zheng, YM, Niu, ZG*, Gong, P. et al. 2013. A review on wetland carbon accounting methods and preliminary estimation of organic carbon pool in China’s wetlands. Chin Sci Bull., v.58(6):/doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5529-9

[22].Zhenguo Niu*, H. Y. Zhang, et al. 2012. "Mapping wetland changes in China between 1978 and 2008." Chin Sci Bull. doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5093-3

[23].Zheng YM, Zhang HY, Niu ZG*, Gong P. 2012. Protection efficacy of national wetland reserves in China. Chin Sci Bull.,57: 1116-1134, doi:10.1007/s11434-011-4942-9

[24].Wang XW, Cheng X, Li Z, Huang HB, Niu, ZG. 2012. Lake water footprints identification from time-series ICESat/GLAS data. IEEE Geosci Remote Sens. (9)

[25].ZhenguoNiu, HY. Zhang, et al. 2011. "More protection for China's wetlands." Nature 471(7338): 305-305

Research Interests

I was an experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Cartography (GIS), Remote Sensing Applications, ENVI, Landcover mapping and wetland mapping, Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Soil Sciences, land use management from China Agricultural University.



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