Research Areas

·           Land Cover and Land Use Change

·           Global change remote sensing


Ph.D. in Natural Resources Science, 2010, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

M.Sc. in Cartography and Geographical Information System, 2007, Shandong Normal University, China

B.Sc. in Geographic Science, 2005, Shandong Normal University, China


2016-present: Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2014-2016: Research Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA

2013-2014: Research Scientist, University of Oklahoma, USA

2010-2013: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Oklahoma, USA


  1. Dong, J., Xiao, X. 2016. Evolution of regional to global paddy rice mapping methods: A review. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119, 214-227.
  2. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Zhang, G., Menarguez, M.A., Choi, C.Y., Qin, Y., Luo, P., Zhang, Y., Moore, B. 2016. Northward expansion of paddy rice in northeastern Asia during 2000-2014. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 3754-3761.
  3. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Menarguez, M.A., Zhang, G., Qin, Y., Thau, D., Biradar, C., Moore, B. 2016. Mapping paddy rice planting area in northeastern Asia with Landsat 8 images, phenology-based algorithm and Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing of Environment, 185, 142-154.
  4. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Kou, W., Qin, Y., Zhang, G., Li, L., Jin, C., Zhou, Y., Wang, J., Biradar, C., Liu, J., Moore, B. 2015. Tracking the dynamics of paddy rice planting area in 1986-2010 through time series Landsat images and phenology-based algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment, 160, 99-113.
  5. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Wagle, P., Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Jin, C., Torn, M.S., Meyers, T.P., Suyker, A.E., Wang, J., Yan, H., Biradar, C., Moore, B. 2015. Comparison of four EVI-based models for estimating gross primary production of maize and soybean croplands and tallgrass prairie under severe drought. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 154-168.
  6. Dong, J., Zhang, G., Zhang, Y., Xiao, X. 2013. Reply to Wang et al.: Snow cover and air temperature affect the rate of changes in spring phenology in the Tibetan Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, E2856-E2857.
  7. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Chen, B., Torbick, N., Jin, C., Zhang, G., Biradar, C. 2013. Mapping deciduous rubber plantations through integration of PALSAR and multi-temporal Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, 392-402.
  8. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Sheldon, S., Biradar, C., Duong, N.D., Hazarika, M. 2012. A comparison of forest cover maps in Mainland Southeast Asia from multiple sources: PALSAR, MERIS, MODIS and FRA. Remote Sensing of Environment, 127, 60-73.
  9. Dong, J., Xiao, X., Sheldon, S., Biradar, C., Xie, G. 2012. Mapping tropical forests and rubber plantations in complex landscapes by integrating PALSAR and MODIS imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 74, 20-33.
  10. Dong, J., Liu, J., Tao, F., Xu, X., Wang, J. 2009. Spatio-temporal changes in annual accumulated temperature in China and the effects on cropping systems, 1980s to 2000. Climate Research, 40, 37-48.