Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000
Remote sensing, GIS, urban ecology and land change science, applied geomorphology and geohazards, and China
- Information extraction from remote sensor imagery
- Spatial data integration and synthesis
- Urban growth monitoring and predictive modeling
- Landscape analysis and watershed modeling
- Coastal and estuarine ecosystems
- Geohazard mapping and zonation
- Yang, X. and Li, J. (eds) 2013. Advances in Mapping from Aerospace Imagery: Techniques and Applications. CRC Press, 427p.
- Yang, X. (ed) 2011. Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment. Wiley-Blackwell, 408p.
- Yang, X. (ed) 2009. Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management. Springer, 561p.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2013. Mapping vegetation in an urban area with stratified classification and multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis.Remote Sensing of Environment, 133:251-264
- Yang, X. 2012. An Assessment of landscape characteristics affecting estuarine nitrogen loading in an urban watershed. Journal of Environmental Management, 94(1):50-60
- Yang, X. 2011. Parameterizing support vector machines for land cover classification. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77(1):27-37
- Yang, X. and Chen, L. 2010. Using multi-temporal remote sensor imagery to detect earthquake-triggered landslides. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 12(6):487-495
- Yang, X. and Liu, Z. 2005. Use of satellite-derived landscape imperviousness index to characterize urban spatial growth. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 29(5):524-540
- Yang, X. and Lo, C. P. 2003. Modeling urban growth and landscape change for Atlanta metropolitan region. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17(5): 463-488
- Yang, X. and Lo, C. P. 2002. Using a time series of normalized satellite imagery to detect land use/cover change in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23(9):1775-1798 (one of the most cited journal papers in remote sensing of land use/cover changes)
- Yang, X. and Lo, C. P. 2000. Relative radiometric normalization performance for change detection from multi-date satellite images. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 66(8):967-980
- Yang, X., Damen, M. C. J., and van Zuidam, R. 1999. Use of Thematic Mapper imagery and a geographic information system for geomorphologic mapping in a large deltaic lowland environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20(4):568-591