Xiaojun Yang


Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000

Research Activities

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
Geo-Hazard mapping and zonation

Selected Publications


Yang, X. (ed) 2022. Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment (2nd). Wiley-Blackwell, 528p.

Yang, X. and Jiang, S. (eds) 2019. Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Springer, 535p.

Yang, X. (ed) 2009. Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management. Springer, 561p.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Lai, F. and Yang, X. 2022. Improving land cover mapping over a large coastal city through stacked generalization with filtered training samples. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 88(7) (forthcoming)

Liang, J., Ding, Z., Jiang, Z., Yang, X., Xiao, R., Singh, P., Hu, Y., Zhang, Z., and Hu, H. 2021. Climate change, habitat connectivity and conservation gaps: A case study on four endemic ungulate species on the Tibetan Plateau. Landscape Ecology, 36:1071-1087

Zhang, F. and Yang, X. 2020. Improving land cover classification in an urbanized coastal area by random forests: The role of variable selection. Remote Sensing of Environment, 251, Https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.112105

Sun, R., Lu, Y., Yang, X., and Chen, L. 2019. Understanding the variability of urban heat islands from local background climate and urbanization. Journal of Cleaner Production, 208: 743-752

Sharma, A., Liu, X., and Yang, X. 2018. Land cover classification from multi-temporal, multi-spectral remotely sensed imagery using patch-based recurrent neural networks. Neural Networks, 105:346–355

Yin, H., Kong, F., Yang, X., James, P., and Dronova, I. 2018. Exploring zoning scenario impacts upon urban growth simulations using a dynamic spatial model. Cities, 81 (November):214-229

Shi, D. and Yang, X. 2016. An assessment of algorithmic parameters affecting image classification accuracy by random forests. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 82(6):407-417

Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2015. Monitoring land changes in an urban area using satellite imagery, GIS and landscape metrics. Applied Geography, 56(1):42-52

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

Xiaojun Yang

Professor and M.S. GIS Program Coordinator

Bellamy 321



Curriculum Vitae