Optimal rainfall threshold for monsoon rice production in India varies across space and time

Editor’s Summary: Excessive rainfalls have led to a greater decrease in monsoon-season rice yield in India than deficit rainfalls, suggests a statistical analysis of historical rice production and climate data from 1990 to 2017.

Methods for assessing spillover effects between concurrent green initiatives

This paper describes methods for assessing effects of concurrently implemented policies. Methods for assessing spillover effects among concurrent green initiatives Author: Qi Zhang Updated: April 2024

Global renewable energy trade network: patterns and determinants

We develop global renewable energy trade networks (GRETNs) during 2000–2018 and explore the patterns and determinants based on bilateral trade data. Global renewable energy trade network in 2018 Author: Qi Zhang Updated: February 2024

Global hidden spillover effects among concurrent green initiatives

This study investigates the hidden linkages among concurrent payments for ecosystem services programs. Major findings & conclusions: Multiple conservation programs are often implemented in same area(s) or involved same recipients.

Fine-resolution mapping and assessment of artificial surfaces in the northern hemisphere permafrost environments

This study aims to map and assess artificial surfaces in the northern hemisphere. Author: Qi Zhang Updated: January 2024

Agent-based modeling of the effects of conservation policies on social-ecological feedbacks between cropland abandonment and labor migration

Model Development ABM-CALM: Agent-Based Model for Cropland Abandonment and Labor Migration Overview of ABM-CALM. This paper presents reserach on the development and application of ABM-CALM that simulates bidirectional social-ecological feedbacks.

Natural attributes or aesthetic attributes: Which is more valuable in recreational ecosystem services of nature-based parks considering tourists’ environmental knowledge and attitude impacts?

This study designed a choice experiment to analyze tourists' preferences for recreational ecosystem services in the Yangtze River Delta (China). Study site within the region of Yangtze River Delta Author: Qi Zhang Updated: October 2023

Spatiotemporal changes of coastal land use land cover and its drivers in Shanghai, China between 1989 and 2015

Author: Qi Zhang Updated: September 2023

Understanding the mediating role of labor out-migration in household income generation and distribution under a reforestation policy in rural China

Reforestation Policy & Rural Livelihoods Income inequality is a critical issue of socio-economic development, particularly in rural areas where forest-dependent people are often vulnerable to the intervention of forest policies. This study investigates income distribution and inequality of rural households influenced by China’s largest reforestation policy, the Congversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP).

Spatiotemporal evolution of urban agglomeration and its impact on landscape patterns in the Pearl River Delta, China

Author: Qi Zhang Updated: May 2023