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      Xiaodong Chen
    Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS). General research topics include how human activities affect the natural environment, how human livelihood may be changed due to changes in environmental conditions, what are complex interactions among components in human and natural systems, and how human-environment interactions are influenced by policies. Human-environment interactions, systems modeling and simulation, conservation ecology, environmental policy, GIS, China more...
    Xiaodong Chen
    Title:Assistant Professor, Geography
    Department/School:Environment and Ecology, CB#3275
    Telephone:(919) 843-6326
    Email:chenxd@email.unc.edu
    Webpage:http://chans-net.org/people/chen-xiaodong
    Appointed Year:2011
    Tenured:No
    Education:• PHD Systems Modeling (from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability), Michigan State University 2010
    World Area Of Focus:
    • Asia (25%-50%)
    Languages:
    • Chinese, Mandarin (native/bilingual proficiency)
    Specialization:Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS). General research topics include how human activities affect the natural environment, how human livelihood may be changed due to changes in environmental conditions, what are complex interactions among components in human and natural systems, and how human-environment interactions are influenced by policies. Human-environment interactions, systems modeling and simulation, conservation ecology, environmental policy, GIS, China
    Relevant Experience:• Overseas experience in China
    Distinctions:• ongoing Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies, Michigan State University 2011, Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Fellow, International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation 2010, The National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) Professional Enhancement Award 2010
    Dissertations and Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years:4
    Relevant Courses Taught:• Quantitative Methods, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Geography of Contemporary China
    Recent Publications:• 2013 Chen, X., M. N. Peterson, V. Hull, C. Lu, D. Hong, and J. Liu. 2013. “How Perceived Exposure to Environmental Harm Influences Environmental Behavior in Urban China.” Ambio 42:52-60.
    • 2013 Li, Y., A. Vina, W. Yang, X. Chen, J. Zhang, Z. Ouyang, Z. Liang, and J. Liu. 2013. Effects of conservation policies on forest cover change in giant panda habitat regions, China. Land Use Policy 33:42-53.
    • 2013 Vina, A., X. Chen, W. Yang, W. Liu, Y. Li, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2013. Improving the efficiency of conservation policies with the use of surrogates derived from remotely sensed and ancillary data. Ecological Indicators 26:103-111.
     
     

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