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Zhiming Yang
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Contact Information

Title:
Assistant Professor
Email:
zyang@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-6571
Office:
Mary Townes Science Complex

Jobs/Responsibilities

Teach courses including Physical Geography, Principles of Remote Sensing, Water Quality and Control, Environmental Science Seminar, Environmental Science Internship and Science of Climate Change.

Biography

Dr. Zhiming Yang received both master and PhD degree in environmental science at Ohio State University (2000) and Oklahoma State University (2005) respectively. Before he came to USA, he had worked in Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences for more than ten years. During that time period, he had finished various environmental projects such as environmental impact assessment, environmental modeling and planning, environmental management and pollution control. His dissertation at Oklahoma State University was titled ?Detecting greenbug infestation on wheat using ground-based multi-spectral radiometry.
Between 2005 and 2010, he had worked for the Environmental Cooperative Service Center(ECSC) funded by NOAA at Delaware State University (DSU). At DSU, he had conducted many coastal environmental projects such as land use/cover changes, forest fragmentation and carbon loss, and hyper-spectral remote sensing of chlorophyll a in coastal waters. His primary research interest is to examine and study the impact of human activities on earth environment using geospatial technologies. Currently, he is conducting remote sensing studies on Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (ETSZ) and New Madrid Seismic Zone (NWSZ) using SAR images. The goal of these studies is to develop methods used to detect land deformation in the two seismic zones using SAR Persistent Scatterer Interferormetry technique. Also, he is working on the monitoring of greenhouse gases.

Education

PhD Oklahoma State University 2005
MS Ohio State University 2000