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Xiangming Xiao, PhD

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Xiangming Xiao, Ph.D.


Xiangming Xiao, PhD


2107 Stephenson Research and Technology Center
101 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK 73019, USA

Center for Earth Observation and Modeling (CEOM)



B. Sc., Xiamen University, 1982
M. Sc., University of Science and Technology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1994
Postdoc, MBL & MIT  1994 – 1996

Research areas:

Ecology, Remote Sensing

Research interests:

Applications of remote sensing and GIS in ecosystems science and natural resources; land use and cover changes; ecosystem service assessment; biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems; ecosystem modeling at large spatial scales; integrated impact assessment of climate change; ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Relevant Publications

Zhang, Y., Xiao, X., Wu, X., Zhou, S., Zhang, G., Qin, Y., and Dong, J., 2017, Data Descriptor: A global moderate resolution dataset of gross primary production of vegetation for 2000-2016. Scientific Data, 4:170165, DOI:10.1038/sdata.2017.165.


Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Dong, J., Zhou, Y., Wang, J., Doughty, R.H., Chen, Y., Zou, Z., and Moore, B., 2017, Annual dynamics of forest areas in South America during 2007-2010 at 50-m spatial resolution, Remote Sensing of Environment, 201:73-87

Chen, B., Xiao, X., Li, X., Doughty, R., Ma, J., Dong, J., Qin, Y., Zhao, B., Wu, Z., Sun, R., Lan, G., Xie, G., Clinton, N., and Giri, C., 2017, A mangrove forest map of China in 2015: Analyssi of time series Landsat 7/8 and Sentinel-1A imagery in Google Earth Engine cloud computing platform, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 131:104-120.

Zhou, Y., Xiao, X., Zhang, G., Wagle, P., Bajgain, R., Dong, J., Jin, C., Basara, J., Anderson, M., Hain, C., and Otkin, J., 2017, Quantifying agricultural drought in tallgrass prairie region in the U.S. Southern Great Plains through analysis of a water-related vegetation index from MODIS images, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 246:111-122.

Gilbert, M., Xiao, X., Pfeiffer, D.U., Epprecht, M., Boles, S., Czarnecki, C., Chaitaweesub, P., Kalpravidh, W., Minh, P.Q., Otte, M.J., Martin, V., and Slingenbergh, J., 2008, Mapping H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza risk in Southeast Asia, The Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences of the United States of America, 105(12): 4769-4774.