Lianjun Zhang

Lianjun Zhang


323 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6558


Highest Education

Ph.D. University of Idaho (Forest Biometrics, Growth and Yield Modeling), 1990.

Areas of Study

forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, spatial statistics and modeling, quantitative silviculture.

Courses Taught

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Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Qianqian CaoQianqian Cao

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Zhang
  • Area of Study: Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling
  • Undergraduate Institute: Beijing Forestry University (Forestry and Related)

Favorite Quote
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass

Jin YinJin Yin

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Newman and Zhang
  • Area of Study: ESC Environ & Natural Resources Policy
  • Undergraduate Institute: Minzu University of China (Ecology)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Yale University (Forest Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas

Areas of Interest
Biodiversity conservation; Indigenous knowledge; Land use change; Forest policy; Remote sensing and GIS; Ecosystem services

Selected Publications

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Zhang, L., J.A. Moore and J.D. Newberry. 1993. Disaggregating stand volume growth to individual trees. Forest Science 39(2):295-308.

Force. J.E., G.E. Machlis, L. Zhang, and A. Kearney. 1993. The relationship between timber production, historical events and community social change: a quantitative case study. Forest Science 39(4):722-742.

Tang, S., Y. Wang, L. Zhang, and C.H. Meng. 1997. A distribution-free method to predict stand diameter distribution. Forest Science 43(4):491-500.

Force, J.E., G.E. Machlis, and L. Zhang. 2000. The engines of change in resource-dependent communities. Forest Science 46(3):410-422.

Li, F., L. Zhang, and C. Davis. 2002. Modeling the joint distribution of tree diameters and heights by bivariate generalized beta distribution. Forest Science 48(1):47-58.

Liu, C., L. Zhang, C.J. Davis, D.S. Solomon, and J.H. Gove. 2002. A finite mixture model for characterizing the diameter distribution of mixed-species forest stands. Forest Science 48(4):653-661.

Liu, C., L. Zhang, C.J. Davis, D.S. Solomon, T.B. Brann, and T. Caldwell. 2003. Comparison of neural networks and statistical methods in classification of ecological habitats using FIA data. Forest Science 49(4):619-631.

Shi, H. and L. Zhang. 2003. Local analysis of tree competition and growth. Forest Science 49(6):938-955.

Zhang, L., C. Liu, C.J. Davis, D.S. Solomon, T.B. Brann, and T. Caldwell. 2004. Fuzzy classification of ecological habitats from FIA data. Forest Science 50(1):117-127.

Zhang, L. and H. Shi. 2004. Local modeling of tree growth by geographically weighted regression. Forest Science 50(2):225-244.

Zhang, L. and J.H. Gove. 2005. Spatial assessment of model errors from four regression techniques. Forest Science 51(4):334-346.

Ni, C. and L. Zhang. 2008. An estimator of prediction error variance for projection equations. Forest Science 54(6):569-578.

Kiernan, D.H., E. Bevilacqua, R.D. Nyland, and L. Zhang. 2009. Modeling tree mortality in low- to medium-density uneven-aged hardwood stands under a selection system using Generalized Estimating Equations. Forest Science 55(4):343-351.

Zhang, L., Z. Ma, and L. Guo. 2009. Spatial autocorrelation and heterogeneity in the relationships between tree variables. Forest Science 55(6):533-548.

Wang, M., A. Upadhyay, and L. Zhang. 2010. Trivariate distribution modeling of tree diameter, height, and volume. Forest Science 56(3):290-300.

Lu, J. and L. Zhang. 2010. Evaluation of parameter estimation methods for fitting spatial regression models. Forest Science 56(5):505-514.

Lu, J. and L. Zhang. 2011. Modeling and prediction of tree height-diameter relationships using spatial autoregressive models. Forest Science 57(3):252-264.

Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. 2012. Spatial Poisson models for examining the influence of climate and land cover pattern on bird species richness. Forest Science 58(1):61-74.

Lu, J. and L. Zhang. 2012. Geographically local linear mixed models for tree height-diameter relationship. Forest Science 58(1):75-84.


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