323 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Ph.D. University of Idaho (Forest Biometrics and Growth and Yield Modeling), 1990.
Forest biometrics, Quantitative silviculture.
I'll always see myself as a scientist from the button of my heart. During the time in ESF and SU, I am pursuing a PhD on Environmental Science with a focus on environmental health. I believe the leverages of statistics and GIS will help people make better decision on public health policy.
Graduate Research Topic
My dissertation research is about evaluation on intervention effects of children's lead poisoning in Syracuse, NY. Children's blood lead levels were the major health measurements, I applied time series analysis, regression and geospatial analysis to assess the long-term effects of lead poisoning prevention program on children's health.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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.