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Cao Yu -Associate Professor

Education Background:

2003 Ph.D., Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;

1998 B.S., Geography, Department of Geography, Henan University, China.

 

Academic Services:

Member of International Association for Landscape Ecology;

Member of International Association for Landscape Ecology China Branch (IALE - China);

Member of Association of American Geographers.

 

Awards and Honors:      

2008 Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University;

2007 Excellent Head-teacher, Zhejiang University;

2003 First Fellowship, Di’Ao Award, CAS.

 

Experience:

2009-2010: Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA;

2006–present: Associate professor, Department of Land Resource Management, Zhejiang University;

2003–2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Professional activities:

20082010: Principal Investigator, Ecological Effects and the Relationships Between Oasis Hydro-Ecological Processes and Landscape Pattern Changes Derived from Water Resources Allotted in human-dominated Heihe River Basin, Northwestern Arid Area of China, the Project of National Science Foundation of China;

2008–2010: Principal Investigator, Dynamics and Optimizing Scenarios of Wetlands Landscape Patterns in the Hangzhou Bay Area, the Project of Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation;

2006–2008: Landscape pattern dynamics and hydro-ecological process in Minqin oasis, the Project of National Science Foundation of China;

2003–2005: Integrated ecosystem assessment of Western China, Sub-Global Assessments of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Key Project of International Cooperation for Science and Technology, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2001–2003: Ecological security assessment and landscape planning scenario study in Hexi Region, China, the Key Project of the National Science Foundation of China, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

1999–2000: Study on wetlands resource dynamic, landscape structure, and regional sustainable development for Pan–Bohai Sea Delta, China, the Key Project of the National Science Foundation of China, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Instruction:

Land Ecology and Landscape Design (undergraduate level);

Introduction for Land Science (undergraduate level);

Field Practice Course for Land Resources Surveying (undergraduate level);

Landscape Ecology and Land Use (graduate level);

Land Use Planning and Landscape Designing (graduate level);

Land Management (graduate level).

 

Publications:

Cao, Y., Mo, L.J., Li, Y., Zhang, W.M. Wetland landscape ecological classification: Research progress. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2009, 20(12): 3084-3092 (in Chinese)

Lin, M. L., Cao, Y., Wang, S. Limitations of landscape pattern analysis based on landscape indices: A case study of Lizejian wetland, Yilan, Taiwan Province, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2008, 19(1): 139-143 (in Chinese)

Zhou, C. P., Ouyang, H., Cao, Y., Pei, Z. Y., Yang, D. D. Estimated net primary productivity in the middle reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River based on MODIS data and mathematic model. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2008, 19(5): 1071-1076 (in Chinese)

Lin, M.L., Cao, Y., Juan, C.H., Chen, C.W., Wang, Q.B., and Lee, Y.T. Monitoring the drought dynamics of the Ejin oasis in the mid-west china using different remote sensing indices, 2008 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, 4: 834-837

Lin, M.L., Chu, C.M., Chen, C.W., Cao, Y., Shih, J.Y.,Lee, Y.T., Lih-Der. A GIS-based local spatial autocorrelation for drought risk assessment using remotely sensed imagery in arid environments. 2008 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, 4: 830-833

Cao, Y., Wu, Y. Z. Land resources dynamic monitoring. In: Wu, C. F. (eds.), Land resources investigation and assessment. Beijing: China Agriculture Press, 2008: 260-280 (in Chinese)

Chen, H., Liu, J. S., Cao, Y., Li, S. C., Ouyang, H. Ecological risk assessment of regions along the roadside of the Qinghai-Tibet highway and railway based on an artificial neural network, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 2007, 13(4): 900-913

Xu, L. H., Yue, W. Z., Cao, Y. Spatial scale effect of urban land use landscape pattern in Shanghai City. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007, 18(12): 2827-2834 (in Chinese)

Lin, M.L., Cao, Y., Tao, Y.H., Shih, J.Y., Yan, G.J., Lee, Y.T., Xiao, D.N., Wang, S., Chiu, H.H. Changing Landscapes: Monitoring Ecologically Sensitive Ecosystems in a Dynamic Semi-Arid Landscape Using Satellite Imagery: A Case Study in Ejin Oasis, Western China. SPIE20066411: 221-229

Wu, C. F., Cao, Y., Feng, K. Research progress of China land science in 2006. In: China Land Science Society, China Land Surveying and Planning Institute, and Key Laboratory of Land use, Ministry of Land and Resources (eds.), The Blue Book of China Land Science (2007), Beijing: China Land Press, 2007: 1-20 (in Chinese)

Cao, Y., Chen, H., Ouyang, H., Xiao, D. N. Landscape ecological classification using vegetation indices based on remote sensing data: a case study of Ejin natural oasis landscape. Journal of Natural Resources, 2006, 21(3): 481-489 (in Chinese)

Chen, H., Liu, J. S., Cao, Y., Li, S. C., Ouyang, H. Progresses of ecological risk assessment. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2006, 26(5): 1558-1566

Cao, Y., Ouyang, H., Xiao, D. N. Landscape change and its eco-environmental effects in Ejin natural oasis. Geographical Research, 2005, 24(1): 130-139 (in Chinese)

Cao, Y., Ouyang, H., Xiao, D. N. Landscape health assessment on Ejin natural oasis. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2005, 16(6): 1117-1121 (in Chinese) Zhao, Y., Hu, Y. M. Cao, Y. Land and landscape: theory, assessment and planning. Beijing: Science Press, 2005 (in Chinese)