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Sainan Zhang

Sainan Zhang

PhD, 2013, School of Sustainability

sainan.zhang@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • PhD, 2013, School of Sustainability

Education

  • MS, Urban Environmental Management, Wageningen University, 2004
  • BS, Architecture, China University of Mining and Technology, 2001

Expertise

Journal Articles

2013

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2013. Methodological advances in the spatial analysis of land fragmentation. The Professional Geographer 65(3):512-526. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.700501. (link )

2012

Shrestha, M., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and S. Zhang. 2012. Land fragmentation due to rapid urbanization in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area: Analyzing the spatiotemporal patterns and drivers. Applied Geography 32(2):522-531. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.04.004. (link )

2011

York, A. M., M. Shrestha, C. G. Boone, S. Zhang, J. Harrington, T. Prebyl, A. Swann, M. Agar, M. Antolin, B. Nolin, J. Wright and R. Skaggs. 2011. Land fragmentation under rapid urbanization: A cross-site analysis of southwestern cities. Urban Ecosystems 14(3):429-455. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-011-0157-8. (link )

Posters

2012

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman and A. M. York. 2012. A multi-scale study of the relationship among land composition, land fragmentation,and bird biodiversity in the Phoenix area. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2011

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone and A. M. York. 2011. Impacts of land fragmentation on biodiversity in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link )

2010

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2010. Land fragmentation under rapid urbanization: A cross-site comparative analysis. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

2009

Helepololei, J., S. Zhang and A. M. York. 2009. Patterns and institutions of land use on Indian Communities. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

Shrestha, M., S. Zhang, A. M. York, C. G. Boone, J. Wright, J. Harrington, M. Antolin, B. Nolen, T. Prebyl, M. Agar and A. Swann. 2009. Socioecological gradients and land fragmentation: A cross-site comparative analysis. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Zhang, S., M. Shrestha, A. M. York and C. G. Boone. 2009. Socioecological gradients and land fragmentation in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Presentations

2011

York, A. M., S. Zhang and C. G. Boone. 2011. Groundwater in the desert: Phoenician policy, growth, and land fragmentation. Presented June 24, 2011 at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT.

2010

Shrestha, M. A., A. M. York, S. Zhang and C. G. Boone. 2010. Rapid urbanization and land fragmentation in the US Southwest: A socio-ecological gradient analysis. Tempe, AZ. Presentation at the 15-19 October 2010 International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change -- The Global Land Project.

Zhang, S. and A. M. York. 2010. The roles of coupled land and water institution in land system change. Presented October 17, 2010 at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2010. Water provisioning as a driving force of land fragmentation in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Presented April 16, 2010 as part of an Interactive Short Paper Session at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC.

2009

Shrestha, M., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and S. Zhang. 2009. A cross-site comparative analysis of land fragmentation, Part 1 and Part 2. Estes Park, CO. Working group organizer report presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

2007

Westerhoff, P. K., T. Benn, A. Kiser, S. Zhang, J. Crittenden, Y. Chen, B. Koenemann, D. Capco, B. Rittman and A. Dotson. 2007. Fate of engineered nanomaterials during water & wastewater treatment. Presentation October 15 at the International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA) Conference, Durham, NC.

Thesis (PhD)

2013

Zhang, S. 2013. Socio-ecological drivers and consequences of land fragmentation under conditions of rapid urbanization. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )