As diverse as the faculty at IMS may be in their respected areas of research and schooling, they share a common characteristic that makes our program so academically unique: each one is a world-renowned, top-notch professor. The breadth of knowledge and devotion to all aspects of science not only add to the content of our program, it prepares our students for a life-long career in marine science.
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University of California‐Berkeley, Post-doc (2yrs)
University of Waikato, New Zealand, Ph.D.
Univ. of Newcastle Upon‐Tyne, UK., MS
University of Shanxi, China, BS
Climate System Research Center, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2010-Present
Assistant Professor: Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Boston 2004‐2011
Lecturer: Earth and Geographic Science University of Massachusetts, Boston 2003‐2004
Assistant Professor: Department of Geography New Mexico State University 2002‐2003
Post-Doc: College of Natural Resources University of California, Berkeley 2000‐2002
Scientist: New Zealand Institute for Agricultural Research 1995‐1998
Scientist: Natl. Inst. of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd
Hamilton, New Zealand
Current Research Support:
Yong Q. Tian (PI), Co-PI: Robert F. Chen, Collaborating with Qian Yu
and Anna Liu at UMass-Amherst, Collaborative Research: Modeling DOC
dynamics from landscapes to coasts: hydrological connectivity and
estuarine processes, Funded by NSF Collaborative Mathematical Geosciences
Program (total project $517,987.00) for 2010-2013
Robert F. Chen (PI), Co-PIs: Yong Q. Tian, and Bernie Gardner, A
Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Observatory, Funded by the
Office of Naval Research, Optical and Biological Oceanography Program,
$692,402 for years from 2009-2012
Robert F. Chen (PI), co-PIs: Bernie Gardner, and Yong Tian, Predicting
Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Distributions in Coastal Waters,
funded by the Office of Naval Research, FY2006 Optical and Biological
Oceanography Program, for $548,788 from 2005-2008
Research interests include EcoHydrology; GIS and remote Sensing; spatial and temporal modeling; environmental hazards monitoring.
Y.Q. Tian, Wang, D., R.F. Chen and W. Huang, Using modeled runoff to study DOC dynamics in stream and river flow: a case study of an urban watershed southeast of Boston, Massachusetts, Hydrological Processes, in press.
Zhu, W.N., Q. Yu, Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, and G.B. Gardner, Estimation of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plume regions using above surface hyperspectral remote sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research Ocean, 116, C02011, doi:10.1029/2010JC006523.
Yu, Q., Y.Q. Tian, R.F. Chen, A. Liu, G.B. Gardner, Weining Zhu, Functional Linear Analysis for Estimating Riverine CDOM in Coastal Environment Using In Situ Hyperspectral Data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76(10): 1147 1158, (Won the Early Career Best Paper Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C)
Tian, Y.Q. Q. Yu, M.J. Zimmerman, S. Flint, and M.C. Waldron, differentiate among aquatic plant communities and density in eutrophic rivers using remote sensing technology, Freshwater Biology 55(8): 1587-1801
Tian, Y.Q., *J.J. Wang, J.A. Duff, B.L. Howes, and A. Evgenidou, Spatial Patterns of Macrobenthic Communities in Shallow Tidal Embayments and Association with Environmental Factors, Environmental Management 44 (1): 119-135.