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Liang Tiangang

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Prof. Tian-Gang Liang is the director of the Institute of Grassland Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems and College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University. He received his PhD (1998) in Lanzhou University, China, and had worked in Lanzhou University where he has remained successively as an assistant, lecturer, associate Professor and Professor.

He had visited Prof. Bao Shumings’ Lab at China Information Center of the International Institute in the University of Michigan as a visiting scholar during 1999 to 2000, and 2004-2005, respectively. His research interests include remote sensing and GIS technologies, theories, and applications on grassland ecology and environment. He has published over 40 papers in international journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, Remote Sensing, and International Journal of Remote Sensing, etc.

Address: 768 West Jiayuguan Road, Lanzhou 730020, P. R. China

State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems

College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology

Lanzhou University

Telephone: 86-931-8915306(O); Fax: 86-931-8910979

E-mail: tgliang@lzu.edu.cn

RESEARCH GRANTS:

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31672484). Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2020

The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFC0504801). Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2020

The Project of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (2016-XZ-38). Jan. 2016 –Dec. 2017

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31372367). Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2017

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31228021). Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2014

The National Basic Research Program of China (2012FY111900). Jan. 2012 –Dec. 2016

The Project of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (2012-ZD-7). Jan. 2012 –Dec. 2014

The Project of the Ministry of Agriculture (201203006). Jan. 2012 –Dec. 2016

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (30972135). Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2012

The National Basic Research Program of China (2009BAC53B01). Jan. 2009 –Dec. 2012

The Project of the Ministry of Education of China (708089). Jan. 2009 –Dec. 2011

The Project of National “863” Program (2007AA10Z232). Jan. 2007 –Dec. 2010

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (30571316). Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2008

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (30100129). Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2004

The Specialized Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2003BA901A20). Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2006

The Project of Gansu Provincial Agriculture Committee. Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2003

AWARDS:

2018 The First Prize of Dabainong Agriculture Science and Technology Award,China.

2015 The First Prize of Natural Science in Gansu Province.

2014 The Second Prize of Natural Science of Education Department in Gansu Province.

2009 National Special Prize of Teaching Achievement, China

2003, 2005, 2009 Progress Award in Science and Technology, the Government of Gansu Province, China.

2004 Progress Award in Science and Technology,the Education Department in Gansu Province.

1998, 2000 Progress Award in Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, China.

EDUCATION:

1995-1998 Ph.D. Ecology, the State Key Laboratory of Arid Agroecology, Lanzhou University, China. 

1989-1992 M.Sc. Natural Geography, Lanzhou University, China. 

1985-1989 B.Sc. Geology, Lanzhou University, China.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Jul.2007-Present: Professor, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

Aug.2004-Jan.2005: Research Visitor, China Information Center of International Institute, University of Michigan. Supervisor: Prof. Shu-Ming Bao

May.2004-Jun.2007: Associate Professor, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

Sep.1999-Aug.2000: Research Visitor, China Information Center of International Institute, University of Michigan. Supervisor: Prof. Shu-Ming Bao

Jul.1998-Apr.2004: Associate Researcher, Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute (GGERI).

Sep. 1995-Jun.1998: Assistant Researcher, GGERI, Lanzhou, China.

Jul. 1992-Aug.1995: Assistant Research Fellow, GGERI, Lanzhou, China.

PUBLICATIONS(2004-Present,*Corresponding author)

Yang Shuxia, Feng Qisheng, *Liang Tiangang, Liu Baokang, Zhang Wenjuan, Xie Hongjie. Modeling grassland above-ground biomass based on artificial neural network and remote sensing in the Three-River Headwaters Region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2018, 204:448-455.

Zhang Renping, Liang Tiangang, Guo Jing, Xie Hongjie, Feng Qisheng & Aimaiti Yusupujiang. Grassland dynamics in response to climate change and human activities in Xinjiang from 2000 to 2014. Scientific Reports, 2018, 8:2888, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21089-3.

Meng Baoping, Gao Jinlong, *LiangTiangang, Cui Xia, Ge Jing, Yin Jianpeng, Feng Qisheng and Xie Hongjie. Modeling of Alpine Grassland Cover Based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology and  Multi-Factor Methods: A Case Study in the East of Tibetan Plateau, China. Remote Sensing. 2018, 10, 320; doi:10.3390/rs10020320.

Meng Baoping, Ge Jing, *LiangTiangang,Yang Shuxia, Gao Jinglong, Feng Qisheng, Cui Xia, Huang Xiaodong and Xie Hongjie. Evaluation of Remote Sensing Inversion Error for the Above-Ground Biomass of Alpine Meadow Grassland Based on Multi-Source Satellite Data. Remote Sensing. 2017, 9, 372; doi:10.3390/rs9040372.

Gao Jinlong, *Huang Xiaodong, Ma Xiaofang, Feng Qisheng, Liang Tiangang and Xie Hongjie. Snow Disaster Early Warning in Pastoral Areas of Qinghai Province, China. Remote Sensing. 2017, 9, 475; doi:10.3390/rs9050475.

*Huang Xiaodong, Deng Jie, Wang Wei, Feng Qisheng, Liang Tiangang. Impact of climate and elevation on snow cover using integrated remote sensing snow products in Tibetan Plateau. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, 190:274-288. 

*Liang Tiangang, Yang Shuxia, Feng Qisheng, Liu Baokang, Zhang Renping, Huang Xiaodong, Xie Hongjie. Multi-factor modeling of above-ground biomass in alpine grassland: A case study in the Three-River Headwaters Region, China. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2016, 186:164-172. 

*Huang Xiaodong, Deng Jie, Ma Xiaofang, Wang Yunlong, Feng Qisheng, Hao Xiaohua, and Liang Tiangang. Spatiotemporal dynamics of snow cover based on multi-source remote sensing data in China. The Cryosphere, 2016, 10: 2453–2463. 

Zhang Renping, *Liang Tiangang, Feng Qisheng, Huang Xiaodong, Wang Wei, Xie Hongjie and Guo Jing. Evaluation and adjustment of the AMSR2 snow depth algorithm for the Northern Xinjiang region, China. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 2016, DOI:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2620521. 

Wang Xuelu, Liang Tiangang, Xie Hongjie, Huang Xiaodong, *Lin Huilong, Climate-driven changes in grassland vegetation, snow cover, and lake water of the Qinghai Lake basin, J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(3), 036017 (2016), doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.10.036017. 

Liu Baokang, Du Yu’e, Li Lin, Feng Qisheng, Xie Hongjie, Liang Tiangang, Hou Fujiang, and *Ren Jizhou. Outburst Flooding of the Moraine-Dammed Zhuonai Lake on Tibetan Plateau: Causes and Impacts. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2016, 13(4):570-574.

Wang Wei, *Huang Xiaodong, Deng Jie, Xie Hongjie and Liang Tiangang. Spatio-Temporal Change of Snow Cover and Its Response to Climate over the Tibetan Plateau Based on an Improved Daily Cloud-Free Snow Cover Product. Remote Sensing, 2015, 7, 169-194; doi:10.3390/rs70100169. 

Deng Jie, *Huang Xiaodong, Feng Qisheng, Ma Xiaofang and Liang Tiangang. Toward improved daily cloud-free fractional snow cover mapping with multi-source remote sensing data in China. Remote Sensing, 2015, 7, 6986-7006. Doi:10.3390/rs70606986. 

Zhang Ying, *Huang Xiaodong, Hao Xiaohua, Wang Jie, Wang Wei and Liang Tiangang. Fractional snow-cover mapping using an improved endmember extraction algorithm, J. Appl. Remote Sens., 8(1), 084691 (2014). doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.8.084691. 

Chen Siyu, *Liang Tiangang, Xie Hongjie, Feng Qisheng, Huang Xiaodong, Yu Hui. Interrelation among climate factors, snow cover, grassland vegetation, and lake in the Nam Co basin of the Tibetan Plateau, J. Appl. Remote Sens., 8(1), 084694 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.084694. 

Feng Qisheng, *Liang Tiangang, Huang Xiaodong, Lin Huilong, Xie Hongjie & Ren Jizhou. Characteristics of global potential natural vegetation distribution from 1911 to 2000 based on comprehensive sequential classification system approach. Grassland Science, 2013, 59:87-99. doi: 10.1111/grs.12016. 

Wang W., *Liang T., Huang, X., Feng, Q., Xie H., Liu X., Chen M. and Wang X. Early warning of snow-caused disasters in pastoral areas on the Tibetan Plateau. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2013, 13: 1411–1425. 

*Lin Huilong, Feng Qisheng, Liang Tiangang, Ren Jizhou. Modelling Global-scale Potential Grassland Changes in Spatio-temporal Patterns to Global Climate Change. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 2013, 20(1):83-96. 

*Lin Huilong, Wang Xuelu, Zhang Yingjun, Liang Tiangang, Feng Qisheng, Ren Jizhou. Spatiotemporal dynamics on the distribution, extent and NPP of potential grassland in response to climate changes in China. The Rangeland Journal, 2013, 35(4):409-425. 

*Liang Tiangang, Feng Qisheng, Cao Jianjun, Xie Hongjie, Lin Huilong, Zhao Jun, Ren Jizhou. Changes in global potential vegetation distributions from 1911 to 2000 as simulated by the Comprehensive Sequential Classification System approach. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012, 57(11):1298-1310. 

*Liang Tiangang, Feng Qisheng, Yu Hui, Huang Xiaodong, Lin Huilong, An Shazhou and Ren Jizhou. Dynamics of natural vegetation on the Tibetan Plateau from past to future using a comprehensive and sequential classification system and remote sensing data. Grassland Science, 2012, 58, 208–220. 

Yu Hui, Zhang Xuetong, *Liang Tiangang, Xie Hongjie, Wang Xianwei, Feng Qisheng and Chen Quangong. A new approach of dynamic monitoring of 5-day snow cover extent and snow depth based on MODIS and AMSR-E data from Northern Xinjiang region. Hydrol. Process. 2012, 26, 3052–3061. 

Cui Xia, *Guo Zhenggang, Liang Tiangang, Shen Yuying, Liu Xingyuan, Liu Yong. Classification management for grassland using MODIS data: a case study in the Gannan region, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2012, 33(10): 3156-3175. 

Zhang, G., H. Xie, T. Yao, T. Liang, and S. Kang. Snow cover dynamics of four lake basins over Tibetan Plateau using time series MODIS data (2001-2010), Water Resource Research, 2012, 48(10), W10529, doi:10.1029/2012WR011971. 

Lin Huilong*, Zhao Jun, Liang Tiangang, Bogaert Jan, Li Zhenqing. A Classification Indices-based Model for Net Primary Production (NPP) and Potential Productivity of Vegetation in China. International Journal of Biomathematics, 2012, 5(3):1-12. DOI:10.1142 /S1793524512600091. 

Huang XD, *Liang TG, Zhang XT, Guo ZG. Validation of MODIS snow cover products using Landsat and ground measurements during the 2001–2005 snow seasons over northern Xinjiang, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2011, 32(1):133-152. 

Huang XD, Xie HJ, Liang TG, Yi DH. Estimating vertical error of SRTM and map-based DEMs using ICESat altimetry data in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2011, 32(18):5177-5196. 

Gao, Y., Xie, H., Lu, N., Yao, T., Liang, T. Toward advanced daily cloud-free snow cover and snow water equivalent products from Terra-Aqua MODIS and Aqua AMSR-E measurements. Journal of Hydrology, 2010, 385:23-35. 

Wang, X., *Xie H., Liang T., Huang X. Comparison and Validation of MODIS Standard and New Combination of Terra and Aqua Snow Cover Products in Northern Xinjiang, China. Hydrological Processes, 2009, 23(3):419-429. 

Hongjie Xie, Xianwei Wang, and Tiangang Liang. Development and assessment of combined Terra and Aqua snow cover products in Colorado Plateau, USA and northern Xinjiang, China. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 2009, Vol. 3, 033559, doi:10.1117/1.3265996. 

Liang Tiangang, Zhang Xuetong, Xie Hongjie, Wu Caixia, Feng Qisheng, Huang Xiaodong, Chen Quangong. Toward improved daily snow cover mapping with advanced combination of MODIS and AMSR-E measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2008,112:3750-3761. 

Liang Tiangang, Huang Xiaodong, Wu Caixia, Liu Xingyuan, Li Wenlong, Guo Zhenggang, Ren Jizhou. An application of MODIS data to snow cover monitoring in a pastoral area: A case study in Northern Xinjiang, China. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2008,112: 1514-1526. 

Wang Xianwei, *Xie Hongjie, Liang Tiangang. Evaluation of MODIS snow cover and cloud mask and its application in Northern Xinjiang, China. Remote Sensing of Environment.  2008, 112: 1497-1513. 

Guo Zhenggang, *Liang Tiangang, Liu Xingyuan, Niu Fujun. A new approach to grassland management for the arid Aletai region in Northern China. The Rangeland Journal. 2006, 28:97-104. 

Wang Hui, *Guo Zhenggang, Xu Xianghu, Liang Tiangang, Ren Jizhou. Response of vegetation and soils to desertification of alpine meadow in the upper basin of the Yellow River, China. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 2007, 50: 491–501. 

Liang Tiangang, Liu Xingyuan, Wu Caixia, et al. An evaluation approach for snow disasters in the pastoral areas of northern Xinjiang, PR China. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 2007, 50(3): 369-380. 

Liang Tiangang, *Chen Quangong, Ren Jizhou, Wang Yuansu. A GIS-based expert system for pastoral agricultural development in Gansu Province, PR China. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 2004, 47: 313-325 . 

Guo Zhenggang, Liang Tiangang, *Zhang Zihe. Classification management for grassland in Gansu Province,China. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture Research. 2003, 46:123-131. 

Li Jianlong, *Liang Tiangang, Chen Quangong. Estimating grassland yields using remote sensing and GIS technologies in China. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 1998, 41(1):31-38.

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