Ming Xu

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Ming Xu is an Associate Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability, and in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The focus of his research is to understand the interaction between industrial systems and the biophysical environment. His goal is to provide an understanding of driving forces of environmental pressures and to help find an alternative pathway to reduce these pressures. Prof. Xu inherently interdisciplinary research combines data science, complex systems modeling and industrial ecology.

 

Daniel Brown

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Daniel Brown is a Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability. He is the Director of the Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory, and a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on linking landscape patterns with ecological and social processes. Professor Brown has studied vegetation types and patterns, land use and changes, climate changes and effect for over 25 years. His recent research focuses on the social and ecological aspects of land use in China, Mongolia and Africa, as well as land-use in South East Michigan and in the US Great Plains. His research requires the use of multiple methods, including Geographic information systems (GIS), computer modeling, remote sensing, social surveys and statistics.

Measures of land use pattern and difference in model and historical record [Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315 (2015)]

Measures of land use pattern and difference between an agent-based model and historical record [Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315 (2015)]