Xiangzheng Deng is a full professor of Geography with broad research interest in understanding land change and its implications from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS). He is also a senior research fellow from the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, CAS. An expert in spatial econometrics by training, his research uses a combination of satellite remote sensing, socioeconomic and geophysical data, household surveys, and a range of spatial statistical and econometric models to gain insight on the patterns and processes of land cover and land use changes. Most of his research centers around the causes and dynamics of urban land expansion, the environmental and societal consequences of urbanization, the simulation and prediction of the dynamics of land systems, and the integration of data and models for documenting the land change science.
Deng, X.Z. & Bai, X.M. (2014). Sustainable Urbanization in Western China. Environment, 56(3), pp. 12 – 24. doi:10.1080/00139157.2014.901836
Deng, X.Z., Guneralp, B., & Su, H.B. (2014). Observations and Modeling of the Climatic Impact of Land-Use Changes. Advances in Meteorology, 718695. doi: 10.1155/2014/718695
Deng, X.Z., Zhao, C.H., Lin, Y.Z., Zhang, T., Qu, Y., Zhang, F., Wang, Z., & Wu, F. (2014). Downscaling the Impacts of Large-Scale LUCC on Surface Temperature along with IPCC RCPs: A Global Perspective. Energies, 7(4), pp. 2720-2739. doi: 10.3390/en7042720
Shi, Q.L., Chen, S.Y., Shi, C.C., Wang, Z., & Deng, X.Z. (2015). The Impact of Industrial Transformation on Water Use Efficiency in Northwest Region of China. Sustainability, 7, 1, pp. 56-74. doi:10.3390/su7010056
Deng, X.Z., Huang, J.K., Rozelle, S., Zhang, J.P., & Li, Z.H. (2015). Impact of urbanization on cultivated land changes in China. Land Use Policy, 45, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.01.007
Song, W. & Deng, X.Z. (2015). Effects of Urbanization-Induced Cultivated Land Loss on Ecosystem Servivces in the North China Plain. Energies, 8(6), pp. 5678 – 5693. doi: 10.3390/en8065678
Song, W., Deng, X.Z., Yuan, Y.W., Wang, Z., & Li, Z.H. (2015). Impacts of land-use change on valued ecosystem service in rapidly urbanized North China Plain. Ecological Modelling, 318, pp. 245 – 253. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.01.029
Deng, X.Z. (2016). Urbanization and impacts on agricultural land in China. In K.C. Seto, W.D. Solecki, & C.A. Griffith (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (pp. 42 – 49). London: Routledge.