Qingmin Meng
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia, 2006

Web: http://qingmin.info/

Email: qmeng@geosci.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3915

Research Interests
Geographical Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Geospatial Statistics and integrated quantitative geospatial modeling
Landscape Ecology
Ecosystems: ecological systems, Gulf coastal forest and other ecosystems
Environmental risk and decision making: hydraulic fracturing (fracking), West Nile Virus
Natural resources: soil and forest ecology and management
Quantitative methods: GIS, remote sensing, geospatial statistics, and Big Data

Current Research Projects
GIS
Remote Sensing
Geospatial statistics and integrated quantitative geospatial modeling
Fracking's environment, landscape, and society
Gulf coast and southeast US ecological systems
Soil and precision agriculture
West Nile Virus' scale, landscape, and spatial epidemiology

Most Current Publications:
Book Chapter/Sections:
Meng, Q. 2016 "Thematic classification: Artificial neural network analysis, Support vector machine, Classification and regression tree analysis, C5 and other machine learning algorithmsm" in Chapter 7 Image Processing & Analysis Methods. (Madden and Bernardes Eds), Manual of Remote Sensing (4 edition) Stan Morain and Amy Budge (Eds.) (In preparation)

Meng, Q. 2016 "Feature analysis: fractals, fourier and wavelets,"in Chapter 7 Image Processing & Analysis Methods. (Madden and Bernardes Eds), Manual of Remote Sensing (4 edition) Stan Morain and Amy Budge (Eds.) (In preparation)

Meng, Q. 2016 "Fracking," in Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Chen, Wei-Yin, Suzuki, Toshio, Lackner, Maximilian (Eds.) (Accepted)

Meng, Q. 2010. Aerial imagery: Data. In B. Warf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of geography. (pp. 18-23).
Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412939591.n10

Meng, Q. 2009. DVD of GIS resources and datasets. In: M. Madden (Ed) Manual of Geographic Information Systems. 1st edition, ASPRS Publisher.

Refereed Journal Papers:
Meng, Q. 2015. Spatial analysis of environment and population at risk of natural gas fracking in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. Science of the Total Environment. 515-516:198-206.

Meng, Q. 2015. Regional landscape mapping through a method of chain standardization of
Landsat images. Landscape and Urban Planning, 134:1-9.

Meng, Q. 2015. Modeling and prediction of natural gas fracking pad landscapes
in the Marcellus Shale region, USA. A rejoinder to Klein and Manda. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136:52-53

Meng, Q. 2014. Modeling and prediction of natural gas fracking pad landscapes
in the Marcellus Shale region, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 121:109-116.

Meng, Q. 2014. Regression kriging versus geographically weighted regression for spatial
Interpolation. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, 3(1): 598-605.

Meng, Q. and Ashby, S. 2014. Distance: A critical aspect for environmental impact assessment
of hydraulic fracking. The Extractive Industries and Society (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X14000513).

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