My research interests center on the geospatial analysis of land use/cover change, agricultural intensification, landscape ecology, and urbanization. I use an array of geospatial and statistical approaches, particularly Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and spatial statistics.
- Lin M. and Q. Huang. 2019. Exploring the relationship between agricultural intensification and changes in cropland areas in the US. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 274: 30-40.
- Ouyang Z., M. Lin, J. Chen, P. Fan, S.S. Qian, and H. Park. 2019. Improving estimates of built-up area from night time light across globally distributed cities through hierarchical modeling. Science of the Total Environment 647: 1266-1280.
- Lin M. 2018. Impacts of nitrogen fertilization and conservation tillage on the agricultural soils of the United States: a review. In M.A. El-Esawi (Ed.), Maize Germplasm – Characterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop Improvement. IntechOpen, ISBN: 978-1-78923-039-0.
- Lin M. and M.C. Henry. 2016. Grassland and wheat loss affected by corn and soybean expansion in the midwest corn belt region, 2006-2013. Sustainability 8(11): 1177, doi: 10.3390/su8111177.
- Minor E., J.A. Belaire, A. Davis, M. Franco, and M. Lin. 2016. Socioeconomics and neighbor mimicry drive urban yard and neighborhood vegetation patterns. In R. Francis (Ed.), Urban Landscape Ecology: Science, Policy and Practice. Abington: Routledge.
Work in Progress
- Gao W., M. Lin, Y. Huang, S. Huang, G. Ye, and Z. Huang. under review in Ecological Engineering. Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen under different forests in a coastal sand dune of subtropical China.
- Huang Y., M. Lin, W. Gao, and S. Huang. Leaf C:N:P stoichiometry and its correlation with soil nutrients in southeastern China.
- Huang Q., Y. Li, M. Lin, and M. Garrett. Mitigating natural disaster risks with social responsibility.
- Ryan L., A. Potter, and M. Lin. Sojourn in Savannah: examining the city’s historical markers through a content and spatial analysis.
- Beck J. and M. Lin. Impacts of sea level rise on real estate prices in the US East coast.