Dong Chen

Post-Doctoral Associate

I'm interested in understanding the wildfire dynamics as well as their climatic impacts in the Arctic boreal and tundra ecosystems.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., He, T., Zhang, Y., & Liang, S. (in review). Strong cooling induced by stand-replacing fires through albedo in the Siberian larch forests
  • Chen, D., & Loboda, T.V. (in review). Surface Forcing of Surface Fires in Siberian Larch Forests
  • Loboda, T.V., & Chen, D. (2017). Spatial distribution of young forests and carbon fluxes within recent disturbances in Russia. Global Change Biology, 23, 138-153.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13349
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Krylov, A., & Potapov, P.V. (2016). Mapping stand age dynamics of the Siberian larch forests from recent Landsat observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 187, 320-331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.033
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T., Channan, S., & Hoffman-Hall, A. (2014). Long-Term Record of Sampled Disturbances in Northern Eurasian Boreal Forest from Pre-2000 Landsat Data. Remote Sensing, 6, 6020-6038. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs6076020


Published Datasets

  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Krylov, A., & Potapov, P.V. (2017). Distribution of Estimated Stand Age Across Siberian Larch Forests, 1989-2012. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA: ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1364
  • Loboda, T.V., & Chen, D. (2016). Distribution of Young Forests and Estimated Stand Age across Russia, 2012. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1330
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Channan, S., & Hoffman-Hall, A. (2015). Russian Boreal Forest Disturbance Maps Derived from Landsat Imagery, 1984-2000. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA: ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1294

Awards

  • Postdoctoral Conference Support Award, Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 2017 ($480)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2017 (First Place, $500)
  • Best Poster Presentation, NASA Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, April 2017
  • Travel Award, NASA Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, April 2017 (Airfare reimbursed, $670)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2016 (First Place, $500)
  • Dean’s Fellowship, Behavioral & Social Sciences College, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, September 2015 ($5,000)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2015 (Second Place, $250)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2013.
  • 1st place in the Student Paper Competition atthe 2011 Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2011 ($500).
  • 2nd place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2010 Geospatial Conference of the Mid-south Chapter of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Athens, GA, October 2010 ($100 and a free one-year membership of ASPRS).

Field Work Experiences

  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Seward Peninsula), July – August 2017
  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Noatak River), July – August 2016
  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Brooks Range North Slope), August 2012
  • Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton GA, September 2010
Areas of Interest:
  • Remote Sensing
  • Wildfire
  • Forest Disturbance
  • Boreal
  • Tundra
Degrees
  • PhD University of Maryland, College Park (2011-2017)
  • MS University of Georgia (2009-2011)
  • BS Wuhan University (2005-2009)
Email: itscd@terpmail.umd.edu