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DGE Researcher Profile


Yuntao Zhou

Title:Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab: Michalak
Email:ytzhou@stanford.edu

Research Summary
  • Geostatistical downscaling for non-uniform resolution data sets.
  • Estimating spatial extent and temporal variability of hypoxia in the large bodies of water such as Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay using geostatistical approaches.
  • Evaluating effect of nutrient loading and meteorological conditions on water quality.

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed publications

Zhou, Y., A. M. Michalak, D. Beletsky, Y.R. Rao, R.P. Richards (in review) “Record-breaking hypoxic extent in Lake Erie is caused by 2012 drought.”

Scavia, D., …, Y. Zhou (in press) "Assessing and Addressing the Re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central Basin Hypoxia." Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Zhou, Y., D. Scavia, A.M. Michalak (2014) "Nutrient Loading and Meteorological Conditions Explain Interannual Variability of Hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay", Limnology & Oceanography, 59(2), 373-384, doi: 10.4319/lo.2014.59.2.0373

Zhou, Y., D.R. Obenour, D. Scavia, T.H. Johengen, A.M. Michalak (2013) “Spatial and temporal trends in Lake Erie hypoxia, 1987-2007”, Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 899-905, dx.doi.org/10.102/es303401b. Highlighted in Environment Progress

Obenour, D.R., A.M. Michalak, Y. Zhou, D. Scavia (2012) “Quantifying the impacts of stratification and nutrient loading on hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(10), 5489-5496, doi:10.1021/es204481a.

Zhou, Y., and A.M. Michalak, (2009), “Characterizing attribute distributions in water sediments by geostatistical downscaling”, Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (24), 9267-9273, doi:10.1021/es901431y.

Cheng J., Y. Zhou, Y. Liu, et al. (2005) "The annual variability of the heavy metal contents in the P. Lutea coral from the Longwan Bay, Hainan Province, China." Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology (Chinese Journal).

Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts

Zhou, Y., D. Beletsky, R. P. Richards, and A. M. Michlak, “Explain and Predict Interannual Variability of Hypoxic Extent in Lake Erie Using Nutrient Loading and Meteorological Factors.” poster presentation at EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract OS23A-1653, December 2013.

Obenour, D.R., A.M. Michalak, Y. Zhou, D. Scavia. “Exploring the Extent of the Gulf’s Dead Zone through Universal Kriging and Conditional Simulation.” AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources VII, New Orleans, LA. March 2012.

Zhou, Y., A.M.Michalak and D. Obenour, "Temporal Variability of Hypoxic Volume in the Chesapeake Bay." ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 2011.

Obenour, D., A.M.Michalak, D. Scavia and Y. Zhou, "Understanding the Causes of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: A Geostatistical Approach." ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 2011.

Zhou, Y., A.M. Michalak, "Estimation of Dissolved Oxygen Distribution in Lake Erie Using Geostatistical Methods." The 52nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, Abstract 1231452177, Toledo, OH, May 2009.

Michalak A.M., K.L. Mueller, V. Yadav, A.A. Alkhaled, Zhou Y., S.M. Gourdji, D.N. Huntzinger, A.I. Hirsch, A.E. Adrews and S.C. Wofsy, “Applications of Geostatistics to Data Assimilation in Biogeochemical Models.” EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union 88 (52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract B33A-0391, December 2008.

Zhou, Y. and A.M. Michalak, “Estimating Point Concentrations of Total Organic Carbon in Water Sediments by Geostatistical Downscaling.” EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union 88 (52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H31H-0760, December 2007.

Zhou, Y. and A.M. Michalak, “Estimating Point Concentrations of Attributes in Water Sediments by Geostatistical Downscaling.” poster presented at Engineering Graduate Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.

Chatterjee, A. and Y. Zhou, "Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) in the Great Lakes." Poster presented at Challenges of Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region Summit, UM Biological Station, Pellston, MI, July 2007.

Chatterjee, A. and Y. Zhou, "Spatial Analysis of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Distribution in Lake Ontario." Poster presented at Michigan Geophysical Union, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2007.

Gourdji, S., K. Mueller, Y. Zhou and A.M. Michalak, “Use of Remote Sensing Data and Geostatistical Inverse Modeling to Estimate Global Carbon Fluxes and Validate Process-Based Biospheric Models.” Poster presented at the Michigan Space Grant Consortium conference, Ann Arbor, MI , September 2006.