DGE Researcher Profile

Xiaochun Zhang

Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lab: Caldeira
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

Research Interests:

Energy System Analysis (Energy research, development and deployment; Energy policy and public investment; Energy-related carbon emission)

Climate Change (Integrated climate assessment model; Global climate model simplifying; Climate policy analysis; Surface radiation fluxes)

Environmental and Ecological Research (Sustainable planning; Atmospheric environment modeling and simulation; Air pollution control engineering; Ecosystem analysis and modelling)

Decision and Risk Analysis (System dynamics modeling; Policy analysis; Risk analysis; Uncertainty analysis; Scenario Analysis. esp. on Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Transportation)

Selected publications and links are listed below. For more details about Xiaochun Zhang, please see his curriculum vitae.



Zhang X., N. P. Myhrvold, K. Caldeira. Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation. Environmental Research Letters, 2014, 9(11), 114022.


Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling particulate matter emissions during mineral loading process under weak wind simulation. Science of the Total Environment, 2013(449): 168-173, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.050.

Ma, C., X Zhang, W Chen, G Zhang. China’s Special Marine Protected Area Policy: Tradeoff between Economic Development and Marine Conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.02.007.


Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling the effect of humidity on the threshold friction velocity of coal particles. Atmospheric Environment, 2012 (56): 154 - 160.

Zhang, X., C Ma, S Zhan, W Chen. Evaluation and simulation for ecological risk based on emergy analysis and pressure- state- response model in a coastal city, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 221-231.

Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan, W Jiao. Regional Atmospheric Environment Risk Source Identification and Assessment. Chinese Journal of Environmental Science, 2012, 33(12): 4167-4172.


Ma, C., M Ju, X Zhang, H Li. Energy consumption and carbon emissions in a coastal city in China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2011 (4):1-9.

Ma, C., M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Cheng. Analysis of change and driving force in land ecosystem diversity in Tianjin. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium University Nankaiensis, 2011, 44(1): 68-73


Zhang, X., S Gu, X Zhao, X Cui, L Zhao, S Xu, M Du, S Jiang, Y Gao ,C Ma and Y Tang. Radiation partitioning and its relation to environmental factors above a meadow ecosystem on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, 115, d10106, doi:10.1029/2009JD012373.

Ma, C., X Zhang, L Zhang, M Ju, H Li, X Mo. Modified sustainable development model of Tianjin municipality based on the eco-footprint method. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2010, 10(1):127-131


Zhang, X., C Ma, S Gu, X He, Y Gao. Complexity of ecosystem dynamics. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Nankaiensis, 2009, 42(2): 99-104.

Zhan, S., X Zhang, C Ma. Coal classification based on environmental protection and burning quality. Journal of China Coal Society, 2009, 34 (11): 1535-1539.


Ma, C., W Meng, M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Hao. Dynamic assessment of China’s sustainable development possibility based on the eco-environmental footprint during the period of 1997-2006. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2008, 8 (6): 75-80.

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