Qingyuan Zhang, Research Scientist III

Qingyuan Zhang


NASA Goddard
Bldg 33, Room G317
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: 301-614-6672


Carbon cycle modeling, estimation of fAPAR by chlorophyll (fAPARchl), leaf area index for photosynthesis (LAIpsn), canopy water content, phenology, light use efficiency at chlorophyll level (LUEchl) and the seasonal-to-interannual variation of the canopy.


Dr. Qingyuan Zhang received a Ph.D. in Natural Resource and Environmental Study (2006) from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, a MS in Applied Mathematics (1996) from TsingHua University, and a BS in Mathematics (1994) from the ShanDong University, China. His Ph.D. thesis is on estimation of fraction of absorbed PAR by chlorophyll using daily MODIS data and the development of a vegetation photosynthesis model. In 2006 he joined GEST/UMBC, and in 2011 was hired by GESTAR as an Assistant Research Scientist. His goal is to support NASA's EO-1 mission, NASA's HyspIRI mission, Light Use Effiency (LUE), Carbon Cycle Projects and Water/Energy Cycle Projects. He is also leading his team to develop the MODIS fAPARchl and LAIchl products. His publications include papers on estimation of fAPARchl, LUEchl, phenology, and on vegetation photosynthesis model and land use.