Laboratory for Ecological Modelling and Carbon Science
M.S. Science of Applied Statistics.
EMPLOYMENT and WORK EXPERIENCE:
2006‑2008.8. Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. The
ACADEMIC HONORS and AWARDS:
Excellence in Research. 2008 Graduate Student Association Award, SUNY-ESF.
L. Leaf Memorial Award for 2008-09.
Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.
Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. Spatial modeling of bird species richness in New
Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. Use of localized descriptive statistics for
exploring the spatial pattern changes of bird species richness at multiple scales, Applied
Geography 32 (2011) 185-194.
Zhang, L., Z. Ma, and L. Guo. 2009. An evaluation of spatial autocorrelation and heterogeneity in
the residuals of six regression models.
Zhang, L., Z. Ma, and L. Guo. 2008. Spatially assessing model errors of four regression techniques
for three types of forest stands. Forestry 81(2):209-225.
Guo, L., Z. Ma, and L. Zhang. 2008. Comparison of bandwidth selection in application of
weighted regression: a case study. Canadian Journal of
Guo, F., H. Hu, and Z. Ma. 2009. Spatial point process for spatial distribution pattern of lighting-
caused forest fires in DaXing’an mountains. ACTA ECOLOGICA SINICA 29(12):6741-6747
Guo, F., H. Hu., Z. Ma, and Y. Zhang. 2010. Applicability of different models in simulating the
relationships between forest fire occurrence and weather factors in Daxing’an mountains.
Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 21(1):159-164 (in Chinese).
Guo, F., H. Hu, Z. Ma, and Y. Zhang. 2010. Relationship between forest lighting-fire occurrence
and weather factors in Daxing’an mountains based on NB and ZINB models. Chinese Journal
of Plant Ecology 34(5):571-577 (in Chinese).
Ma, Z. and L. Zhang. Does bandwidth
selection really matter in application of geographically weighted regression.
Northeastern Mensurationist Organization 12th Annual Meeting.
Ma, Z. and L. Zhang. Does bandwidth selection really matter in application of geographically weighted regression. Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach, SUNY-ESF. April 16, 2008 (poster).
and C. Peng. Modeling individual tree
mortality using marginal and random effects regression models.
TRAINING and CERTIFICATIONS:
introduction to data analysis and graphics with R. March 13-15, 2009. SUNY-ESF,
Mixed and Other Models R Workshop. June 10-12, 2010.