Zhihai Ma

 

 Laboratory for Ecological Modelling and Carbon Science

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)

email: zma01@syr.edu

 

EDUCATION:

 

M.S.     Science of Applied Statistics. 2006.08-2009.12.  Syracuse University.

M.S.    Forest Biometrics. 2003.08-2006.06. Northeast Forestry University, P.R. China.

B.S.     Forest Sciences. 1999.08-2003.07 Northeast Forestry University, P.R. China.

 

EMPLOYMENT  and  WORK  EXPERIENCE:

 

Statistician  University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). 2010.01-present.

Research Assistant. 2006‑2008.8. Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

 

ACADEMIC  HONORS  and  AWARDS:

 

Excellence in Research.  2008 Graduate Student Association Award, SUNY-ESF.

Albert L. Leaf Memorial Award for 2008-09.  Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. Spatial modeling of bird species richness in New

             York State at multiple spatial scales. In press Forest Science.

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. Forest Science 55(6):533-548.

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

          geographically weighted regression: a case study. Canadian Journal of Forest Research  

          38(9):2526-2534.

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

         (in Chinese).

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).

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Ma, Z. and L. Zhang. Does bandwidth selection really matter in application of geographically weighted regression. Northeastern Mensurationist Organization 12th Annual Meeting. Bar Harbor, Maine. October 8-9, 2008.

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).

Ma, Z. and C. Peng. Modeling individual tree mortality using marginal and random effects regression models. University of British Coumbia. ForValueNet annual meeting. June 8-9, 2011.

 

TRAINING and CERTIFICATIONS:

An introduction to data analysis and graphics with R. March 13-15, 2009. SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York State, USA.

ForValueNet Mixed and Other Models R Workshop. June 10-12, 2010. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9.

SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9.