Huang, Cho-Ying



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Huang, Cho-Ying



Office : Room 607, Department of Geography

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Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. degree from School of Natural Resources at University of Arizona. His dissertation research was focused on regional scale monitoring of long-term semi-arid savanna vegetation change using historical Landsat TM/ETM+ images. After his Ph.D., Dr. Huang continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution at Stanford University. His postdoctoral research was to investigate the carbon dynamics of pinon-juniper woodlands on the Colorado Plateau using synoptic sensing (AVIRIS, TM/ETM+, MODIS) approaches.

Research interests: global ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, alien invasive species science


Ph.D., School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona (2006)

M.S., Watershed Science Program, Colorado State University (2000)

B.S., Department of Marine Environment, National Sun Yat-sen University (1996)


Ecosystem ecology


Remote sensing of the environment

Non-native species


Remote sensing of the environment

Landscape ecology


Refereed Articles (2006-present):

Huang C*; Anderegg W., 2014. Vegetation, and surface brightness and temperature dynamics after aspen forest die-off, JGR-Biogeosciences 119:2013JG002489. JGR

Huang J; Lee T; Teng T; Chen Y; Huang C; Lee C, 2014. Validating the operational bias and hypothesis of universal exponent in landslide frequency-area distribution, PLoS One, 9:e98125.

Chang C; Wang H; Huang C*, 2014. Retrieving multi-scale climatic variations from high dimensional time-series MODIS green vegetation cover in a subtropical mountainous island, Journal of Mountain Science, 11, 407-420.

Lu, M.L.; Huang, J.Y.; Chung, Y.L.; Huang, C.Y., 2013. Modelling the invasion of a Central American Mimosoid tree species (Leucaena leucocephala) in a tropical coastal region of Taiwan, Remote Sensing Letters, 5(4),485-493. (SCI)

Huang, C.Y.; Chai, C.W.; Chang, C.M.; Huang, J.C.; Hu, K.T.; Lu, M.L.; Chung, Y.L.,2013. An Integrated Optical Remote Sensing System for Environmental Perturbation Research, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, 6(6), 2434-2444. (SCI)

Chang, C.T.; Wang, H.C.; Huang, C.Y., 2013. Impacts of vegetation onset time on the net primary productivity in a mountainous island in Pacific Asia, Environmental research letters,4( 8), 045030. (SCI)

Chang, C.;Wang, H.; Huang, C.*,2013. Retrieving multi-scale climatic variations from high dimensional time-series MODIS green vegetation cover in a subtropical mountainous island. Journal of Mountain Science.

Huang, C.* ;Chai, C.; Chang, C.; Huang, J.; Hu, K.; Lu, M.; Chung, Y. ,2013.An integrated optical remote sensing system for environmental perturbation research. IEEE JSTARS, 6(6), 2434-2444. (SCI)

Fernandez, D.; Neff, J.; Huang, C.; Asner, G.; Barger, N., 2013. Twentieth century carbon stock changes related to pinon–juniper expansion into a black sagebrush community, Carbon Balance and Management, 8:8.

Lu, M.; Huang, J.; Chung, Y.; Huang, C.*, 2013. Modeling the invasion of a Central American Mimosoid tree species (Leucaena leucocephala) in a tropical coastal region of Taiwan, Remote Sensing Letters, 4,485–493. (SCI)

Wang, H.; Huang, C., 2012. Investigating the spatial heterogeneity of subtropical montane cloud forest plantation with a QuickBird image, International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Huang, C.; Anderegg, W., 2012. Large drought-induced aboveground live biomass losses in southern Rocky Mountain aspen forests, Global Change Biology, 18, 1016-1027.

Huang, C.; Asner G; Barger N., 2012. Regional variation in net primary production of pinyon-juniper ecosystems, Ecological Modelling, 227, 82-92.

Chan, W.; Yuan, H.; Huang, C.; Wang, C.; Lin, S.; Lo, Y.; Huang, B.; Hatch, K.; Shiu, H.; You, C.; Chang, Y.; Shen, S., 2012. Regional scale high resolution δ18O prediction in precipitation using MODIS EVI. PLoS One. 7, e45496.

Barger, N.; Archer, S.; Campbell, J.; Huang, C.; Morton, J.; Knapp, A. (2011) Woody plant proliferation in North American drylands: A synthesis of impacts on ecosystem carbon balance, JGR-Biogeosciences, 116, G00K07. (SCI)

Royer, P.; Cobb, N.; Clifford, M.; Huang, C., Breshears, D.; Adams, H.; Villegas, J. (2011) Extreme event-triggered overstory vegetation loss increases understory solar input regionally: Multi-scale ecological implications, Journal of Ecology, 99, 714-723. (SCI)

Huang, C.; Asner, G.; Barger, N.; Neff, J.; Floyd, M., 2010. Regional carbon losses due to drought-induced tree dieback in pinon-juniper ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment,114, 1471-1479. (SCI)

Carriere, Y.; Ellers-Kirk, C.; Cattaneo, M.; Yafuso, C.; Antilla, L.; Huang, C.; Rahman, M.; Orr, B.; March, S., 2009. Landscape ecology of transgenic cotton on non-target ants and beetles. Basic and Applied Ecology,10, 597-606.

Huang, C.; Asner, G., 2009. Applications of remote sensing to alien invasive plant studies, Sensors, 9, 4869-4889.

Huang, C.; Geiger, E.; van Leeuwen, W.; Marsh, S., 2009. Discrimination of invaded and native species sites in a semi-desert grassland using MODIS multi-temporal data. 2008, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 897-917.

Huang, C.; Asner, G.; Martin, R.; Barger, N.; Neff, J., 2009. Multiscale analysis of tree cover and aboveground carbon stocks in pinyon-juniper woodlands. Ecological Applications, 19, 668-681.

Huang, C.; Geiger, E., 2008. Climate anomalies provide opportunities for large-scale mapping of non-native plant abundance in desert grasslands. Diversity and Distributions,14, 875-884.

Huang, C.; Marsh, S.; McClaran, M.; Archer, S., 2007. Postfire stand structure in a semi-arid savanna: Cross-scale challenges estimating biomass. Ecological Applications 17:1899-1910. ESA highlights: Photo gallery: Postfire stand structure, Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 88:23.

Huang, C.; Geiger, E.; Kupfer, J., 2006. Sensitivity of landscape metrics to classification scheme. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 2927-2948.

Cattaneo, M.; Yafuso, C.; Schmidt, C.; Olson, C.; Huang, C.; Rahman, M.; Ellers-Kirk, C.; Orr, B.; Marsh S.; Antilla, L.; Dutilleul, P.; Carriere, Y., 2006. Farm-scale evaluation of the impacts of transgenic cotton on biodiversity, pesticide use, and yield. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 103, 7571-7576.


Books & Book Chapters :

Asner G; Huang C., 2011. Remote sensing. In Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. Simberloff D, Rejmanek M (Eds), 580-584. University of California Press, CA, USA (ISBN: 9780520264212)

McClaran M.; Browning D.; Huang C., 2010. Temporal dynamics and spatial variability in desert grassland vegetation. In: Webb, R. H.; Boyer, D. E.; Turner, R. M. (Eds.). Repeat photography: Methods and applications in the natural sciences. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (ISBN: 9781597267120)


NTU internal grant to acquire an ASD FieldSpec portable spectroradiometer and accessories. 2009.

Applications of optical remote sensing on large-scale estimation of woody carbon stock and net uptake in a subtropical montane cloud forest, 2009~2010, National Science Council (NSC) Taiwan.

Applications of optical remote sensing on multi-scale monitoring of Mikania micrantha in Taiwan,2009 ~2011, NSC Taiwan.


2011 Distinguished Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan