Land Use

I explore the interactions between different land-use transitions and the social environment, linking scientific approaches (e.g., remote sensing and GIS) with social science techniques (e.g., econometric modeling) to better understand the dynamics between humans and the environment.

Following are some of the peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • Wang, H., Qiu, F., 2017. Investigating the impact of agricultural land losses on deforestation: Evidence from a peri-urban area in Canada. Ecological Economics, 139: 9–18. (link)
  • Wang, H., Qiu, F., 2017. Investigation of the dynamics of agricultural land at the urban fringe: A comparison between two peri-urban areas in Canada. The Canadian Geographer, 61(3): 457–470. (link)
  • Wang, H., Swallow, B.M., 2016. Optimizing the use of financial resources for agricultural land conservation: Spatially-explicit estimation of benefits, budgets, costs and targets. Land Use Policy, 59: 272–283. (link)
  • Wang, H., Qiu, F., Ruan, X., 2016. Loss or gain: A spatial regression analysis of switching land conversions between agriculture and natural land. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 221: 222–234. (link)