World Environment

World Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, debate and short reports in all areas related to the environment. These areas include basic science (chemistry, physics, biology and geology), ecology, agriculture, economics, education, engineering, geography, health, law, nanotechnology, planning and policy, politics, sociology, trade and commerce.

Yaoqi Zhang

Editorial Board Member of World Environment

Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, USA

Research Areas

Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment


2001Ph.D.Natural Resources Economics, University of Helsinki, Finland
1990Master of AgricultureBeijing Forestry University/The Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
1986Bachelor of EconomicsFujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fujian, China


2003-presentAssistant/Associate Professor: Environmental and Resource Economics & Policy, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
2001--2000Post-doc/research associate: Resource and Environmental Economics, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta
2001Post-doc: Resource and Environmental Economics, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
1988-1993Researcher: Social economics of forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Zheng, B., Zhang, Y. 2011. Household Expenditures for Leisure Tourism in the United States, 1996 and 2006. International Journal of Tourism Research. (In press)
[2]  Majumdara, S., Deng, J., Zhang, Y., Pierskallab, C. 2011.Using contingent valuation to estimate the willingness of tourists to pay for urban forests: A study in Savannah, Georgia. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2011.07.006.
[3]  Majumdar, S., Zhang, D., Zhang, Y. 2011. Estimating Regional Softwood Lumber Supply in the United States Using Seemingly Unrelated Regression. Forest Products Journal 60 (7/8): 709-714.
[4]  Zheng, B., *Zhang, Y., Chen, J. 2011. Preference to home landscape: wildness or neatness? Landscape and Urban Planning 99 (1): 1-8.
[5]  Zhang, Y., Zheng, B. 2011. Assessments of Citizen Willingness to Support Urban Forestry: An Empirical Study in Alabama. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 37(3): 119-125.
[6]  Geng, W., *Zhang, Y. 2011.Skill Content of Trade and Carbon Dioxide Emissions. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics 21(11): 82-91.
[7]  Tian, G., Jiang, J., Yang, Z., Zhang, Y. 2011. The Urban Growth, Size Distribution and Spatio-temporal Dynamic Pattern of the Yangtze River Delta Megalopolitan Region, China. Ecological Modelling 222: 865-878.
[8]  Wang, C., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y. 2011. Economic Development, Rural livelihoods, and Ecological Restoration: Evidence from China. AMBIO 40: 78-87.
[9]  Majumdar, S., *Zhang, Y. 2011.Consumptive Nature-based Recreation in the United States: Welfare Measures from Truncated and Untruncated Count Data Models. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics 20: 32-50.
[10]  Chen, J., Wang, C., Zhang, Y. 2011. The Impact s of Family Background on the Transit ion from University to Work: An Empirical Study in China. Journal of Northwest Normal University (Social Sciences) 48 (2):97—101.
[11]  Chen, J., Li, L., Zhang, Y. 2011. Rural-Urban Migration and Its Influencing Factors of Rural College Graduates. Rural Economy (2): 116-120.
[12]  Zhang, Y., Majumdar, I., Schelhas, J. 2010. Changes in Woodland Use from Longleaf Pine to Loblolly Pine. Sustainability 2(9), 2734-2745
[13]  Shen, Y., *Zhang, Y., Xu, X., Zhu, Z., Jiang, X. 2009. Towards decentralization and privatization of China's collective forestlands. International Forestry Review 11 (4): 28-35.
[14]  Majumdar, S., *Zhang, Y. 2009. Market for green signaling. The Business Review, Cambridge 13 (2): 87-92.
[15]  Liao, X., *Zhang, Y., Sun, C. 2009. Investments in Timberland and Softwood Timber as Parts of Portfolio Selection in the U.S.: A Cointegration Analysis and Capital Asset Pricing Model. Forest Science 55 (6):471-479.
[16]  Ngyyen, M. D., Shen, Y., *Zhang, Y., Smidt, M. 2009. Analysis of Logging Productivity in Alabama, 1995 to 2000. Forest Products Journal 59(7/8): 22-26.
[17]  Li, Y., Chen, Y., Zhang, Y., Xia, Y. 2009. Rehabilitating China's Largest Inland River. Conservation Biology 23 (3): 531-536.
[18]  Zhang, Y., Liao, X., Butler, B.J., Schelhas, J. 2009. The Increasing Importance of Small-Scale Forestry: Evidence from Family Forest Ownership Patterns in US. Small-Scale Forestry 8:1-14.
[19]  Zhang, Y., B. Allen, N. Letson, J.L. Sibley. 2009. Tree ordinances as public policy and participation tools. J. Arboric. & Urban Forestry 35: 166-172.
[20]  Pan, Y., *Zhang, Y., Majumdar, I. 2009. Population, Economic Welfare and Holding Size Distribution of Private Forestland in Alabama, USA. Silva Fennica 43(1): 161-171.
[21]  Liao, X., *Zhang, Y. 2008. Does Timberland Ownership Matter for Stumpage Market in the US South? Forest Product Journal 59 (11): 69-74.
[22]  Majumdar, S., and Y. Zhang. 2008. Providing Water Quality Services: A New Opportunity for Forest Landowners. Alabama's Treasured Forests 27(3):14-15.
[23]  Liao, X., *Zhang, Y. 2008. Economic Impacts of Shifting Sloping Farm Lands to Forest Lands in China. Agricultural Systems 97: 48-55.
[24]  Lu, W., Yang, X., Sibley, J., Gilliam, C. H., Bannon, J.S., Zhang, Y. 2008. Utilization of mixed municipal solid waste compost as a soilless potting component in greenhouse production of four floricultural crops. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 26 (2): 75-79.
[25]  Zhang, Y., Hussian, A., Deng, J. and Letson, N. 2007. Public Attitudes towards Urban Trees and Supporting Urban Tree Programs. Environment and Behavior 39 (6): 797-814.
[26]  Tian, G., Yang, Z., Zhang, Y. 2007.The Spatio-Temporal Dynamic Pattern of Rural Residential Land in China in the 1990s Using Landsat TM images and GIS. Environmental Management 40: 803-813.
[27]  Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Mao, X. 2007. Economic Interpretation of Long-term Historical Change in Forest Land Use/Cover. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 43(9):96-104 (In Chinese with English Abstract).
[28]  Deng, J., Zhang, Y., Schelhas, J. 2007. National Parks: The Paradise or Paradox. ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism 6 (2): 131-146.
[29]  Pan, Y., *Zhang, Y. 2007. Trends among family forest owners in Alabama, 1994-2004. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 31(3): 117-123.
[30]  Zhu, P., *Zhang, Y. 2006. Demand for urban forests and economic welfare: evidence from Southeastern US cities. Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics 38 (2): 279-285.
[31]  Guo. Z., *Zhang, Y., Deegen, P., Uibrig, H. 2006. Economic Analyses of rubber and tea plantation and rubber-tea intercropping in Hainan. Agroforestry Systems 6 (2): 117-127.
[32]  Lu, W., Sibley, J.L., Gilliam, C. H., Bannon, J.S., Zhang, Y. 2006. Estimation of U.S. Bark Generation and Implications for Horticultural Industries. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 24 (1): 29-34.
[33]  Zhang, Y. 2005. Multiple-Use Forestry versus Forestland-Use Specialization Revisited. Forest Policy and Economics 7 (2): 143-156.
[34]  Zhang, Y., Zhang, D., Schelhas, J. 2005. Small-scale non-industrial private forest ownership in the United States: Rational and Implications. Silva Fennica 39 (3):443-454.
[35]  Zhang, Y., Li, Y. 2005. Valuing versus Pricing Natural and Environmental Resources? Environmental Science and Policy 8(2): 179-186.
[36]  Zhang, Y., Li, Y. 2005. Reply to comment on "Valuing versus Pricing Natural and Environmental Resources? Environmental Science and Policy 8(2):189-190.
[37]  Li, Y., Xu, M., Zou, X., Shi, P., Zhang, Y. 2005. Comparing of soil organic carbon dynamics in plantations and secondary forests in wet tropics in Puerto Rico. Global Change Biology 11(2): 239-248.
[38]  Zhang, Y., Pan, Y., Li, Y. 2005. Critique on Non-market Valuation of Natural and Environmental Resources. Journal of Natural Resources 20 (3): 453-460.
[39]  Feng, Z, Yang, Y., *Zhang, Y., Zhang, P., Li, Y. 2005. Grain-for-Green Policy and Its Impacts on Grain Supply in West China. Land Use Policy 22(4): 301-312.
[40]  Mao, X., Li, X., Tu, Y., Hu, T., Zhang, Y., 2005. Environmental Impact Assessment of Agricultural Trade Policy: A Wheat Planting Industry Case Study in Qian'an County, Hebei Province. Chinese Journal of Population, Resource and Environment 15 (5): 40-46.