Zihan Lin, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
 Office: SI 229
 Phone: 216-523-7538
 Email: z.lin88@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SI 229, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Urban green space, Geospatial methods, Human health, Environmental change
Ph.D., Geography, Michigan State University, 2021
M.S., GIS, Clark University, 2014
B.S., GIS, China University of Petroleum, 2012
Brief Bio:
As an environmental geographer, I am interested in applying geospatial theories and methods to disentangle the complex dynamics between human social systems and natural components. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Geography at Michigan State and postdoctoral training in the School of Public Health at Boston University. My expertise in GIS, remote sensing, and data science has facilitated my research at various spatiotemporal scales. My previous research focused on understanding the influences of hydropower dams on the local ecosystem in the Mekong River Basin, Southeast Asia. The overarching theme of my current work is to investigate how urban green space plays a role in affecting the urban environment and human health.

My long-term research goal is to make a creative contribution to the scientific body of urban green space and health studies.
Honors and Awards:
2022-2024 National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research (NCGVR) Postdoctoral Fellowship
2022          Second place award in 2022 Microlearning Competition, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Research Interests:
GIS and remote sensing, Geospatial analytics and modeling, Environment-health nexus, Human-environment interaction
Teaching Areas:
Geospatial science, Environmental science
Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Professional Service:
Journal Reviewer for Remote Sensing, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Research Letters, etc.