UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Department of Land, Air and Water Resouces

Yu Zhan


Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California Davis

PostDoc

Email: yzhan@ucdavis.edu

Education

  • 2008 2013    Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis
    Dissertation: Pesticide Use Risk Evaluation (PURE) Indicator: Development, Sensitivity Analysis, and Application
  • 2002 2006    B.S. Biological Sciences, Zhejiang University, China

Research Interests

  • Integrated risk assessments for human health and ecosystem at regional scales
  • Spatial data mining and modelling
  • Honors and Fellowship

    • 2010   2nd place at the A5 (Environmental Quality) graduate student poster competition, ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings
    • 2008 2010   Conservation management fellowship from the Packard Foundation
    • 2006   Excellent Bachelor Thesis

    Publications

    • Zhan, Y., S. Fan, M. Zhang, and F. Zalom. 2014. Modelling the effect of pyrethroid use intensity on mite population density for walnuts. Pest Management Science (in press).
    • Grieneisen, M., Y. Zhan, D., Potter, and M. Zhang. 2014. Biodiversity, taxonomic infrastructure, international collaboration, and new species discovery. BioScience 64, 322-332.
    • Zhan, Y. and M. Zhang. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of pesticide use on California almonds and associated risks to the surrounding environment. Science of the Total Environment 472, 517-529.
    • Zhan, Y. and M. Zhang. 2013. Application of a combined sensitivity analysis approach on a pesticide environmental risk indicator. Environmental Modelling & Software 49, 129-140.
    • Zhan, Y. and M. Zhang. 2012. PURE: A web-based decision support system to evaluate pesticide environmental risk for sustainable pest management practices in California. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 82, 104-113.
    • Zhang, M., J. Campos, Y. Zhan, and M. Grieneisen, 2013. Sulfur management and miticide use in winegrapes grown in California. Renewable Agriculture and Food System 28, 32-42.
    • Liu, X., Y. Zhan, Y. Luo, M. Zhang, S. Geng, and J. Xu, 2012. Almond organophosphate and pyrethroid use in the San Joaquin Valley and their associated environmental risk. Journal of Soils and Sediments 12, 1066-1078.

    Presentations

    • 2013   Modelling the effect of pyrethroid use intensity on mite population density in walnuts (Poster). ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings, Tampa, Florida
    • 2012   Spatial and temporal trends in pesticide use and associated risks for California almond (Poster). ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • 2011   Spatial and temporal trends in pesticide use and associated risks for California wine grape (Oral). ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, Texas
    • 2011   A grower-oriented online system for site-specific pesticide use risk evaluation website demonstration (Oral). ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, Texas
    • 2010   A grower-oriented online system for site-specific pesticide use risk evaluation (Poster). ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, California

    Developed Websites

    Research Experience

    • 2008 present   Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis
    • 2007   Junior Researcher, University of California, Davis

    Teaching Experience

    • 2011   Teaching Assistant, "Process on pesticide registration, use and risk assessment", University of California, Davis

    Affiliations and Services

    • Membership: American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; Soil Science Society of America
    • Peer reviewer: Journal of Environmental Quality; Science of the Total Environment; Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

    Research Grants

    • 2012 present   Regional Agricultural IPM grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • 2011 2012   Specialty Crop grant from California Department of Food and Agriculture
    • 2009 2010   Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant from EPA
    • 2007 2009   Food Quality Protection Act grant from EPA

    Skills

    • Spatial analysis: R, QGIS, GRASS, ESRI ArcGIS
    • Statistical analysis: Linear/Nonlinear regression, Statistical Learning
    • Programming Languages: R, Java/JSP, JavaScript, C/C++, VB, Python, Fortran
    • Operating and Database System: Linux, PostgresSQL, MySQL

    Updated: 04/16/2014