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Mingjun Ding 

Research scientist in Earth Observation and Modeling Group,

Center for Spatial Analysis, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology,

University of Oklahoma

101 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, Oklahoma 73019, USA

Phone: (405) 317-9217, Email:



2008   Ph.D. Geography

Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research,

Chinese Academy of Science

2005   M.A. Ecology

Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology

Chinese Academy of Science

2000   B.A. Geography

Hubei University



2015.8-      Visiting scholar, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma

2010-2014   Post-doctor, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Science

2011-       Associate Professor, Master Instructor, Jiangxi Normal University

2008-2011   Lecturer, Jiangxi Normal University



  1. Effects of climate change
  2. Vegetation phenology
  3. Land use/cover change and its effects on ecosystems



  1. 2010-2014, “Environment effect of major ecological construction in the typical areas in Tibetan Plateau”, sub project of National Program on Key Basic Research Project of China (2010CB951704)
  2. 2013-2015, “Phenology Change of Alpine Grassland and Its Responses to temperature and Precipitation Change on Tibetan Plateau”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (41201095)
  3. 2012-2015, “Vulnerability of the nomadic herding to climate change on Tibetan Plateau”, Co-operation Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China (41171080)



 Selected Refereed Articles

  1. Ding MingJun,Li Lanhui, Zhang Yili, et al. Start of vegetation growing season on the Tibetan Plateau inferred from multiple methods based on GIMMS and SPOT NDVI data. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2015. 25(2): 131-148.
  2. Nie Yong, Zhang Yili, Ding Mingjun, et al. Lake change and its implication in the vicinity of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central high Himalayas, 1970–2009. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2013, 68(1): 251-265.
  3. Ding Mingjun, Zhang Yili, Sun Xiaomin, et al. Spatiotemporal variation in alpine grassland phenology in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 1999 to 2009. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2013, 58(3): 396-405.
  4. Ding Mingjun, Zhang Yili, Liu Linshan, et al. The relationship between NDVI and precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2007, 17(3): 259-268.
  5. Ding Mingjun, Zhang Yili, Shen Zhenxi, et al. Land cover change along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Railway from 1981 to 2001. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2006, 16(4): 387-395. 




  1. Meteorology and Climatology
  2. World Geography


Climate Change

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