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Ethan Yang

Research Assistant Professor
UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

Coupled Natural-Human System human impact assessment, Budyko curve analysis, Agent-based Modeling decentralized optimization, game theory, Ecological Hydrology natural flow regime analysis, quantitative hydroecological indictors, reservoir reoperation, Environmental Change Impact climate change, land use/land cover change assessment, Geographic Information Science WebGIS-based decision support system

Contact Info

Ethan Yang
yceyang@engin.umass.edu
E. Lab II, Room 210, College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,,
Amherst, Massachusetts

Research in Action

Education

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign, 2010; M.S. Bio-environmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2004; B.S. Geography National Taiwan University, 2002

Publications

Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., Ray, P. A., Brown, C. M. and Khalil, A. F. 2016. The Future Nexus of the Brahmaputra Basin: Climate, Water, Food and Energy trajectories. Global Environmental Change, 37:16-30.

Ray, P. A., Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., Brown, C. M., Khalil, A. F. and Chatikavanij, V. 2015. Room for improvement: Hydroclimatic challenges to poverty-reducing development of the Brahmaputra River. Environmental Science and Policy, 54:64-80.

Wi, S, Yang, Y. C. E., Steinschneider, S., Khalil, A. F. and Brown, C. M. 2015. Calibration approaches for distributed hydrologic models using high performance computing: Implication for streamflow projections under climate change. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 857876.

Yang, Y. C. E., Ray P. A., Brown, C. M., Khalil, A. F. and Yu, W. H. 2015. Estimation of flood damage functions for river basin planning A case study in Bangladesh. Natural Hazards, 75: 2773-2791.

Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M., Yu, W. H., Wescoat, J. L. Jr. and Ringler C., 2014. Water Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indus River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 519: 2527-2537.

Mulligan, K., Brown, C. M., Yang, Y. C. E. and Ahlfeld, D. 2014. Assessing Groundwater Policy with Coupled Economic-Groundwater Hydrologic Modeling. Water Resources Research, 50(3), 2257-2275, doi:10.1002/2013WR013666.

Steinschneider, S., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2014. Combining regression and spatial proximity for catchment model regionalization: a comparative study. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.899701.

Steinschneider, S., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2013. Panel Regression Techniques for Identifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Hydrologic Response. Water Resources Research, 49(12), 78747886, doi:10.1002/2013WR013818.

Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M., Yu, W. H. and Savitsky, A. 2013. An Introduction to IBMR A Hydro-Economic Model for the Climate Change Impact Assessment in the Indus River in Pakistan. Water International, 38(5): 632-650.

Wan, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Lin, Y. F. F. and Wang, J. 2013. Groundwater Resource Planning to Preserve Streamflow Where Environmental Amenity Meets Economic Welfare Loss. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE, 139(4):440-448.

Wan, J., Yang, Y. C. E., and Lin, Y. F. F. 2012. The Effect of Groundwater Allocation on Economic Welfare Loss A Rationing Policy Study at a County Scale under Water Scarcity Scenarios. Ground Water, accepted

Wan, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Lin, Y. F. F. and Wang, J. 2012. Groundwater Resource Planning to Preserve Streamflow Where Environmental Amenity Meets Economic Welfare Loss. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management‐ASCE, accepted

Yang, Y. C. E., Zhao, J. and Cai, X. 2012. A Decentralized Method for Water Allocation Management in the Yellow River Basin. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management‐ASCE, 138(4): 313‐325.

Yang, Y. C. E. and Lin Y. F. F. 2011. A New GIScience Application for Visualized Natural Resources Management and Decision Support. Transactions in GIS, 15(s1): 109‐124.

Cai, X., Yang, Y. C. E., Ringler, C., Zhao, J. and You, L. 2011. Agricultural Water Productivity Assessment for the Yellow River Basin. Agricultural Water Management, 98: 1297‐1306.

Yang, Y. C. E. and Cai, X. 2011. Reservoir Reoperation for Fish Ecosystem Restoration Using Daily Inflows A Case Study of Lake Shelbyville. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management‐ASCE, 136(6): 470‐480.

Ringler, C., Cai, X., Wang, J., Ahmed, A., Xue, Y., Xu, Z., Yang, E., Zhao, J., Zhu, T., Cheng, L., Fu, Y., Fu,X., Gu X. and You, L. 2010. Yellow River Basin: living with scarcity. Water International, 35(5): 681 ‐701.

Yang, Y. C. E., Cai, X. and Stipanović, D. M. 2009. A Decentralized Optimization Algorithm for Multi‐Agent System Based Watershed Management. Water Resources Research. 45, W08430, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007634.

Tung, C. P., Lee, T. Y., Yang, Y. C. E. and Chen, Y. J. 2009. Application of Genetic Programming to Project Climate Change Impacts on the Population of Formosan landlocked salmon. Environmental Modelling & Software, 24: 1062‐1072.

Yang, Y. C. E., Cai, X. and Herricks, E. E. 2008. Identification of Hydrologic Indicators Related to Fish Diversity and Abundance A Data Mining Approach for Fish Community Analysis. Water Resources Research, 44, W04412, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005764.

Tung, C. P., Yang, Y. C. E., Lee, T. Y. and Li, M. H. 2007. Modification of a Stream Temperature Model with Beer's Law and Application to GaoShan Creek in Taiwan. Ecological Modelling, 200: 217‐224.

Tung, C. P., Lee, T. Y. and Yang, Y. C. 2006. Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Stream Temperatureof Formosan Landlocked Salmon Habitat. Hydrological Processes, 20: 1629‐1649.

Tung, C. P. and Yang, Y. C. 2006. The Climate Change Impact Assessment of Formosan Landlocked Salmon Suitable Habitat. Journal of Chinese Agricultural Engineering, 52(1): 1‐12. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Yang, Y. C., Hsu, M. L. and Lay, J. G. 2005. The Effect of DEM Resolution and Flow Direction Algorithms on Contributing Area Calculation. Journal of Geographical Science, 39: 71‐90. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang, J. C. Hsu, M. L. and Yang, Y. C. 2002. Spatial Characteristics of Contributing Area Calculated by Multiple Flow Direction and Single Flow Direction Methods. Journal of Chinese Soil and Water Conservation, 33(1): 57‐72.(in Chinese with English abstract)

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