Dr. Yin is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Kent State University. Prior to joining KSU in 2020, He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a senior researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn in Germany.
He develops remote sensing approaches and solutions to monitor land use and land cover change, enabling understanding of how such changes affect our environment and society via land system analysis. He is the principal investigator on projects funded by NASA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). His recent projects include investigating the impacts of armed conflict on land use, cropland abandonment, and grassland management using remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and modeling approaches. He has published more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He currently serves as coordinator of the Global Land Programme (GLP) Working Group "Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon".
PhD, Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Bell, S. Raymond, R. Yin, H. ... and Terrer, C. (2023): Quantifying the recarbonization of post-agricultural landscapes. Nature Communications (14), 2139
Crawford, C. Yin, H. Radeloff, V.C. Wilcove, D.S. (2022): Rural land abandonment is too ephemeral to provide major benefits for biodiversity and climate. Science Advances 8 (21), eabm8999
Buchner, J. Butsic, V. Yin, H. … and Radeloff, V. (2022): Localized versus wide-ranging effects of the post-Soviet wars in the Caucasus on agricultural abandonment. Global Environmental Change. 76: 102580
Yin, H. Tan, B. Frantz, D. Radeloff, V.C. (2022): Integrated topographic corrections improve forest mapping using Landsat imagery International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 108: 102716
de Castro, P.I.B. Yin, H. Domingo, P. Teixera Junior, P.D. Lacerda, E. Pedroso, R. Lautenbach, S. Vicens, R.S. (2022): Sugarcane abandonment mapping in Rio de Janeiro state Brazil. Remote Sensing of Environment. 280: 113194
Schulz, D. Yin, H. Tischbein, B. ... and Kumar, N. (2021): Land use mapping using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 time series in a heterogeneous landscape in Niger, Sahel. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 178: 97-111
Yin, H. Brandão Jr., A. Buchner, J. ... and Radeloff, V. (2020): Monitoring cropland abandonment with Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment. 246: 111873
Yin, H. Butsic, V. Buchner, J. ... and Radeloff, V. (2019): Agricultural abandonment and re-cultivation during and after the Chechen Wars in the northern Caucasus. Global Environmental Change. 55: 149-159
Yin, H. Prishchepov, A. Kuemmerle, T. ... and Radeloff, V. (2018): Mapping agricultural land abandonment from spatial and temporal segmentation of Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment. 210: 12-24
Yin, H. Pflugmacher, D. Li, A. Li, Z.G. and Hostert, P. (2018): Land use and land cover change in Inner Mongolia – understanding the effects of China’s re-vegetation programs. Remote Sensing of Environment. 204: 918-930
Yin, H. Khamzina, A. Pflugmacher, D. and Martius, C. (2017): Forest cover mapping in post-Soviet Central Asia using multi-resolution remote sensing imagery. Scientific Reports. 7:1375
2021 NASA New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
Environmental Science and Design Research Institute