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  • State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University
  • P.O. Box C310, No. 129, Luoyu Rd., Wuchang Wuhan, Hubei Province, 430079 P.R.China
  • Tel:  +86-27-6877 8321 (O)   1390 7195 381 (MP)  
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  • Ph.D. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1993-1997, Jul.,1997, Physical Geography
  • M.S. Henan University, Kaifeng, China, 1985-1988, Aug.,1988, Physical Geography 


  • Professor, LIESMARS, Wuhan University, China, from Aug., 2000 to Present
  • Professor, ECOLAB,Paul Sabatier University, France,  Mar.2012 – Jun.2012
  • Director, Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education; Dean  School of Geography and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University,  2008 – 2012
  • Research, Department of Civil Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jan.2002 - Jan.2003
  • Research, Department of Civil Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Feb.2000 – May.2001
  • IHDP Working Group, International Human Dimensions Workshop ---- Human Dimensions Issues in the Coastal Zones, Sept.2000, Bonn, Germany
  • UN Training Programme, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, its Implementation and Agenda 21, from May.2000 - Aug.2000, Halifax, Canada
  • Visiting Scientist, The Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, May 1999
  • Secretary of organizing committee, to participate in  organizing the “International Conference on the Integration and Application of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS” held at Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, China in Nov.1998
  • Associate Professor, LIESMARS, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, 1997 – 2000
  • Scientific Secretary of LIESMARS, National Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, 1997- 2000
  • Lecturer, Department of Geography, Hubei University, 1991 – 1993
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hubei University, 1988 - 1991


  1. Xiaoling Chen,, Monitoring and Feedback Study on the Sediments and the Related Ecologic responses along the Yangtze River Watershed, Science Press, 2013 (in Chinese)

  2. Xiaoling Chen,, Tutorials of Remote Sensing Principles and Applications, Science Press, ISBN: 978-7-03-036781-5, 2012(in Chinese)

  3. Xiaoling Chen,, Remote Sensing of The Environment:An Earth Resource Perspective Second Edition Bilingual Version, Science Press, ISBN: 978-7-03-032187-9, pp592,2011.9

  4. Xiaoling Chen and Zhifeng Yu, Remote Sensing of Water Environment, Chapter 17, 431-472, in: Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation,2009, XIV, 558 p. 25 illus. in color., Hardcover,ISBN: 978-1-4419-0049-4

  5. Xiaoling Chen,, Remote Sensing of Environment: Models and Applications, Wuhan University Press, ISBN 978-7-307-06062-3/TP, 2008 (in Chinese)

  6. Xiaoling Chen,, Introductory Digital Image Processing:A Remote Sensing Perspective,Bilingual Version, Science Press, ISBN 978-7-03-018819-9, 2007  (in Chinese & English)

  7. Xiaoling Chen, et. al., Translated from “Introductory Digital Image Processing:A Remote Sensing Perspective by John R. Jensen”,Machine Industry Press, China, ISBN 7-111-19377-6, Jan. 2007  (in Chinese)

  8. Liangpei Zhang and Xiaoling Chen, Remotely Sensed Data and Information, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6419, 2006

  9. Yixuan Zhu, Xiaoling Chen,, Ecological Environment along the Middle Reach of Yangtze River, Central Literature Press, Beijing, ISBN 7-5073-1530-4/C.188, 2004 (in Chinese)

  10. Deren Li, Qingquan Li, Xiaoling Chen and Huazhong He, Introduction to Geo-spatial Informatics, Hubei Education Press, Wuhan, China, August, ISBN 7-5351-2752-5/N 39, 2000 (in Chinese)

  11. Xiaodong Zhu, Xiaoling Chen and Zhengdong Tang, Towards the Future of Ocean World, Hubei Education Press, Wuhan, China, ISBN 7-5351-2623-5/N 33, Jan. 2000 (in Chinese)

  12. Deren Li, Jianya Gong and Xiaoling Chen, Development of RS, GPS, GIS----Their Integration and Application, WTUSM Press, Wuhan, China, ISBN 7-81030-667-7/ P 63, Nov.1998


  1. Xiaoling Chen, Hongmei Zhao, Pingxiang Li, Zhiyong Yin, Remote Sensing Image-based Analysis on the Relationship between Urban Heat Island and Land Use / Cover Change, Remote Sensing of Environment, 104(2): 133-146,2006  (SCI/EI, IF=5.103, Top 1 in Remote Sensing) Environmental Sciences Journals: Most Cited Articles by Chinese Mainland Authors 2005-2010

  2. Xiaoling Chen, Yok Shueng Li, Zhigang Liu, Kedong Yin, Zhilin Li, Onyx WH. Wai and Bruce King, Integration of multi-source data for water quality classification in the Pearl River estuary and its adjacent coastal waters of Hong Kong, Continental Shelf Research, 24(16),1827-1843, 2004

  3. Xiaoling CHEN, Shuming BAO, Hui LI, Xiaobin CAI, Peng GUO, Zhongyi WU, Weijuan FU and Hongmei Zhao, LUCC Impact on Sediment Loads in Subtropical Rainy Areas, Photogrametric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 73 (3): 319-327, 2000
  4. Xiaoling Chen, Jianzhong Lu, Tingwei Cui, Wensheng Jiang, Liqiao Tian, Liqiong Chen, Wenjing Zhao. Coupling remote sensing retrieval with numerical simulation for SPM study—Taking Bohai Sea in Chian as a case. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 12(S2):203-211, 2010
  5. Xiaoling Chen,Hong Song,Y.S. Li,Zhongzhi Yuan,Onyx W.H.Wai,Zhilin Li,Zhanhua Xu and Baojun Zhang, Spatial analysis of water quality using a combination of GIS and statistical software,International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 28(3/4), 274-296, 2006
  6. Xiaoling Chen, Han Xingxing and Lian Feng. Towards a practical remote-sensing model of suspended sediment concentrations in turbid waters using MERIS measurements. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(15): 3875-3889, 2015
  7. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen,Qingjun Song. Influence of the Three Gorges Dam on total suspended matters in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent coastal waters: Observations from MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140: 779-788, 2014
  8. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen, Rongfang Li. Satellite observations make it possible to estimate Poyang Lake's water budget. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 044023, 2011
  9. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, and Xiaoling Chen. Dramatic changes of China’s largest freshwater lakes linked to the Three Gorges Dam. Environmental Science & Technology. 47(17): 9628-9634, 2013 (SCI,IF=5.257, Top 1 in Enviromental Sciences)
  10. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, and Xiaoling Chen. Dramatic Inundation Changes of China’s Two Largest Freshwater Lakes: Natural Process or Influenced by the Three Gorges Dam? A Revisit. Environmental science & technology, 48(3): 2088-2089,2014(SCI,IF=5.257, Top 1 in Enviromental Sciences)
  11. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen, Liqiao Tian, Liqiong Chen. Human induced turbidity changes in Poyang Lake between 2000 and 2010: Observations from MODIS. Journal of Geophysical Research,117,C07006,2012
  12. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen, Xiaobin Cai, Liqiao Tian, Wenxia Gan. Assessment of inundation changes of Poyang Lake using MODIS observations between 2000 and 2010. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121, 80-92, 2012
  13. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen, Liqiao Tian, Rongfang Li, Brock Murch. MODIS observations of the bottom topography and its inter-annual variability of Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, 15, 2729-2741, 2011
  14. Lian Feng, Chuanmin Hu, Xiaoling Chen. Satellites capture the drought severity around China’s largest freshwater lake. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5, 1266-1271, 2012 
  15. Li Jian, Chen Xiaoling, Liqiao Tian, Feng Lian. Tracking radiometric responsivity of optical sensors without on-board calibration systems-case of the Chinese HJ-1A/1B CCD sensors. Optics Express 23.2: 1829-1847 , 2015
  16. Jian Li, Liqiao Tian, Xiaoling Chen, Lian Feng. Improved Capabilities of Chinese High-Resolution Remote Sensing Satellite GF-1 in Suspended Particulate Matter(SPM) Monitoring of Inland Waters: Spectral and Spatial Considerations. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 106,145-156, 2015
  17. Li Jian, Chen Xiaoling, Tian Liqiao, Jing Ding, Qingjun Song & Zhifeng Yu. On the consistency of HJ-1A CCD1 and Terra/MODIS measurements for improved spatio-temporal monitoring of inland water: a case in Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(5): 351-359,   2015  
  18. Li Jian, Liqiao Tian, Xiaoling Chen, Xi Li, Jue Huang, Jianzhong Lu, Lian Feng. Remote-sensing monitoring for spatio-temporal dynamics of sand dredging activities at Poyang Lake in China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(16): 6004-6022, 2014
  19. Jian Li, Liqiao Tian, Xiaoling Chen, Wei Zhang. Evaluation of the Temporal Stability of HJ-1A/1B CCD Products Using Desert Calibration Site and Landsat TM/ETM+. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(14):3733–3750,2015
  20. Xingxing Han Xiaoling Chen, and Lian Feng. Four decades of winter wetland changes in Poyang Lake based on Landsat observations between 1973 and 2013. Remote Sensing of Environment, 156: 426-437, 2015
  21. Xi Li, Liqiao Tian, Xi Zhao and Xiaoling Chen. A super resolution approach for spectral unmixing of remote sensing images. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2011, 32 (21), 6091-6107 
  22. Xi Li, Wentao Ye, Xiaoling Chen, Nengcheng Chen, Jia Xu and Fengrui Chen. Impact of Training Database on Super Resolution Based Spectral Unmixing . Remote Sensing Letters. 3(8), 647-655 2012
  23. Xi Li, Xiaoling Chen, Yousong Zhao, Jia Xu, Fengrui Chen and Hui Li,Automatic intercalibration of nighttime light imagery using robust regression, Remote Sensing Letters, 4(1) , 46–55, 2013 
  24. Tian Liqiao,Lu Jianzhong,Chen Xiaoling,Yu Zhifeng,Xiao Jingjing Qiu Feng,Zhao Xi. Atmospheric correction of HJ-1A/B CCD images over Chinese coastal waters using MODIS-Terra aerosol data. Science China:Technological Sciences,53:191-195,2010 
  25. TIAN Liqiao, CHEN Xiaoling, ZHANG Tinglu, GONG Wei, CHEN Liqiong, LU Jianzhong, ZHAO Xi, ZHANG Wei, YU Zhifeng, Atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery over turbid coastal waters using active and passive remote sensing, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology,27(1),124-128 , 2009
  26. Zhao Xi, Alfred Stein and Chen Xiaoling.Monitoring the dynamics of wetland inundation by random sets on multi-temporal images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2390-2401, 2011
  27. Zhao Xi, Alfred Stein and Chen Xiaoling, Zhang Xiang. Quantification of Extensional Uncertainty of Segmented Image Objects by Random Sets, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49, 2548-2557, 2011
  28. Zhao Xi, Alfred Stein and Chen Xiaoling. Application of random sets to model uncertainties of natural entities extracted from remote sensing images. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess. 24:713–723, 2010 
  29. Bi Yu Chen, Jianzhong Lu, Onyx W.H.Wai & Xiaoling Chen,Development of dynamic three-dimensional coastal information system: a case study in Hong Kong, Journal og Hydroinformatics, 14.3,815 – 828, 2012 
  30. Hongmei Zhao, Xiaoling Chen, Jian Zhang, Zhiyong Yin,Land Use/Cover Change Spatial Patterns and their Impact on Sediment Charge in the Longchuan River Catchment, South-western China, International Journal of Remote Sensing,33(14), 4527–4552,2012
  31. CHEN Ping, CHEN Xiaoling . Spatio-temporal variation of flood vulnerability at the Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone, Jiangxi Province, China, Water Science and Technology, 65(7), 1332-1340, 2012 
  32. Yu Zhifeng, Chen Xiaoling, Zhou Bin, Tian Liqiao,Yuan Xiaohong, Feng Lian, Assessment of total suspended sediment in Poyang Lake using HJ-1A/1B CCD imagery, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology,30(2): 295-304,2012 
  33. Li Hui,Chen Xiaoling,Kyoung Jae Lim,Cai Xiaobin,Myung Sagong,Assessment of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield in Liao Watershed, Jiangxi Province, China, Using USLE, GIS, and RS. Journal of Earth Science, 21(6),941–953, 2010
  34. Hadeel A.S., Mushtak T. Jabbar and Xiaoling Chen, Environmental Change Monitoring in the Arid and Semi-arid Regions: A Case Study, Al-Basrah Province, Iraq, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 167, 371-385, 2010
  35. Habib Aziz Salim, Xiaoling Chen and Jianya Gong, Analysis of Sudan Vegetation Dynamics Using NOAA-AVHRR NDVI Data from 1982-1993, Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1(1), 1-15, 2008
  36. S.M.Y.Ng, O.W.H.Wai, Z.H.Xu, Y.S.Li, X.L.Chen and Z.L.Li, Development of a GIS for managing dynamic, 3D coastal information of Pearl River Estuary, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 09.3, 215-232, 2007
  37. Mushtak T. Jabbar, Xiaoling Chen, Land Degradation Assessment with the aid of Geoinformation Technology, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,31(6),777-784, 2006
  38. Yok Sheung Li, Xiaoling Chen, Onyx WH Wai and Bruce King,Study on the Dynamics of Algal Bloom and its Influence Factors in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong,Water Environment Research, 76(7),2643-2654, 2004
  39. Zhi-Yong Yin, Xueqin Zhang, Xiaodong Liu, Mike Colella, Xiaoling Chen, An assessment of the biases of satellite rainfall estimates over the Tibetan Plateau and correction methods based on topographic analysis .Journal of hydrometeorology, 9 (3): 301-326, 2008
  40. Zhu C., W. Shi, M. Pesaresi, L. Liu, X. Chen and B. King, The recognition of road network from high-resolution satellite remotely sensed data using image morphological characteristics, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26(24), 5493-5508, 2005
  41. Hui Zhang, Dongsheng Ma, Qinglin Xie and Xiaoling Chen, An Approach to Studying Heavy Metal Pollution Caused by Modern City Development in Nanjing, China, Environmental Geology, 38(3), 223-228, 1999
  42. CHEN Li-qiong CHEN Xiao-ling,TIAN Li-qiao,QIU Feng, Partitioning of the Suspended Particulate Spectral Scattering Coefficient in Poyang Lake,Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, 32(3):729-733, 2012(in Chinese)
  43. ZENG Qun, ZHAO Yue, TIAN Liqiao, CHEN Xiaoling, Evaluation on the Atmospheric Correction Methods for Water Color Remote Sensing by Using HJ-1A/1B CCD Image-Taking Poyang Lake in China as a Case, Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, 33(5): 1320-1326, 2013(in Chinese)
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