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Curriculum Vitae

 Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
 73 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, P. R. China
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 Ph.D. in Cartography and GIS, 2002, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
 M.S. and B. S. in Surveying and Mapping, in 1999 and 1996, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, Shanxi Province
 2009/01—,Professor in lake remote sensing, NIGLAS
 2009/08—,Director of Geo-informatics Department of NIGLAS and Director of Lake and Watershed Data Center of NIGLAS
 2008/07-2009/08, Associate Director of Geo-informatics Department of NIGLAS and Director of Lake and Watershed Data Center of NIGLAS
 2006/06-2009/12, Post-doctor, the Second Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration
 2005/08-2009/01,Associate professor in lake remote sensing, NIGLAS
 2002/08-2005/08,Research Assistant, NIGLAS
Research Interests
My research interests are mainly focused on the water environment remote sensing of inland lakes. I have also devoted much of my effort to the application of remote sensing and GIS technique for the dynamic monitoring of land use/land cover and its effect on environment. So it covers a broad spectrum of remote sensing and GIS application on geographical, ecological and environmental issues.
Graduate Education and Mentoring
Graduate lectures about Theory and application of Remote Sensing, GIS and Cartography: (1) Lake water color remote sensing, (2) Quantitative Retrieval of Remote Sensing for Surface Physical Parameters.
Ph.D students: Guangjia Jiang, Lin Qi, Huili Yuan, Qi Hu
M.S. students (including graduated): Shouxuan Zhang, Jingyan Hao, Linlin Shang, Lin Zhou, Jiawang Rao, Chenlu Zhao, Changfeng Wang, Zeren Wang, Jiahui Huang, Jing Li, Yuan Chen, Xiuzhen Sui
Professional Activities
Editorial board member: Journal of Lake Sciences (in Chinese), Journal of Geo-information Science (in Chinese)
Editorial board: Wetlands Ecology and Management
Executive director: Jiangsu Provincial Society for Geography, Jiangsu Provincial Society for Geodesy Photogrammetry and Cartography
Secretary General and Vice Chairman: Jiangsu Provincial Society for Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System
Member: Council of China Association for Geographic Information Service, Council of China Association of Remote Sensing Application
12 Selected Peer-reviewed Papers in English
 Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Chuanmin Hu. Remote sensing algorithms of cyanobacteria pigments during spring bloom formation in several lakes of East China. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2012, 126: 126-135
 Guangjia Jiang, Ronghua Ma, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Hongtao Duan. Optical approaches to examining the dynamics of dissolved organic carbon in optically complex inland waters. Environmental Research Letters, 2012, 7, 034014 (6pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034014
 Ronghua Ma, Hongtao Duan, Qinhuo Liu, Steven Arthur Loiselle. Approximate bottom contribution to remote sensing reflectance in Taihu Lake, China. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 2011, 37(1): 18-25
 Ronghua Ma, Guangjia Jiang, Luca Bracchini, Steven Loiselle. Effective upwelling irradiance depths in turbid waters: a spectral analysis of origins and fate. Optics Express, 2011, 19(8): 7127-7138
 Ronghua Ma, Hongtao Duan, Chuanguang Lv, Steven Loiselle. Unusual links between inherent and apparent optical properties in shallow lakes, the case of Taihu Lake. Hydrobiologia, 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-011-0646-z
 Ronghua Ma, Hongtao Duan, Chuanmin Hu, Xuezhi Feng, Ainong Li, Weimin Ju, Jiahu Jiang, Guishan Yang. A half-century of changes in China's lakes: Global warming or human influence? Geophysical Research Letters. 2010, 37, L24106, doi:10.1029/ 2010GL045514
 Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Yuanzhi Zhang, Steven Arthur Loiselle, Jingping Xu, Chenlu Zhao, Lin Zhou, Linlin Shang. A new three-band algorithm for estimating chlorophyll-concentrations in turbid shallow lakes. Environmental Research Letters, 2010, 5, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044009
 Ronghua Ma, Delu Pan, Hongtao Duan, Qingjun Song. Absorption and scattering properties of water body in Taihu Lake, China: backscattering. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2009, 30(9): 2321-2335
 Ronghua Ma, Chaolin Gu, Yingxia Pu, Xiaodong Ma. Mining the Urban Sprawl Pattern: A Case Study on Sunan, China. Sensors, 2008, 8: 6371-6395
 Hongtao Duan, Ronghua Ma, Xiaofeng Xu, Fanxiang Kong, Shouxuan Zhang, Weijuan Kong, Jingyan Hao, Linlin Shang. Two-decade reconstruction of algal blooms in China's Lake Taihu. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009, 43: 3522-3528
 Feng Gao, Eric Brown de Colstoun, Ronghua Ma, Qihao Weng, Jeffrey G. Masek, Jin Chen, Yaozhong Pan, Conghe Song. Mapping impervious surface expansion using medium-resolution satellite image time series: a case study in the Yangtze River Delta, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2012, 33(24):7609-7628
 Chuanmin Hu, Zhongping Lee, Ronghua Ma, Kun Yu, Daqiu Li, Shaoling Shang. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) observations of cyanobacteria blooms in Taihu Lake. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, 115, C04002, doi:10.1029/2009JC 005511
Published Monograph (in Chinese)
 Ronghua Ma, Hongtao Duan, Junwu Tang, Zhaobo Chen. Lake Water Environment Remote Sensing. Science Press: Beijing, China. 2010
 Ronghua Ma, Yingxia Pu, Xiaodong Ma. Mining Spatial Association Patterns from GIS database. Science Press: Beijing, China. 2007

Published Monograph (in Chinese)
 Zhiming Chen, Bronguleyev V. V., Ronghua Ma. Plate Morphotectonic Map of Asia and Surrondings (1: 14 000 000). Surveying and Mapping Press: Beijing, China. 2011
 Zhiming Chen, Timofeyev D. A., Junshu Lin, Ronghua Ma, Zhenguo Huang. General Geomorphic Map of Land and Sea of Asia and Surroundings (1: 8 000 000). Surveying and Mapping Press: Beijing, China. 2011
 Ronghua Ma, Fanxiang Kong, Hongtao Duan, Yuchao Zhang, Minwei Zhang, Min Zhang. The second class of Jiangsu Science and Technology Progress Award (by People’s Government of Jiangsu province). 2012
 Fanxiang Kong, Ronghua Ma, Yuwei Chen, Junfeng Gao, Guang Gao, Xiaodong Wu, Min Zhang. The second class of Jiangsu Science and Technology Progress Award (by People’s Government of Jiangsu province). 2008
 Ronghua Ma. The 11th Young Science & Technology Award on Geography of China (by the Geographical Society of China)
 Ronghua Ma, et al. Advanced Group of NIGLAS. 2009, 2012