Analysis and simulation of dynamics in atmosphere-vegetation-watershed-water systems
Impacts of multiple environmental stressors on water quantity/quality
Holds adjunct professorship with Nipissing University of Canada, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Adjusts the planning and design of hydrology-meteorology monitoring network at DESC.
Conducts long-term monitoring and study of water quantity and quality of watersheds, streams and lakes.
Leads on studies of changes in climate, hydrology, chemical mass balance, lake’s hydrodynamics and ice cover.
Leads or collaborates with colleagues and partners to develop statistical methods and physical models for examining temporal and spatial variations, and impacts on hydrology and ecosystems.
Works on integrated environmental system management strategies and policies facing multiple stressors.
Received achievement and research awards in China and Japan.
Co-authored 90 articles in refereed journals/publications, and more than 90 presentations at conferences and scientific meetings.
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, China
M.Sc. in Hydrology, Wuhan University
Ph.D. in Hydrology, Wuhan University
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokushima, Japan
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
James, A. L., Dusome, E., Field, T., Yao, H., McConnell, C., Beaton, A., & Tafvizi, A. (2020). The isotope hydrology of the Muskoka River Watershed, Ontario, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 34, 914-926. http://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13664
England, N., James, A. L., Chutko, K., Pyrce, R., & Yao, H. (2019). Hydrologic and water isotope characterization of a regulated Canadian Shield river basin. Hydrological Processes, 33, 905-919. http://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13371
Yao, H., Field, T., McConnell, C., Beaton, A., & James, A. L. (2018). Comparison of five snow water equivalent estimation methods across categories. Hydrological Processes, 32. http://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13129
Hewitt, B., Lopez, L., Gaibisels, K., Murdoch, A., Higgins, S., Magnuson, J. J., et al. (2018). Historical Trends, Drivers, and Future Projections of Ice Phenology in Small North Temperate Lakes in the Laurentian Great Lakes Region. Water, 10, 70. http://doi.org/10.3390/w10010070
Tan, Z., Yao, H., & Zhuang, Q. (2018). A Small Temperate Lake in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Water Temperature, Ice Phenology, Dissolved Oxygen, and Chlorophyll a. Water Resources Research, 54, 4681-4699. http://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR022334
Bruce, L. C., Frassl, M. A., Arhonditsis, G. B., Gal, G., Hamilton, D. P., Hanson, P. C., et al. (2018). A multi-lake comparative analysis of the General Lake Model (GLM): Stress-testing across a global observatory network. Environmental Modelling & Software, 102, 274-291. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.11.016
Lin, F., Chen, X., & Yao, H. (2017). Evaluating the Use of Nash-Sutcliffe Efficiency Coefficient in Goodness-of-Fit Measures for Daily Runoff Simulation with SWAT. Journal Of Hydrologic Engineering, 22, 5017023. http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001580
Yao, H., James, A., McConnell, C., Turnbull, B., Field, T., & Somers, K. (2016). Relative contributions of stream concentration, stream discharge and shoreline load to base cation trends in Red Chalk and Harp lakes, south-central Ontario, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 30, 858-872. http://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10627
Zhang, D., Chen, X., Yao, H., & James, A. L. (2016). Moving SWAT model calibration and uncertainty analysis to an enterprise Hadoop-based cloud. Environmental Modelling & Software, 84, 140-148. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.06.024