Dr. Li An - Publications


Zvoleff, A., and L. An (2014). The effect of reciprocal connections between demographic decision making and land use on decadal dynamics of population and land use change. Ecology and Society 19(2):31.

An, L., A. Zvoleff, J. Liu, and W. Axinn (2014). Agent based modeling in coupled human and natural systems (CHANS): Lessons from a comparative analysis. Annals of Association of American Geographers 104(4):723-745.

Nagel, A.C., M.H. Tsou, B. Spitzberg, L. An, J. M. Gawron, D.K. Gupta, J. Yang, S. Han, K. M. Peddecord, S. Lindsay, and M.H. Sawyer (Accepted). The complex relationship of real-space events and messages in cyberspace: a case study of influenza and pertussis using tweets. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Chen, X., A. Viña, A. Shortridge, L. An, and J. Liu (in press). Assessing the Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services: An Agent-based Modeling Approach. Ecology & Society.

Zvoleff, A., and L. An. (2014). Analyzing human-landscape interactions: tools that integrate. Special issue on "The Future of Human-Landscape Interactions: Drawing on the Past, Anticipating the Future", (eds: A. Chin, K. Galvin, A. Gerlak, and E. Wohl), Environmental Management 53:94-111.

Wang, N., D.G. Brown, L. An, S. Yang, and A. Ligmann-Zielinska (2013). Comparative performance of logistic regression and survival analysis for detecting spatial predictors of land-use change. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 27(10):1960-1982 (10.1080: 1-23).

Spitzberg, B., M.H. Tsou, L. An, D. Gupta, and J.M. Gawron (2013). The Map is not which territory?: Speculating on the geospatial diffusion of ideas in the Arab Spring of 2011. Studies in Media and Communication 1(1):101-115.

Tsou, Ming-Hsiang, J. Yang, D. Lusher, S. Han, B. Spitzberg, J. M. Gawron, D. Gupta, and L. An. (2013). Mapping social activities and concepts with social media (twitter) and web search engines (Yahoo and Bing): A case study in 2012 u.s. presidential election. In 2012 AutoCarto Conference Special Issue. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40(4):337-348.

Tsou, M.H., I.H. Kim, S. Wandersee, D. Lusher, L. An, B. Spitzberg, D. Gupta, J. Gawrond, J. Smith, J.A. Yang, and S. Y. Han (2013). Mapping ideas from cyberspace to realspace: visualizing the spatial context of keywords from web page search results. International Journal of Digital Earth 7(4):316-335.

An, L., D. López-Carr. 2012. Editorial: Understanding human decisions in Coupled Human-Nature Systems. Ecological Modelling  229(24): 1-4.

An, L. 2012. Modeling human decisions in coupled human and natural systems: review of agent-based models. Ecological Modelling 229(24): 25-36.

Wandersee, S.M., L. An, D. López-Carr, Y. Yang. 2012. Perception and Decisions in Modeling Coupled Human and Natural Systems: A Case Study from Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China. Ecological Modelling 229(24): 37-49.

Chen, X., F. Lupi, L. An, R.Sheely, A. Viña, J. Liu. 2012.  Modeling the effects of social norms on enrollment in payments for ecosystem services. Ecological Modelling 229(24): 16-24.

Aitken, S.C., L. An. 2012.  Figured Worlds:  Environmental Complexity and Affective Ecologies in Fanjingshan, China. Ecological Modelling 229(24): 5-15.

An, L., D. G. Brown, J. I. Nassauer, and B. Low. 2011. Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: timing, location, and driving forces, Journal of Land Use Science 6(1): 13-32.

An, L., and J. Liu. 2010. Long-term effects of family planning and other determinants of fertility on population and environment: agent-based modeling evidence from Wolong Nature Reserve, China. Population and Environment 31: 427–459.

He, G., M. Colunga, S. Bearer, L. An, M. Linderman, S. Zhou, J. Huang, S. Gage, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of fuelwood collection in a nature reserve: implications for panda conservation. Landscape and Urban Planning 92(1): 1-9.

An, L., and D. G. Brown. 2008. Survival analysis in land-change science: integrating with GIScience to address temporal complexities. Annals of Association of American Geographers 98(2): 323-344.

Rindfuss, R. R., B. Entwisle, S. J. Walsh, L. An, D. G. Brown, P. Deadman, T. P. Evans, et al. 2008. Land use change: complexity and comparisons. Journal of Land Use Science 3(1): 1-11.

Parker, D. C., B. Entwisle, R. R. Rindfuss, L. K. VanWey, S. M. Manson, E. Moran, L. An, P. Deadman, T. Evans, M. Linderman, and G. Malanson. 2008. Case studies, cross-site comparisons, and the challenge of generalization: comparing agent-based models of land-use change in frontier regions. Journal of Land Use Science 3(1): 41-72.

Bearer, S. L., M. Linderman, J. Huang, L. An, G. He, and J. Liu. 2008. Effects of fuelwood collection and timber harvesting on giant panda habitat use. Biological Conservation 141(2): 385-393.

Brown, D. G., D. T. Robinson, J. I. Nassauer, L. An, S.E. Page, B. Low, W. Rand, M. Zellner, R. Riolo, and J. J. Taylor. 2008. Exurbia from the bottom-up: confronting empirical challenges to characterizing a complex system. GeoForum 39(2): 805-818.

Viña, A., S. Bearer, X. Chen, G. He, M. Linderman, L. An, H. Zhang, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2007. Temporal changes in connectivity of giant panda habitat across the boundaries of Wolong Nature Reserve (China). Ecological Applications 17(4): 1019-1030.

An, L., G. He, Z. Liang, and J. Liu. 2006. Impacts of demographic and socioeconomic factors on spatio-temporal dynamics of panda habitats. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 2343-2363.

Linderman, M., L. An, S. Bearer, G. He, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2006. Interactive effects of natural and human disturbances on vegetation dynamics across landscapes. Ecological Applications 16(2): 452-463.

An, L., M. Linderman, J. Qi, A. Shortridge, and J. Liu. 2005. Exploring complexity in a human-environment system: an agent-based spatial model for multidisciplinary and multi-scale integration. Annals of Association of American Geographers 95(1): 54-79.

Linderman, M., L. An, S. Bearer, G. He, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2005. Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics and interactions of households, landscapes, and giant panda habitat. Ecological Modelling 183(1): 47-65.

Linderman, M., S. Bearer, L. An, Y. Tan, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu. 2005. The effects of understory bamboo on broad-scale estimates of giant panda habitat. Biological Conservation 121(2005) 383-390.

Linderman, M., J. Liu, J. Qi, Z. Ouyang, L. An, J. Yang, and Y. Tan. 2004. Using artificial neural networks to map the spatial distribution of understory bamboo from remote sensing data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(9): 1685-1700.

An, L., A. Mertig, and J. Liu. 2003. Adolescents' leaving parental home in Wolong Nature Reserve (China): psychosocial correlates and implications for panda conservation. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 24(5): 415-444.

An, L., F. Lupi, J. Liu, M. Linderman, and J. Huang. 2002. Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity: implications for giant panda habitat conservation. Ecological Economics 42(3): 445-457.

Ouyang Z., Z. Li, J. Liu, L. An, H. Zhang, and Y. Tan. 2002. The recovery processes of giant panda habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica 22: 1840-1849 (in Chinese with English abstract).

An, L., J. Liu, Z. Ouyang, M. Linderman, S. Zhou, and H. Zhang. 2001. Simulating demographic and socioeconomic processes on household level and implications for giant panda habitats. Ecological Modelling 140: 31-49.

Liu, J., M. Linderman, Z. Ouyang, and L. An. 2001. The pandas' habitat at Wolong Nature Reserve --response. Science 293: 603-605.

Liu, J., M. Linderman, Z. Ouyang, L. An, J. Yang, and H. Zhang. 2001. Ecological degradation in protected areas: the case of Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas. Science 292: 98-101.


An, L. 2011. Modeling human decisions in coupled human and natural systems: review of agent-based models. Annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 17-21, Washington, DC pdf.

An, L., D. G. Brown, S. E. Page, and W. Rand. 2005. What statistical models can better detect land-change mechanisms? The 2005 GeoComputation conference, August 1-3, 2005, Ann Arbor, Michigan pdf.


Gupta, D.K., B. Spitzberg, M.H. Tsou, L. An, and J.M. Gawron (in press). Tracking the spread of violent extremism. In L. Fenstermacher & T. Leventhal (Eds.), Countering violent extremism: Scientific methods and strategies. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press.

Zvoleff, A., L. An, J. Stoler, and J.R. Weeks (2013). What if neighbors' neighborhoods differ? The influence of neighborhood definition on health outcomes in Accra. Book chapter for Spatial Inequalities: Health, Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana (editors John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill), Springer pdf.

Aitken, S.C., L. An, S. Wandersee, and Y. Yang (accepted). Renegotiating local values:  The Case of Fanjingshan Reserve (China).

An, L., M. Linderman, Guangming He, Z. Ouyang, and J. Liu (2011). Long-term ecological effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China). In human population: its influences on biological diversity (R. P. Cincotta, and L.J. Gorenflo, eds., Springer-Verlag) pdf.

Liu, J., L. An, S. S. Batie, S. Bearer, X. Chen, R. E. Groop, G. He, Z. Liang, M. A. Linderman, A. G. Mertig, Z. Ouyang, J.Qi, H. Zhang, and S. Zhou 2005. Beyond population size: examining intricate interactions among population structure, land use, and environment in Wolong Nature Reserve (China). In Population, Land Use, and Environment - Research Directions (report of the National Research Council, B. Entwisle and P. Stern, editors, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC; pages 217-237).

Liu, J., Z. Ouyang, M. Linderman, L. An, S. Bearer, and G. He. 2003. A new paradigm for panda research and conservation: integrating ecology with human demography, behavior, and socioeconomics. In Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation (D. G. Lindburg and K. Baragona, eds., University of California Press, Berkeley).

Liu, J., L. An, S. Batie, R. Groop, Z. Liang, M. Linderman, A. Mertig, Z. Ouyang, and J. Qi. 2002. Human impacts on land cover and panda habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve: linking ecological, socioeconomic, demographic, and behavioral data. In People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS (J. Fox, V. Mishra, R. Rindfuss, and S. Walsh, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers).

  Contact Information:
  Department of Geography
  San Diego State University
  San Diego, CA 92182-4493
  Phone: (619)594-5932
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  Email: lan@mail.sdsu.edu