DGE Researcher Profile

Chun Ma

Title: Visiting Investigator
Lab: Caldeira
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

My main research interest is to find multidisciplinary solutions to ecological and environmental problems. I have been researching the coastal and marine management, wetland conservation and restoration, energy consumption analysis and ecological footprint analysis for sustainable development, and environment impact assessment. In my recent work, I have analyzed trade-off between economic development and marine conservation, and conducted researches on natural resource sustainable management. I focused on the use of science in environmental and marine policy development, and engaged in environment science, biology, marine science, quantitative ecology, policy, social sciences, and economics related fields. In the future, my research will focus on interactions between species, habitats, ecosystems and climate change, and policy analysis for sustainable development such as energy consumption and carbon footprint analysis. My research is aimed at improving our understanding of climate change and environmental conservation, and trying to find some potential solutions.



Ma, C., X Zhang, W Chen, G Zhang, H Duan, M Ju, H Li, Z Yang. China's special marine protected area policy: Trade-off between economic development and marine conservation. Ocean & Coastal Management, 2013, 76: 1-11.

Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling particulate matter emissions during mineral loading process under weak wind simulation. Science of the Total Environment, 2013(449): 168-173.


Ma C., G Zhang, X Zhang, B Zhou, T Mao. Simulation modeling for wetland utilization and protection based on system dynamic model in a coastal city, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 202-213.

Ma, C., G Zhang, X Zhang, Y Zhao, H Li. Application of Markov model in wetland change dynamics in Tianjin coastal area, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 252-262.

Zhang,X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling the effect of humidity on the threshold friction velocity of coal particles. Atmospheric Environment, 2012 (56): 154-160.


Ma, C., M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Cheng. Analysis of change and driving force in land ecosystem diversity in Tianjin. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium University Nankaiensis, 2011, 44(1): 68-73.

Ma, C., M Ju, X Zhang, H Li. Energy consumption and carbon emissions in a coastal city in China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2011 (4):1-9.


Zhang, X., S Gu, X Zhao, X Cui, L Zhao, S Xu, M Du, S Jiang, Y Gao, C Ma and Y Tang. Radiation partitioning and its relation to environmental factors above a meadow ecosystem on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, 115, d10106, doi:10.1029/2009JD012373

Ma, C., X Zhang, L Zhang, M Ju, H Li, X Mo. Modified sustainable development model of Tianjin municipality based on the eco-footprint method. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2010, 10(1):127-131.


Liang, Y., H Li, X Mo, C Ma. Topsoil application in vegetation restoration in Japan. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2009, 20 (11):2832-2838.

Hao, C., Y Liang, W Meng, H Li, C Ma. Relations between Plant Community Characteristic and Soil Physicochemical Factors in Natural Wetlands of Binhai New District, Tianjin. Wetland Science. 2009, 7(3):266-272.


Ma, C., W Meng, M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Hao. Dynamic assessment of China’s sustainable development possibility based on the eco-environmental footprint during the period of 1997-2006. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2008, 8 (6): 75-80.

Ma, C., Q Sun, J Niu, H Li, Y Ding, X Zhang. TWINSPAN classification and selection of Alfalfa cultivars. Acta Agriculture Boreali-sinica, 2008, 23 (2): 151-154.

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