GIScience (e.g., GeoComputation and Spatial Analysis) and its link with landscape ecology.
Complexity theory and its applications in human-environment interactions.
Landscape ecology: concepts, methods, and applications in environmental and natural resource conservation and policy-making.
Methodology of quantitative modeling in land-use/cover, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity dynamics.
Population, development, and their environmental effects in relation to human health, natural disaster, and biodiversity dynamics, especially in developing countries.
An, L. 2012. Modeling human decisions in coupled human and natural systems: review of agent-based models. Ecological Modelling 229(24): 25-36.
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.
An, L., and J. Liu. 2010. Long-Term Effects of family planning and other determinants of fertility onpopulation andenvironment: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, 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.
Zvoleff, Alex and Li An. 2009. “Exploring Land Use change in southern Nepal using an agent-based model.” Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers, 2009 Annual Meeting, Session 2151.
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 landuse 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.
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.