Zhao K., M. García, S. Liu, Q. Guo, G. Chen, X. Zhang, Y. Zhou, and X Meng. 2015. Terrestrial lidar remote sensing of forests: Maximum likelihood estimates of canopy profile, leaf area index, and leaf angle distribution. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 209, 100-113. [absract] (top 25 hottest articles)

Bright, R.M., Davin, E., O’Halloran, T., Pongratz, J., Zhao, K. and Cescatti, A., 2017. Local temperature response to land cover and management change driven by non-radiative processes. Nature Climate Change, 7(4), pp.296-302. [news stroy]

Gallagher M., A. Down, R.C. Ackley, K. Zhao, N. Phillips, and RB. Jackson. 2015. Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Programs Reduce Methane Leaks and Improve Consumer Safety. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2(10), 286-291.

Jackson RB, E.R. Lowry, A. Pickle, M. Kang, D. DiGiulio, and K. Zhao. (2015). The depths of hydraulic fracturing and accompanying water use across the United States. Environmental science & technology 49, 15: 8969-8976.

Rright, R., K. Zhao, R. Jackson, and F. Cherubini. 2015. Quantifying surface albedo and other direct biogeophysical climate forcings of forestry activities. Global Change Biology, 21,3246–3266.

Zhou Y., S. Smith, K. Zhao, M. Imhoff, A. Thomson, B. Bond-Lamberty, G. Asrar, X. Zhang, C. He, and C.D. Elvidge. 2015. A global map of urban extent from nightlights. Environmental Research Letters, 10-5,054011.

Zhao K., and R. Jackson. 2014. Biophysical forcings of land-use changes from potential forestry activities in North America. Ecological Monographs, 84 (2), 329-353. [absract]

Jackson R, A. Down, N. Phillips, R. Ackley, C. Cook, D. Plata, and K. Zhao, 2014. Natural gas pipeline leaks across Washington, DC . Environmental science and technology, 48(3), 2051–2058 (Most-read articles).

Zhang X., R. Sahajpal, D. Manowitz, K. Zhao, S. LeDuc, M. Xu, W. Xiong, A. Zhang, R. Izaurralde, A. Thomson, T. West, and W. Post, 2014. Multi-scale Geospatial Agroecosystem Modeling: A Case Study on the Influence of Soil Data Resolution on Carbon Flux Estimate, Science of the Total Environment, 479, 138-150.

Chen G., K. Zhao, and R. Powers, 2014. Assessment of the image misregistration effects on object-based change detection , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 87, 19-27.

Jackson R., A. Vengosh, S. Osborn, N. Warner, T. Darrah, A. Down, K. Zhao, and J. Karr, 2013. Increased Stray-gas Abundance in Drinking Water Accompanying Marcellus Shale-gas Extraction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(28), 11250-11255 (Most-read articles).

Warner N., R. Jackson, T. Darrah, S. Osborn, A. Down, K. Zhao, A. White, and A. Vengosh, 2012. Reply to Engelder: Capillary Tension and Imbibition Sequester Frack Fluid in Marcellus Gas Shale, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (52), E3626.

Zhang X., R, Izaurralde, Z. Zong, K. Zhao, and A. Thomson, 2013. Evaluating the Efficiency of a Multi-core Aware Multi-objective Optimization Tool for Calibrating the SWAT Model, Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 55 (5), 1723-1731.

Phillips N., R. Ackley, E. Crosson, A. Down, L. Hutyra, M. Brondfield, J. Karr, K. Zhao, and R. Jackson, 2013. Mapping urban pipeline leaks: methane leaks across Boston, Environmental Pollution , 173, 1-4 (featured in Nature, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and others).

Zhao K., D. Valle, S. Popescu, X. Zhang, and B. Mallick, 2013. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Plant Biochemistry using Bayesian Model Averaging with Variable and Band Selection, Remote Sensing of Environment, 132, 102-119. [absract]

Gloor M., L. Gatti, R. Brienen, T. R. Feldpausch, O. L. Phillips, J. Miller, J. P. Ometto, H. Rocha, T. Baker, Ben de Jong, S. Houghton, Y. Malhi, L. Aragao, J.-L. Guyot, K. Zhao, R. Jackson, P. Peylin, S. Sitch, B. Poulter, M. Lomas, S. Zaehle, C. Huntingford, J. Lloyd, 2012. The Carbon Balance of South America: status, decadal trends and main determinants, Biogeosciences Discuss, 9, 627-671.

Warner N., R. Jackson, T. Darrah, S. Osborn, A. Down, K. Zhao, A. White, and A. Vengosh, 2012. Geochemical Evidence for Possible Natural Migration of Marcellus Formation Brine to Shallow Aquifers in Pennsylvania, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 109(30), 11961-11966 (Press highlight paper and Most-read article).

García M., S. Popescu, D. Riaño, K. Zhao, A. Neuenschwander, M. Mutlu, and E. Chuvieco, 2012. Characterization of canopy fuels using ICESat/GLAS data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 81-89.

Xie Y., K. Zhao and N, Huynh, 2012. Analysis of Driver Injury Severity in Rural Single-Vehicle Crashes Accident Analysis and Prevention , Accident Analysis and Prevention, 47, 36-44.

Zhang X., and K. Zhao, 2012. Bayesian Neural Networks for Uncertainty Analysis of Hydrologic Modeling: A Comparison of Two Schemes, Water Resources Management, 26(8), 2365-2382.

Jiang L., S. Tjuatja, J. Shi, L. Zhang, K. Zhao, 2012. Evaluation of Emission from Snow-covered Ground for Passive Microwave Remote sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 3(33), 872-886.

Chen G., K. Zhao, G. J. McDermid, and G. J. Hay, 2012. The Influence of Sampling Density on Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study Using Forest Canopy Height and Optical Data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33, 9, 2012.

Cui Y., K. Zhao, W. Fan, and X. Xu, 2011. Retrieving crop fractional cover and LAI based on airborne Lidar data, Journal of Remote Sensing, 15 (6), 1276-1288.

Zhao K., S. Popescu, X. Meng, Y. Pang, and M. Agca, 2011. Characterizing Forest Canopy Structure with Lidar Composite Metrics and Machine Learning, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1979-1996. (the top 25 hottest article)

Popescu S., K. Zhao, A. Neuenschwander, and C. Lin, 2011. Satellite Lidar vs. Small Footprint Airborne Lidar: Comparing the Accuracy of Aboveground Biomass Estimates and Forest Structure Metrics at Footprint Level, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2786-2797 (the top 25 hottest article).

Valle D., J. Clark, and K. Zhao, 2011. Enhanced Understanding of Infectious Diseases by Fusing Multiple Datasets: a Case Study on Malaria in the Western Brazilian Amazon Region, PLoS ONE, 6(11).

Xie Y., K. Zhao, Y. Sun and D. Chen, 2010. Gaussian Processes for Short-Term Traffic Volume Forecasting , Transportation Research Record, 2165, 69-78 (2010 TRB best statistical paper award).

Meng X., N. Currit and K. Zhao, 2010. Ground Filtering Algorithms for Airborne Lidar Data: A Review of Critical Issues, Remote Sensing, 2(3): 833-860 (2014 Best Remote Sensing Paper).

Zhao K., S. Popescu and R. Nelson, 2009. Lidar Remote Sensing of Forest Biomass: A Scale-Invariant Approach Using Airborne Lasers, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 182-196. (the top 25 hottest article, most-cited RSE paper) [absract]

Zhang X., R. Srinivasan, K. Zhao, and M. Vanlien, 2009. Evaluation of Five Global Optimization Algorithms for a Computationally Intensive Hydrologic Model, Hydrological Processes , 23, 430-441.

Zhao K. and S. Popescu. 2009. Lidar-based Mapping of Leaf Area Index and its Comparison with Satellite GLOBCARBON LAI Products , Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1628-1645. [absract]

Mutlu M., S.Popescu, and K. Zhao, 2008. Sensitivity Analysis of Fire Behavior Modeling with Lidar-Derived Surface Fuel Maps, Forest Ecology and Management, 256(2), 289-294.

Zhao K., S. Popescu, and X. Zhang, 2008. Bayesian Leaning with Gaussian Processes for Supervised Classification of Hyperspectral Data, Photogrammetry Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74(10), 1223-1234. [absract]

Zhao K., S. Popescu, and R. Nelson, 2008. Quantifying the Uncertainty for the Line-Intercept Sampling Estimators of Canopy Cover , Journal of Forest Planning, 13: 195-205. [absract]

Popescu S., and K. Zhao, 2008. A Voxel-based Lidar Method for Estimating Crown Base Height for Deciduous and Pine Trees, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(3): 767-781.

Zhao K., and S. Popescu, 2007. Hierarchical Watershed Segmentation of Canopy Height Model for Multi-Scale Forest Inventory, ISPRS Volume XXXVI, Part 3 / W52, 436-442. [absract]

Zhou G., D. Wang, S. Tang, Z. Wang, N. Hu, F. Zhao, and K. Zhao, 2004. A Large-Scale Web-GIS Service System of Remote Sensing Models, Remote Sensing Information, 1:38-41 (in Chinese).

Yang H., Li. X, H. Shi, K. Zhao, and L. Han, 2003. “Fly Dots” Spreading Model of SARS along Transportation, Chinese Journal of Remote Sensing, 7(4): 251-255 (in Chinese).