Zhu Ning

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zhu_ningDr. Zhu H. Ning is a Professor in urban forestry at Southern University (SU), Baton Rouge, LA. She teaches urban forest ecophysiology and nutrition of urban tree to graduate students, and urban forestry, forest science, and tree physiology to undergraduate studnets. Along with all urban forestry faculty members at SU, she played an important role in the urban forestry programs establishment at B.S., M.S., and coming Ph.D. degree levels. She is also the Project Director of many research projects funded by the US Department of Agriculture, US Environment Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, and the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. Her research projects focus on urban tree ecophysiology, CO2 sequestration, climate change assessment, O3, NOx, particle pollution, effects of soil flooding, forested wetlands, and bioremediation. She has published 8 books, 2 book chapter, and more than 50 research articles. She received The Faculty Award for Excellence for Outstanding Research Performance at SU in 1996-1998 and 2000-2003. A significant portion of her research is concentrated on climate change assessment and ways to mitigate environmental problems. This led to her recognition by the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policies, Governor of Louisiana, and Permanent Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Ottawa Canada. Dr. Ning is the Chair of the Society of American Foresters Urban and Community Forestry Working Group, and Board member of the 7th American Forest Congress Communities Committee. She serves as peer reviewer for Journal of Forestry, Wetlands, etc. She also serves as peer reviewer for the USDA Agricultural Research Services, the US EPA, the US Global Change Research Programs, etc. Dr. Ning¡¦s international collaborative efforts including serving as invited expert in the areas of the Chinese State Forestry National Natural Forests Protection, Chinese Academy of Sciences urban forestry research, Jamaica National Forest Management, Egyptian Climate change and water resource management, etc.

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Recent Published Papers

Ning, Z. H. 2010. The role of renewable natural resources in youth education and development. Journal of Urban Education. 1(87-90).
Ning, Z. H. 2010. Integrating climate change education into urban forestry curricular. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM
Ning, Z.H. 2010. Strengthening global competence in forestry and agriculture. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM
Ning, Z.H., K. Abdollahi, T Legiandenyi, and A. Negatu. 2010 Quantifying contribution of mulch to urban soil carbon flux and tree canopy CO2 sequestration. Abstracts of the International Society of Arboriculture 2010 conference, Chicago, IL
Abdollahi, K. and Z. H. Ning, 2010 Strategic recycling and utilization of hurricane generated urban wood waste for urban forests restoration in coastal Louisiana. Abstracts of the International conference for urban forestry in challenging environment, Beijing, China
Ning, Z.H. and K. Abdollahi, 2010. Urban flooding and soil removal impact on growth and physiology of cherrybark oak and water oak. Abstracts of the International conference for urban forestry in challenging environment, Beijing, China Abdollahi, K and Z. Ning, 2010. Urban forest ecosystem assessment and restoration after hurricane Katrina. Abstracts of the 20th Annual international conference on soil, sediments, water, and energy, San Diego, CA
Ning, Z. and K Abdollahi. 2010. Remediating urban soil through bio-based mulch amendment. Abstracts of the 20th Annual international conference on soil, sediments, water, and energy, San Diego, CA
Ning, Z. H. R.E Turner, and K. Abdollahi. 2009. Climate Change and Its Impacts on the Coastal Ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico. Chapter 28 in Climate Change and Sustainable Growth. Ed. Ruth A. Reck, Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd. Yarnton, Oxon Cambridge (UK), Chicago (USA), New York (USA). Pp297-321.
Abdollahi, K. Z. H. Ning, T. Legiandenyi, and A. Negatu, 2009. Impact of Different Bio-Based Mulches on Urban Soil CO2 Flux in Southeastern Louisiana. p48-55. In The Landscape Below Ground III. ed. G. Watson et al. ISA, Champaign, IL
Ning, Z. H., K. Abdollahi, T Legiandenyi, and A. Negatu. 2009. Assessing the impacts of urban forestry practices on soil respiration and net-photosynthesis of Quercus nuttallii. In Proceedings of Society of American Foresters 2009 National Convention.
Ning, Z. H. and K. Abdollahi. 2009. Urban Forestry in China. In Proceedings of Society of American Foresters 2009 National Convention.
Ning, Z. H., C. Blanche, K. Onokpise, and K. Covey. 2009. International forestry in a changing world. Abstracts of Society of American Foresters 2009 National Convention.
Ning, Z. H., K. Abdollahi, J. Allen, and S. Whisenant. 2009. Forestry and natural resource education programs and opportunities. Abstracts of Society of American Foresters 2009 National Convention.
Abdollahi, K., Z. Ning, and D. Collins. 2009. Integrating ecosystem science and management with urban forestry education. Abstracts of Society of American Foresters 2009 National Convention.
Ning, Z. H., Xing Y. H., Liou C. F., and K. Abdollahi 2008. Assessing urban forest structure and health in China. Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 34(6):379- 385.
Ning, Z. H. and K. Abdollahi. 2008 Biomass as renewable bioenergy resources. In Proceedings of Society of American Foresters 2008 National Convention
Ning, Z. H. and K. Abdollahi. 2008 Climate Change and the Gulf Coastal forests. In Proceedings of Society of American Foresters 2008 National Convention Namwamba, F., D. J. Collins, K. Abdollahi, and Z. Ning, 2008. The history and background of urban forestry education at Southern University. In proceedings of the Symposium on Celebrating Minority Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation. ed. Kome U. Onokpise et al. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station General Technical Report SRS-106. p3-6.
Namwamba, F., D. J. Collins, K. Abdollahi, and Z. Ning, 2008. Encouraging minority to enroll and graduate in urban forestry and related disciplines at Southern University. In proceedings of the Symposium on Celebrating Minority Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation. ed. Kome U. Onokpise et al. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station General Technical Report SRS-106. p15-18.
Ning, Z. H. R.E Turner, and K. Abdollahi. 2007. Climate Change and Its Impacts on the Coastal Ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico. Forum on Public Policies: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table 3(4):377-395.
Ning, Z. H. and K. Abdollahi. 2007. Enhance teaching effectiveness through experiential training. Journal of Urban Education. 4(2):11-17
Abdollahi, K.K., Z.H. Ning, and M. Stubblefield. 2005. Urban Forest Ecosystem
Structure and Function of the Gulf Coastal Communities in the United States. In; E. Tiezzi et.al. Ecosystem and Sustainable Development V. Advances in Ecological Sciences, Vol 22. ISBN: 1-84564-013-6. WIT Press, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Ning, Z. H. and K.K. Abdollahi 2004. Urban and Community Forestry: Working Together to Facilitate Change. A book published in collaboration with the Ford Foundation and USDA Forest Service.
Ning, Z.H., R.E. Turner, T. Doyle, and K. Abdollahi 2003 Preparing for a Changing Climate. A book publication by GCRCC in collaboration with USEPA and USGCRP.
Ning, Z. H., E. Turner, T. Doyle, and K. Abdollahi 2003 Integrated Assessment of the Climate Change Impacts on the Gulf Coast Region. A book publication by GCRCC in collaboration with USEPA and USGCRP.
He, X. Y. and Z. H. Ning 2002 Advances in Urban Forest Ecology. China Forestry Press.
He, X. Y., Z. H. Ning et al, 2004. Shenyang’s Urban Forest. China Science Press.
Ning, Z. and K. Abdollahi. 2000 Current Stresses and Potential Vulnerabilities: Implications of Global Change for the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. A book Published by GCRCC in collaboration with USEPA and USGCRP.
Abdollahi, K.K. Z.H. Ning, and V. A. Appeaning. 2000 Global Climate Change and The Urban Forests. A book published by GCRCC in collaboration with USDA-FS and USGCRP.
Ning, Z.H. and K.K. Abdollahi. 1999. Global Climate Change and its Consequences on the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. 1999. A book published by GCRCC in collaboration with USEPA and USGCRP.
Ning, Z. H. and K. Abdollahi. 2007 Utilizing urban wood waste as organic mulch in urban forestry. In Proceedings of Society of American Foresters 2007 National Convention
Ning, Z.H and K. Abdollahi 2007. Urban Forests in the Gulf Coast region: lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina. In Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2007 National Convention.
Abdollahi, K., Z. H. Ning , D. Collins, and A. Negatu. 2007 Monitoring human influences on urban landscape and ecosystem of Gulf coastal communities: a case study of Gulfport Mississippi. In Proceedings of Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces II, p206-209. Atlanta, GA
Abdollahi, K. K. Z. H. Ning, and D. Collins. 2007. Gulf coastal urban forestry hazard assessment and remote sensing efforts after hurricane Katrina and Rita. In proceedings of 7th Symposium on the Urban Environment. American Meteorology Society.
Abdollahi, K. K. and Z. H. Ning, 2006. Assessing the health of live oaks (Quercus virginiana) in the Gulf Coast region using canopy and leaf analysis. The Journal of Scanning Microscopy. 28(2):128-129