Name of United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences:Tottori University
Assigned university:Tottori university
Specialized field:Global Arid Land Studies
Research theme:Hyperspectral remote sensing of soil salinity(ハイパースペクトルリモートセシングを用いた土壌塩分の推定)
Obtained (planned) degree/date:Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D (Agriculture) Obtained in Sep. 2018


During Mater course, we developed grid-cell-analysis methodology in investigating spatial-temporal dynamics and driving factor of grassland degradation and has clarified that coal mining activities has become the dominated driving factor to land degradation in Inner Mongolia of China.

During Doctoral course, we used hyperspectral reflectance measurement to model the relation between land surface and remotely sensed data to monitor and investigate ecosystem degradation problem. One of her studies has improved the accuracy of large-scale monitoring of soil salinization issues in arid land .

Currently, Dr Qian has been working on using fine resolution remote sensed images to estimate the forest above ground biomass.




Main published papers

Qian, T., Kinoshita, T., Fujii, M., & Bao, Y. 2020. Analyzing the uncertainty of degree confluence project for validating global land-cover maps using reference data-based classification schemes. Remote Sensing, 12(16).

Qian, T., Tsunekawa, A., Peng, F., Masunaga, T., Wang, T., & Li, R. 2019. Derivation of salt content in salinized soil from hyperspectral reflectance data: A case study at Minqin Oasis, Northwest China. Journal of Arid Land, 11(1), 111–122.

Qian, T., Tsunekawa, A., Masunaga, T., & Wang, T. 2017. Analysis of the Spatial Variation of Soil Salinity and Its Causal Factors in China’s Minqin Oasis. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2017(June).

Qian, T., Bagan, H., Kinoshita, T., & Yamagata, Y. (2014). Spatial-temporal analyses of surface coal mining dominated land degradation in holingol, Inner Mongolia. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(5), 1675–1687. Remote Sensing 12(16). (2020)