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Lan Mu

Associate Professor

Email: mulan@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-1058
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, 103
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Research Interests

GIScience, spatial analysis and modeling, GIS for health and the environment, computational geometry, cartography and geovisualization.

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Education

  • Ph.D. () University of California, Berkeley. [Environmental Planning]
  • Master of Arts () University of Toledo. [Geography and Planning]
  • Bachelor of Science () Peking University. [Urban and Environmental Sciences]

Selected Publications

Articles

Yin, P., L. Mu, M. Madden & J. Vena (in press, available online) Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Lung Cancer Incidence Risk in Georgia, USA: 2000-2007. Journal of Geographical Systems. DOI 10.1007/s10109-014-0200-4.

Wang, M. and L. Mu (accepted) What Geomorphological Characteristics Accommodate Emergent Herbaceous Wetlands in North Georgia? – Geographic Knowledge Discovery from the NLCD and DEM. Annals of GIS.

Yin, P. and L. Mu (accepted).  An empirical comparison of spatial demand representations in maximal coverage modeling. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

Cui, L., C. Gao, D. Zhou & L. Mu (2013) Quantitative analysis of the driving forces causing declines in marsh wetland landscapes in the Honghe region, northeast China, from 1975 to 2006. Environmental Earth Sciences, 1-11.

L. Mu (2013). From Zipf’s Law to Hypsometry:  Seeking the “Signature” of Elevation Distribution. The International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(7), 1312-1328.

Yin, P. and L. Mu, 2012. Modular capacitated maximal covering location problem for the optimal siting of emergency vehicles. Applied Geography, 34, 247-254.

Mu, L. and R. Liu, 2011. A Heuristic Alpha-Shape Based Clustering Method for Ranked Radial Pattern Data. Applied Geography, 31(2), 621-630.

Albeke, S. E., Nibbelink, N. P., Mu, L., and Ellsworth, D. J., 2010. Measuring boundary convexity at multiple spatial scales using a linear "moving window" analysis: an application to coastal river otter habitat selection Landscape Ecology, 25(10), 1575-1587

Mu, L. and J. Radke, 2009. A Weighted Difference Barrier Method in Landscape Genetics. Journal of Geographical Systems, 11(2), 141-154.

Liu, R. and L. Mu, 2008. The Delimitation of Central Cites' Influential Regions and the Integration of Urban Groups Based on the Multiplicatively Weighted Voronoi Diagram. Human Geography, 101(3), 28-34 (in Chinese).

Mu, L. and F. Wang, 2008. A scale-space clustering method: mitigating the effect of scale in the analysis of zone-based data. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(1), 85-101.

Mu, L., 2008. A Shape-based Buffering Method. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 35(3), 399-412.

Mu, L. and X. Wang , 2006. Population Landscape: A Geometric Approach to Study Spatial Patterns of the US Urban Hierarchy. The International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 20(6), 649-667.

Zhou D., J. Radke, Y. Tian, J. Xu and L. Mu, 2005. A Model Supported by GIS for Locating and Quantifying PM2.5 Emission originated from Residential Wood Burning. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 17(5), 861-865

Mu, L., 2004. Polygon characterization with the multiplicatively weighted Voronoi diagram. The Professional Geographer, 56(2), 223-239.

Zhou D., J. Xu, J. Radke, and L. Mu, 2004. A Spatial Cluster Method Supported by GIS for Urban-Suburban-Rural Classification. Chinese Geographical Science, 14(4), 337-342

Radke, J. and L. Mu, 2000. Spatial Decompositions, Modeling and Mapping Service Regions to Predict Access to Social Programs. Geographic Information Sciences, 6(2): 105-112.

Gong, P. and L. Mu, 2000. Error Detection through Consistency Checking. Geographic Information Sciences, 6(2): 188-193.

Radke, J., T. Cova, M. Sheridan, A. Troy, L. Mu, and R. Johnson, 2000. Application Challenges for GIScience: Implications for Research, Education, and Policy for Emergency Preparedness and Response. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Journal, 12(2): 15-30.

Book Chapters

Mu, L., F. Wang and S. McLafferty , 2010. Analyzing Spatial Patterns of Late-Stage Breast Cancer in Chicago Region: A Modified Scale-Space Clustering Approach. in B. Jiang and X. Yao (eds.) Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of Urban Structure and Dynamics (pp.355-372). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Mu, L., 2009. Thiessen Polygon. In Kitchin R. and Thrift N. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Vol. II, pp.231-236)

Mu, L., 2007. Analytical Cartography. In K. K. Kemp (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science, 8-10.

Graduate Students

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Lines, Patrick

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Yang, Wei

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Zhang, Weihao

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Zhu, Linli