Publication Highlights


Jim, C.Y. (2017) Green roof evolution through exemplars: Germinal prototypes to modern variants. Sustainable Cities and Societies (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 35: 69-82.

* Lee, Louis S.H. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) Subtropical summer thermal effects of wirerope climber green walls with different air-gap depths. Building and Environment(Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 126, 1−12.

Tian, Yuhong, Liu, Yiqing, Jim, C.Y. and Song, Hanzhang (2017) Assessing structural connectivity of urban green spaces in metropolitan Hong Kong. Sustainability (MDPI, Basel) 9, 1653; doi:10.3390/su9091653.

Cheung, P.K. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) Determination and application of outdoor thermal benchmarks. Building and Environment (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 123: 333−350.

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Archaeological and historical exploration of the origins of green roofs. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 27: 32−42.

Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (2017) (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions. Springer, New York, 372 pp. 

Deng, Iris H.J., Jim, C.Y. (2017) Spontaneous plant colonization and bird visits of tropical extensive green roof. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 20: 337−352. 

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Constraints to urban trees and their remedies in the built environment. In: Ferrini, F., Konijnendijk van den Bosch, C., Fini, A. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry.  Routledge, London, pp. 273−290. 

Jim, C.Y., Tan, P.Y. (2017) Introduction to green city idea and ideal. In: Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions. Springer, New York, pp. 1−11. 

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Highrise greenery: Ancient invention with new lease of life. In: Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions. Springer, New York, pp. 227−249. 

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Urban heritage trees: Natural-cultural significance informing management and conservation. In: Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions.  Springer, New York, pp. 279−305. 

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Conservation and creation of urban woodlands. In: Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions. Springer, New York, pp. 307−330.

Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (2017) Concluding remarks. In: Tan, P.Y., Jim, C.Y. (eds.) Greening Cities: Forms and Functions. Springer, New York, pp. 359−366.

Fung, Charmaine K.W. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) Assessing the cooling effects of different vegetation settings in a Hong Kong golf course. Procedia Environmental Sciences (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 37: 626−636.

Lo, Alex, Byrne, J.A. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) How climate change perception is reshaping attitudes towards the functional benefits of urban greenery: Lessons from Hong Kong. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 23: 74−83.

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Urban biogeography. In:  Richardson, D, Castree, N, Goodchild, M.F., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W.D., Marston, R.A. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Geography, Wiley, New York, 4 pp.

Zhang, A., Lai, P.Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) Species diversity and spatial pattern of old and precious trees in Macau. Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 162: 56−67.

Wong, Gwendolyn K.L. and Jim, C.Y. (2017) Urban-microclimate effect on vector mosquito abundance of tropical green roofs. Building and Environment (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 112: 63–76.

Jim, C.Y. (2017) Intense summer heat fluxes in artificial turf harm people and environment.Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 157: 561–576.

Jia, X., Lee, H.F., Cui, M., Liu, C., Zeng, L., Yue, R.P.H., Zhao, Y., and Lu, H. (2017) Habitat variability and ethnic diversity in northern Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports 7: 918. London: Nature Publishing Group.

Yue, R.P.H., Lee, H.F., and Hart, M.A. (2017) Perceptions of visibility degradation in Hong Kong. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60(6): 1073-1091. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Li, J., Dodson, J., Yan, H., Zhang, D.D., Zhang, X., Xu, Q., Lee, H.F., Pei, Q., Cheng, B., Li, C., Ni, J., Sun, A., Lu, F., and Zong, Y. (2017) Quantifying climatic variability in monsoonal northern China over the last 2200 years and its role in driving Chinese dynastic changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 159: 35-46. Oxford: Pergamon.

Lee, H.F., Fei, J., Chan, C.Y.S., Pei, Q., Jia, X., and Yue, R.P.H. (2017) Climate change and epidemics in Chinese history: A multi-scalar analysis. Social Science & Medicine 174: 53-63. Exeter: Elsevier Science.

Jia, X., Yi, S., Sun, Y., Wu, S., Lee, H.F., Wang, L., and Lu, H. (2017) Spatial and temporal variations in prehistoric human settlement and their influencing factors on the south bank of the Xar Maron River, Northeastern China. Frontiers of Earth Science 11(1): 137-147. Beijing: Higher Education Press.

Shi, J., Li, J., Zhang, D.D., Zheng, J., Shi, S., Ge, Q., Lee, H.F., Zhao, Y., Zhang, J., and Lu, H. (2017) Two centuries of April-July temperature change in eastern China and its influence on grain productivity. Science Bulletin 62(1): 40-45. Beijing: Science in China Press.

Loo, Becky P.Y., Amy H.T. Cheng, and Samantha L. Nichols (2017) “Transit-oriented Development on Greenfield versus Infill Sites: Some Lessons from Hong Kong.” Landscape and Urban Planning 167: 37-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.013 (IF2016=4.563).

Loo, Becky P.Y., Winnie W.Y. Lam, Rathi Mehandran, and Keiko Katagiri (2017) “How is the Neighbourhood Environment related to the Health of Seniors in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo? Some Insights for Promoting Ageing-in-place.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 107(4): 812-828 DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1271306 (IF2016=2.799)

Loo, Becky P.Y. (forthcoming) “Realising Car-free Developments within Compact Cities.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineer: Municipal Engineer(Online First) DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.16.00060(IF2016=0.196)

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Wang, Bo (forthcoming) “Progress of E-development in China since 1998.”Telecommunications Policy (Online First) DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2017.03.001 (IF2016=1.526)

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Wang, Bo (forthcoming) “Factors Associated with the Home-based E-working and E-shopping in Nanjing, China.” Transportation (Online First) DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9792-0(IF2016=2.633)

Leung, Kevin Y.K. and Becky P.Y. Loo (forthcoming) “Association of Children’s Mobility and Wellbeing: A Case Study in Hong Kong.” Travel Behaviour and Society(Online First) DOI:10.1016/j.tbs.2017.07.004

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Frederic du Verle (2017)  “Transit-oriented Development in Future Cities: Towards a Two-level Sustainable Mobility Strategy.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(Supp 1): 54-67 DOI:10.1080/12265934.2016.1235488

Loo, Becky P.Y., Rathi Mehandran, Keiko Katagiri and Winjnie W.Y. Lam (2017) “Walking, Neighbourhood Environment and Quality of Life among Older People.”Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 25: 8-13 DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.005 (IF2016=3.954)

Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Mobility Impairment, Social Engagement, and Life Satisfaction among the Older Population in China: A Structural Equation Modelling Analysis.” Quality of Life Research26(5): 1273-1282 DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1444-x(IF2016=2.344)

Wang, Bo and Becky P.Y. Loo (forthcoming) “Hubs of Internet Enterpreneurs: The Emergence of Coworking Offices in Shanghai, China.” Journal of Urban Technology(Online First) DOI:10.1080/10630732.2017.1285124(IF2016=1.562)

Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Railway Development and Air Patronage in China, 1993-2012: Implications for Low-carbon Transport.” Journal of Regional Science 57(3): 507-522 DOI: 10.1111/jors.12276 (IF2016=1.743)

Cui, Jianqiang, Becky P.Y. Loo, and Dong Lin (2017) “Travel Behaviour and Mobility Needs of Older Adults in an Ageing and Car-dependent Society.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(2): 109-128 DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2016.1262785

Wu, Connor Y.H. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2017) “Changes in Novice Motorcyclist Safety in Hong Kong after the Probationary Driving License Scheme.”Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 13(5): 435-448DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2017.1289277(IF2016=2.033)

Zhang, J.J. (2017) ‘Research ethics and ethical research: some observations from the Global South’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41(1), pp. 147-154. Epub ahead of print 26 October 2016. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2016.1241985.


Jim, C.Y. and Chen, Wendy Y. (2016) Legacy effect of trees in the heritage landscape of a peri-urban golf course. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 19: 1717–1734.

Wong, Gwendolyn K.L. and Jim, C.Y. (2016) Do vegetated rooftops attract more mosquitoes? Monitoring disease vector abundance on urban green roofs. Science of The Total Environment (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 573: 222-232.

Tsang, S.W. and Jim, C.Y. (2016) Applying artificial intelligence modeling to optimize green roof irrigation. Energy and Buildings (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 127: 360–369.

Jim, C.Y. and M.W.H. Chan (2016) Urban greenspace delivery in Hong Kong: Spatial-institutional limitations and solutions. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 18: 65–85.

Jim, C.Y. (2016) Solar-terrestrial radiant-energy regimes and temperature anomalies of natural and artificial turfs. Applied Energy (Elsevier, Amsterdam) 173: 520–534.

Low, C.T., Lai, P.C.*, Liu H.D., Wong, P.Y., Chen, S., Wong, W.C. (2016) Neighbourhood effects on body constitution - a case study of Hong Kong, Social Science and Medicine (US: Elsevier), accepted.

Lai, P.C.*, Choi, C.C.Y., Wong, P.Y., Thach, T.Q., Wong, M.S., Cheng, W., Krämer, A., Wong, C.M. (2016) Spatial analytical methods for deriving a historical map of physiological equivalent temperature of Hong Kong, Building and Environment (UK: Pergamon- Elsevier Science Ltd). 99:22-28.

Sallis, J.F., Cerin, E., Conway, T.L., Adams, M.A., Frank, L.D., Pratt, M., Salvo, D., Schipperijn, J., Smith, G., Cain, K.L., Davey, R., Kerr, J., Lai, P-C., Mitas, J., Reis, R., Sarmiento, O.L., Schofield, G., Troelsen, J., Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., and Owen, N. (2016) Urban environments in 14 cities worldwide are related to physical activity. The Lancet (UK: Elsevier Science Inc).

Cerin, E., Sit, C.H.P., Zhang, C.J.P., Barnett, A., Cheung, M.M.C., Lai, P.C., Johnston, J.M., Lee, R.S.Y. (2016) Neighbourhood environment, physical activity, quality of life and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong older adults: A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open (UK: BMJ Publishing Group). 6:e010384. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010384

Wong, P.Y., Lai, P.C.*, Low, C.T., Chen, S., Hart, M. (2016) The impact of environmental and human factors on urban heat and micro-climate variability, Building and Environment (UK: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd). 95:199-208. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.09.024

Jia, X., Lee, H.F., Zhang, W., Wang, L., Sun, Y., Zhao, Z., Yi, S., Huang, W., and Lu, H. (2016) Human-environment interactions within the West Liao River Basin in Northeastern China during the Holocene Optimum. Quaternary International 426: 10-17. New York: ScienceDirect.

 Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., and Lee, H.F. (2016) Contextualizing human migration in different agro-ecological zones in ancient China.Quaternary International 426: 65-74. New York: ScienceDirect. 

Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., Pei, Q., Jia, X., and Yue, R.P.H. (2016) Demographic impact of climate change on northwestern China in the late imperial era. Quaternary International 425: 237-247. New York: ScienceDirect.

Yue, R.P.H., Lee, H.F., and Connor Y.H. Wu (2016) Navigable rivers facilitated the spread and recurrence of plague in pre-industrial Europe. Scientific Reports 6: 34867. London: Nature Publishing Group. 

Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., Pei, Q., and Fei, J. (2016) Downscaling and disaggregating NAO-conflict nexus in pre-industrial Europe. Chinese Geographical Science 26(5): 609-622. Beijing: Science Press.

Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., Lee, H.F., and Li, G. (2016) Crop management as an agricultural adaptation to climate change in early modern era: A comparative study of Eastern and Western Europe. Agriculture 6(3): 29. Basel: MDPI AG.

Yue, R.P.H., Lee, H.F., and Hart, M.A. (2016) The human dimension of visibility degradation in a compact city. Natural Hazards 82(3): 1683-1702. Dordrecht, Netherland: Kluwer Academic.

Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., Li, G., Forêt, P., and Lee, H.F. (2016) Temperature and precipitation effects on agrarian economy in late imperial China. Environmental Research Letters 11(6): 064008. Bristol: IOP Publishing.

Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (In Press) “Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Urban Transport in China: Geographical Characteristics and Future Challenges.” 中国城市交通的碳排放地理特征与展望Geographical Research地理研究 (in Chinese).

Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (In Press) “Impact Analysis of Airport Infrastructure within a Sustainability Framework: Case Studies on the Hong Kong International Airport” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1149647.

Li, Linna and Becky P.Y. Loo (In Press) “Railway development and air patronage in China, 1993-2012: implications for low-carbon transport.” Journal of Regional Science (accepted)

Loo, B.P.Y. and K.L. Tsui (2016) “Contributory Factors to Critically Wrong Road-crossing Judgments among Older People: An Integrated Research Study.” Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 23(1):13-24.

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Tessa Kate Anderson. (2016) Spatial Analysis Methods of Road Traffic Collisions.  CRC Press. (ISBN 9781439874127 - CAT# K13435).

Wu, Connor Y.H. and Becky P.Y. Loo (In Press) “Motorcycle Safety among Motorcycle Taxi Drivers and Non-occupational Motorcyclists in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Maoming, South China.” Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2015.1048336.

Yao, Shenjun, Becky P.Y. Loo and Bruce Zi Yang (2016) “Traffic Collisions in Space: Four Decades of Advancement in Applied GIS” Annals of GIS 22: 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2015.1085440.

Zhang, J.J. (2017) ‘Research ethics and ethical research: some observations from the Global South’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41(1), pp. 147-154. Epub ahead of print 26 October 2016. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2016.1241985.

Zhang, J.J. and Crang, M. (2016) ‘Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan’, Cultural Geographies, 23(3), pp. 421-439. Epub ahead of print 24 June 2015. DOI: 10.1177/1474474015591488.

Zhang, J.J. (2016) ‘Contesting territory – sovereignty, tourism and aesthetics: some reflections’, in S. Funamoto and H. Tsuruta (eds.) International Symposium in Fukuoka: Contesting Territory – Sovereignty, Tourism and Aesthetics, Fukuoka: Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, pp. i-iv.


Jim, C.Y. and Zhang, A. (2015) Urbanization effects on spatial-temporal differentiation of landscape tree communities. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 18: 1081–1101.

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Cold-season solar input and ambivalent thermal behavior brought by climber greenwalls. Energy (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 90: 926–938.

Lo, Alex Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Come rain or shine? Public expectation on local weather change and differential effects on climate change attitude. Public Understanding of Science (Sage, London), 24: 928–942.

Wong, Gwendolyn K.L. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Identifying keystone meteorological factors of green-roof stormwater retention to inform design and planning. Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 143: 173–182.

Peng, Lilliana L.H. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Seasonal and diurnal thermal performance of a subtropical extensive green roof: the impacts of background weather parameters.  Sustainability (MDPI, Basel, Switzerland) 7: 11098–11113.

Jim, C.Y. and Zhang, A. (2015) Effect of habitat traits on tree structure and growth in private gardens. Landscape Ecology (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 30: 1207–1223.

Peng, Lilliana L.H. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Economic evaluation of green-roof environmental benefits in the context of climate change: a case of Hong Kong. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam): 554–561.

Fung, Charmaine K.W. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Unraveling Hong Kong Geopark experience with visitor-employed photography method. Applied Geography (Elsevier, Amsterdam) 62: 301–313. [Impact Factor 2.65, ranked 6/76 in Geography ISI journal group]

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Thermal performance of climber greenwalls: effects of solar irradiance and orientation. Applied Energy (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 154: 631–643.

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Cross-border itinerant poaching of agarwood in Hong Kong’s peri-urban forests. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 14: 420–431.

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Assessing climate-adaptation effect of extensive tropical green roofs in cities. Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 138: 54–70.

Jim, C.Y., Lo, Alex, and Byrne, J.A. (2015) Charting the green and climate-adaptive city.  Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 138: 50–52. 

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Diurnal and partitioned heat-flux patterns of coupled green-building roof systems. Renewable Energy (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 81: 262–274.

Lo, Alex Y. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Protest response and willingness to pay for culturally significant urban trees:  Implications for contingent valuation method. Ecological Economics (Elsevier, Amsterdam) 114: 58–66.

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Greenwall classification and critical design-management assessments. Ecological Engineering (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 77: 348–362.

Jim, C.Y. (2015) Assessing growth performance and deficiency of climber species on tropical greenwalls. Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 137: 107121.

Fung, Charmaine K.W. and Jim, C.Y. (2015) Segmentation by motivation of Hong Kong Global Geopark visitors in relation to sustainable nature-based tourism. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (Taylor and Francis) 22: 76-88.

Lo, Alex Y. and C.Y. Jim (2015) Community attachment and resident attitude toward old masonry walls and associated trees in urban Hong Kong. Cities (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 42, 130–141.

Ge, E., Lai, P.C., Zhang, X., Yang, X., Lie, X., Wang, H., Wei, X. Regional Transport and Its Association with Tuberculosis in the Shandong Province of China, 2009-2011, Journal of Transport Geography (UK: Elsevier Sci Ltd), 46, 2015: 232-243.

Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L., Kwan, Y.W.  Effects of Geographic Scale on Population Factors in Disease Diffusion Analysis, Journal of Acute Disease (Singapore: Elsevier B.V.), 4(4), 2015: 281-286.

Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Kwan, Y.W., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L. (2015) An Early Warning System for Detecting H1N1 Disease Outbreak - A Spatio-temporal Approach, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (UK: Taylor & Francis), 2015: 1-18.

Thach, T.Q., Zheng, Q., Lai, P.C., Wong P.Y., Chau, Y.K., Jahn, H.J., Plass, D., Katzschner, L., Kraemer, A., Wong, C.M. Assessing spatial associations between thermal stress and mortality in Hong Kong: a small-area ecological study, Science of the Total Environment (Netherlands: Elsevier Sci BV), 502(1), 2015: 666-672.

Lai, P.C. & Wong, F.H.TWeather and Age-Gender Effects on the Projection of Future Emergency Ambulance Demand in Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (Malaysia: Sage Publications Inc), 27(2), 2015: NP2542-NP2554.

Lee, H.F., Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., and Choi, K.P.K. (2015) Quantifying the intra-regional precipitation variability in northwestern China over the past 1,400 years. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131693. San Francisco: Public Library of Science.

 Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., and Pei, Q. (2015) Reconstruction of the geographic extent of drought anomalies in northwestern China over the last 539 years and its teleconnection with the Pacific Ocean. The Holocene 25(8): 1271-1284. London: Sage.

 Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., Li, G., and Lee, H.F. (2015) Climate change and the macroeconomic structure in pre-industrial Europe: New evidence from wavelet analysis. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126480. San Francisco: Public Library of Science.

Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., and Pei, Q., (2015) Reconstruction of the geographic extent of drought anomalies in northwestern China over the last 539 years and its teleconnection with the Pacific Ocean. The Holocene. DOI: 10.1177/0959683615581203.

Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., Brecke, P., and Pei, Q. (2015) Regional geographic factors mediate the climate-war relationship in Europe. British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 2(1): 1-28.

Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. (2015) Quantitative analysis of climate change and human crises in history. In: M. Kwan, D. Richardson, D. Wang, and C. Zhou (eds.) Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China. Dordrecht: Springer. Pp. 235-267.

Lin, G.C.S. 2015. “Redevelopment of China’s Construction Land: Practicing Property Rights in Chinese Cities through Renewals.”  The China Quarterly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in press)).

Lin, G.C.S. and Zhang, A.Y. M. 2015. “China’s metropolises in transformation: neoliberalizing politics, land commodification, and uneven development in Beijing” Urban Geography, London, UK: Routledge (in press).

Cheng, Yuk-shing, Becky P.Y. Loo and Roger Vickerman (2015) “High-speed Rail Networks and Economic Integration in China and Europe.” Travel Behaviour and Society 2(1): 1-14.  DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2014.07.002.

Chow, Alice S.Y. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2015) “Applying a World-city Network Approach to Globalizing Higher Education: Conceptualization, Data Collection and the List of World Cities” Higher Education Policy 28: 107-126. DOI:10.1057/hep.2014.31

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Claude Comtois, Editors. (2015) Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges. Surrey: Ashgate (Transport & Mobility Research Monograph Series) (ISBN 978-1-4094-5244-7).

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2015) “Does Neighbourhood Count in Affecting Children’s Journeys to Schools?” Children’s Geographies 13(1): 89-113. Doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.828450.

Schepers, Paul, Niels Agerholm, Emmanuelle Amoros, Rob Benington, Torkel Bjørnskau, Stijn Dhondt, Bas de Geus, Carmen Hagemeister, Becky P.Y. Loo and Anna Niska (2015) “An International Review of the Hidden Problem of Single-bicycle Crashes.” Injury Prevention 21: e138-e143. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040964.

Yao, Shenjun, Becky P.Y. Loo and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2015) “Measures of Pedestrian Activity-based Exposure to the Risk of Vehicle-pedestrian Collisions: Space-time Path vs Potential Path Tree Methods” Accident Analysis and Prevention 75: 320-332. Doi:10.1016/j.aap.2014.12.005.

Tjia, Linda Y. N., (forthcoming in 2015), China’s Railway Reform and Property Rights Re-arrangements (London: Rouledge).

David D. Zhang, Qing Pei, Harry F. Lee, Jane Zhang, C. Q. Chang, Baosheng Li|, Jinbao Li, Xiaoyang Zhang (2015) The pulse of imperial China: a quantitative analysis of long-term geopolitical and climate cycles. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24 (1), 87- 96, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12247 (ranked No.1 in Physical Geography) (Impact Factor: 7.242, 1/46).

Zhao, X.B. (forthcoming 2015) “Growth Theory”, invited and accepted to submit entry to The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. AAG (American Association of Geography), USA: Wiley.

Zhao, X.B. (forthcoming 2015) “Mainstream and Shadow Banking”, invited to submit entry to The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. AAG (American Association of Geography), USA: Wiley.

Zhao, X.B. (2015) “Hong Kong stays aloof as new free-trade zones in Guangdong do not constitute rivalrous (風平且浪靜,香港冷眼觀)” in Chinese, Macau Monthly (澳門月刊), 218:3, 22-23.


Wong, Gwendolyn K.L. and Jim, C.Y. (2014) Quantitative hydrologic performance of extensive green roof under humid-tropical rainfall regime. Ecological Engineering(Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 70: 366–378. 

Jim, C.Y. and Frommer, G. (2014) Conservation of Stonewall Trees. MTR, Hong Kong, 246 pp.

Jim, C.Y. (2014) Building thermal-insulation effect on ambient and indoor thermal performance of green roofs. Ecological Engineering (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 69, 265–275.

Zhang, A. and Jim, C.Y. (2014) Species diversity and performance assessment of trees in domestic gardens.  Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 128: 23 ̶ 34.

Jim, C.Y.
 (2014) Ecology and conservation of strangler figs in urban wall habitats. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 17: 405–426.

Zhang, A. and C.Y. Jim (2014) Contributions of landscape trees in public housing estates to urban biodiversity in Hong Kong.  Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 13: 272–284.

Jim, C.Y.
 (2014) Air-conditioning energy consumption due to green roofs with different building thermal insulation. Applied Energy (Elsevier, Amsterdam) 128: 49–59.

Cheung, L.T.O. and Jim, C.Y. (2014) Expectations and willingness-to-pay for ecotourism services in Hong Kong’s conservation areas. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (Taylor and Francis) 21: 149–159.

Jim, C.Y. (2014) Passive warming of indoor space induced by tropical green roof in winter.  Energy (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 68: 272-282.

Jim, C.Y. (2014) Chapter 15 Green roof energetics: Systematic organization and integration of knowledge. In: Britz, J., Koehler, M., Felipe, I. de (eds.) Green cities in the world: Progression, innovation, organization. Editorial Agricola Espanola, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, pp. 251–270.

Jim, C.Y. (2014) National stories scenario 11: Area Hong Kong.  In: Britz, J., Koehler, M., Felipe, I. de (eds.) Green cities in the world: Progression, innovation, organization. Editorial Agricola Espanola, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, pp. 317–320.

Jim, C.Y. (2014) Ecodesign of an urban native woodland in Hong Kong.  Zero Carbon Building Journal 1: 61-66.

Jim, C.Y.
 (2014) Heat-sink effect and indoor warming imposed by tropical extensive green roof. Ecological Engineering (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam). 62: 1–12.

Tian, Yuhong,  Jim, C.Y., Wang, Haiqing (2014) Assessing the landscape and ecological quality of urban green spaces in compact city.  Landscape and Urban Planning  (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 121: 97-108.

Adams, M.A., Frank, L.D., Schipperijn, J., Smith, G., Chapman, J., Christiansen, L.B., Coffee, N., Dominguez, D.S., du Toit, L., Dygrýn, J., Hino, A.A.F.,  Lai, P.C., Mavoa, S., Pinzón, J.D., Van de Weghe, N., Cerin, E., Davey, R., Macfarlane, D., Owen, N., Sallis, J.FInternational variation in neighborhood walkability, transit, and recreation environments using Geographic Information Systems: The IPEN adult study, International Journal of Health Geographics (UK: Biomed Central Ltd), 13, 2014: 43.  doi:10.1186/1476-072X-13-43

Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Kwan, Y.W., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L. Population Factors Affecting Initial Diffusion Patterns of H1N1, Population Health Management, 17(6), 2014: 390-1.

Lai, P.C.
, Kwong, K.H. and Wong, H.T. Spatio-temporal and stochastic modelling of the severe acuterespiratory syndrome (SARS), Geospatial Health (IT: GnosisGIS), , 8(1), 2014: 183-192

Lee, H.F. (2014) Climate-included agricultural shrinkage and overpopulation in late imperial China. Climate Research 59(3): 229-242. Amelinghausen: Inter-Research.

Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., Lee, H.F., and Li, G.D. (2014) Climate change and macro-economic cycles in pre-industrial Europe. PLOS ONE 9(2): e88155. San Francisco: Public Library of Science.

Li, J., S.-P. Xie, and E. R. Cook, 2014: El Niño phases embedded in Asian and North American drought reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 85: 20-34. [IF: 4.571]

Fang K., D. Chen, J. Li and H. Seppä, 2014: Covarying Hydroclimate Patterns between Monsoonal Asia and North America over the Past 600 Years. Journal of Climate 27: 8017-8033. [IF: 4.904]

Fang K., F. Chen, A. Sen, N. Davi, W. Huang, J. Li, H. Seppä and E. Liang, 2014: Hydroclimate Variations in Central and Monsoonal Asia over the Past 700 Years, PLoS ONE 9: e102751. [IF: 3.534]

Lin, G.C.S. 2014. “China’s landed urbanization: state power reshuffling, land commodification, and municipal finance in the growth of metropolises.” Environment and Planning A  46(8): 1814-1835. London, UK: Pion.

Liu, Tao and Lin, George C.S. 2014. “New geography of land commodification in Chinese cities: Uneven landscape of urban land development under market reforms and globalization.” Applied Geography, 51(July): 118-130. New York: Elsevier.

Lin, G.C.S., Yang, F.F., Li, Xun, and Hu, F.X.Y. 2014. “Strategizing urbanism in the era of neoliberalization: power reshuffling, land development, and municipal finance in urbanizing China.” Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098013513644. London, UK: Routledge.

Lin, G.C.S. and Zhang, A.Y.M. 2014. “Emerging space of neoliberal urbanism in China: land commodification, municipal finance, and local economic growth in prefecture-level cities.” Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098014528549. London, UK: Routledge.

Lam, Winnie W.Y., Shenjun Yao and Becky P.Y. Loo (2014) “Pedestrian Exposure Measures: A Time-space Framework.” Travel Behaviour and Society 1(1): 22-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2013.10.004.

Lam, Winnie W.Y. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2014) “Determinants of Children’s Independent Mobility in Hong Kong.” Asian Transport Studies 3(2): 250-268.

Loo, Becky P.Y., Linna Li, Voula Psaraki and Ioanna Pagoni (2014) “CO2 Emissions Associated with Hubbing Activities in Air Transport: An International Comparison” Journal of Transport Geography 34: 185-193. Doi: 10.1016/j.trangeo.2013.12.006<>. (Top 10% in Geography category).

Ho, W. C., Tjia, Y. N., & Joseph Wu, (2014), “Determinants of “Perceived Integration” among Chinese Migrant Mothers Living in Areas of Concentrated Poverty in Hong Kong: Implications for Social Service Practitioners,” International Social Work, vol. 57, no. 6, pp.661-675.

Qing Pei, David D. Zhang (2014) Long-term relationship between climate change and nomadic migration in historical China. Ecology and Society. 19(2):68. DOI: (ranked No.10 in Environmental Studies) (5-Year Impact Factor: 3.889, 10/98).

Qing Pei, David D. Zhang, Harry F. Lee, Guodong Li. (2014) Climate Change and Macro-Economic Cycles in Pre-Industrial Europe. PLoS ONE 9 (2): e88155.oi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088155 (ranked No.8 in Multidisciplinary Sciences) (5-Year IF: 4.015, 8/55).

S Du, B Li, Z Li, M Chen, R Xiang, David D. Zhang, D Niu, L Zhang (2014) Rapid Changes In the East Asian Monsoon During the Last Interglacial In the Bohai Sea Coastal Zone, China. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84(2) 88-96 (ranked No.12 in Geology) (5-Year IF: 2.73, 12/43).

Arner, D., Donald, D., Goo, S., Hu, R., Lin, C., Michael, B., Song, F., Tong, W., Xu, C., Wojcik, D. and Zhao, S. (2014) Assessing Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre, First Report of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council Theme-based Research Scheme Project: Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre (available at: 

Michael, B., Zhao, X.B. and Wojcik, D. (2014) “Op-ed: China's solar energy can thrive - with the right financing”, China Economic Review, 2014:10 (available at

Chan, Y.M. and Zhao, X. B. (2014) “The patterns of the global commodities trade and implications to the prospects of Hong Kong’s manufacturing industry (全球商品貿易格局及對香港製造業前景的啟示)” in Chinese, Bauhinia Tribune (紫荊論壇), 18, 75-84.

Chan, Y.M. and Zhao, X. B. (2014) “New role of Hong Kong: developing international travel hub serving for the Mainland’s market (香港新角色:服務內地的國際旅遊樞紐)” in Chinese, Bauhinia Tribune (紫荊論壇), 15, 16-24.


Zhang, A. and C.Y. Jim (2013) Species adoption for sustainable forestry in Hong Kong’s degraded countryside. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (Taylor and Francis) 20: 484–503.

Jim, C.Y.
 (2013) Sustainable urban greening strategies for compact cities in developing and developed economies. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 16: 741–761.

Querish, S., Breuste, J, Jim, C.Y. (2013) Differential community perception of urban green spaces and their contents in the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, New York) 16: 853–870.

Jim, C.Y.
 and Zhang, A. (2013) Defect-disorder and risk assessment of heritage trees in urban Hong Kong. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 12: 585–596.

Cheung, L.T.O. and  Jim, C.Y.  (2013) Ecotourism service preference and management in Hong Kong.  International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology  (Taylor and Francis) 20: 182-194.
Jim, C.Y. (2013) Drivers for colonization and sustainable management of tree-dominated stonewall ecosystem. Ecological Engineering (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 57: 324-335.

Jim, C.Y.
 and Zhang, A. (2013) Species diversity and spatial differentiation of old-valuable trees in urban Hong Kong. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 12: 171-182.

Jim, C.Y. and Shan, X.Z. (2013) Socioeconomic effect on perception of urban green spaces in Guangzhou, China. Cities (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 31: 123-131.

Tsang, S.W. and Jim, C.Y.  (2013) A stochastic model to optimize forecast and fulfillment of green roof demand.  Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) 12: 53-60.

Peng, Lilliana L.H. and Jim, C.Y. (2013) Green-roof effects on neighborhood microclimate and human thermal sensation. Energies (MDPI, Basel, Switzerland) 6: 598-618.

Levin, N., Singer, M., Lai, P.C. Incorporating Topography into Landscape Continuity Analysis – Hong Kong Island as a Case Study, Land (Switzerland: MDPI AG), Special Issue "Landscape Perspective on Environmental Conservation,"2(4), 2013: 550-572. doi:10.3390/land2040550.

Plass, D., Chau Y.K., Thach T.Q., Jahn H.J., Lai P.C., Wong C.M. and Kraemer A. Quantifying the burden of disease due to premature mortality in Hong Kong using Standard Expected Years of Life Lost, International Journal of Public Health (UK: Birkhauser Verlag AG), 13(1), 2013: 863. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-863

Wong, P., Lai, P.C. and Hart, M. Microclimate variations between semienclosed and open sections of a marathon route, Advances in Meteorology (US: Hindawi), 10, 2013: Article 287934.

Lai, P.C., Low, C.T., Tse, W.S., Tsui, C.K., Lee, H. and Hui, P.K. Risk of tuberculosis in high-rise and high density dwellings: an exploratory spatial analysis, Environmental Pollution (UK: Elsevier), 183, 2013:40-5. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.11.025

Wong, F.H.T. and Lai, P.C. Weather factors in the short-term forecasting of daily ambulance calls, International Journal of Biometeorology (US: Springer), 58(5), 2013:669-678.

Low, C.T., Lai, P.C., Tse, W.S., Tsui, C.K., Lee, H., Hui, P.K. Exploring Tuberculosis by Types of Housing Development, Social Science & Medicine (Elsevier), 87, 2013: 77-83.

Pei, Q., Zhang, D.D., Li, G.D., and Lee, H. (2013) Short- and long-term impacts of climate variations on the agrarian economy in pre-industrial Europe. Climate Research52(2): 169-180. Amelinghausen: Inter-Research.

Lee, H.F.
, Zhang, D.D., Brecke, P., and Fei, J. (2013) Positive correlation between the North Atlantic Oscillation and violent conflicts in Europe. Climate Research 56(1): 1-10. Amelinghausen: Inter-Research.

Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. (2013) A tale of two population crises in recent Chinese history. Climatic Change 116(2): 285-308. Netherlands: Springer.

Y.S.F. Lee (2013) "A comparative analysis of three heritage management approaches in Southern China: Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau," in Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects, edited by Routledge, Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 105-121 (co-authored with du Cros, H).

Li, J., S.-P. Xie, E. Cook, M. Morales, D. Christie, N. Johnson, F. Chen, R. D'Arrigo, A. Fowler, X. Gou, and K. Fang, 2013: El Niño modulations over the past seven centuries.Nature Climate Change 3: 822-826. [IF: 14.472] 
[Discovery] [USA Today] [Business Week] [Reuters] 
[South China Moring Post] [Christian Science Monitor] [Int. Business Times] [Climate News Network] [Sydney Morning Herald] [HKU Bulletin] [星島日報] [大公报] [明報] [新浪网] 

Fang, K., D. Frank, X. Gou, C. Liu, F. Zhou, J. Li, and Y. Li, 2013: Precipitation over the past four centuries in the Dieshan Mountains as inferred from tree rings: An introduction to an HHT-based method. Global and Planetary Change 107: 109-118. [IF: 2.930] 

Shi, J., E. R. Cook, J. Li, and H. Lu, 2013: Unprecedented January-July warming recorded in a 178-year tree-ring width chronology in the Dabie Mountains, southeastern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 381: 92-97. [IF: 2.745]

Wang, C.C. and Lin, G.C.S. 2013. “Dynamics of innovation in globalizing China: regional environment, inter-firm relations and firm attributes.” Journal of Economic Geography. 13 (3): 397-418. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Sun, Y., Zhou, Y., Lin, G.C.S. and Wei, Y.H.D. 2013. “Subcontracting and supplier innovativeness: evidence from China’s information and communication technology industry.”Regional Studies  47 (10): 1766-1784. London, UK: Routledge.

Lin, G.C.S., Yang, F.F. and Hu, F.Z.Y. 2012. “The new geography of information and consulting services in China: comparing Beijing and Guangzhou.” Habitat International. 36 (4): 481-492. UK: Elsevier.

Wang, C.C. and Lin, G.C.S. 2013. “Emerging geography of technological innovation in China’s ICT industry: region, inter-firm linkages and innovative performance in a transitional economy.” Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 54 (1): 33-48. Oxford: Blackwell.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Lin, G.C.S. 2013. “Beyond state-market connection: regional institutional milieu and the transformation of state-owned enterprises in Northeast China.” Regional Studies. 47 (4): 563-579. London, UK: Routledge.

Guo, Z. and Becky P.Y. Loo (2013) “Pedestrian Environment and Route Choice: Evidence from New York City and Hong Kong.” Journal of Transport Geography 28: 124-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.trangeo.2012.11.013.

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2013) “A Multilevel Investigation of Differential Individual Mobility of Working Couples with Children: A Case Study of Hong Kong.” Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 9(7): 629-652. DOI: 10.1080/18128602.2011.643509.

Loo, Becky P.Y., C.B. Chow, M. Leung, T.H.J., Kwong, S.F.A. Lai and Y.H. Chau (2013) “Multi-disciplinary Efforts toward Sustained Road Safety Benefits: Integrating Place-based and People-based Safety Analyses.” Injury Prevention 19: 58-63 DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040400.

Loo, Becky P.Y. and S. Yao (2013) “The Identification of Traffic Crash Hot Zones under the Link-attribute and Event-based Approaches in a Network-constrained Environment.” Computers Environment and Urban Systems 41: 249-261 DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2013.07.001.

Lam, Winnie W.Y., Becky P.Y. Loo and Shenjun Yao (2013) “Towards Exposure-based Time-space Pedestrian Crash Analysis in Facing the Challenges of Ageing Societies in Asia.” Asian Geographer 30(2): 105-125. DOI: 10.1080/10225706.2012.735436.

Ng, C.N. and Wong, C.C.C. (2013) One Country, Two EIA Systems: the public engagement in the EIA systems of Hong Kong and China, The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA13), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 13-16 May 2013.

WANG, Y. and Ng, C.N. (2013) Asymmetric Payoff Mechanism and Information Effects in Water Sharing Interactions: A Game Theoretic Model of Collective, The 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, KitaFuji, Japan, June 3-7, p.68.

Ng, C.N., Xie, Y. and Yu, X. (2013) Integrating landscape connectivity into the evaluation of ecosystem services for biodiversity conservation and its implications for landscape planning, Applied Geography, 2013, v. 42, p. 1-12.

Xie, Y and Ng, C.N. (2013) Exploring Spatio-temporal Variations of Habitat Loss and its Causal Factors in the Shenzhen River Cross-border Watershed, Journal of Applied Geography, 2013, v. 39, p. 140-150.

Ng, C.N., Wang, Y. and Zhao, T. (2013) Joint Effects of Asymmetric Payoff and Reciprocity Mechanisms on Collective Cooperation in Water Sharing Interactions: A Game Theoretic Perspective, PLoS ONE, 2013.

Xu, Q., Chen, J. and Peart, M. (2013) An enhanced Topmodel for a headwater catchment in Hong Kong. In Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, No. EGU2013-4690.

Fok, L., Peart, M.R. and Chen, J. (2013) The influence of geology and land use on the geochemical baselines of the East River basin, China. Catena, Vol. 101, pp.212-225.

Ho W. C. & Tjia, Linda Y. N., (2013), “Life Attitude Profile of Deprived Families in Hong Kong,” Research Report for the Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre Social Welfare.

Sudano, J. J., A. Perzynski, D. W. Wong, N. Colabianchi, and D. Litaker. 2013.  Neighborhood racial residential segregation and changes in health or death among older adults. Health and Place 19: 80 – 88.

Owen, K. and D. W. Wong. 2013. An approach to differentiate informal settlements using spectral, texture, geomorphology and road accessibility metrics. Applied Geography38:107-118.

Sun, M., B. J. Kronenfeld, and D. W. Wong. 2013. Cartographic techniques for Communicating class separability: Alternative choropleth maps of median household income, Iowa, USA, 2006-2010. Journal of Maps

Wong, D. W. and M. Sun. 2013. Handling Data quality information of survey data in GIS: a case of using the American Community Survey data. Spatial Demography 1(1): 3-16. (

Xu, C., D. W. Wong, and C. Yang. 2013. Evaluating the “Geographical Awareness” of individuals: an exploratory analysis of Twitter data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40(2): 103-115.

S Yuejun, L B, David D. Zhang, W Fengnian, W Xiaohao, Y Yi, (2013). Climate fluctuation record from China’s Salawusu River valley during the early last glacial. Geochemistry International 51 (3), 240-248 (ranked No.67 in Geochemistry & Geophysics) (5-Year IF: 0.601, 67/79).

Jie Fei, Zhong-Ping Lai, David D. Zhang, Hong-Ming He, (2013) Extreme Sea ice events in the Chinese marginal seas during the past 2000 years. Climate Research DOI: 10.3354/cr01129. Amelinghausen: Inter-Research (ranked No.22 in Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences) (5-Year IF: 3.413, 22/76).

Harry F Lee, David D Zhang, Peter Brecke, Jie Fei (2013). Positive correlation between the North Atlantic Oscillation and violent conflicts in Europe. Climate Research. 2013, 56: 1-10 (ranked No.22 in Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences) (5-Year IF: 3.413, 22/76).

Qing Pei, David D. Zhang, Guodong Li, Harry F. Lee (2013). Short and long term impacts of climate variations on the agrarian economy in pre-industrial Europe. Climate Research. 56: 169-180 (ranked No.22 in Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences) (5-Year IF: 3.413, 22/76).

Qing Pei, Lanlan Liu, David D. Zhang. Carbon emission right as a new property right: rescue CDM Developers in China from 2012. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2013, 13(3): 307-320 (ranked No.48 in law) (5-Year IF: 1.444, 48/131).

Si Yuejun, Li Baosheng, David Dian Zhang, Wang Fengnian, Wen Xiaohao, Yang Yi, Du Shuhuan, Niu Dongfeng, Li Zhiwen, Zhao Xinnan, Wang Jianglong, Guo Yihua, Jiang Shuping, Guo Yuanjun (2013). Climate fluctuation record from China’s Salawusu River valley during the early last glacial.Geochemistry International. 51(3):240-248 (ranked No.67 in Geochemistry & Geophysics) (5-Year IF: 0.601, 67/79).

Harry F. Lee & David D. Zhang (2013). A tale of two population crises in recent Chinese historyClimatic Change. 116 (2), 285-308 (ranked No.7 in Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences) (5-Year IF: 4.732, 7/76).

Zhang, J.J. (2013) ‘Borders on the move: cross-strait tourists’ material moments on ‘the other side’ in the midst of rapprochement between China and Taiwan’, Geoforum, 48, pp. 94-101.

Zhang, J.J. (2013) ‘The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies’, by D. Wastl-Walter (ed.), reviewed in: Eurasia Border Review, 4(1), pp. 107-110.

Zhao, X.B. (2013) “Information Exchange, Headquarters Economy and Financial Centers Development: Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong”, Journal of Contemporary China, 22:84, 1006-1027 (Routledge: London; New York). (100%, ISI Citation 2013 Impact Factor 0.95, ranked 3/64 in Area Studies).

Zhao X.B., Lao, Q.H. and Chan, Y.M. (2013) “The Rise of China and Development of Financial Centres in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen”, Journal of Globalization Studies, 4:1, 32-62 (Uchitel Publishing House: Volgograd, Russia).

Zhao, X. B. and Chan, Y.M. (2013) “The difficulties of economic transformation in Hong Kong towards cognitive economy (香港轉型知識經濟的困局)” in Chinese, Bauhinia Tribune (紫荊論壇), 10, 7-17.