Zhang Yuquan

Associate Professor


LCC Full Time Environmental Engineering
Educational Background
  • 2007 – 2011, Texas A&M University, PhD in Agricultural Economics
  • 2003 – 2007, Beijing Normal University, BS in Resources Science and Engineering
  • Employment
  • 2019 – present, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China-UK Low Carbon College, Tenure-Track Associate Professor
  • 2015 – 2019, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Agriculture and Biology, Assistant Professor
  • 2014 – 2015, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria), Research Scholar
  • 2011 – 2014, RTI International (Research Triangle Park, NC, USA), Research Economist
Research Projects

Dr. Zhang currently works on projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Program, the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program (Social Sciences), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University New Faculty Start-up Program. He has served as an anonymous reviewer for SCI journals including Climatic Change, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, GCB Bioenergy, Energy Economics, International Journal of Green Energy, and Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Zhang, Y. W., Mu, J. E., Musumba, M., McCarl, B. A., Gu, X., Zhou, Y., Cao, Z., & Li, Q. (2018). The role of climate factors in shaping China’s crop mix: an empirical exploration. Sustainability, 10(10), 3757, doi:10.3390/su10103757. 
  2. Zhang, Y. W., McCarl, B. A., Luan, Y., & Kleinwechter, U. (2018). Climate change effects on pesticide usage reduction efforts: a case study in China. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 23(5), 685-701. 
  3. Zhang, Y. W., McCarl, B. A., & Jones, J. P. H. (2017). An overview of mitigation and adaptation strategies for the livestock sector. Climate, 5(4), doi:10.3390/cli5040095. 
  4. Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Beach, R. H., & McCarl, B. A. (2014). Modeling climate change impacts on US agricultural exports. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 13(4), 666-676.
  5. Zhang, Y. W., Hagerman, A., & McCarl, B. A. (2013). Influence of climate factors on spatial distribution of Texas cattle breeds. Climatic Change, 118(2), 183-195.
  6. Zhang, Y. W., & McCarl, B. A. (2013). US agriculture under climate change: an examination of climate change effects on ease of achieving RFS2. Economics Research International, 2013 (Article ID 763818), 1–13, doi:10.1155/2013/763818. 
  7. Zhang, Y., Ulgiati, S., Dong, X., & Pfahler, D. (2011). Using ecological criteria to develop CDM projects in Zhifanggou Valley, Loess Plateau, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 141(3-4), 410-416.
  8. Beach, R. H., Zhang, Y. W., & McCarl, B. A. (2012). Modeling bioenergy, land use, and GHG emissions with FASOMGHG: model overview and analysis of storage cost implications. Climate Change Economics, 03(03), 1250012-1–1250012-34.
  9. Olson, S., Ritter, K., Rooney, W., Kemanian, A., McCarl, B., Zhang, Y., Hall, S., Packer, D., & Mullet, J. (2012).High biomass yield energy sorghum: developing a genetic model for C4 grass bioenergy crops. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 6(6), 640–655. 

Book Chapters

  1. McCarl, B. A. and Y. W. Zhang. Use of Advanced Energy Crops: An Economic Analysis of Food, Greenhouse Gas and Energy Implications. In M. J. Acosta (Ed.), Advances in Energy Research, Volume 6. Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  2. Aisabokhae, R. A., B. A. McCarl, and Y. W. Zhang. Agricultural Adaptation: Needs, Findings and Effects. In R. Mendelsohn and A. Dinar (Eds.), Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. 2012.
  3. Beach, R. H., Y. W. Zhang, and B. A. McCarl. Modeling Bioenergy, Land Use, and GHG Mitigation with FASOMGHG: Implications of Storage Costs and Carbon Policy. In M. Khanna and D. Zilberman (Eds.), Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Volume II. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. 2017. 

Public Presentations

  1. Zhang, Y. W., Mu, J., and Musumba, M. (2016). The Role of Climate Factors in Shaping China’s Crop Mix: An Empirical Exploration. Paper presented at 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  2. Musumba, M. and Y. W. Zhang (2016). Implications of Seasonal Price and Productivity Changes at the Household Level in Uganda – A Heterogeneous Agent Approach. Paper presented at 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  3. Beach, R. H., Zhang, Y. W., Baker, J. S., Hagerman, A., and B. A. McCarl (2015). Implications of Climate Change on Regional Livestock Production in the United States. Paper presented at the 29th ICAE (International Conference of Agricultural Economists), Milan, Italy.
  4. Kleinwechter, U., Levesque, A., Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Zhang, Y. W., Fricko, O., and M. Obersteiner (2015). Global Food Efficiency of Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. Paper presented at the 29th ICAE (International Conference of Agricultural Economists), Milan, Italy.
  5. Zhang, Y. W., Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Gusti, M., Kleinwechter, U., and M. Obersteiner (2014). Simulating Global Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use under Biofuel and Carbon Policy Scenarios: Insights from GLOBIOM. Presented at Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) 30.2 Global Bio-Energy/Land Use Workshop, College Park, MD.
  6. Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Zhang, Y. W., Kleinwechter, U., Fricko, O., Riahi, K., and M. Obersteiner (2014). Regional Development versus Global Mitigation: Insights from GLOBIOM. Presented at the IAMC (Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium) 7th Annual Meeting, College Park, MD.
  7. Zhang, Y. W., R. H. Beach, and Y. Cai (2013). Modeling Climate Change Impacts on China’s Crop Sector. Presented at 2013 CAER-IFPRI Annual International Conference, Wuhan, China.
  8. Zhang, Y. W., R. H. Beach, and Y. Cai (2013). China’s Agriculture under Urbanization: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis. Poster presented at 2013 AAEA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  9. Zhang, Y. W., A. Hagerman, and B. A. McCarl (2011). How Climate Factors Influenced the Spatial Allocation of and Returns to Texas Cattle Breeds. Presented at 2011 AAEA & NAREA Joint Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  10. Zhang, Y., R. A. Aisabokhae, and B. A. McCarl (2010). Energy Sorghum as A Biofuel Feedstock: Effects on GHG Offsets and Sector Performance. Poster presented at 2010 AAEA, CAES & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.