Jian Peng

Title:Associate Professor with Tenure

Department: Department of Physical Geography and Natural Resources

Tel: 010-62750926


Self Introduction


Research Interests:

Urbanization ecological effects

Ecosystem services trade-offs


Ecological security patterns


Education and experience

2003.9 - 2007.7, Ph D in Physical Geography, Peking University, China

1999.9 - 2002.7, MS in Physical Geography, Peking University, China

1995.9 - 1999.7, BS in Resource Environment Division and Management, Beijing Normal University, China

Work experience

2020.2 - present Associate Professor with Tenure, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

2011.8 - 2020.1 Associate Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

2009.11 - 2011.7 Assisstant Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

2007.7 - 2009.10 PostDoctor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

Fund Project

Social-economic-environmental trade-offs in managing the Land-River-Interface(NSFC-UKRI Joint Project, #41911530080,2019-2020, PI)

Correlations between urban heat island effect and landscape patterns: Response to urbanization and thresholds identification. (NSFC General Project, # 41671182, 2017-2020, PI)

Formation of ecosystem service and optimization of land use in the Karst Earth Critical Zone. (NSFC-RCUK CZO Joint Project, # 41571130044, 2016-2019, Participant)

Multifunctional Landscapes. (NSFC Gifted Young Scholar Project, #41322004, 2014-2016, PI)

Ecological security pattern in urban landscapes based on minimum requirments for ecological lands. (NSFC General Project, # 41271195, 2013-2016, PI)

Coupling mechanism between ecosystem services and regional social welfare. (NSFC Major Project, # 41130534, 2012-2016,Participant)


Undergraduate Courses

World Physical Geography

Principles of Natural Resources

Graduate Courses

Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

Progress in Physical Geography


Selected publications


1.         Jian Peng*, Yaxin Hu, Jianquan Dong, Qianyuan Liu, Yanxu Liu. Quantifying spatial morphology and connectivity of urban heat islands in a megacity: A radius approach. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 714, 136792,

2.         Jian Peng*, Haoxi Lin, Yunqian Chen, Thomas Blaschke, Lingwei Luo, Zihan Xu, Yi’na Hu, Mingyue Zhao, Jiansheng Wu. Spatiotemporal evolution of urban agglomerations in China during 2000-2012: A nighttime light approach. Landscape Ecology, 2020, 35: 421-434.

3.         Jian Peng*, Yi’na Hu, Jianquan Dong, Qi Mao, Yanxu Liu, Yueyue Du, Jiansheng Wu, Yanglin Wang. Linking spatial differentiation with sustainability management: Academic contributions and research directions of physical geography in China. Progress in Physical Geography, 2020, 44, 14-30.

4.         Jianquan Dong, Jian Peng*, Yanxu Liu, Sijing Qiu, Yinan Han. Integrating spatial continuous wavelet transform and kernel density estimation to identify ecological corridors in megacities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2020, 199, 103815.

5.         Peng Jian*, Zhao Shiquan, Dong Jianquan, Liu Yanxu, Meersmans Jeroen, Li Huilei, Wu Jiansheng. Applying ant colony algorithm to identify ecological security patterns in megacities. Environmental Modelling & Software, 2019, 117: 214-222

6.         Peng Jian*, Wang An, Luo Lingwei, Liu Yanxu, Li Huilei, Hu Yi’na, Meersmans Jeroen, Wu Jiansheng. Spatial identification of conservation priority areas for urban ecological land: An approach based on water ecosystem services. Land Degradation & Development, 2019, 30: 683-694

7.         Peng Jian*, Yang Yang, Liu Yanxu, Hu Yi’na, Du Yueyue, Meersmans Jeroen, Qiu Sijing. Linking ecosystem services and circuit theory to identify ecological security patterns. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 644: 781-790

8.         Peng Jian*, Jia Jinglei, Liu Yanxu, Li Huilei, Wu Jiansheng. Seasonal contrast of the dominant factors for spatial distribution of land surface temperature in urban areas. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2018, 215: 255-267

9.         Peng Jian, Ma Jing, Liu Qianyuan, Liu Yanxu, Hu Yi’na, Li Yingru, Yue Yuemin*. Spatial-temporal change of land surface temperature across 285 cities in China: An urban-rural contrast perspective. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 635: 487-497

10.     Peng Jian*, Hu Yi’na, Liu Yanxu, Ma Jing, Zhao Shiquan. A new approach for urban-rural fringe identification: Integrating impervious surface area and spatial continuous wavelet transform. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2018, 175: 72-79

11.     Luo Fanghan, Liu Yanxu, Peng Jian*, Wu Jiansheng. Assessing urban landscape ecological risk through an adaptive cycle framework. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2018, 180: 125-134

12.     Liu Yanxu, Peng Jian*, Wang Yanglin. Efficiency of landscape metrics characterizing urban land surface temperature. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2018, 180: 36-53

13.     Liu Yanxu, Peng Jian*, Wang Yanglin. Application of partial least squares regression in detecting the important landscape indicators determining urban land surface temperature variation. Landscape Ecology, 2018, 33: 1133-1145

14.     Liu Qinghua, Liu Yanxu, Peng Jian*, Zhang Tian, Li Yingru, Hu Yi’na. Linking GRNN and neighborhood selection algorithm to assess land suitability in low-slope hilly areas. Ecological Indicators, 2018, 93: 581-590

15.     Hu Yi’na, Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Tian Lu. Integrating ecosystem services trade-offs with paddy land-to-dry land decisions: A scenario approach in Erhai Lake Basin, southwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 625: 849-860

16.     Peng Jian*, Tian Lu, Liu Yanxu, Zhao Mingyue, Hu Yi’na, Wu Jiansheng. Ecosystem services response to urbanization in metropolitan areas: Thresholds identification. Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 607-608: 706-714

17.     Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Liu Zhicong, Yang Yang. Mapping spatial non-stationarity of human-natural factors associated with agricultural landscape multifuncationality in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2017, 246: 221-233

18.     Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Li Tianyi, Wu Jiansheng. Regional ecosystem health response to rural land use change: A case study in Lijiang City, China. Ecological Indicators, 2017, 72: 399-410

19.     Li Huilei, Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Hu Yi’na. Urbanization impact on landscape patterns in Beijing City, China: A spatial heterogeneity perspective. Ecological Indicators, 2017, 82: 50-60

20.     Zhang Liqing, Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Wu Jiansheng. Coupling ecosystem services supply and human ecological demand to identify landscape ecological security pattern: A case study in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. Urban Ecosystems, 2017, 20: 701-714

21.     Wang Jitao, Peng Jian*, Zhao Mingyue, Liu Yanxu, Chen Yunqian. Significant trade-off for the impact of Grain-for-Green Programme on ecosystem services in North-western Yunnan, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 574: 57-64

22.     Peng Jian*, Chen Xin, Liu Yanxu, Lü Huiling, Hu Xiaoxu. Spatial identification of multifunctional landscapes and associated influencing factors in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. Applied Geography, 2016, 74: 170-181

23.     Peng Jian*, Zhao Shiquan, Liu Yanxu, Tian Lu. Identifying the urban-rural fringe using wavelet transform and kernel density estimation: A case study in Beijing City, China. Environmental Modelling & Software, 2016, 83: 286-302

24.     Peng Jian*, Shen Hong, Wu Wenhuan, Liu Yanxu, Wang Yanglin. Net primary productivity (NPP) dynamics and associated urbanization driving forces in metropolitan areas: A case study in Beijing City, China. Landscape Ecology, 2016, 31: 1077-1092

25.     Peng Jian*, Chen Sha, Lü Huiling, Liu Yanxu, Wu Jiansheng. Spatiotemporal patterns of remotely sensed PM2.5 concentration in China from 1999 to 2011. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2016, 174: 109-121

26.     Peng Jian*, Xie Pan, Liu Yanxu, Ma Jing. Urban thermal environment dynamics and associated landscape pattern factors: A case study in the Beijing metropolitan region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2016, 173: 145-155

27.     Peng Jian*, Ma Jing, Du Yueyue, Zhang Liqing, Hu Xiaoxu. Ecological suitability evaluation for mountainous area development based on conceptual model of landscape structure, function, and dynamics. Ecological Indicators, 2016, 61: 500-511

28.     Peng Jian*, Du Yueyue, Liu Yanxu, Hu Xiaoxu. How to assess urban development potential in mountain areas? An approach of ecological carrying capacity in the view of coupled human and natural systems. Ecological Indicators, 2016, 60: 1017-1030

29.     Liu Yanxu, Peng Jian*, Zhang Tian, Zhao Mingyue. Assessing landscape eco-risk associated with hilly construction land exploitation in the southwest of China: Trade-off and adaptation. Ecological Indicators, 2016, 62: 289-297

30.     Peng Jian*, Liu Zhicong, Liu Yanxu, Hu Xiaoxu, Wang An. Multifunctionality assessment of urban agriculture in Beijing City, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2015, 537: 343-351

31.     Peng Jian*, Liu Yanxu, Wu Jiansheng, Lv Huiling, Hu Xiaoxu. Linking ecosystem services and landscape patterns to assess urban ecosystem health: A case study in Shenzhen City, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2015, 143: 56-68

32.     Peng Jian*, Du Yueyue, Ma Jing, Liu Zhongwei, Liu Yanxu, Wei Hai. Sustainability evaluation of natural capital utilization based on 3DEF model: A case study in Beijing City, China. Ecological Indicators, 2015, 58: 254-266

33.     Peng Jian*, Ma Jing, Yuan Yuan, Wei Hai, Pang Wenting. Integrated urban land-use zoning and associated spatial development: Case study in Shenzhen, China. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2015, 141, 05014025

34.     Ma Lin, Wu Jiansheng, Li Weifeng, Peng Jian*, Liu Hao. Evaluating saturation correction methods for DMSP/OLS nighttime light data: A case study from China’s Cities. Remote Sensing, 2014, 6: 9853-9872

35.     Peng Jian, Liu Yinghui*, Shen Hong, Han Yinan, Pan Yajing. Vegetation coverage change and associated driving forces in mountain areas of Northwestern Yunnan, China using RS and GIS. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2012, 184: 4787-4798

36.     Peng Jian, Liu Zhenhuan, Liu Yinghui*, Wu Jiansheng, Han Yinan. Trend analysis of vegetation dynamics in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau using Hurst Exponent. Ecological Indicators, 2012, 14: 28-39

37.     Peng Jian, Wang Yanglin*, Zhang Yuan, Wu Jiansheng, Li Weifeng, Li You. Evaluating the effectiveness of landscape metrics in quantifying spatial patterns. Ecological Indicators, 2010, 10: 217-223

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