Texas Tech University

Dr. Xiaopeng Song

Assistant Professor

Email: xiaopeng.song@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834 - 1145

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 217 Holden Hall

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Dr. Xiaopeng Song


2015 Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA 
2008 B.S. in Geographic Information System, Peking University, Beijing, China 
2008 B.S. in Economics (double major), Peking University, Beijing, China


  • Satellite monitoring of land cover and land use change
  • Causes and consequences of land change
  • Remote Sensing


Recent Publications

Zalles, V., Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P.V., Stehman, S.V., Tyukavina, A., Pickens, A., Song, X.-P., Adusei, B., Okpa, C., Aguilar, R., John, N. & Chavez, S. (2019). Near doubling of Brazil's intensive row crop area since 2000. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,116(2), 428-435

Song, X.-P., Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., Potapov, P.V., Tyukavina, A., Vermote, E.F. & Townshend, J.R. (2018). Global land change from 1982 to 2016. Nature, 560, 639–643

Song, X.-P., Potapov, P.V., Krylov, A., King, L., Di Bella, C.M., Hudson, A., Khan, A., Adusei, B., Stehman, S.V., & Hansen, M.C. (2017). National-scale soybean mapping and area estimation in the United States using medium resolution satellite imagery and field survey. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 383-395

Song, X.-P., Sexton, J.O., Huang, C., Channan, S., & Townshend, J.R. (2016). Characterizing the magnitude, timing and duration of urban growth from time series of Landsat-based estimates of impervious cover. Remote Sensing of Environment, 175, 1-13

Sexton, J.O., Noojipady, P., Song, X.-P., Feng, M., Song, D.-X., Kim, D.-H., Anand, A., Huang, C., Channan, S., Pimm, S.L., & Townshend, J.R. (2016). Conservation policy and the measurement of forests. Nature Climate Change, 6, 192-196

Sexton, J.O., Song, X.-P., Feng, M., Noojipady, P., Anand, A., Huang, C., Kim, D.-H., Collins, K.M., Channan, S., DiMiceli, C., & Townshend, J.R. (2013). Global, 30-m resolution continuous fields of tree cover: Landsat-based rescaling of MODIS vegetation continuous fields with lidar-based estimates of error. International Journal of Digital Earth, 6, 427-448