Xun Shi

Professor of Geography

My specialty is in geographic information systems (GIS), quantitative spatial analysis and modeling, and the geocomputational approach. I have explored the applications of GI technologies in various domains, particularly in health studies, digital soil mapping, urban and regional planning, public participation, and renewable energy studies.

Curriculum Vitae
603-646-0884
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Department:
Geography
Education:
B.S. Peking University
M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences
M.Phil. University of Hong Kong
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Selected Publications

Shi, X., Ayotte, J.D., Onda, A., Miller, S., Rees, J., Gilbert-Diamond, D., Onega, T., Gui, J., Karagas, M., and Moeschler, J., Geospatial association between adverse birth outcomes and arsenic in groundwater in New Hampshire, USA, Environmental geochemistry and health, in press; DOI: 10.1007/s10653-014-9651-2, available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10653-014-9651-2#page-1.

Shi, X., Miller, S.D., Mwenda, K.M., Onda, A., Rees, J.R., Onega, T.L., Gui, J., Karagas, M.R., Demidenko, E., and  Moeschler, J.B., 2013, Mapping Disease at an Approximated Individual Level Using Aggregate Data: A Case Study of Mapping New Hampshire Birth Defects, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10: 4161-4174. DOI:10.3390/ijerph10094161.

Shi, X., Alford-Teaster, J., Onega, T., and Wang, D., 2012, Spatial Access and Local Demand for Major Cancer Care Facilities in the U.S. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(5): 1125-1134.

Shi, X., Girod, L, Long, R., Dekett, R., Philippe, J., and Burke, T., 2012, A Comparison of LiDAR-based DEMs and USGS DEMs in Terrain Analysis for Digital Soil Mapping. Geoderma, 170: 217-226.

Shi, X., 2010, Selection of Bandwidth Type and Adjustment Side in Kernel Density Estimation over Inhomogeneous Backgrounds, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 24(5): 643–660.

Shi, X., Long, R., Dekett, R., and McKay, J., 2009, Integrating Different Types of Knowledge for Digital Soil Mapping, Soil Science Society of America Journal. 73:1682–1692.

Shi, X., 2009, A GeoComputational Process for Characterizing the Spatial Pattern of Lung Cancer Incidence in New Hampshire, Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99(3): 521-533.

Shi, X., Elmore, A.J., Li, X., Gorence, N.J., Jin, H., Zhang, X., and Wang, F., 2008, Using Spatial Information Technologies to Select Sites for Biomass Power Plants: A Case Study in Guangdong, China, Biomass and Bioenergy, 32: 35-43.

Shi, X., Duell, E., Demidenko, E., Onega, T., Wilson, B., and Hoftiezer, D., 2007, A Polygon-based Locally Weighted Average Method for Smoothing Disease Rates of Small Units, Epidemiology, 18(5): 523-528.

Shi, X., 2007, Evaluating the Uncertainty Caused by P.O.Box Addresses in Environmental Health Studies: A restricted Monte Carlo Approach, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 21(3): 325-340.

Shi, X., Zhu, A-X., Burt, J., Choi, W., Wang, R-X., Pei, T., and Li, B-L., 2007, An Experiment with Circular Neighborhood in the Calculation of Slope Gradient from DEM, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(2): 143-154.

Shi, X., Zhu, A-X., Burt, J., Qi, F., and Simonson, D., 2004, A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Fuzzy Soil Mapping. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68: 885-894.

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Works in Progress

2016, National Institutes of Health, A prospective study of critical environmental exposures in formative early life that impact lifelong health in rural US children: the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (1UG3OD023275-01). 42 million for 7 years. PI: Margaret Karagas; Xun Shi is a co-Investigator.

2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Research of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Risk Factors and Burden of Disease to Support the National ALS Registry Effort, Contract Number 200-2014-59046, $714,630 for two years, PIs: Walter Bradley and Elijah Stommel; Xun Shi is a co-Investigator.

2013, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth (P01 ES022832, RD 83544201), 2.76 million for 5 years, PI: Margaret Karagas. Xun Shi is a co-Investigator.

2013, Porter Faculty Research Grant at Dartmouth, Maintaining Environmental Flows and Sustainable Water Use Strategies in a Rapidly Developing Watershed: Tarim Basin, China, $50,000 for two years. PI: Xun Shi.