Natural resources and environmental economics. Conducts research in non-market evaluation of natural resources, environmental policy analysis, integrated watershed management, environmental risk analysis and integration of biophysical simulation, economic modeling and geographic information systems for resource management.
Recent research focuses on the close land-water connections and evaluates the technical, social, economic and institutional factors that affect protection and preservation of hydrologically sensitive areas in landscapes and their policy implications for watershed management, stormwater management and smart growth in environmentally fragile rural-urban interfaces.
Qiu, Zeyuan. September 2003. A VSA-based Strategy for Placing Conservation Buffers in Agricultural Watersheds. Environmental Management Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 299-311.
Qiu, Zeyuan. September 2002. Information Systems for Integrated Watershed Management. Annals of Arid Zone Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 1-16.
Wang, Dechun, Tony Prato, Zeyuan Qiu, Newell R. Kitchen, and Ken A. Sudduth. March 2002. Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Variable Rate Nitrogen and Lime Application in Claypan Soils. Precision Agriculture: An International Journal on Advances in Precision Agriculture Vol. 4, No, pp. 35-52.
Qiu, Zeyuan, Tony Prato, Larry Godsey and Verel Benson. October 2002. Integrated Assessment of Uses of Woody Draws in Agricultural Landscapes. The Journal of American Water Resources Association Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 1255-1269.
Qiu, Zeyuan, Tony Prato and Francis McCamley. May 2001. Evaluating environmental risks using safety-first constraints. The American Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 402-413.
Qiu, Zeyuan and Tony Prato. April 2001. Physical Determinants of Economic Value of Riparian Buffers in an Agricultural Watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 295-303.
Qiu, Zeyuan and Tony Prato. April 1999. Accounting for Spatial Characteristics of Watershed in Evaluating Water Pollution Abatement Policies. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 161-175.
Qiu, Zeyuan, Tony Prato and Michael Kaylen. October 1998. Watershed-scale Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs Incorporating Risks: A Target MOTAD Approach. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 231-240.
Qiu, Zeyuan and Tony Prato. August 1998. Economic Evaluation of Riparian Buffers in an Agricultural Watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 877-890.