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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Dr. Xia "Vivian" Zhou
Research Associate

Department of Agricultural and Resorce Economics

307-A Morgan Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4511
Phone: (865) 974-2023
Fax: (865) 974-4829
xzhou11@utk.edu

 

Areas of Professional Interest


  • Natural Resource Economics, production economics, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model, and farm management

Education


  • Ph.D., the University of Tennessee, 2011
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 2007
  • B.S., Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, 2000

Current Research Topics


  • Switchgrass production, harvest, storage, and logistics
  • Adoption of precision agriculture technologies
  • Evaluation of improved management practices for cotton
  • Development of web-based decision tools

Refereed articles

Zhou, X., C.N. Boyer, J.A. Larson, B.G. Leib, and C.O. Gwathmey. Profit maximizing irrigation rates and timing for short-season cotton production. Agronomy Journal 108:1-10.

Zhou, X. 2016. Analyzing factors attracting elderly in-migrants in Tennessee. Journal of Economics and Development Studies 4(1): 65-70.

Zhou, X., R.K. Roberts, J.A. Larson, D.M. Lambert, B.C. English, A.K. Mishra, L.L. Falconer, R.J. Hogan, J.L. Johnson, and J.M. Reeves. 2016. Differences in Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Management Practices over Time and Regions. Weed Technology 30 (1): 1-12.

Zhou, X., C.D. Clark, D. Lambert, B.C. English, J.A. Larson, and C.N. Boyer. 2015. Biomass supply and nutrient runoff abatement under alternative biofuel feedstock production subsidies. Agricultural System 139: 250-259.

Zhou, X., J.A. Larson, D.M. Lambert, R.K. Roberts, B.C. English, K.J. Bryant, A.K. Mishra, L.L. Falconer, R.J. Hogan, J.L. Johnson, and J.M. Reeves. 2015. Farmer experience with weed resistance to herbicides in cotton production. The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics (AgBioForum) 18(1):114-125.

Zhou, X., C.D. Clark, S. Surendran Nair, S.A. Hawkins, and D.M. Lambert. 2015. Environmental and economic analysis of using SWAT to simulate the effects of switchgrass production on water quality in an impaired watershed. Agricultural Water Management 160:1-13.  

Zhou, X., C.D. Clark, D. Lambert, and B.C. English. 2015. Optimal fertilizer application and crop choice between a perennial bioenergy feedstock and an annual crop. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 4(1): 1-13.

Zhou, X. 2015. Using almost ideal demand system to analyze demand for shrimp in US food market. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics 3 (3): 31-46.

Zhou, X., C.N. Boyer, J.A. Larson, and B. Leib. 2014. Breakeven cost of irrigating bermudagrass, fescue, and orchardgrass hay production in Tennessee. Agronomy Journal 106 (6):1-8.

Zhou, X. Analyzing factors attracting elderly in-migrants in Tennessee. Journal of Economics and Development Studies (Accepted). 

Zhou, X. and T.R. Hanson. Economic optimization of super-intensive bio-secure recirculating shrimp production systems. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (In Review).

Lambert, D.M., J.A. Larson, R.K. Roberts, B.C. English, X. Zhou. Resistance is futile: Estimating the costs of managing herbicide resistance as a first order Markov Process and the Case of US Upland Cotton Producers. Agricultural Economics (In Review).

Boyer, C.N., J.A. Larson, R.K. Roberts, A.T. McClure, D.D. Tyler, and X. Zhou. 2013. Stochastic corn yield response functions to nitrogen for corn after corn, corn after cotton, and corn after soybeans. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45(4): 669-681.

Research series

Zhou, X, B.C. English, C.N. Boyer, R.K. Roberts, J.A. Larson, D.M. Lambert, M. Velandia, L.L. Falconer, S.W. Martin, S.L. Larkin, K.P. Paudel, A.K. Mishra, R.M. Rejesus, C. Wang, E. Segarra, and J.M. Reeves. 2015. Precision farming by cotton producers in fourteen Southern states: results from the 2013 Southern cotton precision farming survey. Department of Agricultural and Research Economics at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.