Dr. Ming Ye

Ph.D., University of Arizona


Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS)

Office: 303 Carraway Building

Department of Scientific Computing (SC)

Office: 489 Dirac Science Library

Phone: (850) 644-4587
Fax: (850) 644-0098
Email: mye@fsu.edu\



Zhang, Q., M. Ye, H. Lei, and Q. Jin (2017), Asymptotic behavior of a class of resources competition biology species system by the fractional Brownian motion, ANZIAM Jounral, 58, 3-4, 491-499, DOI: 10.1017/S1446181117000098.
Song, X., M. Ye, and K. Wang (2017), Strain localization in a solid-water-air system with random heterogeneity via stabilized mixed finite elements, Internal Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/nme.5590.
Pacheco-Castro, R. (student), J. Pacheco-Avila, M. Ye, A. Cabrera Sansoers, (2017), Groundwater quality: analysis of its temporal and spatial variability in a karst aquifer, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12546.
Xu, T. (student), A. J. Valocchi, M. Ye, and F. Liang (2017), Quantifying model structural error: Efficient Bayesian calibration of a regional groundwater flow model using surrogates and a data-driven error model, Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019831.
Dai, H.(student), X. Chen, M. Ye, X. Song, and J. M. Zachara (2017), A geostatistics-informed hierarchical sensitivity analysis method for complex groundwater flow and transport modeling, Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019756.
Xu, T. (student), A. J. Valocchi, M. Ye, F. Liang, and Y.-F. Lin (2017), Bayesian calibration of groundwater models with input data uncertainty, Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019512.
Dai, H. (student), M. Ye, A.P. Walker, and X. Chen (2017), A new process sensitivity index to identify important system processes under process model and parametric uncertainty, Water Resources Research, 53, DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019715.
Song, X., K. Wang, and M. Ye (2017), Localized failure in unsaturated soils under non-isothermal conditions, Acta Geotechnica, DOI 10.1007/s11440-017-0534-4.
Zhu, Y., L. Shi, M. Ye, and J. Yang (2017), Development and application of a fully integrated model for saturated-saturated nitrogen reactive transport, Agricultural Water Management, 180, 35-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.10.017.
Ye, M., H. Sun, and K. Hallas (2017), Numerical Estimation of Nitrogen Load from Septic Systems to Surface Water Bodies in St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin, Florida, Environmental Earth Sciences, 76(1), 1-14, doi:10.1007/s12665-016-6358-y.


Cao, B., Q. Zhang, and M. Ye (2016), Exponential stability of impulsive stochastic genetic regulatory networks with time-varying delays and reaction-diffusion, Advances in Difference Equations, 307, DOI:10.1186/s13662-016-1033-x.
Zhang, H., F. Zhang, M. Ye, T. Che, and G. Zhang (2016), Estimating daily air temperatures over the Tibetan Plateau by dynamically integrating MODIS LST data, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121, 11,425-11,441, doi:10.1002/2016JD025154.
Zhu, Y., L. Shi, J. Wu, M. Ye, L. Cui, and J. Yang (2016), Regional quasi-three-dimensional unsaturated-saturated water flow model based on a vertical-horizontal splitting concept, Water, 8(5), 195, doi:10.3390/w8050195.
Ye, M., L. Wang, K.F. Pohlmann, and J.B. Chapman (2016), Estimate groundwater interbasin flow using multiple models and multiple types of calibration data, Ground Water, 54(6), 805-817, doi:10.1111/gwat.12422.
McLaughlin, B. (student), J. Peterson, M. Ye (2016), Stabilized reduced order models for the advection-diffusion-reaction equation using operator splitting, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 71(11), 2407-2420, 10.1016/j.camwa.2016.01.032.
Fatehnia, M. (student), K. Tawfiq, M. Ye (2016), Estimation of saturated hydraulic conductivity from double-ring infiltrometer measurements, European Journal of Soil Science, 67, 135 - 147, doi:10.1111/ejss.12322.
Liu, P. (post-doc), A.S. Elshall (post-doc), M. Ye, P. Beerli, X. Zeng, D. Lu, and Y. Tao (2016), Evaluate marginal likelihood with thermodynamic integration method and comparison with several other numerical methods, Water Resources Research, 52, doi:10.1002/2014WR016718.
Zeng, X. (post-doc), M. Ye, J. Burkardt, J. Wu, and D. Wang (2015), Evaluating two sparse grid surrogates and two adaptation criteria for groundwater Bayesian uncertainty analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 535, 120-134, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.01.058.
Zhu, Y. (post-doc), M. Ye, E. Roeder, R.W. Hicks, L. Shi, and J. Yang (2015), Estimating ammonium and nitrate Load from septic systems to surface water bodies within ArcGIS environments, Journal of Hydrology, 532, 177-192, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.017.
Hill, M.C., D. Kavetski, M. Clark, M. Ye, M. Arabi, D. Lu, L. Foglia, and S. Mehl (2016), Practical use of computationally frugal model analysis methods, Ground Water, 54(2), 159-170, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12330.


Lu, D. (post-doc), M. Ye, and G.P. Curtis (2015), Maximum Likelihood Bayesian Model Averaging and its Predictive Analysis for Groundwater Reactive Transport Models, Journal of Hydrology, 529, 1859 - 1873, DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.029.
Dai, H. (student) and M. Ye (2015), Variance-Based Global Sensitivity Analysis for Multiple Scenarios and Models with Implementation Using Sparse Grid Collocation, Journal of Hydrology, 528, 286-300, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.06034.
Dai, H. (student), M. Ye, and A.W. Niedoroda (2015), A new model for simulating barrier island geomorphologic responses to future storm and sea-level rise impacts, Journal of Coastal Research, DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00094.1.
Song, X., J. Zhang, C. Zhan, Y. Xuan, M. Ye, C. Xu (2015), Global sensitivity analysis in hydrological modeling: Review of concepts, methods, theoretical framework, and applications, Journal of Hydrology, 523(4), 739-757, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.02.013.
Elshall, A.S. (post-doc), H.V. Pham, F.T.C. Tsai, L. Yan, and M. Ye (2015), Parallel inverse modeling and uncertainty quantification for computationally demanding groundwater flow models using covariance matrix adaptation, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001126, 04014087.
Zhang, F., H. Zhang, S.C. Hagen, M. Ye, D. Wang, D. Gui, C. Zeng, L. Tian, and J. Liu, Snow cover and runoff modelling in a high mountain catchment with scarce data: effects of temperature and precipitation parameters, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10125.


Zhang, X., G.-Y. Niu, A. S. Elshall, M. Ye, G. A. Barron-Gafford, and M. Pavao-Zuckerman (2014), Assessing five evolving microbial enzymemodels against fieldmeasurements froma semiarid savannah - What are the mechanisms of soil respiration pulses? Geophysical Research Letter, 41(18), 6428-6434, doi:10.1002/2014GL061399.
Ye, M., J.F. Rios, and L. Shi (2014), A new ArcGIS-based software of uncertainty analysis for nitrate load estimation, Groundwater, 52(5), 649-650, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12228.
Lu, D. (student), M. Ye, M.C. Hill, E.P. Poeter, and G.P. Curtis (2014), A computer program for uncertainty analysis integrating regression and Bayesian methods, Environmental Modeling & Software, 60, 45-56, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.06002.
Shi, X. (post-doc), M. Ye, G. P. Curtis, G. L. Miller, P. D. Meyer, M. Kohler, S. Yabusaki, and J. Wu (2014), Assessment of parametric uncertainty for groundwater reactive transport modeling, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR013755.
Song, X. (student), L. Shi, M. Ye, J. Yang, and I.M. Navon, Numerical comparison of iterative ensemble Kalman filter for unsaturated flow inverse modeling, Vadose Zone Journal, 13(2), NIL_2-NIL_13, doi:10.2136/vzj2013.05.0083.


Zhang, G. (student), D. Lu (student), M. Ye, M. Gunzburger, and C. Webster (2013), An adaptive sparse-grid high-order stochastic collocation method for Bayesian inference in groundwater reactive transport modeling, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20467.
Lu, D. (student), M. Ye, P. D. Meyer, G. P. Curtis, X. Shi, X.-F. Niu, and S. B. Yabusaki (2013), Effects of error covariance structure on estimation of model averaging weights and predictive performance, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20441.
Wang, L. (post-doc), M. Ye, P.Z. Lee, and R.W. Hicks (2013), Support of sustainable management of nitrogen contamination due to septic systems using numerical modeling methods, Environment Systems and Decisions, 33, 237-250, doi:10.1007/s10669-013-9445-6.
Wang, L. (post-doc), M. Ye, J.F. Rios, R. Fernandes, P.Z. Lee, and R.W. Hicks (2013), Estimation of nitrate load from septic systems to surface water bodies using an ArcGIS-based software, Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(4), 1911-1926, doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2283-5.
Zha, Y. (student), L. Shi, M. Ye, and J. Yang (2013), A general Ross method for two- and three-dimensional variably saturated flow, Advances in Water Resources, 54,67-77, doi:10.1016/j.advwaters.2013.01.002.
Deng, H. (student), Z. Dai, A.V. Wolfsberg, M. Ye, P.H. Stauffer, Z. Lu, and E. Kwickls (2013), Upscaling Retardation Factor in Hierarchical Porous Media with Multimodal Reactive Mineral Facies, Chemosphere, 91(3),248-257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.10.105.
Rios, J.F. (student), M. Ye, L. Wang, P.Z. Lee, H. Davis, and R.W. Hicks (2013), ArcNLET: A GIS-based software to simulate groundwater nitrate load from septic systems to surface water bodies, Computers and Geosciences, 52, 108-116, 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.10.003.


Shi, X. (post-doc), M. Ye, S. Finsterle, and J. Wu (2012), Comparing nonlinear regression and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for assessment of predictive uncertainty in vadose zone modeling, Vadose Zone Journal, 11(4), doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0147.
Zhu, Y. (student), L. Shi, L. Lin, J. Yang, M. Ye (2012), A Fully Coupled Numerical Modeling for Regional Unsaturated-Saturated Water Flow, Journal of Hydrology, 475, 188-203, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.048.
Lu, D. (student), M. Ye, and M.C. Hill (2012), Analysis of Regression Confidence Intervals and Bayesian Credible Intervals for Uncertainty Quantification, Water Resources Research, 48, W09521, doi:10.1029/2011WR011289.
Gupta, H.V., M.P. Clark, J.A. Vrugt, G. Abramowitz, and M. Ye (2012), Towards a comprehensive assessment of model structural adequacy, Water Resources Research, 48, W08301, doi:10.1029/2011WR011044.
Lu, D. (student), M. Ye, S.P. Neuman, and L. Xue (2012), Multimodel Bayesian analysis of data-worth applied to unsaturated fractured tuffs, Advances in Water Resources, 35, 69-82, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.10.007.
Neuman, S.P., L. Xue, M. Ye, and D. Lu (2012), Bayesian analysis of data-worth considering model and parameter uncertainties,Advances in Water Resources, 36, 75-85, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.02.007.
Dai, Z., A. Wolfsberg, P. Reimus, H. Deng, E. Kwicklis, M. Ding, D. Ware, and M. Ye (2012), Identification of sorption processes and parameters for radionuclide transport in fractured rock, Journal of Hydrology, 414, January, 220-230, doi/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.035.


Gautam, M.R., J. Zhu, and M. Ye (2011), Regularized artificial neural network training for biased soil hydraulic parameters, Soil Science, 176(11), 567-575, doi: 10.1097/SS.0b013e3182316c93.
Lu, D. (student), M. Ye, and S.P. Neuman (2011), Dependence of Bayesian model selection criteria and Fisher information matrix on sample size, Mathematical Geosciences, 43(8), 971-993, DOI 10.1007/s11004-011-9359-0.
Rios, J.F. (student), M. Ye, and L. Wang (2011), uWATER-PA: Ubiquitous WebGIS Analysis Toolkit for Extensive Resources - Pumping Assessment, Ground Water, 49(6), 776-780, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00872.x.
Pan, F., J. Zhu, M.Ye, Y.A. Pachepsky, and Y.-S. Wu (2011), Sensitivity analysis of unsaturated flow and contaminant transport with correlated parameters, Journal of Hydrology, 397, 238-249, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.11.045.


Ye, M., P.D. Meyer, Y.-F. Lin, and S.P. Neuman (2010), Quantification of model uncertainty in environmental modeling, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., doi:10.1007/s00477-010-0377-0.
Deng, H.L. (student), Z. Dai, A. Wolfsberg, Z. Lu, M. Ye, P. Reimus (2010), Upscaling of reactive mass transport in fractured rocks with multimodal reactive mineral facies, Water Resour. Res., W06501, doi:10.1029/2009WR008363.
Reeves, D.M., K.F. Pohlmann, G.M. Pohll, M. Ye, J.B. Chapman (2010), Incorporation of conceptual and parametric uncertainty into radionuclide flux estimates from a fractured granite rock mass, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., doi:10.1007/s00477-010-0385-0.
Ye, M., D. Lu, S.P. Neuman, and P.D. Meyer (2010), Comment on "Inverse groundwater modeling for hydraulic conductivity estimation using Bayesian model averaging and variance window" by Frank T.-C. Tsai and Xiaobao Li, Water Resour. Res., 46, W02801, doi:10.1029/2009WR008501.
Ye, M., K.F. Pohlmann, J.B. Chapman, G.M. Pohll, and D.M. Reeves (2010), A model-averaging method for assessing groundwater conceptual model uncertainty, Ground Water, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00633.x.
Ye, M. (2010), MMA: A computer code for multimodel analysis, Ground Water, 48(1), 9-12,doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00647.x.
Wu, Y.-S., M. Ye, and E.A. Sudicky (2010), Fracture-flow-enhanced matrix diffusion in solute transport through fractured porous media, Transport in Porous Media, 81, 21-34, doi:10.1007/s11242-009-9383-4.


Ye, M., C.A. Cooper, J.B. Chapman, D. Gillespie, and Y. Zhang (2009), A geologically based Markov chain model for simulating tritum transport with uncertain conditions in a nuclear-stimulated natural gas reservoir, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 12(6), 974-984. SPE-114920-PA. doi: 10.2118/114920-PA.
Deng, H. (student), M. Ye, M. G. Schaap, and R. Khaleel (2009), Quantification of uncertainty in pedotransfer function-based parameter estimation for unsaturated flow modeling, Water Resour. Res. ,45, W04409, doi:10.1029/2008WR007477.
Pan, F. (student), M. Ye, J. Zhu, Y.S. Wu, B. Hu, Z. Yu (2009), Effect of Water Retention Parameters on Predictive Uncertainty of Unsaturated Flow and Contaminant Transport, Vadose Zone Journal, 8, 158-166, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0092.
Pan, F. (student), M. Ye, J. Zhu, Y.S. Wu, B. Hu, Z. Yu (2009), Incorporating layer- and local-scale heterogeneities in numerical simulation of unsaturated flow and tracer transport, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology ,103 (3-4), 194-205, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.10.012.
Huang, C. (student), B. Hu, X. Li, M. Ye (2009), Using data assimilation method to calibrate a heterogeneous conductivity field and improve solute transport prediction with an unknown contaminant source, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Analysis, 23(8), 1155-1167, DOI 10.1007/s00477-008-0289-4.


Ye, M., and R. Khaleel (2008), A Markov chain model for characterizing medium heterogeneity and sediment layering structure, Water Resources Research, 44, W09427, doi:10.1029/2008WR006924.
Ye, M., K.F. Pohlmann, and J.B. Chapman (2008), Expert elicitation of recharge model probabilities for the Death Valley regional flow system, Journal of Hydrology, 354, 102-115, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.03.001.
Ye, M., P.D. Meyer, and S.P. Neuman (2008), On model selection criteria in multimodel analysis, Water Resources Research, 44, W03428, doi:10.1029/2008WR006803.


Ye, M., R. Khaleel, M.G. Schaap, and J. Zhu (2007), Simulation of field injection experiments in heterogeneous unsaturated media using cokriging and artificial neural network, Water Resources Research, 43, W07413, doi:10.1029/2006WR005030.
Ye, M., F. Pan, Y.S. Wu, B. Hu, C. Shirley, Z. Yu (2007), Assessment of radionuclide transport uncertainty in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Advances in Water Resources, 30, 118-134.


Ye, M., S.P. Neuman, P.D. Meyer, K.F. Pohlmann (2005), Sensitivity analysis and assessment of prior model probabilities in MLBMA with application to unsaturated fractured tuff, Water Resources Research, 41, W12429, doi:10.1029/2005WR004260.
Yeh, T.-C. J., M. Ye, R. Khaleel (2005), Estimation of effective unsaturated hydraulic conductivity tensor using spatial moments of observed moisture plume, Water Resources Research, 41, W03014, doi:10.1029/2004WR003736.
Ye, M., R. Khaleel, T.-C. J. Yeh (2005), Stochastic analysis of moisture plume dynamics of a field injection experiment, Water Resources Research, 41, W03013, doi:10.1029/2004WR003735.


Ye, M., S.P. Neuman, P.D. Meyer (2004), Maximum likelihood Bayesian averaging of spatial variability models in unsaturated fractured tuff, Water Resources Research, 40, W05113, doi:10.1029/2003WR002557.
Ye, M., S. P. Neuman, A. Guadagnini, D. M. Tartakovsky (2004), Nonlocal and localized analyses of conditional mean transient flow in bounded, randomly heterogeneous porous media, Water Resources Research, 40, W05104, doi:10.1029/2003WR002099.