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Jingjing Liang

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
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West Lafayette, IN 47907


Research Group: Quantitative Ecology

Jingjing Liang is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University. He is a co-director of the Lab of Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) and GFBI Hub-Purdue. His research interest is connecting machine learning and big data in studying fundamental questions in biodiversity and ecosystem processes, ecological and socioeconomic impacts of biological conservation, and forest resource modeling and assessment. During his career, he has taught a wide spectrum of forestry and quantitative courses including dendrology, forest ecology, big data analysis in forest science, and forest management. He is also actively engaged in the international research community by serving as Coordinator and Co-Founder of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initative (GFBI). 

Awards & Honors

(2013) International Scholars Recognition Award. West Virginia University.

(2009) Technology Advisory Board Award. University of Alaska Fairbanks.

(2008) Early Career Scientist Support Award. International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

Selected Publications

Steidinger, B., Crowther, T., Liang, J., Van Nuland, M., Werner, G., Reich, P., . . . Others (2019). (Co-first author) Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature, 569(7756), 404.

Liang, J. (2012). Mapping large-scale forest dynamics: a geospatial approach. Landscape ecology, 27(8), 1091--1108.

Liang, J., & Picard, N. (2013). Matrix model of forest dynamics: An overview and outlook. Forest Science, 59(3), 359--378.

Liang, J., Calkin, D. E., Gebert, K. M., Venn, T. J., & Silverstein, R. P. (2008). Factors influencing large wildland fire suppression expenditures. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17(5), 650--659.

Luo, W., Liang, J., Cazzolla Gatti, R., Zhao, X., & Zhang, C. (2019). Parameterization of biodiversity–productivity relationship and its scale dependency using georeferenced tree‐level data. Journal of Ecology.

Liang, J., & De Miguel, S. (2018). Did you know? The Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative. Silva Mediterranea Issue 28 - January 2018. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2018(28), 2.

Liang, J., Buongiorno, J., & Monserud, R. A. (2005). Growth and yield of all-aged Douglas-fir western hemlock forest stands: a matrix model with stand diversity effects. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35(10), 2368--2381.

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