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Songlin Fei

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Associate Professor of Measurements & Quantitative Anaylsis
PFEN Room 221E
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061

My research focuses on the application of geospatial methods to address current ecological and environmental challenges. The major research areas are: (1) invasive exotic species prevention and mitigation, (2) natural resource resilience and sustainability, and (3) geospatial tool development and application. Current and recent research topics include:
  - Understanding invasion mechanism and ecosystem impact
  - Modeling invasive distribution and dispersal
  - Mapping invasive distribution with remote sensing (Spectral and LiDAR)
  - Quantifying the temporal dynamics of forest ecosystem in the eastern U.S.
  - Understanding the feedback of forest composition change on ecosystem services
  - Understanding the mechanisms and capacity of forest trees in response to climate change
       Species distribution modeling

Awards & Honors

(2018) University Faculty Scholar.

(2018) Top 100 Science Stories of 2017. Discover Magazine.

(2011) Master Teacher Award.

Selected Publications

Iannone, B. V., Potter, K. M., Guo, Q., Liebhold, A. M., Pijanowski, B. C., Oswalt, C. M., & Fei, S. (2016). Biological invasion hotspots: a trait-based perspective reveals new sub-continental patterns. Ecography.

Hamil, K. D., Iannone, III, B. V., Huang, W. K., Fei, S., & Zhang, H. (2016). Cross-scale contradictions in ecological relationships. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 7–18.

Iannone, III, B. V., Potter, K. M., Hamil, K. D., Huang, W., Zhang, H., Guo, Q., . . . Fei, S. (2016). Evidence of biotic resistance to invasions in forests of the Eastern USA. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 85–99.

Fei, S., Guo, Q., & Potter, K. (2016). Macrosystems ecology: novel methods and new understanding of multi-scale patterns and processes. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 1–6.

Fei, S., & Yu, F. (2016). Quality of presence data determines species distribution model performance: a novel index to evaluate data quality. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 31–42.

Oswalt, C. M., Fei, S., Guo, Q., Iannone, III, B. V., Oswalt, S. N., Pijanowski, B. C., . . . Others (2015). A subcontinental view of forest plant invasions. Neobiota, 24, 49–54.

Iannone, B. V., Oswalt, C. M., Liebhold, A. M., Guo, Q., Potter, K. M., Nunez-Mir, G. C., . . . Fei, S. (2015). Region-specific patterns and drivers of macroscale forest plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions, 21(10), 1181–1192.

Liang, L., Clark, J., Kong, N., Rieske, L., & Fei, S. (2014). Application of Spatial Risk Analysis in Invasive Insect Management. Forest Ecology and Management, 315, 22-29.

Fei, S., Phillips, J., & Shouse, M. (2014). Biogeomorphic impacts of invasive species. Annual reviews of ecology, evolution, and systematics, 45, 69-87.

Liang, L., & Fei, S. (2014). Incorporating Uncertainties in Invasive Species Risk Assessment under a Changing Climate. Climatic Change, 122, 735-746.

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