Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content


Forestry and Natural Resources > profile
Profile Image

Songlin Fei

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assistant 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 program has two primary directions. The first arm of my research program focuses on mapping and modeling of invasive exotic species (IES). Research topics of my IES projects include: (1) mapping IES distributions with medium resolution satellite imagery, high resolution aerial photography, and historical herbarium data; (2) modeling the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on IES invasion; and (3) examining IES dispersal patterns for management prioritization. The other arm of my research program focuses on large-scale ecosystem dynamics in forests in the eastern United States. Research topics of my forest ecosystem dynamic projects include: (1) forest species composition shift and their impact on biomass and carbon sequestration and (2) adaptation of tree species to climate change.

Awards & Honors

(2011) Master Teacher Award. Gamma Sigma Delta Kentucky Chapter.

Selected Publications

Fei, S., Liang, L., Peillet, F., Steiner, K. C., Fang, J., Shen, Z., . . . Hebard, F. (2012). Modelling chestnut biogeography for American chestnut restoration. Diversity and Distributions, 18, 754-768.

Clark, J., Liang, L., Fei, S., & Rieske, L. (2012). Mapping eastern hemlock: Comparing classification techniques to evaluate susceptibility of a fragmented and valued resource to an exotic invader, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Forest Ecology and Management, 266, 216-222.

Fei, S., Kong, N., Steiner, K. C., Moser, W. K., & Steiner, E. B. (2011). Change in Oak Abundance in the Eastern United States from 1980 to 2008. Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 1370-1377.

Fei, S., Cox, J., & Whittle, A. (2011). A Perfect Storm May Threaten Florida Panther Recovery. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9, 317-318.

Clark, J., Fei, S., Liang, L., & Rieske, L. (2011). Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008. Forest Ecology and Management, 262(8), 1370-1377.

Liang, L., Schwartz, M., & Fei, S. (2011). Validating Satellite Phenology through Intensive Ground Observation and Landscape Scaling in a Mixed Seasonal Forest. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 143-157.

Liang, L., Fei, S., Ripy, J., Blandford, B., & Grossardt, T. (2013). Spatial Modeling of the Potential Niche of an Endangered Aquatic Species: Blackside Dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) in Southeastern Kentucky. River Research and Applications, 29, 1207-1214.

Shen, Z., Fei, S., & Fang, J. (2013). Geographical Patterns of Community-based Tree Species Richness in Chinese Mountain Forests: The Effects of Contemporary Climate versus Regional History. Ecography, 35, 1134-1146.

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

Shouse, M., Liang, L., & Fei, S. (2013). Classification of Understory Invasive Exotic Plants in an Urban Forest.. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 21, 525-534.