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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 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

(2010) Research Activity Award. awarded by College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky.

(2010) Best GIS Desktop App for the 2010 Kentucky GIS App Contest. 2010 Kentucky GIS conference, Frankfort, KY.

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

Selected Publications

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.

Carlton, J., Angel, J., Fei, S., & Prokopy, L. (2014). State service forestersäó» attitudes toward using climate and weather information when advising forest landowners. Journal of Forestry, 112, 14-Sep.

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.

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., & Fei, S. (in press). Incorporating Uncertainties in Invasive Species Risk Assessment under a Changing Climate. Climatic Change.