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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

(2019) W.S. Cooper Award. Ecological Society of America.

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

(2018) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2011) Master Teacher Award. University of Kentucky.

Selected Publications

Jo, I., Fei, S., Oswalt, C. M., Domke, G. M., & Phillips, R. P. (2019). Shifts in dominant tree mycorrhizal associations in response to anthropogenic impacts. Science Advances, 5(4), eaav6358. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav6358

Guo, Q., Fei, S., Potter, K. M., Liebhold, A. M., & Wen, J. (2019). Tree diversity regulates forest pest invasion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201821039. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821039116

McCallen, E., Knott, J., Nunez-Mir, G., Taylor, B., Jo, I., & Fei, S. (2019). Trends in ecology: shifts in ecological research themes over the past four decades. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17(2), 109--116. doi:10.1002/fee.1993

Mushinski, R. M., Phillips, R. P., Payne, Z. C., Abney, R. B., Jo, I., Fei, S., . . . Raff, J. D. (2019). Microbial mechanisms and ecosystem flux estimation for aerobic NOy emissions from deciduous forest soils. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(6), 2138--2145. doi:10.1073/pnas.1814632116

Fei, S., Jo, I., Guo, Q., Wardle, D. A., Fang, J., Chen, A., . . . Brockerhoff, E. G. (2018). Impacts of climate on the biodiversity-productivity relationship in natural forests. Nature Communications, 9(1), 5436. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07880-w

Jo, I., Potter, K. M., Domke, G. M., & Fei, S. (2018). Dominant forest tree mycorrhizal type mediates understory plant invasions. Ecology letters, 21, 217-224. doi:10.1111/ele.12884

Shao, G., Shao, G., Gallion, J., Saunders, M. R., Frankenberger, J. R., & Fei, S. (2018). Improving Lidar-based aboveground biomass estimation of temperate hardwood forests with varying site productivity. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204, 872--882. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.011

Fei, S., Desprez, J. M., Potter, K. M., Jo, I., Knott, J. A., & Oswalt, C. M. (2017). Divergence of species responses to climate change. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 3(5). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1603055

Hamil, K. D., Iannone, Basil V., III, Huang, W. K., Fei, S., & Zhang, H. (2016). Cross-scale contradictions in ecological relationships. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 7-18. doi:10.1007/s10980-015-0288-z

Fei, S., Phillips, J., & Shouse, M. (2014). Biogeomorphic impacts of invasive species. Annual reviews of ecology, evolution, and systematics, 45, 69-87. doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091928

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