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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

(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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