Profile Image

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

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.

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.

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: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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.

Sign In