GIS Lab: University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources
GIS Lab: University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources

Dr. Wenjuan (Wen J.) Wang


Wenjuan Wang

Contact Information:

Wenjuan Wang
School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
203 ABNR Building, Columbia, MO 65211
Columbia, MO 65211
wangwenj@missouri.edu

Experience:

07/2015 - present, Research Associate, University of Missouri-Columbia

08/2012 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS Northeast Climate Science Center

08/2012 - 06/2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia

01/2009 - 07/2012, Research Assistant, University of Missouri-Columbia

07/2006 - 12/2008, Research Assistant, Chinese Academy of Sciences

USGS Northeast Climate Science Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Education:

Ph.D. 2012 School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

M.S. 2008 Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

B.S. 2006 Shandong Normal University, China

Graduate Geographic Information Systems Certificate, University of Missouri-Columbia

Research Interests:

My primary research focuses on the roles of biological processes (e.g., demography, competition), disturbance (e.g., harvest, fire, insect, and disease), climate change, and land use change on the forest carbon dynamics and tree species distribution using process-based ecosystem and landscape models (LANDIS PRO, LINKAGES), GIS, remote sensing, and geospatial statistics.

Subject Areas:

Forest ecology, landscape ecology, global change ecology, ecosystem modeling, GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics.

Publications:

Xiao, J., Liang, Y., He, H.S., Thompson III, J.R., Wang, W.J., Fraser, J.S., and Wu, Z. 2016. The formulations of site-scale processes affect landscape-scale forest change predictions: a comparison between LANDIS PRO and LANDIS-II forest landscape models. Landsc. Ecol. Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0442-2. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S., and Dijak, W.D. 2016. Changes in forest biomass and tree species distribution under climate change in the northeastern United States. Landsc. Ecol. Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0429-z. Download PDF.

Iverson, L.R., Thompson III, F.R., Matthews, S., Peters, M., Prasad, A., Dijak, W.D., Fraser, J., Wang, W.J., Hanberry, B., He, H., Janowiak, M., Butler, P., Brandt, L., and Swanston, C. 2016. Multi-model comparison on the effects of climate change on tree species in the eastern U.S.: results from an enhanced niche model and process-based ecosystem and landscape models. Landsc. Ecol. Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0404-8. Download PDF.

Spetich, M.A., Fan, Z., He, H.S., Wang, W.J., Crosby, M.K., and Shifley, S.R. 2016. Oak Decline Across the Ozark Highlands - from regeneration to landscape and regional scale processes. In: Proceedings of the 18th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 641. P.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S., and Dijak, W.D. 2015. Landscape- and regional-scale shifts in forest composition under climate change in the Central Hardwood Region of the United States. Landsc. Ecol. Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0294-1. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S., Hanberry, B.B., and Dijak, W.D. 2015. The importance of succession, harvest, and climate change in determining future forest composition changes of the U.S. Central Hardwood Forests. Ecosphere 6(12): art277. doi: 10.1890/ES15-00238.1. Download PDF.

Liang, Y., He, H.S., Wang, W.J., Fraser, J.S., Wu, Z., and Xu, J. 2015. The site-scale processes affect species distribution predictions of forest landscape models. Ecol. Modell. 300: 89-101. Elsevier B.V. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.01.007. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H. S., Fraser, J. S., Thompson III, F. R., Shifley, S. R., and Spetich, M. A. 2014. LANDIS PRO: a landscape model that predicts forest composition and structure changes at regional scales. Ecography 37(3): 225-229. Doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00495.x. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Spetich, M.A., Shifley, S.R., Thompson III, F.R., Dijak, W.D., and Wang, Q. 2014. A framework for evaluating forest landscape model predictions using empirical data and knowledge. Environ. Model. Softw. 62: 230-239. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.003. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., and He, H.S. 2014. A. Srinivasan, F. H. Ling and H. Mori (eds): Climate smart development in Asia: transition to low carbon and climate resilient economies. Landscape Ecology 29: 559-561. doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-9999-9. Download PDF.

Luo, X., He, H.S., Liang, Y., Wang, W.J., Wu, Z., and Fraser, J.S. 2014. Spatial simulation of the effect of fire and harvest on aboveground tree biomass in boreal forests of Northeast China. Landscape Ecology. 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-0051-x. Download PDF.

Brandt, L. et al. 2014. Central Hardwoods Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework Project. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-124. Climate Change Response Framework. Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H. S., Spetich, M.A., Shifley, S.R., Thompson III, F.R., Larsen, D.R., Fraser, J.S., and Yang, J. 2013. A large-scale forest landscape model incorporating multi-scale processes and utilizing forest inventory data. Ecosphere 4(9):106. doi:10.1890/ES13-00040.1 Download PDF.

Wang, W.J., He, H. S., Spetich, M.A., Shifley, S.R., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S. 2013. Modeling the Effects of Harvest Alternatives on Mitigating Oak Decline in a Central Hardwood Forest Landscape. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66713. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066713 Download PDF.

Fraser, J.S., He, H.S., Shifley, S.R., Wang, W.J., and Thompson III, F.R. 2013. Simulating stand-level harvest prescriptions across landscapes: LANDIS PRO harvest module design. Can. J. For. Res. 43: 972-978. NRC Research Press. doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2013-0190. Download PDF.

Wang, X.L., Wang, W.J., Chang, Y., Feng, Y.T., Chen, H.W., Hu, Y.M., and Chi, J.G. 2013. Fire severity of burnt area in Huzhong forest region of Great Xing'an Mountains, Northeast China based on normalized burn ratio analysis. Chinese Journal of Ecology 24(4), 967-974.

Liu, Z.H., Chang, Y., He, H.S., Hu, Y.M., and Wang, W.J. 2009. Effects of different forest fuel treatments on potential forest fire regimes in Great Xing'an Mountains. Chinese Journal of Ecology 28(8), 1462-1469.

Wang, W.J., Chang, Y., and Liu, Z.H., 2009. Coarse woody debris loading capacity and its environmental gradient in Huzhong forest area of Great Xing'an Mountains. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 20(4), 773-778.

Wang, W.J., Chang, Y., and Liu, Z.H., 2009. Characteristics of coarse woody debris in Huzhong area of Great Xing'an Mountains. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 20 (8), 1805-1810.

Wang, W.J., Chang, Y., and Liu, Z.H., 2009. Ground Surface Dead Fuel Moisture Content in Huzhong Forest Area of Great Xing'an Mountains and ItS Environmental Gradient Analysis. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 28(2), 209-215.

Presentations:

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Spetich, M.A., and Shifley, S.R. Validation of forest landscape model using forest inventory analysis data in Boston Mountains, Arkansas. Oral presentation at The 26th Annual Symposium of US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. Portland, OR. April 3-7, 2011.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Shifley, S.R., Spetich, M.A., and Thompson III, F.R. A framework for validation of forest landscape models using forest inventory data. Oral presentation at The 27th Annual Symposium of US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. Newport, RI. April 8-12, 2012.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., and Schneiderman, J.E. LANDIS PRO, a large-scale forest landscape model design, validation, and application in climate change predictions. Oral presentation at The Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework expert panel meeting. St. Louis, MO. June 26-28, 2012.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Spetich, M.A., Shifley, S.R., Thompson III, F.R., and Fraser, J.S. Evaluating effects of forest harvesting on mitigating oak decline on a Central Hardwood Forest landscape. Oral presentation at The 98th Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of American. Minneapolis, MN. August 4-9, 2013.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., and Fraser, J.S. Changes in tree species abundance, forest composition and structure in response to climate change and disturbance in U.S. Central Hardwood Forests Region. Oral presentation at The 99th Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of American. Sacramento, CA. August 10-15, 2014.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S. Hanberry, B.B. and Dijak W.D. Forecasting forest change in response to climate change in U.S. Central Hardwood Forests Region. U.S. Department of the Interior, Northeast Climate Science Center Fellow Retreat, October 8-10, 2014.

Wang, W.J., He H.S., Thompson III F.R., and Fraser, J.S. Tree species distributions and assemblages under global change: insights from landscape model predictions in temperate deciduous forests. Oral presentation at 2015 Joint Sino- US Workshop on Forest, Soil, and Landscape Modeling. ChangChun, China, June 21-27, 2015.

Wang, W.J., He H.S., Thompson III F.R., and Fraser, J.S. Population dynamics can be more important than climate change for determining future tree species distribution change in a temperate deciduous forest. Oral presentation at The 9th International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress. Portland, OR. July 6-10, 2015.

Wang, W.J., He, H.S., Thompson III, F.R., Fraser, J.S. and Dijak W.D. Forest biomass and species distributions under climate change in the northeastern United States: accounting for effects of succession and harvest. Oral presentation at The 2016 US-International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting. Asheville, NC. April 3-7, 2016.