Weihong Fan

Professor of Environmental Studies

Phone: 609.652.4995
Email: Weihong.Fan@stockton.edu
Office: A&S-220
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Weihong Fan is a professor of Environmental Science at Stockton University. She earned a Ph.D. in ecology from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colorado. With 25+ years of experience with GIS technology, she has been doing research on the topics of broad scale nitrogen and carbon cycling, climate change, ecological modeling, tree special diversity, and landscape ecology. Being a PI or Co-PI, she successfully secured three external grants in the past decade from NASA, USDA, and the NSF. Several of her research works were published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals of the field. Most importantly, she has been a proud professor and mentor to her students majoring in Environmental Science for decades.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Ecology, Colorado State University   
M.S. Physical Geography, Beijing Normal
   University
, Beijing, China
B.S. Physical Geography, Northeast Normal
   University, Changchun,
China

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Geographic information systems, remote sensing, landscape ecology, and watershed management

COURSES TAUGHT

Geography of China (GNM2232)
Physical Geography and Lab (ENVL2100/2105)
Geographic Information Systems (ENVL3302)
Advanced Geographic Information Systems (ENVL3303)
Geodatabase Design (ENVL3307)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Geographic information systems, remote sensing, watershed management, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, biodiversity, and global climate change.

PUBLICATIONS

Xiaodong Wang, Huiqing Liu, Weihong Fan, Jiawei Xu, Zhengfan, Wu, and Weihua Dong. 2015. Climate change in Northeast China between 1894 and 2008. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1578-8, pages 1 - 9.

Xiaoqiang Li, Xiuqin Yin, Zhenhai Wang and Weihong Fan. 2015. Litter mass loss and nutrient release influenced by soil fauna of Betula ermanii forest floor of the Changbai Mountains, China. Applied Soil Ecology, Vol 95: pages 15-22.

Xiaoqiang Li, Xiuqin Yin, Zhenhai Wang and Weihong Fan. 2014. Interaction of decomposing litter and soil fauna of Betula ermanii forest floor of the Changbai Mountains, China. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 44: pages 1507 - 1514.

Fan, Weihong, Raymond Mueller, Weili Qiu, and Michael Hozik. 2012. Apple farm management practices in the Northeastern US and Northern China. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9 (Issue 3): pages 164 - 174.

Fan, Weihong and Colleen Carroll. 2012. Regional trend of climatic change in the USA. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9 (Issue 1), pp 38-44.

Fan, Weihong, Raymond Mueller, Weili Qiu, and Michael Hozik, 2011. Production, pesticide usage, and labor costs of apple farms in the Northeastern US and North China – A comparative study. In: Allam Ahmed and Michael Busler (edited) World Sustainable Development Outlook 2011, pages 311 – 326

Fan, Weihong and Colleen Carroll, 2011. Temperature and precipitation trends in the U.S. from 1931-2000. . In: Allam Ahmed and Michael Busler (edited) World Sustainable Development Outlook 2011, pages 283 – 294.

Fan, Weihong and Richard H. Waring. 2009. Actual Evapotranspiration (AET) and Tree Species Richness in the Eastern U.S.A. In: McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. 2008 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium; Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Nightingale, J. M., Weihong Fan, N. C. Coops, and R. H. Waring. 2008. Predicting tree diversity across the U.S.A. as a function of modeled gross primary production. Ecological Applications 18:93-103.

Waring, H. Richard, N. Coops, Weihong Fan, and J. Nightingale. 2006. MODIS enhanced vegetation index predicts tree species richness across forested ecoregions in the contiguous U.S.A. Remote Sensing of Environment 103:218-226.

Swenson, Jennifer, Richard, Waring, Weihong Fan, and Nicholas Coops, 2005. Predicting Site Index with a Physiologically-based Growth Model across Oregon, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35:1697-1707.

Ehman, Jeffrey L., Weihong Fan, J.C. Randolph, Jane Southworth, and Nicole Turrill Welch. 2002. An Integrated GIS and Modeling Approach to Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on Forests of the Southern Great Lakes Region. Forest Ecology and Management, 155:237-255.

Fan, Weihong, J. C. Randolph, and Jeffrey Ehman. 1998. Estimation of Nitrogen Mineralization in Forest Ecosystems in the Midwestern Great Lakes Region using GIS. Ecological Application, 8(3):734-747

Fan, Weihong. 1993. Regional Analysis of Plant Species and Environmental Variables in Eastern Colorado. Ph.D. dissertation. Colorado State University, pp. 182.

Zhao, Ji, and Weihong Fan. 1988. A research on the problems of irrational utilization and degradation of land in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Journal of Beijing Normal University (Beijing Shifandaxue Xuebao, a peer reviewed national journal in Chinese with abstracts in English), 1988 (supplemental issue):77-84

Fan, Weihong, and Zhao Ji. 1987. Remote sensing analysis on desertification in Hulun Beier grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment, China (a peer reviewed national journal in Chinese with abstracts in English), 2:11-19

Fan, Weihong, Ji Zhao, and Chimei Liao. 1987. An analysis of remotely sensed image on land cover types and land use status in Chifeng area. Application Research of Remote Sensing on Grassland Resources Survey in Inner Mongolia, Guodong Zhang et al. (edited), page 312-317. The University of Inner Mongolia Publishing, Huhehot, China

Zhao, Ji, Chimei Liao, and Weihong Fan. 1987. Application of Landsat images to the analysis of land types and land degradation. Application Research of Remote Sensing on Grassland Resources Survey in Inner Mongolia, Guodong Zhang et al. (edited), page 235-244. The University of Inner Mongolia Publishing, Huhehot, China

Zhou, Qiming, Weihong Fan and Ji Zhao. 1986. The geographical analysis of remotely sensed images on deterioration of grassland in Hailar region. The Journal of Beijing Normal University (Beijing Shifandaxue Xuebao, a peer reviewed national journal in Chinese with abstracts in English), 1986:81-86

Zhao, Ji, Weihong Fan, and Chimei Liao. 1986. The studies of degradation of land and resources management in Chifeng and Zelinu League, Inner Mongolia. The Journal of Beijing Normal University (Beijing Shifandaxue Xuebao, a peer reviewed national journal in Chinese with abstracts in English), 1986 (supplemental issue):33-38.