Xiao Feng joined the Institute of the Environment as a postdoctoral research associate with the Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS) initiative after receiving his PhD in integrative biology from Oklahoma State University. Xiao is interested in the predictable patterns of species’ geographic distribution, and his research aims to make informative predictions of biogeographic patterns under climate change, and thus better inform invasive species management and conservation efforts. He is also interested in the methodology that improves the accuracy of existing ecological niche model algorithms, as well as developing new modeling framework that integrates external information (e.g. physiology) into ecological niche modeling. Another aspect of his research involves developing tools and software for studying biodiversity, which are usually based on R and HPC.
PhD, Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University, 2017
Natural Environment and Biodiversity