Fangliang He

Professor & Canada Research Chair (Conservation Biology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

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Professor & Canada Research Chair (Conservation Biology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
fhe@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7575
Address
322A South Academic Building
11328 - 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J7

Overview

About

Job/Research Area: Biodiversity and Landscape Modeling


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests: Community ecology, species diversity and conservation, ecological methodologies and modeling, and spatial statistics.

Courses

REN R 469 - Biodiversity Analysis

Introduction to the theory and application of biodiversity with an emphasis on quantitative analysis of biodiversity data. The course covers the concepts of biodiversity (genetic, species and ecosystem), dynamics of species populations, diversity measurements, estimation of species richness, diversity patterns (species-abundance, species-area, distribution-abundance, local-regional, beta diversity, richness-productivity, etc.), mechanisms of biodiversity maintenance, and methods and models for biodiversity conservation. Laboratory session involves using statistical software R for analyzing various real diversity data. Prerequisite: REN R 364.

Winter Term 2021
REN R 586 - Analyzing Relationships in Data

Focuses on analyzing complex biological or environmental data for the purpose of prediction and scientific hypothesis testing. Covers multiple regression for a continuous response, logistic regression for a binary response, and log-linear models for count data, non-linear regression and generalized additive models for non-linear relationships, path analysis using structural equation modeling. Prerequisite: knowledge equivalent to REN R 581 and REN R 582 is required.

Winter Term 2021

Publications

Estimating light environment in forests with a new thresholding method for hemispherical photography
Author(s): Zhao, K.-N. and He, F
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forestry Research

Region effects influence local tree species diversity
Author(s): Ricklefs, R.E. and He, F
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

An inconvenient truth about the long-term forest change in western Canada: competition, not climate, is the primary driving force; Reply to Price et al
Author(s): He, F., Huang, S.M. and Zhang, J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/He.Huang.Zhang_PNAS2015.pdf
Half-century evidence from western Canada shows forest dynamics is primarily driven by competition followed by climate
Author(s): Zhang, J., Huang, S.M. and He, F
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 112:
Page Numbers: 4009-4014
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/Zhang.PNAS2015.pdf
The effect of soil-borne pathogens depends on the abundance of host tree species
Author(s): Liu Y., Fang S.Q., Chesson P. and He F
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Nature Communications
External Link: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151203/ncomms10017/full/ncomms10017.html
A simple method for estimating species abundance from occurrence maps
Author(s): Yin, D.-Y. and He, F
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 336-343

Consensus RDA across dissimilarity coefficients for canonical ordination of community composition data
Author(s): Blanchet, F.G., Legendre, P., Bergeron, J.A.C. and He, F
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Ecological Monographs
Volume: 84
Page Numbers: 491-511
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/Blanchet.EcolMonogr2014.pdf
Estimating spatial variation in Alberta forest biomass from a combination of forest inventory and remote sensing data
Author(s): Zhang, J., Huang, S., Hogg, E.H., Lieffers, V., Qin, Y. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Biogeosciences
Volume: 11
Page Numbers: 2793-2808

Dissimilarity measurements and the size structure of ecological communities
Author(s): Cáceres, M.D., Legendre, P. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 4
Page Numbers: 1167–1177

Estimating extinction from species-area relationships: Why the numbers do not add up
Author(s): He, F. and Hubbell, S.P.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Ecology
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 1905-1912
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/He_Hubbell.Ecology2013.pdf
.Landscape effects of disturbance, habitat heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation on a ground beetle (Carabidae) assemblage in mature boreal forest
Author(s): Guillaume, F.B., Bergeron, J.C.A., Spence, J.R. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Ecography
Volume: 36
Page Numbers: 636-647

Near-complete extinction of native small mammal fauna 25 years after forest fragmentation
Author(s): Gibson, L., Lynam, A.J., Bradshaw, C.J.A., He, F., Bickford, D., Woodruff, D.S., Bumrungsri, S. and Laurance, W.F.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Science
Volume: 341
Page Numbers: 1508-1510

Area based assessment of extinction risk
Author(s): He, F
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Ecology
Volume: 93:
Page Numbers: 974-980
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/He_Ecology2012.pdf
Coexistence of nearly neutral species
Author(s): He, F., Zhang, D.Y. and Lin, K.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Plant Ecology
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 72-81

Demographic trade-offs determine species abundance and diversity
Author(s): Zhang, D.Y., Zhang, B.Y., Lin, K., Jiang, X.H., Tao, Y., Hubbell, S.P., He, F. and Ostling, A.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Plant Ecology
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 82-88

Regional boreal biodiversity peaks at intermediate human disturbance
Author(s): Mayor, S.J., Cahill, J.C., He, F., Sólymos, P. and Boutin, S
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Nature Communications
Volume: 3
Page Numbers: 1142
External Link: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~fhe/He-publications/Mayor.NatureCommun2012.pdf
The case for ecological neutral theory
Author(s): Rosindell, J., Hubbell, S.P., He, F., Harmon, L.J. and Etienne, R.S.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 27
Page Numbers: 203-208

The multitude of biodiversity: methods, theories and applications (Editorial)
Author(s): Yu, S.X., Zhang, D.Y. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Plant Ecology
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 1-2

Estimating abundance from presence-absence maps
Author(s): Hwang, W.H. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 2
Page Numbers: 550-559

Background selection and population differentiation
Author(s): Hu, X.-S. and He, F.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Journal of Theoretical Biology
Volume: 235
Page Numbers: 207-219

Density dependence explains tree species abundance and diversity in tropical forests
Author(s): Volkov, I., Banavar, J.R., He, F., Hubbell, S.P. and Maritan, A
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Nature
Volume: 438
Page Numbers: 658-661

Deriving a neutral model of species abundance from fundamental mechanisms of population dynamics
Author(s): He, F
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Functional Ecology
Volume: 19
Page Numbers: 187-193

Hubbell's fundamental biodiversity parameter and the Simpson diversity index
Author(s): He, F. and Hu, X.-S.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Ecology Letters
Volume: 8
Page Numbers: 386-390

Percolation theory for the distribution and abundance of species: a reply
Author(s): He, F. and Hubbell, S.P.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 95
Issue: article 189804

The local-regional relationship: immigration, extinction, and scale
Author(s): He, F., Gaston, K.J., Connor, E.F. and Srivastava, D
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Ecology
Volume: 86
Page Numbers: 360-365

Species-area relationships always overestimate extinction rates from habitat loss
Author(s): He, F. and Hubbell, S.P.
Publication: Nature
Volume: 473
Page Numbers: 368-371