Wanwan uses geospatial analytics to understand spread dynamics of non-native species and quantify the spatial distribution of targeted natural resources. She is developing spatially explicit models to estimate the spread of non-native species and designing a workflow to map targeted vegetation classes at regional or larger spatial scales. Her research interests include developing geospatial models and combining image processing and remote sensing for mapping natural resources.
- Assessing Niche Shifts and Conservatism by Comparing the Native and Post-Invasion Niches of Major Forest Invasive Species (2020)
- Estimating Invasion Dynamics with Geopolitical Unit-Level Records: The Optimal Method Depends on Irregularity and Stochasticity of Spread (2020)
- Mapping Vegetation at Species Level with High-Resolution Multispectral and Lidar Data Over a Large Spatial Area: A Case Study with Kudzu (2020)