BS Agronomy (Forestry), 1987, Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong, China
MS Forest Ecology, 1989, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
PhD Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, 1999, University of Idaho
MS Statistics, 2003, University of Idaho
Expertise: Fan is an expert in the areas of forest ecology, spatial and invasion ecology, geospatial modeling of forest health and climate change, and natural resource biometrics.
Teaching Responsibilities: Natural Resources Biometrics, Geographical Information System (GIS), Spatial Statistics for Natural Resources, Ecological Modeling, Forest Measurement
Research Interests: (1) multivariate statistical analyses and computer simulation (intensive methods) of long-term landscape change and sustainable multiple-resource (e.g., timber production, wildlife habitat, water quality) management under natural (fire, wind) disturbances and alternative management scenarios; (2) multilevel/hierarchical, ecological modeling to quantify the spatial-temporal patterns and dynamics of natural ecosystems including population dynamics, community structure, inter- and intra- specific competition and biodiversity; (3) generalized mixed models for experimental and survey data analysis (e.g., mortality/survival and growth models); and (4) application of spatial statistics and GIS/RS/GPS in regional resource inventory, monitoring and conservation.