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Wei Wu

Dr. Wei Wu



Wei Wu is a broadly trained systems ecologist. She primarily takes an interdisciplinary and systematic approach to model real and complex ecosystems at multiple spatio-temporal scales. Her research interests have centered on ecological resilience through understanding species’ and diverse ecosystems’ response to environmental change. She is dedicated to facilitate effective resource management practices to increase coupled human-natural systems’ resilience to climate change.

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  • PHD - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2005)
  • MS - Syracuse University (2004)

COA 615 Geographic Modeling
COA 616 Geostatistics
COA 620 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics In Ecology
COA 790/790 Introduction to GIS in Marine Science

  • Community composition and antibiotic resistance of bacteria in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus--Potential impact of 2010 BP Oil Spill, Science of The Total Environment, 2020
  • Mathematical modeling for ecosystem-based management (EBM) and ecosystem goods and services (EGS) assessment, Ecosystem Based Management and Ecosystem Services: Theory, Tools, and Practice, 2020
  • Sea-level rise thresholds for stability of salt marshes in a riverine versus a marine dominated estuary, Science of the Total Environment, 2020
  • Accounting for spatial patterns in deriving sea-level rise thresholds for salt marsh stability: More than just total areas?, ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 2019, 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.008
  • Model selection in Bayesian framework to identify the best WorldView-2 based vegetation index in predicting green biomass of salt marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico, GIScience \& Remote Sensing, 2018
  • Thresholds of sea-level rise rate and sea-level rise acceleration rate in a vulnerable coastal wetland, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2017, 10.1002/ece3.3550
  • Litter Decomposition of Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus: Implications of Climate Change in Salt Marshes, JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 2017, 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-15-00199.1
  • Neutral models as a way to evaluate the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM), Ecological Modelling, 2015
  • Modeling photosynthesis of Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using Bayesian inference, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 2012, 10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045302
  • Impact of climate change on three-dimensional dynamic critical load functions, Environmental science \& technology, 2010
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Chinese (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Full Professional)

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Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 111




Areas of Expertise

Systems Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Hydrology, Biogeochemical Cycles, Modeling, Bayesian Statistics