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Qinfeng Guo

Research Ecologist
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-549-4043
qguo@fs.fed.us

Current Research

Biological invasions (Patterns, processes, and mechanisms of biotic invasions at the population and community levels);
Community Ecology/Biogeography;
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

Past Research

Experimental research on plant-animal interactions; succession in California chaparral; simulation of linear forest dynamics in the Great Plains, floristic biogeography of China/Asia; biodiversity-ecosystem functioning; restoration ecology

Why This Research is Important

Researchers and managers need to understand the patterns, processes, and underlying mechanisms of species invasions

Education

Ph.D. in Biology (Ecology), 1994
University of New Mexico
M.S. in Botany (Systematics), 1986
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Research Highlights

New Database Will Help Identify Potentially Invasive Plants in the United States (2014)
SRS-2014-163 In order to examine parameters of plant invasion success in the United States, scientists with the Forest Service's Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center are developing a database that compiles several key life history and genetic traits for more than 4,000 currently known introduced plant species. These data will allow for continental scale analyses of biological traits that influence species invasiveness and distribution in order to identify potentially invasive species, enable the prediction and prevention of future invasions, and support the development of management plans.
U.S. Invasive Plants Identified in Comprehensive Database (2010)
SRS-2010-018 Scientists in SRS' Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center are developing a database of the more than 4,000 plants introduced into the United States. The database compiles a variety of biological traits that affect species invasiveness and distribution.
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