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Weimin Xi (奚为民 博士, PhD)

Department of Biological and Health Sciences
Texas A&M University - Kingsville


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Ren, Yin, Shanshan Chen, Xiaohua Wei, W. Xi, Yunjian Luo, Xiaodong Song, Shudi Zuo, Yusheng Yang. 2016. Disentangling the factors that contribute to variation in forest biomass increment in the mid-subtropical forests of China. Journal of Forestry Research (in press)


Dai, E., Z. Wu, Q. Ge, W. Xi, X. Wang. 2016. Predicting the responses of forest distribution and aboveground biomass to climate change under RCPs scenarios in southern China. Global Change Biology (in press)


Xi, W., Erfu Dai, Hong S. He. 2016. Advances in forest landscape modeling: current research and applications. Progress in Geography 35(1):35-46


Wang, Lai, Chonggao Zhong, Pengxiang Gao, W. Xi, Shuoxin Zhang. 2015. Soil infiltration characteristics in agroforestry systems and their relationships with the temporal distribution of rainfall on the Loess Plateau in China. PLOS ONE 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124767


Xi, W. 2015. Synergistic effects of tropical cyclones on forest ecosystems: A global synthesis. Journal of Forestry Research 26(1):1-21


Hou, Lin, W. Xi, Shuoxin Zhang. 2015. Effect of understory on a natural secondary forest ecosystem carbon budget. Russian Journal of Ecology 46(1): 51–58


Dai, Erfu, Zhuo Wu, Xiaofan Wang, Hua Fu, W. Xi, Tao Pan. 2015. Progress and prospect of research on forest landscape model. Journal of Geographical Sciences 25(1):113-128


Xu, Huasen, Huaxing Bi, W. Xi, Randy L. Powell, Lubo Gao and Lei Yun. 2014. Root distribution variation of crops under walnut-based intercropping systems in the loess plateau of China. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 51(3):1-6


Xi, W., Fugui Wang, Peili Shi, Erfu Dai, Ambrose O. Anoruo, Huaxing Bi, Alexander Rahmlow, Binghui He, and Wenhua Li. 2014. Challenges to sustainable development in China: a review of six large-scale forest restoration and land conservation programs. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 33 (5):435-453


Mairota, Paola, Vincenzo Leronni, W.Xi, David J. Mladenoff, Harini Nagendra. 2014. Using spatial simulations of habitat modification for adaptive management of protected areas: Mediterranean grassland modification by woody plant encroachment. Environmental Conservation 41 (2):144–156


Andrew G. Birt, Zeng, Yu, Maria Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, John D. Waldron, W. Xi, Szu-Hung Chen, Douglas Streett. 2014. Evaluating Southern Appalachian Forest Dynamics without Eastern Hemlock: Consequences of Herbivory by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Open Journal of Forestry 4(2): 91-99


Wang, Lei, Andrew G. Birt, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, Robert N. Coulson, Maria D. Tchakerian, W. Xi, Sorin C. Popescu, James M. Guldin.2013. Computer-based synthetic data to assess the tree delineation algorithm from airborne LiDAR survey. Geoinformatica 17:35–61


Xi, W. 2013. Ecological Modeling for Informing Forest Restoration and Management. Forest Research: Open Access 2:113


Xiaoyan Wang, W. Xi, Niels Anten, Huaxing Bi. 2013. Development of Root-Carving Industry Leads to Ecological and Environmental Degradation in China. Forest Research: Open Access 2:1-3


Xu, Huasen, Huaxing Bi, Lubo Gao, Lei Yun, Yifang Chang, W. Xi, Wenchao Liao, Biao Bao. 2013. Distribution and morphological variation of fine root in a walnut-soybean intercropping system in the Loess Plateau of China. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 15(5):998-1002


Chen, Jingjing, Binghui He, Xiaoyan Wang, Yun Ma, W. Xi. 2013. The effects of Herba Andrographitis hedgerows on soil erodibility and fractal features on sloping cropland in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20(10):7063–7070


Gao, Lubo, Huasen Xu, Huaxing Bi, W. Xi, Biao Bao, Xiaoyan Wang, Chao Bi, Yifang Chang. 2013. Intercropping Competition between apple trees and crops in agroforestry systems on the Loess Plateau of China. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70739. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070739


He, W., W. Xi, and N.P.R Anten. 2013. Chronic wind and plant communities in dunes: total biomass, inter-specific competition, and species abundance. Journal of Arid Environments 90(1):69-76


Shang, Zongbo, Hong S. He, W. Xi, Stephen R. Shifley, and Brian J. Palik. 2012. Integrating LANDIS model and a multi-criteria decision-making approach to evaluate national forest management plan in Missouri Ozarks, USA. Ecological Modelling 229:50– 63


Xi, W.. 2012. Forest Restoration in a Changing World: Lessons from Diverse Ecosystems. In: Xi W-M (Ed) Forest Restoration. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6 (Special Issue 1)


Jonas, Sarah Z., W. Xi, John D. Waldron, Robert Coulson. 2012. The impacts of hemlock decline and the ecological considerations for forest restoration following Hemlock Woolly Adelgid outbreaks. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6(1):22-26


Xi, W., Szu-Hung Chen, Yi-Chien Chu. 2012. The synergistic effects of typhoon and earthquake disturbances on forest ecosystems: Lessons from Taiwan for ecological restoration and sustainable management. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6 (1):27-33


Xi, W., Robert K. Peet, and Dean L. Urban. 2012. The impacts of a large hurricane on understory sapling dynamics and diversity in North Carolina Piedmont forests, USA. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6(1): 51-59


Wu, Yuna, Jianping Tao, W. Xi, Ke Zhao, Jianhui Hao. 2011. The edge effects on tree-liana relationship in a secondary natural forest in Bawangling Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31(11):3054-3059.


Birt, Andrew G., Valdez-Vivas, Martin, Richard M. Feldman, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, Robert N. Coulson, Maria D. Tchakerian, W. Xi, James M. Guldin. 2010. A simple, stochastic weather generator for ecological modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software. 25:1252-1255


Xi, W., Robert N. Coulson, Andrew G. Birt, Zongbo Shang, John D. Waldron, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, Maria D. Tchakerian, and Kier D. Klepzig. 2009. Review of forest landscape models: types, methods, development and applications. Acta Ecologica Sinica 29 (1):69-78


Birt, Andrew G., W. Xi, Robert N. Coulson. 2009. LANDISVIEW: A visualization tool for landscape modeling. Environmental Modelling & Software 24(11): 1339-1341


Xi, W., John D. Waldron, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, Andrew G. Birt, Maria D. Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson, and Kier D. Klepzig. 2009. Modeling long-term effects of altered fire regimes following southern pine beetle outbreaks. Ecological Restoration 27 (1):24-26


Birt, Andrew G., Richard M. Feldman, David M. Cairns, Robert N. Coulson, Maria D. Tchakerian, W. Xi, James M. Guldin. 2009. Stage structured matrix models for organisms with non-geometric development times. Ecology 90(1):57-68


Xi, W., Lei Wang, Andrew G. Birt, Maria D. Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson, and Kier D. Klepzig. 2008. An integrated approach to mapping forest conditions in the southern Appalachians. Ecological Restoration 26(4):290-292


Xi, W. and Robert K. Peet. 2008. Hurricane effects on the Piedmont forests: Patterns and implications. Ecological Restoration 26(4):295-298


Xi, W., Robert N. Coulson, John D. Waldron, Maria D. Tchakerian, Charles W. Lafon, David M. Cairns, Andrew G. Birt, and Kier D. Klepzig. 2008. Landscape modeling for forest restoration planning and assessment: Lessons from the southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Forestry 106(4):191-197


Xi, W., Robert K. Peet, James K. DeCoster, and Dean L. Urban. 2008. Tree damage risk factors associated with large, infrequent wind disturbances of Carolina forests. Forestry 81(3):317-334


Cairns, David M., Charles W. Lafon, Andrew G. Birt, John D. Waldron, Maria Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson, W. Xi, and Kier Klepzig. 2008. Simulation modeling as a tool for understanding the landscape ecology of southern pine beetle infestations in southern Appalachian forests. Geography Compass 2(3):580-599.


Xi, W., Robert K. Peet and Dean. L. Urban. 2008. Changes in forest structure, species diversity, and spatial pattern following hurricane disturbance in a Piedmont North Carolina forest, USA. Journal of Plant Ecology 1(1):43-57.


Cairns, David M., Charles W. Lafon, John D. Waldron, Maria Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson, Kier D. Klepzig, Andrew G. Birt, W. Xi. 2008. Simulating the reciprocal interaction of forest landscape structure and Southern Pine Beetle herbivory using LANDIS. Landscape Ecology 23(4):403-415.


Xi, W. and Robert K. Peet. 2008. Long-term studies of forest dynamics in the Duke Forest, southeastern United States: A synthesis. Journal of Plant Ecology (Chinese Version) 32(2):299-318


Palmer, Michael W., Robert K. Peet, Rebecca A. Reed, W. Xi, and Peter S. White. 2007. A multiscale study of vascular plants in a North Carolina Piedmont forest. Ecology 88(10): 2674.


Qinfeng Guo, Hong Qian, Robert E. Ricklefs, W. Xi. 2006. Distributions of exotic plants in eastern Asia and North America. Ecology Letters (9):827-834


Xi, W. 1999. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology in geographical education. Teaching Resources for Geographical Education (1&2):1-7.


Dai, E. H. Fu, Y. Liu, W. Xi, J. Liu. 1998. Vegetation resource and development in the Sunzhazi Village of Huairou County, Beijing. Journal of Capital Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 19(4):91-94


Xi, W., H Fu, W. Bi. 1998. Environmental characteristics and ecological economic developing models in Beijing suburban region, China. Economic Geography 18(1):62-68.


Li,J., W. Xi, H. Fu, L. Su. 1997. New approach for developing web-based Geographical Information System. Computer Engineering and Applications 33(9):18-20


Xi, W., H. Fu, W. Bi. 1997. Strategy of utilizing natural resources and optimal eco-economic model in Beijing suburban region. Pages 142-151 in Proceedings of the International Symposium for Environmental Science. Tokyo Metropolitan University Press. Tokyo, Japan.


Liu, J., W. Xi. 1997. Vegetation and vertical distribution in the Wuling mountain area, China. Journal of Capital Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 18(1):96-103.


Li, X., W. Xi, Y. Wang. 1997. The environmental characteristics and regional sustainable development in Miyun County, Beijing. Journal of Capital Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 18(4): 70-73


Xi, W. 1997. Forest species diversity of Wuling National Natural Reserve. Biodiversity Science 5(2):121-125


Xi, W., Hua Fu, Yanan Ren, Jian Li. 1997. Design and development of a natural resource management information system for the Beijing mountainous region. Journal of Capital Normal University 18 (2):113-118


Peng, Y., W. Xi. 1996. Design and development of a geographical teaching mangement information system. Journal of Capital Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 17(4):98-103.


Li, X.,Y. Wang, W. Xi, Z. Tian. 1996. Environmental assessment for the sustainable food product developing regions in Beijing. China. Journal of Capital Normal University 17(1): 96-100


Xi, W. 1996. Wild economic plant resources in the Wuling National Natural Reserve. Territory and Natural Resources Research (3):63-66


Xi, W., Y. Wang, X. Li, Z.Tian. 1996. On organic food Project planning. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin 12(3):32-34.


Xi, W., Z.Tian, Y. Wang, X. Li. 1996. Specialty product project planning and sustaible economic development in Beijing. Economic Geography 16(1):55-61.


Xi, W., Zhangcheng Zhong, Runcheng Bi. 1995. Study on gap dynamics in subtropical forest communities, Pages 250-257 in Y. Song, D. Hartmut, X. Wang (eds.). Applied Vegetation Ecology, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Symposium of International Association for Vegetation Science. East China Normal University Press. Shanghai. China


Xi, W., Y. Wang, X. Li, Z.Tian. 1995. Environmental assessment and project planning for sustainable food product developing regions in Beijing, China. Territorial Development and Management 5(1):151-154.


Xi, W. 1995. Wild economic plants in Huairou mountainous region. Territorial Development and Management 5(5):82-86.


Xi, W. 1994. Wild ornamental plant resources in Beijing mountainous region. Journal of Mountain Science 12(3):169-173.


Xi, W, J. Liu. 1993. Characteristics of grasslands and utilization policies in Beijing mountainous region. Journal of Shanxi Normal University (2):27-30


Xi, W. 1993. Niche structure of dominant shrub population in Beijing mountainous region. Journal of Plant Ecology 7(4):324-330


Xi, W., Zhangcheng Zhong, Runcheng Bi. 1993. Gap edge effect in the subtropical forest communities in Jinyun mountain, Sichuan, China. Journal of Plant Ecology 17(3):232-242


Xi, W., J. Liu, W. He. 1993. Numerical classification of forest vegetation in Wuling National Natural Reserve. Journal of Mountain Science 11(1):37-42


Xi, W., Zhangcheng Zhong, Runcheng Bi. 1992. Advance in forest gap research: An overview. Journal of Southwest University 17(2):274-286


Xi, W. 1992. Numerical classification on deciduous broad-leaved shrubs in Beijing Huairou mountainous region. Journal of Capital Normal University 13 (2):81-86


Xi, W. 1992. Vegetation characteristics of deciduous, broad-leaved shrub communities in Beijing Huairou mountainous region. Journal of Capital Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 13(1):85-88.


Xi, W. 1991. Ordination of deciduous broad-leaved shrub communities in Beijing Huairou mountainous region. Journal of Southwest University 16(4): 479-486