New paper on connectivity metrics and protected areas

Percentage of area protected can substitute for more complicated structural metrics when monitoring protected area connectivity.

Wenxin Yang

New paper published with Dr. Amy Frazier and Dr. Peter Kedron! We find the percentage of area protected can be a viable proxy for many more complicated structural connectivity metrics in global target reporting, creating easier pathways for monitoring.The paper is open access in Ecological Indicators with code available on GitHub. Information of metric equations and interpretations also available in the supplemental material.

CFP at AAG 2024

spatial models can be cool

Wenxin Yang

We are hosting a paper session in the annual meeting of the American Association for Geographers (AAG) 2024 titled: "Development and Application of Spatial Models for Human-Environmental Systems to Address Social and or Environmental Challenges". It's part of the Symposium on Geospatial Data Science for Sustainability and we welcome relevant submissions.

Presentation at AAG 2022

Kasperson student paper award

Wenxin Yang

I presented my research titled "Measuring spatio-temporal landscape pattern change after a severe flood with Synthetic Aperture Radar and Machine Learning" at the annual conference of the American Association of Geographers as a Jeanne X. Kasperson student paper award winner in February, 2022.

We participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

At Desert Botanical Garden, Pheonix, Arizona

Wenxin Yang

My friends and labmates and I went to Desert Botanical Garden to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count organized by Cornell Ornithology Lab. We spotted many bird species (including a family of Gambel's Quail, many Mourning Doves, and many others) and also saw a fox and some rabbits.