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dr. T. Wang (Tiejun)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in Ecological Remote Sensing at the University of Twente. I received my Ph.D. degree in Spatial Ecology from Wageningen University in 2009 and the MSc degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in 2003. My career includes 12 years working in the area of nature conservation before moving to university work. I teach postgraduate coursework in Remote Sensing and Statistics. 

My research focuses on biodiversity mapping and monitoring using satellite remote sensing, ecological niche modeling, and artificial intelligence techniques. I am particularly interested in how ecologically relevant information can be extracted from remotely sensed data at different spatial and temporal scales, and how the information can help us better understand the impacts of land use and climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and how this knowledge can be used for guiding biodiversity conservation, and thereby achieving sustainable development goals.

I have successfully supervised 17 Ph.D. students and 36 Master’s students. I am currently supervising 9 Ph.D. students. I also supervise Ph.D. student in collaboration with the University of Oxford. In addition, I am regularly invited to serve as a member of doctoral degree examination committee in Belgium and in South Africa.

Publications

Recent
Ma, X. , Wang, T., Lu, L., Huang, H., Ding, J., & Zhang, F. (2022). Developing a 3D clumping index model to improve optical measurement accuracy of crop leaf area index. Field Crops Research, 275, 1-16. [108361]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2021.108361
Skidmore, A. K., Coops, N. C. , Neinavaz, E., Ali, A., Schaepman, M. E., Paganini, M., Kissling, W. D., Vihervaara, P. , Darvishzadeh, R., Feilhauer, H., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Gorelick, N., Geijzendorffer, I., Heiden, U., Heurich, M., Hobern, D., Holzwarth, S., Muller-Karger, F. E., ... Wingate, V. (2021). Author Correction: Priority list of biodiversity metrics to observe from space (Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2021), 5, 7, (896-906), 10.1038/s41559-021-01451-x). Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5(9), 1318-1318. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01527-8
Yu, F., Gara, T., Lian, J., Ye, W., Shen, J. , Wang, T., Wu, Z., & Wang, J. (2021). Understanding the impact of vertical canopy position on leaf spectra and traits in an evergreen broadleaved forest. Remote sensing, 13(24), [5057]. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13245057
Wan, P., Shao, J., Jin, S. , Wang, T., Yang, S., Yan, G., & Zhang, W. (2021). A novel and efficient method for wood–leaf separation from terrestrial laser scanning point clouds at the forest plot level. Methods in ecology and evolution, 12(12), 2473-2486. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13715
Zong, X. , Wang, T. , Skidmore, A. K., & Heurich, M. (2021). Estimating fine-scale visibility in a temperate forest landscape using airborne laser scanning. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 103, 1-11. [102478]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102478
Duporge, I., Spiegel, M. P., Thomson, E. R., Chapman, T., Lamberth, C., Pond, C., Macdonald, D. W. , Wang, T., & Klinck, H. (2021). Determination of optimal flight altitude to minimise acoustic drone disturbance to wildlife using species audiograms. Methods in ecology and evolution, 12(11), 2196-2207. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13691
Latifi, H., Holzwarth, S. , Skidmore, A. K., Brůna, J., Červenka, J. , Darvishzadeh, R., Hais, M., Heiden, U., Homolova, L. , & Wang, T. (2021). A laboratory for conceiving Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs): The “Data Pool Initiative for the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem”. Methods in ecology and evolution, 12(11), 2073-2083. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13695
Ni, Y. , Wang, T., Cao, H., Li, Y., Bin, Y., Zhang, R., Wang, Y., Lian, J., & Ye, W. (2021). An old-growth subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest suffered more damage from Typhoon Mangkhut than an adjacent secondary forest. Forest ecology and management, 496, 1-8. [119433]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119433
Skidmore, A. K., Coops, N. C. , Neinavaz, E. , Ali, A., Schaepman, M. E., Paganini, M., Kissling, W. D., Vihervaara, P. , Darvishzadeh, R., Feilhauer, H., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Gorelick, N., Geizendorffer, I., Heiden, U., Heurich, M., Hobern, D., Holzwarth, S., Muller-karger, F. E., ... Wingate, V. (2021). Priority list of biodiversity metrics to observe from space. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 5(7), 896-906. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01451-x
Shi, Y. , Wang, T. , Skidmore, A. K., Holzwarth, S., Heiden, U., & Heurich, M. (2021). Mapping individual silver fir trees using hyperspectral and LiDAR data in a Central European mixed forest. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG), 98, 1-12. [102311]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102311
Duporge, I., Isupova, O., Macdonald, D., Reece, S. , & Wang, T. (2021). Using very‐high‐resolution satellite imagery and deep learning to detect and count African elephants in heterogeneous landscapes. Remote sensing in ecology and conservation, 7(3), 369-381. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.195
Roeoesli, C., Harfoot, M., Wingate, V., Marc, P., Guaras, D. M., Marshall, D., Heiden, U. , Skidmore, A. K. , Ali, A. M. , Darvishzadeh, R. , Wang, T., & Mücher, S. (2020). RS-enabled EBV Road Map. 205. Abstract from GEOBON Open Science Conference & All Hands Meeting 2020, Germany. https://conf2020.geobon.org/pdf/book-of-abstracts_geobon.pdf
Shi, Y. (2020). Remotely sensing the species of individual trees. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036549530
Li, L. (2020). Satellite-based monitoring of surface water dynamics. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036549417

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 4-135
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  4-135
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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