Biography of Qinfeng Guo


Qinfeng Guo joined the Eastern Threat Center in 2006 as a research ecologist and is currently conducting collaborative research (1) using plant traits in life history and genetics to predict invasiveness of introduced species and (2) using life history and distribution information from both native and exotic habitats to simulate/predict the spread of invasive species under various climatic scenarios. Guo worked at the University of Arizona (Ike Russell Fellow) and the University of Tokyo (NSF-JSPS International Fellow) before joining the U.S. Geological Survey in 2001. His work has included desert/chaparral/grassland plant community ecology, simulations of climatic effects on linear forests in agroecosystems, biogeography (e.g., disjunct plants between eastern Asia and North America), and biological invasions. Guo’s research interests include plant community ecology, biodiversity, biological invasions, plant-animal co-succession, community/ecosystem self-organization, and biogeography. A native of Chengde, Hebei, China, Guo received a Ph.D. in biology (ecology) from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and was a postdoc fellow at UCLA in 1995-97.

Learn more about Qinfeng Guo's work:

Invasive species prefer certain habitats

Plant traits can often determine invasives potential

View Qinfeng Guo's Eastern Threat Center publications.

Contact Qinfeng Guo at or 919-549-4043.

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