The Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) Hub in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University (GFBI-Hub-Purdue) is a GFBI continental center of research, education, and public outreach for North America.
Together other two Hubs at China (GFBI-Hub-Beijing), Spain (GFBI-Hub-Lleida), and Switzerland (GFBI-Hub-Zurich), the GFBI-Hub network is the physical infrastructure of GFBI to facilitate international collaboration and personnel exchange.
As the core of GFBI-Hub-Purdue, our Lab of Forest Advanced Computing & Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) employs the paradigm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) encompassing different state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical methods to study global, regional, and local forest resource management and biodiversity conservation.
FACAI has two parallel focuses. The economic focus (FACAI-ECON) is supervised by Dr. Mo Zhou, and the ecological focus (FACAI-ECO) is supervised by Dr. Jingjing Liang. All the graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are affiliated with either FACAI-ECON, or FACAI-ECO, or both.