Forest Sciences Centre 3008
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
phone: 6048221845

My research interests include: 1) developing climate models; 2) modeling climatic niches of forest ecosystems and tree species, and projecting their shift under a changing climate;  3) building climate response functions for tree populations; and 4) developing climate-based seed transfer systems based on genecology and genomics. 

Current Courses

Winter 2016

CONS302 Issues in Genomics and the Environment Sections

Current and topical issues, including genetic determinism, environmental DNA, genomics and climate change, revival of extinct species, and applications of genomics in natural environments.

Selected Publications

Haijun Kang, Brad Seely, Guangyu Wang, John Innes, Dexiang Zheng, Pingliu Chen, Tongli Wang, Qinglin Li (2016). Evaluating management tradeoffs between economic fiber production and other ecosystem services in a Chinese-fir dominated forest plantation in Fujian Province Science of the Total Environment 557–558 (2016) 80–90
Wang, G., Wang, T., Kang, H., Mang, S., Riehl, B., Seely, B., Liu, S., Guo, F., Li, Q. and Innes, J.L. (2016). Adaptation of Asia-Pacific forests to climate change J. For. Res. (2016) 27:469-488
Tongli Wang, Andreas Hamann, Dave Spittlehouse, Carlos Carroll (2016). Locally Downscaled and Spatially Customizable Climate Data for Historical and Future Periods for North America PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156720
Tongli Wang, Guangyu Wang, John Innes, Craig Nitschke, Haijun Kang (2016). Climatic niche models and their consensus projections for future climates for four major forest tree species in the Asia–Pacific region Forest Ecology and Management 360 (2016) 357–366
Lei Zhang, Shirong Liu, Pengsen Sun, Tongli Wang, Guangyu Wang, Linlin Wang, Xudong Zhang (2016). Using DEM to predict Abies faxoniana and Quercus aquifolioides distributions in the upstream catchment basin of the Min River in southwest China Ecological Indicators 69 (2016) 91–99
Debojyoti Chakraborty, Tongli Wang, Konrad Andre, Monika Konnert, Manfred J. Lexer, Christoph Matulla, Silvio Schueler (2015). Selecting Populations for Non-Analogous Climate Conditions Using Universal Response Functions: The Case of Douglas-Fir in Central Europe PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136357. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136357
Lei Zhang, Shirong Liu, Pengsen Sun, Tongli Wang, Guangyu Wang, Xudong Zhang, Linlin Wang (2015). Consensus Forecasting of Species Distributions: The Effects of Niche Model Performance and Niche Properties PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120056. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120056
Lu, Y., Coops, N.C., Wang, T., Wang, G., (2015). A process-based approach to estimate Chinese Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) Distribution and productivity in Southern China under climate change Forests 6(2) 360-379
Lu, Y., N.C. Coops, T. Wang and G. Wang (2015). Comparing Stem Volume Predictions of Coastal Douglas-Fir Stands in British Columbia Using a Simple Physiological Model and LiDAR FOREST SCIENCE 61(3):586–596
Amanda R. De La Torre, Tongli Wang, Barry Jaquish and Sally N. Aitken (2014). Adaptation and exogenous selection in a Picea glauca 9 Picea engelmannii hybrid zone: implications for forest management under climate change New Phytologist 201: 687–699
Tongli Wang (2013). Projecting future distributions of ecosystem climate niches in British Columbia Journal of Ecosystems and Management 13(2):1–3
Christopher J. Fettig, Mary L. Reid, Barbara J. Bentz, Sanna Sevanto, David L. Spittlehouse, and Tongli Wang (2013). Changing Climates, Changing Forests: A Western North American Perspective Journal of Forestry 111, 214-228
Tongli Wang, Andreas Hamann, David l. Spittlehouse and Trevor q. Murdock (2012). ClimateWNA—High-Resolution Spatial Climate Data for Western North America Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51: 16-29
Jason A. Holliday, Tongli Wang and Sally Aitken (2012). Predicting Adaptive Phenotypes From Multilocus Genotypes in Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) Using Random Forest G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics , 2, 1085-1093
Wang, T., Campbell, E.M., O’Neill, G.A., Aitken, S.N (2012). Projecting future distributions of ecosystem climate niches: uncertainties and management applications Forest Ecology and Management 279, 128-140
Cortini, F., Comeau, P.G., Wang, T., Hibbs, D.E., Bluhm, A (2012). Climate effects on red alder growth in the Pacific Northwest of North America Forest Ecology and Management 277, 98-106
Coops, N.C., R.H. Waring, C. Beier and T. Wang (2011). Modeling the occurrence of fifteen coniferous tree species throughout the Pacific Northwest of North America using a hybrid approach of a generic process-based growth model and decision tree analysis Applied Vegetation Science, 14: 402–414
Wang, T., G.A. O’Neill and S.N. Aitken (2010). Integrating environmental and genetic effects to predict responses of tree populations to climate Ecological Applications 20: 153-163.
Schroeder, T.A., Hamann, A., Coops, N.C., Wang, T (2009). Occurrence and dominance of six Pacific Northwest conifer species Journal of Vegetation Science DOI:
Mbogga, M., A. Hamann, and T. Wang (2009). Historical and projected climate data for natural resource management in western Canada Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149:881-890
O’Neill, G.; Hamann, A.; Wang, T (2008). Accounting for population variation improves estimates of climate change impacts on species’ growth and distribution Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1040-1049
Aitken, S. N., S. Yeaman, J. A. Holliday, T. Wang, and S. Curtis-McLane (2008). Adaptation, migration or extirpation: Climate change outcomes for tree populations Evolutionary Applications, 1:95-111
O’Neill, G. A., N. Gordon, T. Wang, and P. K. Ottb (2007). Growth response functions improved by accounting for non-climatic site effects Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 37:2724-2730
Wang, T., A. Hamann, A. Yanchuk, G. A. O’Neill, and S. N. Aitken (2006). Use of response functions in selecting lodgepole pine populations for future climate Global Change Biology. 12:2404–2416