Ph.D. Michigan Technological University, Forest Science - 1998
M.S. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shenyang, P.R. China), Ecology - 1988
B.S. Liaoning University (Shenyang, P.R. China), Environmental biology - 1985
Areas of Interest Include: 1. Assessing the Damages of the Southern Pine Beetle Infestation to the Viewsheds of South Carolina Using Modeling, GIS, and 3D Visualization. 2. To Continue Monitoring the Recovery of Coastal Plain Forests from Hurricane Hugo. 3. Spatial Data Visualization on Modeling Outputs From Landfire. 4. Long-term recovery and dynamics of coastal plain forests following catastrophic disturbance of a category IV hurricane. 5. Critical Zone Observatories.
Song, B., X. Wang, T.M. Williams, D.J. Mladenoff, J. Chen, E.J. Gustafson, J.L. Hom, and T.R. Crow. 2006. Visualizing a Landscape, Its Changes, and Driving Processes. In J. Chen, S. Saunders, K. Brosofske, and T.R. Crow (Eds) Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application. Nova Publishers, 167-191.
Song, B., D.J. Mladenoff, H. He, and G. Zhao. 2006. Forest visualization at multiple scales for management and planning. Science in China E: Technological Sciences 49 (Supp. 1): 27-34.
Wang, X., B. Song, J. Chen, D. Zheng, T. R. Crow, and J.J. LaCroix. 2006. Challenges of visualizing forests and landscapes. Journal of Forestry 104 (6): 316-319.
Wang, X., B. Song, J. Chen, D. Zheng, and T.R. Crow. 2006. Visualizing forest landscapes using public data sources. Landscape and Urban Planning 75: 111-124.
Professional society activity:
Co-hosted an USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Chinese delegation, including a presentation and field tour of research activities at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, 2005.
Song, B. 2002. Seminar to the public at Baruch Institute of Marine Biology & Coastal Research, University of South Carolina, http://www.cas.sc.edu/baruch/pdf/briefs2002.pdf
Honors and awards:
Song, B. 2002. Two presentations to the owner Mrs. Margaret Lloyd, who donated 870 acres of land and $2 million to create an environmental education center in Kershaw County, and also her manager of Hardscramble Plantation on Hardscramble forest visualization.Was featured by two newspapers (The Coastal Observer and The Sun News) introducing her research at Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science.