Xiaoli Fan

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology


Research Interests:

  • Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Consumer Demand
  • Pest and Pesticide Management
  • Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance
Work in Progress:
  1. Modelling Post-Harvest Facility Location Problem Using Remote Sensing Data.
  2. The Role of Fairness on Canadian Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Engineered Potatoes.
  3. Controlling the Mountain Pine Beetle’s Breach of the Canadian Rocky Mountains: An Age-Structured, Spatial, Dynamic, Bioeconomic Model.
  4. The Economic Impact of Early Diagnosis on Antimicrobial Use: The Case of Bovine Respiratory Disease in Western Canada

  1. University of Alberta Killam Research Fund Cornerstones Grant Program ($37,600). Xiaoli Fan (PI). 2018-2019. “A Bioeconomic Model of Mountain Pine Beetle Control”. 
  2. Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) ($24,955). Xiaoli Fan (PI). 2018-2019. “Effect of Information on Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Potatoes in Canada”. 
  3. Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP). Xiaoli Fan (GE3LS Co-Investigator) with Cheryl Waldner (Project Leader), Simon Otto (Project Leader), Henry An (GE3LS Co-Investigator), and many others. 2019-2023. “Genomic ASSETS (Antimicrobial Stewardship Systems from Evidence-based Treatment Strategies) for Livestock”. (Project total: $5.6 million)