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Wang receives Ecological Society of America Early Career Award

Yaoping Wang. Credit: Yaoping Wang
Yaoping Wang. Credit: Yaoping Wang

Yaoping Wang, postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received an Early Career Award from the Asian Ecology Section, or AES, of the Ecological Society of America.

The award recognizes the research excellence of early career AES members and is given for an outstanding ecological research paper published in the past year. Wang was first author on the Nature Communications paper, “Quantification of human contribution to soil moisture-based terrestrial aridity,” published in November 2022.

Wang’s research in the Biological and Environmental Systems Science Directorate’s Earth Systems Modeling group focuses on analysis of key land and hydrological processes and how they are evolving and affecting natural and manmade systems in response to climate change.

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