Auburn University researcher elected as fellow of Ecological Society of America

by Gracen Carter, Auburn University
April 20, 2022

Hanqin Tian, the Solon and Martha Dixon Endowed Professor in Auburn University’s College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been elected as a fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

Tian was selected for the prestigious award for his groundbreaking research on ecosystem patterns and processes at multiple scales, providing a predictive understanding of how anthropogenic disturbances alter global carbon and nitrogen cycles.

Established in 1915, the Ecological Society of America, or ESA, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of professional ecologists. The fellows program was established in 2012 with the goal of honoring ESA members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the society, at their institutions and in broader society.

Elected for life, the designation of fellow is awarded to members like Tian who have made outstanding contributions to advancing or applying ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.

“I am proud to represent another milestone achievement for Auburn University,” Tian said. “It is a great honor to be recognized as one of five elected ESA fellows nationwide.”

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