2012-2015: Post-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Virginia, USA
July 2012: Ph.D., Zoology, School of Life Science, Peking University, China
July 2005: B.S., Bio-Technology, School of Life Science, Peking University, China
Fang Wang was a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS). He received his Ph.D. in zoology from Peking University, during which he has spent 4 years in Qinling Mountains working and living with nature reserve staff. Before went to graduate school, he was a contract nature photographer traveling across major mountains in rural China. These varied experiences, combined with bilingualism in Mandarin Chinese and English, have strengthened his capacity to network, collaborate in multi-cultural environments, and consider projects from local and global perspectives.
He worked on modeling the spatiotemporal structures of animal communities in forest environments, as well as revealing the complex interactions between coupled human and natural systems. Specifically, his research aimed to demonstrate the complex, long-term impacts of human activities on giant panda and its sympatric species communities. Such knowledge would serve as decision-making tools in conservation practices.
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SCIENTIFIC REPORTS - Interactive spatial scale effects on species distribution modeling: The case of the giant panda
Published on October 10, 2019