Fang Wang

Fang Wang

Research associate

Office Phone: 5174325067

Education:

 

2012-2015               Post-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Virginia, USA

Jul. 2012                  Ph.D., Zoology, School of Life Science, Peking University, China

Jul. 2005                  B.S., Bio-Technology, School of Life Science, Peking University, China

Bio:

Fang Wang is 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 is currently working 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 aims 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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