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February 14, 2014

OU professor recognized by world’s largest scientific society

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma professor Yiqi Luo has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to global change ecology, particularly for pioneering development and application of data assimilation for ecological forecasting.

Models or forecasts similar to those produced for weather will allow ecologists to predict how changes in the environment will alter an entire ecosystem in the future.

Yiqi Luo, professor in the OU Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be recognized for his efforts to advance ecological science Saturday at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2014 AAAS annual meeting in Chicago.

Luo and his colleagues are working on a number of projects in the EcoLab at the Stephenson Technology and Research Center on the OU Research Campus. Among the most notable is Luo’s research with an international working group and upcoming workshop titled “Representing soil carbon dynamics in global land models to improve future Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments.” The workshop will be June 11-14 in Breckinridge, Colo.

For more information, visit ecolab.ou.edu or email yluo@ou.edu.

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