Dr. Hanqin Tian receives the 2008 Global Change Science Prize
Hanqin Tian, Alumni Professor with Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, recently received the 2008 Global Change Science Prize for his groundbreaking work as an ecosystem scientist. Tian was honored on April 10, 2009 by the Ye DuZheng Global Change Science Prize Committee at the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his achievements in the field of global change science. The prize committee cited Tian's breakthrough achievement in quantifying the global and regional carbon budget and its underlying mechanisms. Through his research, Tian also examines ecosystem processes and exchanges of energy, water, carbon and nitrogen that occur at the interfaces of the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. For a decade, he has researched the interactions between climate changes and the global carbon cycle.