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Athabasca University

Dr. Junye Wang, Professor and CAIP Chair for Computational Sustainability and Environmental Analytics

Dr Junye Wang

Dr. Junye Wang, Professor and CAIP Research Chair

Dr. Junye Wang holds a PhD from the East China University of Science and Technology, and has worked on environment, energy and sustainability for over 30 years. Dr. Wang joined ARBRI as our CAIP Research Chair in Computational Sustainability and Environmental Analytics in September, 2013. Prior to that Dr. Wang had served as Principal Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research in the UK, the longest running agricultural research station in the world. Dr. Wang is a leading expert in modelling and simulation of complex environmental and energy processes and systems, such as ecosystems, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration, groundwater, pollutants, greenhouse gas emission and mitigation, fuel cells, microbial fuel cells, biogas, bioenergy and biomass. Dr. Wang has made efforts to integrate agroecosystem, land use change and Geographic Information System (GIS) to assess environmental impacts of expanding biogas, bioenergy crops, and land use change with emphasis on their interactions for over 8 years.

In this CAIP funded project, Prof. Wang and his team are developing a modelling framework of integrated terrestrial and aquatic systems in the Athabasca River Basin by utilizing these innovative computational technologies and analytical modeling techniques and are expanding capacity of agroecosystem modeling and computational sustainability to develop an integrated framework for assessment of environmental impacts of unconventional oil and gas (oil sands and hydraulic fracturing) production on agroecosystem and identify key factors of the cumulative effects for watershed management across Alberta and Canada.

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Phone: (780) 394-4883