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Kamaljit Banger, a former Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences PhD candidate with the International Center for Climate and Global Change Research was recently chosen as Outstanding Graduate Student by the Ecological Society of America, Asian Ecological Section. He was presented this prestigious national award at the 100th annual meeting of Ecological Society of America, held in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 10-14, 2015.

Established in 1915, the Ecological Society of America, or ESA, is the world’s largest organization of professional ecologists which exists to promote and raise awareness of the importance of ecological science, while increasing availability of resources to conduct science, and to ensure the appropriate use of science in environmental decision making. The ESA’s Asian Ecology Section created the graduate student award to promote the recognition of young ecologists who contribute substantially to Asian ecological research development. To read more about Banger’s award, visit the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences website