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Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Joel Rowland is one of 35 national recipients of 2014 Early Career Research Program awards from the Department of Energy. Rowland’s research was recognized by DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research for incorporating hydrological controls on carbon cycling in flood plain ecosystems into Earth System Models (ESM).
“The DOE Early Career Research Award represents both a significant honor and a tremendous career opportunity. The support provided by this award will afford me the resources to build a research program that is closely aligned with my expertise and fundamental research interests,” said Rowland, of the laboratory’s Earth System Observations Group. “The linkages between land-surface processes and climate dynamics to be studied in my funded research represent a new research direction for earth and climate sciences at the laboratory and will serve to expand and strengthen the lab’s contributions to DOE’s climate science research portfolio.”
“Joel contributed to the vitality of our Laboratory as a postdoc and continues to provide an innovative and intellectual spark as a staff member,” said laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “It is a tremendous early career accomplishment for Joel to be the recipient of this prestigious award.”