From Fan to Fellow: Research Hydrologist Honored by Organization that Inspired his Career

Ge Sun, research hydrologist with the Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center. Photo by U.S. Forest Service.
Ge Sun, research hydrologist with the Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center. Photo by U.S. Forest Service.

Long before Ge Sun became an associate editor of forest hydrology for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), he was a big fan. “The publications by AWRA with a strong focus on the comprehensive nature of waters inspired my early interest in forest hydrology and watershed management even before I moved to the United States in the early 1990s,” says Sun, a native of China and a research hydrologist with the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center.

Throughout his productive research career, Sun has remained devoted to the journal and AWRA’s mission. He recently learned that AWRA’s Board of Directors and members selected him to be a Fellow Member, an honor that recognizes outstanding service to AWRA and the water resources profession.

“AWRA is the leader in the profession of integrated water resource management and has a long history of working with the forestry community to sustain our nation’s precious water resources,” says Sun. “I am thrilled to be recognized by AWRA, an organization that I have long considered my academic home since graduate school.”

Sun served as associate editor and edited several special issues for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association between 2008 and 2015. He has been a member of AWRA’s Technical Committee on Integrated Water Resources Management and also co-chaired the 2013 AWRA International Specialty Conference, “Water for Mega Cities: Challenges and Solutions.”

Joining a distinguished group of Fellows designated annually since 1974, Sun will receive the Fellow Member award on November 15 at the AWRA President’s Reception during the 50th Annual Water Resources Conference in Denver, Colorado.

For more information, email Ge Sun at gesun@fs.fed.us.

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