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Dr Enli Wang

Chief Research Scientist, Project Leader


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Dr Enli Wang is a Chief Research Scientist and project leader at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia. He is an associate editor of the international journal Field Crops Research, a leader of the canola modelling team in the international Agricultural Modelling Improvement and Intercomparison Program (AgMIP). He received his PhD degree in ecology at Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research focuses on productivity and environmental impact of farming systems, crop physiology, genotype x environment x management interactions (GxExM), and modelling of water, carbon and nutrient cycling in soil-plant-atmosphere systems.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    National Phenology Initiative - Wheat & Barley: Modelling with APSIM Next Generation

  • Project Leader
    Digiscape - Inverse modelling of soil properties from vegetation dynamics

  • Project Leader
    Modelling informed trait/germplasm phenotyping

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997

    PhD (Dr. rer. nat)
    Technical University of Munich

  • 1987

    China Agricultural University

  • 1984

    Nanjing Institute of Meteorology

Professional Experiences

  • 2018-Now

    Chief Research Scientist
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2013-2018

    Senior Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2008-2013

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2003-2008

    Senior Research Scietist
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 1998-2003

    Research Scientist
    Queensland Department of Primary Industries

  • 1997-1998

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Technical University of Munich

  • 1992-1997

    PhD Student/Researcher
    Technical University of Munich

  • 1987-1992

    Lecturer / Teaching Assistant
    Beijing Agricultural University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016-2021

    Renowned Guest Professor
    Nanjing Agricutlural University

  • 2016-2016

    The CSIRO medal for impact from science – WIRADA

  • 2009-2011

    Adjunct Professor
    Charles Sturt University

  • 2003-2006

    Guest Professor
    Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2005-2008

    Guest Professor
    China Agricultural University

  • 2007-2010

    Guest Professor
    Nanjing University of Information Sciences and Technology

  • 2007-2007

    CSIRO Partnership Excellence Award

  • 2002-2002

    CSIRO/CSE Team Award

  • 1999-1999

    GIL Research Prize for young scientists
    German Association for Informatics in Agriculture, Forestry and the Food Industry (GIL), Germany

Other highlights

  • 2018-2018

    Invited key note speaker - International Symposium “Terrestrial Ecosystems and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Symposium”, 26-28 October, 2018, Nanjing, China.

  • 2018-2018

    Invited speaker - Workshop on “International Mega Programme-Lessons to Learn”, 25-26 June 2018, CAAS, Beijing, China

  • 2017-2017

    Co-Leader - CSIRO-INRA exchagne program on modelling combined with phenotyping to enahce genotype-phenotype predictions

  • 2017-2017

    Invited speaker - AgMIP-Wheat/EWG International Wheat Modeling Workshop, 8-11 May 2017, Rugao, Jiangsu, China

  • 2016-2016

    Invited expert & speaker - Cropping systems modelling and agricultural systems assessment, 1-5 Dec 2016, Harbin, China

  • 2015-2015

    Activity leader / presenter - 5th AgMIP Global Workshop, 25-28 February 2015, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • 2014-2014

    Invited adviser - Fonterra China Dairy Farm, New Zealand

  • 2014-2014

    Invited consultant - Australian Capital Territory - Climate Change Council, ACT Government (2014).

  • 2014-2014

    Invited speaker - Symposium and Workshop on Modeling Wheat under Changing Environment: Model Intercomparison and Improvement, 24-26 June 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France

  • 2014-2014

    Invited speaker - National Soil Carbon Program Annual General Meeting, 28 November, 2014, Melbourne

  • 2013-2013

    Session Chair & Invited Speaker - AgMIP East Asia Regiional Workshop, 9-11 October 2013 Beijing, China

  • 2013-2013

    Scientific Steering Committee Member - CropM International Symposium and Workshop: Modelling climate change impacts on crop production for food security, Oslo, Norway

  • 2013-2013

    Session Chair - 4th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design, 19-22 August 2013, Lanzhou, China

  • 2012 -2012

    Invited Speaker - ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetins, Oct 21-24, Cincinnati, USA

  • 2012-2012

    Invited participant - CSIRO Science, Innovation and Trade Group Mission visiting CAAS, CASM and CAU, celebrating the 40 years of Australia-China diplomatic relations and 35 years CSIRO-China collaboration, August 2012, Beijing

  • 2012-2012

    Invited speaker - International Symposium on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, July 2012, Vienna

  • 2011-2011

    Keynote speaker & session chair - International Symposium on Environmental Changes and Efficient use of Agricultural Resources, Oct 21-23 Shijiazhuang, China

  • 2009-2009

    Invited referee - Review a Chinese national research project (973 project) led CAU - Sustainable and high productive agricultural systems and its environmental impacts under variable climate, March 2009, Beijing

  • 2011-2011

    Invited adviser & referee (CAAS) - National 948 research project – Options and technologies to adapt agriculture to future climate change, May 2010, CAAS, Beijing

  • 2008-2008

    Session chair & presenter - International Symposium on Crop Modelling and Decision support Systems (ISCMDS 2008), April, Nanjing

  • 2007-2007

    keynote speaker & session chair - 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Information Technology in Agriculture (ISIITA), Oct 26-29, Beijing

  • 2007-2007

    CSIRO scientist representative - Science meets Parliament


  • 2018-2023

    National Phenology Initiative - Wheat and Barley: Flowering time modelling & predictions

  • 2017-2020

    Digiscape Project: Inversely predicting functional soil properties by combining crop modelling with new field and remotely sensed data streams

  • 2016-2019

    CSIRO-CAAS Project: Scientific benchmarks for sustainable agricultural intensification

  • 2012-2015

    Department of Agriculture and GRDC Project: Potential soil carbon sequestration in Australian grain regions and its impact on soil productivity and greenhouse gas emissions

  • 2012-2015

    CSIRO-CAS Project: Advancing crop yield while reducing the use of water and nitrogen

  • 2008-2011

    BoM/WIRADA Project: Seasonal and long-term water forecasting and prediction

  • 2004-2008

    WfHC Project: Economic and environmental value of climate forecasts

  • 2004-2008

    GRDC Project: On-farm management options and catchment salinity response

  • 2005-2007

    National Assessment Program (NAP) Project: Lower Murray Landscape Futures–Dryland component/Climate change impact

  • 2002-2006

    Australian Pork Limited Project: Nutrient calculator for effluent applications

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2015-2019

    Co-Editor-in-Chief - Field Crops Research

  • 2019-Now

    Associate Editor - Field Crops Research

  • 2016-2021

    Associate Investigator - ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis

  • 2017-Now

    APSIM Reference Panel Member

  • 2014-Now

    Editorial Board Member – Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Elsevier

  • 2015-Now

    Leader of AgMIP-Canola, an international community of canola multimodel intercomparison & improvement

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