Lan

Wang Erlandsson

PhD

Researcher

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Lan's work focuses on the the large-scale interactions between land, water, and climate, and their implications for resilience

Profile summary

  • Moisture recycling
  • Land-use change
  • Global hydrological modelling
  • Land-atmosphere feedback
  • Water resources

In her research, Lan uses hydrological modelling and data analyses to explore the relevance of land-water interactions for resilience from three perspectives: (1) the role of land-use for the water cycle, (2) the role of the water cycle functioning for forest and landscape resilience, and (3) exploration of the social and governance dimensions of moisture recycling.

Lan holds a postdoctoral research scholarship from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and is hosted by Prof. Makoto Taniguchi at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan. She is also a member of:

Lan holds a postdoctoral research scholarship from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and is hosted by Prof. Makoto Taniguchi at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan. She is also a member of:

Lan was awarded a PhD degree in global hydrology from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in September 2017, in close collaboration with SRC. In her thesis entitled “Root for Rain: towards understanding land-use change impacts on the water cycle”, she inspected three aspects of land-water interactions: (1) the temporal properties of interception and transpiration which reveal their contrasting roles in the hydrological cycle, (2) the root zone storage capacity based on Earth Observation data and vegetation drought management strategy, and (3) the mitigating role that moisture recycling plays for land-use change impacts on the water cycle.

The models Lan primarily employed in her PhD work included a global hydrological model STEAM that she developed (Wang-Erlandsson et al., 2014), and the atmospheric moisture tracking model Water Accounting Model-2layers (WAM-2layers) (Van der Ent et al. 2010, 2014). Through collaborations, she has been among others been involved in related research topics regarding tropical forest resilience, social dynamics of land-atmosphere interactions, and the vegetation regulation of moisture recycling.

Her MSc degree in Civil Engineering and Natural Resources Management is from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). Lan has also experience from an internship at Stockholm Environment Institute, and worked as an environmental consultant in Sweden.

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