Ranran Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

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Tel: 203.432.4985

Faculty Support
Timothy De Cerbo, 203 436-4421

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



BS 2008, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University
MESc 2010, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
PhD 2016, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University


Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale, investigating the impacts of the resource nexus and the anthropogenic drivers of environmental impacts (e.g. CO2 emissions) and socio-economic wellbeing.  

For nearly a decade, I have been using systems modeling tools to investigate the anthropogenic impacts, through infrastructural interventions or consumption of goods and services, on freshwater environments.  Recognizing the importance of geospatial scales for systematic analyses of water, my work considered basin to global scales while highlighting the importance of an integrative outlook. This line of research has led to multiple publications published in top peer-reviewed journals.

I have cross-disciplinary academic background in environmental science, engineering, and policy.  My research experiences and interests focus on the water-energy nexus, resilient water infrastructure systems, and understanding and leveraging anthropogenic impacts on natural environments.