F1000Prime is an in-depth directory to the top articles in biology and medicine. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global “Faculty” of the world’s leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. Faculty Members and article recommendations are organized into over 40 Faculties (subjects), which are further subdivided into over 300 Sections. On average, 1500 new recommendations are contributed by the Faculty each month.
Travel Grants are awarded to Associate Faculty Prime (AFPs) members of F1000Prime whose academic articles have had six or more recommendations published in a calendar year. The recommendations are examined by judges, and AFPs who, in the opinion of the judges, have submitted the most noteworthy recommendations are awarded a Travel Grant. Only three such awards were given in the Ecology category. The value of each travel grant is $250.
Jiang develops models that couple ecological-hypdrologic processes to understand vegetation regime shifts associated with climate change. He recently won first prize in the MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modelling competition for his mathematical model used to understand coastal vegetation changes in storm surges.