Dr. Wada, PD receives the Duke of Edinburgh Prize
The Japan Academy awarded Dr. Eitaro Wada, Program Director (PD) of the Ecosystem Change Research Program the Duke of Edinburgh Prize on 12 March 2008. The prize was founded by the suggestion of the Prince Philip in The Japan Academy. It is awarded once every two years to a Japanese scientist with outstanding achievements on basic studies in the area of wildlife protection and species preservation. The research title of the prize is "Development of a Stable Isotope "Fingerprint" Method and its Application to Determining the Ecosystem Structure of Watersheds and Their Response to Environmental Change". Using this method, Wada PD clarified the several distribution lows of nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios in natural ecosystems.

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