Yi Yang is a postdoc at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Department. Yi’s broadly interested in sustainable development. In particular, he is interested in developing tools and models that can help improve the decision-making process for businesses, consumers, and policy makers towards sustainable production and consumption. His current research straddles bioenergy, ecological restoration, and biodiversity. Research questions he seeks to answer include how to maximize above- and below-ground productivity on abandoned agricultural land through intensification and how to achieve so at minimal environmental and ecological costs.
Yi holds a Ph.D. in from University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.S. from the University of Minnesota, and received a B.S. at Sichuan University in China. Yi has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and co-developed an environmentally extended input-output model of the US (USEEIO) to support the implementation of EPA’s sustainable materials management program.