Two ARS Scientists Received the Arthur S. Flemming Award
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Amy L. Vincent and Feng Gao received the Arthur S. Flemming Award for their outstanding scientific achievements in the fields of animal health and remote sensing, respectively, on June 3, 2019, during a ceremony at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Vincent is a medical veterinary officer with the ARS National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, and Gao is a physical scientist with the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.
Among her many research achievements, Vincent led in profiling the genetic evolution of swine influenza type A viruses and how this affects the animals’ immune responses to the pathogens.
Gao was recognized for his outstanding work in the use of satellite imagery data to facilitate field-scale monitoring of crop and pasture conditions, water use, and fluctuations in the balance of radiative energy resulting from land cover changes.
Read more about Vincent’s and Gao’s award. — By Mina Chung, ARS Office of Communications.