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Dr. Yang Wang

Professor
Geochemistry
Phone: (850) 644-1121
Office: MAG Lab B237

My research interests span several areas where modern analytical tools can be applied to address geological, hydrological, ecological and environmental problems. My students and I examine the way in which isotopes in geological materials (such as fossils and soils) reflect climate and vegetation to improve our understanding of the paleoclimatic and ecological history of the Earth. We study the processes and factors controlling the distribution of isotopes in soils and aquatic ecosystems to examine the source and fate of carbon and other elements in wetlands and to clarify the effects of human activities on the environment.

Wang Y, Deng T, Flynn L, Wang X, An Y, Xu Y, et al. Late Neogene environmental changes in the central Himalaya related to tectonic uplift and orbital forcing. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Special Issue on Asian Climate and Tectonics. 2012;44.
Jiang S, Wise SW, Wang Y. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, 206 Scientific ResultsProceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Vol 206. Teagle D.A.H., Wilson D.S., Acton G.D., Vanko D.A., editors. Ocean Drilling Program, Teagle, D.A.H., Wilson, D.S., Action, G.D., and Vanko, D.A. (eds.); 2007.
Wang Y, Huntington T., Osher L., Wassenaar L., Trumbore S., Amundson R., et al. Carbon Cycling in the Terrestrial Environments. In: Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology. Elsevier Science Publishers, Kendall, C. and McDonnell, J. (eds); 1998.
Stern L, Baisden T, Amundson R., Wang Y. The Influence of Soils on the Oxygen Isotope Ratio of Atmospheric CO2. Isotope Techniques in the Study of Environmnetal Change, International Atomic Energy Agency. 1998.
Cerling T., Wang Y. Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in soil CO2 and soil carbonate: theory, practice, and application. In: Mass Spectrometry of Soils. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. Boutton, T.W. & Yamasaki, S. I., (eds); 1996. 1. 113.
Wang Y, Zheng S-. Paleosol nodules as Pleistocene paleoclimatic indicators, Luochuan, P.R. China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 1989;76(1-2):39-44.