Yi Wang

Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 211 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2020
B.S., Xiamen University, 2015

Research Interests

Dr. Wang's research interests include Marine Biogeochemistry, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Trace Metal Cycling, and Isotope Geochemistry.

Recent Publications

R. F. Phillips* (student mentee), Y. Wang, F. Klein, G. Farfan, C. M. Ostrander, H. Gadol, C. M. Hansel, and S. G. Nielsen. The role of manganese oxide mineralogy in thallium isotopic fractionation upon sorption, 2023. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 356, 83-92, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2023.07.011. 

A. Heard**, Y. Wang**, C. M. Ostrander, M. Auro, D. Canfield, S. Zhang, H. Wang, X. Wang, and S. Nielsen. Coupled vanadium and thallium isotope constraints on Mesoproterozoic ocean oxygenation around 1.38-1.39 Ga, 2023. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 616, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118127. (**co-first author) 

K. M. Costa, S. G. Nielsen, Y. Wang, W. Lu, S. Hines, A. W. Jacobel, and D. W. Oppo. Marine sedimentary uranium to barium ratios as a potential quantitative proxy for Pleistocene bottom water oxygen concentrations, 2023. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 343, 1-16, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2022.12.022. 

Y. Wang, S. Bodin, J. S. Blusztajn, C. Ullmann, and S. G. Nielsen, 2022. Orbitally paced global oceanic deoxygenation decoupled from volcanic CO2 emission during the middle Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b (Aptian-Albian transition), Geology, doi: 10.1130/G50553.1. 

Y. Wang, W. Lu, K. M. Costa, and S. G. Nielsen, 2022. Beyond anoxia: exploring sedimentary thallium isotopic compositions in paleo-redox reconstructions from a new core top collection, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 333, 347-361, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2022.07.022.  

W. Lu, Y. Wang, D. Oppo, S. G. Nielsen, and K. M. Costa, 2022. Comparing paleo-oxygenation proxies (benthic foraminiferal surface porosity, I/Ca, authigenic uranium) on modern sediments and glacial Arabian Sea, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 331, 69–85.  

Y. Wang, and I. L. Hendy, 2021. Reorganized atmospheric circulation during the Little Ice Age leads to rapid Southern California deoxygenation, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094469, doi:10.1029/2021GL094469. 

Y. Wang, I. L. Hendy, and J. Zhu, 2020. Extreme low-oxygen conditions in the early- to mid-Holocene associated with ventilation shifts in the Northeast Pacific, Quaternary Science Reviews, 238, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106326.  

Y. Wang, I. L. Hendy, and R. Thunell, 2019. Local and remote forcing of denitrification in the Northeast Pacific for the last 2000 years. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34, doi:10.1029/2019PA003577.  

Y. Wang, I. L. Hendy, J. C. Latimer, and D. Bilardello, 2019. Diagenesis and iron paleo-redox proxies: new perspectives from magnetic and iron speciation analyses in the Santa Barbara Basin, Chemical Geology, 519, 95-109, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.04.018. 

Y. Wang, I. L. Hendy, and T. Napier, 2017. Climate and anthropogenic controls of coastal deoxygenation on interannual to centennial timescales, Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 11,528–11,536, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075443.