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WEBSITE(S)| Yeung Lab | CV

I specialize in developing new tracers in Earth system cycles.These tracers bring fresh perspectives to chronically intractable systems such as atmospheric circulation, biosphere productivity, and nutrient cycling in a changing world. By continually challenging our Earth-system models with improved empirical constraints on natural processes, I hope we can improve predictions of how the Earth system will change in the future.

My work often starts out as nothing more than ideas sketched out on paper, but part of what I love about science is going into the lab (and the field) to test them out. I would rather be wrong than not experiment, because sometimes nature surprises you!

Research Areas

Stable and clumped isotopes, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry


B.A. Chemistry (2004) Oberlin College

Ph.D. Chemistry (2010) California Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2010-11) USC

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow ( 2011 - 2013) UCLA

Honors & Awards

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Science & Engineering Fellowship

Soehngen Institute of Anaerobic Microbiology (SIAM) Visiting Scientist, Radboud University

F. W. Clarke Medal, Geochemical Society

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences