Fasong Yuan (Ph.D. 2003, State University of New York, Albany)

Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Teaching Courses:

  • Introductory Geology, Intro to Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geochemistry, and Global Biogeochemical Cycle

Areas of Research Interest

  • Holocene variability of Northern Hemisphere monsoons

  • Phosphorus loading and transport in urban streams

  • Historical deposition of heavy metals (Pb, Cu, Ni, Cd)

  • Sulfur cycling and transport in saline and freshwater ecosystems

  • Urban isotope hydrology: Observations, Concepts, and Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Yuan, F., R. Depew, and C. Soltis-Muth (2014), Ecosystem regime change inferred from the distribution of trace metals in Lake Erie sediments, Scientific Reports, 4(7265):1-7, doi:10.1038/srep07265. [abstract] [full article]

  • Liu, Z., K. Yoshimura, G. Bowen, N. Buenning, C. Risi, J. Welker, and F. Yuan (2014), Paired oxygen isotope records reveal modern North American atmospheric dynamics during the Holocene, Nature Communications, 5(3701):1-7, doi:10.1038/ncomms4701. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., M. Koran, and A. Valdez (2013), Late Glacial and Holocene record of climatic change in the southern Rocky Mountains from sediments in San Luis Lake, Colorado, USA, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 392:146-160, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.09.016. [abstract] [full article] [ncdc data]

  • Yuan, F., J. Quellos, and C. Fan (2013), Controls of phosphorus loading and transport in the Cuyahoga River of northeastern Ohio, USA, Applied Geochemistry, 38:59-69, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.08.011. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F. and B. Mayer (2012), Chemical and isotopic evaluation of sulfur sources and cycling in the Pecos River, New Mexico, USA, Chemical Geology, 291(1-2):13-22, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.11.014. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., Y. Sheng, T. Yao, C. Fan, J. Li, H. Zhao, and Y. Lai (2011), Evaporative enrichment of oxygen-18 and deuterium in lake waters on the Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Paleolimnology, 46(2): 291-307, doi:10.1007/ s10933-011-9540-y. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F. and S. Miyamoto (2008), Characteristics of oxygen-18 and deuterium composition in waters of the Pecos River in the American Southwest, Chemical Geology, 255(1-2):220-230, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo. 2008.06.045. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., and S. Miyamoto (2007), Changes in major element hydrochemistry of the Pecos River in American Southwest since 1935, Applied Geochemistry, 22(8):1798-1813, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.03.036. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., B. K. Linsley, S. P. Howe, S. P. Lund, and J. P. McGeehin (2006), Late Holocene lake-level fluctuations in Walker Lake, Nevada, USA, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 240(3-4): 497-507, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.03.003. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., B. K. Linsley, and S. P. Howe (2006), Evaluating sedimentary geochemical lake-level tracers in Walker Lake over the last 200 years, Journal of Paleolimnology, 36(1):37-54, doi:10.1007/s10933-006-0004-8. [abstract] [full article]

  • Inosako, K., F. Yuan, and S. Miyamoto (2006), Simple methods for estimating outflow salinity from inflow and reservoir storage, Agricultural Water Management, 82(3):411-420, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2005.07.030. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., and Z. Lu (2005), Analytical solutions for vertical water flow in unsaturated, rooted soils with variable surface fluxes, Vadose Zone Journal, 4(4):1210-1218, doi:10.2136/vzj2005.0043. [abstract] [full article] [fortran code]

  • Yuan, F., and S. Miyamoto (2005), Dominant processes controlling water chemistry of the Pecos River in American Southwest, Geophysical Research Letters, 32(17):1-4, L17406, doi:10.1029/2005GL023359. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., and S. Miyamoto (2004), Influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on hydrochemistry of the Rio Grande, USA and Mexico, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 5(12):1-10, Q12010, doi: 10.1029/2004 GC000769. [abstract] [full article]

  • Yuan, F., B. K. Linsley, S. P. Lund, and J. P. McGeehin (2004), A 1200 year record of hydrologic variability in the Sierra Nevada from sediments in Walker Lake, Nevada, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 5(3):1-13, Q03007, doi:10.1029/2003GC000652. [abstract] [full article]

    [and more]