Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty

Xingchen (Tony) Wang

Assistant Professor


The Wang Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab focuses on using stable isotopes to understand the biogeochemical cycles (with a focus on N, but also including C, O, and S) in the modern and past oceans, their interactions with climate, and their implications for Earth’s habitability and the evolution of life.  


Selected recent publications:

Chen, W-H., H. Ren, J. C.H. Chiang, Y-L. Wang, R-Y. Cai-Li, Y-C. Chen, C-C. Shen, F. W. Taylor, T. M. DeCarlo, C-R. Wu, H-S. Mii, X. T. Wang, Increased tropical South Pacific western boundary current transport over the past century. Nature Geoscience (2023).

Wang, X. T., Y. Wang, A. Auderset, D. M. Sigman, H. Ren, A. Martinez-Garcia, G. H. Haug, Z. Su, Y. G. Zhang, B. Rasmussen, A. L. Sessions, W. W. Fischer, Oceanic nutrient rise and the late Miocene inception of Pacific oxygen deficient zones. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022).

Auderset, A., S. Moretti, B. Taphorn, P. Eber, E. Kast, X. T. Wang, R. Schiebel, D. M. Sigman, G. H. Haug, A. Martinez-Garcia, Enhanced ocean oxygenation during Cenozoic warm periods. Nature (2022).

Dong, S., X. T. Wang, A. V. Subhas, F. J. Pavia, J. F. Adkins, W. W. Berelson, Depth profiles of suspended carbon and nitrogen along a North Pacific transect: Concentrations, isotopes, and ratios. Limnology and Oceanography (2021).

Zhang, R, X. T. Wang, H. Ren, J. Huang, M. Chen, D. M. Sigman, Dissolved organic nitrogen cycling in the South China Sea from an isotopic perspective. Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2020).

Neubauer, C., A. Cremiere, X. T. Wang, N. Thiagarajan, A. L. Sessions, J. F. Adkins, N.F. Dalleska, A. V. Turchyn, J. A. Clegg, A. Moradian, M. J. Sweredoski, S. D. Garbis, J.M. Eiler, Stable Isotope Analysis of Intact Oxyanions Using Electrospray Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry (2020).

Kast, E. R., D. A. Stolper, A. Auderset, J. A. Higgins, H. Ren, X. T. Wang, A. Martinez-Garcia, G. H. Haug, D. M. Sigman, Nitrogen isotope evidence for expanded ocean suboxia in the early Cenozoic. Science (2019).

Wang, X. T., A. L. Cohen, V. Luu, H. Ren, Z. Su, G. H. Haug, D. M. Sigman, Natural forcing of the North Atlantic nitrogen cycle in the Anthropocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018).

Wang, X. T., D. M. Sigman, M. G. Prokopenko, J. F. Adkins, L. F. Robinson, S. K. Hines, J. Chai, A. S. Studer, A. Martinez-Garcia, T. Chen, G. H. Haug, Deep-sea coralevidence for lower Southern Ocean surface nitrate concentrations during the last ice age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017).

Ren, H., Y. Chen, X. T. Wang, G. T. F. Wong, A. L. Cohen, T. M. DeCarlo, M. A. Weigand, H. S. Meng, D. M. Sigman, 21st century rise in anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on a remote coral reef. Science (2017).