Overview

Xianfeng Wang and his group seek to understand how hydro-climates change in the tropics during late Pleistocene and Holocene, how the changes relate to those in other parts of the world, if they are connected at all, and how tropical climate changes influence human society or vice versa.

To achieve these, the team works with both terrestrial and marine sediment samples from the tropics, including speleothems and corals. Sample ages are typically determined by high precision radiometric dating techniques, while their stable isotopic compositions and elemental ratios are often applied for semi-quantitative climate assessments and correlations.

The main areas of research involve the study of hydrology of climate through speleothem records and the study of corals as indicators of sea level changes.

Projects

Investigating triple oxygen isotopes of precipitation over Southeast Asia

The on-going temperature rise is projected to alter the distribution of freshwater (rainfall, runoff...
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Indian monsoon variability over the past two millennia: From ocean to land

This project is motivated by two interconnected scientific debates, that is, (1) to what extent that...
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Mechanisms of moisture isotopic fractionation and Asian monsoon dynamics since the last glacial maximum

For this project we propose a multi-proxy (trace elements, water inclusion and carbonate δ18O) study...
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Publications

Year 2021

Investigating delta C-13 values in stalagmites from tropical South America for the last two millennia

Valdir Felipe Novello, Angela Ampuero, Daniel O. Breecker, Francisco William da Cruz, Giselle Utida, Gustavo Macedo Paula-Santos, et al.

Year 2021

Sources of atmospheric lead (Pb) after quarter century of phasing out of leaded gasoline in Bangkok, Thailand

Jariya Kayee, Penjai Sompongchaiyakul, Reshmi Das, Sujaree Bureekul, & Xianfeng Wang

The Team

WANG Xianfeng

WANG Xianfeng

Principal Investigator

HE Shaoneng River

HE Shaoneng River

Principal Research Fellow

Gonzalo CARRASCO

Gonzalo CARRASCO

Research Fellow

YUAN Shufang

YUAN Shufang

Research Fellow

Hahjung CHIN

Hahjung CHIN

Research Associate

LIN Ke

LIN Ke

Research Assistant

YANG Liudongqing

YANG Liudongqing

PhD Student

WONG Minn Lin

WONG Minn Lin

PhD student

ZHANG Yi Lin

ZHANG Yi Lin

PhD Student

Jacqueline KOH Saw Khim

Jacqueline KOH Saw Khim

Group Secretary

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