Yuangen Yang joined the University of Georgia, Agricultural and Environmental Service Laboratories in Athens, Ga, USA, as a Research Professional in January 2012. He earned a B.S. degree in geochemistry from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geochemistry from Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China. He served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and a Visiting Scholar in the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK, and University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Yang also worked as a Research Scientist (Prof.) at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang, China (1997–2004), and a Senior Research Associate at the IRREC, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, Fla, USA (2005–2011). He is a Member of Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry of China and Soil Science Society of America. Dr. Yang has published more than 100 research papers in the environmental geochemical field in refereed international journals. His research interests include environmental geochemistry and biogeochemistry. His research involved environmental and analytical chemistry; nutrients (C, N, S, and P) and trace elements in water, soil, and plants; health risk of heavy metal pollution in vegetables and food; stable isotope tracing; biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in water, soils, and plants; phytoremediation of metal smelting slag- affected lands; microbial indicators of soil contamination; and wetland soils. Key words include soil amendment, watershed nutrient management, water eutrophication, sediment/soil chemistry, wetland soil, stable isotope tracing, heavy metal fractionation, phytoavailability, and health risk assessment.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013