Wang, Yugang

Member Profile

Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73019-5300, USA
Lab Phone: (405) 325-8578
Email: wangyg@ms.xjb.ac.cn


Research areas
Carbon cycle and land use/cover change, especially in carbon sink and turnover in inland basin; Soil salinization & alkalization in arid area


Education
Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China. 2004-2007
M.S. in Pratacultural Science, Xinjiang Agriculture University, Urumqi, China. 2001-2004
B.S. in Water and Soil Conservation, Northwest Agriculture & forest University, Xi’an, China. 1997-2001


Academic appointments
2008.12- Present, Associate Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China.
2007.7-2008.12, Assistant Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China.


Research projects
2014-2017: the National Natural Science Foundation of China: “An inorganic carbon sink resulted from oasis development in arid zone (Granted No. 41371200)”. Chinese Yuan ¥750,000. Role: project leader.
2011-2013: the Foundation of Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China: “The size of dissolved carbon pool and its turnover rate in the plain of arid inland basin (Granted No.KZCX2-EW-QN-316)”. Chinese Yuan ¥600,000. Role: project leader.
2008-2011: the Foundation of ‘Western Light’ Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China: “Study on the transfer and accumulation of soil salinity and land management in inland river basin (Granted No.XBBS200808)”. Chinese Yuan ¥400,000. Role: project leader.
2008-2010: the National Natural Science Foundation of China: “The source-sink effects on the transfer of soil salinity in a typical inland river basin (Granted No.40701187)”. Chinese Yuan ¥200,000. Role: project leader.


Publications
1. Li Y, Wang YG, Houghton RA, Tang LS. Hidden carbon sink beneath desert. 2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42: 5580-5587, doi:10.1002/2015GL06422.
2. Wang YG, Wang ZY, Li Y. 2013. Storage/turnover rate of inorganic carbon and its dissolvable part in the profile of saline/alkaline soils. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e82029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082029.
3. Wang YG, Zhu H, Li Y. 2013. Spatial heterogeneity of soil moisture, microbial biomass carbon and soil respiration at stand scale of an arid scrubland. Environmental Earth Sciences, 70: 3217-3224.
4. Li XY, Wang YG (Corresponding author), Liu L, et al. 2013. Effect of land use history and pattern on soil carbon storage in arid region of Central Asia. PLoS ONE, 8(7):e68372. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068372.
5. Wang YG, Li Y. 2013. Land exploitation resulting in soil salinization in a desert–oasis ecotone. Catena, 100:50-56.
6. Li XY, Liu L, Wang YG, Luo GP, et al. 2013. Heavy metal contamination of urban soil in an old industrial city (Shenyang) in Northeast China. Geoderma, 192: 50-58.
7. Li XY, Liu L, Wang YG, Luo GP, Chen Xi, et al. 2012. Integrated assessment of heavy metal con tamination in sediments from a coastal industrial basin, NE China. PLoS ONE, 7(6): e39690. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039690。
8. Wang YG, Li Y, Ye XH, Chu Y, Wang XP. 2010. Profile storage of organic/inorganic carbon in soil: from forest to desert. Science of the Total Environment, 408: 1925-1931.
9. Wang YG, Li Y, Xiao DN. 2008. Catchment scale spatial variability of soil salt content in agricultural oasis, Northwest China. Environment Geology, 56: 439-446 .
10. Wang YG, Xiao DN, Li Y. 2008. Soil salinity evolution and its relationship with dynamics of groundwater in the oasis of inland river basins: a case study Fubei Region of Xinjiang Province, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 140: 291-302.
11. Wang YG, Xiao DN, Li Y. 2007. Temporal-spatial change in soil degradation and its relationship with landscape types in a Desert-Oasis ecotone: a case study in the Fubei region of Xinjiang Province, China. Environment Geology, 51: 1019-1028.

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