Fasong Yuan, PhD
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
 Office: SI 228
 Phone: 216-687-3508,  216-687-3710
 Fax: 216-687-6972
 Email: F.YUAN06@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8079-280X
 Blog: http://fyuan.wordpress.com
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SI 228, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Environmental Hydrology, Low-temperature Geochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Paleolimnology Paleoclimatology, Environmental Sciences
Ph.D., Geology, University at Albany (SUNY), 2003
M.S., Environmental Chemistry, Zhejiang University (China), 1989
B.S., Geology, Zhejiang University (China), 1986
Brief Bio:
Over the past couple of decades, Dr. Yuan has been working on several projects ranging from Holocene climate reconstructions in the southern Rocky Mountains to nutrient dynamics in Lake Erie, with financial support from state and federal funding agencies such as Ohio Lake Erie Commission, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Science Foundation (NSF). He employed a range of geochemical and isotopic tracers (e.g., chloride, deuterium, oxygen-18, carbon-13, sulfur-34, and carbon-14) to study modern and ancient aquatic systems. His primary research goal is to improve understanding of some key environmental processes for better anticipating future changes.
Research Interests:
Oxygen, carbon and sulfur isotope geochemistry
Phosphorus fractionations
Trace metals (Pb, Cu, Ni, Cd, etc.)
Water Quality and Ecosystem Changes (e.g., Hypoxia)
Teaching Areas:
Environmental Hydrology
Environmental Geochemistry
Physical Geology
Environmental Science
Professional Affiliations:
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
Research Grants:
Ohio Sea Grant Program: Lake Erie Oxygen Dynamics Across the Normoxia to Hypoxia Transition Zone off the Cleveland Coast; PI: Yuan, $159,875, 02/01/2022-01/31/2024

Ohio Sea Grant Program: "Anthropogenic Phosphorus Storage, Bioavailability, and Cycling in the Maumee Bay and Western Lake Erie"; PI: Yuan, $119,856, 2/1/2016-1/31/2019

National Science Foundation (NSF) EAR-Instrumentation and Facilities (IF), "Acquisition of a Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer for Earth and Environmental Science Research" PI: Yuan, $68,513; 11/1/2011-10/31/2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Award, EAR Paleo Perspective on Climate Change (P2C2), "Late Holocene Climate Variability from Eolian Lake Sediments in Relict San Luis Lakes" PI: Yuan, $253,233, (2009-2012)

Environmental Protection Agency Research Grant through Heidelberg University, "Lake Erie Bioavailable Phosphorus Studies: Insights from Phosphorus Saturation Index" PI: Yuan, $10,000, (2009-2010)

Lake Erie Protection Fund Small Grant, "Changes in the Nutrient Structure of the Cuyahoga River" PI: Yuan, $10,000 (2007-2008)