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Carbon emission and sequestration during the end-Permian mass extinction.

March 20, 2023, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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Ying Cui, Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, presents this week's seminar

About Dr. Cui

Dr. Ying Cui earned a Ph.D. in Geosciences and Biogeochemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. She joined the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies in 2018 as an Assistant Professor. She is specialized in stable isotope geochemistry and paleoclimatic reconstructions in the deep geologic past. Her research combines observations in the sedimentary records and mathematical modeling to quantify the emission and sequestration rates of greenhouse gases during ancient global warming events or hyperthermals using a technique known as data assimilation. She serves as an editorial board member for Global and Planetary Change and Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, and has published several high-impact articles in prestigious journals, such as Nature Geoscience, Science Advances, Nature Communications and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

About the Seminar

Dr. Ying Cui’s current projects include the carbon cycle feedbacks that aid in the recovery of climatic perturbation during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, 56 Ma) and the end-Permian mass extinction (EPME, 252 Ma). She uses novel isotopes such as boron, lithium and compound-specific carbon isotopes in sedimentary rocks to unravel changes in ocean chemistry, continental weathering, and changes in atmospheric CO2 levels. She will participate in an International ocean Discovery Project (IODP) Expedition 395 at Reykjanes Ridge and serve as an organic geochemist to understand the link between mantle convection and climate change in the late Cenozoic.