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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Laurence Yeung
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
 
e-mail:lyeung@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Chemistry (2004) Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (2010) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
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    Websites
     Yeung Lab homepage
     
    Research Areas
     Atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry
     
    Teaching Areas
     Atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    J. A. Hayles, B. Shen, M. Homann, and L. Y. Yeung "PP43E-03: Triple Oxygen Isotope Constraints on Seawater δ18O and Temperature ." 2017 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

     
     

    J. A. Hayles, X. Cao, C. Gao, Y. Liu, H. Bao, M. Homann, L. Y. Yeung "Theoretical calibration of the quartz-water triple oxygen isotope thermometer." 

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung "Limits on atmospheric oxygen and argon concentrations at 815 Ma." 

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, S. Li, I. E. Kohl, N. E. Ostrom, J. A. Haslun, T. P. Fischer, E. A. Schauble, and E. D. Young "An extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N: biotic and abiotic contributions." 

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung "Medal: The diversity of isotopic ordering in small molecules."  (2016)

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, I. Mellor-Crummey, S. Li, S. Rablen, P. A. Freedman "Automated clumped-isotope analysis of O2 on a compact, high-resolution gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometer."  (2016)


    http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1046&context=clumped_isotope
     
     

    S. Li, L. Y. Yeung, E. D. Young, N. E. Ostrom, J. Haslun "Triple-isotopologue Analysis of N2 as a Tracer of the Global Nitrogen Cycle."  (2016)


    http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1043&context=clumped_isotope
     
     

    S. Rablen, L. Yeung, P. Freedman "‘Medium Resolution’ Applications of the Perspective IS; Oxygen and Beyond."  (2016)


    http://goldschmidt.info/2016/abstracts/abstractView?abstractId=2345
     
     

    Laurence Yeung "PP23D-08: "Anticlumping" and Other Combinatorial Effects on Clumped Isotopes: Implications for Tracing Biogeochemical Cycling (Invited) ." 2015 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

     
     

    Laurence Yeung, Lee Murray, Jeanine Ash, Edward Young, Kristie Boering, Elliot Atlas, Sue Schauffler, Richard Lueb, Ray Langenfelds, Paul Krummel, Paul Steele "A33K-0330: Isotopic (Re)ordering Signatures of Stratospheric and Tropospheric O2." 2015 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

     
     Refereed articles
     

    E. D. Young, I. E. Kohl, B. Sherwood Lollar, G. Etiope, D. Rumble III, S. Li, M. A. Haghnegahdar, E. A. Schauble, K. A. McCain, D. I. Foustoukus, C. Sutclife, O. Warr, C. J. Ballentine, T. C. Onstott, H. Hosgormez, A. Neubeck, J. M. Marques, I. Pérez-Rodríguez, A. R. Rowe, D. E. LaRowe, C. Magnabosco, L. Y. Yeung, J. L. Ash, and L. T. Bryndzia "The relative abundances of resolved 12CH2D2 and 13CH3D and mechanisms controlling isotopic bond ordering in abiotic and biotic methane gases." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 203 (2017) : 235-264.

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung "Low oxygen and argon in the Neoproterozoic atmosphere at 815 Ma." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 480 (2017) : 66-74.

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, S. Li, I. E. Kohl, J. A. Haslun, N. E. Ostrom, H. Hu, E. A. Schauble, T. P. Fischer, and E. D. Young "Extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N." Science Advances, 3 (2017) : eaao6741.

     
     

    C. T. A. Lee, L. Y. Yeung, R. McKenzie, Y. Yokoyama, K. Ozaki, and A. Lenardic "Two-step rise in atmospheric oxygen linked to the emergence of continents." Nature Geoscience, 9 (2016) : 417-424.

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung "Combinatorial effects on clumped isotopes and their significance in biogeochemistry." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 172 (2016) : 22-38.

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, L. T. Murray, J. L. Ash, E. D. Young, K. A. Boering, E. L. Atlas, S. M. Schauffler, R. A. Lueb, R. L. Langenfelds, P. B. Krummel, L. P. Steele, and S. D. Eastham "Isotopic ordering in atmospheric O2 as a tracer of ozone photochemistry and tropical circulation." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres (2016) Submitted

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, J. L. Ash, and E. D. Young "Biological signatures in clumped isotopes of O2." Science, 348: 431-434.

     
     

    L. Y. Yeung, W. M. Berelson, D. E. Hammond, M. G. Prokopenko, C. Wolfe, and N. Rollins "Upper-ocean gas dynamics for biogeochemical applications using radon profiles in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific." Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 99: 35-45.

     
    Presentations
     Conference abstracts
     

    Contributing author.  "Constraints on marine oxygen cycling and transport from five O2 isotopologues (32O2, 33O2, 34O2, 35O2, and 36O2)." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR. (2/14/18)

     
     

    Contributing author.  "Kinetic isotope effects for O2 air-water gas transfer and implications for estimating marine gross oxygen productivity." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR. (2/14/18)

     
     

    "An extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N: biotic and abiotic contributions." V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France. (8/16/17)

     
     

    "Limits on atmospheric oxygen and argon concentrations at 815 Ma." Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (10/25/17)

     
     

    Contributing author.  "Theoretical calibration of the quartz-water triple oxygen isotope thermometer." Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (10/24/17)

     
     

    Contributing author.  "Triple-oxygen isotope constraints on seawater δ18O and temperature." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (12/14/17)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "EGU2016-10717: Applying clumped isotopes of O2 to atmospheric and biogeochemical problems." European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. (4/21/16)

     
     

    "PP23D-08: "Anticlumping" and Other Combinatorial Effects on Clumped Isotopes: Implications for Tracing Biogeochemical Cycling (Invited." 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

     
     

    "Reaction fingerprinting with clumped isotopes: New approaches to difficult biogeochemical problems." Huiming Bao, Louisiana State University. (10/23/15)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "The chemistry of the atmosphere: A tug-of-war between life and light." Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (11/4/17)

     
     

    "Medal: The diversity of isotopic ordering in small molecules." Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan. (6/28/16)

     
     Other
     

    "March For Science, Houston." (4/22/17)

     
     

    "Where else might there be life? How will we know?." Rice Science Cafe, Black Lab Pub, Houston, TX. (3/1/16)

     
     Posters
     

    Lead author.  "A33K-0330: Isotopic (Re)ordering Signatures of Stratospheric and Tropospheric O2." 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. With Lee Murray, Jeanine Ash, Edward Young, Kristie Boering, Elliot Atlas, Sue Schauffler, Richard Lueb, Ray Langenfelds, Paul Krummel, Paul Steele

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "The push and pull of life and light revealed by clumped isotopes." Department of Earth and Evironmental Sciences, University of Rochester. (1/26/18)

     
     

    "The push and pull of life and light revealed by clumped isotopes." Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University. (2/8/18)

     
     

    "The global nitrogen (N2) cycle: A clumped isotope perspective." Department of Microbiology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (7/11/17)

     
     

    "The global nitrogen (N2) cycle: a clumped isotope perspective." GeoBio Mass Spectrometry Group Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (4/19/17)

     
     

    "A link between ozone photochemistry and atmospheric overturning in the ice-core gas record." Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (5/19/16)

     
     

    "A link between ozone photochemistry and atmospheric overturning in the ice-core record." Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. (4/18/16)

     
     

    "Find the others: Using rare-isotope “clumping” to trace chemistry and transport in the Earth system." Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. (2/9/16)

     
    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     David and Lucile Packard Foundation Science & Engineering Fellowship, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (10/15/17)

     F. W. Clarke Award, The Geochemical Society (4/28/16)

    Positions Held
     Advisory Board Member , Galveston Bay Foundation Water Quality Steering Committee. (2017 - 2017)