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Shuang-Ye Wu 

Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton

Dr. Shuang-Ye Wu is a climatologist working in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at University of Dayton. Her research focuses on how climate change alters the hydrologic cycle and the consequent precipitation patterns and the impacts of vegetation covers. In particular, she is interested in changes in extreme events such as extreme storms, floods and droughts.  She also collaborates with other colleagues on reconstructing past climate records from ice cores. Dr. Wu has published 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (until 2021), and obtained grants from NSF, EPA and other funding agencies. Dr. Wu obtained her Master and PhD degrees from University of Cambridge in UK, majoring in environmental geography. She is currently teaching courses in the Earth system science, climate change, and geographic information systems at UD.

Featured Publications

Li Wang, Yanning Qiu, Zhiyong Han, Chi Xu, Shuang-Ye Wu, Yao Wang, Milena Holmgren, Zhiwei Xu (2021). Climate, topography and anthropogenic effects on desert greening: A 40-year satellite monitoring in the Tengger desert, northern China. Catena, 2022, 209: 105851

Yuan, W., Wu, S. Y., Hou, S., Xu, Z., Pang, H., & Lu, H. (2021). Projecting Future Vegetation Change for Northeast China Using CMIP6 Models. Remote Sensing, 13(17), 3531.

Hou, S., Zhang, W., Fang, L., Jenk, T. M., Wu, S., Pang, H., & Schwikowski, M. (2021). Brief communication: New evidence further constraining Tibetan ice core chronologies to the Holocene. The Cryosphere, 15(4), 2109-2114.

Bedaso, Z., & Wu, S. Y. (2021). Linking precipitation and groundwater isotopes in Ethiopia-Implications from local meteoric water lines and isoscapes. Journal of Hydrology, 596, 126074. 

Bedaso, Z., & Wu, S. Y. (2020). Daily precipitation isotope variation in Midwestern United States: Implication for hydroclimate and moisture source. Science of The Total Environment, 713, 136631. 

Li, Y., An, W., Pang, H., Wu, S. Y., Tang, Y., Zhang, W., & Hou, S.  (2020) Variations of stable isotopic composition in atmospheric water vapor and their controlling factors–a six‐year continuous sampling study in Nanjing, Eastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, e2019JD031697.

Liu, K., Hou, S., Wu, S., Zhang, W., Zou, X., Yu, J., … & Wang, J. (2020). Assessment of heavy metal contamination in the atmospheric deposition during 1950–2016 AD from a snow pit at Dome A, East Antarctica. Environmental Pollution, 115848.

Pang, H., Hou, S., Zhang, W., Wu, S., Jenk, T. M., Schwikowski, M., & Jouzel, J. (2020). Temperature trends in the northwestern Tibetan Plateau constrained by ice core water isotopes over the past 7,000 years. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(19), e2020JD032560.

Liu, K., Hou, S., Wu, S., Pang, H., Zhang, W., Song, J., … & Wang, J. The atmospheric iron variations during 1950–2016 recorded in snow at Dome Argus, East Antarctica. Atmospheric Research, 248, 105263.

Zou, X., Hou, S., Wu, S-Y., Zhang, W., Liu, K., Yu, J., Liu, Y. & Pang, H. (2020). An assessment of natural and anthropogenic trace elements in the atmospheric deposition during 1776–2004 AD using the Miaoergou ice core, eastern Tien Shan, China. Atmospheric Environment, 221, 117112.

Bedaso, Z., & Wu, S.-Y. (2020). Daily precipitation isotope variation in Midwestern United States: Implication for hydroclimate and moisture source. Science of the Total Environment, 136631.

Bedaso, Z. K., DeLuca, N. M., Levin, N. E., Zaitchik, B. F., Waugh, D. W., Wu, S. Y., Harman, C. J. & Shanko, D. (2019). Spatial and temporal variation in the isotopic composition of Ethiopian precipitation. Journal of Hydrology, 124364.

Xu, Z., Hu, R., Wang, K., Mason, J. A., Wu, S. Y., & Lu, H. (2018) Recent greening (1981-2013) in the Mu Us dune field, north-central China, and its potential causes. Land Degradation & Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2910.

An, W., Hou, S., Zhang, Q., Zhang, W., Wu, S-Y., Xu, H., & Liu, Y. (2017) Enhanced recent local moisture recycling on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau deduced from ice core deuterium excess records. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD027235

Zhang, W., Hou, S., Liu, Y., Wu, S-Y., An, W., Pang, H., & Wang, C. (2017). A high-resolution atmospheric dust record for 1810-2004 AD derived from an ice core in eastern Tien Shan, Central Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD026699

Wang, Y., Thomas, E.R., Hou, S., Huai, B., Wu, S-Y., Sun, W., Qi, S., Ding, M. and Zhang, Y. (2017) Snow accumulation variability over the West Antarctic Ice Sheet since 1900: a comparison of ice core records with ERA-20C reanalysis. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075135.

Wu, S-Y., & Hou, S. (2017). Impact of icebergs on net primary productivity in the Southern Ocean. The Cryosphere, 11(2), 707. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-707-2017.

Zhang M., Du S.Q., Wu Y.J., Wen J.H., Wang C.X, Xu M., Wu S-Y. (2017). Spatiotemporal changes in frequencies and intensities of high temperature events in China over 1961–2010. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 27(9): 1027-1043. DOI: 10.1007/s11442-017-1419-z.

An, W., Hou, S., Hu, Y., & Wu, S-Y. (2017). Delayed warming hiatus over the Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Space Science, 4(3), 128-137. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000179.

Boyle, J., Sheets, H. D., Wu, S-Y., Goldman, D., Melchin, M. J., Cooper, R. A., & Mitchell, C. E. (2017). The impact of geographic range, sampling, ecology, and time on extinction risk in the volatile clade Graptoloida. Paleobiology, Paleobiology, 43(1), 85-113. https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2016.33

Wu, Y., Wu, S-Y., Wen, J., Tagle, F., Xu, M., & Tan, J. (2016). Future Changes in Mean and Extreme Monsoon Precipitation in the Middle and Lower Yangtze River Basin, China, in the CMIP5 Models. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17(11), 2785-2797. https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-16-0033.1

An, W., Hou, S., Zhang, W., Wu, S-Y, Xu, H., Pang, H., & Liu, Y. (2016). Possible recent warming hiatus on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau derived from ice core records. Scientific Reports, 6. DOI: 10.1038/srep32813

Jia, X., Yi, S., Sun, Y., Wu S-Y., & Lu, H.. (2016) Spatial and temporal variations in prehistoric human settlement and their influencing factors on the south bank of the Xar Maron River, Northeast China.  Frontiers of Earth Science (2016):1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s11707-016-0572-5.

Jia, X., Sun, Y., Wang, L., Sun, W., Zhao, Z., Lee, H.F., Huang, W., Wu, S-Y. and Lu, H., (2016). The transition of human subsistence strategies in relation to climate change during the Bronze Age in the West Liao River Basin, Northeast China. The Holocene, 26(5), pp.781-789.

Wu, S-Y., Hou S. (2016) Impact of icebergs on the net primary productivity of the Southern Ocean, The Cryosphere Discussion. doi:10.5194/tc-2016-166.

Zhao, L., Ma, C., Tang, L., Liu, K. B., Mao, L., Zhang, Y., Wu, S-Y., & Tu, Q. (2016). Investigation of peat sediments from Daiyun Mountain in southeast China: late Holocene vegetation, climate and human impact. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 25(4), 359-373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-016-0554-2

An, W., Hou, S., Zhang, W., Wang, Y., Liu, Y., Wu, S-Y, and Pang, H. (2016) Significant recent warming over the northern Tibetan Plateau from ice core δ18O records, Clim. Past, 12, 1-11, www.clim-past.net/12/1/2016/; doi:10.5194/cp-12-1-2016, 2016.

Sun, X., Li, Y., Feng, X., Lu, C., Lu, H., Yi, S., .. & Wu, S-Y. (2016). Pedostratigraphy of aeolian deposition near the Yunxian Man site on the Hanjiang River terraces, Yunxian Basin, central China. Quaternary International, 400, 187-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.034