I’m currently a postdoctoral associate in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), advised by Prof. Mick Follows. Before coming to MIT, I completed my PhD in Environmental Sciences at Peking University, advised by Dr. Yong Liu.
I take a modeling approach to understand the interactions between the global cycles of climatically important elements and microbial activities in aquatic ecosystems (both ocean and lakes). More specifically, I am interested in how to understand and represent the role of unresolved features in current biogeochemistry and earth system models (e.g., diel cycle, (sub)mesoscale physic, diversity of phenotypes, flexible elemental composition of microorganisms, and elemental cycles within lakes) and evaluate their sensitivity and potential feedback to changes in climate.
|Nov 3, 2022||Our paper Single cell measurements and modelling reveal substantial organic carbon acquisition by Prochlorococcus is published in Nature Microbiology, covered by MIT News.|
|Jun 2, 2022||Our paper Imbalance of global nutrient cycles exacerbated by the greater retention of phosphorus over nitrogen in lakes is published in Nature Geoscience|
|May 4, 2022||Our paper PlanktonIndividuals.jl: A GPU supported individual-based phytoplankton life cycle model is published in Journal of Open Source Software|