Wendy Yang

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Research Interests

Prof. Yang holds appointments in Plant Biology and Geology. Her research is in terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology with a focus on determining rates and drivers of chemical transformations in the environment, and particularly in soils. Her group investigates controls on greenhouse gas emissions, soil nitrogen and carbon dynamics, and the coupling of biogeochemical cycles beyond carbon and nitrogen. The group also develops novel methodological approaches using tracer and natural abundance stable isotope techniques.  See link below for a detailed web site.


  • GEOL/IB 488: Environmental Stable Isotopes  
  • IB 100: Biology in Today's World
  • IB 452: Ecosystem Ecology

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Research Output 2006 2019

Comparing DNA, RNA and protein levels for measuring microbial dynamics in soil microcosms amended with nitrogen fertilizer

Orellana, L. H., Hatt, J. K., Iyer, R., Chourey, K., Hettich, R. L., Spain, J. C., Yang, W. H., Chee-Sanford, J. C., Sanford, R. A., Löffler, F. E. & Konstantinidis, K. T., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 17630.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Dynamic Controls on Field-Scale Soil Nitrous Oxide Hot Spots and Hot Moments Across a Microtopographic Gradient

Krichels, A. H. & Yang, W. H., Nov 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 124, 11, p. 3618-3634 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dynamic control
soil emission
nitrous oxides
Nitrous Oxide
nitrous oxide

Ecological and Genomic Attributes of Novel Bacterial Taxa That Thrive in Subsurface Soil Horizons

Brewer, T. E., Aronson, E. L., Arogyaswamy, K., Billings, S. A., Botthoff, J. K., Campbell, A. N., Dove, N. C., Fairbanks, D., Gallery, R. E., Hart, S. C., Kaye, J., King, G., Logan, G., Lohse, K. A., Maltz, M. R., Mayorga, E., O'Neill, C., Owens, S. M., Packman, A., Pett-Ridge, J. & 5 others, Plante, A. F., Richter, D. D., Silver, W. L., Yang, W. H. & Fierer, N., Oct 1 2019, In : mBio. 10, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Effects of triclosan and triclocarban on denitrification and N2O emissions in paddy soil

Chen, S., Chee-Sanford, J. C., Yang, W. H., Sanford, R. A., Chen, J., Yan, X. & Shan, J., Dec 10 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 695, 133782.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Historical soil drainage mediates the response of soil greenhouse gas emissions to intense precipitation events

Krichels, A., Delucia, E. H., Sanford, R. A., Chee-Sanford, J. & Yang, W., Feb 15 2019, In : Biogeochemistry. 142, 3, p. 425-442 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil drainage
soil gas
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases


Data for: Effects of an invasive perennial forb on gross soil nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide fluxes

Portier, E. (Creator), Silver, W. (Creator), Yang, W. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 16 2018