Yajuan Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biogeochemistry, Duke Kunshan University

Biological Oceanography, Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Carbon Cycling, Water Quality

Dr. Yajuan Lin is a biological oceanographer studying carbon export in the sunlit surface oceans and how it is influenced by microbial communities. In particular, Dr. Lin is interested in carbon cycling in the polar oceans as well as within the tropical coral reefs, both are highly sensitive to climate change. Dr. Lin received her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University in 2013, and B.S. in Geology with a dual degree in Life Sciences from Peking University in 2007. Before joining DKU, Dr. Li did her postdoc at Duke and in IUEM in France. She has participated in multiple large scale international expeditions, including the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition and TARA Pacific.

Lin, Y., Gifford, S., Ducklow, H., Schofield, O., and Cassar, N. (2019). Towards quantitative microbiome community profiling using internal standards. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85.5: e02634-18.

Wang, S., Lin, Y., Gifford, S., Eveleth, R., & Cassar, N. (2018). Linking patterns of net community production and marine microbial community structure in the western North Atlantic. ISME J., DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0163-4.

Lin, Y., Cassar, N., Marchetti, C., Moreno, A., Ducklow, H., and Li, Z. (2017). Specific eukaryotic plankton are good predictors of net community production in the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Scientific Reports, 7, 14845.

Eveleth, R., Cassar, N., Sherrell, R.M., Ducklow, H., Meredith, M.P., Venables, H.J., Lin, Y., Li, Z. (2016). Ice melt influence on summertime net community production along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 139, 77-88.

Larkin, A., Blinebry, S., Howes, C., Lin, Y., Loftus, S., Schmaus, C., Zinser, E., and Johnson, Z. (2016). Niche partitioning and biogeography of high light adapted Prochlorococcus across taxonomic ranks in the North Pacific. ISME J., 10(7), 1555-1567.

Ribalet, F., Swalwell, J., Clayton, S., Jiménez, V., Sudek, S., Lin, Y., Johnson, Z., Worden, A., and Armbrust, E. V. (2015). Light-driven synchrony of Prochlorococcus growth and mortality in the subtropical Pacific gyre. PNAS, 112(26), 8008-8012.