Dr. Chang, Su-Chin

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Dr. Chang, Su-Chin

Assistant Professor

I was born and grew up in Taiwan. Prior to joining HKU in 2011, I was an undergraduate student at National Taiwan University, a Ph.D. student at University of California- Berkeley and a postdoc at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. I am a geochemist specializing in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. My work is centered around three fundamental research themes: (1) time scales of biological evolution and mass extinction events, (2) global climate change throughout Earth’s history, and (3) natural hazards. 

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EASC3417    Earth through time
EASC4911    Earth system: contemporary issues
CCST9013    Our Living Environment

Selected Publications

  1. Wang, J., Chang, S., Lu, H., and Zhang, H., 2015. Detrital zircon provenance of the Wangshi and Laiyang groups of the Jiaolai basin: evidence for Early Cretaceous uplift of the Sulu orogen, Eastern China. International Geology Review 58, 719-736.
  2. Chang, S., Hemming, S., Gao, K. and Zhou, C., 2014. 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on Cretaceous fossil-bearing formations near the China-North Korea border. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 396, 93-98.
  3. Chang, S., Zhang, H., Hemming, S., Mesko, G. and Fang,Y. 2012. Chronological evidence for extension of the Jehol Biota into Southern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 344-345, 1-5.
  4. Chang, S., Zhang, H., Renne, P. R. and Fang, Y., 2009. High-precision 40Ar/39Ar age for the Jehol Biota. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 280, 94-104.
  5. Chang, S., Zhang, H., Renne, P. R. and Fang, Y., 2009. High-precision 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on the basal Lanqi Formation and its implications for the origin of angiosperm plants. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 279, 212-221.