Dr. Chang, Su-Chin

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Dr. Chang, Su-Chin

Associate 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
EASC6007 Mass Extinctions
CCST9013 Our Living Environment

Selected Publications

  1. Zheng, D., Chang, S., Algeo, T., Zhang, H., Wang, B., Wang, H., Wang, J., Feng, C., and Xu. H., 2020. Age constraint for an early Famennian forest and its implications for Frasnian-Famennian boundary in West Junggar,   Northwest China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 552, 109749.
  2. Zheng, D., Chang, S., Wang, H., Fang, Y., Wang, J., Feng, C., Xie, G., Jarzembowski, E. A., Zhang, H., and Wang, B., 2018. Middle-Late Triassic insect radiation revealed by diverse fossils and isotopic ages from China. Science Advances 4, eaat 1380.
  3. Zheng, D., Chang, S., Perrichot, V., Dutta, S., Rudra, A., Mu, L., Kelly, R. S., Li, S., Zhang, Q, Zhang, Q., Wong, J., Wang, J., Wang, H., Fang, Y., Zhang, H., and Wang, B., 2018. A Late Cretaceous amber biota from central Myanmar. Nature Communications 9, 3170. 
  4. Wang, J., Ye, Y., Pei, R., Tian, Y., Feng, C., Zheng, D., and Chang, S., 2018. Age of Jurassic basal sauropods in Sichuan, China: A reappraisal of basal sauropod evolution. GSA Bulletin 130, 1493-1500. 
  5. Chang, S., Gao, K., Zhou, C., and Jourdan, F., 2017. New chronostratigraphic constraints on the Yixian Formation with implications for the Jehol Biota. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 487, 399-406.