Yang Lin

Yang Lin

Assistant Professor

University of Florida

I am an assistant professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department at the University of Florida. My research interests include soil carbon persistence and decomposition, coupled carbon-nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, redox dynamics in upland soils, and biogeochemical implications of climate change and land use. My field sites spans a wide range of ecosystems, including arid grasslands, sub-tropical forests, and agricultural landscapes. I take a variety of analytical approaches to characterize the physical, chemical, and biological properties of plant, soil, and water samples.

I am looking for MSc and PhD students interested in soil carbon and soil health. Check out Opportunities for more information on the application! Get in touch with me via email and twitter!


  • Soil Biogeochemistry
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Applied Statistics


  • PhD in Geography, 2015

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • MSc in Soil Science, 2009

    University of Alberta

  • BSc in Biological Sciences, 2007

    Zhejiang University