Wei Wu

Current Students and Post-Doc

Lina Fu

Lina Fu, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory


Research Interests

  • Soil Biogeochemistry: Soil Carbon Cycle/ Dynamics i.e. soil Lina Fu, Gulf Coast Research Laboratoryrespiration, soil microbial biomass carbon, particularly carbon variations in riparian areas; Impacts of global climate change on carbon cycling;
  • Wetland Ecology: wetland conservation, restoration and management; currently working on monitoring photosynthesis rates at the oil spill impacted salt marshes.


Chongfeng Gong


Chongfeng Gong, post-doctoral student at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Research interests: I earned my Ph.D. of Landscape Ecology at Sun Yat-sen University (China) in Dec. 2010. Since Jun. 2011, I have worked as a postdoc at GCRL, USM with Dr. Wei Wu. I am working on 1) modeling the historical urban change using sub-pixel remote sensing algorithm; 2) modeling the effects of BP oil spill on the coastal marsh (Spartina Alterniflora) along the Gulf of Mexico; 3) modeling the impacts of sea level rise on the coastal marsh.

Hailong Huang

Ph.D. student

Hailong Huang, Ph.D. Student at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

My Ph.D. study began in the summer of 2012. It is focused on hydrochemical modeling of the response of high elevation watersheds to climate changes and atmospheric deposition, supported by the EPA. Various tools and information are involved, including computer programming, statistical analysis, GIS, and biogeochemical experiments. I am also helping with other two projects, related to sea-level rise and the BP oil spill. I feel excited about the challenges and opportunities brought by this work and I look forward to collaborating with people from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.