Dr. George T. F. Wong
  │ Research Interests │ Publications │ 中文 │

Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
128 Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang Taipei, Taiwan 115 ROC
Title:Distinguished Research Fellow
TEL:886-2-2653-9885 ext.:856


1976 Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceano-graphic Institution,
Oceanogra-phy/Marine Geochemistry
1973 M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oceanogra-phy/Marine Geo-chemistry
1971 B.S. California State University, Los Angeles, Chemis-try (with Honors and Departmental Honors)

Positions Held

2006-present Distinguished Research Fellow
and Deputy Director
Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan
2006-present Professor emeritus Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia, USA
2005-present Member, Science Advisory Committee State Key Laboratory in Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University) Xiamen , China
2000-present Visiting Professor College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Xiamen University Xiamen , China
1976-2006 Professor (1987-2006)
Associate Professor (1982-1987)
Assistant Professor (1976-1982)
Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University  

Research Interests

Processes controlling the speciation of trace elements in the aquatic environment: biological-chemical interactions, photochemical reactions;
Atmospheric forcing on ocean biogeochemistry;
Marine carbon cycle;
Analytical chemistry of natural waters


    1. Tung-Yuan Ho* ,Wen-Chen Chou, Ching-Ling Wei,Fei-Jan Lin, George T. F. Wong, Hui-Ling Lin, 2010, “Trace metal cycling in the surface water of the South China Sea: Vertical fluxes, composition, and sources ”, LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, 55(4),1-14.
    2. Hsu, S.-C., G. T. F. Wong, G.-C. Gong, F.-K. Shiah, Y.-T. Huang, S.-J. Kao, F. Tsai, S.-C. C. Lung, F.-J. Lin, I-I Lin, C.-C. Hung, C.-M. Tseng, 2010, “Sources, solubility,and dry deposition of aerosol trace elements over the East China Sea”, Marine Chemistry, 120,116-127.
    3. I. I. Lin,Chuanmin Hu,Yuan Hui Li,Tung-Yuan Ho,Tobias Fischer,George T. F. Wong,Jingfeng Wu,Chih Wei Huang,D. Allen Chu,Dong San Ko,Jen Ping Chen, 2010, “Fertilization potential of volcanic dust in the low nutrient low chlorophyll western North Pacific subtropical gyre: Satellite evidence and laboratory study”, GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, VOL. 24, XXXXXX.
    4. George T.F. Wong , Yao-Chu Wu, Kuo-Yuan Li, 2010, “Winkler's method overestimates dissolved oxygen in natural waters: Hydrogen peroxide interference and its implications”, MARINE CHEMISTRY, 122 (2010) 83–90.
    5. David D. Sheu,Wen Chen Chou,Ching Ling Wei, Wei Ping Hou, G. T. F. Wong,Chia Wei Hsu, 2010, “Influence of El Niño on the sea to air CO2 flux at the SEATS time series site, northern South China Sea”, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, C10021.
    6. I I Lin,Chun Chi Lien,Chau Ron Wu,George T. F. Wong,Chih Wei Huang ,Tzu Ling Chiang, 2010, “Enhanced primary production in the oligotrophic South China Sea by eddy injection in spring”, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 37, L16602.
    7. George T.F. Wong *,Kuo-Yuan Li, 2009, “Winkler's method overestimates dissolved oxygen in seawater: Iodate interference and its oceanographic implications”, Marine Chemistry, periodical 115,86-91. (SCI)
    8. Wong, G. T. F.*, X.-H. Cheng, 2008, “Dissolved inorganic and organic iodine in the Chesapeake Bay and adjacent Atlantic waters: Speciation changes through an estuarine system”, Marine Chemistry, 111, 221-232. (SCI)
    9. Wong, G. T. F.*, L.-S. Zhang, 2008, “The kinetics of the reactions between iodide and hydrogen peroxide in seawater”, MARINE CHEMISTRY, 111, 22-29. (SCI)
    10. Wong, G. T. F. and X.-H. Cheng (2008). Dissolved inorganic and organic iodine in the Chesapeake Bay and adjacent Atlantic waters: Speciation changes through an estuarine system. Marine Chemistry, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2008.05.006, in press.
    11. Wong, G. T. F. and L.-S. Zhang (2008). The kinetics of the reactions between iodide and hydrogen peroxide in seawater. Marine Chemistry, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2007.04.007, in press.
    12. Tseng, C.-M., G. T. F. Wong, W.-C. Chou, B.-S. Lee, D.-D. Sheu and K.-K. Liu (2007). Temporal variations in the carbonate system in the upper layer at the SEATS station. Deep-Sea Research II, 54, 1448-1468, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.05.003.
    13. Chou, W.-C., D. D. Sheu, B. S. Lee, C. M. Tseng, C. T. A. Chen, S. L. Wang and G. T. F. Wong (2007). Depth distributions of alkalinity, TCO 2 and 13 C TCO2 at the SEATS time-series site, northern South China Sea : controlling processes and anthropogenic CO 2 influence. Deep-Sea Research II, 54, 1469-1485, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.05.002.
    14. Lin, I.-I., J.-P. Chen, G.T.F. Wong, C.-W. Huang and C.-C. Lien (2007). Aerosol Input to the South China Sea: Results from the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer, the Quick Scatterometer, and the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere sensor. Deep-Sea Research II, 54, 1589-1601, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.05.013.
    15. Wong, G. T. F., C.-M. Tseng, L.-S. Wen and S.-W, Chung (2007). Nutrient dynamics and nitrate anomaly at the SEATS station. Deep-Sea Research II, 54, 1528-1545, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.05.011.
    16. Wong, G. T. F.*, T.-L. Ku, M. Mulholland, C.-M. Tseng and D.-P. Wang, 2007, “The SouthEast Asian time-series study (SEATS) and the biogeochemistry of the South China Sea - An overview”, DEEP SEA RESEARCH PART II TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY, 54, 1434-1447.
    17. Shang, S., C. Zhang, H. Hong, Q. Liu, G. T. F. Wong, C. Hu, and B. Huang (2005). Hydrographic and biological changes in the Taiwan Strait during the 1997-1998 El Nino winter. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L11601, doi:10.1029/2005GL022578.
    18. Tseng, C.-M., G.T.F. Wong, I.-I. Lin, C.-R. Wu and K.-K. Liu (2005). A unique seasonal pattern in phytoplankton biomass in low-latitude waters in the South China Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L08608, doi:10.1029/1004GL022111.
    19. Hung, C.-C., G.T.F. Wong and W.M. Dunstan (2005). Iodate reduction activity in nitrate reductase extracts from marine phytoplankton. Bulletin of Marine Science, 76, 61-72.
    20. Wong, G.T.F., C.-C. Hung and G.-C. Gong (2004). Dissolved iodine species in the East China Sea - A complementary tracer for upwelling water on the shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 1465-1484.
    21. Lin, I.I., W.T. Liu, C.-C. Wu, G.T.F. Wong, C. Hu, Z. Chen, W.-D. Liang, Y. Yang and K.-K. Liu (2003). New evidence for enhanced ocean primary production triggered by tropical cyclone. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(13), 1718, doi:10.1029/2003GL017141.
    22. Wong, G.T.F. and L.-S. Zhang (2003). Seasonal variations in the speciation of dissolved iodine in the Chesapeake Bay. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 56, 1093-1106.
    23. Wong, G.T.F. and L.-S. Zhang (2003). The geochemical dynamics of iodine in marginal seas: the southern East China Sea. Deep-Sea Research II, 50, 1147-1162.
    24. Wong, G.T.F., W.M. Dunstan and D.-B. Kim (2003). The decomposition of hydrogen peroxide by marine phytoplankton. Oceanologica Acta, 26, 191-198.
    25. Wong, G. T. F., S. -W. Chung, F. -K. Shiah, C. -C. Chen, C. -S. Wen and K. -K. Liu (2002). Nitrate anomaly in the upper nutricline in the northern South China Sea - Evidence for nitrogen fixation. Geophysical Research Letter, 29(23), 2097, doi:10.1029/2002GL015786.
    26. Wong, G. T. F., Piumsomboon and W. M. Dunstan (2002). The transformation of iodate to iodide in marine phytoplankton cultures. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 237, 27-39.
    27. Wong, A. Y. L. and G. T. F. Wong (2001). The effect of spectral composition on the photochemical production of hydrogen peroxide in natural waters. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 12, 695-704.
    28. Wong, G. T. F. and X. H. Cheng (2001). Dissolved organic iodine in marine waters: Role in the estuarine geochemistry of iodine. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 3, 257-263.
    29. Wong, G. T. F. and X. -H Cheng (2001). The formation of iodide in marine waters from the photochemical decomposition of dissolved organic iodine. Marine Chemistry, 74, 53-64.
    30. Wong, G. T. F. (2001). Coupling iodine speciation to primary, regenerated and "new" production: A re-evaluation. Deep-Sea Research I, 48, 1459-1476.
    31. Wong, G. T. F. and C. -C. Hung (2001). Speciation of dissolved iodine: Integrating nitrate uptake over time in the oceans. Continental Shelf Research, 21, 113-128.