Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)
Department of Environment and Geography 
and Centre for Earth Observation Science

588 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
ORCID: 0000-0001-5297-0859


Academic Background

PhD, Peking University (1995) – Environmental Geochemistry
B.Sc., Wuhan University (1990) – Environmental Chemistry


ENVR2550 Environmental Chemistry
ENVR4550 / GEOG7010 Aquatic Chemistry
GEOG4930 / GEOG7930 Chemical Oceanography

Research Interests

I study environmental fate and effects of legacy and emerging contaminants. My recent research focuses on cold-temperature chemical and biogeochemical processes in the Arctic sea ice and marine environment, marine oil spill response, and the interplay between chemical contamination and climate change. Our research methodology bridges and integrates molecular-level chemical processes (supported by the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory) with mesocosm-scale experimentations (supported by the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility and the Churchill Marine Observatory), and field studies in the Arctic and around the world. 

Current and Recent Graduate Students

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Edwards, Brock PhD 0000-0003-0385-9139
Polcwiartek, Katarzyna (Kasia) PhD 0000-0002-7645-9032
Zhang, Kedong (Eric) PhD 0009-0009-4374-7650


Recent and Significant Publications

Wang F., Outridge P.M., Feng, X.-B., Meng B., Heimburger-Boavida L.-E., and Mason R.P. 2019. How closely do mercury trends in fish and other aquatic wildlife track those in the atmosphere? - Implications for evaluating the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention. Sci. Total Environ. 674, 58-70. 

Saiz-Lopez A., Sitkiewicz S., Roca-Sanjuan D., Oliva-Enrich J., Davalos J., Notario R., Jiskra M., Xu Y., Wang F., Thackray C., Sunderland E., Jacob D., Travnikov O., Cuevas C., Acuna A., Rivero D., Plane J., Kinnison D., and Sonke J. 2018. Photoreduction of gaseous oxidized mercury changes global atmospheric mercury speciation, transport and deposition. Nature Comm. 9, 4796
Wang K., Munson, K.M., Beaupre-Laperriere A., Mucci A., Macdonald R.W., and Wang F. 2018. Subsurface seawater methylmercury maximum explains biotic mercury concentrations in the Canadian Arctic. Sci. Rep. 8:14465 

Bailey N., Papakyriakou T., Bartels C., Wang F. 2018. Henry's Law constant for CO2 in aqueous sodium chloride solutions at 1 atm and sub-zero (Celsius) temperatures. Mar. Chem. 207, 26-32. 

Wang F., Pućko M., and Stern G. 2017. Transport and transformation of contaminants in sea ice. In: Sea Ice. 3rd ed. (D.N. Thomas, Ed). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 472-491.