Fangyi TanNanyang Technological University | ntu · Earth Observatory of Singapore
Doctor of Philosophy
I study Holocene relative sea-level changes using coral microatolls and mangrove peat.
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There have been many scientific advances regarding future sea‐level projections, however it is unclear if these have been transferred to assessment reports used by stakeholders. Here, we present a first‐of‐its‐kind comprehensive analysis of regional sea‐level rise (SLR) assessments for the United States (U.S.). We identify variations in time horizo...
Coral microatolls are coral colonies with living polyps on their outer perimeters and distinct morphologies consisting dead upper surfaces with concentric rings in planform. Their upward growth is limited by the lowest tides, allowing them to be used as precise indicators of relative sea-level (RSL) change. Therefore, detail morphological study of...
Coral microatolls are valuable proxies of relative sea-level (RSL) change. These corals grow up and outwards and are limited by surface water heights. Extended periods of low water result in desiccation and death of the exposed living surface. The highest level of survival (HLS) on a coral describes the upper limit to which the coral polyps can sur...
Tropical peatlands store over 75 gigatons of carbon as organic matter that is protected from decomposition and fire by waterlogging if left undrained. Over millennia, this organic matter builds up between channels or rivers into gently mounded shapes called peat domes. Measurements of peat accumulation and water flow suggest that tropical peat dome...
This project seeks to characterize and understand the morphology of peatlands. We examine how the changing morphology of peatlands is constrained by ecosystem and hydrologic processes, and conversely how peatland morphology can be used to make inferences about these processes.