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Susan Lang

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-8832
Office: EWS, Room 401
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf] 
Lang Biogeochemistry Lab
Dr. Susan Lang


  • Biogeochemistry & Geochemistry
  • Coastal Processes
  • Earth Systems
  • Volcanology, Geochemistry & Petrology
  • Oceanography
  • Water Resources & Hydrology


Assistant Professor, SEOE.  Aqueous biogeochemistry; water-rock-microbe interactions, particularly in hydrothermal and subsurface systems; stable (13C, 15N, 34S) and radiocarbon (14C) isotopes of organic molecules; serpentinization as a source of energy for microbes and the abiotic synthesis of organic molecules; past, present, and future cycling of carbon and nitrogen through the environment.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.