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Fiona Tang


Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Crop Production Ecology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

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Research Interests

My research interest lies in understanding the complex feedback between hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and anthroposphere. In particular, I focus on investigating the control of climate and anthropogenic activities on the fate and dynamics of nutrients and contaminants. My research makes use of computational techniques to identify regions susceptible to climate and environmental change at regional, continental, and global scales. 


Selected publications

Recent publications:

Tang F.H.M., Lenzen M., McBratney A., Maggi F., (2021). Risk of pesticide pollution at the global scale. Nature Geosciences, 14(4), 206-210.

Tang F.H.M., Maggi F., (2021). Pesticide mixtures in soil: a global outlook. Environmental Research Letters, 16(4), 044051,

Pasut C., Tang F.H.M., Hamilton D., Riley W.J., Maggi F., (2021). Spatio‐temporal assessment of GHG emissions and nutrient sequestration linked to agronutrient runoff in global wetlands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, e2020GB006816.

Guglielmo M., Zambonini D., Porta G., Malik A., Tang F.H.M., Maggi F. (2021). Time-and depth-resolved mechanistic assessment of water stress in Australian ecosystems under the CMIP6 scenarios. Advances in Water Resources, 148, 103837.

Pasut C., Tang F.H.M., Hamilton D.P., Maggi F. (2021). Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Elemental Fluxes in the Soil and Exchanges with the Atmosphere in Australian Tropical, Temperate, and Arid Wetlands. Atmosphere, 12(1), 42.

Tang F.H.M., la Cecilia D., Vervoort R.W., Coleman N.V., Conoley C., Maggi F., (2020). A simple pre-factor for contaminant biodegradation potential and its application to pesticides risk assessment. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 175, 108-120.

Maggi F., la Cecilia D., Tang F.H.M., and McBratney A., (2020). The global environmental hazard of glyphosate use. Science of The Total Environment, 717, 137167.

Nguyen T.H., Tang F.H.M., and Maggi F. (2020). Sinking of microbial-associated microplastics in natural waters. Plos one, 15(2), e0228209.

Pasut C., Tang F.H.M., and Maggi F., (2020). A mechanistic analysis of wetland biogeochemistry in response to temperature, vegetation, and nutrient input changes. JGR: Biogeosciences, e2019JG005437.

Coleman N.V., Rich D.J., Tang F.H.M., Vervoort R.W., Maggi F., (2020). Biodegradation and Abiotic Degradation of Trifluralin: A Commonly Used Herbicide with a Poorly Understood Environmental Fate. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(17), 10399-10410.

Ceriotti G., Tang F.H.M., Maggi, F., (2020). Similarities and differences in the sensitivity of soil organic matter (SOM) dynamics to biogeochemical parameters for different vegetation inputs and climates. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 34(12), 2229-2244.

la Cecilia D., Porta G. M., Tang F.H.M., Riva M., & Maggi F. (2020). Probabilistic indicators for soil and groundwater contamination risk assessment. Ecological Indicators, 115, 106424.

Tang F.H.M., Riley W.J., and Maggi F. (2019). Hourly and daily rainfall intensification causes opposing effects on C and N emissions, storage, and leaching in dry and wet grasslands. Biogeochemistry, 144(2), 197-214.

Tang F.H.M., Jeffries T., Vervoort R.W., Conoley C., Coleman N., and Maggi F., (2019). Microcosm experiments and kinetic modeling of glyphosate biodegradation in soils and sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 658, 105-115.

Maggi F., Tang F.H.M., la Cecilia D., and McBratney A. (2019). PEST-CHEMGRIDS, global gridded maps of the top 20 crop-specific pesticide application rates from 2015 to 2025. Scientific Data - Nature, 6(1), 1-20.