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Chen-Tung Arthur Chen

  • PHD
  • Sun Yat-sen Chair Professor
  • National Sun Yat-sen University
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Research interests

Global change (including paleo studies)Ocean acidification (including hydrothermal vents and heavy metals)Nutrients and carbon cycle


Professor Chen has been a Professor of the Department of Oceanography since 1985. He has sat on numerous international committees, including the International Geoshpere-Bioshpere Programme, the IGBP/IHDP/WCRP/DIVERSITAS GCP, MAIRS, SCOR and WOCE. He also served as one of the executives of the JGOFS SSC between 1992–1995. Just prior to that, he had helped to form the Joint JGOFS/LOICZ Marginal Seas Task Team in 1991, and served as its chairman until 1995. Prof. Chen is at present an associate editor of Mar. Chem. (since 1993), Cont. Shelf Res. (Since Oct. 2016), Acta Oceanol. Sin. (Since Oct. 2016), and a member of the editorial board of J. Marine Syst. (since 2001), Acta Oceanol. Sin. (2004 – Sept. 2016) and Cont. Shelf Res. (2007 – Sept. 2016), all SCI journals. He also served as an editor of the J. Oceanogr. between 1998 and 2010. Prof. Chen's specialty is on the nutrients and carbon cycle in the oceans, ocean acidification (including hydrothermal systems), global change (including paleoclimates) and sediment heavy metals. His recent work is across disciplines toward integrated Earth System science on the regional to global scales. Besides having 350 of his own scientific papers published (, He was awarded the highly-coveted 5M¥ Biwako Prize for Ecology from Japan in 1997 and is a Chair Professor of the NSYSU since 2006.

Co-authors (548)

  • Faizan Qaiser
  • Ahmed Rushdi


Continental Shelf Research

Associated Editor

2016 - Present

Acta Oceanologica Sinica

Associated Editor

2016 - Present

Journal of Marine Systems

Editorial Board

2001 - Present

Chinese Journal of Oceanography and Limnology

Editorial Board

1995 - Present

Marine Chemistry

Associate Editor

1993 - Present

Journal of Oceanography


1998 - 2010(12 years)

Publications (5)

  • Deep oceans may acidify faster than anticipated due to global warming

    • Chen C
    • Lui H
    • Hsieh C
    • et al.
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  • Riverine carbon fluxes to the South China Sea

    • Huang T
    • Chen C
    • Tseng H
    • et al.
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  • Re-conceptualizing the Anthropocene: A call for collaboration

    • Brondizio E
    • O'Brien K
    • Bai X
    • et al.
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  • Carbonate chemistry of the Sea of Japan

    • Chen-Tung A. Chen
    • Shu-Lun Wang
    • Bychkov A
  • Equations of State for NaCl, MgCl2, Na2SO4, and MgSO4 Aqueous Solutions at High Pressures

    • Chen C
    • Millero F
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Professional experience

Sun Yat-sen Chair Professor

National Sun Yat-sen University

August 1984 - Present

Education history

Ph. D. in Chemical Oceanography

University of Miami

September 1974 - June 1977(3 years)